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Karthus
Karthus
36441 games analyzed
MID
55%
TOP
25%
Win Rate
51.1%
Ranked #15 in MID
Pick Rate
1.9%
Ranked #29 in MID
Ban Rate
0.7%
Ranked #27 in MID
Summoner Spells
Starting Items
Core Build Path - (53.1% Wins - 671 Games)
Core Final Build - (219 Games)
Situational Items
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Skill Order
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W
Damage Breakdown
1% AD
98% AP
1% True
Counters and Matchup Stats
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Lane Win Rate
Game Win Rate
Karthus WINS LANE against...
Win Rate
Ziggs
Ziggs
228 Games
67.1%
in Lane
51%
in Game
Veigar
Veigar
663 Games
65.8%
in Lane
50%
in Game
Ryze
Ryze
378 Games
63.2%
in Lane
58%
in Game
Malzahar
Malzahar
730 Games
62.9%
in Lane
51%
in Game
Zilean
Zilean
171 Games
62.6%
in Lane
49%
in Game
Heimerdinger
Heimerdinger
208 Games
62.5%
in Lane
61%
in Game
Galio
Galio
244 Games
62.3%
in Lane
46%
in Game
Viktor
Viktor
376 Games
62.2%
in Lane
50%
in Game
Annie
Annie
213 Games
62%
in Lane
52%
in Game
Orianna
Orianna
761 Games
61.9%
in Lane
55%
in Game
Lux
Lux
682 Games
61.7%
in Lane
49%
in Game
Cassiopeia
Cassiopeia
350 Games
61.4%
in Lane
55%
in Game
Brand
Brand
228 Games
61%
in Lane
54%
in Game
Azir
Azir
277 Games
59.9%
in Lane
51%
in Game
Xerath
Xerath
438 Games
58.9%
in Lane
49%
in Game
Swain
Swain
166 Games
57.8%
in Lane
51%
in Game
Anivia
Anivia
481 Games
57.4%
in Lane
48%
in Game
Lissandra
Lissandra
1168 Games
57.3%
in Lane
56%
in Game
Vel'Koz
Vel'Koz
354 Games
55.6%
in Lane
49%
in Game
Ahri
Ahri
1573 Games
55.6%
in Lane
49%
in Game
Syndra
Syndra
524 Games
55.5%
in Lane
53%
in Game
Diana
Diana
299 Games
54.8%
in Lane
53%
in Game
Twisted Fate
Twisted Fate
949 Games
54%
in Lane
51%
in Game
Zoe
Zoe
590 Games
53.1%
in Lane
53%
in Game
Pyke
Pyke
154 Games
52.6%
in Lane
44%
in Game
Aurelion Sol
Aurelion Sol
168 Games
52.4%
in Lane
49%
in Game
Vladimir
Vladimir
431 Games
51.7%
in Lane
50%
in Game
Jayce
Jayce
152 Games
51.3%
in Lane
55%
in Game
Akali
Akali
734 Games
51.2%
in Lane
56%
in Game
Katarina
Katarina
590 Games
51%
in Lane
53%
in Game
Fizz
Fizz
705 Games
50.6%
in Lane
51%
in Game
Karthus LOSES LANE against...
Win Rate
Zed
Zed
1123 Games
42.4%
in Lane
49%
in Game
Irelia
Irelia
973 Games
44.9%
in Lane
53%
in Game
Yasuo
Yasuo
1504 Games
44.9%
in Lane
52%
in Game
Talon
Talon
603 Games
45.9%
in Lane
50%
in Game
Aatrox
Aatrox
596 Games
46.6%
in Lane
51%
in Game
Kassadin
Kassadin
1374 Games
47.1%
in Lane
44%
in Game
Ekko
Ekko
853 Games
49.6%
in Lane
48%
in Game
LeBlanc
LeBlanc
1398 Games
49.7%
in Lane
52%
in Game
Playing against Karthus
Key Insights
If you see Karthus moving to his turret in fog of war, chances are he’s looking to cast
. If you have a way to interrupt it, move in to stop him.
Karthus is pretty weak early, so trying to kill him alone or in a gank before lvl 6 is generally a good idea.
Grabbing
as a tank,
as a mage, and
as an AD champion can aid in negating
's damage. Nullifying Orb rune from the Sorcery Tree is another option.
deals 2x damage when only hitting one target, so fighting in your minion waves can sometimes be a more favorable trade.
Power Spike
His spike comes at one item once he completes
, which will allow him to sustain from constant spell spam. He can also go
instead or grab both for a slower scaling build.
Vulnerable
As an immobile mage, Karthus is always somewhat vulnerable, but he is easier to reach and kill if he doesn’t have
available. It’s a long CD of 18 secs!
Recommended Runes
Highest Win
Most Common
53.3% Wins - 1519 Games