Karthus vs Rek'Sai Counter Build

How to Beat Rek'Sai as Karthus

Summary

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of ranked League of Legends games each and every week. In our dataset, Karthus battled Rek'Sai 3,643 times. Using so many games with Karthus vs Rek'Sai gives us a lot of faith in our capability to provide actionable stats and a supported build to destroy your opposition.

This counter pairing is somewhat common. Karthus has to counter Rek'Sai in 10.2% of his rounds. Karthus has done a good job of countering Rek'Sai. Typically, Karthus wins a terrific 53.0% of games the champs battle each other in. In Karthus versus Rek'Sai matches, Karthus’s side is 8.0% less likely to earn first blood. This implies that he most likely won't get first blood versus Rek'Sai.

Matchups Analyzed

3,643

Team First Blood

Inferior

Win Rate

Great

Best Karthus Items to Counter Rek'Sai

The most important items to focus on in your Karthus versus Rek'Sai build consist of Rabadon's Deathcap, Void Staff, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better when facing Rek'Sai than with most other typical builds.

Rabadon's Deathcap Item Void Staff Item Liandry's Anguish Item

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Rek'Sai

To have the best chance of defeating Rek'Sai as Karthus, Karthus players should equip the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand runes. Of all the rune sets we have analyed for Karthus vs Rek'Sai matchups, this mixture of runes yielded the highest win rate. We have also included the best Rek'Sai runes to counterpick against Karthus to help you realize how he will likely be played against you.

Best Karthus Runes

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Last Stand Rune Last Stand

Best Rek'Sai Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter

Stats

The following tables underscore several strategic Karthus vs. Rek'Sai counter stats that can help you interpret the distinctions between these two champions. As an example, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.4 is similar to Rek'Sai’s ratio of 2.2, showing that Karthus may be just as central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Rek'Sai.

Battle Stats

Kills

Karthus Stats
7.6 8.2
Rek'Sai Stats

Deaths

Karthus Stats
7.1 6.7
Rek'Sai Stats

Assists

Karthus Stats
9.4 6.7
Rek'Sai Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Karthus Stats
2.9 3.4
Rek'Sai Stats

Damage Dealt

Karthus Stats
26361 15482
Rek'Sai Stats

Damage Taken

Karthus Stats
25505 31614
Rek'Sai Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Karthus Stats
5.2 5.2
Rek'Sai Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Karthus Stats
0.9 0.9
Rek'Sai Stats

Dragons Killed

Karthus Stats
1.9 2.1
Rek'Sai Stats

Barons Killed

Karthus Stats
0.5 0.4
Rek'Sai Stats

Gold Earned

Karthus Stats
11971 11305
Rek'Sai Stats

Minions Killed

Karthus Stats
75 27
Rek'Sai Stats

Karthus usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his opponent does. Typically, Karthus takes less damage than Rek'Sai. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Karthus typically takes many more minion kills than Rek'Sai. Champions that don't amass much CS normally don't need much CS to be useful. Instead, they are able to scale adequately off of their skills and stats alone. However, champions with scores of minion kills, such as carries, usually have to have a lot of gold to be useful. In either case, try to beat the values displayed here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 3643 Karthus vs Rek'Sai 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 Rek'Sai 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.