Karthus vs Lulu Counter Build

How to Beat Lulu as Karthus


At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of recently ranked League rounds each week. In our database, Karthus engaged Lulu in 12,224 rounds. Using so many matchups for Karthus versus Lulu provides us confidence in our ability to prepare actionable stats and a supported build to wreck your foe.

This matchup is relatively common. Karthus is forced to battle against Lulu in 34.2% of his games. Unfortunitally, Karthus has done a dismal job of countering Lulu. Typically, Karthus wins a acceptable 49.0% of matches the champs face each other in. In Karthus versus Lulu rounds, Karthus’s team is 4.0% less likely to get first blood, indicating that he probably won't be able to get first blood versus Lulu.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


Win Rate


Best Karthus Items to Counter Lulu

The most important items to prioritize in your Karthus versus Lulu build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Void Staff, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better versus Lulu than with most other commonly used builds.

Rabadon's Deathcap Item Void Staff Item Liandry's Anguish Item

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Lulu

To have the highest probability of defeating Lulu as Karthus, Karthus players should use the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Transcendence, and Gathering Storm runes. Of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Karthus vs Lulu clashes, this set of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. We have also included the best Lulu runes to fend off Karthus to help you understand how she will likely be played to try to beat your champion.

Best Karthus Runes

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm

Best Lulu Runes

Summon Aery Rune Summon Aery
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Scorch Rune Scorch
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Time Warp Tonic Rune Time Warp Tonic


The subsequent tables emphasize several strategic Karthus against Lulu matchup statistics that can help you appreciate the differences and similarities between the pair. Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is less than Lulu’s KDA ratio of 3.1, highlighting that Karthus may be less central to his team's team fighting capacity than Lulu. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in kills assists.

Battle Stats


Karthus Stats
6.8 1.6
Lulu Stats


Karthus Stats
6.7 5.1
Lulu Stats


Karthus Stats
8.8 14
Lulu Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Karthus Stats
2.7 0.6
Lulu Stats

Damage Dealt

Karthus Stats
25722 5703
Lulu Stats

Damage Taken

Karthus Stats
25173 14588
Lulu Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Karthus Stats
5.1 5.3
Lulu Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Karthus Stats
0.8 0.9
Lulu Stats

Dragons Killed

Karthus Stats
1.9 2
Lulu Stats

Barons Killed

Karthus Stats
0.4 0.5
Lulu Stats

Gold Earned

Karthus Stats
11574 7791
Lulu Stats

Minions Killed

Karthus Stats
73 26
Lulu Stats

Karthus usually has a much larger longest kill spree than his counter does. Commonly, Karthus takes more damage than Lulu. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Karthus typically gets much more CS than Lulu. Champs that don't amass many minion kills normally don't have to have much CS to be useful. They are able to scale fully off of their skills and stats alone. However, champs with plenty of minion kills, such as ADCs, usually require a lot of items to be useful. In either situation, work to best the averages displayed here to do well.

By default, Karthus vs Lulu tips, stats, and build recommendations are shown for all skill levels combined. If you would like to narrow the statistics and builds to a specific player tier, you should use the selection menu earlier on the page.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 12224 Karthus vs Lulu 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 Lulu 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.