How to Win Yorick vs Karthus Counter Matchup Yorick is in the a tier of champions

Yorick vs Karthus

How to Beat Karthus as Yorick in LoL Karthus is in the b tier of champions
Fighter Tank
Mage

How to Beat Karthus as Yorick

based on 742 Yorick vs Karthus matchups
Win Rate
53.8 %
K/D/A
1.75
Pick Rate
1.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked LoL matches each week. In our data, Yorick faced Karthus 742 times. With so many matchups for Yorick vs Karthus gives us faith in our capacity to produce informative statistics and a pro build to defeat your rival. This matchup is fairly rare. Yorick is forced to battle against Karthus in only 1.7% of his matches.

Yorick vs Karthus Matchup Summary

Yorick does a good job of beating Karthus. Normally, he wins a fantastic 53.8% of matches the champs battle one another in. In Yorick against Karthus rounds, Yorick’s team is 0.1% less likely to get first blood. This indicates that he probably won't get first blood against Karthus.

Best Yorick vs Karthus Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordSheen

Core Yorick Items

~22 Mins
Divine SundererHullbreakerSerylda's Grudge

Optional Items

Titanic HydraBlack CleaverSpirit VisageThornmail

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Yorick to level up q
>
Second ability for Yorick to level up e
>
Last skill for Yorick to max out w

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: BloodlineLast Stand
Resolve DemolishBone Plating
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Yorick's passive ability p
Yorick q ability q
Yorick w ability w
Yorick e ability e
Yorick's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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E
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Q
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E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Karthus as Yorick

Tips for Playing as Yorick against Karthus

You can send the Maiden down a lane alone, be careful though, as she represents a large portion of your combat power.

You do not need to cast Awakening to regain the ability to cast Last Rites.

The Maiden will attempt to assist you in a fight, so choose your targets well.

Advice to Win Against Karthus

Make sure you always have enough health to survive Requiem, even if you have to go back to the base more frequently to heal.

Karthus can cast spells for a short duration after he is killed. Move away from his corpse to be safe.

Yorick vs Karthus Counter Stats

Yorick Image
Win Rate
53.8 %
VS
Win Rate
46.2 %
Karthus Image
5.1
< Kills >
7.3
5.3
< Deaths >
7
4.2
< Assists >
9.1
1.18
< Killing Sprees >
1.72
195
< Minions Killed >
118
0.12
< Dragons Killed >
0.66
0.96
< Inhibitors >
0.32
14,080
< Physical Damage >
268
7,468
< Magic Damage >
29,864
606
< True Damage >
1,739
22,155
< Damage Dealt >
31,872
30,777
< Damage Taken >
25,159
12,979
< Gold Earned >
12,940
3.98
< Towers >
1.24
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.18
7,141
< Total Healing >
4,798
16,119
< Experience >
14,919
18
< Vision Score >
18
8
< Wards Placed >
7
226
< Time Dealing CC >
219

How to Counter Karthus with Yorick in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here highlight several important Yorick against Karthus matchup statistics that may help you appreciate the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Yorick’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Karthus’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Yorick may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Karthus..

Yorick often has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his opponent does. Typically, he takes more damage than Karthus. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the champion with more HP has less agility and thus is unable to escape further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Yorick and Karthus

Damage Types Compared

Yorick
Karthus
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Yorick
Karthus

Who is Better, Yorick or Karthus?

Both LoL champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Yorick usually wins when taking on Karthus, with a 53.8% win rate. Thus, Yorick makes a great counter to Karthus.

While Yorick does have a higher winrate compared to Karthus, when on opposite teams, Yorick also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less complex champion to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Yorick into Karthus.

Additionally, Yorick also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Karthus. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Yorick vs Karthus matchups, Yorick is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Yorick is a great counter for Karthus. You will do well by focussing your play on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Yorick against Karthus.

Additional Information for Yorick Players

How We Calculated Our Yorick vs Karthus Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Karthus as Yorick, we analyzed 742 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 Yorick 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.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To truly master Yorick in order to counter Karthus during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats presented here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Yorick on average gets more CS as Karthus. Champions who typically don't get much CS typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to focus on in your Yorick versus Karthus build include Divine Sunderer, Hullbreaker, and Serylda's Grudge. When Yorick included at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better vs Karthus than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Yorick had an average winrate of 53.8% when playing against Karthus with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest probability of crushing Karthus as Yorick, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Bloodline, Last Stand, Demolish, and Bone Plating runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the runes players chose for Yorick vs Karthus battles, this combo of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 53.8% winrate overall.

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