Diana vs Karthus Counter Build

How to Beat Karthus as Diana


We produce our counter stats from the millions of recently rated LoL games that we analyze each week. This Diana against Karthus counter review came out of an examination of 3,993 ranked rounds where both champions battled one another.

This pairing is fairly rare. Diana has to counter Karthus in only 0.8% of her games. Diana has done a good job of countering Karthus. Typically, she wins a fantastic 53.0% of games the champions clash against one another in. In Diana versus Karthus rounds, Diana’s team is 4.0% more expected to obtain first blood. This indicates that she most likely will get first blood versus Karthus.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Diana Items to Counter Karthus

The top items to have in your Diana versus Karthus build include Lich Bane, Nashor's Tooth, and Night Harvester. When Diana incorporated at least these three items in her build, she did significantly better when facing Karthus than with most other commonly used item sets.

Lich Bane Item Nashor's Tooth Item Night Harvester Item

Best Diana Runes to Counter Karthus

To have the best probability of annihilating Karthus as Diana, Diana players should equip the Phase Rush, Manaflow Band, Absolute Focus, Gathering Storm, Shield Bash, and Bone Plating runes. Out of all the runes players chose for Diana vs Karthus clashes, this composite of runes yielded the highest win rate. We have also included the top Karthus runes to fend off Diana in order to help you infer how he will probably be built against your champ.

Best Diana Runes

Phase Rush Rune Phase Rush
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Absolute Focus Rune Absolute Focus
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Shield Bash Rune Shield Bash
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating

Best Karthus Runes

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Last Stand Rune Last Stand


The subsequent tables emphasize several strategic Diana versus Karthus counter statistics that can help us figure out the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Diana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is nearly equal to Karthus’s ratio of 2.3, highlighting that Diana may be just as central to her team's team fighting capacity than Karthus.

Battle Stats


Diana Stats
8.6 7.6
Karthus Stats


Diana Stats
6.7 7.5
Karthus Stats


Diana Stats
6.6 9.4
Karthus Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Diana Stats
3.6 2.8
Karthus Stats

Damage Dealt

Diana Stats
21952 27043
Karthus Stats

Damage Taken

Diana Stats
23743 24451
Karthus Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Diana Stats
5.7 5
Karthus Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Diana Stats
1 0.9
Karthus Stats

Dragons Killed

Diana Stats
2.1 1.9
Karthus Stats

Barons Killed

Diana Stats
0.4 0.4
Karthus Stats

Gold Earned

Diana Stats
11748 11726
Karthus Stats

Minions Killed

Diana Stats
131 86
Karthus Stats

Diana often has a much larger longest kill spree than her foe does. Typically, Diana receives a similar amount of damage to Karthus. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also indicate that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

In Diana vs Karthus matchups, Diana usually racks up much more CS than Karthus. Champions who on average do not acquire very much CS normally do not need much CS to be effective. Instead, they are capable of scaling easily off their abilities alone. Yet, champs with large numbers of minion kills, such as carries, typically need a lot of gold to be effective. In either situation, try to top the values displayed here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 3993 Diana 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 Diana 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.