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Ahri Statistics for Ahri

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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 at the most times)
  • And jungle karthus is extremely huge at this meta.
  • Exhaust is for laning dominance and good for assasins but ı don't prefer this much.
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Runes

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  • AGAİNST HARD MAGİC DAMAGE ASSASİNS AND 2 MAGE TEAMS                                                                         With 4.5 patch magic resistance glyphs has been buffed.So ı think mr per level glyphs and seals are great for dealing against any mage or any assasins mage like lb or smt.In addition mr boots are great with this runes.(43 mr from runes and with masteries you reach 76 at max level)
  • AGAİNST TEAM MAGES WİTHOUT HEAVY NUKES(General runes)                                                                               Get Ap seals instead of magic resistance per level seals.
  • AGAİNST FULL AD TEAM                                                                                                                                            Get armor seals for dealing against basic damage.In addition get ap glyphs for dealing more in early as well.
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Masteries

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Offense: 21
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Defense: 9
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Utility: 0
  • With these masteries you ıncrease your mr and armor by 5%.
  • Gives you great offensive power.
  • Gives you 3% max health which is the best thing in defensive page for a mage.
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Abilities

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  • Up abilities like that.As you see in every second chance ı upgrade my Q.
  • 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
  • Actually items are so important for karthus stack your tear so quickly.I will just explain my early game.Because mid or late game is not such a skill show.
  • In early game you get dorans and pots.After reaching 1500 gold in lane go to you base but hextech and boot to get sustain and great ap in early game.After getting these tp your tower not to miss exp or gold.After farming or killing someone whenever you reach your base get your tear and stack it as soon as possible.Item select order:hextechvamp and boots-tear and mp boots-rhylai-wota-zhonyas-arcangel-sell your wota to get void-get liandry or rabaddon for situation. 
WHAT ARE THE MOST İMPORTANT THİNGS WHEN PLAYİNG KARTHUS?
  1. Always harass
  2. Requıem whenever needs
  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 get expert in karthus you won't miss nearly any minions.
  5. People say that "PRESS R TO WİN" because they see karthus is only requıem .When you reach a good level at karthus you will see that karthus is more than R.

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Matchups

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6 months ago
Excellent one!
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6 months 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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6 months ago
That works fine for me THANKS!
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6 months ago
BEST
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5 months 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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4 months ago
I am planning to put my karthus playing to youtube in soon guys :)
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3 months ago
Badest gudie ever he dont need a litel of spell vamp....
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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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2 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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2 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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2 months ago
Nice build bro
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2 months ago
could u add LB to the match up? thx
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2 months ago
Just added :)
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2 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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2 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.
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2 months ago
I don't see the lack of blue buff problem. With tear and ROA I have enough to last for a long time as long as I don't waste it by leaving Demise on. And so far the current meta is alright for Karthus. Nasus, Renekton, Shyvanna, Mundo, Singed, Darius, Udyr, Volibear, Vladimir, Sion, Trundle, Nunu, Poppy, even Yasuo are pieces of cake. I admit Wukong, Jax, Teemo, Kayle, Rengar, Fiora, Tryndamere, Jarvan, Aatrox, Singed, Yorick, Elise, Lee Sin, Riven, Pantheon, Akali, Vi, Khazix, Zed, Gangplank, Xin Zhao, Master Yi, Talon are dead counters, making it terribly hard though.