Karthus vs Ashe Counter Build

How to Beat Ashe as Karthus


We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of ranked League rounds each week. In our database, Karthus did battle with Ashe in 11,668 games. With so many matchups for Karthus versus Ashe provides us a lot of confidence in our ability to prepare enlightening stats and a recommended build to annihilate your opponent.

This particular champ matchup is fairly uncommon. Karthus is forced to battle against Ashe in only 9.5% of his matches. Unfortunitally, Karthus has done a poor job of countering Ashe. Typically, Karthus wins a lowly 48.0% of the time the champs clash against one another in. In Karthus versus Ashe games, Karthus’s side is 6.0% less likely to obtain first blood. This indicates that he probably won't get first blood versus Ashe.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Karthus Items to Counter Ashe

The most important items to focus on in your Karthus versus Ashe build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus combined at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better versus Ashe than with most other common item sets.

Rabadon's Deathcap Item Zhonya's Hourglass Item Liandry's Anguish Item

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Ashe

To have the best chance of beating Ashe as Karthus, you should use the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand runes. Out of all the rune sets we have analyed/that we analyzed for Karthus vs Ashe face-offs, this set of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. We have also shown the best Ashe runes to counterpick against Karthus in order to help you recognize how she will likely be played against you.

Best Karthus Runes

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Last Stand Rune Last Stand

Best Ashe Runes

Arcane Comet Rune Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Scorch Rune Scorch
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Approach Velocity Rune Approach Velocity


The following tables emphasize several significant Karthus versus Ashe matchup stats that can help you distinguish the differences and similarities between the two. Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.1 is similar to Ashe’s ratio of 2.3, showing that Karthus may be just as central to his team's team fighting capability than Ashe.

Battle Stats


Karthus Stats
7.3 6
Ashe Stats


Karthus Stats
7.5 6.7
Ashe Stats


Karthus Stats
8.8 9.3
Ashe Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Karthus Stats
2.7 2.6
Ashe Stats

Damage Dealt

Karthus Stats
26387 16678
Ashe Stats

Damage Taken

Karthus Stats
24002 19413
Ashe Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Karthus Stats
5.1 5.5
Ashe Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Karthus Stats
0.9 1
Ashe Stats

Dragons Killed

Karthus Stats
1.9 2.1
Ashe Stats

Barons Killed

Karthus Stats
0.4 0.4
Ashe Stats

Gold Earned

Karthus Stats
11453 10737
Ashe Stats

Minions Killed

Karthus Stats
86 125
Ashe Stats

Karthus normally has a similar longest killing spree as his counter does. Commonly, Karthus takes more damage than Ashe. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Karthus commonly takes less CS than Ashe. Champs who on average do not finish with a lot of minion kills usually don't require much CS to be useful. Instead, they are able to scale properly off of their abilities alone. However, champs with plenty of minion kills, such as ADCs, usually require a lot of items to be useful. In either case, try to outperform the averages displayed here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 11668 Karthus vs Ashe 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 Ashe 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.