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Karthus Build Guides, Runes and Items

Karthus The Deathsinger

Find the best Karthus build guides for League of Legends S14 Patch 14.8. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Karthus build for the S14 meta. Learn more about Karthus' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 9 Builds
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus FAST ULTI CD Patch 8.24 Dark Hervest

Build by animeexxx updated December 11, 2018
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus support 2.0

Build by Snezit updated November 20, 2018
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus ARAM run it down mid build 70%+ winrate easy games e

Build by woohoobb updated November 23, 2018
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Pre-season Build

Build by Kertze4 updated December 2, 2018
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Agony, Ecstasy, Peace. Karthus Support Guide.

Build by Ditsunai updated November 26, 2018
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus ONE SHOT (Top/Mid)

Build by Warrion99 updated November 20, 2018
Season 8 Guides
9.8
44
Votes
1
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[8.14][EU MASTER] Karthus Mid and Top Guide by Wengster

Guide by TheWengster updated July 19, 2018
  • In-depth
8.1
22
Votes
6
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Sir Farmalot - A guide to becoming rich as hell

Guide by Fellish updated July 6, 2018
8.9
15
Votes
1
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[7.24] 85% W/R Diamond Karthus: Death Defied

Guide by EvilLurker updated December 9, 2017
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

7.15; Sing with your final breath!

Guide by XerxikLinaak updated December 16, 2017
Season 8 Builds
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Fast Boy Karthus

Build by FeelToxicMan updated November 13, 2018
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Mid s8

Build by cHASE319 updated November 7, 2018
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus TOP and MID (OneShot)

Build by Warrion99 updated October 28, 2018
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus support

Build by Snezit updated November 2, 2018
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

PRO AS HECK GUIDE TO SPAWN KARTHUS

Build by xMisaka updated October 30, 2018
8.6
26
Votes
5
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Support Win Rate 68% Karthus Support/Late Game Carry / How t

Build by SlowInHurry updated October 24, 2018
8.6
25
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5
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Oneshot Karthus

Build by Warrion99 updated August 19, 2018
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus (gone wrong)

Build by Thoulas updated July 14, 2018
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus guide

Build by Hinoteryuu updated June 14, 2018
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Personal Karthus Build - Potokeł

Build by Potokel updated April 19, 2018
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Karthus Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Karthus we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Karthus, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Karthus this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 14.7. However, if you are a new Karthus player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Karthus!

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Patch 14.7: 29,053 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 64% Pickrate

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 19% Pickrate

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 15% Pickrate

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
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Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 56% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 23% Pickrate

Flash Scorchclaw Smite

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 9% Pickrate

Exhaust Gustwalker Smite

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 66% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 51%

Win Rate 19% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 51%

Win Rate 77% Pickrate

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Patch 14.7: 29,053 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 81% Pickrate

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 8% Pickrate

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
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Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 7% Pickrate

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 81% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 9% Pickrate

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 2% Pickrate

Exhaust Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 94% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 55%

Win Rate 19% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 54%

Win Rate 44% Pickrate

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Our Stats Powered By LeagueOfGraphs.com LogoOpen In New Window
Patch 14.7: 29,053 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 46% Pickrate

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune:
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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune:
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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 24% Pickrate

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:
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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 17% Pickrate

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:
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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:

Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 47% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 29% Pickrate

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 7% Pickrate

Exhaust Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 78% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 53%

Win Rate 19% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 55%

Win Rate 43% Pickrate

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Karthus Counters

Learn Karthus' counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Karthus guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Karthus JUNGLE in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Karthus. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

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Karthus' Abilities

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