Karthus vs Trundle Counter Build

How to Beat Trundle as Karthus


We calculate our counter stats from the millions of rated League of Legends matches that we review every week. This Karthus vs Trundle matchup review resulted from an examination of 1,128 ranked rounds where both champs engaged one another.

This champ matchup is relatively rare. Karthus fights Trundle in only 0.9% of his games. Unfortunitally, Karthus has done a poor job of beating Trundle. Typically, Karthus wins a lowly 48.0% of matches the champions battle one another in. In Karthus against Trundle games, Karthus’s team is 4.0% less likely to get first blood, implying that he most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Trundle.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Karthus Items to Counter Trundle

The best items to prioritize in your Karthus versus Trundle build include Void Staff, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus incorporated at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better vs. Trundle than with most other common item sets.

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

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Trundle

To have the best chance of crushing Trundle as Karthus, Karthus players should equip the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand runes. Of all the runes players picked for Karthus vs Trundle fights, this sequence of runes yielded the greatest win rate. We have also included the best Trundle runes to fend off Karthus in order to help you infer how he will likely be played against 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
Last Stand Rune Last Stand

Best Trundle Runes

Press the Attack Rune Press the Attack
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking


The following tables feature several important Karthus vs. Trundle matchup stats that may help you figure out the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is nearly equal to Trundle’s KDA ratio of 2.4, indicating that Karthus may be just as central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Trundle.

Battle Stats


Karthus Stats
7.1 5.6
Trundle Stats


Karthus Stats
7.1 5.8
Trundle Stats


Karthus Stats
9.2 8.1
Trundle Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Karthus Stats
2.7 2.5
Trundle Stats

Damage Dealt

Karthus Stats
27451 14113
Trundle Stats

Damage Taken

Karthus Stats
23435 37228
Trundle Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Karthus Stats
5.2 5.7
Trundle Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Karthus Stats
0.9 1.1
Trundle Stats

Dragons Killed

Karthus Stats
2 2
Trundle Stats

Barons Killed

Karthus Stats
0.4 0.4
Trundle Stats

Gold Earned

Karthus Stats
11445 10860
Trundle Stats

Minions Killed

Karthus Stats
89 68
Trundle Stats

Karthus often has a similar longest kill spree as his foe does. On average, Karthus takes less damage than Trundle. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the champ with increased HP has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Karthus typically totals a bit more CS than Trundle. Champs who on average do not finish with a lot of minion kills usually do not have to have much CS to be useful. They are capable of scaling adequately off their abilities alone. However, champs with tons of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of gold to be effective. In either situation, try to best the averages shown here to do well.

By default, Karthus vs Trundle tips, stats, and build guide are presented for all skill levels combined. To filter the stats and builds to an individual skill level, you should use the selection menu menu earlier on the page.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 1128 Karthus vs Trundle 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 Trundle 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.