League of Legends Champion Karthus Karthus is in the b tier of champions

Karthus

Mage
Karthus is a mage Role mage
Difficulty Average
Power Spike Late-Game
Death Defied ability p
Lay Waste ability q
Wall of Pain ability w
Defile ability e
Requiem ability r
jungle

Karthus Counters

based on 17,879 matches
Win Rate
48.3 %
Pick Rate
2.6 %
Ban Rate
0.7 %

How We Analyze Our Counter Karthus Data

We analyze millions of League of Legends games each week, pulled directly from Riot Games, to determine the best and worst Karthus counters. At this moment, our detailed counter Karthus data is based on 17,879 recent games and will show you which champions have the highest and lowest win rates against them.

Karthus Counters Summary

In the selected jungle position, Karthus does very well against Nidalee and Elise, with win rates of 55.6% and 55.3%, respectively. Karthus a superior counter pick to both of these champs. Yet, he is a poor matchup in counter jungle matchups when fighting Bel'Veth and Mordekaiser. Be careful about taking Karthus into either of these two champs.

Karthus Matchups in Lane

Additional Info for Karthus Players

Karthus Counters Summary (Continued)

The best champs outside of lane to counter Karthus include Zeri, Aphelios, and Lucian. These champs are all good at countering Karthus with high win rates over 62%. Even if these Karthus counter picks are not played in your lane, it's not a good idea to take him into any of these matchups. They will likely win against Karthus.

Conversely, if the opposing team choses either Neeko or Heimerdinger, Karthus mains should strongly consider picking him, as he easily crushes these selections with win rates over 52% against both ofthem.

How to Counter Karthus

Try to pick of Karthus before teamfights because he excels at dealing damage and being in the thick of the battle.

How to Use this Countering Karthus Guide

To see the details and best Karthus counter builds for a specific matchup, you can click the related row in one of the tables above. If you want specific Ashe counters not highlighted above, you may use the filters below to find details on your specific Karthus matchup.

To limit the Karthus counters to a particular ranked tier only, pick the desired tier from the dropdown menu above. The recommended champion counters will be revised. If you would like great champion pairings for your own allies to advance your win percentage, take a look at our Karthus synergies.

We comb through millions of League of Legends matches pulled directly from Riot Games servers each week to give you an advantage. We analyze the data using advanced algorithms to bring you the most accurate Karthus counters online. Having evaluated so many matches gives us lots of faith in our conclusions.

All Karthus Matchups

The Karthus counter matchups shown below include data from Silver+ tiers and champions in all positions. Click an individual Karthus matchup to see a detailed build, stats, and advice to win your next fight. You will also have the opportunity to further refine your tier selection.

