“I guess this would be a threat, never faced one before but Karthus APC is really strong still. Very annoying lane just from thinking about it, has large slows and you can't block any of his kit.”
“This matchup is free top lane.
Goal is to bait karthus W, and if he ever uses it, he can't play the game for 15 seconds.
Ideally, freeze against karthus, which will force him to over extend.
If you freeze, he has to be far away from his tower, so you can E him when he walks up and run him down until he flashes to his tower.
You must play close range to him because he out ranges you.
Karthus only wins if you play far back, so always be in E range of him if you can.
Use Q on him during trades, which makes it almost impossible for him to land his Qs on you while blinded.”
“He can slow you down, you can easily kill him but he will also easily kill you when he dies. Wit's End will help alot. If possible, kill enemy toplaner as first while dodging Karthus's Q, then kill him. Don't forget to dodge his Q after he dies.”
“Stay safe in early game because if u buy first item u can kill him”
“Free win, only way you lose if your dying to him and allowing him to play into the late game.”
“You can oneshot him with just R > WQ pretty much everywhere. Just survive lalning phase without letting him become too strong”
“Run ghost and he's not a champion anymore. Don't ever fight him at level 1/2!”
“◉ Karthus is the 2nd most popular botlane mage in the current meta and he does a ton of damage while also having one of the best scalings in the game for a mage. He is very strong in the botlane due to ADCs being weak early game and unable to bully him much.
◉ His primary method of farming, trading, and all-ing will be through the use of his Q ability [[Lay Waste]] which creates a blast where he clicks and after a short delay it will deal damage and it will double that damage if the target is isolated. It is important to be consistently dodging these if you want to stay healthy in lane and beat him.
◉ When he is farming with [[Lay Waste]] or after you’ve successfully dodged a few of them, that is your opportunity to bring out [[Fishbones, the rocket launcher]] to start poking him since he has no sustain whatever poke you dish out on him will stick.
◉ Be careful not to get too close to him because if he ever gets into melee engage range he will use [[Defile]], [[Wall of Pain]], and [[Lay Waste]] to absolutely shred your HP apart and if you end up living all of that with a tiny bit of HP he will then finish you with his ultimate [[Requiem]].
◉ WIN CONDITION: Play the lane from a distance. Focus on poking with Fishbones, the rocket launcher and constantly abuse the range difference you have on him. Stay healthy and don’t underestimate his all-in.
“Karthus is good botlane against other ADC's that like to scale up early. Samira, however, can bully him out of lane very easily. You cannot W any of his abilities, so make sure to dodge his Q's and if he uses R try to use your built in lifesteal on the wave to heal.”
“Similar to Swain, runs exhaust but a lot more oneshottable.”