How to Win Karthus vs Yorick Counter Matchup Karthus is in the b tier of champions

Karthus vs Yorick

How to Beat Yorick as Karthus in LoL Yorick is in the a tier of champions
Mage
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Yorick as Karthus

based on 457 Karthus vs Yorick matchups
Win Rate
40.7 %
K/D/A
2.15
Pick Rate
1.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of recently ranked League rounds each week. Within our dataset, Karthus battled Yorick 457 times. Including so many games with Karthus versus Yorick provides us faith in our capability to provide enlightening statistics and a solid build to shatter Yorick. This particular champion pairing is fairly rare. Karthus fights Yorick in only 1.8% of his games.

Karthus vs Yorick Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Karthus does a terrible job of beating Yorick. Typically, he wins a lowly 40.7% of matches the champs clash against each other in. In Karthus versus Yorick games, Karthus’s team is 0.0% more probable to earn first blood, implying that he probably will get first blood versus Yorick.

Best Karthus vs Yorick Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeLost Chapter

Core Karthus Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishVoid StaffShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Karthus to level up q
>
Second ability for Karthus to level up e
>
Last skill for Karthus to max out w

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Cheap ShotEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Precision Presence of MindLast Stand
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Karthus's passive ability p
Karthus q ability q
Karthus w ability w
Karthus e ability e
Karthus's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
E
3
Q
4
W
5
Q
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R
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Q
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E
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Q
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R
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E
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Yorick as Karthus

Tips for Playing as Karthus against Yorick

Lay Waste is very strong at farming minions and harassing enemy champions.

Ask your allies to help point out when you should use Requiem to get kills in different lanes.

Advice to Win Against Yorick

You can attack Dark Procession to break the wall down.

Try to thin out Yorick's minions before you engage him, Mist Walkers will die from a basic attack or a single target spell.

You can cast Smite on Mist Walkers and the Maiden of the Mist to damage or kill them.

Karthus vs Yorick Counter Stats

Karthus Image
Win Rate
40.7 %
VS
Win Rate
59.3 %
Yorick Image
6.5
< Kills >
4.4
7.1
< Deaths >
4.8
8.8
< Assists >
4.4
1.53
< Killing Sprees >
0.98
95
< Minions Killed >
193
0.83
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.3
< Inhibitors >
0.95
242
< Physical Damage >
12,847
28,034
< Magic Damage >
7,329
1,756
< True Damage >
569
30,034
< Damage Dealt >
20,745
25,303
< Damage Taken >
29,907
12,433
< Gold Earned >
12,671
1.06
< Towers >
3.97
0.19
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
5,343
< Total Healing >
6,513
14,564
< Experience >
15,959
19
< Vision Score >
18
7
< Wards Placed >
8
226
< Time Dealing CC >
205

How to Counter Yorick with Karthus in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here emphasize several vital Karthus vs. Yorick counter stats that may help you figure out the differences between the two. For instance, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Yorick’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Karthus may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Yorick. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in deathsassists.

Karthus usually has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his foe does. On average, he receives less damage than Yorick. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the champ with more HP has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Karthus and Yorick

Damage Types Compared

Karthus
Yorick
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karthus
Yorick

Who is Better, Karthus or Yorick?

Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Karthus usually loses when facing off against Yorick, with a 40.7% win rate. As a result, Karthus makes a poor counter to Yorick.

While Karthus does have a much lower win rate compared to Yorick, when they face off with one another, Karthus also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more complex champion to pick up and master. You should be very concerned when picking Karthus into Yorickas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Karthus also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Yorick. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Karthus vs Yorick matchups, Yorick is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Karthus is a trash counter for Yorick. You will do well by focussing your play on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Karthus against Yorick.

Additional Information for Karthus Players

How We Calculated Our Karthus vs Yorick Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Yorick as Karthus, we analyzed 457 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 Yorick 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.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To truly master Karthus in order to counter Yorick during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats displayed here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Karthus typically accumulates less CS relative to Yorick. Champions who typically don't get much CS usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to focus on in your Karthus versus Yorick build include Liandry's Anguish, Void Staff, and Shadowflame. When Karthus combined at least these three items in his build, he performed much better countering Yorick than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Karthus boasted an average winrate of 40.7% when countering Yorick with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest chance of annihilating Yorick as Karthus, Karthus players should equip the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Karthus vs Yorick counterpicks, this combo of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 40.7% winrate overall.

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