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Karthus

Karthus Counters

Mage

Hard difficulty

Power Spike (Early, Mid, Late)

Early

Mid

Late

Playstyle

Damage Type

100% ap

0% ad

Jungle

Win 50.2%  Pick 1.6%  Ban 1.2%

Jungle

Win 50.2%  Pick 1.6%  Ban 1.2%

Middle

Win 49.4%  Pick 0.5%  Ban 1.2%

Top

Win 48%  Pick 0.1%  Ban 1.2%

Karthus lane counter picks

Based on the average gold difference at min 15 (GD@15), Karthus loses the lane to:

Master Yi

- 247

GD@15

Jax

- 188

GD@15

Kha'Zix

- 141

GD@15

Olaf

- 86

GD@15

Xin Zhao

- 85

GD@15

Skarner

- 68

GD@15

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Karthus best lane matchups

Based on the average gold difference at min 15 (GD@15), Karthus counters:

Rammus

+ 153

GD@15

Warwick

+ 146

GD@15

Jarvan IV

+ 106

GD@15

Qiyana

+ 100

GD@15

Tryndamere

+ 67

GD@15

Xin Zhao

- 85

GD@15

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Karthus game counter picks

Based on the win percent vs champs in all roles, Karthus loses the most against:

Jax

42.1%

Win Rate

Dr. Mundo

44.1%

Win Rate

Volibear

44.1%

Win Rate

Garen

45.3%

Win Rate

Yorick

45.4%

Win Rate

Ziggs

45.5%

Win Rate

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Karthus best game matchups

Based on the win percent vs champs in all roles, Karthus counters:

Tristana

67.3%

Win Rate

Draven

64.6%

Win Rate

Kha'Zix

61.9%

Win Rate

Yasuo

61.3%

Win Rate

Akali

61.2%

Win Rate

Garen

45.3%

Win Rate

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Karthus counter tips

Laning Against

Karthus will be looking to farm as much as possible early so he can get his power spike and his

R. Try to invade him to delay his level 6.

Once Karthus has level 6, he will keep an eye on his the map and use his

R to help his allies. Always keep this in mind as he can impact team fights from afar.

Karthus dueling potential is poor if he is low on mana. Try to find him and fight him if you have strong skirmishing and pick power.

Strategy VS

Due to Kathus’ Passive, fighting in a tight area like around the Baron or Dragon will allow him to deal a lot of damage even after his death. If you kill him in an enclosed area, get out of his Passive so you do not take extra damage.

Do not take any team fights inside the jungle as you will allow Karthus to hit everybody with his kit. Try to limit any team fights in these situations- or atleast kite away from him to reduce his damage output.

Karthus’

R is a channel. If you can cancel it, you will stop him from dealing damage to all of your allies. You can cancel it by applying CC or killing him.

Power Spikes

Karthus’ main power spike early is once he has his

R. When he reaches 6, he will start to gain global map pressure because his
R
can impact several lanes at once. Always take into consideration his damage whentrading- regardless of his location.

Deathcap increases Karthus

R damage by a substantial amount. Look to interrupt his Ultimate if possible so he can't dish out a lot of damage onto the carries.

Another power spike for Karthus is once he gets Sorcerer Shoes. Once he has those Boots, his abilities will deal more damage and he will be able to trade more effectively. Build items that provide health and magic resist to counter this.

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