Thresh vs Karthus Counter Build

How to Beat Karthus as Thresh


At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked League of Legends rounds each and every week. Within our dataset, Thresh did battle with Karthus in 20,485 games. Having so many matchups for Thresh versus Karthus gives us confidence in our ability to provide useful stats and a recommended build to defeat your enemy.

This champ pairing is relatively common. Thresh encounters Karthus in 11.4% of his matches. Unfortunitally, Thresh does a below average job of beating Karthus. Typically, Thresh wins a acceptable 49.0% of matches the champions face off with one another in. In Thresh against Karthus games, Thresh’s side is 8.0% more likely to obtain first blood. This indicates that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Karthus.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


Win Rate


Best Thresh Items to Counter Karthus

The most important items to focus on in your Thresh versus Karthus build include Zeke's Convergence, Redemption, and Knight's Vow. When Thresh bought at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better when facing Karthus than with most other common item sets.

Zeke's Convergence Item Redemption Item Knight's Vow Item

Best Thresh Runes to Counter Karthus

To have the best probability of defeating Karthus as Thresh, you should use the Aftershock, Demolish, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Hextech Flashtraption, and Biscuit Delivery runes. Of all the runes that we analyzed for Thresh vs Karthus face-offs, this composite of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. We have also displayed the best Karthus runes to fend off Thresh in order to help you grasp how he will probably be built against your champ.

Best Thresh Runes

Aftershock Rune Aftershock
Demolish Rune Demolish
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Unflinching Rune Unflinching
Hextech Flashtraption Rune Hextech Flashtraption
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery

Best Karthus Runes

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


The subsequent tables clarify several critical Thresh against Karthus matchup stats that may help you distinguish the differences and similarities between this pair of champs. As an example, Thresh’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.6 is close to Karthus’s KDA ratio of 2.4, showing that Thresh may be just as central to his team's team fighting capability than Karthus. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in kills assists.

Battle Stats


Thresh Stats
2.2 7.4
Karthus Stats


Thresh Stats
6.2 7
Karthus Stats


Thresh Stats
13.9 9.4
Karthus Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Thresh Stats
0.8 2.8
Karthus Stats

Damage Dealt

Thresh Stats
7141 26632
Karthus Stats

Damage Taken

Thresh Stats
19706 25088
Karthus Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Thresh Stats
5.2 5.2
Karthus Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Thresh Stats
0.9 0.9
Karthus Stats

Dragons Killed

Thresh Stats
2.1 1.9
Karthus Stats

Barons Killed

Thresh Stats
0.5 0.4
Karthus Stats

Gold Earned

Thresh Stats
7900 11772
Karthus Stats

Minions Killed

Thresh Stats
36 74
Karthus Stats

Thresh usually has a significant smaller longest kill spree than his enemy does. Commonly, Thresh takes less damage than Karthus. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Thresh often takes less CS than Karthus. Champs that don't amass many minion kills normally don't require much CS to be effective. They are able to scale well off their abilities alone. Yet, champs with tons of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of gold to be effective. In either situation, try to pass the values displayed here to do well.

By default, Thresh vs Karthus tips, stats, and build suggestions are given for all ranked divisions. If you would like to scope the stats and builds to an individual player tier, you may use the selection menu menu located earlier in the guide.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 20485 Thresh 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 Thresh 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.