Rammus vs Karthus Counter Build

How to Beat Karthus as Rammus


We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of ranked League games each and every week. Within our database, Rammus fought Karthus in 2,770 games. Including so many games with Rammus versus Karthus provides us confidence in our ability to prepare enlightening data and a supported build to wreck your rival.

This particular counter matchup is relatively rare. Rammus is forced to battle against Karthus in only 0.7% of his matches. Rammus does a great job of beating Karthus. Normally, he wins a terrific 54.0% of the time the champs fight one another in. In Rammus versus Karthus rounds, Rammus’s side is 4.0% more probable to earn first blood, implying that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Karthus.

Matchups Analyzed


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Team First Blood


Best Rammus Items to Counter Karthus

The best items to use in your Rammus versus Karthus build include Sunfire Aegis, Thornmail, and Dead Man's Plate. When Rammus combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better when fighting Karthus than with most other common item sets.

Sunfire Aegis Item Thornmail Item Dead Man's Plate Item

Best Rammus Runes to Counter Karthus

To have the highest chance of annihilating Karthus as Rammus, you should use the Aftershock, Demolish, Conditioning, Unflinching, Triumph, and Legend: Alacrity runes. Of all the runes players chose for Rammus vs Karthus matchups, this sequence of runes yielded the highest win rate. We have also shown the best Karthus runes to counterpick against Rammus to help you grasp how he will likely be setup against your champion.

Best Rammus Runes

Aftershock Rune Aftershock
Demolish Rune Demolish
Conditioning Rune Conditioning
Unflinching Rune Unflinching
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity

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 highlight several valuable Rammus vs. Karthus matchup stats that can help you grasp the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Rammus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.7 is greater than Karthus’s ratio of 2.3, indicating that Rammus may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Karthus.

Battle Stats


Rammus Stats
5.3 7.8
Karthus Stats


Rammus Stats
6.1 7.4
Karthus Stats


Rammus Stats
10.9 9.5
Karthus Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Rammus Stats
2.3 2.9
Karthus Stats

Damage Dealt

Rammus Stats
14007 28368
Karthus Stats

Damage Taken

Rammus Stats
31443 25112
Karthus Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Rammus Stats
5.6 5.1
Karthus Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Rammus Stats
1 0.9
Karthus Stats

Dragons Killed

Rammus Stats
1.9 2
Karthus Stats

Barons Killed

Rammus Stats
0.4 0.4
Karthus Stats

Gold Earned

Rammus Stats
10483 11910
Karthus Stats

Minions Killed

Rammus Stats
33 83
Karthus Stats

Rammus often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his foe does. On average, Rammus takes more damage than Karthus. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the champion with higher HP has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

In Rammus vs Karthus matchups, Rammus typically tallies much less CS than Karthus. Champs who on average don't amass a lot of minion kills usually do not need much CS to be useful. Instead, they are capable of scaling adequately off of their skills and stats alone. However, champions with plenty of CS, such as ADCs, typically have to have a lot of gold to be useful. In either case, try to outperform the averages presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 2770 Rammus 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 Rammus 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.