Lee Sin vs Karthus Counter Build

How to Win Lee Sin vs Karthus Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Karthus as Lee Sin in LoL

How to Beat Karthus as Lee Sin

5,187 Lee Sin vs Karthus Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Lee Sin Items to Counter Karthus

The most important items to have in your Lee Sin versus Karthus build consist of Sterak's Gage, Black Cleaver, and Eclipse. When Lee Sin incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better vs. Karthus than with most other typical builds.


7.6 | Lee Sin Karthus | 7.4


6.1 | Lee Sin Karthus | 7.3


7.9 | Lee Sin Karthus | 9.4

Best Lee Sin Runes to Counter Karthus

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
To have the highest probability of vanquishing Karthus as Lee Sin, Lee Sin players should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Sudden Impact, and Ravenous Hunter runes. Out of all the runes players picked for Lee Sin vs Karthus fights, this mix of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also shown the best Karthus runes to fend off Lee Sin to help you infer how he will likely be built against your champ.

Runes Karthus Will Likely Use to Counter Lee Sin

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace

Lee Sin vs Karthus Counter Stats Summary

The stats provided here show several important Lee Sin vs. Karthus matchup stats that may help us realize the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Lee Sin’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.5 is similar to Karthus’s ratio of 2.3, demonstrating that Lee Sin may be just as central to his team's team fighting potential than Karthus.

Lee sin usually has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his enemy does. Typically, Lee Sin takes more damage than Karthus. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the champion with higher HP has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

In Lee Sin vs Karthus matchups, Lee Sin usually takes less CS than Karthus. Champs that don't earn very much CS usually don't need much CS to be effective. Instead, they are able to scale properly off their abilities alone. Yet, champions with plenty of CS, such as carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be useful. In either case, work to top the values shown here to do well.

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Killing Spree

3.5 | Lee Sin Karthus | 2.8

Damage Dealt

15,780 | Lee Sin Karthus | 27,374

Damage Taken

31,521 | Lee Sin Karthus | 23,452

Gold Earned

11,275 | Lee Sin Karthus | 11,781

Minions Killed

57 | Lee Sin Karthus | 74


5.3 | Lee Sin Karthus | 5.3

Dragons Killed

2.1 | Lee Sin Karthus | 1.8

Barons Killed

0.4 | Lee Sin Karthus | 0.4


0.9 | Lee Sin Karthus | 0.9

Lee Sin vs Karthus Matchup Summary

We get our counter stats from the millions of ranked LoL rounds that we analyze every week. This Lee Sin versus Karthus matchup guide came out of an evaluation of 5,187 ranked games where both champions engaged each other.

This champion matchup is fairly rare. Lee Sin is forced to battle against Karthus in only 3.2% of his rounds. Unfortunitally, Lee Sin has done a poor job of beating Karthus. Typically, he wins a lowly 47.0% of matches the champions battle one another in. In Lee Sin against Karthus matches, Lee Sin’s team is 7.0% more probable to earn first blood. This indicates that he probably will be able to get first blood against Karthus.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 5,187 Lee Sin 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 Lee Sin 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.