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
    550 ( + 87 )
  • HP Regeneration
    6.5 ( + 0.55 )
  • Armor
    18 ( + 3.5 )
  • Magic Resistance
    30 ( + 0.5 )
Other
  • Mana
    467 ( + 30.5 )
  • Mana Regenration
    8 ( + 0.8 )
  • Move Speed
    335

KARTHUS SPELLS

  • Death Defied
    Death Defied

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

  • Lay Waste
    Lay Waste
    • Cost: 20/25/30/35/40 {{ abilityresourcename }}
    • Range: 875

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

    Karthus creates a blast of magic, dealing {{ qdamage }} magic damage. If the blast hits only one enemy, it instead deals {{ qsingletargetdamage }} magic 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.

    Karthus creates a wall that lasts for 5 seconds. Enemies that pass through lose 15% Magic Resist for 5 seconds and are Slowed by 40/50/60/70/80% decaying 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.

    Passive: When Karthus kills a unit, he restores 20/27/34/41/48 Mana.
    Toggle: Karthus creates a necrotic aura, dealing {{ totaldps }} magic damage per second to nearby enemies.

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

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

    Karthus channels for 3 seconds, then deals {{ totaldamage }} magic damage to 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

Exhaust Flash

KARTHUS REFORGED RUNES

Domination

Dark Harvest Taste of Blood Eyeball Collection Ravenous Hunter

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

FIRST RECALL

Sorcerer's Shoes

CORE ITEMS

Liandry's Anguish Void Staff

OPTIONAL ITEMS: AGGRO

Demonic Embrace

OPTIONAL ITEMS: DEFFENSIVE

Rylai's Crystal Scepter Banshee's Veil

EXAMPLE FULL BUILD

Sorcerer's Shoes Night Harvester Seraph's Embrace Void Staff Rabadon's Deathcap Morellonomicon

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 Control Ward Boots

Core purchases

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

Viable options

Morellonomicon Luden's Tempest Mejai's Soulstealer Rylai's Crystal Scepter Liandry's Anguish Zhonya's Hourglass Void Staff

Example full build

Rylai's Crystal Scepter Seraph's Embrace Rabadon's Deathcap Sorcerer's Shoes

1k AP

Rabadon's Deathcap Morellonomicon Luden's Tempest Liandry's Anguish Archangel's Staff Elixir of Sorcery

KARTHUS SUMMONER SPELLS

Flash Smite

KARTHUS REFORGED RUNES

Domination

Dark Harvest Cheap Shot Eyeball Collection Ravenous Hunter

Inspiration

Future's Market Magical Footwear

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

Hailblade Emberknife Refillable Potion Stealth Ward

Early items

Dark Seal Fiendish Codex Hextech Alternator Lost Chapter Sorcerer's Shoes Control Ward

Core Items (vs bruiser/tanks)

Sorcerer's Shoes Liandry's Anguish Mejai's Soulstealer Zhonya's Hourglass

Fullbuild example (vs bruiser/tanks)

Sorcerer's Shoes Liandry's Anguish Mejai's Soulstealer Zhonya's Hourglass Rabadon's Deathcap Void Staff

Core items (vs squishies)

Sorcerer's Shoes Night Harvester Mejai's Soulstealer Zhonya's Hourglass

Fullbuild example (vs squishies

Sorcerer's Shoes Night Harvester Mejai's Soulstealer Zhonya's Hourglass Rabadon's Deathcap Void Staff

Situational items

Rylai's Crystal Scepter Banshee's Veil Morellonomicon Horizon Focus Demonic Embrace

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.