Master Yi vs Karthus Counter Build

How to Win Master Yi vs Karthus Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Karthus as Master Yi in LoL

How to Beat Karthus as Master Yi

8,951 Master Yi vs Karthus Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Master Yi Items to Counter Karthus

The most important items to focus on in your Master Yi versus Karthus build consist of Wit's End, Guinsoo's Rageblade, and Death's Dance. When Master Yi bought at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better versus Karthus than with most other common builds.


9.7 | Master Yi Karthus | 7.4


7.2 | Master Yi Karthus | 7.6


4.9 | Master Yi Karthus | 8.9

Best Master Yi Runes to Counter Karthus

Hail of Blades Rune Hail of Blades
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Triumph Rune Triumph
To have the highest probability of vanquishing Karthus as Master Yi, you should equip the Hail of Blades, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Legend: Alacrity, and Triumph runes. Of all the runes players chose for Master Yi vs Karthus fights, this combination of runes resulted in the highest win rate. We have also included the top Karthus runes to counterpick against Master Yi to help you understand how he will likely be played to try to beat you.

Runes Karthus Will Likely Use to Counter Master Yi

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Last Stand Rune Last Stand

Master Yi vs Karthus Counter Stats Summary

The stats provided here highlight some vital Master Yi against Karthus matchup statistics that can help you appreciate the differences and similarities between the two. Master Yi’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.0 is similar to Karthus’s ratio of 2.1, demonstrating that Master Yi may be just as central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Karthus. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.

Master yi typically has a much larger longest kill spree than his counter does. Typically, Master Yi takes more damage than Karthus. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also show that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.

Master Yi commonly racks up less CS than Karthus. Champs who on average don't amass very much CS normally don't have to have much CS to be useful. Instead, they are capable of scaling fully off of their abilities alone. Yet, champs with plenty of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of gold to be effective. In either situation, work to best the averages presented here to do well.

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Killing Spree

3.8 | Master Yi Karthus | 2.6

Damage Dealt

18,395 | Master Yi Karthus | 25,214

Damage Taken

27,604 | Master Yi Karthus | 22,365

Gold Earned

12,165 | Master Yi Karthus | 11,339

Minions Killed

45 | Master Yi Karthus | 78


5.8 | Master Yi Karthus | 5

Dragons Killed

2.3 | Master Yi Karthus | 1.7

Barons Killed

0.5 | Master Yi Karthus | 0.4


1.1 | Master Yi Karthus | 0.9

Master Yi vs Karthus Matchup Summary

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of ranked League games each week. Within our database, Master Yi battled Karthus 8,951 times. Using so many matchups for Master Yi vs Karthus gives us a lot of faith in our capacity to produce informative stats and a recommended build to crush your enemy.

This particular champ matchup is somewhat uncommon. Master Yi encounters Karthus in only 4.0% of his games. Master Yi does a great job of beating Karthus. Normally, Master Yi wins a terrific 55.0% of matches the champs battle each other in. In Master Yi against Karthus rounds, Master Yi’s side is 5.0% more expected to earn first blood, implying that he probably will get first blood versus Karthus.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 8,951 Master Yi 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 Master Yi 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.