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Health:550 Health Regen:6.5 Mana:467 Mana Regen:8 Attack Damage:46 Attack Speed:0.625 Armor:18 Magic Resist:30 Range:450 Movement Speed:335

Passive: Death Defied
Upon dying, Karthus enters a spirit form that allows him to continue casting spells.

Q: Lay Waste
Karthus unleashes a delayed blast at a location, dealing damage to nearby enemies. Deals increased damage to isolated enemies.

W: Wall of Pain
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.

E: Defile
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.

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

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.

Opponent 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.


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.