Karthus vs Ivern Counter Build

How to Beat Ivern as Karthus


We calculate our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked League of Legends rounds that we review each and every week. This Karthus vs Ivern counter review came out of an examination of 2,138 ranked games where both champions fought one another.

This pairing is fairly rare. Karthus fights Ivern in only 1.7% of his games. Unfortunitally, Karthus has done a below average job of countering Ivern. Normally, he wins a lowly 47.0% of matches the champions oppose one another in. In Karthus versus Ivern games, Karthus’s side is 4.0% less likely to earn first blood. This implies that he probably won't get first blood versus Ivern.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Karthus Items to Counter Ivern

The ideal items to use in your Karthus versus Ivern build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Demonic Embrace, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better against Ivern than with most other typical builds.

Rabadon's Deathcap Item Demonic Embrace Item Liandry's Anguish Item

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Ivern

To have the highest chance of crushing Ivern as Karthus, you should equip the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace runes. Of all the rune sets we have analyed/that we analyzed for Karthus vs Ivern counterpicks, this mixture of runes yielded the best win rate. We have also shown the best Ivern runes to counterpick against Karthus in order to help you recognize how he will likely be built against 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 Ivern Runes

Summon Aery Rune Summon Aery
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight
Future's Market Rune Future's Market


The subsequent tables clarify several vital Karthus versus Ivern counter stats that can help us grasp the differences and similarities between the pair. Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.2 is not as good as Ivern’s ratio of 3.1, demonstrating that Karthus may be less central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Ivern. This observation is largely caused by the differences in kills, deaths, and assists.

Battle Stats


Karthus Stats
6.6 3.1
Ivern Stats


Karthus Stats
7.1 5.1
Ivern Stats


Karthus Stats
8.7 12.9
Ivern Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Karthus Stats
2.6 1.5
Ivern Stats

Damage Dealt

Karthus Stats
25045 9516
Ivern Stats

Damage Taken

Karthus Stats
24410 16894
Ivern Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Karthus Stats
5.1 5.4
Ivern Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Karthus Stats
0.8 0.9
Ivern Stats

Dragons Killed

Karthus Stats
1.9 1.8
Ivern Stats

Barons Killed

Karthus Stats
0.4 0.4
Ivern Stats

Gold Earned

Karthus Stats
11326 9405
Ivern Stats

Minions Killed

Karthus Stats
82 19
Ivern Stats

Karthus often has a much larger longest killing spree than his counter does. On average, Karthus takes more damage than Ivern. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the champ with higher health has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Karthus often racks up much more CS than Ivern. Champions who on average do not amass very much CS usually do not require much CS to be effective. They are capable of scaling properly off their abilities alone. Yet, champions with plenty of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of gold to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 2138 Karthus vs Ivern 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 Ivern 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.