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Karthus·Jungle Counters

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TierC-
Win rate47.5%
Pick rate2.1%
Ban rate2.4%
Karthus Top
Karthus Jungle
Karthus Mid
Karthus Bot
Karthus Support
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Karthus matchups

Jungle Jungle  Patch 12.11

Karthus counter tips

General advice on how to play against Karthus
These champs are strong against Karthus at most phases of the game. They’re listed based on their win rate against Karthus.
Champion
WR
Matches
Guide
Laning Against Karthus

Laning Against Karthus

Karthus will be looking to farm as much as possible so he can get his Ultimate RequiemR as quickly as he can. You can delay his level 6 power spike by invading his jungle and stealing away his camps.

Once Karthus has his Ultimate RequiemR, he can impact the map at any given time. When fighting, always consider that he can use his Ultimate RequiemR to turn the exchange around.

Taking away Karthus’ blue buff will make it harder for him to clear the jungle as he needs as much mana as he can get to clear it quickly. If you know his buffs about to spawn and he’s on the other side of the map, try to steal it away.

Strategy VS Karthus

Strategy VS Karthus

If you see Karthus using his Ultimate RequiemR at the start of the fight, try to CC him so it cancels his Ultimate RequiemR.

If you kill Karthus at the start of the fight, try to reposition and get away from his Passive. This will reduce his damage output and make surviving the team fight easier.

If you spot Karthus in a side lane split pushing, you could start a team fight. But, you need to keep in mind that he can influence the existing fight with his Ultimate RequiemR.

Karthus Power Spikes

Karthus Power Spikes

Once Karthus has his Ultimate RequiemR, he can impact the map regardless of his positioning. Whenever you’re fighting the enemy, always take into consideration that he may use his Ultimate RequiemR to finish you off.

The more AP and the more magic penetration Karthus gets, the better and stronger he will be. Try to shut him down or constantly invade him to reduce his gold income.

Once Karthus has completed his jungling item, his kill pressure and ability to gank will increase. This item will give him a lot of AP and the first bit of cooldown reduction he needs.

Karthus Matchups Table

Top
Jungle
Mid
Bot
Support
Rank
Champion
Role
WR
Delta
GD@15
XPD@15
JG CSD@15
Neut Obj%
Matches
1
Volibear
Jungle
59.1%
6.6%
-419.2g
-634.8xp
-16.2
59.0%
1419
2
Shyvana
Jungle
58.4%
5.9%
-274.2g
-310.4xp
-7.4
61.9%
765
3
Nunu & Willump
Jungle
56.9%
4.4%
-733.8g
-826.5xp
-21.6
60.1%
745
4
Bel'Veth
Jungle
56.5%
4.0%
-33.3g
-365.2xp
-11.8
58.0%
2373
5
Kha'Zix
Jungle
56.4%
3.9%
-22.5g
-491.7xp
-14.6
58.7%
1313
6
Ekko
Jungle
56.3%
3.8%
-12g
-430.7xp
-13.3
54.3%
1013
7
Trundle
Jungle
54.9%
2.4%
-613.1g
-856.9xp
-21.8
53.9%
468
8
Zac
Jungle
54.0%
1.5%
-1027.9g
-916.7xp
-25.9
50.6%
1285
9
Nocturne
Jungle
54.0%
1.5%
-323g
-442.2xp
-12
53.1%
650
10
Evelynn
Jungle
53.6%
1.1%
-415.5g
-540.8xp
-16.2
48.6%
496
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