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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 89,181 matches.
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In the Jungle (74%) Karthus In the Jungle Counters: 66,057 matches, 42 counter champions

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

reganakers says “Karthus is a full clear jungler who just wants to power farm and get huge. You easily 1v1 him however escaping his passive may be hard. You should look to invade and take camps away from him. If you can deny his blue buffs then he will struggle.”
ak521 says “A skill matchup. If the karthus is good, it may be game for you. Very hard to engage on due to his large AOE damage and Amumu isn't particularly strong against AP champions. Furthermore, even if you do happen to kill him, he'll probably be able to kill you as well in his death animation.”
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. ”
Doubtfull's Challenger Rek'sai Guide by Doubtfull | Rek'Sai Player
Riealone says “Dodge his Q, stack MR and run him down. You clear almost as fast as he does”
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.”
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The Real Fake says “Pretty easy matchup, you can clear just as fast as Karthus, and farming is Karthus's strength. You can easily kill him if you get on top of him, however his Wall of Pain slow is very obnoxious and can cockblock you quite a bit. You can gank better than Karthus, and you are more mobile so you can be more active around map. However this matchup will be extremely difficult to win if you let him scale, as he will demolish your team.”
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Frillen says “Top winrate vs Rammus, so he must be nasty. I rarely have big problems bursting him down and countering him with MR. ”
Tips for Jungling by Frillen | Rammus Player
colingogo says “You both powerfarm. If you ever find him after six you can kill him easily, and if you find him before six you can usually outplay him.”
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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.”
Kindred the Solo Carry Machine 10.19 by LambWolf | Kindred Player
Exoslol says “Immobile, you kill him fast with CC. If you happen to get down inside his E then your passive will not survive. Be a bit careful about that.”
UDYSOF_OCE says “karthus can power farm and outscale Jarvan but cannot defend aginst his R.”
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Udyr uber says “É a mesma coisa do Ekko Ele é realmente fácil, problema é só desviar da maioria dos Q durante o invade que você mata ele tranquilo. Mesmo rush do ekko Passos de Mercúrio+Sabre de Batalha Encantamento: Guerreiro ”
O Poder do Xamã - Udyr Jungle BR - 10.18 by Udyr uber | Udyr Player
Reason97 says “Karthus can feel strong at times, but his Q has a very small hitbox, and all the rest of his damage requires him to be RIGHT up on you to do it. Use your range, keep mobile, and you should be fine for the most part. ”
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Holessando says “Same for Rek'Sai, Skarner, Kindred, you don't see him much anymore, but if so, don't get him fed, or your game is lost. With full build he can ULT - pentakill, so be careful vs him, but he shouldn't be any strong counter..”
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UDYSOF_OCE says “Eve shits on Karthus”
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Polarshift says “Outscales you, outdamages you and clears even faster than you. Not a counter by definition, but still insanely overtuned and most of all AP. You can try to invade his frog at level 2 if he starts blue buff on red side. Building MR, permanently invading him and trying to set him behind is a must. I recommend going Phase Rush and trying to get Herald to end the game quickly.”
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FrostForest says “Pretty easy to kill but he deals a lot of damage and can return a kill if you don't dodge his abilities Look to invade him early game”
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chasemyman1 says “As long as you punish him in his jungle early and dont let him get ahead you are ok. However if you dont he becomes very tough for you to deal with solo. You can Rappel his ultimate though and you will take no damage.”
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SELORONIOS says “Not a problem as long as you block his Ultimate with your W.”
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Rhoku says “Karthus is free food. He does not stand a chance 1v1. Ghost makes him a free kill every time. There is the threat of him becoming fed but there is not much he can do to stop you from killing him.”
TheInkKingLoL says “Karthus has a lot of damage but is easily countered with MR. Karthus also has very low mobility. Watch for his slow.”
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NixLychee says “This champ is really braindead afk farm, so just invade him and kill him. He'll definitely flash away, so try and save your second q for his flash. You might want to get a stopwatch for his ult, he's gonna afk farm and then penta unless you can survive it.”
