How to Win Annie vs Karthus Counter Matchup Annie is in the s tier of champions

Annie vs Karthus

How to Beat Karthus as Annie in LoL Karthus is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Karthus as Annie

based on 535 Annie vs Karthus matchups
Win Rate
54.6 %
K/D/A
2.41
Pick Rate
1.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked League matches that we analyze every week. This guide on how to beat Karthus as Annie came out of an examination of 535 ranked matches where both champions faced off against one another. This champion pairing is somewhat rare. Annie has to counter Karthus in only 1.5% of her games.

Annie vs Karthus Matchup Summary

Annie has done a great job of beating Karthus. Normally, she wins a terrific 54.6% of matches the champs battle one another in. In Annie versus Karthus games, Annie’s team is 0.0% more probable to gain first blood, implying that she most likely will be able to get first blood against Karthus.

Best Annie vs Karthus Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

Core Annie Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapVoid Staff

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Annie to level up q
>
Second ability for Annie to level up w
>
Last skill for Annie to max out e

Runes

Domination Electrocute Cheap ShotEyeball CollectionRelentless Hunter
Sorcery Manaflow BandAbsolute Focus
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
Annie's passive ability p
Annie q ability q
Annie w ability w
Annie e ability e
Annie's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
8
W
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Q
10
W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Karthus as Annie

Tips for Playing as Annie against Karthus

Molten Shield is a good spell to cast to work up to Annie's stun, so sometimes it's beneficial to grab at least 1 rank in it early.

Striking killing blows on minions with Disintegrate enables Annie to farm extremely well early in the game.

Storing a stun for use with her ultimate can turn the tide of a team fight.

Advice to Win Against Karthus

Karthus can cast spells for a short duration after he is killed. Move away from his corpse to be safe.

Make sure you always have enough health to survive Requiem, even if you have to go back to the base more frequently to heal.

Annie vs Karthus Counter Stats

Annie Image
Win Rate
54.6 %
VS
Win Rate
45.4 %
Karthus Image
7.1
< Kills >
8
6.3
< Deaths >
7.6
8.1
< Assists >
9.4
1.6
< Killing Sprees >
1.97
148
< Minions Killed >
106
0.09
< Dragons Killed >
0.79
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.33
821
< Physical Damage >
239
20,642
< Magic Damage >
31,263
1,306
< True Damage >
1,873
22,770
< Damage Dealt >
33,376
20,490
< Damage Taken >
26,243
11,494
< Gold Earned >
13,216
1.89
< Towers >
1.35
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.19
1,736
< Total Healing >
4,897
14,356
< Experience >
14,825
20
< Vision Score >
18
9
< Wards Placed >
7
218
< Time Dealing CC >
212

How to Counter Karthus with Annie in LoL

The stats shown here highlight some critical Annie versus Karthus matchup statistics that may help you distinguish the differences and similarities between these two champions. For instance, Annie’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Karthus’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Annie may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Karthus..

Annie often has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than her enemy does. Typically, she receives less damage than Karthus. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also imply that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Annie and Karthus

Damage Types Compared

Annie
Karthus
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Annie
Karthus

Who is Better, Annie or Karthus?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Annie usually wins when trying to fight Karthus, with a 54.6% win rate. Therefore, Annie makes a great counter for Karthus.

While Annie does have a much higher winrate compared to Karthus, when they face off with one another, Annie also has a lower level of difficulty that makes her a less complex character to learn and master. You should be be fine when picking Annie into Karthus.

Furthermore, Annie also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Karthus. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Annie vs Karthus matchups, Annie is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.

Annie is a great counter to Karthus. You will do well by focussing your actions on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Annie against Karthus.

Additional Information for Annie Players

How We Calculated Our Annie vs Karthus Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Karthus as Annie, we analyzed 535 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Karthus as Annie comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To truly master Annie to counter Karthus during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions displayed here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Annie often accumulates a similar amount of CS compared to Karthus. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers displayed here to do well.

The best items to prioritize in your Annie versus Karthus build include Luden's Tempest, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Annie bought at least these three items in her build, she performed much better when facing Karthus than with many other common builds. In fact, Annie boasted an average winrate of 54.6% when playing against Karthus with these items in her kit.

To have the highest chance of crushing Karthus as Annie, you should equip the Electrocute, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Manaflow Band, and Absolute Focus runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Annie vs Karthus counters, this sequence of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 54.6% winrate overall.

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