Karthus vs Ziggs Counter Build

How to Beat Ziggs as Karthus


At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of recently ranked LoL games every week. In our database, Karthus faced off against Ziggs in 4,666 games. With so many games with Karthus vs Ziggs provides us a lot of faith in our ability to prepare informative statistics and a solid build to counter your enemy.

This champ matchup is somewhat common. Karthus has to counter Ziggs in 13.1% of his games. Unfortunitally, Karthus has done a below average job of beating Ziggs. On average, he wins a lowly 48.0% of matches the champions face one another in. In Karthus versus Ziggs rounds, Karthus’s team is 4.0% less likely to get first blood, indicating that he most likely won't be able to get first blood against Ziggs.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


Win Rate


Best Karthus Items to Counter Ziggs

The best items to focus on in your Karthus versus Ziggs build consist of Void Staff, Demonic Embrace, and Liandry's Anguish. When Karthus used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better when fighting Ziggs than with most other common item sets.

Void Staff Item Demonic Embrace Item Liandry's Anguish Item

Best Karthus Runes to Counter Ziggs

To have the highest probability of defeating Ziggs 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 players used for Karthus vs Ziggs battles, this composite of runes resulted in the highest win rate. We have also shown the top Ziggs runes to counterpick against Karthus to help you realize how he will probably be setup against your champ.

Best Karthus Runes

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

Best Ziggs Runes

Arcane Comet Rune Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Scorch Rune Scorch
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear


The subsequent tables emphasize some strategic Karthus vs. Ziggs counter stats that may help you figure out the distinctions between this set of champions. Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is nearly equal to Ziggs’s ratio of 2.3, demonstrating that Karthus may be just as central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Ziggs.

Battle Stats


Karthus Stats
7.4 5.5
Ziggs Stats


Karthus Stats
7 5.8
Ziggs Stats


Karthus Stats
8.8 8.1
Ziggs Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Karthus Stats
2.8 2.5
Ziggs Stats

Damage Dealt

Karthus Stats
26363 23084
Ziggs Stats

Damage Taken

Karthus Stats
25894 16764
Ziggs Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Karthus Stats
5.1 5.8
Ziggs Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Karthus Stats
0.9 1.1
Ziggs Stats

Dragons Killed

Karthus Stats
2 2.1
Ziggs Stats

Barons Killed

Karthus Stats
0.4 0.4
Ziggs Stats

Gold Earned

Karthus Stats
11782 10909
Ziggs Stats

Minions Killed

Karthus Stats
82 142
Ziggs Stats

Karthus normally has a similar longest kill spree as his foe does. On average, Karthus takes more damage than Ziggs. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also illustrate that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.

In Karthus vs Ziggs matchups, Karthus commonly takes many fewer minion kills than Ziggs. Champs that don't finish with many minion kills usually do not require much CS to be effective. They are capable of scaling fully off their skills and stats alone. However, champions with large amounts of CS, such as ADCs, usually require a lot of gold to be useful. In either case, try to pass the averages shown here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 4666 Karthus vs Ziggs 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 Ziggs 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.