Karthus vs Gnar
Gnar 223 Games
In Game
59.2 %
Karthus vs Lissandra
Lissandra 268 Games
In Game
59 %
Karthus vs Rell
Rell 207 Games
In Game
57 %
Karthus vs Alistar
Alistar 302 Games
In Game
55.6 %
Karthus vs Kennen
Kennen 161 Games
In Game
55.3 %
Karthus vs Twisted Fate
Twisted Fate 301 Games
In Game
54.8 %
Karthus vs Nidalee
Nidalee 341 Games
In Game
54.5 %
Karthus vs Ryze
Ryze 511 Games
In Game
54.4 %
Karthus vs Shaco
Shaco 897 Games
In Game
54.3 %
Karthus vs Aphelios
Aphelios 547 Games
In Game
54.1 %
Karthus vs Quinn
Quinn 213 Games
In Game
54 %
Karthus vs Jarvan IV
Jarvan IV 351 Games
In Game
53.8 %
Karthus vs Lee Sin
Lee Sin 722 Games
In Game
53.7 %
Karthus vs Elise
Elise 404 Games
In Game
53.7 %
Karthus vs Nunu & Willump
Nunu & Willump 351 Games
In Game
53.6 %
Karthus vs Braum
Braum 198 Games
In Game
53.5 %
Karthus vs Xayah
Xayah 525 Games
In Game
53.5 %
Karthus vs Thresh
Thresh 1,050 Games
In Game
53.4 %
Karthus vs Corki
Corki 184 Games
In Game
53.3 %
Karthus vs Gragas
Gragas 368 Games
In Game
53 %
Karthus vs Azir
Azir 398 Games
In Game
53 %
Karthus vs Rumble
Rumble 333 Games
In Game
52.9 %
Karthus vs Annie
Annie 284 Games
In Game
52.8 %
Karthus vs Malzahar
Malzahar 739 Games
In Game
52.8 %
Karthus vs Kha'Zix
Kha'Zix 761 Games
In Game
52.8 %
Karthus vs Bard
Bard 542 Games
In Game
52.8 %
Karthus vs Poppy
Poppy 312 Games
In Game
52.6 %
Karthus vs K'Sante
K'Sante 1,360 Games
In Game
52.6 %
Karthus vs Katarina
Katarina 868 Games
In Game
52.5 %
Karthus vs Warwick
Warwick 897 Games
In Game
52.4 %
Karthus vs Renekton
Renekton 649 Games
In Game
52.4 %
Karthus vs Ziggs
Ziggs 373 Games
In Game
52.3 %
Karthus vs Sion
Sion 801 Games
In Game
52.3 %
Karthus vs Kayle
Kayle 410 Games
In Game
52.2 %
Karthus vs Leona
Leona 672 Games
In Game
52.2 %
Karthus vs Rek'Sai
Rek'Sai 259 Games
In Game
52.1 %
Karthus vs Vladimir
Vladimir 699 Games
In Game
52.1 %
Karthus vs Akali
Akali 1,425 Games
In Game
52.1 %
Karthus vs Kassadin
Kassadin 527 Games
In Game
52 %
Karthus vs Viego
Viego 1,172 Games
In Game
52 %
Karthus vs Nautilus
Nautilus 865 Games
In Game
52 %
Karthus vs Lillia
Lillia 776 Games
In Game
51.9 %
Karthus vs Veigar
Veigar 663 Games
In Game
51.9 %
Karthus vs Ezreal
Ezreal 2,352 Games
In Game
51.8 %
Karthus vs Malphite
Malphite 492 Games
In Game
51.8 %
Karthus vs Lucian
Lucian 1,385 Games
In Game
51.6 %
Karthus vs Qiyana
Qiyana 343 Games
In Game
51.6 %
Karthus vs Sylas
Sylas 1,730 Games
In Game
51.6 %
Karthus vs Ivern
Ivern 132 Games
In Game
51.5 %
Karthus vs Amumu
Amumu 914 Games
In Game
51.4 %
Karthus vs Pyke
Pyke 1,126 Games
In Game
51.4 %
Karthus vs Zac
Zac 630 Games
In Game
51.4 %
Karthus vs Vex
Vex 751 Games
In Game
51.3 %
Karthus vs LeBlanc
LeBlanc 411 Games
In Game
