Karthus Build
D
Jungle

Karthus Build

Q
W
E
R
Mage
Mage
11/12
Win/Loss
<1%
Pick Rate
38%
Ban Rate

Matchups

Karthus is strong against
61%
60%
59%
57%
Karthus is weak against
47%
49%
50%
50%

Early Karthus Build

Summoner Spells
53%
128
Starter Items
85%
204
Starter Trinket
66%
160
Item
First
Second
92%
203

Karthus Item Build

Mythic Item
93%
205
Item Buy Order
Two
Three
38%
75
Core Items
85%
205
52%
124
33%
80
Final Boots
97%
225
Final Trinket
54%
129

Abilities

Spell Skill Priority
Q
E
W
98%
236
Q
W
E
R

Runes

Domination + Precision
1
2
3
Domination
Precision

How to build Karthus

Karthus – the Deathsinger – is based on our LoL Tier List on patch
11.4
a A-Tier Jungle Jungle champion. Based on ranked matches from summoners with a PLATINUM+ tier,
Karthus has a win rate of
52.3%
, a pick rate of
4.9%
, a ban rate of
10.1%
and an average KDA Ratio of
2.6
, which shows that the
Mage is in a good spot in the current meta. If you want to build and play
Karthus on your matches, keep in mind that this champion is mechanically advanced to play in LoL. The upcoming Karthus Jungle Build is the most popular build picked by many Pros.

Pregame Build

In champion select you need to choose your

Karthus runes and summoner spells. The best Karthus Runes
11.4
on the position Jungle Jungle are
Domination as the primary path and
Precision as the secondary path. The most supportive
Karthus keystone rune is
Dark Harvest.
Exhaust and
Smite are the summoner spells, which fits this LoL Karthus Build the most.

Item Build on Karthus

The starter items for the best Karthus Build on patch

11.4
are
Hailblade,
Refillable Potion, and a
Stealth Ward as the trinket. 91% of all Karthus Probuilds include
Liandry's Anguish as the favoured mythic item. As the game progresses, the most popular
Karthus items are
Liandry's Anguish and
Zhonya's Hourglass.
Sorcerer's Shoes are the most bought
Karthus boots by Pros. This Karthus Build will vastly increase your chances to gain LP and to climb the leaderboard in LoL.

Karthus Abilities

At the beginning of a match start to skill the ability

Lay Waste on
Karthus. As the match progresses, it is best to maximise
Lay Waste into
Defile and at last
Wall of Pain.
Lay Waste is a very strong ability of
Karthus in order to build up a lead and dominate your opponents. The passive is called
Death Defied and there is no need to set it manually on a Karthus Build.

Select one of the abilities below in order to start a clip of the ability:
Q
W
E
R
Death Defied

Upon dying, Karthus enters a spirit form that allows him to continue casting spells.

Biography

The harbinger of oblivion, Karthus is an undying spirit whose haunting songs are a prelude to the horror of his nightmarish appearance. The living fear the eternity of undeath, but Karthus sees only beauty and purity in its embrace, a perfect union of life and death. When Karthus emerges from the Shadow Isles, it is to bring the joy of death to mortals, an apostle of the unliving.

Read Karthus's bio

Available Skins

Explore Karthus

  • Short Story: Burial At Sea None

    The sea was mirror-smooth and dark. A pirate’s moon hung low on the horizon as it had for the last six nights. Not so much as a whisper of wind stirred the air, only that damned dirge carried from who knew where. Vionax had sailed the oceans around Noxus long enough to know that seas like this only ever presaged ill-fortune. She stood on the Darkwill’s foredeck, training her spyglass on the far ocean, searching for anything she could use to plot their position.