Karthus vs Tryndamere Counter Build

How to Beat Tryndamere as Karthus


At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of recently ranked LoL matches each and every week. In our database, Karthus faced off against Tryndamere in 10,227 games. Including so many matchups for Karthus versus Tryndamere provides us faith in our ability to prepare enlightening data and a supported build to obliterate your rival.

This champ matchup is somewhat common. Karthus is forced to battle against Tryndamere in 28.6% of his rounds. Unfortunitally, Karthus does a dismal job of beating Tryndamere. Normally, he wins a lowly 48.0% of games the champs face off with each other in. In Karthus against Tryndamere rounds, Karthus’s side is 6.0% less probable to obtain first blood, implying that he probably won't get first blood against Tryndamere.

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Best Karthus Items to Counter Tryndamere

The most important items to have in your Karthus versus Tryndamere build include Void Staff, Demonic Embrace, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus used at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better versus Tryndamere than with most other common builds.

Void Staff Item Demonic Embrace Item Liandry's Anguish Item

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Tryndamere

To have the best probability of vanquishing Tryndamere as Karthus, Karthus players should use the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand runes. Out of all the runes players picked for Karthus vs Tryndamere counterpicks, this combo of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also included the top Tryndamere runes to counterpick against Karthus to help you realize how he will likely be setup to try to beat you.

Best Karthus Runes

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

Best Tryndamere Runes

Lethal Tempo Rune Lethal Tempo
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak


The following tables clarify several valuable Karthus versus Tryndamere counter statistics that may help us grasp the distinctions between this pair of champs. As an example, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is better than Tryndamere’s ratio of 1.8, showing that Karthus may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Tryndamere. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Battle Stats


Karthus Stats
7.6 7.1
Tryndamere Stats


Karthus Stats
7.2 6.3
Tryndamere Stats


Karthus Stats
8.9 4.1
Tryndamere Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Karthus Stats
2.9 3
Tryndamere Stats

Damage Dealt

Karthus Stats
26173 17577
Tryndamere Stats

Damage Taken

Karthus Stats
-185178 32419
Tryndamere Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Karthus Stats
5.1 6.1
Tryndamere Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Karthus Stats
0.9 1.2
Tryndamere Stats

Dragons Killed

Karthus Stats
1.9 2.1
Tryndamere Stats

Barons Killed

Karthus Stats
0.4 0.5
Tryndamere Stats

Gold Earned

Karthus Stats
11723 12491
Tryndamere Stats

Minions Killed

Karthus Stats
80 158
Tryndamere Stats

Karthus often has a similar longest killing spree as his foe does. Commonly, Karthus takes less damage than Tryndamere. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the champion with increased HP has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

In Karthus vs Tryndamere matchups, Karthus commonly totals many fewer minion kills than Tryndamere. Champs who on average do not amass very much CS typically do not have to have much CS to be effective. They are able to scale properly off their skills and stats alone. However, champs with plenty of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of gold to be useful. In either case, try to best the values presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 10227 Karthus vs Tryndamere 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 Tryndamere 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.