Katarina vs Karthus Counter Build

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

How to Beat Karthus as Katarina

2,875 Katarina vs Karthus Matchups Analyzed

We calculate our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked League matches that we review each and every week. This guide on how to beat Karthus as Katarina resulted from an analysis of 2875 ranked matches where both champs faced off against each other. This particular counter pairing is fairly rare. Katarina encounters Karthus in only 1.2% of her games.

Katarina has done a ok job of beating Karthus. Normally, she wins a acceptable 50.0% of the time the champions face each other in. In Katarina versus Karthus games, Katarina’s team is 0.0% more likely to earn first blood, implying that she most likely will be able to get first blood against Karthus.

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Best Katarina Items to Counter Karthus

The ideal items to use in your Katarina versus Karthus build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Nashor's Tooth. When Katarina bought at least these three pieces in her build, she performed much better when facing Karthus than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Katarina boasted an average win rate of 64.8% when countering Karthus with this build.

Best Katarina Runes to Counter Karthus

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter

To have the greatest probability of coming out on top against Karthus as Katarina, Katarina players should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Sudden Impact, and Ravenous Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Out of all the runes we have analyed for Katarina vs Karthus fights, this order of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 54.6% winrate overall.

We have also shown the top Karthus runes to duel Katarina in order to help you grasp how he will probably be kitted out versus you.


10.2 | Katarina Karthus | 7.8


7.2 | Katarina Karthus | 7.6


6 | Katarina Karthus | 9.7

Katarina vs Karthus Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown on this page highlight some strategic Katarina versus Karthus counter statistics that can help you understand the differences and similarities between this pair of champs. Katarina’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is similar to Karthus’s ratio of 2.3, showing that Katarina may be just as central to her team's team fighting capability,capacity,effectiveness,potential as Karthus..

Katarina normally has a slightly larger longest kill spree than her enemy,opponent,foe,counter,matchup does. Typically, she receives a similar amount of damage to Karthus. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also indicate that the champion with higher health has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

In Katarina vs Karthus matchups, Katarina typically gets many more minion kills than Karthus. Champs that don't earn many minion kills typically do not require much CS to be helpful to their team in LoL. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. However, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically must have a lot of gold to be useful. In either case, work to do better than the averages shown here to do well.

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Num. Killing Sprees

2.35 | Katarina Karthus | 1.86

Largest Multi-Kill

1.99 | Katarina Karthus | 1.62

Damage Dealt

21,657 | Katarina Karthus | 28,154

Damage Taken

24,847 | Katarina Karthus | 23,440

Healing Done

4,047 | Katarina Karthus | 6,413

Vision Score

17 | Katarina Karthus | 18

Gold Earned

12,057 | Katarina Karthus | 12,112

Minions Killed

144 | Katarina Karthus | 79

Dragons Killed

0.07 | Katarina Karthus | 0.86

Barons Killed

0.02 | Katarina Karthus | 0.22


1.43 | Katarina Karthus | 1.21


0.35 | Katarina Karthus | 0.32

CC Duration (sec)

25 | Katarina Karthus | 191

Experience Earned

13,722 | Katarina Karthus | 14,060

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 2,875 Katarina vs Karthus 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 Karthus as Katarina 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.