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.
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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.
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
Best Blitzcrank Runes
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 .
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
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