Karthus

Stats

Karthus

Karthus

the Deathsinger
Mage

Difficulty
Attack
Defense
Magic
Health
528 (+87 per level)

Attack Damage
45.66 (+3.25 per level)

Attack Speed
0.385 (+2.11 per level)

Attack Range
450

Health Regen.
6.5 (+0.55 per level)

Armor
20.88 (+3.5 per level)

Magic Resist
30 (+0.5 per level)

Movement Speed
335

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 Mana
Range: 875

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


Wall of Pain

Wall of Pain


Cost: 70 Mana
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.


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.


Requiem

Requiem


Cost: 100 Mana
Range: 10000

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

Recommended Items

Starting
Early
Essential
Standard
Defensive
Consumables

Tips

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.

Counter 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.

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.