When to play Karthus?

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Dudleydino

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02-19-2012

When is karthus a good mid lane pick? Who does he counter well, and what team compositions does he work will with/against?


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Dudleydino

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02-19-2012

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chisox

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02-19-2012

I only play karthus if the opposing team is squishy.... idk much else


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Chief Zeno

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02-19-2012

revive/tele karthus


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Dark Ajax

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02-19-2012

he's great as an ap carry

or generally he's OP against squishies


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Isomodia

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02-20-2012

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Originally Posted by Dudleydino View Post
When is karthus a good mid lane pick? Who does he counter well, and what team compositions does he work will with/against?
Everyone beats Karthus in lane.

Karthus is a strong pick in arranged team play. He is a hypercarry mage, much like Tristanna or Kog'Maw are hypercarry ADs.

He is going to be very weak in the laning phase, but toward the 25-30 minute mark, assuming you keep your farm up, you walk into a teamfight with 'e' up, drop some 'q's until you melt, press 'r' and get a triple.


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Epjest

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02-20-2012

Amazing against a highly melee enemy team. Forces them to take as much damage from his E as possible, and if they run you just Q spam them as they try to escape.


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WhatANiceIce

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02-20-2012

If you play karthus, ban soraka or choose her for your team or you will rage


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Zairex

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02-20-2012

Who NOT to go against as Karthus:

Kassadin
LeBlanc
Cassiopea

There are also several other champions that are excellent at zoning but you can easily get through it with a good jungler.

If you happen to be laning against an AD carry, which doesn't happen too often but sometimes you may end up facing a Pantheon or Talon, you should place your wall up every time the approach your tower and q them in short intervals to avoid major crit damage. Pantheon's combo can drain any Karthus in a matter of seconds, so I advise always having a great jungler to support you.

I always bring Tele/Revive because it provides the most fun and it is very effective in killing repeatedly. During a team fight you may fall victim to being focused and die within several seconds, but you should place a wall up before you die and q them repeatedly. Then revive and ulti and you will seize a kill every time.

I have earned several quadrakills, yet few pentas, by using this method.

Have fun zombie!


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YokoNomi

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02-20-2012

When you have non-squishy cc dmgers or short burst dmgers on your team. Makes for good last hit ults since those team comp's usually involve the enemy running away with a bar or two left to their base.


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