How to Win Karthus vs Sivir Counter Matchup Karthus is in the b tier of champions

Karthus vs Sivir

How to Beat Sivir as Karthus in LoL Sivir is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Sivir as Karthus

based on 3,733 Karthus vs Sivir matchups
Win Rate
45.5 %
K/D/A
2.23
Pick Rate
10.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our counter statistics from the millions of recently rated League games that we review each week. This guide on how to beat Sivir as Karthus resulted from an analysis of 3733 ranked matches where both champs opposed one another. This champion matchup is relatively common. Karthus is forced to battle against Sivir in 10.5% of his matches.

Karthus vs Sivir Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Karthus has done a pathetic job of beating Sivir. On average, he wins a lowly 45.5% of games the champions fight one another in. In Karthus against Sivir matches, Karthus’s team is 0.1% less likely to gain first blood, indicating that he probably won't be able to get first blood against Sivir.

Best Karthus vs Sivir Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Fiendish CodexLost Chapter

Core Karthus Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishRabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Void StaffMorellonomiconShadowflameDemonic Embrace

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Karthus to level up q
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Second ability for Karthus to level up e
>
Last skill for Karthus to max out w

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Precision Presence of MindLast Stand
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
Karthus's passive ability p
Karthus q ability q
Karthus w ability w
Karthus e ability e
Karthus's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
E
3
Q
4
W
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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E
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E
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R
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E
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Sivir as Karthus

Tips for Playing as Karthus against Sivir

Lay Waste is very strong at farming minions and harassing enemy champions.

Ask your allies to help point out when you should use Requiem to get kills in different lanes.

Advice to Win Against Sivir

Boomerang Blade costs a lot of mana to cast, so dodging it sets Sivir back. If it hits you on the way out, avoid its path on the way back.

Sivir is a powerful pushing champion, so leaving her unattended in a lane for too long will often result in your turrets being destroyed.

When laning against Sivir, it is possible to throw off the timing of her Spell Shield by faking an advance, then backing off.

Karthus vs Sivir Counter Stats

Karthus Image
Win Rate
45.5 %
VS
Win Rate
54.5 %
Sivir Image
7.2
< Kills >
6.7
7.3
< Deaths >
5.7
9.1
< Assists >
8.8
1.7
< Killing Sprees >
1.55
107
< Minions Killed >
199
0.72
< Dragons Killed >
0.21
0.29
< Inhibitors >
0.66
270
< Physical Damage >
19,648
28,430
< Magic Damage >
270
1,780
< True Damage >
1,613
30,481
< Damage Dealt >
21,531
25,557
< Damage Taken >
20,711
12,669
< Gold Earned >
12,875
1.19
< Towers >
2.87
0.19
< Baron Takedowns >
0.07
4,859
< Total Healing >
3,480
14,513
< Experience >
13,800
18
< Vision Score >
20
7
< Wards Placed >
9
196
< Time Dealing CC >
23

How to Counter Sivir with Karthus in LoL

The stats shown here feature several strategic Karthus against Sivir counter stats that can help you appreciate the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Sivir’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Karthus may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Sivir..

Karthus usually has a similar longest kill spree as his matchup does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Sivir. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Karthus and Sivir

Damage Types Compared

Karthus
Sivir
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karthus
Sivir

Who is Better, Karthus or Sivir?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Karthus usually loses when taking on Sivir, with a 45.5% win rate. Therefore, Karthus makes a bad counter to Sivir.

While Karthus does have a much lower win rate than Sivir, when facing one another, Karthus also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more challenging champion to pick up and master. You should be very concerned when picking Karthus into Siviras his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Karthus also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Sivir. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Karthus vs Sivir matchups, Sivir is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.

Karthus is a terribly counter for Sivir. Focus your tactics on maximizing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Karthus against Sivir.

Additional Information for Karthus Players

How We Calculated Our Karthus vs Sivir Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Sivir as Karthus, we analyzed 3,733 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 Sivir 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.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To learn all of the intricacies of Karthus in order to counter Sivir during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Karthus usually picks up less CS as Sivir. Champions who on average don't take much CS often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed here to do well.

The top items to focus on in your Karthus versus Sivir build consist of Liandry's Anguish, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Karthus included at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better when facing Sivir than with many other typical builds. In fact, Karthus had an average winrate of 45.5% when countering Sivir with these items in his kit.

To have the best likelihood of beating Sivir as Karthus, Karthus players should use the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players picked for Karthus vs Sivir clashes, this combo of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 45.5% winrate overall.

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