Karthus the Deathsinger

Mage

KARTHUS STATS

Attack
  • Attack Damage
    45.66 ( + 3.25 )
  • Attack Speed
    NaN ( +0%)
  • Attack Range
    450
  • Critical Hit Chance
    0 ( + 0 )
Defense
  • HP
    528 ( + 87 )
  • HP Regeneration
    6.5 ( + 0.55 )
  • Armor
    20.88 ( + 3.5 )
  • Magic Resistance
    30 ( + 0.5 )
Other
  • Mana
    467 ( + 30.5 )
  • Mana Regenration
    8 ( + 0.8 )
  • Move Speed
    325

KARTHUS SPELLS

  • Death Defied
    Death Defied

    Upon dying, Karthus enters a spirit form that allows him to continue casting spells for 7 seconds.

  • Lay Waste
    Lay Waste
    • Cost: 20/26/32/38/44 {{ abilityresourcename }}
    • Range: 875

    Karthus unleashes a delayed blast at a location, dealing damage to nearby enemies.

    Creates a delayed blast at Karthus' cursor position dealing 45/65/85/105/125 (+30% Ability Power) magic damage to each nearby enemy.If the blast hits only a single unit it deals double damage.

  • Wall of Pain
    Wall of Pain
    • Cost: 70 {{ abilityresourcename }}
    • Range: 1000

    Karthus creates a passable screen of leeching energy. Any enemy units that walk through the screen have their Movement Speed and Magic Resist reduced for a period.

    Creates a wall that lasts for 5 seconds. Enemies that pass through the wall have their Magic Resist reduced by 15% and Movement Speed reduced by 40/50/60/70/80% for 5 seconds (their Movement Speed gradually recovers over the duration).

  • Defile
    Defile
    • Cost: 30/42/54/66/78 Mana per Second
    • Range: 550

    Karthus passively steals energy from his victims, gaining Mana on each kill. Alternatively, Karthus can surround himself in the souls of his prey, dealing damage to nearby enemies, but quickly draining his own Mana.

    Toggle Off: When Karthus kills a unit, he restores 20/27/34/41/48 Mana.
    Toggle On: Drains {{ cost }} Mana to deal 30/50/70/90/110 (+20% Ability Power) magic damage to nearby enemies each second.

  • Requiem
    Requiem
    • Cost: 100 {{ abilityresourcename }}
    • Range: 10000

    After channeling for 3 seconds, Karthus deals damage to all enemy champions.

    After channeling for 3 seconds, Karthus deals {{ totaldamage }} magic damage to all enemy champions (regardless of distance).

KARTHUS COUNTER/TIPS

Karthus Ally Tips

  • Ask your allies to help point out when you should use Requiem to get kills in different lanes.
  • Lay Waste is very strong at farming minions and harassing enemy champions.
  • Strong against:

Karthus Enemy Tips

  • Karthus can cast spells for a short duration after he is killed. Move away from his corpse to be safe.
  • Make sure you always have enough health to survive Requiem, even if you have to go back to the base more frequently to heal.

How to counter Karthus in:

KARTHUS Build

KARTHUS SUMMONER SPELLS

Flash Smite

KARTHUS REFORGED RUNES

Domination

Dark Harvest Cheap Shot Eyeball Collection Ravenous Hunter

Sorcery

Absolute Focus Gathering Storm

KARTHUS ABILITY ORDER

Lay Waste 1 3 5 7 9
Wall of Pain 4 14 15 17 18
Defile 2 8 10 12 13
Requiem 6 11 16

KARTHUS ITEMS

Starting items

Hunter's Talisman Refillable Potion Warding Totem (Trinket)

Early items

Dark Seal Stalker's Blade Fiendish Codex Sorcerer's Shoes Control Ward

Core Items

Stalker's Blade Liandry's Torment Rabadon's Deathcap

Fullbuild

Sorcerer's Shoes Stalker's Blade Liandry's Torment Rabadon's Deathcap Void Staff Banshee's Veil

Situational items

Rylai's Crystal Scepter Spellbinder Zhonya's Hourglass Morellonomicon Mejai's Soulstealer

KARTHUS SUMMONER SPELLS

Exhaust Flash

KARTHUS REFORGED RUNES

Sorcery

Arcane Comet Manaflow Band Transcendence Gathering Storm

Precision

Presence of Mind Coup de Grace

KARTHUS ABILITY ORDER

Lay Waste 1 3 5 8 9
Wall of Pain 4 12 15 17 18
Defile 2 7 10 13 14
Requiem 6 11 16

KARTHUS ITEMS

Start

Doran's Ring Health Potion

First back

Tear of the Goddess Catalyst of Aeons Control Ward Boots of Speed

Core purchases

Rod of Ages Sorcerer's Shoes Archangel's Staff Rabadon's Deathcap Elixir of Sorcery

Viable options

Morellonomicon Luden's Echo Mejai's Soulstealer Rylai's Crystal Scepter Liandry's Torment Zhonya's Hourglass Void Staff Spellbinder

Example full build

Rod of Ages Rylai's Crystal Scepter Seraph's Embrace Rabadon's Deathcap Spellbinder Sorcerer's Shoes

1k AP

Rabadon's Deathcap Morellonomicon Rod of Ages Luden's Echo Liandry's Torment Archangel's Staff Elixir of Sorcery

KARTHUS SUMMONER SPELLS

Flash Ignite

KARTHUS REFORGED RUNES

Domination

Dark Harvest Taste of Blood Ghost Poro Ultimate Hunter

Sorcery

Absolute Focus Gathering Storm

KARTHUS ABILITY ORDER

Lay Waste 1 3 5 7 9
Wall of Pain 2 13 15 17 18
Defile 4 8 10 12 14
Requiem 6 11 16

KARTHUS ITEMS

STARTING ITEMS

Spellthief's Edge Health Potion Warding Totem (Trinket)

TYPICAL CORE ITEM BUILD ORDER

Frostfang Sorcerer's Shoes Lost Chapter Oblivion Orb Luden's Echo

FULL BUILD EXAMPLE

Frostfang Sorcerer's Shoes Luden's Echo Morellonomicon Rabadon's Deathcap Void Staff

KARTHUS SKINS

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KARTHUS LORE

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.