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SSALEM says “He scales harder than you, and it can be tough for you to run him down and kill him since you are slow. The other issue is that in a team fight killing him doesn't take away his damage, he can still hit Q's and then ULT to help his team. Not easy to shut down.”
senrick says “You need to counter him as much as possible in early as he outscales you hard and in AD you cannot do anything against him in late without dying.”
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At0mikx458 says “Pretty strong in late with a huge potential of teamfight but overall you can win easily.”
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NixLychee says “You one shot him, and you can use your W to gap close if he tries to slow you with his wall. You can also block his ultimate.”
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PsiGuard says “Unfortunately, this champ is overpowered currently and he can carry the game even if you kill him several times. He does a ton of damage, outfarms you and outscales you. Try to abuse him if he mispositions since he has no escapes.”
The Nocturnomicon by PsiGuard | Nocturne Player
KhaZix Mains says “[6/10] Another matchup where it can be decided based on your proactivity. If you let Karthus farm up and don’t pressure him/lanes early-game, then you may struggle as the game progresses. Look to place aggressive wards whenever you can, and try to get early ganks off before he reaches 6, also before he can pick up his core items since your base stats will be much more impactful early than his. Q evolve should be good to quickly DPS him but R can be a viable choice as well. Prioritize lethality items such as Ghostblade and Edge of Night instead of Cleaver in your build as long as there aren’t many tanks, so that you can deal with him quickly.”
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Veralion says “Nonthreatening. Karthus will probably stay in his own jungle playing farm simulator. You're fast enough to easily avoid his skittles. He can force your flash if he catches you in his W while yours is down, however, so respect him until it's available if you run into eachother in the early game. Post 6 he is easily gobbled up if you ever find him. If lane priority is favorable, feel free to go hunting. And make sure never to try to kill that one last camp if you're below 200 health. You never know when he may randomly ult. ”
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Agzer says “This jungler is a power farm jungler. Most of the time you'll have to ruin his first side. If he goes blue, you'll have to do red and go to his wolves or gromp. If he goes red, you should go to his blue. Put him behind as much as possible and farm his jungle. ”
SkellyBirb says “Karthus isn't mobile at all and can be one shot fairly easily.”
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Loul_60 says “If you can, try to nick his blue, if you can't, you've messed up. His early game is weak and he can't really gank, but you can't outfight him unless he's very low on mana. Late game he becomes stronger but so do you.”
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Happty says “Not really a problem, only thing is that if you're low, he can kill you with his R.”
FrickLillie says “He's only a problem because of his R. You may get fairly low from a lot of ganks and karthus can, therefore clean you up. If you fight him 1v1 he will lose very fast.”
Conq Crit Amumu by FrickLillie | Amumu Player
manco1 says “Karthus out farms you, out ganks you, out scales you, one shots you with 2 items. Literally just a better champ than you in the jungle. Just pray he dies a couple times and take off with a lead. Best of luck, Summoner. ”
metalhydra273 says “Dodge his q, stun him up, kill him easily. Not bad at all unless he's fed and chunking you hard. His w can be a nuisance but get past that and he has nothing to fight you off if you can kill him quick enough.”
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ZucccMain says “You can easily proc Phase Rush and just run around him and deny his slow.”
Ultimate Speed Kayn by ZucccMain | Kayn Player
League Of Cursed says “Not that much experience with this matchup, but what I have fought has leaned towards a skill matchup. If you know how to clear jungle more efficiently than he could, which shouldn't be too hard, then you can win objective control. ”
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MetaSolaray says “Minor threat if Gold and below. High Elo Karthus are more adapt at hitting Q's on targets with mobility spells and Udyr just runs slightly faster. Take aftershock and unflinching and try to catch him doing a camp. Never run directly at him and build bruiser as he will aim to teamfight. Invade him often to avoid him attempting to powerfarm gold and XP.”
