Karthus vs Braum Counter Build

How to Beat Braum as Karthus


We generate our counter statistics from the millions of recently rated League rounds that we review each week. This Karthus vs Braum matchup guide resulted from an evaluation of 1,221 ranked matches where both champions clashed against each other.

This counter pairing is somewhat rare. Karthus encounters Braum in only 1.0% of his rounds. Karthus has done a average job of countering Braum. On average, Karthus wins a acceptable 50.0% of matches the champs battle one another in. In Karthus against Braum rounds, Karthus’s team is 7.0% less likely to get first blood, indicating that he most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Braum.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Karthus Items to Counter Braum

The ideal items to use in your Karthus versus Braum build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better vs. Braum than with most other commonly used item sets.

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

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Braum

To have the best chance of beating Braum as Karthus, Karthus players should use the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace runes. Out of all the runes players chose for Karthus vs Braum face-offs, this order of runes resulted in the highest win rate. We have also shown the best Braum runes to counterpick against Karthus to help you grasp how he will probably 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
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace

Best Braum Runes

Guardian Rune Guardian
Font of Life Rune Font of Life
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Unflinching Rune Unflinching
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight


The subsequent tables show several influential Karthus versus Braum matchup statistics that may help us grasp the differences and similarities between this pair of champions. As an example, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.4 is worse than Braum’s ratio of 2.7, indicating that Karthus may be less central to his team's team fighting potential than Braum. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in kills assists.

Battle Stats


Karthus Stats
7.3 2
Braum Stats


Karthus Stats
7.1 6
Braum Stats


Karthus Stats
9.4 14.1
Braum Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Karthus Stats
2.8 0.7
Braum Stats

Damage Dealt

Karthus Stats
26967 7627
Braum Stats

Damage Taken

Karthus Stats
23837 22090
Braum Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Karthus Stats
5.2 5.3
Braum Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Karthus Stats
0.9 0.9
Braum Stats

Dragons Killed

Karthus Stats
1.9 2.1
Braum Stats

Barons Killed

Karthus Stats
0.4 0.4
Braum Stats

Gold Earned

Karthus Stats
11602 7851
Braum Stats

Minions Killed

Karthus Stats
87 34
Braum Stats

Karthus usually has a much larger longest kill spree than his counter does. On average, Karthus receives a similar amount of damage to Braum. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Karthus typically racks up much more CS than Braum. Champs who on average don't get a lot of minion kills normally don't need much CS to be useful. They are able to scale properly off of their skills and stats alone. However, champs with plenty of CS, such as carries, usually require a lot of gold to be effective. In either situation, work to outperform the values shown here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 1221 Karthus vs Braum 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 Braum 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.