Rek'Sai vs Karthus Counter Build

How to Win Rek'Sai vs Karthus Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Karthus as Rek'Sai in LoL

How to Beat Karthus as Rek'Sai

1,053 Rek'Sai vs Karthus Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Rek'Sai Items to Counter Karthus

The top items to focus on in your Rek'Sai versus Karthus build include Sterak's Gage, Black Cleaver, and Prowler's Claw. When Rek'Sai used at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better vs Karthus than with most other typical item sets.


8.4 | Rek'Sai Karthus | 7.6


6.6 | Rek'Sai Karthus | 7.2


6.5 | Rek'Sai Karthus | 9.2

Best Rek'Sai Runes to Counter Karthus

Hail of Blades Rune Hail of Blades
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Relentless Hunter Rune Relentless Hunter
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
To have the best probability of vanquishing Karthus as Rek'Sai, Rek'Sai players should take the Hail of Blades, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Triumph, and Legend: Alacrity runes. Out of all the runes we have analyed for Rek'Sai vs Karthus fights, this combination of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. We have also shown the best Karthus runes to fend off Rek'Sai to help you realize how he will likely be setup against your champion.

Runes Karthus Will Likely Use to Counter Rek'Sai

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

Rek'Sai vs Karthus Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown on this page show some important Rek'Sai vs. Karthus counter statistics that can help us realize the distinctions between these two champions. As an example, Rek'Sai’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is close to Karthus’s ratio of 2.3, showing that Rek'Sai may be just as central to his team's team fighting capability than Karthus.

Rek'sai typically has a much larger longest killing spree than his enemy does. Commonly, Rek'Sai takes more damage than Karthus. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.

In Rek'Sai vs Karthus matchups, Rek'Sai commonly racks up much less CS than Karthus. Champions that don't get many minion kills usually don't need much CS to be effective. They are capable of scaling adequately off their skills and stats alone. However, champs with large numbers of minion kills, such as carries, usually have to have a lot of gold to be useful. In either case, work to top the averages displayed here to do well.

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Killing Spree

3.6 | Rek'Sai Karthus | 2.7

Damage Dealt

15,619 | Rek'Sai Karthus | 27,215

Damage Taken

29,289 | Rek'Sai Karthus | 23,423

Gold Earned

11,344 | Rek'Sai Karthus | 11,897

Minions Killed

32 | Rek'Sai Karthus | 72


5.4 | Rek'Sai Karthus | 5.1

Dragons Killed

2 | Rek'Sai Karthus | 1.9

Barons Killed

0.4 | Rek'Sai Karthus | 0.4


0.9 | Rek'Sai Karthus | 0.9

Rek'Sai vs Karthus Matchup Summary

We get our counter stats from the millions of recently rated League of Legends games that we review every week. This Rek'Sai versus Karthus matchup guide resulted from an evaluation of 1,053 ranked matches where both champions faced one another.

This particular champ matchup is fairly uncommon. Rek'Sai fights Karthus in only 5.2% of his games. Unfortunitally, Rek'Sai does a poor job of countering Karthus. Normally, Rek'Sai wins a acceptable 49.0% of matches the champions clash against each other in. In Rek'Sai against Karthus matches, Rek'Sai’s team is 7.0% more likely to obtain first blood, implying that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Karthus.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 1,053 Rek'Sai 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 Rek'Sai 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.