Melyn says “Shove him in early and invest in early boots to dodge his Qs. Getting a zhonya's later in the game can be very effective into his ult. Make sure to spam ping when he hits level 6 so your team knows he may ult. ”
Dopamine_influx says “Karthus is a "tempo jungler", meaning he looks to powerfarm. Watch out, as a good karthus will invade you the second he sees you on the map, if your camps are up. Look to invade, you're stronger, but you need to dodge a few Qs. Look to fight for scuttles. Don't randomly invade, only do it when you know where he is.”
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reganakers says “I wouldn't pick Graves against a heavy AP comp, because he is very squishy, and his E armor becomes useless.”
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FrozenKnight says “His ult procs his DH stacks so as the game progresses he'll do more dmg. Honestly he out damages you almost all levels.”
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Xeldom says “Favorable match-up. Maintain a lead against Karthus and you will be able to one-shot him almost all game until he gets zhonyas. His strength is in his ability to clear camps. Keep in mind of his ults before ganking.”
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AsparWild says “this guy starves for mana early and is pretty much similar to you. just keep some distance.”
DarkArbalist613 says “His Single Target dmg on his Q can hurt, but just dodge his Wall of Pain to not be slowed and have you magic resistance shredded. Your ult can counteract his, and your mobility and speed can let you kite out his abilities.”
AWierdShoe says “My personal ban. Karthus outscales you HARD late-game, and his AP damage will make Swiss cheese out of you in teamfights. Your only chance is to invade him super early as he has the fastest but unhealthiest clear out of all the junglers in LoL. If you don't grab a hard lead the game will be over.”
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Comrade Eshgrim says “It's not likely that you will see him in low elo, but if so, invade vigorously and keep hopping out of his Qs. Counter his ult with yours.”
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nextonetwo says “One of the only jg's YOU can invade. he wants to full clear and he normally starts blue, so if you don't see any available ganks after red side clear, go blue and go to his red and kill him, should be around there somewhere”
AP Amumu Jungle by nextonetwo | Amumu Player
nextonetwo says “One of the only jg's YOU can invade. he wants to full clear and he normally starts blue, so if you don't see any available ganks after red side clear, go blue and go to his red and kill him, should be around there somewhere”
AP Amumu Jungle by nextonetwo | Amumu Player
FreefallPH says “Just dump this guy by engaging him in his jungle at early levels.”
GhostReaper87 says “Early game very week and does full clear to reach lvl 6. You can invade his camps and get out before laners react. You can get drags easily and rift hearlds. You can also steal drags with q+smite and karthus cant out smite that.However his lvl 6 global ult can be devastating and can get kills. He scales extremely well, I recommend to build some mr or he can just pop you if you get 30% hp.”
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Kamisore says “Invade him as much as possible because if he farms enough and you happen to get to late game, he'll just skill on your team by pressing R and deleting everyone.”
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Hide on Nidalee says “Just invade him and destroy his early game, is a free kill for you”
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One Stab says “Try to set him behind early and snowball. Don't let him scale. ”
Bit00 says “Early game he is a tiny threat but late game can hurts.”
Heihro EUNE says “free kill, you can actually dodge all his abilities!”
FerocityLAS says “Imagine Amumu with no actual CC other than a slow, that also is a squishy champion and has no escapes. This is a gift from gods.”
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Luzyni says “Anyone uses Karthus mid, but is very. very easy, maybe easier than swain. In the Jg invade him, its very asy to you in the jungle too”
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Phantasm0571 says “Karthus isa big trouble. Adding to that Karthus farms his Jungle really quickly, so maybe he could invade you early on”
RZEMgub9r says “Gank runes He has better clear but gets low during his first clear, invade him”
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Flux31 says “Karthus can be a hassle to be against since he can scale greatly and needs farm. Be sure to find opportunities to invade his jungle and deny him any camps. Once it's late game and he has levels and items be ready for a long fight.”
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WickedPoppet says “Not that much experience with this matchup, but what I have fought has leaned towards a skill matchup. If you know how to clear jungle more efficiently than he could, which shouldn't be too hard, then you can win objective control.”
Fiddlesticks Guide by WickedPoppet | Fiddlesticks Player
IM NOT TOXIC says “Rush boots of swiftness, not a big deal. ”
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Kexx97 says “one of the better matchups, you can invade him in earlier phases, as he is weak early.”
