Karthus vs Master Yi Counter Build

How to Win Karthus vs Master Yi Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Master Yi as Karthus in LoL

How to Beat Master Yi as Karthus

5,440 Karthus vs Master Yi Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Karthus Items to Counter Master Yi

The most important items to have in your Karthus versus Master Yi build consist of Rabadon's Deathcap, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Morellonomicon. When Karthus bought at least these three items in his build, he did much better when facing Master Yi than with most other commonly used builds.


7.4 | Karthus Master Yi | 9.7


7.5 | Karthus Master Yi | 7.2


9 | Karthus Master Yi | 4.9

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Master Yi

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 best chance of crushing Master Yi as Karthus, Karthus players should equip the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand runes. Of all the runes we have analyed for Karthus vs Master Yi face-offs, this combo of runes yielded the best win rate. We have also shown the best Master Yi runes to fend off Karthus to help you infer how he will likely be played against your champion.

Runes Master Yi Will Likely Use to Counter Karthus

Hail of Blades Rune Hail of Blades
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Triumph Rune Triumph

Karthus vs Master Yi Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown on this page underscore some strategic Karthus vs. Master Yi counter statistics that may help you appreciate the distinctions between the two. For instance, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.2 is close to Master Yi’s ratio of 2.0, indicating that Karthus may be just as central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Master Yi. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Karthus often has a significant smaller longest kill spree than his foe does. Commonly, Karthus receives less damage than Master Yi. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when poked or engaged.

Karthus often racks up a bit more CS than Master Yi. Champs who on average don't finish with very much CS typically do not need much CS to be useful. They are capable of scaling easily off their abilities alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as ADCs, usually need a lot of gold to be effective. In either situation, work to beat the averages shown here to do well.

By default, Karthus vs Master Yi tips, stats, and build suggestions are shown for all skill levels, merged. To scope the statistics and builds to a particular player tier, you can use the selection menu earlier in the guide.

Killing Spree

2.6 | Karthus Master Yi | 3.8

Damage Dealt

25,574 | Karthus Master Yi | 18,485

Damage Taken

22,525 | Karthus Master Yi | 27,742

Gold Earned

11,444 | Karthus Master Yi | 12,197

Minions Killed

78 | Karthus Master Yi | 44


5.1 | Karthus Master Yi | 5.8

Dragons Killed

1.7 | Karthus Master Yi | 2.3

Barons Killed

0.4 | Karthus Master Yi | 0.5


0.9 | Karthus Master Yi | 1.1

Karthus vs Master Yi Matchup Summary

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of recently ranked League of Legends games every week. In our dataset, Karthus faced off against Master Yi in 5,440 matches. With so many matchups for Karthus versus Master Yi gives us confidence in our capacity to provide enlightening data and a pro build to shatter your rival.

This particular champion pairing is fairly common. Karthus encounters Master Yi in 17.6% of his rounds. Unfortunitally, Karthus has done a pathetic job of countering Master Yi. Typically, Karthus wins a lowly 46.0% of matches the champions oppose each other in. In Karthus versus Master Yi matches, Karthus’s team is 6.0% less likely to obtain first blood. This implies that he most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Master Yi.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 5,440 Karthus vs Master Yi 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 Master Yi 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.