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Karthus
Karthus
29772 games analyzed
MID
50%
TOP
19%
ADC
16%
JNG
11%
Win Rate
52.1%
Ranked #10 in MID
Pick Rate
3.4%
Ranked #25 in MID
Ban Rate
17.5%
Ranked #9 in MID
Summoner Spells
Starting Items
Core Build Path - (57.4% Wins - 256 Games)
Core Final Build - (295 Games)
Situational Items
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Q
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W
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E
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R
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R
Skill Order
Q
E
W
Damage Breakdown
1% AD
96% AP
3% True
Counters and Matchup Stats
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Lane Win Rate
Game Win Rate
Karthus WINS LANE against...
Win Rate
Veigar
Veigar
411 Games
69.6%
in Lane
55%
in Game
Ryze
Ryze
179 Games
69.3%
in Lane
60%
in Game
Lux
Lux
482 Games
66.2%
in Lane
52%
in Game
Brand
Brand
161 Games
64.6%
in Lane
53%
in Game
Lissandra
Lissandra
437 Games
63.8%
in Lane
59%
in Game
Viktor
Viktor
195 Games
60%
in Lane
53%
in Game
Orianna
Orianna
515 Games
59.4%
in Lane
52%
in Game
Malzahar
Malzahar
310 Games
59.4%
in Lane
52%
in Game
Galio
Galio
285 Games
58.6%
in Lane
53%
in Game
Twisted Fate
Twisted Fate
346 Games
57.2%
in Lane
57%
in Game
Zoe
Zoe
491 Games
54%
in Lane
52%
in Game
Anivia
Anivia
284 Games
53.9%
in Lane
48%
in Game
Diana
Diana
209 Games
53.6%
in Lane
55%
in Game
Katarina
Katarina
463 Games
53.1%
in Lane
54%
in Game
Akali
Akali
324 Games
53.1%
in Lane
60%
in Game
Xerath
Xerath
283 Games
53%
in Lane
51%
in Game
Kassadin
Kassadin
642 Games
52.3%
in Lane
47%
in Game
Vladimir
Vladimir
248 Games
50.8%
in Lane
51%
in Game
Fizz
Fizz
382 Games
50.8%
in Lane
46%
in Game
Cassiopeia
Cassiopeia
607 Games
50.7%
in Lane
51%
in Game
Ahri
Ahri
737 Games
50.5%
in Lane
49%
in Game
Karthus LOSES LANE against...
Win Rate
Zed
Zed
861 Games
38.2%
in Lane
50%
in Game
Aatrox
Aatrox
284 Games
38.4%
in Lane
49%
in Game
Yasuo
Yasuo
941 Games
44.7%
in Lane
56%
in Game
Irelia
Irelia
448 Games
45.3%
in Lane
56%
in Game
Talon
Talon
339 Games
45.7%
in Lane
53%
in Game
LeBlanc
LeBlanc
656 Games
46%
in Lane
50%
in Game
Ekko
Ekko
403 Games
46.7%
in Lane
49%
in Game
Vel'Koz
Vel'Koz
166 Games
47.6%
in Lane
48%
in Game
Neeko
Neeko
719 Games
49%
in Lane
53%
in Game
Syndra
Syndra
266 Games
49.2%
in Lane
58%
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
57.3% Wins - 438 Games