Karthus Build
A
Jungle

Karthus Build

Death Defied
Lay Waste
Q
Wall of Pain
W
Defile
E
Requiem
R
Mage
Mage
3/4
Win/Loss
<1%
Pick Rate
10%
Ban Rate

Matchups

Karthus is strong against
59%
56%
55%
54%
Karthus is weak against
Master Yi
44%
Morgana
45%
Fiddlesticks
45%
Evelynn
46%

Early Karthus Build

Summoner Spells
Flash
Smite
60%
50
Starter Items
Hailblade
Refillable Potion
84%
70
Starter Trinket
Stealth Ward
62%
52
Item
First
Second
Liandry's Anguish
98%
80

Karthus Item Build

Mythic Item
Liandry's Anguish
98%
80
Item Buy Order
Two
Three
Liandry's Anguish
Demonic Embrace
29%
20
Core Items
Liandry's Anguish
96%
80
Void Staff
43%
36
Demonic Embrace
29%
25
Final Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes
>99%
82
Final Trinket
Oracle Lens
69%
58

Abilities

Spell Skill Priority
Lay Waste
Q
Defile
E
Wall of Pain
W
100%
84
Lay Waste
Q
Wall of Pain
W
Defile
E
Requiem
R

Runes

Domination + Precision
1
2
3
Domination
Domination
Electrocute
Predator
Dark Harvest
Hail of Blades
Cheap Shot
Taste of Blood
Sudden Impact
Zombie Ward
Ghost Poro
Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter
Ingenious Hunter
Relentless Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
Precision
Precision
Overheal
Triumph
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace
Cut Down
Last Stand
Offense
Offense
Offense
Offense
Flex
Flex
Defense
Flex
Flex

How to build Karthus

Karthus
Karthus – the Deathsinger – is based on our LoL Tier List on patch
11.10
a A-Tier Jungle Jungle champion. Based on ranked matches from summoners with a PLATINUM+ tier,
Karthus
Karthus has a win rate of
49.9%
, a pick rate of
2.4%
, a ban rate of
2.3%
and an average KDA Ratio of
2.5
, which shows that the
Mage
Mage is in a good spot in the current meta. If you want to build and play
Karthus
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
Karthus runes and summoner spells. The best Karthus Runes
11.10
on the position Jungle Jungle are
Domination
Domination as the primary path and
Precision
Precision as the secondary path. The most supportive
Karthus
Karthus keystone rune is
Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest.
Flash
Flash and
Smite
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

11.10
are
Hailblade
Hailblade,
Refillable Potion
Refillable Potion, and a
Stealth Ward
Stealth Ward as the trinket. 97% of all Karthus Probuilds include
Liandry's Anguish
Liandry's Anguish as the favoured mythic item. As the game progresses, the most popular
Karthus
Karthus items are
Liandry's Anguish
Liandry's Anguish and
Demonic Embrace
Demonic Embrace.
Sorcerer's Shoes
Sorcerer's Shoes are the most bought
Karthus
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
Lay Waste on
Karthus
Karthus. As the match progresses, it is best to maximise
Lay Waste
Lay Waste into
Defile
Defile and at last
Wall of Pain
Wall of Pain.
Lay Waste
Lay Waste is a very strong ability of
Karthus
Karthus in order to build up a lead and dominate your opponents. The passive is called
Death Defied
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:
Death Defied
Lay Waste
Q
Wall of Pain
W
Defile
E
Requiem
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

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    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.