Corki vs Karthus Counter Build

How to Beat Karthus as Corki


At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of recently ranked League games each week. In our data, Corki battled Karthus in 583 matches. Using so many matchups for Corki vs Karthus gives us a lot of faith in our ability to produce enlightening stats and a pro build to smash your enemy.

This champion matchup is relatively rare. Corki fights Karthus in only 0.7% of his rounds. Corki does a good job of countering Karthus. On average, he wins a whopping 53.0% of matches the champions oppose each other in. In Corki versus Karthus matches, Corki’s side is 4.0% more expected to get first blood, implying that he most likely will get first blood against Karthus.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Corki Items to Counter Karthus

The most important items to have in your Corki versus Karthus build consist of Muramana, Trinity Force, and Rapid Firecannon. When Corki combined at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better against Karthus than with most other typical builds.

Muramana Item Trinity Force Item Rapid Firecannon Item

Best Corki Runes to Counter Karthus

To have the best probability of crushing Karthus as Corki, Corki players should equip the Fleet Footwork, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, Coup de Grace, Magical Footwear, and Biscuit Delivery runes. Of all the runes players picked for Corki vs Karthus battles, this blending of runes yielded the greatest win rate. We have also displayed the best Karthus runes to fend off Corki in order to help you realize how he will likely be setup against your champion.

Best Corki Runes

Fleet Footwork Rune Fleet Footwork
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Legend: Bloodline Rune Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery

Best Karthus Runes

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


The following tables feature some significant Corki versus Karthus counter stats that can help you understand the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Corki’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is close to Karthus’s KDA ratio of 2.3, highlighting that Corki may be just as central to his team's team fighting capability than Karthus.

Battle Stats


Corki Stats
8.2 7.8
Karthus Stats


Corki Stats
6.8 7.4
Karthus Stats


Corki Stats
7.7 9.4
Karthus Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Corki Stats
3.5 2.8
Karthus Stats

Damage Dealt

Corki Stats
23793 28567
Karthus Stats

Damage Taken

Corki Stats
22807 25384
Karthus Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Corki Stats
5.6 5.1
Karthus Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Corki Stats
1 0.9
Karthus Stats

Dragons Killed

Corki Stats
2.2 1.9
Karthus Stats

Barons Killed

Corki Stats
0.4 0.5
Karthus Stats

Gold Earned

Corki Stats
12244 12077
Karthus Stats

Minions Killed

Corki Stats
156 92
Karthus Stats

Corki typically has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his opponent does. On average, Corki receives a similar amount of damage to Karthus. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the champion with increased health has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Corki often tallies many more minion kills than Karthus. Champs who on average don't amass many minion kills typically do not require much CS to be useful. They are capable of scaling well off their abilities alone. However, champions with a lot of CS, such as carries, typically need a lot of items to be useful. In either case, try to exceed the values presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 583 Corki 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 Corki 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.