Karthus vs Volibear Counter Build

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

How to Beat Volibear as Karthus

3,627 Karthus vs Volibear Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Karthus Items to Counter Volibear

The most important items to focus on in your Karthus versus Volibear build consist of Void Staff, Demonic Embrace, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus combined at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better vs. Volibear than with most other commonly used builds.


7.5 | Karthus Volibear | 6.4


7.4 | Karthus Volibear | 6


9.4 | Karthus Volibear | 7.3

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Volibear

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 highest probability of beating Volibear as Karthus, Karthus players should equip the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand runes. Of all the runes that we analyzed for Karthus vs Volibear matchups, this set of runes yielded the highest win rate. We have also included the best Volibear runes to fend off Karthus to help you infer how he will likely be played against you.

Runes Volibear Will Likely Use to Counter Karthus

Press the Attack Rune Press the Attack
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking

Karthus vs Volibear Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown here feature several critical Karthus against Volibear matchup statistics that may help us interpret the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is similar to Volibear’s ratio of 2.3, showing that Karthus may be just as central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Volibear.

Karthus often has a similar longest killing spree as his enemy does. On average, Karthus takes less damage than Volibear. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

In Karthus vs Volibear matchups, Karthus commonly gets a similar number of minion kills than Volibear. Champions that don't acquire a lot of minion kills typically do not have to have much CS to be effective. Instead, they are capable of scaling adequately off their abilities alone. However, champs with large numbers of minion kills, such as ADCs, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to top the averages presented here to do well.

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Killing Spree

2.8 | Karthus Volibear | 2.9

Damage Dealt

28,490 | Karthus Volibear | 16,340

Damage Taken

23,736 | Karthus Volibear | 32,943

Gold Earned

11,924 | Karthus Volibear | 11,090

Minions Killed

77 | Karthus Volibear | 74


5.2 | Karthus Volibear | 5.7

Dragons Killed

1.8 | Karthus Volibear | 2.3

Barons Killed

0.4 | Karthus Volibear | 0.5


0.9 | Karthus Volibear | 1

Karthus vs Volibear Matchup Summary

We produce our matchup stats from the millions of rated League of Legends matches that we analyze every week. This Karthus against Volibear matchup review came out of an examination of 3,627 ranked games where both champions opposed each other.

This champ matchup is relatively common. Karthus is forced to battle against Volibear in 11.7% of his games. Karthus has done a ok job of beating Volibear. Typically, Karthus wins a acceptable 50.0% of matches the champions clash against each other in. In Karthus versus Volibear matches, Karthus’s team is 4.0% less expected to earn first blood, indicating that he probably won't be able to get first blood against Volibear.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 3,627 Karthus vs Volibear 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 Volibear 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.