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LuxTheGreyWarden says “Read below in the matchup section for more info!”
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Loggit says “Spook him and he can't actually hurt you.”
Sorrowful Prince says “The definition of lane difference creates jungle difference. If you've got 3 loosing lanes you can't punish him and he will just go for 10cs/minute while "counterganking" his winning lane with one button. In this case your only hope is catching him offguard later on and bursting him down. On the other hand if you get winning lanes or the winning lanes are evenly distributed you can abuse your lane prios to fk him up in his jungle really hard while ganking your strong side. Honestly if you go Tiamat you can play Camille like you would have Nidalee in this case. Herald is really good against Karthus because missing towers force him to give up camps to avoid getting invaded which gives you bonus ressources.”
Crazy Fly Camille Jungle by Sorrowful Prince | Camille Player
Balintvezer says “Easy matchup. You will one tap him! Take care about his ult, don't be in low hp or buy zhonya.”
EXTREME SHYVANA -AP CARRY by Balintvezer | Shyvana Player
Ehxakt says “He does alot of damage to you when u dont stack mr. Be careful of his passiv and avoid it.”
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TrevorJayce says “This champion, although weak early, can become a bit of a problem late game after he builds Zhonyas and gets a little bit of AP, as with one button press he can ensure that your entire team has 2/3s HP disadvantage in fights. He's pretty easy to handle if put behind though.”
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Fabosch is Love says “You can catch him easily in early game, but don't forget that he scales really hard. You have to denie him with calculated invade.”
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Akja says “Most of the times you'll try to do an invade, so junglers with great lvl 1 like Karthus are a big trouble. Adding to that Karthus farms his Jungle really quickly, so maybe you won't have enough time to farm the Scuttler before he gets there”
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KajiKumihoAkukei says “Karthus isn't a really big threat to you. He will most likely just be hard farming in the early game until he reaches level 6. If you get the chance to invade him and take some camps or even take his life you should really take the opportunity. ”
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KajiKumihoAkukei says “Karthus isn't a really big threat to you. He will most likely just be hard farming in the early game until he reaches level 6. If you get the chance to invade him and take some camps or even take his life you should really take the opportunity. ”
Kaji's Fiddlesticks Jungle ~ Carrying season 10 by KajiKumihoAkukei | Fiddlesticks Player
KajiKumihoAkukei says “Karthus isn't a really big threat to you. He will most likely just be hard farming in the early game until he reaches level 6. If you get the chance to invade him and take some camps or even take his life you should really take the opportunity. ”
Kaji's Fiddlesticks Jungle ~ Carrying season 10 by KajiKumihoAkukei | Fiddlesticks Player
Sanhulks says “CHAMPION MATCH UP. ✅ WARWICK 47 % WR✅ VS KARTHUS 53 % WR ”
Split King says “Karthus power farms the jungle and you cannot farm as fast as him. You can however use your early game to get a ganking advantage. ”
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Daedralus says “His constant ranged spam can be a problem if he manages to harass you safely. However, once on him, his damage is not enough to get over your healing, and your speed will make it quite difficult for him to hit you anyway. Your ult completely shuts him down, and due to his mobility, flash is his only chance. By using your E, you are also likely to survive his ultimate even after he is dead and you can no longer use him for HP.”
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BlindKidNoThumbs says “Out farms you quite hard and can counter jungle you quite well if you show. Try and duel him early or get a huge lead otherwise your doomed.”
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Fabosch is Love says “You have a really better early game, but he can earn some free kills on the map. Just get a Maw against him, no choice.”
