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Ahri Statistics for Ahri

Author's performance with Ahri compared to the ranked average.

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Karabela
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Summoner Spells

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  • Flash teleport is the best way to get farm and ganks.(My prefer in laning as karthus mid or top)
  • In season 5 Karthus is definetely in a first tier category.I will explain my thoughts with playing more games in s5 jungle .
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Runes

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Karthus Jungle-Mr:Spell Vamp Quints,Armor seals,Mp marks,mr per level glyphs                                             Use this when you are jungling with karthus against a magic damaged team.It is a defensive way of playing karthus jungle.If you compare ap glyph karthus jungle is more offensive.
Karthus Jungle- Ap:Sv Quints,Mp marks,Armor seals,Ap Glyphs                                                                         Use  this ıf you are pretty sure that their magic thread is not that much.It gives more offensive power and faster wave clear in early game while jungling.
Karthus Sv HealthMr:Sv Quints,Mp marks,Health per level seals,Mr per level glyphs                                       Use this one against bursty magic damage champhions(like fizz,le blanc).Using this one gives you more defensive stats by leveling up but less damage in early game.
Karthus SvHealthAp :Sv quints,Mp marks,Health per level seals,Ap glyphs                                                         Its purpose is dealing more damage in early game.It gives no resistance so you are more vulnerable to magic thread or auto attack based champs.As soon as you get chalice or armguard it will surely be better.I prefer this against  sustained magic damage threads like orianna,ryze - While thinking that ı can manage to lane till ı get armguard against zed,talon etc.
Karthus Sv-Armor:Sv Quints,Mp marks,4 pieces of armor seals,5 pieces of per level health seals,ap glyphs         It is only against ad opponents which can make you struggle in early game.Like zed etc.
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Masteries

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0/1
0/4
3/4
1/1
0/1
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3/3
1/1
0/1
0/1
1/1
3/3
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Offense: 19
0/2
0/2
0/2
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0/1
0/1
0/1
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0/3
0/1
0/1
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0/4
0/1
0/1
Defense: 0
1/1
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1/1
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0/1
0/1
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0/1
0/3
0/1
Utility: 11
  • Karthus Super Vamp(19-0-11):Use this  against any mid or top matchup.Getting this means 9 percent of spell vamp which allows you to farm and sustain for days in lane.(You can use it in top or mid)
  • General Karthus (21-9-0):Classic 21 9 0 runes without arcane blade.I don't prefer playing with this because it gives no utility which karthus needs in early -mid game to survive and harass enemies.Yeah but it makes you tankier though.
  • Karthus Jungle(21-9-0):For offensive line up double-edged sword,Sorcery(3 points),Butcher,Expose weakness,mental force(3 points),Arcane Mastery,Executioner(3 points),Archmage(3 points),Dangerous Game,Devestating Strikes(3 points),Havoc  ---   For Defensive line Block(2 points),Tough skin(2 points),Bladed Armor,Veteran's Scats(3 points),Juggernaut                                                                                                     
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Abilities

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It doesn't matter where you play karthus in.Always up your abilities on above.
Up your q whenever you see.You need to practise your q to be a master of karthus.
You need to upgrade your damage before slowing so secondly you need to upgrade your E.
Your slow is one of the best slow in the game and it is also aoe slow which is extremely good at late game.
Your ultimate is Requıem.Do ı need to say something about it? :)
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Items

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Start With
Core
Situational
WHAT ARE THE MOST İMPORTANT THİNGS WHEN PLAYİNG KARTHUS?
  1. Always harass with your q range.
  2. Requıem whenever needs.Keep an eye on all over the map not just yours.
  3. Not just die and ult in fights.Damage as much as you can with your lay waste.
  4. Be careful about your farm . When you reach high level of playing karthus you nearly won't miss any qs.
  5. People say that "PRESS R TO WİN" because they see karthus is  like only requıem .(especially low elo players).When you reach a high level of playing karthus you will see that karthus is more than R.He controls all over the map and there are a few champhions which can do that.

