Karthus vs Ryze Counter Build

How to Beat Ryze as Karthus

Summary

We summarize our counter stats from the millions of rated League of Legends rounds that we evaluate each and every week. This Karthus versus Ryze matchup review resulted from an analysis of 1,690 ranked matches where both champions faced each other.

This particular counter matchup is somewhat rare. Karthus has to counter Ryze in only 1.4% of his games. Karthus does a decent job of countering Ryze. Typically, Karthus wins a acceptable 51.0% of matches the champs oppose each other in. In Karthus against Ryze matches, Karthus’s team is 8.0% less likely to obtain first blood. This indicates that he probably won't be able to get first blood against Ryze.

Matchups Analyzed

1,690

Win Rate

51%

Team First Blood

42%

Best Karthus Items to Counter Ryze

The most important items to use in your Karthus versus Ryze build consist of Void Staff, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better when facing Ryze than with most other common builds.

Void Staff Item Zhonya's Hourglass Item Liandry's Anguish Item

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Ryze

To have the highest probability of beating Ryze as Karthus, Karthus players should use the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace runes. Out of all the runes players used for Karthus vs Ryze clashes, this combo of runes yielded the highest win rate. We have also displayed the top Ryze runes to counterpick against Karthus in order to help you infer how he will likely be built to try to beat 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
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace

Best Ryze Runes

Phase Rush Rune Phase Rush
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood

Stats

The following tables emphasize several strategic Karthus against Ryze counter statistics that can help you appreciate the distinctions between these two champs. Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.2 is close to Ryze’s KDA ratio of 2.0, indicating that Karthus may be just as central to his team's team fighting potential than Ryze.

Battle Stats

Kills

Karthus Stats
7.2 6.4
Ryze Stats

Deaths

Karthus Stats
7.2 6.4
Ryze Stats

Assists

Karthus Stats
9 6.4
Ryze Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Karthus Stats
2.8 2.8
Ryze Stats

Damage Dealt

Karthus Stats
26699 20342
Ryze Stats

Damage Taken

Karthus Stats
24495 22606
Ryze Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Karthus Stats
5.3 5.5
Ryze Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Karthus Stats
0.9 0.9
Ryze Stats

Dragons Killed

Karthus Stats
1.9 2.1
Ryze Stats

Barons Killed

Karthus Stats
0.4 0.5
Ryze Stats

Gold Earned

Karthus Stats
11711 11858
Ryze Stats

Minions Killed

Karthus Stats
89 170
Ryze Stats

Karthus normally has a similar longest kill spree as his counter does. On average, Karthus receives a similar amount of damage to Ryze. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also illustrate that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Karthus often earns much less CS than Ryze. Champions that do not acquire very much CS typically don't need much CS to be useful. Instead, they are capable of scaling adequately off of their abilities alone. However, champions with plenty of CS, such as carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 1690 Karthus vs Ryze 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 Ryze 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.