Darius vs Karthus Counter Build

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

How to Beat Karthus as Darius

1,814 Darius vs Karthus Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Darius Items to Counter Karthus

The best items to have in your Darius versus Karthus build include Sterak's Gage, Dead Man's Plate, and Stridebreaker. When Darius incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better against Karthus than with most other typical item sets.


6.5 | Darius Karthus | 7.6


6.7 | Darius Karthus | 7.4


4.9 | Darius Karthus | 9.4

Best Darius Runes to Counter Karthus

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Celerity Rune Celerity
To have the highest probability of vanquishing Karthus as Darius, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Nimbus Cloak, and Celerity runes. Out of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Darius vs Karthus matchups, this blending of runes resulted in the highest win rate. We have also included the top Karthus runes to fend off Darius in order to help you grasp how he will likely be played against your champ.

Runes Karthus Will Likely Use to Counter Darius

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
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace

Darius vs Karthus Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown here emphasize some strategic Darius against Karthus matchup statistics that may help you figure out the distinctions between the pair. Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 1.7 is not as good as Karthus’s ratio of 2.3, highlighting that Darius may be less central to his team's team fighting capability than Karthus. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.

Darius often has a similar longest kill spree as his counter does. Commonly, Darius takes more damage than Karthus. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to escape further damage when poked or engaged.

In Darius vs Karthus matchups, Darius often takes much more CS than Karthus. Champions who on average do not earn much CS usually do not have to have much CS to be effective. They are capable of scaling easily off their abilities alone. Yet, champions with scores of minion kills, such as hyper-carries, typically need a lot of gold to be effective. In either case, try to outperform the averages presented here to do well.

By default, Darius vs Karthus tips, statistics, and build suggestions are presented for every ranked division. To filter the statistics and builds to an individual player tier, you can use the selection menu located earlier on the page.

Killing Spree

2.9 | Darius Karthus | 2.8

Damage Dealt

16,146 | Darius Karthus | 27,640

Damage Taken

29,830 | Darius Karthus | 23,294

Gold Earned

11,079 | Darius Karthus | 11,750

Minions Killed

143 | Darius Karthus | 76


5.3 | Darius Karthus | 5.4

Dragons Killed

2 | Darius Karthus | 1.9

Barons Killed

0.4 | Darius Karthus | 0.4


0.9 | Darius Karthus | 0.9

Darius vs Karthus Matchup Summary

We calculate our counter statistics from the millions of recently ranked LoL rounds that we analyze each week. This Darius against Karthus counter guide came out of an evaluation of 1,814 ranked matches where both champions opposed one another.

This pairing is relatively rare. Darius encounters Karthus in only 1.7% of his matches. Unfortunitally, Darius has done a poor job of countering Karthus. Normally, he wins a lowly 48.0% of games the champs clash against each other in. In Darius versus Karthus games, Darius’s side is 6.0% more expected to earn first blood, implying that he most likely will get first blood versus Karthus.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 1,814 Darius 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 Darius 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.