Karthus - The Death Singer

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CroGuyGotYou

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03-12-2012

Karthus is a ranged mage and early game harasser. He is expert specializing middle lane. However he needs a lot of mana and is vulnerable to physical damage. He's famous for his ultimate power-requiem.

Since he needs a lot of mana,first item bought is _mana cristal_ along with _health and mana potion_. Turn the cristal into _tears of goddes_ the moment you get back to base. Second item bought is _boots of swiftness_. Some may found this an uncommon choice but speed is more important then you think. Turning the tears of godess into _archangel's staff_ will benefit a large amount of mana also turned into ability power. Note that Karthus will not have any AP (unless earned by runes or masteries) early game. Like every AP champion he needs _Rabadons deathcape_ , at this point you should have more then just few hundreds AP. Another suprise for your enemies is _Lich bane. Converting AP into physical dmg is a massive advantage since -lay waste- can be cast every second and therefor activates _lich bane_ . At this point you have 4 items and you should allready be op. If you are doing well you should buy _Abyssal Scepter_ and _Banshee's Veil_ if not, you need _Frozen Heart_ and _Rod of Ages_(it may seem like its to late for rod of ages but if you ee that it will be a long game you can buy it earlier)

Ability Sequence : q-e-q-w-q-r-q-e-q-e-r-w-e-w-w-r-e-w
For summmoner spells i take teleport and flash.
Runes:
mark - Greater Mark of Insight (0.95 mag.pen.) ,
seal - Greater Seal of Replenishment (0.41 man.reg per 5 sec) ,
glyph - Greater Glyph of Shielding (mag.res. 0.15 per lvl.) ,
quintessence - Greater Quint of Potency (4.95 AP)

Mastery Tree should be 9-0-21
Alternative mastery tree is 21-0-9

Play smart with your ultimate and your passive, they are your strongest weapon. By this i mean don't cast it while there are enemies close to you since killing you will stop it (face it Karthus is a vulture, he picks kills other miss). It's good to know that karthus does not need to get to close to enemies to attack them due to his long range. Also, Karth can, with the help of a turret, hold the lane against all 5 champs for a 2-3 minutes (lvls18 all). He is a great farmer and easily jungles late game (in 2 sec he can farm 15-20 minnions with no prob.).

I hope you find this build usefull, feel free to adept it as you like. Pls do comment. ;...;


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Toralt

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03-12-2012

tear is made of a mana crystal and meki pendant, not catalyst. Sorc shoes or under dire circumstance for any champion that doesn't normally build this, merc treads. Lich bane...meh, I've tested hilarious builds with lich bane and hextech gunblade, (Veigar with 800 AP spell vamping off his ult and then procing lich bane for massive lifesteal is great) but Karthus' auto attack is pretty pointless cuz of his Q. Lich bane is honestly a last item in build imo and requires much previous AP to be effective. Armor should come from Zhyona's not FH but abyssal sure. void is worth mentioning for Karthus as well depending on enemy builds.

I do believe good sir, you have confused your Ryze and your Karthus buidls
Tear -> Banshee -> RoA -> FH sound a lot like him, not Karthus.

Also, your skill sequence is a little derpy, Irelia can have R said multiple times in a skill sequence, Karthus gets one ult, then it goes on cooldown and shouldn't be repeated in the list.

For speed, consider move speed quints if your really concerned on that point but not boots 3, lich bane gives you a small edge in that category anyways and you have a wall slow to escape.


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ìćęŃ

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03-12-2012

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Originally Posted by CroGuyGotYou View Post
I didn't see any karthus rewiews or builds
http://solomid.net/guides.php?champ=karthus
http://www.lolpro.com/guides/karthus...guide-mid-lane

This forum isn't for guides. It's for general strategic discussion.

edit: wow your build is trash, delete post, you're corrupting minds with your badness


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ExecutionerKen

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03-12-2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by ?n0m View Post
http://solomid.net/guides.php?champ=karthus
http://www.lolpro.com/guides/karthus...guide-mid-lane

This forum isn't for guides. It's for general strategic discussion.

edit: wow your build is trash, delete post, you're corrupting minds with your badness
This forum is for guides, it is Guides & Strategy

Also, please don't be too mean to the people who is writing the guide, saying it doesn't work well is enough.


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StatinRX

Junior Member

03-12-2012

let us see how your build works compared to others and laugh at it...like every other game someone has to be the **** on the forums


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Blackpally

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03-12-2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by ?n0m View Post
http://solomid.net/guides.php?champ=karthus
http://www.lolpro.com/guides/karthus...guide-mid-lane

This forum isn't for guides. It's for general strategic discussion.

edit: wow your build is trash, delete post, you're corrupting minds with your badness
think you might want to read what section of the fourms your in before you start being a ******.Always that 1 troll isnt there o.O