How to Win Karthus vs Tristana Counter Matchup Karthus is in the a tier of champions

Karthus vs Tristana

How to Beat Tristana as Karthus in LoL Tristana is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Tristana as Karthus

based on 1,518 Karthus vs Tristana matchups
Win Rate
48.6 %
K/D/A
2.32
Pick Rate
4.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked LoL games every week. Within our data, Karthus faced Tristana 1518 times. With so many matchups for Karthus versus Tristana gives us faith in our capacity to produce useful data and a solid build to obliterate Tristana. This particular counter pairing is relatively uncommon. Karthus has to counter Tristana in only 4.1% of his rounds.

Karthus vs Tristana Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Karthus does a dismal job of beating Tristana. Typically, he wins a acceptable 48.6% of the time the champions face one another in. In Karthus against Tristana games, Karthus’s team is 0.1% less likely to earn first blood. This indicates that he most likely won't get first blood against Tristana.

Best Karthus vs Tristana Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeDark Seal

Core Karthus Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishRabadon's DeathcapVoid Staff

Optional Items

Zhonya's HourglassShadowflameMorellonomicon

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Cheap ShotEyeball 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
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R
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Q
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E
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Q
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E
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E
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Tristana as Karthus

Tips for Playing as Karthus against Tristana

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

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

Advice to Win Against Tristana

Stand away from your creeps in a lane to take less collateral damage from Explosive Charge.

If you see Tristana activate Rapid Fire in a fight, stun her and try to back off until the spell dissipates.

Karthus vs Tristana Counter Stats

Karthus Image
Win Rate
48.6 %
VS
Win Rate
51.4 %
Tristana Image
8.1
< Kills >
8.6
7.6
< Deaths >
6.7
9.5
< Assists >
5.7
1.92
< Killing Sprees >
1.94
90
< Minions Killed >
166
0.83
< Dragons Killed >
0.26
0.31
< Inhibitors >
0.62
249
< Physical Damage >
14,549
28,057
< Magic Damage >
2,177
1,597
< True Damage >
1,947
29,903
< Damage Dealt >
18,674
23,753
< Damage Taken >
21,440
12,965
< Gold Earned >
13,110
1.21
< Towers >
2.95
0.21
< Baron Takedowns >
0.08
5,636
< Total Healing >
2,856
14,622
< Experience >
13,282
18
< Vision Score >
20
6
< Wards Placed >
9
185
< Time Dealing CC >
55

How to Counter Tristana with Karthus in LoL

The stats shown here show several significant Karthus against Tristana matchup statistics that may help us understand the distinctions between the two. Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Tristana’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Karthus may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Tristana..

Karthus usually has a similar longest killing spree as his opponent does. Commonly, he receives a similar amount of damage to Tristana. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Karthus and Tristana

Damage Types Compared

Karthus
Tristana
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karthus
Tristana

Who is Better, Karthus or Tristana?

Both League champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Karthus usually loses when playing against Tristana, with a 48.6% win rate. Therefore, Karthus makes a bad counter for Tristana.

While Karthus does have a lower winrate compared to Tristana, when they face off with one another, Karthus also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more challenging champion to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Karthus into Tristanaas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Karthus also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Tristana. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Karthus vs Tristana matchups, Tristana is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Karthus is a somewhat poor counter for Tristana. Focus your tactics on maximizing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Karthus against Tristana.

Additional Information for Karthus Players

How We Calculated Our Karthus vs Tristana Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Tristana as Karthus, we analyzed 1,518 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 Tristana 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 to counter Tristana during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions shown above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Karthus usually racks up less CS relative to Tristana. Champs who on average don't take much CS usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.

The ideal items to prioritize in your Karthus versus Tristana build include Liandry's Anguish, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Void Staff. When Karthus combined at least these three items in his build, he did much better countering Tristana than with most other typical builds. In fact, Karthus boasted an average winrate of 48.6% battling Tristana with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest probability of crushing Tristana as Karthus, you should equip the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players picked for Karthus vs Tristana face-offs, this combo of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 48.6% winrate overall.

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