How to Win Karthus vs Aphelios Counter Matchup Karthus is in the b tier of champions

Karthus vs Aphelios

How to Beat Aphelios as Karthus in LoL Aphelios is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Aphelios as Karthus

based on 427 Karthus vs Aphelios matchups
Win Rate
47.1 %
K/D/A
2.2
Pick Rate
1.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter statistics from the millions of ranked League games that we review each and every week. This guide on how to beat Aphelios as Karthus resulted from an examination of 427 ranked rounds where both champs engaged each other. This particular matchup is fairly rare. Karthus encounters Aphelios in only 1.7% of his games.

Karthus vs Aphelios Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Karthus does a below average job of beating Aphelios. Typically, he wins a lowly 47.1% of games the champs face off with each other in. In Karthus against Aphelios matches, Karthus’s team is 0.0% more expected to earn first blood. This implies that he probably will be able to get first blood against Aphelios.

Best Karthus vs Aphelios Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeDark Seal

Core Karthus Items

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

Optional Items

Shadowflame

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 CollectionUltimate 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
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Q
2
E
3
Q
4
W
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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E
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Q
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E
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R
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Aphelios as Karthus

Tips for Playing as Karthus against Aphelios

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

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

Advice to Win Against Aphelios

Each of Aphelios' weapons have different weaknesses, try to exploit the ones that work best for your champion. Watch out for the purple Gravity gun, it can root you.

Karthus vs Aphelios Counter Stats

Karthus Image
Win Rate
47.1 %
VS
Win Rate
52.9 %
Aphelios Image
7.1
< Kills >
7.2
7.5
< Deaths >
6.6
9.4
< Assists >
6.3
1.71
< Killing Sprees >
1.66
93
< Minions Killed >
177
0.9
< Dragons Killed >
0.23
0.29
< Inhibitors >
0.54
266
< Physical Damage >
18,320
28,728
< Magic Damage >
1,301
1,804
< True Damage >
989
30,800
< Damage Dealt >
20,612
25,148
< Damage Taken >
21,803
12,650
< Gold Earned >
12,426
1.23
< Towers >
2.42
0.22
< Baron Takedowns >
0.08
5,005
< Total Healing >
3,994
14,451
< Experience >
13,201
19
< Vision Score >
19
7
< Wards Placed >
9
195
< Time Dealing CC >
140

How to Counter Aphelios with Karthus in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page show some valuable Karthus versus Aphelios counter statistics that can help you interpret the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Aphelios’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Karthus may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Aphelios..

Karthus usually has a similar longest kill spree as his opponent does. On average, he takes more damage than Aphelios. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Karthus and Aphelios

Damage Types Compared

Karthus
Aphelios
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karthus
Aphelios

Who is Better, Karthus or Aphelios?

Both League champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Karthus usually loses when playing against Aphelios, with a 47.1% win rate. As a result, Karthus makes a bad counter for Aphelios.

While Karthus does have a lower win rate than Aphelios, when they face off with one another, Karthus also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less time consuming champion to develop with. You should be very concerned when picking Karthus into Apheliosas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Karthus also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Aphelios. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Karthus vs Aphelios matchups, Aphelios is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Karthus is a terribly counter to Aphelios. Focus your gameplay on keeping up your CS and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Karthus against Aphelios.

Additional Information for Karthus Players

How We Calculated Our Karthus vs Aphelios Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Aphelios as Karthus, we analyzed 427 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 Aphelios 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 in order to counter Aphelios during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats shown here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Karthus typically racks up less CS as Aphelios. Champions who typically don't acquire much CS often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values displayed here to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Karthus versus Aphelios build consist of Liandry's Anguish, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Karthus included at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better when fighting Aphelios than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Karthus had an average winrate of 47.1% when playing against Aphelios with this counter build.

To have the highest chance of defeating Aphelios as Karthus, you should take the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Of all the rune builds players used for Karthus vs Aphelios counter picks, this mix of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 47.1% win rate overall.

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