Karthus Counters

The Best LoL Champions to Synergize and Counter Karthus

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205,895 LoL Matches Analyzed

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To select the best and worst counters for Karthus, we summarized the scores of 205,895 recently finished, ranked League of Legends matches. We determined which champions have the greatest and poorest win rates against him. Additionally, we isolated those select champs that are adept teammates and who could help stop him from being beaten. Having summarized so many games provides us complete certainty in our Karthus counter stats.

As can be seen below, Skarner is the strongest challenger for Karthus with a 55.0% win rate against him. Close behind, Kayle and Yorick are the next largest threats to Karthus. They have win rates of 45.0% and 45.0%, respectively. You should avoid taking him into a match where any of these other champs has been selected.

Conversely, if you are facing off against Azir, you probably should anticipate doing much better. Karthus counters them with a solid win percentage of 56.0%. Likewise, you should expect to do very well against Qiyana and Gangplank. These champs have the next poorest winrates when countering Karthus.

Who Counters Karthus

Champion Win Rate
Karthus vs Skarner Counter Skarner 45 %
Karthus vs Kayle Counter Kayle 45 %
Karthus vs Yorick Counter Yorick 45 %
Karthus vs Yuumi Counter Yuumi 45 %
Karthus vs Sion Counter Sion 45 %

Who Karthus Counters

Champion Win Rate
Karthus vs Azir Matchup Azir 56 %
Karthus vs Qiyana Matchup Qiyana 55 %
Karthus vs Gangplank Matchup Gangplank 54 %
Karthus vs Syndra Matchup Syndra 54 %
Karthus vs Lissandra Matchup Lissandra 54 %

Karthus Team Synergies

Champion Win Rate
League of Legends Champion Wukong Stats Wukong 53 %
League of Legends Champion Olaf Stats Olaf 53 %
League of Legends Champion Amumu Stats Amumu 52 %
League of Legends Champion Hecarim Stats Hecarim 52 %
League of Legends Champion Leona Stats Leona 52 %

If you are interested in great champ synergies for your own allies to help improve your victory rate even further, take a look at our champion synergies above. Regardless of his chosen position, he does admirably when alonside Wukong. This combination usually boosts his average win rate by 3.0%. Olaf and Amumu are also fantastic champions to fight alongside.

To see the details and best Karthus counter builds about a particular matchup, you should click the related row in the tables above. If you would like specific Karthus counters not listed here, you can click the above link to browse them. If you are looking for more specific countering tips and tactics, feel free to read our guide a little further down on the page.

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Guide to Countering Karthus

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

Our Methods

We comb through millions of League of Legends matches pulled directly from Riot’s servers each week. We analyze the data using advanced algorithms to bring you the most accurate Karthus counters online.