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

Karthus vs Zeri

How to Beat Zeri as Karthus in LoL Zeri is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Zeri as Karthus

based on 1,271 Karthus vs Zeri matchups
Win Rate
47.5 %
K/D/A
2.28
Pick Rate
5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup statistics from the millions of rated League of Legends matches that we evaluate each week. This guide on how to beat Zeri as Karthus resulted from an examination of 1271 ranked rounds where both champs fought each other. This champion matchup is relatively uncommon. Karthus has to counter Zeri in only 5.0% of his rounds.

Karthus vs Zeri Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Karthus has done a dismal job of countering Zeri. On average, he wins a lowly 47.5% of the time the champs oppose one another in. In Karthus against Zeri games, Karthus’s side is 0.0% more likely to get first blood. This implies that he probably will get first blood against Zeri.

Best Karthus vs Zeri Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeFiendish Codex

Core Karthus Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishVoid StaffShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapZhonya's HourglassMorellonomicon

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
6
R
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Q
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E
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E
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R
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E
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Zeri as Karthus

Tips for Playing as Karthus against Zeri

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.

Karthus vs Zeri Counter Stats

Karthus Image
Win Rate
47.5 %
VS
Win Rate
52.5 %
Zeri Image
7
< Kills >
7.4
7.2
< Deaths >
5.9
9.4
< Assists >
7.5
1.63
< Killing Sprees >
1.69
90
< Minions Killed >
179
0.93
< Dragons Killed >
0.19
0.31
< Inhibitors >
0.53
248
< Physical Damage >
11,278
29,107
< Magic Damage >
10,329
1,903
< True Damage >
952
31,260
< Damage Dealt >
22,560
25,491
< Damage Taken >
23,290
12,719
< Gold Earned >
12,733
1.19
< Towers >
2.31
0.23
< Baron Takedowns >
0.07
5,426
< Total Healing >
2,756
14,505
< Experience >
13,477
19
< Vision Score >
19
7
< Wards Placed >
8
199
< Time Dealing CC >
118

How to Counter Zeri with Karthus in LoL

The stats shown here clarify several important Karthus versus Zeri counter statistics that can help us grasp the distinctions between the two. For instance, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Zeri’s ratio of NaN, showing that Karthus may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Zeri..

Karthus normally has a similar longest kill spree as his matchup does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Zeri. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also hint that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Karthus and Zeri

Damage Types Compared

Karthus
Zeri
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karthus
Zeri

Who is Better, Karthus or Zeri?

Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Karthus usually loses when taking on Zeri, with a 47.5% win rate. As a result, Karthus makes a bad counter to Zeri.

While Karthus does have a lower winrate than Zeri, when they face off with one another, Karthus also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex champion to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Karthus into Zerias his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Karthus has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Zeri. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

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

Karthus is a garbage counter for Zeri. Make sure you focus your actions on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Karthus against Zeri.

Additional Information for Karthus Players

How We Calculated Our Karthus vs Zeri Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zeri as Karthus, we analyzed 1,271 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 Zeri 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 Zeri during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats shown above, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Karthus most often gets less CS compared to Zeri. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values displayed here to do well.

The most crucial items to have in your Karthus versus Zeri build include Liandry's Anguish, Void Staff, and Shadowflame. When Karthus combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better when facing Zeri than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Karthus boasted an average winrate of 47.5% when countering Zeri with this build.

To have the greatest likelihood of beating Zeri as Karthus, you should use 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 runes players used for Karthus vs Zeri fights, this combo of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 47.5% win rate overall.

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