Karthus vs Qiyana Counter Build

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

How to Beat Qiyana as Karthus

1,409 Karthus vs Qiyana Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Karthus Items to Counter Qiyana

The ideal items to focus on in your Karthus versus Qiyana build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Void Staff, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus included at least these three items in his build, he performed much better vs. Qiyana than with most other commonly used item sets.


7.6 | Karthus Qiyana | 9


7.6 | Karthus Qiyana | 7.1


9.3 | Karthus Qiyana | 5.7

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Qiyana

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
To have the highest probability of annihilating Qiyana as Karthus, you should take the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace runes. Out of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Karthus vs Qiyana battles, this combo of runes yielded the best win rate. We have also displayed the top Qiyana runes to counterpick against Karthus to help you recognize how she will likely be played to try to beat your champion.

Runes Qiyana Will Likely Use to Counter Karthus

Electrocute Rune Electrocute
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Relentless Hunter Rune Relentless Hunter
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Last Stand Rune Last Stand

Karthus vs Qiyana Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown on this page emphasize several critical Karthus vs. Qiyana counter statistics that can help us grasp the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.2 is nearly equal to Qiyana’s ratio of 2.1, highlighting that Karthus may be just as central to his team's team fighting capability than Qiyana.

Karthus typically has a significant smaller longest killing spree than his foe does. Commonly, Karthus receives a similar amount of damage to Qiyana. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to escape further damage when poked or engaged.

In Karthus vs Qiyana matchups, Karthus often tallies many fewer minion kills than Qiyana. Champs that do not earn a lot of minion kills usually do not need much CS to be useful. Instead, they are able to scale properly off of their skills and stats alone. However, champs with tons of CS, such as ADCs, typically have to have a lot of gold to be useful. In either case, try to pass the values presented here to do well.

By default, Karthus vs Qiyana tips, stats, and build recommendations are displayed for all skill levels, merged. To scope the statistics and builds to a particular rank, you may use the selection menu located at the top of the page.

Killing Spree

2.8 | Karthus Qiyana | 3.6

Damage Dealt

27,513 | Karthus Qiyana | 20,035

Damage Taken

23,934 | Karthus Qiyana | 21,467

Gold Earned

11,962 | Karthus Qiyana | 11,372

Minions Killed

74 | Karthus Qiyana | 136


5.2 | Karthus Qiyana | 5.4

Dragons Killed

1.9 | Karthus Qiyana | 2.1

Barons Killed

0.4 | Karthus Qiyana | 0.5


0.9 | Karthus Qiyana | 0.9

Karthus vs Qiyana Matchup Summary

We calculate our matchup stats from the millions of ranked LoL matches that we analyze every week. This Karthus vs Qiyana counter review came out of an examination of 1,409 ranked games where both champs faced one another.

This particular champion matchup is relatively uncommon. Karthus is forced to battle against Qiyana in only 4.6% of his matches. Karthus does a average job of countering Qiyana. On average, Karthus wins a acceptable 50.0% of matches the champions face one another in. In Karthus versus Qiyana games, Karthus’s team is 4.0% less expected to earn first blood. This implies that he most likely won't get first blood versus Qiyana.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 1,409 Karthus vs Qiyana 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 Qiyana 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.