Warwick vs Karthus Counter Build

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

How to Beat Karthus as Warwick

6,984 Warwick vs Karthus Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Warwick Items to Counter Karthus

The ideal items to prioritize in your Warwick versus Karthus build include Sterak's Gage, Thornmail, and Titanic Hydra. When Warwick bought at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better when fighting Karthus than with most other commonly used item sets.


7.7 | Warwick Karthus | 7.7


6.8 | Warwick Karthus | 7.5


6.9 | Warwick Karthus | 9.3

Best Warwick Runes to Counter Karthus

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Celerity Rune Celerity
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking
To have the highest chance of crushing Karthus as Warwick, you should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Celerity, and Waterwalking runes. Out of all the rune sets we have analyed for Warwick vs Karthus battles, this set of runes yielded the greatest win rate. We have also included the top Karthus runes to counterpick against Warwick in order to help you recognize how he will likely be played to try to beat your champion.

Runes Karthus Will Likely Use to Counter Warwick

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

Warwick vs Karthus Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown on this page underscore several valuable Warwick vs. Karthus counter statistics that may help you distinguish the distinctions between this pair of champs. Warwick’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.1 is similar to Karthus’s ratio of 2.3, demonstrating that Warwick may be just as central to his team's team fighting capability than Karthus.

Warwick normally has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his counter does. Typically, Warwick takes more damage than Karthus. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

Warwick typically takes less CS than Karthus. Champs that do not amass much CS typically do not have to have much CS to be effective. They are able to scale easily off their abilities alone. However, champs with a lot of CS, such as carries, usually need a lot of items to be useful. In either case, try to do better than the values displayed here to do well.

By default, Warwick vs Karthus tips, statistics, and build recommendations are given for every ranked division. If you want to scope the stats and builds to a particular player tier, you should use the selection menu located at the top of the page.

Killing Spree

3.2 | Warwick Karthus | 2.7

Damage Dealt

15,008 | Warwick Karthus | 28,744

Damage Taken

36,855 | Warwick Karthus | 23,219

Gold Earned

11,079 | Warwick Karthus | 11,705

Minions Killed

48 | Warwick Karthus | 77


5.5 | Warwick Karthus | 5.2

Dragons Killed

2.2 | Warwick Karthus | 1.8

Barons Killed

0.5 | Warwick Karthus | 0.4


1 | Warwick Karthus | 0.9

Warwick vs Karthus Matchup Summary

We get our matchup stats from the millions of recently rated LoL games that we evaluate each and every week. This Warwick against Karthus matchup guide came out of an examination of 6,984 ranked matches where both champs fought each other.

This pairing is somewhat uncommon. Warwick has to counter Karthus in only 4.2% of his games. Warwick does a decent job of countering Karthus. Normally, Warwick wins a acceptable 51.0% of the time the champions battle one another in. In Warwick against Karthus rounds, Warwick’s team is 4.0% more expected to get first blood, indicating that he probably will get first blood versus Karthus.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 6,984 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.