Thresh vs Karthus Counter Build

How to Win Thresh vs Karthus Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Karthus as Thresh in LoL

How to Beat Karthus as Thresh

7,653 Thresh vs Karthus Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Thresh Items to Counter Karthus

The top items to prioritize in your Thresh versus Karthus build consist of Zeke's Convergence, Redemption, and Locket of the Iron Solari. When Thresh combined at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better vs. Karthus than with most other common item sets.


2 | Thresh Karthus | 7.7


6.5 | Thresh Karthus | 7.3


14.2 | Thresh Karthus | 9.8

Best Thresh Runes to Counter Karthus

Aftershock Rune Aftershock
Demolish Rune Demolish
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Overgrowth Rune Overgrowth
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight
To have the highest chance of defeating Karthus as Thresh, Thresh players should take the Aftershock, Demolish, Bone Plating, Overgrowth, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes. Out of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Thresh vs Karthus counterpicks, this blending of runes yielded the greatest win rate. We have also shown the top Karthus runes to fend off Thresh in order to help you understand how he will probably be played to try to beat your champion.

Runes Karthus Will Likely Use to Counter Thresh

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

Thresh vs Karthus Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown here feature several vital Thresh vs. Karthus matchup stats that can help us figure out the differences and similarities between this set of champions. Thresh’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.5 is similar to Karthus’s KDA ratio of 2.4, indicating that Thresh may be just as central to his team's team fighting potential than Karthus. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in kills assists.

Thresh normally has a significant smaller longest killing spree than his foe does. Commonly, Thresh receives less damage than Karthus. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the champion with more health has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.

Thresh commonly earns many fewer minion kills than Karthus. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS usually do not have to have much CS to be effective. They are able to scale properly off their abilities alone. However, champs with large amounts of CS, such as ADCs, typically need a lot of items to be useful. In either case, try to best the values presented here to do well.

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Killing Spree

0.7 | Thresh Karthus | 2.9

Damage Dealt

6,813 | Thresh Karthus | 28,289

Damage Taken

19,771 | Thresh Karthus | 23,492

Gold Earned

7,906 | Thresh Karthus | 12,065

Minions Killed

36 | Thresh Karthus | 77


5.4 | Thresh Karthus | 5.4

Dragons Killed

2.1 | Thresh Karthus | 1.9

Barons Killed

0.5 | Thresh Karthus | 0.4


0.9 | Thresh Karthus | 0.9

Thresh vs Karthus Matchup Summary

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of ranked League of Legends matches every week. Within our data, Thresh battled Karthus in 7,653 games. With so many games with Thresh vs Karthus gives us confidence in our capability to provide useful statistics and a supported build to destroy your opponent.

This particular counter pairing is somewhat uncommon. Thresh has to counter Karthus in only 4.6% of his matches. Unfortunitally, Thresh does a dismal job of countering Karthus. On average, he wins a lowly 48.0% of matches the champions fight one another in. In Thresh against Karthus matches, Thresh’s side is 7.0% more expected to obtain first blood. This implies that he most likely will get first blood against Karthus.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 7,653 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.