The Monkey King in Jungle by Fabosch is Love | Wukong Player
The Top Bear says “JUNGLE: Karthus jungle is one of those picks that tries to farm, but is good at fighting people in certain scenarios. His q damage is pretty good early, so be careful where you engage him. The best strategy to attack him is trying to oneshot him from bushes. It is also advisable to be semi-close to a hoppable wall or a bomb plant to give yourself an escape after, as his passive makes it impossible to stick around and farm his camps after he dies. MID AND TOP: Here, you want to make sure to ward for people coming to help karth, then proceed to clap this man's cheeks early. He has no mobility, and he can't dodge well placed spears easily. Just keep moving and don't get caught being poked down. ADC: ADC and SUP: Karthus is the same as solo laning, other than that he has a support to protect him. However, you have to watch out for the support distracting you are cc'ing you. If you start getting nailed by karthus, things get a bit tricky. Remember though, your main goal is to stamp out karthus and not give him the chance to be ahead.”
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Liibron says “Karthus is the easiest match up. Try to invade him early as he is very weak and by killing him/taking his camps you will put him extremely behind. Dodge his Q with your Q. His ultimate should never kill you since your ultimate is on a lower cooldown.”
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SpecterZX says “Free Win 100% 0 Danger Live in his Jungle and you win.”
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Kekwarim says “Early on you can beat him, unless he hits every single q on you, which probably wont happen.”
SirEdgeLordYi says “crush him hard early so he does not get near mid or late game!”
orangepenguinhead says “Make sure to take advantage of his pre-6 weakness. He has no CC just a a lot of damage. If you can put him behind, this is a free matchup. ”
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KitsyMamori says “Just go ham on him at level 6 and don't stay isolated.”
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OGPOTATOJEFFSHACO says “invade. nothing he can do”
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ATrain001 says “Can't do much to you if you slow him down.”
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NightSoar says “Easy Peazy, just remember to dodge his Qs, use your resets to get out of his passive, and your E to get the dmg reduction from his Ulti.”
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ImAceee says “If he meets you first your 6 in jungle its gonna be hard escaping him because of his q's and w's. If you are vs him try to not use w for moving in jungle and use the snowball for escaping from him.”
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Aizenvolt says “Generaly easy lane. He cant do much against you. Just avoid his q and poke and you will kill him eventually.”
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Grap3fest says “Not as high as Ekko- but similar issue with the dark harvest procs. Just kill him and run away quickly!”
Poro_King says “Ideal matchup, zero mobility, once he gets stunned you can kill him without your ludens echo”
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0kruemlmonster says “Can't do much, you do everything better than him. While fighting him, don't just simply auto attack him, kite him a little bit and don't let him hit free Qs on you.”
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eastya says “This champ is a poor excuse for a jungler. You simply destroy this guy by just being on the opposite team.”
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Havewyouseenmycaw says “karthus has to ability to power farm and he will be a lot more impactful then you in team fights and throughout the game. I usually try to rush level 6 and impact the map as much as possible to snow ball before karthus has time to scale”
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DonaldBinBaggin says “His early game is relatively weak. Look to invade him when safe/possible. Dodge his R with your R.”
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KingStix says “Brand has better level 3 ganks and a better power spike mid game. Hourglass also hard counters Karthus.”
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HackedAccountlol says “His E deals a ton of damage if you are 1v1ing him. You can still kill him if you have enough damage to burst him down and get out alive. You can try to counter jungle him, and leave one monster to delay his camp spawn since he mostly relies on hitting 6 and pressing R. DODGE Q since it deals alot of damage to an isolated target.”
Kayn Jungle by HackedAccountlol | Kayn Player
Mkcls says “It' all about dodging his q's. Later on, he can oneshot while dead, so try to end game ASAP. Consider early Herald. GA is good option. If you feel confident, try to 1 vs 1 early. ”
Twitch Jungle To Gold by Mkcls | Twitch Player
Simphoria says “Karthus himself won't typically kill us, but he loves to power farm. To prevent Karthus from scaling you have to invade his jungle often. Steal camps and try to abuse the fact he's squishy. Unfortunately, Sejuani is not good at either of these. Karthus also scales really well. While he isn't a direct threat to us, Sej cannot abuse Karthus' weaknesses very well. The only advantage is the ability to pick or engage once 6, as our team can easily burst him when he's stunned. ”
The Complete Sejuani Guide by Simphoria | Sejuani Player
shaundasschaf says “He actually can't do anything. Really squishy. Kill him and always meditate when you see his ult late game, as it will deal tons of damage then.”
