Graves vs Karthus Counter Build

How to Beat Karthus as Graves

Summary

We summarize our counter statistics from the millions of rated League matches that we review each week. This Graves vs Karthus matchup review came out of an evaluation of 7,036 ranked rounds where both champions faced each other.

This particular champ matchup is somewhat rare. Graves fights Karthus in only 0.8% of his matches. Graves has done a great job of beating Karthus. Normally, he wins a whopping 54.0% of matches the champs fight each other in. In Graves against Karthus matches, Graves’s team is 5.0% more expected to get first blood, implying that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Karthus.

Matchups Analyzed

7,036

Win Rate

54%

Team First Blood

55%

Best Graves Items to Counter Karthus

The ideal items to use in your Graves versus Karthus build consist of Infinity Edge, Immortal Shieldbow, and The Collector. When Graves included at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better vs. Karthus than with most other typical builds.

Infinity Edge Item Immortal Shieldbow Item The Collector Item

Best Graves Runes to Counter Karthus

To have the highest chance of vanquishing Karthus as Graves, Graves players should use the Fleet Footwork, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Taste of Blood, and Ravenous Hunter runes. Out of all the runes players used for Graves vs Karthus clashes, this composite of runes yielded the greatest win rate. We have also displayed the best Karthus runes to counterpick against Graves in order to help you realize how he will likely be built to try to beat your champion.

Best Graves Runes

Fleet Footwork Rune Fleet Footwork
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter

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
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace

Stats

The following tables emphasize some important Graves versus Karthus matchup stats that may help you distinguish the distinctions between these two champs. Graves’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.6 is greater than Karthus’s ratio of 2.2, showing that Graves may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Karthus.

Battle Stats

Kills

Graves Stats
8 7.1
Karthus Stats

Deaths

Graves Stats
5.8 7.3
Karthus Stats

Assists

Graves Stats
7.1 8.9
Karthus Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Graves Stats
3.7 2.7
Karthus Stats

Damage Dealt

Graves Stats
18891 25984
Karthus Stats

Damage Taken

Graves Stats
26770 24921
Karthus Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Graves Stats
5.7 4.9
Karthus Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Graves Stats
1 0.8
Karthus Stats

Dragons Killed

Graves Stats
2.2 1.8
Karthus Stats

Barons Killed

Graves Stats
0.5 0.4
Karthus Stats

Gold Earned

Graves Stats
12562 11644
Karthus Stats

Minions Killed

Graves Stats
63 86
Karthus Stats

Graves often has a much larger longest kill spree than his foe does. On average, Graves receives a similar amount of damage to Karthus. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.

In Graves vs Karthus matchups, Graves often earns less CS than Karthus. Champions who on average don't amass a lot of minion kills normally don't require much CS to be effective. They are able to scale easily off their abilities alone. However, champions with a lot of CS, such as carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, work to pass the values presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 7036 Graves 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 Graves 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.