Karthus vs Lee Sin Counter Build
How to Beat Lee Sin as Karthus
We get our counter stats from the millions of rated LoL games that we review each and every week. This Karthus against Lee Sin matchup review resulted from an examination of 10,999 ranked rounds where both champs faced one another.
This particular pairing is somewhat common. Karthus fights Lee Sin in 30.8% of his rounds. Karthus has done a good job of countering Lee Sin. On average, he wins a terrific 52.0% of matches the champs oppose each other in. In Karthus against Lee Sin matches, Karthus’s team is 7.0% less expected to earn first blood. This indicates that he probably won't get first blood versus Lee Sin.
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Best Karthus Items to Counter Lee Sin
The top items to prioritize in your Karthus versus Lee Sin build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Void Staff, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus bought at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better when facing Lee Sin than with most other typical item sets.
Best Karthus Runes to Counter Lee Sin
To have the highest chance of annihilating Lee Sin as Karthus, Karthus players should equip the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Coup de Grace, and Presence of Mind runes. Of all the runes players chose for Karthus vs Lee Sin face-offs, this blending of runes yielded the best win rate. We have also shown the top Lee Sin runes to fend off Karthus to help you interpret how he will likely be setup against your champion.
Best Karthus Runes
Best Lee Sin Runes
The following tables feature several important Karthus vs. Lee Sin matchup statistics that may help us understand the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is similar to Lee Sin’s ratio of 2.4, showing that Karthus may be just as central to his team's team fighting capability than Lee Sin.
Karthus typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his opponent does. Typically, Karthus takes less damage than Lee Sin. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.
In Karthus vs Lee Sin matchups, Karthus usually totals much more CS than Lee Sin. Champions who on average don't amass a lot of minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be useful. Instead, they are able to scale adequately off of their skills and stats alone. Yet, champions with plenty of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of items to be useful. In either situation, work to best the averages presented here to do well.
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How We Analyze Our Matchups
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