Karthus vs Akali Counter Build

How to Beat Akali as Karthus

Summary

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of recently ranked League games every week. In our database, Karthus faced off against Akali 8,325 times. With so many games with Karthus vs Akali provides us faith in our capability to prepare actionable stats and a solid build to crush your opponent.

This particular matchup is relatively uncommon. Karthus fights Akali in only 6.8% of his rounds. Unfortunitally, Karthus does a poor job of countering Akali. Typically, Karthus wins a acceptable 49.0% of the time the champions oppose each other in. In Karthus against Akali games, Karthus’s side is 5.0% less probable to earn first blood, indicating that he probably won't be able to get first blood versus Akali.

Matchups Analyzed

8,325

Win Rate

49%

Team First Blood

45%

Best Karthus Items to Counter Akali

The most important items to use in your Karthus versus Akali build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Void Staff, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus combined at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better versus Akali than with most other common item sets.

Rabadon's Deathcap Item Void Staff Item Liandry's Anguish Item

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Akali

To have the best probability of vanquishing Akali as Karthus, Karthus players should use the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand runes. Of all the runes we have analyed/that we analyzed for Karthus vs Akali fights, this set of runes yielded the highest win rate. We have also included the best Akali runes to fend off Karthus in order to help you grasp how she will probably be played against your champ.

Best Karthus Runes

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

Best Akali Runes

Electrocute Rune Electrocute
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 highlight some critical Karthus against Akali matchup statistics that can help us figure out the distinctions between the two. As an example, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.2 is close to Akali’s ratio of 2.2, demonstrating that Karthus may be just as central to his team's team fighting capacity than Akali.

Battle Stats

Kills

Karthus Stats
7.2 8.4
Akali Stats

Deaths

Karthus Stats
7.5 6.2
Akali Stats

Assists

Karthus Stats
9.1 5.3
Akali Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Karthus Stats
2.6 3.7
Akali Stats

Damage Dealt

Karthus Stats
26645 19417
Akali Stats

Damage Taken

Karthus Stats
23874 26597
Akali Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Karthus Stats
5 5.2
Akali Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Karthus Stats
0.8 0.9
Akali Stats

Dragons Killed

Karthus Stats
1.8 2.1
Akali Stats

Barons Killed

Karthus Stats
0.4 0.4
Akali Stats

Gold Earned

Karthus Stats
11382 10838
Akali Stats

Minions Killed

Karthus Stats
84 131
Akali Stats

Karthus often has a significant smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. Typically, Karthus receives a similar amount of damage to Akali. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the champion with increased HP has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.

Karthus typically takes many fewer minion kills than Akali. Champions that do not earn a lot of minion kills normally do not require much CS to be useful. Instead, they are capable of scaling well off of their skills and stats alone. Yet, champs with many minion kills, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to pass the values presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 8325 Karthus vs Akali 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 Akali 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.