Blitzcrank vs Karthus Counter Build

How to Win Blitzcrank vs Karthus Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Karthus as Blitzcrank in LoL

How to Beat Karthus as Blitzcrank

1,749 Blitzcrank vs Karthus Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Blitzcrank Items to Counter Karthus

The best items to prioritize in your Blitzcrank versus Karthus build include Zeke's Convergence, Knight's Vow, and Locket of the Iron Solari. When Blitzcrank used at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better when facing Karthus than with most other common item sets.


2.7 | Blitzcrank Karthus | 7.8


6.5 | Blitzcrank Karthus | 7.6


12.7 | Blitzcrank Karthus | 10

Best Blitzcrank Runes to Counter Karthus

Aftershock Rune Aftershock
Font of Life Rune Font of Life
Second Wind Rune Second Wind
Revitalize Rune Revitalize
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight
To have the highest chance of defeating Karthus as Blitzcrank, Blitzcrank players should take the Aftershock, Font of Life, Second Wind, Revitalize, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes. Of all the rune sets players picked for Blitzcrank vs Karthus counterpicks, this blending of runes yielded the highest win rate. We have also shown the best Karthus runes to counterpick against Blitzcrank to help you recognize how he will likely be setup against you.

Runes Karthus Will Likely Use to Counter Blitzcrank

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Last Stand Rune Last Stand

Blitzcrank vs Karthus Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown on this page emphasize some critical Blitzcrank versus Karthus matchup statistics that can help us appreciate the distinctions between this pair of champs. Blitzcrank’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.4 is close to Karthus’s KDA ratio of 2.3, indicating that Blitzcrank may be just as central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Karthus. This observation is in large part fueled by the difference in kills .

Blitzcrank normally has a significant smaller longest killing spree than his foe does. On average, Blitzcrank receives a similar amount of damage to Karthus. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Blitzcrank usually gets much less CS than Karthus. Champions that don't get many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be effective. Instead, they are able to scale properly off of their skills and stats alone. However, champs with scores of minion kills, such as ADCs, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to pass the averages presented here to do well.

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Killing Spree

1 | Blitzcrank Karthus | 2.8

Damage Dealt

8,858 | Blitzcrank Karthus | 29,016

Damage Taken

22,238 | Blitzcrank Karthus | 23,831

Gold Earned

8,022 | Blitzcrank Karthus | 12,077

Minions Killed

34 | Blitzcrank Karthus | 75


5.6 | Blitzcrank Karthus | 5.3

Dragons Killed

2.2 | Blitzcrank Karthus | 1.9

Barons Killed

0.5 | Blitzcrank Karthus | 0.4


1 | Blitzcrank Karthus | 0.9

Blitzcrank vs Karthus Matchup Summary

We get our counter statistics from the millions of rated League of Legends games that we analyze each and every week. This Blitzcrank versus Karthus matchup guide came out of an analysis of 1,749 ranked matches where both champions faced off against one another.

This champion pairing is fairly rare. Blitzcrank encounters Karthus in only 1.9% of his games. Unfortunitally, Blitzcrank does a poor job of beating Karthus. On average, he wins a acceptable 49.0% of games the champs clash against one another in. In Blitzcrank against Karthus matches, Blitzcrank’s team is 11.0% more likely to obtain first blood, indicating that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Karthus.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 1,749 Blitzcrank vs Karthus 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 Blitzcrank 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.