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Careless Karthus
03-30-2011 10:24 PM
RockyRaccoon
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Careless Karthus
Just wondering if anyone knows why precisely most people that play Karthus tend to not care how much they die.

It seems like whenever I'm playing with a Karthus the player always seems to either
A. Charge into the fray mindlessly
or
B. Have terrible positioning

then they die and just seem to be all like 'LAWL, O WELL! *QWER*'.

It's maddening, because it seems like he could just poke away at people with his q, and wall strategically, then just R to mop up. Instead of dying in the first few seconds of a fight and blowing his R. But maybe it's just something I'm missing.

Sorry for the rant, but it's an honest inquiry.


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03-31-2011 03:44 PM
David
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RE: Careless Karthus
It's not the strategy that I personally use when playing Karthus, but I understand the reasoning behind it.

His Q and E do insane damage to anyone standing around him, and since he can cast after his death, it doesn't matter if he dies in the process, since standing in the middle of the enemy team with Defile up and using Lay Waste on their carry almost ensures that you'll win the teamfight.

If you sit back and poke, you won't be up close using Defile, which means you're outputting a LOT less damage. Not only this, but the only advantage of sitting back and poking is not dying - and it doesn't matter all that much if Karthus dies during teamfights, as he can still cast afterwords.

If you play aggressively and die in the middle of their team though, you're useless if they move out of range.


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03-31-2011 06:37 PM
flamedance58
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RE: Careless Karthus
In teamfights, Karthus is like a suicide bomber.

You do damage and then when everything is happening you run and blast everyone.

But as David has stated you don't want to die right away as if they team fight moves away you lose out on this tactic.



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03-31-2011 10:26 PM
TheEagleoftheStars
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RE: Careless Karthus
I only move up and engage if we have overwhelming numbers advantage or if they are retreating; then I just wall and chase with E.

Otherwise I stay far away nuking with E until my whole team engages.

This changes if I get Zhonya's Hourglass; I just go in after 1 or 2 and pop the ring if I start taking damage.


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04-08-2011 11:14 PM
CapriSun Straw
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RE: Careless Karthus
Suicidal Karthus actually works on a majority of LoL players, as they think they have to stay in the circle to fight.
If you move out, a great amount of Karthus' death damage is cut out (assuming you CAN get out)


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