Karthus vs Blitzcrank Counter Build

How to Beat Blitzcrank as Karthus


We calculate our matchup statistics from the millions of ranked League rounds that we analyze each week. This Karthus against Blitzcrank matchup review resulted from an examination of 12,264 ranked games where both champions faced off against each other.

This counter matchup is fairly common. Karthus has to counter Blitzcrank in 34.3% of his games. Unfortunitally, Karthus does a poor job of countering Blitzcrank. Normally, he wins a acceptable 49.0% of games the champions oppose one another in. In Karthus against Blitzcrank matches, Karthus’s team is 11.0% less probable to get first blood. This indicates that he most likely won't get first blood against Blitzcrank.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


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Best Karthus Items to Counter Blitzcrank

The most important items to use in your Karthus versus Blitzcrank build consist of Rabadon's Deathcap, Void Staff, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus used at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better vs. Blitzcrank than with most other typical builds.

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

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Blitzcrank

To have the best chance of defeating Blitzcrank as Karthus, you should equip the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand runes. Out of all the runes players chose for Karthus vs Blitzcrank counterpicks, this order of runes yielded the greatest win rate. We have also displayed the best Blitzcrank runes to counterpick against Karthus in order to help you infer how he will likely be built to try to beat your champion.

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 Blitzcrank Runes

Guardian Rune Guardian
Demolish Rune Demolish
Conditioning Rune Conditioning
Overgrowth Rune Overgrowth
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight


The following tables clarify several important Karthus versus Blitzcrank matchup stats that may help you appreciate the distinctions between the pair. Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is nearly equal to Blitzcrank’s KDA ratio of 2.4, highlighting that Karthus may be just as central to his team's team fighting capability than Blitzcrank. This observation is in large part caused by the difference in kills .

Battle Stats


Karthus Stats
7.3 2.6
Blitzcrank Stats


Karthus Stats
7.3 6.2
Blitzcrank Stats


Karthus Stats
9.6 12.4
Blitzcrank Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Karthus Stats
2.7 1
Blitzcrank Stats

Damage Dealt

Karthus Stats
27066 8905
Blitzcrank Stats

Damage Taken

Karthus Stats
25181 22031
Blitzcrank Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Karthus Stats
5.1 5.5
Blitzcrank Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Karthus Stats
0.9 1
Blitzcrank Stats

Dragons Killed

Karthus Stats
1.9 2.1
Blitzcrank Stats

Barons Killed

Karthus Stats
0.4 0.5
Blitzcrank Stats

Gold Earned

Karthus Stats
11722 7960
Blitzcrank Stats

Minions Killed

Karthus Stats
75 34
Blitzcrank Stats

Karthus usually has a much larger longest killing spree than his foe does. Commonly, Karthus receives more damage than Blitzcrank. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also show that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

Karthus usually racks up many more minion kills than Blitzcrank. Champions who on average do not acquire many minion kills normally don't have to have much CS to be useful. Instead, they are able to scale well off of their abilities alone. Yet, champions with tons of CS, such as carries, typically require a lot of gold to be effective. In either case, work to best the averages presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 12264 Karthus vs Blitzcrank 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 Blitzcrank 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.