How to Win Karthus vs Kennen Counter Matchup Karthus is in the b tier of champions

Karthus vs Kennen

How to Beat Kennen as Karthus in LoL Kennen is in the b tier of champions
Mage
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How to Beat Kennen as Karthus

based on 245 Karthus vs Kennen matchups
Win Rate
53.1 %
K/D/A
2.33
Pick Rate
0.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of recently ranked League rounds each and every week. Within our database, Karthus fought Kennen 245 times. Using so many matchups for Karthus versus Kennen gives us faith in our capacity to provide actionable statistics and a solid build to smash your foe. This particular matchup is fairly rare. Karthus fights Kennen in only 0.7% of his rounds.

Karthus vs Kennen Matchup Summary

Karthus has done a good job of countering Kennen. On average, he wins a whopping 53.1% of matches the champions oppose one another in. In Karthus versus Kennen matches, Karthus’s side is 0.0% more likely to get first blood. This indicates that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Kennen.

Best Karthus vs Kennen Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeLost Chapter

Core Karthus Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishRabadon's DeathcapShadowflame

Optional Items

Zhonya's Hourglass

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Karthus to level up q
>
Second ability for Karthus to level up e
>
Last skill for Karthus to max out w

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionTreasure Hunter
Precision Presence of MindLast Stand
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Karthus's passive ability p
Karthus q ability q
Karthus w ability w
Karthus e ability e
Karthus's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
E
3
Q
4
W
5
Q
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R
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Q
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E
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E
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R
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E
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Kennen as Karthus

Tips for Playing as Karthus against Kennen

Lay Waste is very strong at farming minions and harassing enemy champions.

Ask your allies to help point out when you should use Requiem to get kills in different lanes.

Advice to Win Against Kennen

Kennen is flimsy by nature - turn and attack him if he gets careless with Lightning Rush.

Consider playing a bit more cautiously around Kennen when you have a Mark of the Storm debuff. If he hits you with 3 Marks of the Storm, you will get stunned.

Karthus vs Kennen Counter Stats

Karthus Image
Win Rate
53.1 %
VS
Win Rate
46.9 %
Kennen Image
7.7
< Kills >
5.8
7.2
< Deaths >
6.1
9.1
< Assists >
6.6
1.82
< Killing Sprees >
1.4
103
< Minions Killed >
148
0.66
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.22
< Inhibitors >
0.41
262
< Physical Damage >
2,387
28,871
< Magic Damage >
17,960
1,771
< True Damage >
868
30,905
< Damage Dealt >
21,216
25,056
< Damage Taken >
22,616
12,644
< Gold Earned >
11,078
1.24
< Towers >
1.77
0.18
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
4,688
< Total Healing >
2,541
14,348
< Experience >
14,020
17
< Vision Score >
20
7
< Wards Placed >
9
178
< Time Dealing CC >
65

How to Counter Kennen with Karthus in LoL

The stats shown here show several valuable Karthus versus Kennen counter statistics that can help us realize the differences and similarities between this pair of champions. Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Kennen’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Karthus may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Kennen..

Karthus typically has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his foe does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Kennen. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Karthus and Kennen

Damage Types Compared

Karthus
Kennen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karthus
Kennen

Who is Better, Karthus or Kennen?

Both League champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Karthus usually wins when trying to fight Kennen, with a 53.1% win rate. Therefore, Karthus makes a great counter to Kennen.

While Karthus does have a higher win rate compared to Kennen, when they face off with one another, Karthus also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more complex character to learn and master. You should be be fine when picking Karthus into Kennenas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Karthus also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Kennen. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Karthus vs Kennen matchups, Karthus is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Karthus is a great counter to Kennen. Focus your gameplay on maximizing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Karthus against Kennen.

Additional Information for Karthus Players

How We Calculated Our Karthus vs Kennen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kennen as Karthus, we analyzed 245 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 Kennen 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.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Karthus in order to counter Kennen during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips presented above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Karthus usually accumulates a similar amount of CS as Kennen. Champions who typically don't earn many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown here to do well.

The best items to focus on in your Karthus versus Kennen build include Liandry's Anguish, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Karthus combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better against Kennen than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Karthus had an average win rate of 53.1% battling Kennen with these items in his kit.

To have the best chance of annihilating Kennen as Karthus, you should use the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Treasure Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Of all the runes we have analyed for Karthus vs Kennen counters, this order of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 53.1% winrate overall.

If you would like to see Karthus x Kennen tips and counter builds for a a distinct division, feel free to select one from the selection menu displayed above. If viewing for the first time, the stats and strategies given are computed using all games with data with both champs.