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Karthus Counter Stats

Karthus Counters
Jungle Lane
Ranked #26 out of 53 in Jungle Discover all Jungle champions who counter Karthus. Use our statistics and learn how to counter Karthus in League of Legends and win in Champion Select! Karthus Data for all roles taken from 21,841 matches.
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In the Jungle (61%) Karthus In the Jungle Counters: 13,397 matches, 52 counter champions

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Tips Against Karthus in the Jungle Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

Tchouvline says “You can invade Karthus on early game, he's weaker than you're. Buy a stopwatch on early to protect yourself from his R.”
[11.19] Reworked Fiddlesticks Jungle, the detailled guide by Tchouvline | Fiddlesticks Player
Pullks says “Outscales you and farms much faster. In the early game you can all in him and kill him 1v1 if he misses abilities, don't be afraid of him if you have double buffs. ”
[11.18] Pullk's Master Nunu Guide! (1.5M+ Mastery Points) by Pullks | Nunu & Willump Player
Karasmai says “Only reason he falls under Hard is because he can powerfarm and get free kills just from using R so its impossible for any jgler to punish especially since his lvl 1 is a lot more powerful than ppl think so its hard to invade and punish especially as a Kayn, I typically like to try to teamfight if i go rhaast and kill him early and you may use Ulti to dodge his ulti which can negate a lot of his dmg, If you go Blue you need to snowball before he gets zhonyas and invade him a lot and take his camps so he will not powerfarm.”
Polarshift says “Outscales you, outdamages you and clears even faster than you. Not a counter by definition, but still insanely strong and most of all AP. You can try to invade his frog at level 2 if he starts blue buff on red side. Setting him behind by invading is quite important. I recommend going Phase Rush. Getting Galeforce makes it really hard for him to win against you.”
[S11.19] Malcolm Graves [In-Depth Guide] [MID+JG] by Polarshift | Graves Player
SnowballBarrage says “Personally I rank Karthus at Extreme Threat because I find him very annoying. He full clears on repeat while pressing R for Kills and Assists. He also scales very well. ”
{S11} Snowball's Master 1.7+ Million Points Nunu Guide by SnowballBarrage | Nunu & Willump Player
Arfreezy says “Similar to Ekko and Evelynn matchups. Take an agressive setup like Ignite+Fleet+Lethality to snowball games before you get outscaled. Remember that healing runes such as Fleet and Ravenous can be very useful here to heal you out of Karthus Ultimate range after you kill him. Hex is a great option if there are other ap threats on the enemy team.”
Doubtfull says “Karthus is another champion who is only really a problem at the top of the ladder. He generally power farms a lot, so it shouldn't be too hard to find him in his jungle and 100-0, especially post 6. ”
[S11] Doubtfull's Challenger Rek'sai Guide by Doubtfull | Rek'Sai Player
LambWolf says “Karthus is very immobile and squishy at start of the game. Kindred almost one shots Karthus and it's not that hard to dodge his q's.”
[11.19] Kindred the Solo Carry Machine by LambWolf | Kindred Player
Whynotbefriends says “If he has priority laners it can be very hard to punish his farm heavy playstyle, we don't have the option of Athenes anymore for easy magic resist so attacking his laners is the only real option.”
[11.19] S11 Challenger JG Nidalee Guide 🚀 🚀 🚀 by Whynotbefriends | Nidalee Player
Insightful says “karthus falls into the fiddlesticks category, but the difference is that he also wins 1v1 against you at any stage of the game pretty much, it's easy for him to get ahead and snowball”
[11.18] Challenger NA & EUW In depth Amumu Guide by Insightful | Amumu Player
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Bottom Lane (29%) Karthus Bottom Lane Counters: 6,231 matches, 35 counter champions

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Tips Against Karthus in Bottom Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

