Kalista vs Karthus Counter Build

How to Beat Karthus as Kalista

Summary

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of recently ranked LoL games every week. Within our database, Kalista faced off against Karthus in 1,129 matches. Including so many matchups for Kalista vs Karthus gives us a lot of faith in our ability to provide useful data and a recommended build to annihilate your opposition.

This counter pairing is relatively rare. Kalista encounters Karthus in only 0.7% of her matches. Unfortunitally, Kalista has done a below average job of countering Karthus. Typically, she wins a acceptable 49.0% of games the champions fight each other in. In Kalista versus Karthus games, Kalista’s team is 7.0% more likely to obtain first blood, implying that she most likely will be able to get first blood versus Karthus.

Matchups Analyzed

1,129

Win Rate

49%

Team First Blood

57%

Best Kalista Items to Counter Karthus

The most important items to prioritize in your Kalista versus Karthus build include Bloodthirster, Guinsoo's Rageblade, and Immortal Shieldbow. When Kalista bought at least these three pieces in her build, she did significantly better vs Karthus than with most other common item sets.

Bloodthirster Item Guinsoo's Rageblade Item Immortal Shieldbow Item

Best Kalista Runes to Counter Karthus

To have the highest probability of beating Karthus as Kalista, you should use the Hail of Blades, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Legend: Alacrity, and Coup de Grace runes. Of all the rune sets players chose for Kalista vs Karthus battles, this composite of runes yielded the greatest win rate. We have also displayed the best Karthus runes to counterpick against Kalista to help you understand how he will likely be setup against your champion.

Best Kalista Runes

Hail of Blades Rune Hail of Blades
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace

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

Stats

The following tables show several vital Kalista versus Karthus matchup statistics that may help you grasp the distinctions between this set of champs. For instance, Kalista’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.2 is nearly equal to Karthus’s KDA ratio of 2.3, highlighting that Kalista may be just as central to her team's team fighting potential than Karthus.

Battle Stats

Kills

Kalista Stats
8.4 7.2
Karthus Stats

Deaths

Kalista Stats
6.9 7.2
Karthus Stats

Assists

Kalista Stats
6.5 9.6
Karthus Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Kalista Stats
3.7 2.8
Karthus Stats

Damage Dealt

Kalista Stats
18063 25853
Karthus Stats

Damage Taken

Kalista Stats
23113 23506
Karthus Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Kalista Stats
5.3 5.1
Karthus Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Kalista Stats
0.9 0.9
Karthus Stats

Dragons Killed

Kalista Stats
2 1.8
Karthus Stats

Barons Killed

Kalista Stats
0.4 0.4
Karthus Stats

Gold Earned

Kalista Stats
11960 11318
Karthus Stats

Minions Killed

Kalista Stats
151 81
Karthus Stats

Kalista typically has a much larger longest killing spree than her foe does. On average, Kalista receives a similar amount of damage to Karthus. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the champ with higher health has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Kalista often totals much more CS than Karthus. Champs who on average don't earn much CS typically do not need much CS to be effective. Instead, they are able to scale properly off of their skills and stats alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as ADCs, usually have to have a lot of gold to be effective. In either situation, try to beat the averages shown here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 1129 Kalista 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 Kalista 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.