Warwick vs Karthus Counter Build

How to Beat Karthus as Warwick


We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked League of Legends matches each and every week. Within our dataset, Warwick battled Karthus in 15,666 rounds. Including so many matchups for Warwick versus Karthus provides us confidence in our capacity to produce informative data and a solid build to smash your opponent.

This particular champion matchup is relatively uncommon. Warwick is forced to battle against Karthus in only 9.8% of his rounds. Warwick does a ok job of beating Karthus. Normally, Warwick wins a acceptable 50.0% of games the champs fight one another in. In Warwick versus Karthus matches, Warwick’s team is 5.0% more probable to earn first blood, indicating that he probably will be able to get first blood against Karthus.

Matchups Analyzed


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Best Warwick Items to Counter Karthus

The best items to use in your Warwick versus Karthus build include Sterak's Gage, Sunfire Aegis, and Thornmail. When Warwick combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better vs. Karthus than with most other commonly used builds.

Sterak's Gage Item Sunfire Aegis Item Thornmail Item

Best Warwick Runes to Counter Karthus

To have the highest probability of defeating Karthus as Warwick, Warwick players should use the Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Second Wind, Revitalize, Triumph, and Last Stand runes. Of all the runes players picked for Warwick vs Karthus fights, this mix of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. We have also displayed the best Karthus runes to counterpick against Warwick to help you recognize how he will likely be built to try to beat your champ.

Best Warwick Runes

Grasp of the Undying Rune Grasp of the Undying
Demolish Rune Demolish
Second Wind Rune Second Wind
Revitalize Rune Revitalize
Triumph Rune Triumph
Last Stand Rune Last Stand

Best Karthus Runes

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight


The subsequent tables feature several influential Warwick vs. Karthus counter stats that can help you grasp the differences and similarities between the pair. Warwick’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.1 is close to Karthus’s KDA ratio of 2.3, demonstrating that Warwick may be just as central to his team's team fighting capability than Karthus.

Battle Stats


Warwick Stats
7.3 7.5
Karthus Stats


Warwick Stats
6.8 7.4
Karthus Stats


Warwick Stats
7 9.2
Karthus Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Warwick Stats
3 2.8
Karthus Stats

Damage Dealt

Warwick Stats
14074 27396
Karthus Stats

Damage Taken

Warwick Stats
37184 24396
Karthus Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Warwick Stats
5.4 5.2
Karthus Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Warwick Stats
0.9 0.9
Karthus Stats

Dragons Killed

Warwick Stats
2.2 1.8
Karthus Stats

Barons Killed

Warwick Stats
0.4 0.4
Karthus Stats

Gold Earned

Warwick Stats
10846 11527
Karthus Stats

Minions Killed

Warwick Stats
45 77
Karthus Stats

Warwick often has a similar longest killing spree as his foe does. Commonly, Warwick receives more damage than Karthus. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

In Warwick vs Karthus matchups, Warwick commonly totals fewer minion kills than Karthus. Champions that don't get many minion kills normally do not need much CS to be useful. Instead, they are capable of scaling easily off of their abilities alone. However, champs with a lot of CS, such as carries, usually have to have a lot of gold to be effective. In either situation, work to pass the values presented here to do well.

By default, Warwick vs Karthus tips, stats, and build suggestions are given for all skill levels, merged. To narrow the stats and builds to a specific skill level, you may use the selection menu menu above.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 15666 Warwick 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 Warwick 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.