Karthus vs Darius Counter Build

How to Beat Darius as Karthus


At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked LoL games each week. Within our dataset, Karthus engaged Darius in 17,308 games. Including so many games with Karthus versus Darius gives us a lot of faith in our ability to produce useful data and a supported build to smash your foe.

This particular pairing is relatively common. Karthus encounters Darius in 48.4% of his matches. Karthus does a decent job of countering Darius. On average, he wins a acceptable 51.0% of games the champs battle one another in. In Karthus against Darius rounds, Karthus’s team is 6.0% less likely to earn first blood, indicating that he most likely won't be able to get first blood against Darius.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


Win Rate


Best Karthus Items to Counter Darius

The best items to use in your Karthus versus Darius build consist of Rabadon's Deathcap, Void Staff, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus bought at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better versus Darius than with most other common builds.

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

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Darius

To have the best chance of vanquishing Darius as Karthus, you should equip the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Last Stand, and Presence of Mind runes. Of all the runes players chose for Karthus vs Darius matchups, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also included the best Darius runes to fend off Karthus to help you grasp how he will likely be setup to try to beat your champ.

Best Karthus Runes

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

Best Darius Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Demolish Rune Demolish
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating


The following tables emphasize several important Karthus against Darius counter statistics that can help you grasp the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.2 is better than Darius’s KDA ratio of 1.9, highlighting that Karthus may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Darius.

Battle Stats


Karthus Stats
7.3 6.8
Darius Stats


Karthus Stats
7.3 6.4
Darius Stats


Karthus Stats
9 5.2
Darius Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Karthus Stats
2.7 3.1
Darius Stats

Damage Dealt

Karthus Stats
26701 16584
Darius Stats

Damage Taken

Karthus Stats
24693 29662
Darius Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Karthus Stats
5.2 5.3
Darius Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Karthus Stats
0.9 0.9
Darius Stats

Dragons Killed

Karthus Stats
1.8 2
Darius Stats

Barons Killed

Karthus Stats
0.4 0.4
Darius Stats

Gold Earned

Karthus Stats
11538 11048
Darius Stats

Minions Killed

Karthus Stats
77 145
Darius Stats

Karthus usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his foe does. On average, Karthus takes less damage than Darius. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the champion with increased HP has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

In Karthus vs Darius matchups, Karthus usually racks up many fewer minion kills than Darius. Champions who on average do not earn very much CS typically don't need much CS to be useful. Instead, they are able to scale adequately off their abilities alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of gold to be effective. In either situation, work to beat the averages presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 17308 Karthus vs Darius 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 Darius 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.