How to Win Karthus vs Nami Counter Matchup Karthus is in the a tier of champions

Karthus vs Nami

How to Beat Nami as Karthus in LoL Nami is in the s tier of champions
Mage
Support Mage

How to Beat Nami as Karthus

based on 2,060 Karthus vs Nami matchups
Win Rate
47.7 %
K/D/A
2.2
Pick Rate
5.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of ranked LoL rounds each and every week. Within our data, Karthus engaged Nami in 2060 rounds. Including so many games with Karthus vs Nami gives us a lot of confidence in our ability to provide informative statistics and a supported build to shatter your rival. This champion pairing is somewhat uncommon. Karthus is forced to battle against Nami in only 5.5% of his matches.

Karthus vs Nami Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Karthus has done a dismal job of beating Nami. Typically, he wins a lowly 47.7% of matches the champs face off with each other in. In Karthus vs Nami games, Karthus’s team is 0.1% less likely to gain first blood, indicating that he probably won't get first blood versus Nami.

Best Karthus vs Nami Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Dark SealLost Chapter

Core Karthus Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishRabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Void StaffMorellonomiconShadowflame

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Karthus to level up q
>
Second ability for Karthus to level up e
>
Last skill for Karthus to max out w

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Cheap ShotEyeball CollectionTreasure Hunter
Precision Presence of MindLast Stand
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
Karthus's passive ability p
Karthus q ability q
Karthus w ability w
Karthus e ability e
Karthus's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
E
3
Q
4
W
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Q
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R
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Q
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R

Guide to Countering Nami as Karthus

Tips for Playing as Karthus against Nami

Ask your allies to help point out when you should use Requiem to get kills in different lanes.

Lay Waste is very strong at farming minions and harassing enemy champions.

Advice to Win Against Nami

Aqua Prison is a very powerful ability with a long cooldown, take advantage of the situation if Nami misses this ability.

Tidal Wave has a very long range but travels slowly, be aware of when it is coming your way as you can move out of its path.

Try to avoid fighting an opponent affected by Tidecaller's Blessing, it lasts a short duration so waiting it out can help you greatly.

Karthus vs Nami Counter Stats

Karthus Image
Win Rate
47.7 %
VS
Win Rate
52.3 %
Nami Image
7.7
< Kills >
2.5
7.6
< Deaths >
5.6
9
< Assists >
16.5
1.85
< Killing Sprees >
0.48
89
< Minions Killed >
13
0.94
< Dragons Killed >
0.03
0.29
< Inhibitors >
0.62
218
< Physical Damage >
788
28,236
< Magic Damage >
6,678
1,676
< True Damage >
723
30,131
< Damage Dealt >
8,190
24,071
< Damage Taken >
16,070
13,020
< Gold Earned >
8,554
1.16
< Towers >
2.38
0.25
< Baron Takedowns >
0
5,940
< Total Healing >
11,081
14,673
< Experience >
11,222
18
< Vision Score >
55
6
< Wards Placed >
26
185
< Time Dealing CC >
177

How to Counter Nami with Karthus in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here show some valuable Karthus against Nami counter statistics that may help us appreciate the differences between these two champions. As an example, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Nami’s ratio of NaN, showing that Karthus may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Nami. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in killsdeaths.

Karthus typically has a much larger longest kill spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Nami. This often reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the champ with higher health has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Karthus and Nami

Damage Types Compared

Karthus
Nami
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karthus
Nami

Who is Better, Karthus or Nami?

Both LoL champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Karthus usually loses when facing off against Nami, with a 47.7% win rate. Therefore, Karthus makes a bad counter for Nami.

While Karthus does have a lower winrate than Nami, when facing one another, Karthus also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more challenging champion to develop with. You should be very concerned when picking Karthus into Namias his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Karthus also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Nami. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Karthus vs Nami matchups, Nami is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Karthus is a terribly counter to Nami. Make sure you focus your play on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Karthus against Nami.

Additional Information for Karthus Players

How We Calculated Our Karthus vs Nami Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Nami as Karthus, we analyzed 2,060 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 Nami 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.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To learn all of the intricacies of Karthus in order to counter Nami during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats presented above, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Karthus on average racks up much more CS compared to Nami. Champs who typically don't acquire much CS often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The most important items to have in your Karthus versus Nami build include Liandry's Anguish, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Karthus used at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better vs. Nami than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Karthus boasted an average win rate of 47.7% when countering Nami with this build.

To have the greatest likelihood of defeating Nami as Karthus, Karthus players should equip the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Treasure Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players picked for Karthus vs Nami clashes, this composite of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 47.7% winrate overall.

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