Nasus vs Karthus Counter Build

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

How to Beat Karthus as Nasus

3,909 Nasus vs Karthus Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Nasus Items to Counter Karthus

The best items to focus on in your Nasus versus Karthus build include Frozen Heart, Gargoyle Stoneplate, and Divine Sunderer. When Nasus incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better vs Karthus than with most other common builds.


5.6 | Nasus Karthus | 7.2


5.3 | Nasus Karthus | 7.2


5.5 | Nasus Karthus | 9.1

Best Nasus Runes to Counter Karthus

Unsealed Spellbook Rune Unsealed Spellbook
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Approach Velocity Rune Approach Velocity
Second Wind Rune Second Wind
Unflinching Rune Unflinching
To have the best probability of vanquishing Karthus as Nasus, Nasus players should take the Unsealed Spellbook, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Approach Velocity, Second Wind, and Unflinching runes. Of all the rune sets players picked for Nasus vs Karthus battles, this mixture of runes yielded the highest win rate. We have also shown the best Karthus runes to fend off Nasus in order to help you understand how he will likely be played against your champ.

Runes Karthus Will Likely Use to Counter Nasus

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

Nasus vs Karthus Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown here clarify some critical Nasus against Karthus counter statistics that may help us figure out the distinctions between the two. Nasus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.1 is similar to Karthus’s KDA ratio of 2.3, highlighting that Nasus may be just as central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Karthus.

Nasus usually has a similar longest kill spree as his foe does. Typically, Nasus receives more damage than Karthus. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further harm when engaged or poked.

In Nasus vs Karthus matchups, Nasus commonly totals many more minion kills than Karthus. Champs who on average do not get very much CS usually don't need much CS to be effective. Instead, they are capable of scaling well off their skills and stats alone. However, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need a lot of gold to be useful. In either case, try to pass the values presented here to do well.

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Killing Spree

2.7 | Nasus Karthus | 2.7

Damage Dealt

17,894 | Nasus Karthus | 28,047

Damage Taken

35,063 | Nasus Karthus | 23,636

Gold Earned

11,396 | Nasus Karthus | 11,741

Minions Killed

150 | Nasus Karthus | 76


5.8 | Nasus Karthus | 5.2

Dragons Killed

2.1 | Nasus Karthus | 1.9

Barons Killed

0.4 | Nasus Karthus | 0.4


1.1 | Nasus Karthus | 0.9

Nasus vs Karthus Matchup Summary

We calculate our matchup stats from the millions of recently rated LoL games that we evaluate each and every week. This Nasus versus Karthus matchup guide came out of an evaluation of 3,909 ranked rounds where both champs fought one another.

This particular pairing is somewhat rare. Nasus is forced to battle against Karthus in only 2.9% of his matches. Nasus does a good job of beating Karthus. Typically, he wins a fantastic 53.0% of games the champs clash against one another in. In Nasus against Karthus games, Nasus’s team is 0.0% more expected to obtain first blood. This implies that he probably will be able to get first blood against Karthus.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 3,909 Nasus 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 Nasus 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.