Karthus vs Xayah Counter Build

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

How to Beat Xayah as Karthus

1,375 Karthus vs Xayah Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Karthus Items to Counter Xayah

The top items to prioritize in your Karthus versus Xayah build consist of Rabadon's Deathcap, Demonic Embrace, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus included at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better versus Xayah than with most other common item sets.


7.8 | Karthus Xayah | 7.1


7.4 | Karthus Xayah | 6.4


9.7 | Karthus Xayah | 7.1

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Xayah

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
To have the highest chance of vanquishing Xayah as Karthus, you should use the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand runes. Out of all the runes that we analyzed for Karthus vs Xayah matchups, this combo of runes yielded the highest win rate. We have also displayed the best Xayah runes to fend off Karthus to help you recognize how she will likely be setup to try to beat you.

Runes Xayah Will Likely Use to Counter Karthus

Lethal Tempo Rune Lethal Tempo
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Bloodline Rune Legend: Bloodline
Cut Down Rune Cut Down
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter

Karthus vs Xayah Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown here highlight some critical Karthus versus Xayah matchup stats that may help you appreciate the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.4 is close to Xayah’s ratio of 2.2, demonstrating that Karthus may be just as central to his team's team fighting potential than Xayah.

Karthus often has a similar longest kill spree as his opponent does. On average, Karthus takes more damage than Xayah. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.

In Karthus vs Xayah matchups, Karthus commonly racks up much less CS than Xayah. Champs that don't get many minion kills normally don't have to have much CS to be useful. Instead, they are able to scale fully off of their skills and stats alone. However, champs with a lot of CS, such as carries, typically require a lot of gold to be effective. In either case, try to best the values displayed here to do well.

By default, Karthus vs Xayah tips, statistics, and build suggestions are shown for all ranked divisions combined. To narrow the stats and builds to an individual player tier, you may use the selection menu located at the top of the page.

Killing Spree

2.8 | Karthus Xayah | 3

Damage Dealt

28,476 | Karthus Xayah | 17,966

Damage Taken

23,725 | Karthus Xayah | 20,597

Gold Earned

12,092 | Karthus Xayah | 11,890

Minions Killed

80 | Karthus Xayah | 164


5.4 | Karthus Xayah | 5.5

Dragons Killed

1.9 | Karthus Xayah | 2.2

Barons Killed

0.5 | Karthus Xayah | 0.5


0.9 | Karthus Xayah | 1

Karthus vs Xayah Matchup Summary

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked LoL rounds each and every week. In our dataset, Karthus fought Xayah 1,375 times. Using so many matchups for Karthus vs Xayah gives us a lot of faith in our capacity to provide enlightening statistics and a solid build to smash your rival.

This matchup is relatively uncommon. Karthus is forced to battle against Xayah in only 4.5% of his matches. Karthus does a good job of beating Xayah. On average, he wins a whopping 53.0% of matches the champs battle each other in. In Karthus versus Xayah matches, Karthus’s team is 3.0% less expected to obtain first blood. This implies that he probably won't be able to get first blood against Xayah.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 1,375 Karthus vs Xayah 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 Xayah 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.