Tahm Kench vs Karthus Counter Build

How to Beat Karthus as Tahm Kench


We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of ranked LoL matches each week. In our database, Tahm Kench faced off against Karthus 1,359 times. Using so many matchups for Tahm Kench versus Karthus gives us faith in our capacity to provide informative stats and a supported build to defeat your rival.

This particular champion matchup is somewhat rare. Tahm Kench has to counter Karthus in only 0.8% of his games. Tahm Kench does a average job of beating Karthus. Normally, Tahm Kench wins a acceptable 50.0% of the time the champions face off with each other in. In Tahm Kench versus Karthus games, Tahm Kench’s team is 8.0% more probable to get first blood. This implies that he probably will get first blood versus Karthus.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Tahm Kench Items to Counter Karthus

The best items to prioritize in your Tahm Kench versus Karthus build include Spirit Visage, Sunfire Aegis, and Force of Nature. When Tahm Kench included at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better vs. Karthus than with most other typical item sets.

Spirit Visage Item Sunfire Aegis Item Force of Nature Item

Best Tahm Kench Runes to Counter Karthus

To have the best probability of vanquishing Karthus as Tahm Kench, you should use the Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Second Wind, Overgrowth, Triumph, and Legend: Alacrity runes. Of all the rune sets players used for Tahm Kench vs Karthus battles, this combination of runes yielded the highest win rate. We have also shown the top Karthus runes to fend off Tahm Kench in order to help you understand how he will probably be setup to try to beat your champion.

Best Tahm Kench Runes

Grasp of the Undying Rune Grasp of the Undying
Demolish Rune Demolish
Second Wind Rune Second Wind
Overgrowth Rune Overgrowth
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 show some important Tahm Kench vs. Karthus matchup statistics that can help you figure out the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Tahm Kench’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.2 is close to Karthus’s KDA ratio of 2.3, highlighting that Tahm Kench may be just as central to his team's team fighting potential than Karthus.

Battle Stats


Tahm Kench Stats
5 7.3
Karthus Stats


Tahm Kench Stats
6.1 7.4
Karthus Stats


Tahm Kench Stats
8.6 9.6
Karthus Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Tahm Kench Stats
2.2 2.7
Karthus Stats

Damage Dealt

Tahm Kench Stats
14770 27642
Karthus Stats

Damage Taken

Tahm Kench Stats
31357 24187
Karthus Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Tahm Kench Stats
5.3 5.2
Karthus Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Tahm Kench Stats
0.9 0.9
Karthus Stats

Dragons Killed

Tahm Kench Stats
2 1.9
Karthus Stats

Barons Killed

Tahm Kench Stats
0.4 0.4
Karthus Stats

Gold Earned

Tahm Kench Stats
9795 11406
Karthus Stats

Minions Killed

Tahm Kench Stats
93 82
Karthus Stats

Tahm kench often has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his opponent does. Commonly, Tahm Kench receives more damage than Karthus. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

In Tahm Kench vs Karthus matchups, Tahm Kench commonly gets a similar amount of CS than Karthus. Champions who on average don't amass many minion kills normally don't need much CS to be useful. They are able to scale well off their skills and stats alone. However, champs with plenty of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, work to do better than the values presented here to do well.

If you want to get Tahm Kench vs Karthus tips and builds for a a distinct skill level, feel free to select one from the selection menu above. If viewing for the first time, the statistics and strategies given are computed using all matches completed with these champions.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 1359 Tahm Kench 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 Tahm Kench 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.