Karthus vs Draven Counter Build

How to Win Karthus vs Draven Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Draven as Karthus in LoL

How to Beat Draven as Karthus

2,412 Karthus vs Draven Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Karthus Items to Counter Draven

The ideal items to focus on in your Karthus versus Draven build consist of Rabadon's Deathcap, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better against Draven than with most other typical builds.


7.8 | Karthus Draven | 8.4


7.2 | Karthus Draven | 6.8


9.5 | Karthus Draven | 6.3

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Draven

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
To have the highest chance of beating Draven as Karthus, Karthus players should equip the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand runes. Of all the runes players chose for Karthus vs Draven clashes, this composite of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also shown the top Draven runes to fend off Karthus to help you interpret how he will probably be built to try to beat your champion.

Runes Draven Will Likely Use to Counter Karthus

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Bloodline Rune Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Absolute Focus Rune Absolute Focus
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm

Karthus vs Draven Counter Stats Summary

The stats provided here emphasize some significant Karthus versus Draven matchup stats that may help us understand the distinctions between this set of champions. Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.4 is similar to Draven’s KDA ratio of 2.2, showing that Karthus may be just as central to his team's team fighting capability than Draven.

Karthus often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Typically, Karthus takes a similar amount of damage to Draven. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the champ with higher health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

In Karthus vs Draven matchups, Karthus usually racks up much less CS than Draven. Champs who on average do not finish with much CS usually don't need much CS to be useful. They are able to scale well off of their abilities alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as carries, typically need a lot of gold to be effective. In either situation, work to top the averages shown here to do well.

If you want to get Karthus vs Draven tips and counter stats for a a distinct player tier, please select one from the selection menu providedabove. At first, the statistics and build suggestions given are calculated using all matches finished with these champions.

Killing Spree

2.9 | Karthus Draven | 3.4

Damage Dealt

27,580 | Karthus Draven | 20,385

Damage Taken

23,450 | Karthus Draven | 22,550

Gold Earned

11,910 | Karthus Draven | 12,941

Minions Killed

74 | Karthus Draven | 160


5.2 | Karthus Draven | 5.6

Dragons Killed

1.8 | Karthus Draven | 2.1

Barons Killed

0.4 | Karthus Draven | 0.5


0.9 | Karthus Draven | 1

Karthus vs Draven Matchup Summary

We generate our counter statistics from the millions of ranked League rounds that we evaluate each week. This Karthus vs Draven counter review resulted from an analysis of 2,412 ranked matches where both champions opposed one another.

This particular champ matchup is fairly uncommon. Karthus has to counter Draven in only 7.8% of his rounds. Karthus does a average job of countering Draven. Typically, he wins a acceptable 50.0% of matches the champions face off with one another in. In Karthus against Draven matches, Karthus’s team is 6.0% less probable to get first blood, implying that he most likely won't get first blood versus Draven.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 2,412 Karthus vs Draven 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 Draven 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.