Karthus vs Thresh Counter Build

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

How to Beat Thresh as Karthus

4,594 Karthus vs Thresh Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Karthus Items to Counter Thresh

The best items to use in your Karthus versus Thresh build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Void Staff, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus combined at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better versus Thresh than with most other typical item sets.


7.8 | Karthus Thresh | 2


7.3 | Karthus Thresh | 6.5


9.9 | Karthus Thresh | 14.2

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Thresh

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
To have the best chance of beating Thresh as Karthus, you should equip the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand runes. Of all the rune sets players picked for Karthus vs Thresh fights, this blending of runes resulted in the highest win rate. We have also shown the best Thresh runes to fend off Karthus in order to help you interpret how he will probably be built to try to beat you.

Runes Thresh Will Likely Use to Counter Karthus

Aftershock Rune Aftershock
Font of Life Rune Font of Life
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Unflinching Rune Unflinching
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Time Warp Tonic Rune Time Warp Tonic

Karthus vs Thresh Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown here clarify several strategic Karthus versus Thresh matchup statistics that may help you realize the distinctions between this pair of champions. As an example, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.4 is close to Thresh’s KDA ratio of 2.5, showing that Karthus may be just as central to his team's team fighting capability than Thresh. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in kills assists.

Karthus normally has a much larger longest kill spree than his opponent does. Commonly, Karthus receives more damage than Thresh. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the champion with more HP has less agility and thus is unable to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

Karthus typically racks up many more minion kills than Thresh. Champions who on average do not amass much CS usually do not need much CS to be useful. They are capable of scaling adequately off of their skills and stats alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to beat the values shown here to do well.

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Killing Spree

2.9 | Karthus Thresh | 0.7

Damage Dealt

28,633 | Karthus Thresh | 6,832

Damage Taken

23,687 | Karthus Thresh | 19,843

Gold Earned

12,172 | Karthus Thresh | 7,927

Minions Killed

77 | Karthus Thresh | 36


5.4 | Karthus Thresh | 5.4

Dragons Killed

1.9 | Karthus Thresh | 2.1

Barons Killed

0.4 | Karthus Thresh | 0.5


0.9 | Karthus Thresh | 0.9

Karthus vs Thresh Matchup Summary

We get our matchup stats from the millions of rated LoL matches that we review each week. This Karthus against Thresh matchup review resulted from an analysis of 4,594 ranked rounds where both champions opposed one another.

This counter pairing is fairly common. Karthus encounters Thresh in 14.9% of his rounds. Karthus does a good job of countering Thresh. Typically, Karthus wins a whopping 53.0% of matches the champions oppose each other in. In Karthus versus Thresh matches, Karthus’s team is 7.0% less expected to get first blood. This implies that he probably won't be able to get first blood against Thresh.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 4,594 Karthus vs Thresh 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 Thresh 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.