Karthus vs Kayn Counter Build

How to Beat Kayn as Karthus

Summary

We summarize our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked LoL matches that we evaluate each week. This Karthus vs Kayn counter guide came out of an evaluation of 9,290 ranked rounds where both champions clashed against one another.

This particular pairing is relatively uncommon. Karthus has to counter Kayn in only 7.6% of his rounds. Unfortunitally, Karthus does a terrible job of countering Kayn. Normally, Karthus wins a lowly 45.0% of matches the champions face one another in. In Karthus against Kayn games, Karthus’s team is 5.0% less likely to earn first blood. This indicates that he probably won't be able to get first blood versus Kayn.

Matchups Analyzed

9,290

Win Rate

45%

Team First Blood

45%

Best Karthus Items to Counter Kayn

The most important items to focus on in your Karthus versus Kayn build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Void Staff, and Morellonomicon. When Karthus incorporated at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better vs. Kayn than with most other common builds.

Rabadon's Deathcap Item Void Staff Item Morellonomicon Item

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Kayn

To have the best probability of crushing Kayn as Karthus, you should use the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Magical Footwear, and Cosmic Insight runes. Of all the rune sets players picked for Karthus vs Kayn battles, this order of runes yielded the best win rate. We have also displayed the best Kayn runes to counterpick against Karthus in order to help you understand how he will probably 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
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight

Best Kayn Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter

Stats

The subsequent tables highlight some vital Karthus against Kayn matchup stats that can help you figure out the differences and similarities between the pair. Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.1 is nearly equal to Kayn’s KDA ratio of 2.4, demonstrating that Karthus may be just as central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Kayn.

Battle Stats

Kills

Karthus Stats
7.2 8.7
Kayn Stats

Deaths

Karthus Stats
7.6 6.6
Kayn Stats

Assists

Karthus Stats
9 7.2
Kayn Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Karthus Stats
2.6 3.7
Kayn Stats

Damage Dealt

Karthus Stats
26881 18854
Kayn Stats

Damage Taken

Karthus Stats
24463 36202
Kayn Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Karthus Stats
4.9 5.6
Kayn Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Karthus Stats
0.8 1
Kayn Stats

Dragons Killed

Karthus Stats
1.8 2.1
Kayn Stats

Barons Killed

Karthus Stats
0.4 0.4
Kayn Stats

Gold Earned

Karthus Stats
11462 11878
Kayn Stats

Minions Killed

Karthus Stats
85 41
Kayn Stats

Karthus normally has a significant smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. On average, Karthus takes less damage than Kayn. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Karthus usually takes much more CS than Kayn. Champions who on average don't get very much CS normally don't have to have much CS to be effective. They are able to scale fully off their skills and stats alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as carries, typically need a lot of gold to be effective. In either case, work to outperform the averages presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 9290 Karthus vs Kayn 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 Kayn 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.