• Death Defied.png Death Defied is one of only three abilities that allow their casters to continue attacking after death, the others being Icathian Surprise.png Icathian Surprise and Glory in Death.png Glory in Death.
  • Requiem.png Requiem was likely named after Requiem Mass referencing Karthus' singing for/about the dead.
  • A glass case reading 'Press Requiem.png R to Win' can be seen in the game's Mac Version launch trailer.
  • Before 2016 Karthus had been disabled for every single Ultra Rapid Fire edition (most likely to prevent 'Spam Requiem.png R to Win' abuse cases)
  • Karthus' vocals in Smite and Ignite are provided by ZP Theart ('Deathfire Grasp' and 'Last Whisper') and by Jørn Lande (the rest).


KarthusSquare.png Classic Karthus [S|L]
KarthusSquare.png Pentakill Karthus [S|L]


KarthusSquare.png Phantom Karthus [S|L]
KarthusSquare.png Statue of Karthus [S|L]
KarthusSquare.png Grim Reaper Karthus [S|L]
KarthusSquare.png Pentakill Karthus [S|L]
KarthusSquare.png Fnatic Karthus [S|L]
KarthusSquare.png Karthus Lightsbane [S|L]


  • In life Karthus was a tally-man of Kindred Kindred and, to this day, he wears the vestments and carries the staff, which he still etches every time he 'releases' a mortal soul from life.
  • Unlike most Shadow Isles champions, who have a direct relation to Blade of the Ruined King item.png the Ruined King and/or the Ruination that destroyed the Isles, Karthus is one of two champions with no connection to the Isles' origin (the other being Evelynn Evelynn)
  • Mordekaiser Mordekaiser embarked on a metal-fueled journey to recruit Karthus, Yorick Yorick, Sona Sona, and Olaf Olaf in order to form Pentakill so they would Smite.png Smite and Ignite.png Ignite the whole of Runeterra with their music.[1]