How to Win Caitlyn vs Karthus Counter Matchup Caitlyn is in the a tier of champions

Caitlyn vs Karthus

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

based on 2,104 Caitlyn vs Karthus matchups
Win Rate
50.8 %
K/D/A
2.33
Pick Rate
1.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked League matches each and every week. In our dataset, Caitlyn battled Karthus 2104 times. With so many games with Caitlyn versus Karthus gives us faith in our ability to produce useful stats and a pro build to smash Karthus. This particular counter matchup is somewhat rare. Caitlyn has to counter Karthus in only 1.5% of her matches.

Caitlyn vs Karthus Matchup Summary

Caitlyn does a ok job of beating Karthus. On average, she wins a acceptable 50.8% of matches the champs clash against one another in. In Caitlyn vs Karthus matches, Caitlyn’s team is 0.1% more expected to get first blood. This indicates that she probably will be able to get first blood versus Karthus.

Best Caitlyn vs Karthus Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsNoonquiver

Core Caitlyn Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceRapid FirecannonThe Collector

Optional Items

BloodthirsterPhantom DancerInfinity EdgeStormrazor

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerheal summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Fleet Footwork Presence of MindLegend: BloodlineCoup de Grace
Sorcery Absolute FocusGathering Storm
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Caitlyn's passive ability p
Caitlyn q ability q
Caitlyn w ability w
Caitlyn e ability e
Caitlyn's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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W
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Q
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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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E
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R

Guide to Countering Karthus as Caitlyn

Tips for Playing as Caitlyn against Karthus

Fire 90 Caliber Net away from the opponent to close the gap or hop over walls.

Avoid using Ace in the Hole in large team melees as it might be blocked by the wrong target.

Make use of her Yordle Snap Traps by placing them pre-emptively to ensure that you'll have one off of cooldown during combat.

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.

Caitlyn vs Karthus Counter Stats

Caitlyn Image
Win Rate
50.8 %
VS
Win Rate
49.2 %
Karthus Image
7.2
< Kills >
7.3
6.1
< Deaths >
7.4
7
< Assists >
9.3
1.68
< Killing Sprees >
1.7
174
< Minions Killed >
102
0.24
< Dragons Killed >
0.74
0.58
< Inhibitors >
0.32
18,280
< Physical Damage >
253
1,446
< Magic Damage >
29,664
898
< True Damage >
1,755
20,625
< Damage Dealt >
31,673
21,347
< Damage Taken >
25,777
12,442
< Gold Earned >
12,701
2.62
< Towers >
1.23
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.18
3,810
< Total Healing >
4,809
13,134
< Experience >
14,556
19
< Vision Score >
19
9
< Wards Placed >
7
74
< Time Dealing CC >
196

How to Counter Karthus with Caitlyn in LoL

The stats shown here underscore some important Caitlyn versus Karthus counter statistics that can help you figure out the distinctions between the pair. Caitlyn’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Karthus’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Caitlyn may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Karthus..

Caitlyn often has a similar longest kill spree as her counter does. Typically, she receives less damage than Karthus. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Caitlyn and Karthus

Damage Types Compared

Caitlyn
Karthus
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Caitlyn
Karthus

Who is Better, Caitlyn or Karthus?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Caitlyn usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Karthus, with a 50.8% win rate. As a result, Caitlyn makes an ok counter to Karthus.

While Caitlyn does have a higher win rate compared to Karthus, when they face off with one another, Caitlyn also has a lower learning curve that makes her a less complex champ to develop with. You should be careful when picking Caitlyn into Karthus.

Additionally, Caitlyn also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Karthus. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Caitlyn vs Karthus matchups, Caitlyn is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Caitlyn is a decent counter for Karthus. Make sure you focus your strategy on increasing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Caitlyn against Karthus.

Additional Information for Caitlyn Players

How We Calculated Our Caitlyn vs Karthus Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Karthus as Caitlyn, we analyzed 2,104 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 Caitlyn 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 Caitlyn in order to counter Karthus during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions presented above, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Caitlyn usually gets more CS as Karthus. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The ideal items to have in your Caitlyn versus Karthus build include Galeforce, Rapid Firecannon, and The Collector. When Caitlyn bought at least these three pieces in her build, she did significantly better versus Karthus than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Caitlyn had an average win rate of 50.8% when countering Karthus with these items in her kit.

To have the greatest chance of crushing Karthus as Caitlyn, Caitlyn players should use the Fleet Footwork, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, Coup de Grace, Absolute Focus, and Gathering Storm runes from the Precision and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the runes we have analyed for Caitlyn vs Karthus fights, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 50.8% win rate overall.

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