Karthus vs Malzahar Counter Build
How to Beat Malzahar as Karthus
We calculate our matchup statistics from the millions of recently rated LoL rounds that we analyze every week. This Karthus vs Malzahar counter guide resulted from an examination of 2,766 ranked games where both champs battled each other.
This particular champ pairing is fairly rare. Karthus encounters Malzahar in only 2.3% of his games. Unfortunitally, Karthus does a below average job of countering Malzahar. Typically, he wins a lowly 47.0% of matches the champs face one another in. In Karthus versus Malzahar rounds, Karthus’s side is 3.0% less expected to obtain first blood, implying that he most likely won't get first blood versus Malzahar.
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Best Karthus Items to Counter Malzahar
The most important items to focus on in your Karthus versus Malzahar build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Demonic Embrace, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus incorporated at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better when facing Malzahar than with most other typical item sets.
Best Karthus Runes to Counter Malzahar
To have the best chance of crushing Malzahar as Karthus, you should equip the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace runes. Of all the runes players used for Karthus vs Malzahar face-offs, this set of runes yielded the highest win rate. We have also shown the top Malzahar runes to counterpick against Karthus to help you recognize how he will likely be built against your champion.
Best Karthus Runes
Best Malzahar Runes
The following tables feature some critical Karthus against Malzahar counter statistics that may help us realize the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.4 is nearly equal to Malzahar’s KDA ratio of 2.3, showing that Karthus may be just as central to his team's team fighting capacity than Malzahar.
Karthus normally has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his foe does. Commonly, Karthus receives more damage than Malzahar. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.
In Karthus vs Malzahar matchups, Karthus commonly takes many fewer minion kills than Malzahar. Champions who on average don't finish with very much CS usually don't require much CS to be useful. They are able to scale fully off of their skills and stats alone. However, champions with plenty of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to beat the averages displayed here to do well.
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How We Analyze Our Matchups
For this counter guide, we analyzed 2766 Karthus vs Malzahar 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 Malzahar 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.