Tryndamere vs Karthus Counter Build

How to Beat Karthus as Tryndamere


We generate our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked League games that we evaluate each week. This Tryndamere vs Karthus matchup guide resulted from an evaluation of 3,530 ranked rounds where both champs opposed each other.

This particular matchup is somewhat rare. Tryndamere fights Karthus in only 0.7% of his rounds. Tryndamere does a good job of beating Karthus. Typically, Tryndamere wins a fantastic 53.0% of matches the champions battle one another in. In Tryndamere versus Karthus games, Tryndamere’s team is 4.0% more expected to obtain first blood. This indicates that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Karthus.

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Team First Blood


Best Tryndamere Items to Counter Karthus

The most important items to prioritize in your Tryndamere versus Karthus build consist of Infinity Edge, Galeforce, and Navori Quickblades. When Tryndamere used at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better when facing Karthus than with most other common item sets.

Infinity Edge Item Galeforce Item Navori Quickblades Item

Best Tryndamere Runes to Counter Karthus

To have the best chance of crushing Karthus as Tryndamere, you should take the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Unflinching runes. Of all the rune sets players picked for Tryndamere vs Karthus clashes, this composite of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. We have also included the best Karthus runes to fend off Tryndamere in order to help you grasp how he will likely be played to try to beat you.

Best Tryndamere Runes

Lethal Tempo Rune Lethal Tempo
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Second Wind Rune Second Wind
Unflinching Rune Unflinching

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 following tables highlight some influential Tryndamere against Karthus matchup statistics that may help us realize the distinctions between the two. Tryndamere’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 1.8 is less than Karthus’s KDA ratio of 2.3, demonstrating that Tryndamere may be less central to his team's team fighting potential than Karthus. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Battle Stats


Tryndamere Stats
7.2 7.5
Karthus Stats


Tryndamere Stats
6.3 7.2
Karthus Stats


Tryndamere Stats
4.3 8.8
Karthus Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Tryndamere Stats
3 2.9
Karthus Stats

Damage Dealt

Tryndamere Stats
17635 26346
Karthus Stats

Damage Taken

Tryndamere Stats
33092 23562
Karthus Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Tryndamere Stats
6.1 5
Karthus Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Tryndamere Stats
1.2 0.9
Karthus Stats

Dragons Killed

Tryndamere Stats
2.1 1.9
Karthus Stats

Barons Killed

Tryndamere Stats
0.4 0.4
Karthus Stats

Gold Earned

Tryndamere Stats
12394 11502
Karthus Stats

Minions Killed

Tryndamere Stats
151 88
Karthus Stats

Tryndamere typically has a similar longest killing spree as his opponent does. Commonly, Tryndamere takes more damage than Karthus. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the champion with more HP has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.

Tryndamere usually takes much more CS than Karthus. Champs that do not amass very much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be useful. They are capable of scaling adequately off of their skills and stats alone. However, champs with plenty of minion kills, such as carries, usually require a lot of items to be useful. In either situation, work to exceed the averages displayed here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

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