51.3 %
Karthus vs Sejuani
Sejuani 823 Games
In Game
51.3 %
Karthus vs Zeri
Zeri 168 Games
In Game
51.2 %
Karthus vs Seraphine
Seraphine 799 Games
In Game
51.2 %
Karthus vs Zoe
Zoe 334 Games
In Game
51.2 %
Karthus vs Jayce
Jayce 365 Games
In Game
51.2 %
Karthus vs Blitzcrank
Blitzcrank 988 Games
In Game
51.2 %
Karthus vs Jax
Jax 1,164 Games
In Game
51 %
Karthus vs Kog'Maw
Kog'Maw 290 Games
In Game
51 %
Karthus vs Aurelion Sol
Aurelion Sol 57 Games
In Game
50.9 %
Karthus vs Samira
Samira 1,155 Games
In Game
50.9 %
Karthus vs Kalista
Kalista 269 Games
In Game
50.9 %
Karthus vs Tryndamere
Tryndamere 565 Games
In Game
50.8 %
Karthus vs Maokai
Maokai 671 Games
In Game
50.8 %
Karthus vs Aatrox
Aatrox 1,442 Games
In Game
50.8 %
Karthus vs Irelia
Irelia 890 Games
In Game
50.7 %
Karthus vs Miss Fortune
Miss Fortune 1,727 Games
In Game
50.6 %
Karthus vs Talon
Talon 553 Games
In Game
50.5 %
Karthus vs Ahri
Ahri 730 Games
In Game
50.5 %
Karthus vs Diana
Diana 884 Games
In Game
50.5 %
Karthus vs Senna
Senna 912 Games
In Game
50.5 %
Karthus vs Pantheon
Pantheon 710 Games
In Game
50.4 %
Karthus vs Yone
Yone 1,583 Games
In Game
50.3 %
Karthus vs Kai'Sa
Kai'Sa 2,841 Games
In Game
50.3 %
Karthus vs Darius
Darius 1,182 Games
In Game
50.3 %
Karthus vs Vayne
Vayne 960 Games
In Game
50.1 %
Karthus vs Karma
Karma 866 Games
In Game
50 %
Karthus vs Kayn
Kayn 1,125 Games
In Game
50 %
Karthus vs Volibear
Volibear 651 Games
In Game
49.9 %
Karthus vs Vi
Vi 617 Games
In Game
49.8 %
Karthus vs Urgot
Urgot 506 Games
In Game
49.8 %
Karthus vs Lux
Lux 2,015 Games
In Game
49.7 %
Karthus vs Tristana
Tristana 1,489 Games
In Game
49.7 %
Karthus vs Skarner
Skarner 135 Games
In Game
49.6 %
Karthus vs Hecarim
Hecarim 1,549 Games
In Game
49.5 %
Karthus vs Nasus
Nasus 894 Games
In Game
49.4 %
Karthus vs Gwen
Gwen 406 Games
In Game
49.3 %
Karthus vs Ornn
Ornn 688 Games
In Game
49.3 %
Karthus vs Shen
Shen 888 Games
In Game
49.2 %
Karthus vs Ashe
Ashe 1,869 Games
In Game
49.2 %
Karthus vs Yasuo
Yasuo 1,377 Games
In Game
49.2 %
Karthus vs Nami
Nami 1,528 Games
In Game
49.2 %
Karthus vs Teemo
Teemo 983 Games
In Game
49.1 %
Karthus vs Morgana
Morgana 1,097 Games
In Game
49.1 %
Karthus vs Cho'Gath
Cho'Gath 479 Games
In Game
49.1 %
Karthus vs Jinx
Jinx 1,102 Games
In Game
49.1 %
Karthus vs Master Yi
Master Yi 1,033 Games
In Game
49 %
Karthus vs Fiddlesticks
Fiddlesticks 577 Games
In Game
49 %
Karthus vs Kindred
Kindred 894 Games
In Game
49 %
Karthus vs Twitch
Twitch 1,340 Games
In Game
49 %
Karthus vs Sett
Sett 1,105 Games
In Game
48.9 %
Karthus vs Camille
Camille 869 Games
In Game
48.9 %
Karthus vs Jhin
Jhin 1,930 Games
In Game
48.9 %
Karthus vs Garen
Garen 1,020 Games
In Game
48.8 %
Karthus vs Varus
