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

Karthus with Xin Zhao

How to Win With Karthus and Xin Zhao Paired Together Xin Zhao is in the b tier of champions
Mage
Fighter Assassin

How to Synergize Karthus and Xin Zhao

based on 262 Karthus with Xin Zhao pairs
Win Rate
51.5 %
K/D/A
2.25
Pick Rate
0.7 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

Our servers download the stats from from millions of League of Legends matches straight from Riot Games each week. Karthus has gone into battle with Xin Zhao in 262 recently played, ranked games. By amassing so much complete data directly from the hosts of League of Legends, we are confident that we can present to you robust, insightful builds to help Karthus play with Xin Zhao. It is very rare for Karthus to play with Xin Zhao on the same team. This pairing has only taken place in approx. 0.7% of matches with Karthus.

Karthus Xin Zhao Synergy Summary

Karthus does a decent job of synergizing with Xin Zhao. Typically, he wins an acceptable 51.5% of the time the champions play on the same team. If you want to win more matches as Karthus when playing alongside Xin Zhao by learning how to better synergize your gameplay with him, then check out the complete build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Karthus Xin Zhao Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

Core Karthus Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's Deathcap

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash 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 Taste of BloodEyeball 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
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Synergizing Karthus and Xin Zhao

Tips for Playing as Karthus with Xin Zhao

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 Xin Zhao Will Play

Xin Zhao is a great initiator to combat. Lead the front to start a fight and use your ultimate to do the most damage possible.

Try to position yourself so your ultimate's knockback is most effective.

Karthus Xin Zhao Synergy Stats

Karthus Image
Win Rate
51.5 %
VS
Win Rate
48.5 %
Xin Zhao Image
7.7
< Kills >
7.5
7.5
< Deaths >
7.4
9.2
< Assists >
9.5
1.92
< Killing Sprees >
1.78
144
< Minions Killed >
103
0.32
< Dragons Killed >
0.76
0.27
< Inhibitors >
0.31
274
< Physical Damage >
267
30,766
< Magic Damage >
30,088
1,703
< True Damage >
1,827
32,744
< Damage Dealt >
32,183
22,897
< Damage Taken >
25,639
12,446
< Gold Earned >
12,817
1.35
< Towers >
1.26
0.08
< Baron Takedowns >
0.19
2,833
< Total Healing >
4,870
14,007
< Experience >
14,571
17
< Vision Score >
18
8
< Wards Placed >
7
179
< Time Dealing CC >
194

How to Play with Xin Zhao as Karthus in LoL

The Karthus Xin Zhao synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Xin Zhao, 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 Xin Zhao. His KDA worsened from NaN to NaN. This worsening shows that Xin Zhao helps Karthus perform not as well in ranked League of Legends matches. Yet, the small difference proves that this performance change is only marginal.

When Karthus is an ally to Xin Zhao, he observes a marginal improvement in his full damage dealt. This could signal that Xin Zhao supports by providing cover for him to deal more damage or that his participation also helps increase the game's duration. Similarly, when Karthus is played together with Xin Zhao on the same team, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees than when he plays on his own. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing synergisticly with Xin Zhao.

Moreover, when Karthus plays with Xin Zhao on the same team, he on average takes much less damage than when he plays alone. Receiving not as much damage may indicate that Xin Zhao does a decent job of covering Karthus during teamfights.

Synergies between Karthus and Xin Zhao

Damage Types Compared

Karthus with Xin Zhao
Karthus
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Karthus
Xin Zhao
Synergy

Is Karthus better when played alongside Xin Zhao?

There is no one best companion for Karthus that will no matter what be his top ally. Yet, Xin Zhao is a pretty good companion for Karthus. By locking into the same side as Karthus, he raises their win rate by 2.5% to 51.5%. This proves that there is a potentially meaningful strategic relationship between Karthus and Xin Zhao that results in them performing better together than without each other.

Xin Zhao has a much lower diffuclty than Karthus. That means you don't need to be careful when arranging Xin Zhao allies to play with, as they will need a much lower level of skill to cooperate well with you.

When playing together, Karthus players should expect to observe an overall large increase in your team’s ability to deal magical damage. Combined, these champions can blast through enemies with magic damage.

Although, by bringing Karthus and Xin Zhao together, you will not be giving your other teammates much support. We recommend you include other champs on your team that offsets this gap in this pairing's kit.

Regardless of the ability of your Xin Zhao teammate, you should focus on maximizing your income, warding to avoid ambushes, and taking down objectives. If you follow these simple suggestions, you should do well anyway.

Additional Information for Karthus Players

How We Calculated Our Karthus Xin Zhao Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Karthus and Xin Zhao, we analyzed 262 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 Xin Zhao 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

To learn all of the intricacies of Karthus to work well with Xin Zhao during both the laning and mid / late game phases of LoL, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this champion pairing. If you pay attention to the build and stats presented above, you will increase your win rate by a lot.

The best finished items to use in your Karthus and Xin Zhao synergy build include Liandry's Anguish, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Karthus incorporated at least these three finished items in his build, he performed significantly better when paired up with Xin Zhao than with most other common item sets. In fact, Karthus boasted an average win rate of 51.5% when playing alongside Xin Zhao with this build.

To have the best likelihood of vanquishing your oponents, Karthus players should use the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, 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 team composition, this mixture of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 51.5% winrate overall.

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