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Karthus·Bot Build

Death DefiedP
Lay WasteQ
Wall of PainW
DefileE
RequiemR
Win rate54.1%
Pick rate0.4%
Ban rate1.9%
Matches2 584-
Karthus Bot has a 54.1% win rate with 0.4% pick rate in eloName and is currently ranked A tier. Based on our analysis of 2 584 matches in patch patch the best build for Karthus is Malignance, Sorcerer's Shoes, Liandry's Torment, Shadowflame, and Rabadon's Deathcap. Most picked runes for Karthus Bot are Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, and Ultimate Hunter for primary tree, as well as Presence of Mind, and Last Stand for secondary tree.
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Karthus Build

Bot Bot  Patch 14.4

Most Popular

Win Rate 55.0% based on 962 matches

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Recommended builds

Build
WR
Dark HarvestPrecision
Malignance

Most Popular

55.0%
Dark HarvestPrecision
Liandry's Torment

Optional

54.4%
Summon AeryPrecision
Liandry's Torment

Alternative

52.9%
First StrikeDomination
Malignance

Off-Meta

54.7%

Top Players

Player name
WR
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Little Mandiocaa OTP

80.0%
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Yaakermar OTP

66.7%
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Laurel Hell OTP

50.0%

Matchup Specific

vs Champion
WR

Smolder

54.2%

Kai'Sa

57.7%

runes

Domination
Domination
ElectrocutePredatorDark HarvestHail of Blades
Cheap Shot
Taste of Blood
Sudden Impact
Zombie Ward
Ghost Poro
Eyeball Collection
Treasure 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
Flex
Flex
Flex
Defense
Defense
Defense

spells

SummonerExhaust

D

SummonerFlash

F

items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's Ring
Health Potion
2
Stealth Ward

@ 12 sec

Early Items

Lost Chapter
Boots

@ 5 min

Core Items

Malignance
Sorcerer's Shoes
Liandry's Torment

@ 18 min

Full Build

Malignance
Sorcerer's Shoes
Liandry's Torment
Shadowflame
Rabadon's Deathcap
Void Staff

ability order

Max:

Q

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E

right arrow

W

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Skills

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

situational items

Zhonya's Hourglass
Cryptbloom
Morellonomicon
Horizon Focus
Stormsurge
Rylai's Crystal Scepter

Karthus Matchups Overview

Karthus General information

Karthus tips and tricks

Farm with Lay WasteQ in the early game to make it easier for your to pick up CS.

Deactivate your Defile DefileE once the skirmish has finished as it will eat through your mana bar.

Keep an eye on the minimap at all times and use your RequiemR to pick up kills on low health.

Karthus combos

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The Best Karthus Builds, Runes and Items for Bot in

Most Popular

If you want to use the most popular Karthus Bot build, you should take Exhaust and Flash as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick Dark Harvest as your keystone, followed by Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection and Ultimate Hunter in the primary tree, as well as Presence of Mind and Last Stand in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Adaptive Force in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health Scaling in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Malignance as your first item, followed by Sorcerer's Shoes and Liandry's Torment. For your last 3 items, you should build Shadowflame, Rabadon's Deathcap and finish with Void Staff. For the skill order, you want to stick with Q - E - W. Right now, this build has 55.0% winrate over 962 matches played.

Optional

Your second option for Karthus Bot build would be to take Exhaust and Flash as your Summoner Spells. The runes that this build takes advantage of are Dark Harvest as your keystone, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection and Ultimate Hunter in the primary tree, and Presence of Mind with Last Stand in the secondary tree. The shards used in this build are Adaptive Force in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health Scaling in defense. The items for the build are Liandry's Torment, which you should build first, followed by Sorcerer's Shoes as your second item and Malignance as your third item. The rest of the items in order are Rabadon's Deathcap, Void Staff and Shadowflame. The skill order for this build is Q - E - W. In the current patch, this build has a 54.4% win rate over 384 matches.

Alternative

If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Exhaust and Flash as your Summoner Spells, with runes being Summon Aery as your keystone, Manaflow Band, Absolute Focus and Scorch in the primary tree, and Presence of Mind with Last Stand in the secondary tree, as well as Adaptive Force, Adaptive Force, and Health Scaling as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Liandry's Torment as your first item, then Sorcerer's Shoes as a second item and Shadowflame as a third item. You want to finish the build with Riftmaker, Rabadon's Deathcap and Void Staff. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it Q - E - W. This build is currently sitting at a 52.9% win rate across 87 matches played.

Off-Meta

If you want to try an Off-Meta Karthus Bot build in the current patch, try Exhaust and Flash as your Summoner Spells, First Strike, Magical Footwear, Future's Market and Cosmic Insight as your primary rune tree, and Eyeball Collection with Ultimate Hunter as your secondary tree. Use Adaptive Force, Adaptive Force and Health Scaling as your shards. For items in this build, you want to complete Malignance as your first item, then finish Sorcerer's Shoes as your second item, and Liandry's Torment as third item. The last 3 options are Rabadon's Deathcap, Void Staff and Shadowflame. The ability order for this build is Q - E - W. As of the current patch, this build has a 54.7% win rate over 64 matches played.

Situational Karthus Runes and Items

Depending on the context of your game, your matchup, and enemy champions, you might want to consider building some situational items or take specific runes. Carefully examine your team, enemy team, game state , and your matchup to plan your Karthus build accordingly! For example, when it comes to rune shards, you might want to take either Armor or Magic Resist, depending on which champion you are about to lane against.

Furthermore, if you want a more detailed breakdown, you should also check out Karthus runes page.

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