Volley arrows are blocked by the first enemy they hit, so keep your distance to avoid having them all absorbed by enemy frontliners.
Hawkshot reveals units in brush. If a team fight is occuring in the jungle it can give you a significant advantage.
Try to fire Enchanted Crystal Arrow in the same direction enemies are moving, so it is more likely to hit.
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.
The stats shown on this page show some influential Ashe against Karthus matchup statistics that can help us realize the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Ashe’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Karthus’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Ashe may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Karthus..
Ashe often has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than her enemy does. Commonly, she receives less damage than Karthus. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Ashe usually fairs equally well when taking on Karthus, with a 50.9% win rate. Thus, Ashe makes an ok counter to Karthus.
While Ashe does have a higher winrate than Karthus, when they face off with one another, Ashe also has a lower level of difficulty that makes her a less difficult champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Ashe into Karthus.
Additionally, Ashe has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Karthus. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Ashe vs Karthus matchups, Ashe is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.
Ashe is a decent counter for Karthus. You will do well by focussing your strategy on keeping up your CS and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Ashe against Karthus.
If you would like to truly master Ashe to counter Karthus during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and tips shown above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Ashe most often gets a similar amount of CS compared to Karthus. Champions who on average don't take many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values shown on this page to do well.
The ideal items to have in your Ashe versus Karthus build consist of Immortal Shieldbow, Guinsoo's Rageblade, and Blade of The Ruined King. When Ashe included at least these three pieces in her build, she performed much better versus Karthus than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Ashe boasted an average win rate of 50.9% when countering Karthus with these items in her kit.
To have the greatest likelihood of defeating Karthus as Ashe, Ashe players should take the Lethal Tempo, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, Coup de Grace, Magical Footwear, and Approach Velocity runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players chose for Ashe vs Karthus counterpicks, this sequence of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 50.9% win rate overall.
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