Karthus vs Shyvana Counter Build

How to Beat Shyvana as Karthus

Summary

We produce our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked League matches that we analyze each and every week. This Karthus versus Shyvana matchup guide resulted from an analysis of 5,745 ranked matches where both champs battled each other.

This particular counter pairing is somewhat common. Karthus fights Shyvana in 16.1% of his rounds. Karthus has done a ok job of beating Shyvana. On average, he wins a acceptable 50.0% of games the champions clash against each other in. In Karthus against Shyvana rounds, Karthus’s team is 0.0% more probable to get first blood, indicating that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Shyvana.

Matchups Analyzed

5,745

Team First Blood

50%

Win Rate

50%

Best Karthus Items to Counter Shyvana

The top items to focus on in your Karthus versus Shyvana build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Void Staff, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus used at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better vs Shyvana than with most other typical builds.

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

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Shyvana

To have the highest probability of beating Shyvana as Karthus, Karthus players should equip the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Coup de Grace, and Presence of Mind runes. Out of all the rune sets players picked for Karthus vs Shyvana face-offs, this order of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. We have also shown the best Shyvana runes to counterpick against Karthus to help you interpret how she will likely be played 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
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind

Best Shyvana Runes

Press the Attack Rune Press the Attack
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter

Stats

The following tables feature several influential Karthus against Shyvana counter stats that can help us figure out the differences and similarities between this set of champs. For instance, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is nearly equal to Shyvana’s KDA ratio of 2.4, highlighting that Karthus may be just as central to his team's team fighting capacity than Shyvana.

Battle Stats

Kills

Karthus Stats
7.1 6.6
Shyvana Stats

Deaths

Karthus Stats
7 5.6
Shyvana Stats

Assists

Karthus Stats
9.1 6.7
Shyvana Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Karthus Stats
2.7 3.2
Shyvana Stats

Damage Dealt

Karthus Stats
26182 18548
Shyvana Stats

Damage Taken

Karthus Stats
25470 34052
Shyvana Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Karthus Stats
5.2 5.5
Shyvana Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Karthus Stats
0.9 1
Shyvana Stats

Dragons Killed

Karthus Stats
1.9 2.3
Shyvana Stats

Barons Killed

Karthus Stats
0.4 0.4
Shyvana Stats

Gold Earned

Karthus Stats
11679 11580
Shyvana Stats

Minions Killed

Karthus Stats
77 61
Shyvana Stats

Karthus usually has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his opponent does. Commonly, Karthus takes less damage than Shyvana. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the champ with higher health has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Karthus often racks up a bit more CS than Shyvana. Champions that don't earn much CS typically don't need much CS to be effective. Instead, they are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities alone. However, champions with many minion kills, such as carries, typically need a lot of gold to be useful. In either situation, try to outperform the values displayed here to do well.

If you need to get Karthus vs Shyvana tips and builds for a a particular skill level, feel free to choose one from the selection menu above. At first, the stats and guides displayed are computed using all games with data with these champs.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 5745 Karthus vs Shyvana 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 Shyvana 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.