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Matchups

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1 year ago
Excellent one!
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1 year ago
Guys ı will update my build in sometimes please like.I will share my top and jungle karthus also in soon :) Hope you find it well.
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1 year ago
That works fine for me THANKS!
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1 year ago
BEST
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1 year ago
Guys with s4 changes ; there can be small changes about masteries, runes or items.So i gonna update my build properly for s4 in soon.New patch will be exiting :)
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11 months ago
I am planning to put my karthus playing to youtube in soon guys :)
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11 months ago
Badest gudie ever he dont need a litel of spell vamp....
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11 months ago
You do not know to play how to play him well. This spellvamp gives you lane sustain which is a need for karthus. In beginning of the game you deal 100 with your q and get 10health for each one and you make health with it and potions so fast.If you deal 300 you get 28 health from each hit also
SO STOP MAINSTREAM FOR KARTHUS .

→Your english is badest english woow such english so complain much aware such doge
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7 months ago
First of all before you make fun of anyone about their language skills you should have them too. So please don't insult people when you are just the same.
Second: spellwamp on Karthus is kinda silly. By your logic you should get spellwamp on every single mage in the game. Somehow there are only about 5 viable champions who can use it early. And if you will go spellwamp on Karthus on any proper server (EU or NA) your opponent will see you are scared of him and will use your lower damage against you. If you are going to do any trades whatsoever you must go max dmg.
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11 months ago
Best Karthus in the world with absolutely no mention of Void Staff anywhere in the guide?

Why is that? Void Staff gives you an INSANE damage boost.
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11 months ago
Man in s3 without %mr i could do a lot things.(Because it was not tank meta)But s4 brough the game a tank meta so added void staff.
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11 months ago
I also am not sure how useful spellvamp can be. Defile already doesn't recieve full effect since it is AOE, same as Q if you hit multiple targets, and you usually can't cast R until you are dead, leaving single target Q to be the only source of proper spellvamp, and even that has low base damage (240 + 0.6AP)

If you REALLY need survivability, I feel like you'd be much better with flat HP or resistance.
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11 months ago
Man as you said on above you are not sure of it because you have not tried before.This spell vamp is not for team fight or late game as you guess.It is for laning with sustain.If you are not a good karthus you will not be able to use your q insanely of course.It takes some time to get used to.I am insanely good at using q.With lay waste you gain %9 of your q damage from minions or enemies in lane it gives you more durability in lane so you farm and outplay easily.

Do not complain before you tried please.
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10 months ago
This guide, so good. I was always uncomfortable playing Karthus, but with the spellvamp its so nice to lane wich normally would be a hell for me. And Im not even that good on hitting Q but this is basicly a doran blade/lifesteal built in supersafe farming. It helped me alot, especially in laning phase. Wich makes Late game Karthus so powerfull people will cry.

I dont know if you gonna do matchups and tactics etc or if this the whole guide but all in all its a good 1.
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10 months ago
I am glad to see that people come back to come me with positive changes and new point of views on karthus. I created this guide to teach how to play karthus well.And it has succeed as ı see.Thank you for your comment

I will add matchups , karthus jungle build to this guide as you offered.
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10 months ago
Nice build bro
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10 months ago
could u add LB to the match up? thx
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10 months ago
Just added :)
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10 months ago
Karthus top lane is actually stupidly powerful (though it might be differ from each match up), but generally you deny your enemies farm so hard it wasn't even funny. You could get mana from last hitting to sustain, and if you had spellvamp runes/masteries you will just stay in lane forever.

When I went ranked and saw the enemy team picking Nasus I immediately went for Karthus and said I would go top lane. Everyone raged at me but at the end I was 17/10/15. The next game I see Dr.Mundo and did the same, but got a Morello first item and also was the most fed of the whole game (but lost due to bot lane feeding a Draven who had 27 kills at the very end of the game...)

If you see someone with a gap closer you can just take exhaust. They dash into your face, and they will sit in point blank range of Lay Waste and Defile waiting for their death.
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10 months ago
I agree with you but not completely.If they have hard gap closer or hard tank top lane even if you play well you can not handle it because of meta.When you go for top as karthus your jungle must be a hard tank cause of meta.And also lack of blue buff can be hard to lane for against some top laners.