Karthus vs Lee Sin Counter Build

How to Win Karthus vs Lee Sin Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Lee Sin as Karthus in LoL

How to Beat Lee Sin as Karthus

8,140 Karthus vs Lee Sin Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


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 used at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better against Lee Sin than with most other common item sets.


7.4 | Karthus Lee Sin | 7.7


7.3 | Karthus Lee Sin | 6.2


9.4 | Karthus Lee Sin | 7.9

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Lee Sin

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
To have the highest probability of crushing Lee Sin as Karthus, Karthus players should use the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand runes. Out of all the rune sets we have analyed for Karthus vs Lee Sin fights, this mix of runes yielded the best win rate. We have also displayed the best Lee Sin runes to fend off Karthus to help you interpret how he will likely be built to try to beat you.

Runes Lee Sin Will Likely Use to Counter Karthus

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter

Karthus vs Lee Sin Counter Stats Summary

The stats provided here underscore some important Karthus versus Lee Sin counter statistics that may help you appreciate the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is nearly equal to Lee Sin’s ratio of 2.5, showing that Karthus may be just as central to his team's team fighting capability than Lee Sin.

Karthus normally has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his opponent does. Commonly, Karthus takes less damage than Lee Sin. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the champion with increased HP has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

In Karthus vs Lee Sin matchups, Karthus usually totals a few more minion kills than Lee Sin. Champs who on average do not finish with many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be useful. Instead, they are able to scale well off of their abilities alone. However, champions with a lot of CS, such as carries, usually have to have a lot of gold to be useful. In either case, work to pass the values shown here to do well.

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Killing Spree

2.8 | Karthus Lee Sin | 3.5

Damage Dealt

27,430 | Karthus Lee Sin | 15,889

Damage Taken

23,413 | Karthus Lee Sin | 31,783

Gold Earned

11,793 | Karthus Lee Sin | 11,309

Minions Killed

76 | Karthus Lee Sin | 54


5.3 | Karthus Lee Sin | 5.3

Dragons Killed

1.8 | Karthus Lee Sin | 2.1

Barons Killed

0.4 | Karthus Lee Sin | 0.4


0.9 | Karthus Lee Sin | 0.9

Karthus vs Lee Sin Matchup Summary

We produce our counter stats from the millions of recently rated League matches that we evaluate each and every week. This Karthus against Lee Sin matchup guide came out of an examination of 8,140 ranked matches where both champions faced off against each other.

This matchup is fairly common. Karthus is forced to battle against Lee Sin in 24.8% of his games. Karthus does a good job of countering Lee Sin. Typically, Karthus wins a terrific 52.0% of matches the champs clash against each other in. In Karthus against Lee Sin rounds, Karthus’s side is 7.0% less likely to get first blood. This implies that he probably won't be able to get first blood versus Lee Sin.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 8,140 Karthus vs Lee Sin 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 Lee Sin 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.