yers says “Immobile and almost like you, you just need to stun him to start exploding him. Remember his Q deals double damage if it hits only one target, so if you think you're getting hit, just keep running or be near a minion to negate the extra damage.”
yer's Recommended botlane [s11 update] by yers | Syndra Player
HyroPyro says “Karthus APC has been coming to the scene. His threat in lane is low due to the reduced damage on his Lay Waste (Q) when multiple targets are struck and his need for items to do damage. Kai'Sa can easily kill if the correct engage is made. Be careful at level 6 because after a close fight, you may still die to the Death Defied (Passive) or the Requiem (R).”
The Ultimate Kai'Sa Guide by HyroPyro | Kai'Sa Player
im_zeno says “Not a hard lane, Yasuo is generally good against non-mobility champions, you can dodge all his Q with your E so fight with a minion wave. You have NOTHING to wind wall unless his support is ranged, you can start fighting lvl 2 if his support is melee, lvl 3 if it's a ranged support. I put him at major coz of his late game, he COMPLETELY outscales you, fact that he can just press one button and kill your entire team is just dumb. Even if you kill him first, he can still just pop his ult and chunk your entire team. Build mr if needed.”
Yasuo ADC by im_zeno | Yasuo Player
majororange77 says “Full info in Guide. Even if you kill him, he can trade. If he is ahead, your best bet is GA or Zhonya's so that he can't fully kill you.”
Season 11 Full Vayne Guide | All Roles, All Builds by majororange77 | Vayne Player
Fromagene says “been played bot he have a simillar range so be careful and dodge skillshots rush boots”
op sona bot by Fromagene | Sona Player
1tephra1 says “Its fun to completely negate his ult with your spell shield. ”
Wonder Woman - Top of the meta [9.10 Sivir guide] by 1tephra1 | Sivir Player
Cactusmies says “He 1 shots you by abusing funneling strat. He will always be 1-5 levels ahead of you from the minute you walk in to lane. If the ult doesn't kill you don't worry Liandry's + Dark harvest will finish you off after procing and killing your other 4 team members.”

Middle Lane (8%) Karthus Middle Lane Counters: 1,724 matches, 26 counter champions

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Tips Against Karthus in Middle Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

Curt Mcbeltpants says “Will barely see him mid but it's super easy to deal with him and super easily gankable if flashless.”
A guide to S11 Chadlio midlane by Curt Mcbeltpants | Galio Player
PlayCabex says “very easy match up , you have everything to counter him , your w , your q to heal back his dmg , your w can block his ult , if possible , then try to avoid his w (slow) because if will reduce your movement speed and magic resist , but with that you can still kill him but its just a bit harder”
Vladimir guide (Patch 11.19) MID/TOP Iron to diamond by PlayCabex | Vladimir Player
eiensiei says “I out-range him, so I just poke with E without going for passive procs and putting myself in a position to lose a trade. I'll build Zhonya's for his R, but there's no point rushing it as it doesn't deal that much damage early on. If he's some sort of god that lands every single Q, I'll get some Mercury's Treads. He's fairly immobile and pushes easily, so my jungler usually has no issue ganking him and slowing him down from scaling into a late game monster. I'll also spam ping when he's close to 6/gets 6, so my teammates are reminded to back or avoid fights if they're low on HP.”
[11.19] eiensiei's guide to Lux | Mid by eiensiei | Lux Player
Avucado says “I don't think anyone really plays this champ mid any more but it's a free win if you go against him for obvious reasons. Just play very aggressive but smart and you'll win.”
[11.19 Pyke Mid Guide] War Crimes in the Midlane by Avucado | Pyke Player
Polarshift says “He shouldn't be able to kill you, unless you get too close to him. You have phase rush + overloads to get movement speed to dodge his Q's. You have better waveclear and teamfighting than him (if we count out his ultimate.) Ryze can DODGE Karthus R with his team if he times his ultimate right. Press R around quarter of his bar or just react to it and press it when u see it appear.”
Halfhand says “TIPS: Buy boots first item to dodge his q. Look at the boots section to see which ones you need.”
[11.19] S11 Twisted Fate guide - Halfhand, Master tier 🥇 by Halfhand | Twisted Fate Player
Fuzzmonkey says “Karthus comes as an extremely easy match up for Leblanc since he struggles to hit many abilities on her at all. Leblanc just has to hit full combo's and dodge all of Karthus' Q's and she straight up wins.”
[11.19] Fuzzmonkey's LeBlanc Guide - Always win lane 100% by Fuzzmonkey | LeBlanc Player
CashLOL says “Immobile mage, and get an edge of night or maw to counter his passive and ult.”
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Fuzzmonkey says “Mainly a poke match up/dodge match up. Your level 6 beats his though, play aggressive into him with Q-E to combo with your W then R at level 6. Buy zhonya's if you think you're taking too much damage from his ult.”
[11.19] THE ULTIMATE SYNDRA GUIDE! - Always win lane 100% by Fuzzmonkey | Syndra Player
Aegox says “Karthus burns mana easily, and his Q wont do much damage early game, so just stop him from getting CS and hit your sleeps when you can.”
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