Nidalee vs Karthus Counter Build

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

How to Beat Karthus as Nidalee

1,928 Nidalee vs Karthus Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Nidalee Items to Counter Karthus

The best items to use in your Nidalee versus Karthus build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Night Harvester. When Nidalee bought at least these three pieces in her build, she did a lot better when fighting Karthus than with most other typical builds.


7.6 | Nidalee Karthus | 7.1


5.9 | Nidalee Karthus | 7.3


7.1 | Nidalee Karthus | 9

Best Nidalee Runes to Counter Karthus

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Relentless Hunter Rune Relentless Hunter
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking
To have the best probability of vanquishing Karthus as Nidalee, Nidalee players should equip the Dark Harvest, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Transcendence, and Waterwalking runes. Of all the rune sets we have analyed for Nidalee vs Karthus counterpicks, this order of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also included the best Karthus runes to fend off Nidalee in order to help you realize how he will likely be built against you.

Runes Karthus Will Likely Use to Counter Nidalee

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
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace

Nidalee vs Karthus Counter Stats Summary

The stats provided here clarify several significant Nidalee vs. Karthus counter stats that can help you realize the differences and similarities between these two champs. Nidalee’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.5 is nearly equal to Karthus’s KDA ratio of 2.2, showing that Nidalee may be just as central to her team's team fighting capability than Karthus.

Nidalee usually has a much larger longest kill spree than her counter does. On average, Nidalee receives more damage than Karthus. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the champion with higher health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Nidalee often earns fewer minion kills than Karthus. Champs that don't amass a lot of minion kills normally do not need much CS to be useful. They are able to scale adequately off their skills and stats alone. However, champions with many minion kills, such as ADCs, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to best the values presented here to do well.

By default, Nidalee vs Karthus tips, stats, and build recommendations are displayed for all skill levels combined. To filter the statistics and builds to a particular division, you may use the selection menu located earlier in the guide.

Killing Spree

3.6 | Nidalee Karthus | 2.6

Damage Dealt

18,055 | Nidalee Karthus | 26,660

Damage Taken

28,913 | Nidalee Karthus | 23,599

Gold Earned

10,990 | Nidalee Karthus | 11,671

Minions Killed

37 | Nidalee Karthus | 76


5.4 | Nidalee Karthus | 5.3

Dragons Killed

1.9 | Nidalee Karthus | 1.9

Barons Killed

0.4 | Nidalee Karthus | 0.4


0.9 | Nidalee Karthus | 0.9

Nidalee vs Karthus Matchup Summary

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of ranked League of Legends games each week. In our database, Nidalee faced off against Karthus in 1,928 games. Having so many matchups for Nidalee versus Karthus provides us a lot of confidence in our capacity to prepare useful stats and a supported build to smash your opponent.

This counter matchup is somewhat uncommon. Nidalee encounters Karthus in only 4.4% of her rounds. Unfortunitally, Nidalee has done a dismal job of beating Karthus. On average, she wins a lowly 47.0% of matches the champs face off with one another in. In Nidalee against Karthus rounds, Nidalee’s side is 7.0% more likely to obtain first blood. This indicates that she most likely will be able to get first blood versus Karthus.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 1,928 Nidalee 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 Nidalee 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.