How to Win Karthus vs Cho'Gath Counter Matchup Karthus is in the b tier of champions

Karthus vs Cho'Gath

How to Beat Cho'Gath as Karthus in LoL Cho'Gath is in the a tier of champions
Mage
Tank Mage

How to Beat Cho'Gath as Karthus

based on 620 Karthus vs Cho'Gath matchups
Win Rate
52.3 %
K/D/A
2.46
Pick Rate
1.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup stats from the millions of rated League of Legends games that we analyze each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Cho'Gath as Karthus resulted from an analysis of 620 ranked games where both champs engaged one another. This champ pairing is somewhat rare. Karthus has to counter Cho'Gath in only 1.7% of his matches.

Karthus vs Cho'Gath Matchup Summary

Karthus has done a good job of countering Cho'Gath. Normally, he wins a fantastic 52.3% of the time the champions clash against one another in. In Karthus against Cho'Gath rounds, Karthus’s side is 0.0% more expected to obtain first blood. This implies that he most likely will get first blood against Cho'Gath.

Best Karthus vs Cho'Gath Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Sapphire CrystalAmplifying Tome

Core Karthus Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishVoid StaffShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Summoner Spells

summonerflash 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
1
Q
2
E
3
Q
4
W
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
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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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Cho'Gath as Karthus

Tips for Playing as Karthus against Cho'Gath

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 Cho'Gath

Rupture has a smoke cloud indicating the area it will strike. Try to watch out for it to prevent Cho'Gath from being able to combo his abilities.

Purchasing a few HP items decreases the chances of Cho'Gath killing you quickly.

Focus on preventing Cho'Gath from reaching his max size.

Karthus vs Cho'Gath Counter Stats

Karthus Image
Win Rate
52.3 %
VS
Win Rate
47.7 %
Cho'Gath Image
7.9
< Kills >
6.2
7.2
< Deaths >
5.6
9.8
< Assists >
6.5
1.9
< Killing Sprees >
1.38
100
< Minions Killed >
147
0.77
< Dragons Killed >
0.56
0.31
< Inhibitors >
0.44
276
< Physical Damage >
2,283
32,752
< Magic Damage >
12,682
1,661
< True Damage >
3,929
34,690
< Damage Dealt >
18,895
25,911
< Damage Taken >
37,829
12,938
< Gold Earned >
11,497
1.26
< Towers >
1.96
0.2
< Baron Takedowns >
0.2
5,016
< Total Healing >
8,701
14,644
< Experience >
14,574
18
< Vision Score >
18
6
< Wards Placed >
8
207
< Time Dealing CC >
1,067

How to Counter Cho'Gath with Karthus in LoL

The stats provided here clarify several critical Karthus against Cho'Gath matchup statistics that can help you explain the distinctions between the pair. Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Cho'Gath’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Karthus may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Cho'Gath..

Karthus usually has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his foe does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Cho'Gath. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Karthus and Cho'Gath

Damage Types Compared

Karthus
Cho'Gath
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karthus
Cho'Gath

Who is Better, Karthus or Cho'Gath?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Karthus usually wins when facing off against Cho'Gath, with a 52.3% win rate. Thus, Karthus makes a good counter to Cho'Gath.

While Karthus does have a higher win rate than Cho'Gath, when on opposite teams, Karthus also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult character to learn and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Karthus into Cho'Gathas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Karthus has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Cho'Gath. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Karthus vs Cho'Gath matchups, Karthus is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Karthus is an above average counter for Cho'Gath. Make sure you focus your play on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Karthus against Cho'Gath.

Additional Information for Karthus Players

How We Calculated Our Karthus vs Cho'Gath Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Cho'Gath as Karthus, we analyzed 620 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 Cho'Gath 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

To truly master Karthus to counter Cho'Gath during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Karthus usually racks up a similar amount of CS relative to Cho'Gath. Champs who typically don't earn many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported here to do well.

The top items to focus on in your Karthus versus Cho'Gath build consist of Liandry's Anguish, Void Staff, and Shadowflame. When Karthus included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better vs. Cho'Gath than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Karthus had an average win rate of 52.3% when playing against Cho'Gath with these items in his kit.

To have the highest probability of annihilating Cho'Gath as Karthus, Karthus players should equip 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 we have analyed for Karthus vs Cho'Gath fights, this composite of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 52.3% win rate overall.

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