How to Synergize Karthus with Katarina on the Same Team Karthus is in the b tier of champions

Karthus with Katarina

How to Win With Karthus and Katarina Paired Together Katarina is in the a tier of champions
Mage
Assassin Mage

How to Synergize Karthus and Katarina

based on 536 Karthus with Katarina pairs
Win Rate
44.4 %
K/D/A
2.32
Pick Rate
2.1 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

Our servers take in the stats from from millions of League of Legends rounds straight from Riot Games each week. Karthus has fought alongside Katarina in 536 recently played, competitive games. By amassing so much complete data from the hosts of League of Legends, we are totally sure that we can produce high quality, insightful builds to help Karthus synergize with Katarina. It is relatively rare for Karthus to play alongside Katarina on the same side. This pairing has only happened in about 2.1% of games with Karthus.

Karthus Katarina Synergy Summary

Unfortunately, Karthus has done a pathetic job of teaming up with Katarina. Typically, he wins a poor 44.4% of the time the champions play on the same team. If you want to win more matches as Karthus when fighting on the same team as Katarina by learning how to better synergize your playstyle with her, then check out the complete build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Karthus Katarina Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeDark Seal

Core Karthus Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishRabadon's DeathcapShadowflame

Optional Items

Void StaffZhonya's Hourglass

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Cheap ShotEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Precision Presence of MindLast Stand
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Karthus's passive ability p
Karthus q ability q
Karthus w ability w
Karthus e ability e
Karthus's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
Q
4
W
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
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Q
10
E
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R
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E
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E
14
W
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W
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R

Guide to Synergizing Karthus and Katarina

Tips for Playing as Karthus with Katarina

Lay Waste is very strong at farming minions and harassing enemy champions.

Ask your allies to help point out when you should use Requiem to get kills in different lanes.

Advice to Understand How Katarina Will Play

Picking up Daggers will significantly reduce Shunpo's cooldown.

Try waiting until the other team is distracted with fighting your team, and use Shunpo to teleport into the fray and unleash a devastating Death Lotus.

Using Shunpo on an allied Champion, Dagger, or minion can be a great escape tactic.

Karthus Katarina Synergy Stats

Karthus Image
Win Rate
44.4 %
VS
Win Rate
55.6 %
Katarina Image
6.8
< Kills >
7.3
7.3
< Deaths >
7.4
10.1
< Assists >
9.5
1.62
< Killing Sprees >
1.71
81
< Minions Killed >
94
0.98
< Dragons Killed >
0.9
0.26
< Inhibitors >
0.31
226
< Physical Damage >
261
28,300
< Magic Damage >
29,752
1,827
< True Damage >
1,986
30,354
< Damage Dealt >
32,000
25,857
< Damage Taken >
25,930
12,742
< Gold Earned >
12,930
1.18
< Towers >
1.21
0.22
< Baron Takedowns >
0.22
5,729
< Total Healing >
5,369
14,595
< Experience >
14,863
19
< Vision Score >
19
7
< Wards Placed >
7
201
< Time Dealing CC >
200

How to Play with Katarina as Karthus in LoL

The Karthus Katarina synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Katarina, compared to his overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how his gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.

Overall, Karthus sees a large worsening in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Katarina. His KDA went down from NaN to NaN. This fall shows that Katarina helps Karthus perform poorer in ranked LoL rounds. Yet, the small difference demonstrates that this performance change is not very impactful.

When Karthus is an ally to Katarina, he gets a little drop in his full damage dealt. This may demonstrate that Katarina does not provide protection for him to deal more damage or that her allyship also helps increase the round's duration. Similarly, when Karthus is played together with Katarina on the same side, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees than when he plays without Katarina. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing with Katarina.

Additionally, when Karthus plays with Katarina on the same side, he often takes a little less damage than when he plays alone. Taking not as much damage could mean that Katarina does a decent job of covering Karthus in team fights.

Synergies between Karthus and Katarina

Damage Types Compared

Karthus with Katarina
Karthus
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Karthus
Katarina
Synergy

Is Karthus better when played alongside Katarina?

There is no ideal champion pairing for Karthus that will no matter what be his #1 synergy. However, overall, Katarina is a below average ally for Karthus. By locking into the same side as Karthus, she decreases their win rate by -2.7% to 44.4%. This demonstrates that there is a negative strategic relationship between Karthus and Katarina that allows them to perform worse together than alone.

Katarina has a greater difficulty than Karthus. That means Karthus players should be very careful when lining up Katarina teammates to go into battle on the same side as, as they will need a greater level of skill to be able to cooperate well with you.

Playing on the same side, Karthus players will likely observe an overall large increase in your team’s capacity to deal magic damage. Combined, these champions are able to dish out a surprising amount of magic type damage.

In contrast, by bringing Karthus and Katarina together, you will not be giving your other teammates a great deal of crowd control. Plan to pick other champs on your team that nullifies this relative hole in this pairing's kit.

Regardless of your Katarina ally's skill level, you need to focus on maximizing your income, warding to avoid ambushes, and clearing objectives. If you do this, you will do well, regardless.

Additional Information for Karthus Players

How We Calculated Our Karthus Katarina Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Karthus and Katarina, we analyzed 536 ranked and recent League of Legends matches. We perform advanced data cleaning and statistical methods to guarantee that our team synergy stats are accurate and reliable. You can be confident that our recommended build to pair Karthus with Katarina comes from actual 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 your division's most relevant stats and build.

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Further Insights to Win with this Champion Pairing

If you would like to truly master Karthus in order to synergize with Katarina during both the laning and mid / late game phases of LoL games, you should continue reading to master some more tricks and insights into this champion pairing. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed above, you will grow your win rate significantly.

The most important items to include in your Karthus and Katarina synergy build consist of Liandry's Anguish, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Karthus incorporated at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better when fighting alongside Katarina than with most other common item sets. In fact, Karthus had an average win rate of 44.4% helping carry Katarina with these items in his kit.

To have the best likelihood of vanquishing your oponents, Karthus players should take the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Of all the runes we have analyed for this champion pairing, this order of runes resulted in the top win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 44.4% win rate overall.

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