How to Win Karthus vs Ahri Counter Matchup Karthus is in the a tier of champions

Karthus vs Ahri

How to Beat Ahri as Karthus in LoL Ahri is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Ahri as Karthus

based on 2,372 Karthus vs Ahri matchups
Win Rate
48.1 %
K/D/A
2.18
Pick Rate
6.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked League rounds that we get from Riot Games each week. This guide on how to beat Ahri as Karthus resulted from an examination of 2372 ranked games where both champions faced off against each other. This matchup is somewhat uncommon. Karthus has to counter Ahri in only 6.4% of his matches.

Karthus vs Ahri Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Karthus has done a poor job of beating Ahri. Normally, he wins a lowly 48.1% of the time the champs clash against one another in. In Karthus vs Ahri rounds, Karthus’s team is 0.0% more probable to get first blood. This implies that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Ahri.

Best Karthus vs Ahri Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLost Chapter

Core Karthus Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishRabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Void StaffMorellonomiconShadowflame

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Karthus to level up q
>
Second ability for Karthus to level up e
>
Last skill for Karthus to max out w

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Cheap ShotEyeball CollectionTreasure Hunter
Precision Presence of MindLast Stand
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Karthus's passive ability p
Karthus q ability q
Karthus w ability w
Karthus e ability e
Karthus's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
Q
4
W
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
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Q
10
E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Ahri as Karthus

Tips for Playing as Karthus against Ahri

Ask your allies to help point out when you should use Requiem to get kills in different lanes.

Lay Waste is very strong at farming minions and harassing enemy champions.

Advice to Win Against Ahri

Ahri's survivability is dramatically reduced when her Ultimate, Spirit Rush, is down.

Stay behind minions to make Charm difficult to land, this will reduce Ahri's damage potential significantly.

Karthus vs Ahri Counter Stats

Karthus Image
Win Rate
48.1 %
VS
Win Rate
51.9 %
Ahri Image
7.6
< Kills >
6.9
7.6
< Deaths >
5.8
9
< Assists >
7.7
1.79
< Killing Sprees >
1.57
91
< Minions Killed >
159
0.87
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.3
< Inhibitors >
0.47
221
< Physical Damage >
1,409
27,906
< Magic Damage >
12,961
1,581
< True Damage >
4,309
29,709
< Damage Dealt >
18,681
23,825
< Damage Taken >
20,881
12,894
< Gold Earned >
11,414
1.2
< Towers >
1.92
0.22
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
5,765
< Total Healing >
5,432
14,498
< Experience >
14,179
18
< Vision Score >
21
6
< Wards Placed >
9
184
< Time Dealing CC >
78

How to Counter Ahri with Karthus in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here underscore several valuable Karthus versus Ahri counter statistics that can help you realize the differences between these two champs. As an example, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Ahri’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Karthus may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Ahri..

Karthus typically has a similar longest kill spree as his foe does. Commonly, he receives a similar amount of damage to Ahri. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Karthus and Ahri

Damage Types Compared

Karthus
Ahri
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karthus
Ahri

Who is Better, Karthus or Ahri?

Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Karthus usually loses when playing against Ahri, with a 48.1% win rate. As a result, Karthus makes a poor counter for Ahri.

While Karthus does have a lower winrate compared to Ahri, when on opposite teams, Karthus also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more complex champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Karthus into Ahrias his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Karthus has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Ahri. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Karthus vs Ahri matchups, Ahri is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Karthus is a somewhat poor counter for Ahri. Make sure you focus your tactics on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Karthus against Ahri.

Additional Information for Karthus Players

How We Calculated Our Karthus vs Ahri Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Ahri as Karthus, we analyzed 2,372 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 Ahri as Karthus 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.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Karthus to counter Ahri during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats presented here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Karthus most often gets less CS compared to Ahri. Champs who on average don't earn many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values reported here to do well.

The most crucial items to focus on in your Karthus versus Ahri build consist of Liandry's Anguish, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Karthus bought at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better countering Ahri than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Karthus boasted an average win rate of 48.1% battling Ahri with this counter build.

To have the best probability of beating Ahri as Karthus, you should use the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Treasure Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Of all the rune sets players picked for Karthus vs Ahri counters, this combo of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 48.1% win rate overall.

If you would like to see Karthus vs Ahri tips and builds for a a distinct division rank, feel free to choose one from the selection menu provided above. At first, the statistics and strategies given are computed using every match run with both champs.