Karthus vs Warwick Counter Build

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

How to Beat Warwick as Karthus

4,426 Karthus vs Warwick Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Karthus Items to Counter Warwick

The top items to prioritize in your Karthus versus Warwick build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus included at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better vs. Warwick than with most other commonly used item sets.


7.7 | Karthus Warwick | 7.8


7.6 | Karthus Warwick | 6.8


9.4 | Karthus Warwick | 6.9

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Warwick

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
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
To have the best probability of crushing Warwick as Karthus, you should equip the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace runes. Out of all the runes that we analyzed for Karthus vs Warwick matchups, this combo of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also displayed the top Warwick runes to counterpick against Karthus to help you understand how he will likely be played to try to beat your champ.

Runes Warwick Will Likely Use to Counter Karthus

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Celerity Rune Celerity
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking

Karthus vs Warwick Counter Stats Summary

The stats provided here emphasize several valuable Karthus versus Warwick counter statistics that can help us appreciate the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is close to Warwick’s ratio of 2.2, showing that Karthus may be just as central to his team's team fighting potential than Warwick.

Karthus typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his enemy does. On average, Karthus receives less damage than Warwick. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Karthus often racks up a bit more CS than Warwick. Champs that don't amass a lot of minion kills typically do not have to have much CS to be effective. Instead, they are able to scale well off of their abilities alone. Yet, champions with large numbers of minion kills, such as ADCs, typically need a lot of items to be useful. In either situation, try to outperform the values displayed here to do well.

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Killing Spree

2.7 | Karthus Warwick | 3.2

Damage Dealt

29,008 | Karthus Warwick | 15,160

Damage Taken

23,375 | Karthus Warwick | 37,080

Gold Earned

11,792 | Karthus Warwick | 11,136

Minions Killed

77 | Karthus Warwick | 48


5.2 | Karthus Warwick | 5.5

Dragons Killed

1.8 | Karthus Warwick | 2.2

Barons Killed

0.4 | Karthus Warwick | 0.5


0.9 | Karthus Warwick | 1

Karthus vs Warwick Matchup Summary

We produce our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked League rounds that we evaluate each and every week. This Karthus versus Warwick matchup review came out of an analysis of 4,426 ranked matches where both champions faced off against one another.

This counter matchup is relatively common. Karthus has to counter Warwick in 14.3% of his games. Unfortunitally, Karthus has done a poor job of beating Warwick. On average, Karthus wins a acceptable 49.0% of games the champions battle each other in. In Karthus versus Warwick rounds, Karthus’s team is 6.0% less expected to get first blood, implying that he most likely won't be able to get first blood against Warwick.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 4,426 Karthus vs Warwick 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 Warwick 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.