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Champion Spotlight

By David 'Phreak' Turley [1]

Karthus Champion Spotlight07:29

Karthus Champion Spotlight

Learn to Death Defied defy death and obliterate your enemies Lay Waste near and Requiem far in the KarthusSquare Karthus Champion Spotlight.

Karthus is a powerful and persistent solo lane mage. Whittle your enemies down with repeated casts of Lay Waste Lay Waste, using smart positioning and timing to deal extra damage to lone targets. When your jungler comes in to gank, throw down Wall of Pain Wall of Pain and activate Defile Defile to deal huge area of effect damage to your slowed enemies. Even if they get away, they’re still not safe from Requiem Requiem, a colossal global ultimate that devastates every enemy champion on the map.

Recommended Items

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Ring item Health Potion item2 Warding Totem item
Early Boots of Speed item Catalyst of Aeons item Blasting Wand item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Rod of Ages item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item
Standard Rabadon's Deathcap item Void Staff item
Situational Zhonya's Hourglass item Banshee's Veil item Abyssal Mask item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Sorcery item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran's Ring item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item3
Essential Rod of Ages item Sorcerer's Shoes item Tear of the Goddess item
Offensive Archangel's Staff item Void Staff item Wooglet's Witchcap item
Defensive Athene's Unholy Grail item Abyssal Mask item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item
Howling Abyss
Starting Tear of the Goddess item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item5
Essential Rod of Ages item Archangel's Staff item Sorcerer's Shoes item
Offensive Rabadon's Deathcap item Void Staff item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item
Defensive Zhonya's Hourglass item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Oracle's Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item

Tips

Playing As KarthusSquare Karthus
  • Ask your allies to help point out when you should use Requiem Requiem to get kills in different lanes.
  • Lay Waste Lay Waste is very strong at farming minions and harassing enemy champions.
Playing Against KarthusSquare Karthus
  • KarthusSquare Karthus can cast spells for a short duration Death Defied after he is killed. Move away from KarthusSquare his corpse to be safe.
  • Make sure you always have enough health to survive Requiem Requiem, even if you have to go back to the base more frequently to heal.

Tricks

Ability Usage
Mastery Usage
Item Usage
Countering

References

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