Ekko vs Karthus Counter Build

How to Beat Karthus as Ekko

Summary

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked League matches every week. In our database, Ekko engaged Karthus in 7,089 games. Including so many matchups for Ekko vs Karthus provides us a lot of faith in our ability to provide useful stats and a recommended build to annihilate your rival.

This particular counter pairing is fairly rare. Ekko fights Karthus in only 0.8% of his rounds. Ekko does a great job of countering Karthus. Typically, he wins a whopping 54.0% of matches the champs clash against each other in. In Ekko versus Karthus games, Ekko’s side is 4.0% more likely to earn first blood, indicating that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Karthus.

Matchups Analyzed

7,089

Win Rate

54%

Team First Blood

54%

Best Ekko Items to Counter Karthus

The most important items to focus on in your Ekko versus Karthus build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Lich Bane, and Hextech Rocketbelt. When Ekko bought at least these three items in his build, he performed much better vs Karthus than with most other commonly used builds.

Rabadon's Deathcap Item Lich Bane Item Hextech Rocketbelt Item

Best Ekko Runes to Counter Karthus

To have the highest chance of vanquishing Karthus as Ekko, Ekko players should equip the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Gathering Storm, and Absolute Focus runes. Out of all the rune sets players picked for Ekko vs Karthus matchups, this order of runes resulted in the highest win rate. We have also displayed the best Karthus runes to counterpick against Ekko to help you understand how he will probably be setup against your champ.

Best Ekko Runes

Electrocute Rune Electrocute
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Absolute Focus Rune Absolute Focus

Best Karthus Runes

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind

Stats

The following tables underscore some significant Ekko versus Karthus counter statistics that may help us appreciate the distinctions between the two. Ekko’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.6 is better than Karthus’s ratio of 2.1, highlighting that Ekko may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Karthus.

Battle Stats

Kills

Ekko Stats
8.5 7.1
Karthus Stats

Deaths

Ekko Stats
5.8 7.5
Karthus Stats

Assists

Ekko Stats
6.7 9
Karthus Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Ekko Stats
3.9 2.6
Karthus Stats

Damage Dealt

Ekko Stats
19746 26966
Karthus Stats

Damage Taken

Ekko Stats
30461 24740
Karthus Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Ekko Stats
5.8 4.9
Karthus Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Ekko Stats
1 0.8
Karthus Stats

Dragons Killed

Ekko Stats
2.1 1.8
Karthus Stats

Barons Killed

Ekko Stats
0.4 0.4
Karthus Stats

Gold Earned

Ekko Stats
11615 11551
Karthus Stats

Minions Killed

Ekko Stats
100 86
Karthus Stats

Ekko normally has a much larger longest kill spree than his opponent does. Commonly, Ekko takes more damage than Karthus. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also show that the champ with more HP has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.

Ekko usually racks up a similar number of minion kills than Karthus. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS typically don't need much CS to be effective. They are capable of scaling easily off their skills and stats alone. Yet, champs with plenty of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need a lot of gold to be useful. In either case, try to beat the values displayed here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 7089 Ekko 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 Ekko 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.