Sion vs Karthus Counter Build

How to Beat Karthus as Sion


We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked League of Legends games each week. In our data, Sion faced off against Karthus 2,400 times. With so many games with Sion versus Karthus gives us a lot of confidence in our ability to provide informative statistics and a solid build to defeat your rival.

This particular champ pairing is fairly rare. Sion is forced to battle against Karthus in only 0.8% of his games. Sion has done a great job of beating Karthus. Typically, Sion wins a whopping 57.0% of games the champs face off with one another in. In Sion against Karthus rounds, Sion’s team is 1.0% more expected to get first blood, indicating that he most likely will get first blood against Karthus.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Sion Items to Counter Karthus

The most important items to focus on in your Sion versus Karthus build include Sterak's Gage, Sunfire Aegis, and Thornmail. When Sion used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better against Karthus than with most other common builds.

Sterak's Gage Item Sunfire Aegis Item Thornmail Item

Best Sion Runes to Counter Karthus

To have the best chance of crushing Karthus as Sion, Sion players should take the Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Bone Plating, Overgrowth, Biscuit Delivery, and Time Warp Tonic runes. Out of all the runes players picked for Sion vs Karthus battles, this mix of runes yielded the highest win rate. We have also shown the best Karthus runes to counterpick against Sion in order to help you infer how he will likely be setup to try to beat you.

Best Sion Runes

Grasp of the Undying Rune Grasp of the Undying
Demolish Rune Demolish
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Overgrowth Rune Overgrowth
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Time Warp Tonic Rune Time Warp Tonic

Best Karthus Runes

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Last Stand Rune Last Stand


The following tables feature some valuable Sion against Karthus matchup stats that can help us distinguish the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Sion’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.2 is nearly equal to Karthus’s KDA ratio of 2.2, highlighting that Sion may be just as central to his team's team fighting potential than Karthus.

Battle Stats


Sion Stats
5.7 7.4
Karthus Stats


Sion Stats
6.5 7.6
Karthus Stats


Sion Stats
8.3 9.6
Karthus Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Sion Stats
2.4 2.7
Karthus Stats

Damage Dealt

Sion Stats
18772 28860
Karthus Stats

Damage Taken

Sion Stats
35294 25429
Karthus Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Sion Stats
5.9 4.8
Karthus Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Sion Stats
1.1 0.8
Karthus Stats

Dragons Killed

Sion Stats
2.2 1.8
Karthus Stats

Barons Killed

Sion Stats
0.4 0.4
Karthus Stats

Gold Earned

Sion Stats
11072 11775
Karthus Stats

Minions Killed

Sion Stats
135 86
Karthus Stats

Sion usually has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his opponent does. On average, Sion receives more damage than Karthus. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the champion with more health has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

In Sion vs Karthus matchups, Sion usually racks up many more minion kills than Karthus. Champions who on average do not amass many minion kills usually do not have to have much CS to be useful. They are able to scale adequately off their skills and stats alone. However, champions with a lot of CS, such as ADCs, typically have to have a lot of gold to be useful. In either case, work to do better than the averages shown here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 2400 Sion 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 Sion 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.