Karthus
tier-2
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Q

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W

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E

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R

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Toughest Matchups:
Graves
36.2%
Nidalee
42.2%
Diana
45.8%
Udyr
47.4%
Rek'Sai
47.8%
Morgana
49.3%
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Karthus's Statistics

Playing against Karthus

Key Insights
If
Q
only hits one enemy, it deals double damage.
Q
and
W
reveal their affected areas.
E
deals an extra tick of damage when Karthus recasts it.
R
damages all targetable enemy champions.
Power Spike
Even if Karthus is killed first, he continues fighting with
P
, giving his team an advantage in fights since enemy resources were used on him.
Forces enemies to play with a "lower HP bar" since he can cast
R
at any point to finish them off.
Synergizes well with
Liandry's Anguish
,
Horizon Focus
,
Rabadon's Deathcap
,
Zhonya's Hourglass
, and
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
. Can opt for
Night Harvester
or
Luden's Tempest
for more burst.
Vulnerable
Completely immobile, leaving him vulnerable to ganks.
When fighting, if Karthus misses a single
Q
, it's much harder for him to land one.
Buying
Edge of Night
/
Hexdrinker
as an AD champion,
Banshee's Veil
as a mage, or
Locket of the Iron Solari
as a support/tank will aid in negating
R
's damage.
Win Rate
52.6%
(+2.0%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate
2.1%
(-0.2%)
vs last patch
Ban Rate
1.7%
(-0.8%)
vs last patch
DMG/min
945
(-21)
vs last patch

Highest Win % Recommended Build

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Summoner Spells

Starting Items

Hailblade
Refillable Potion
Stealth Ward
Oracle Lens

Core Build Path: 54.79% Win Rate (898 Games)

Sorcerer's Shoes
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Lost Chapter
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Fiendish Codex
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Liandry's Anguish
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Stopwatch
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Seeker's Armguard
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Zhonya's Hourglass

Core Final Build: 53.08% Win Rate (130 Games)

Sorcerer's Shoes
Liandry's Anguish
Zhonya's Hourglass
Morellonomicon
Rabadon's Deathcap
Void Staff

Runes: 57.58% Win Rate (66 Games)

Domination
Dark Harvest
Damaging a low health champion inflicts adaptive damage and harvests a soul from the victim.
Taste of Blood
Heal when you damage an enemy champion.
Eyeball Collection
Collect eyeballs for champion takedowns. Gain permanent AD or AP, adaptive for each eyeball plus bonus upon collection completion.
Ravenous Hunter
Unique takedowns grant permanent Omnivamp.
Precision
Presence of Mind
Increase your mana or energy regeneration when damaging an enemy champion. Takedowns restore mana or energy.
Coup de Grace
Deal more damage to low health enemy champions.
Adaptive Force
+6 AD or +10 AP
Adaptive Force
+6 AD or +10 AP
Armor
+5 Armor
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Skill Order

Q

E

W

Damage Breakdown

95% AP

Most Frequent Recommended Build

Summoner Spells

Starting Items

Hailblade
Refillable Potion
Stealth Ward

Core Build Path: 54.63% Win Rate (1116 Games)

Sorcerer's Shoes
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Lost Chapter
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Fiendish Codex
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Liandry's Anguish
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Stopwatch
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Fiendish Codex
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Seeker's Armguard
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Zhonya's Hourglass

Core Final Build: 53.08% Win Rate (130 Games)

Sorcerer's Shoes
Liandry's Anguish
Zhonya's Hourglass
Morellonomicon
Rabadon's Deathcap
Void Staff

Runes: 52.36% Win Rate (1079 Games)

Domination
Dark Harvest
Damaging a low health champion inflicts adaptive damage and harvests a soul from the victim.
Cheap Shot
Deal bonus true damage to enemy champions with impaired movement or actions.
Eyeball Collection
Collect eyeballs for champion takedowns. Gain permanent AD or AP, adaptive for each eyeball plus bonus upon collection completion.
Ravenous Hunter
Unique takedowns grant permanent Omnivamp.
Precision
Presence of Mind
Increase your mana or energy regeneration when damaging an enemy champion. Takedowns restore mana or energy.
Coup de Grace
Deal more damage to low health enemy champions.
Adaptive Force
+6 AD or +10 AP
Adaptive Force
+6 AD or +10 AP
Armor
+5 Armor
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Skill Order

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W

Damage Breakdown

95% AP

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