[Top 3] TFT Best Karthus Builds That Are Powerful

Best Karthus Builds in TFT
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Karthus, the dead guy, is in TFT with his ultimate, knowing when to use it to take out multiple enemies at once.

Karthus targets all low-health enemies when using his ability and regains mana based on how many of them were killed.

In this article, we will mention the combos to place Karthus in, his best items, and how to make sure you take out your enemies with the real magic.

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Karthus is a great pick in mid and late-game rounds as he shares the pentakill trait, which greatly increases his damage.

He also shares the executioner trait, which increases both the critical chance and the critical damage.

Karthus’s stats, traits, and items are all to be discussed down below to make sure you get the best outcome by placing him on your team.


Best Karthus builds in TFT Set 10

Karthus’s stats:

  • Cost: 4 Gold
  • Health: 700 / 1260 / 2268
  • Mana: 30 / 120
  • Armor: 30
  • MR: 30
  • Ability Power: 100
  • DPS: 30 / 54 / 97
  • Damage: 40 / 72 / 130
  • Atk Spd: 0.75
  • Crit Rate: 25%
  • Range: 4


Karthus’s traits:

1. Pentakill

Pentakill champions reduce incoming damage by 15% and deal bonus damage. For each champion kill, a Pentakill champion rocks out and increases their damage bonus by 25%.

On the 5th kill, all Pentakill champions rock out and your team gains 50% Attack Speed.

  • 3 15% bonus damage
  • 5 30% bonus damage
  • 7 45% bonus damage
  • 10 50% damage reduction and 99% bonus damage

2. Executioner

Executioner Abilities can critically strike and they gain Critical Strike Damage. Their Critical Strike Chance is increased based on their target's missing Health.

  • 2 5% Crit Damage, Up to 25% Crit Chance
  • 4 15% Crit Damage, Up to 100% Crit Chance
  • 6 30% Crit Damage, Up to 200% Crit Chance


Karthus’s ability

 Death Growl

Deal magic damage to the lowest Health enemies. Gain 10 Mana for each that dies.

  • Headliner Effect: +25% AP
  • Damage: 270% / 405% / 900%
  • Number of Targets: 4 / 4 / 6


Carousel priority:

These are the components you would need to focus on since the very first circle in order as you will need them to build up the required items for the team in most of the comps you will find below:


Karthus’s best items

1. Archangel's Staff

Combat start: Gain 30 Ability Power every 5 seconds in combat.

2. Jeweled Gauntlet

Abilities can critically strike.

3. Spear of Shojin

Attacks grant 5 bonus Mana.


Best comps for Karthus



  • 6 Bruiser
  • 1 Illbeats
  • 1 Breakout
  • 3 Pentakill
  • 2 Mosher
  • 2 Executioner

This comp is a fast reroll to level 8, with strong economy as your main carries are above 4 cost.

Olaf is the headliner, featuring the bruiser trait that makes him a beast tank.

Best team for this:

1. Olaf is a must, as he is the headliner of the bruiser while sharing the pentakill trait, which provides additional damage.

2. Karthus is the main source of damage, sharing the executioner and pentakill traits, which provide him with tons of damage and critical hits.

3. Zac is a good pick, as he shared the bruiser trait, which provides him with a lot of health.

4. Gragas is a great early tank, sharing the bruise trait.

5. Illaoi is the tier 5 bruiser, being a tank and summoning her spirit tantecles to deal extra damage and heal.

6. Sett is a great pick as he shares not only the bruiser but also the mosher trait, which provides him with attack speed and omnivamp.

7. Yorick is also a great pick, as he shares both bruiser and mosher traits while summoning his ghouls to deal huge amounts of damage.

8. Akali is the second main damage dealer, as she shares the executioner trait, which provides her with critical.



  • 7 Pentakill
  • 3 Edgelord
  • 2 Sentinel
  • 2 Mosher

This comp is mostly focused on K/DA and Pentakill attributes, with Mordekaiser acting as the Pentakill headliner.

This is a fast reroll to level 8 with decent economy because most of the squad is top tier.

In this match, the better team is:

1. Gnar is a crucial addition to this tournament, since he embodies the traits of a superfan, mosher, and pentakill.

2. Karthus, one of the main damage providers in this matchup, has the ability to execute and pentakill.

3. Lillia is the tier 1 K/DA, with the traits of both sentinel and superfan.

4. Viego is the team's main damage dealer and pentakill member.

5. Neeko, the second member of K/DA, embodies the traits of superfan and protector within the organization.

6. Akali, the third member of K/DA, is very damage-dealing and shares the executioner trait with Karthus.

7. Yorick is a pentakill member at tier five and possesses the protector and mosher traits alongside the squad.

8. The squad places a lot of attention on Mordekaiser because he is the pentakill headliner and has the same sentinel trait as the others.



  • 7 Pentakill
  • 3 Edgelord
  • 2 Sentinel
  • 2 Mosher

This match centers on the pentakill trait, with Viego and Karthus serving as the primary damage dealers and every champion possessing it.

You will not require an extra pentakill trait point because Viego possesses the same trait as Edgelord.

Ideal group for this build:

1. With the major attributes of edgelord and pentakill shared, Viego is the primary damage dealer.

2. Because he also possesses the Pentakill triat, Karthus is the second major damage dealer.

3. Gnar is a fantastic choice as he possesses both the mosher and pentakill traits, which give him omnivamp and increased attack speed.

4. Mordekaiser is a monster since he has access to both the sentinel, which gives him even more tankiness, and the pentakill, which gives him more damage and resistance.

5. With her pentakill shared with the squad and her edgelord shared with Viego, Kayle is a perfect match.

6. The second Mosher on this squad and a Tier 5 pentakill member is Yorick.

7. Olaf is a Tier 1 pentakill that will come in handy early on.

8. Blitzcrank is an excellent tank that provides the squad with the sentinel quality.

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