How to Win Taric vs Karthus Counter Matchup Taric is in the s tier of champions

Taric vs Karthus

How to Beat Karthus as Taric in LoL Karthus is in the b tier of champions
Support Fighter
Mage

How to Beat Karthus as Taric

based on 751 Taric vs Karthus matchups
Win Rate
54.9 %
K/D/A
2.93
Pick Rate
1.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of ranked League of Legends games each week. In our database, Taric battled Karthus 751 times. With so many games with Taric vs Karthus provides us a lot of confidence in our capacity to produce informative data and a solid build to obliterate Karthus. This champion matchup is somewhat rare. Taric fights Karthus in only 1.9% of his rounds.

Taric vs Karthus Matchup Summary

Taric does a great job of countering Karthus. On average, he wins a whopping 54.9% of the time the champs clash against one another in. In Taric against Karthus matches, Taric’s team is 0.2% more expected to obtain first blood. This implies that he probably will be able to get first blood against Karthus.

Best Taric vs Karthus Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsTear of the Goddess

Core Taric Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariFimbulwinterBulwark of the Mountain

Optional Items

Zeke's ConvergenceFrozen HeartPauldrons of Whiterock

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Taric to level up e
>
Second ability for Taric to level up q
>
Last skill for Taric to max out w

Runes

Inspiration Glacial Augment Magical FootwearBiscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
Resolve ConditioningRevitalize
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Taric's passive ability p
Taric q ability q
Taric w ability w
Taric e ability e
Taric's ultimate ability r
1
E
2
W
3
Q
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
Q
9
E
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Q
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R
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Q
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Q
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Karthus as Taric

Tips for Playing as Taric against Karthus

Using Starlight's Touch at lower charges makes its healing less Mana efficient, but can greatly increase Taric's sustained damage via Bravado.

The cooldown reducing component of Bravado makes Cooldown Reduction items like Frozen Heart, Iceborn Gauntlet, and Spirit Visage exceptionally powerful on Taric.

Rather than saving Cosmic Radiance for the last moment and risking someone dying during the delay, it can be more beneficial to cast it as soon as you know a teamfight is guaranteed to start.

Advice to Win Against Karthus

Make sure you always have enough health to survive Requiem, even if you have to go back to the base more frequently to heal.

Karthus can cast spells for a short duration after he is killed. Move away from his corpse to be safe.

Taric vs Karthus Counter Stats

Taric Image
Win Rate
54.9 %
VS
Win Rate
45.1 %
Karthus Image
2.2
< Kills >
7.3
6
< Deaths >
7.5
15.4
< Assists >
9.5
0.42
< Killing Sprees >
1.75
40
< Minions Killed >
109
0.23
< Dragons Killed >
0.6
0.61
< Inhibitors >
0.3
2,017
< Physical Damage >
262
4,447
< Magic Damage >
30,219
660
< True Damage >
1,679
7,124
< Damage Dealt >
32,161
24,296
< Damage Taken >
24,516
8,511
< Gold Earned >
12,581
2.33
< Towers >
1.24
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.17
12,587
< Total Healing >
4,282
11,195
< Experience >
14,010
40
< Vision Score >
17
18
< Wards Placed >
7
254
< Time Dealing CC >
195

How to Counter Karthus with Taric in LoL

The stats provided here feature some strategic Taric versus Karthus counter stats that may help you grasp the differences between the pair. Taric’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Karthus’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Taric may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Karthus. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.

Taric typically has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his foe does. Typically, he takes a similar amount of damage to Karthus. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also hint that the champion with higher health has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Taric and Karthus

Damage Types Compared

Taric
Karthus
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Taric
Karthus

Who is Better, Taric or Karthus?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Taric usually wins when playing against Karthus, with a 54.9% win rate. As a result, Taric makes a great counter to Karthus.

While Taric does have a much higher winrate than Karthus, when facing one another, Taric also has a much lower learning curve that makes him a less complex champion to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Taric into Karthus.

Moreover, Taric has a great deal of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Karthus. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Taric vs Karthus matchups, Taric is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Taric is a great counter to Karthus. You will do well by focussing your actions on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Taric against Karthus.

Additional Information for Taric Players

How We Calculated Our Taric vs Karthus Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Karthus as Taric, we analyzed 751 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 Taric 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.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To truly master Taric in order to counter Karthus during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and stats displayed above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Taric often gets less CS as Karthus. Champions who typically don't acquire much CS often don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values displayed on this page to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Taric versus Karthus build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Fimbulwinter, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Taric bought at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better when facing Karthus than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Taric had an average win rate of 54.9% when playing against Karthus with these items in his kit.

To have the highest likelihood of annihilating Karthus as Taric, Taric players should equip the Glacial Augment, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Conditioning, and Revitalize runes from the Inspiration and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune builds we have analyed for Taric vs Karthus face-offs, this mixture of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 54.9% winrate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Karthus as Taric are given for every ranked division. If you want to filter the stats and builds to an individual player tier, you may use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.