Karthus vs Nasus Counter Build

How to Win Karthus vs Nasus Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Nasus as Karthus in LoL

How to Beat Nasus as Karthus

5,970 Karthus vs Nasus Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Karthus Items to Counter Nasus

The most important items to have in your Karthus versus Nasus build consist of Rabadon's Deathcap, Void Staff, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus used at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better when fighting Nasus than with most other common builds.


7.3 | Karthus Nasus | 5.6


7.2 | Karthus Nasus | 5.3


9.1 | Karthus Nasus | 5.5

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Nasus

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 chance of beating Nasus as Karthus, you should equip the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand runes. Of all the rune sets players picked for Karthus vs Nasus face-offs, this combination of runes yielded the greatest win rate. We have also shown the best Nasus runes to fend off Karthus to help you grasp how he will likely be setup against you.

Runes Nasus Will Likely Use to Counter Karthus

Unsealed Spellbook Rune Unsealed Spellbook
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Approach Velocity Rune Approach Velocity
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence Rune Transcendence

Karthus vs Nasus Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown on this page clarify some influential Karthus versus Nasus matchup stats that may help you figure out the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is similar to Nasus’s ratio of 2.1, indicating that Karthus may be just as central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Nasus.

Karthus typically has a similar longest killing spree as his enemy does. On average, Karthus receives less damage than Nasus. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the champion with increased HP has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when poked or engaged.

Karthus typically gets much less CS than Nasus. Champions who on average don't amass many minion kills normally don't require much CS to be useful. They are able to scale fully off of their abilities alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as ADCs, typically have to have a lot of gold to be useful. In either situation, try to top the averages displayed here to do well.

By default, Karthus vs Nasus tips, stats, and build recommendations are shown for all ranked divisions. If you would like to filter the statistics and builds to an individual skill level, you may use the selection menu located earlier on the page.

Killing Spree

2.7 | Karthus Nasus | 2.7

Damage Dealt

28,075 | Karthus Nasus | 17,841

Damage Taken

23,618 | Karthus Nasus | 34,992

Gold Earned

11,736 | Karthus Nasus | 11,384

Minions Killed

77 | Karthus Nasus | 149


5.3 | Karthus Nasus | 5.8

Dragons Killed

1.9 | Karthus Nasus | 2.1

Barons Killed

0.4 | Karthus Nasus | 0.4


0.9 | Karthus Nasus | 1.1

Karthus vs Nasus Matchup Summary

We produce our counter stats from the millions of ranked League games that we review every week. This Karthus vs Nasus matchup guide resulted from an evaluation of 5,970 ranked matches where both champs engaged each other.

This champ matchup is relatively common. Karthus encounters Nasus in 18.2% of his rounds. Unfortunitally, Karthus has done a below average job of beating Nasus. Normally, Karthus wins a lowly 47.0% of matches the champs face off with each other in. In Karthus versus Nasus games, Karthus’s team is 0.0% more likely to obtain first blood, implying that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Nasus.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 5,970 Karthus vs Nasus 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 Nasus 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.