Morgana vs Karthus Counter Build

How to Beat Karthus as Morgana


We generate our matchup stats from the millions of ranked League matches that we evaluate every week. This Morgana versus Karthus matchup guide came out of an evaluation of 9,217 ranked matches where both champions fought one another.

This counter pairing is somewhat rare. Morgana fights Karthus in only 0.7% of her matches. Morgana does a good job of countering Karthus. Normally, Morgana wins a whopping 53.0% of games the champions fight one another in. In Morgana versus Karthus rounds, Morgana’s team is 6.0% more expected to get first blood, indicating that she most likely will be able to get first blood against Karthus.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Morgana Items to Counter Karthus

The best items to use in your Morgana versus Karthus build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Liandry's Anguish. When Morgana incorporated at least these three items in her build, she did much better when facing Karthus than with most other typical item sets.

Rabadon's Deathcap Item Zhonya's Hourglass Item Liandry's Anguish Item

Best Morgana Runes to Counter Karthus

To have the highest chance of vanquishing Karthus as Morgana, you should equip the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Gathering Storm, Eyeball Collection, and Relentless Hunter runes. Out of all the runes players picked for Morgana vs Karthus matchups, this set of runes yielded the best win rate. We have also shown the best Karthus runes to counterpick against Morgana to help you realize how he will likely be played to try to beat you.

Best Morgana Runes

Arcane Comet Rune Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Relentless Hunter Rune Relentless Hunter

Best Karthus Runes

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


The subsequent tables show several critical Morgana versus Karthus matchup statistics that may help you explain the distinctions between the two. For instance, Morgana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.5 is greater than Karthus’s ratio of 2.1, indicating that Morgana may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Karthus. This observation is in large part fueled by the difference in kills .

Battle Stats


Morgana Stats
4 7.2
Karthus Stats


Morgana Stats
6.3 7.4
Karthus Stats


Morgana Stats
11.6 8.7
Karthus Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Morgana Stats
1.7 2.7
Karthus Stats

Damage Dealt

Morgana Stats
14635 26236
Karthus Stats

Damage Taken

Morgana Stats
19075 24069
Karthus Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Morgana Stats
5.5 5
Karthus Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Morgana Stats
1 0.9
Karthus Stats

Dragons Killed

Morgana Stats
2.1 1.8
Karthus Stats

Barons Killed

Morgana Stats
0.4 0.3
Karthus Stats

Gold Earned

Morgana Stats
9183 11447
Karthus Stats

Minions Killed

Morgana Stats
51 87
Karthus Stats

Morgana normally has a significant smaller longest killing spree than her foe does. Typically, Morgana takes less damage than Karthus. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also indicate that the champ with increased HP has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Morgana commonly takes less CS than Karthus. Champs that don't earn a lot of minion kills typically do not need much CS to be useful. Instead, they are able to scale well off of their abilities alone. Yet, champs with large numbers of minion kills, such as carries, typically have to have a lot of gold to be effective. In either case, work to top the averages displayed here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 9217 Morgana 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 Morgana 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.