Varus 1,634 Games
In Game
48.8 %
Karthus vs Taliyah
Taliyah 299 Games
In Game
48.8 %
Karthus vs Nilah
Nilah 457 Games
In Game
48.8 %
Karthus vs Renata Glasc
Renata Glasc 643 Games
In Game
48.7 %
Karthus vs Tahm Kench
Tahm Kench 323 Games
In Game
48.6 %
Karthus vs Kled
Kled 272 Games
In Game
48.5 %
Karthus vs Anivia
Anivia 415 Games
In Game
48.4 %
Karthus vs Caitlyn
Caitlyn 2,914 Games
In Game
48.4 %
Karthus vs Zed
Zed 1,378 Games
In Game
48.4 %
Karthus vs Nocturne
Nocturne 629 Games
In Game
48.3 %
Karthus vs Swain
Swain 1,015 Games
In Game
48.2 %
Karthus vs Brand
Brand 832 Games
In Game
48.1 %
Karthus vs Rengar
Rengar 691 Games
In Game
48 %
Karthus vs Singed
Singed 483 Games
In Game
48 %
Karthus vs Fizz
Fizz 572 Games
In Game
47.9 %
Karthus vs Soraka
Soraka 1,080 Games
In Game
47.8 %
Karthus vs Cassiopeia
Cassiopeia 293 Games
In Game
47.8 %
Karthus vs Sivir
Sivir 749 Games
In Game
47.7 %
Karthus vs Gangplank
Gangplank 902 Games
In Game
47.6 %
Karthus vs Xerath
Xerath 775 Games
In Game
47.6 %
Karthus vs Lulu
Lulu 822 Games
In Game
47.6 %
Karthus vs Neeko
Neeko 314 Games
In Game
47.5 %
Karthus vs Graves
Graves 1,712 Games
In Game
47.5 %
Karthus vs Fiora
Fiora 1,270 Games
In Game
47.4 %
Karthus vs Riven
Riven 607 Games
In Game
47.4 %
Karthus vs Galio
Galio 379 Games
In Game
47.2 %
Karthus vs Yuumi
Yuumi 1,006 Games
In Game
47.2 %
Karthus vs Rakan
Rakan 322 Games
In Game
47.2 %
Karthus vs Udyr
Udyr 1,030 Games
In Game
47.1 %
Karthus vs Yorick
Yorick 520 Games
In Game
47.1 %
Karthus vs Ekko
Ekko 1,542 Games
In Game
47 %
Karthus vs Olaf
Olaf 417 Games
In Game
47 %
Karthus vs Mordekaiser
Mordekaiser 1,569 Games
In Game
46.6 %
Karthus vs Akshan
Akshan 373 Games
In Game
46.6 %
Karthus vs Zilean
Zilean 520 Games
In Game
46.5 %
Karthus vs Zyra
Zyra 718 Games
In Game
46.5 %
Karthus vs Rammus
Rammus 494 Games
In Game
46.4 %
Karthus vs Wukong
Wukong 667 Games
In Game
46.2 %
Karthus vs Trundle
Trundle 529 Games
In Game
46.1 %
Karthus vs Draven
Draven 877 Games
In Game
46 %
Karthus vs Syndra
Syndra 1,331 Games
In Game
46 %
Karthus vs Vel'Koz
Vel'Koz 513 Games
In Game
46 %
Karthus vs Evelynn
Evelynn 643 Games
In Game
46 %
Karthus vs Illaoi
Illaoi 506 Games
In Game
45.8 %
Karthus vs Viktor
Viktor 1,132 Games
In Game
45.8 %
Karthus vs Heimerdinger
Heimerdinger 984 Games
In Game
45.8 %
Karthus vs Taric
Taric 334 Games
In Game
45.8 %
Karthus vs Xin Zhao
Xin Zhao 351 Games
In Game
45.6 %
Karthus vs Sona
Sona 658 Games
In Game
45.3 %
Karthus vs Orianna
Orianna 269 Games
In Game
44.6 %
Karthus vs Janna
Janna 642 Games
In Game
44.4 %
Karthus vs Bel'Veth
Bel'Veth 700 Games
In Game
43.9 %
Karthus vs Shyvana
Shyvana 576 Games
In Game
43.2 %
Karthus vs Dr. Mundo
Dr. Mundo 663 Games
In Game
43.1 %