Karthus vs Ekko Counter Build

How to Beat Ekko as Karthus

Summary

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of recently ranked League of Legends rounds each and every week. Within our dataset, Karthus faced Ekko in 12,162 rounds. Having so many matchups for Karthus versus Ekko provides us faith in our capacity to produce informative statistics and a solid build to crush your opposition.

This counter pairing is somewhat uncommon. Karthus has to counter Ekko in only 5.9% of his rounds. Unfortunitally, Karthus has done a poor job of beating Ekko. Normally, he wins a lowly 47.0% of matches the champions clash against one another in. In Karthus against Ekko rounds, Karthus’s team is 4.0% less expected to get first blood. This implies that he probably won't get first blood against Ekko.

Matchups Analyzed

12,162

Win Rate

47%

Team First Blood

46%

Best Karthus Items to Counter Ekko

The best items to have in your Karthus versus Ekko build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Void Staff, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Karthus bought at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better vs. Ekko than with most other commonly used item sets.

Rabadon's Deathcap Item Void Staff Item Zhonya's Hourglass Item

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Ekko

To have the highest probability of defeating Ekko as Karthus, you should equip the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Coup de Grace, and Presence of Mind runes. Out of all the runes that we analyzed for Karthus vs Ekko counterpicks, this combination of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. We have also displayed the top Ekko runes to counterpick against Karthus in order to help you understand how he will likely be built to try to beat you.

Best Karthus Runes

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind

Best Ekko Runes

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear

Stats

The subsequent tables underscore some strategic Karthus against Ekko matchup stats that can help us understand the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.2 is worse than Ekko’s KDA ratio of 2.6, showing that Karthus may be less central to his team's team fighting potential than Ekko.

Battle Stats

Kills

Karthus Stats
7.2 8.3
Ekko Stats

Deaths

Karthus Stats
7.4 5.7
Ekko Stats

Assists

Karthus Stats
9.1 6.7
Ekko Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Karthus Stats
2.7 3.9
Ekko Stats

Damage Dealt

Karthus Stats
27121 19426
Ekko Stats

Damage Taken

Karthus Stats
25178 30455
Ekko Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Karthus Stats
4.9 5.7
Ekko Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Karthus Stats
0.8 1
Ekko Stats

Dragons Killed

Karthus Stats
1.9 2.1
Ekko Stats

Barons Killed

Karthus Stats
0.4 0.4
Ekko Stats

Gold Earned

Karthus Stats
11678 11608
Ekko Stats

Minions Killed

Karthus Stats
81 99
Ekko Stats

Karthus usually has a significant smaller longest kill spree than his foe does. Typically, Karthus takes less damage than Ekko. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Karthus typically racks up less CS than Ekko. Champions that do not earn many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be effective. Instead, they are capable of scaling well off of their abilities alone. Yet, champs with scores of minion kills, such as ADCs, typically require a lot of items to be useful. In either case, work to pass the averages displayed here to do well.

If you want to view Karthus vs Ekko tips and builds for a an individual skill level, feel free to select one from the selection menu menu above. At first, the stats and guides given are calculated using every round with data with both champs.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 12162 Karthus vs Ekko 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 Ekko 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.