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spark2 says “Karthus is the freest kill you'll ever get. Dash in, proc your passive and run out of his E before he knows what happened. If he catches you in his W, try to either dash again or move unpredictably. He's a danger to your team come late game, but he's the easiest lane you'll ever have.”
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Asothin says “Very easy match up. Low health and mobility. Farm him.”
Revert Urgot. by Asothin | Urgot Player
today ill feed enemy team says “The only thing you need to do it's invade him, he is more immobile than you, just active ghost and f*ck him up.”
The WIP Godyr Low Elo Guide [TOP AND JG] by today ill feed enemy team | Udyr Player
csedi1337 says “he can kill you after u killed him. thats bad :D”
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GROFITEER says “Extremely high AP damage, combo'd with a global ulti and things like dark harvest will get you killed. even when you think the fight is over, he can just ult you and it's game over. the only way to kill him would be to cc him and let aftershock block some of his damage as you whittle away at his hp.”
Rammus but he hit twice [8.24] by GROFITEER | Rammus Player
SirZeros says “Karthus is pretty special. It's hard to win against him the first games. You just have to get sure, your team knows, that Karthus is in the game! If you see him going back, watch if one of your teammates is lowlife. If yes: Follow him and Stun or Ult him. I recommend you to not save your Ult for later, if you can't stun him. It's just not worth! If he wants to harass you with his Q, farm under tower and call your jungler to gank. Since he hasn't got any mobility or hard cc, it should be easy to shut him up/down ;)”
CryAwake says “Build mercury treads and completely demolish him a stun against a wall is almost always a death unless he uses flash. ”
Bruiser Poppy Jungle (In-Depth) by CryAwake | Poppy Player
Hamstertamer says “I'm putting only the difficult matchups on this list so you know what to ban/avoid, everything else is not a problem.”
Hamster's guide to Karthus jungle by Hamstertamer | Karthus Player
Yuki H. says “Although he is an AP champ, he has no mobility and is very squishy. During the early stages of the game, it is very easy to kill Karthus, but this matchup really boils down to how well you dodge his Q's.”
[9.21] The Return of the Jungle King by Yuki H. | Graves Player
Hamstertamer says “GET EDGE OF NIGHT IT BLOCKS HIS ULTIMATE COMPLETELY DON'T BUY SILLY ITEMS LIKE MAW AGAINST KARTHUS. Also one of the few junglers you can beat 1v1. Abuse him when ahead.”
Hamster's guide to Twitch jungle by Hamstertamer | Twitch Player
ElerMain says “Can burst you but has to land skillshots. No way of escaping”
Evelynn - Agony's Embrace (9.21 Guide) by ElerMain | Evelynn Player
Andante Tempo Jungle says “Power-farms and relies on being one of the strongest junglers that still hasn't been nerfed too hard. You can abuse him in his jungle, but don't get too carefree or else he'll win by doing way too much damage and having his ultimate.”
Comprehensive Guide of Udyr Builds and Playstyles by Andante Tempo Jungle | Udyr Player
HKRV says “He's slow as hell and can't stop the fast Popper, just beware of his ultimate and thats all you should be concerned.”
4by3 says “This champion is really annoying, as he outduels you as a control mage WITH a faster clear. Shaco has very bad base MR. It's funny that he will be squishy but when you kill him it would probably end up being a 1 for 1 since his passive will end up killing you. Shaco doesn't have an escape and you'll be slowed and have to tank all his Qs while in his E which is just absolutely crazy.”
[9.19] AD Jungle | 4by3's Indepth Shaco Guide by 4by3 | Shaco Player
TOYOism says “Duel him when his E is off, play around your boxes and dodge his Q's. EZPZ”
Bagmeus says “Just invade him at lvl 2 or 3, you can almost one-shot him at lvl 3, You can block his r ”
KhaZix Mains says “[5/10] Another matchup where it can be decided based on your proactivity. If you let Karthus farm up and don’t pressure him/lanes early-game, then you may struggle as the game progresses. Look to place aggressive wards whenever you can, and try to get early ganks off before he reaches 6, also before he can pick up his core items since your base stats will be much more impactful early than his. Q evolve should be good to quickly DPS him but R can be a viable choice as well. Prioritize lethality items such as Ghostblade and Edge of Night instead of Cleaver in your build as long as there aren’t many tanks, so that you can deal with him quickly.”
testplsignore by KhaZix Mains | Kha'Zix Player
MrPuggles says “ Karthus is easy enough if you know what you're doing. Don't invade him as it is pretty much a skill matchup for Xin Zhao. Karthus may invade you. If he does, have one of your laners help kill him unless you have more health than him. His teamfights are decently strong, but not OP. Try to snowball as best as possible and you should be able to melt him. Don't let him get ahead or suffer the consequences.”
[9.17]Xin Zhao - A Guide For Low Elo (In-Depth Matchups) by MrPuggles | Xin Zhao Player
SexyKungFu says “REAL PAIN BECAUSE HE RUINS YOUR TEAMFIGHT POWER WHILE FORCING YOU TO TEAMFIGHT BECAUSE OF THE SHEER PRESENCE HE BRINGS. SCALES ABOUT 0.75X AS HARD AS JAX. EVEN WITH ADAPTIVE HELM HE WILL POP YOU WITH 5 Q'S BECAUSE OF HIS MAGIC RESISTANCE SHRED AND PERMANENT AOE. HIS ULT LOWERS YOUR SPLITPUSH POWER AS WELL. THANK GOD KARTHUS IS BORING.”
Maltz says “After Karthus nerfs this patch he is way worse in jungle, he has same midgame but has a harder time snowballing. You have better ganks, slightly worse clear but you can kill him whenever you see him”
Intello says “Karthus is seeing more play in the jungle. The important thing to know is how his q works. His Q has a very very low cooldown (1 second) and it'll spawn a bubble that'll pop and do damage. If the bubble only hits one person then it does 2x damage. When fighting him, you can burst him down but your main focus is sidestepping his bubble spawns. If you avoid his bubble pops then it's an easy fight. ALSO DO NOT FORGET HIS PASSIVE. When he dies he can still cast spells so if you kill him make sure to get away from his body. If you're far away enough he'll be useless. If he ults you, time your Serpah's Item shield to protect you. ”
[9.16] - Ryze Jg - Fear the Tall Smurf by Intello | Ryze Player
Xavier Senori says “One of Cassiopeia's easiest matchups. You outharass and out DPS him ten times over. Make his laning phase a living hell because he scales in a fashion very similar to you. Harass him whenever possible, and don't be afraid to trade with him, as you should win all 1v1 trades. Consider buying a zhonya's mid game to counter his ultimate. ”
In-Depth Competitive Cassiopeia Guide - With Comet Cassio! by Xavier Senori | Cassiopeia Player
Yzroma says “If you don't invade him early he will be more useful than you even if he takes no risk.”
[9.15] 980k Diamond OTP Vi guide by Yzroma | Vi Player
Yzroma says “Tente de counter jungle assez rapidement dans la partie. Tu auras besoin de ton red pour le tuer. Chasse-le un maximum.”
[FR 9.15] 980k Diamant OTP Vi Guide by Yzroma | Vi Player
The Jhin Cena says “If he's an AP Tank then he can be a bit harder to kill. However if he's squishy, you shouldn't have much trouble. If you see him channeling his ult, remember that you can stun it to prevent him from finishing it. Also his passive can be a bit annoying, so remember to juke your way out of range after you kill him.”
AP/Health Jungle Amumu: In Depth Guide by The Jhin Cena | Amumu Player
Leapus says “Easy. Just run away after, he can finish you with his passive. Annoying moment.”
[9.14] Shaco Jungle Guide - Why so Anxious ? by Leapus | Shaco Player
Jungle Kings Rage says “Crit Build 1 Shot Her She Cant Do Anything GGEZ. Watch Out For His Passive Though!”
In Depth Solo Carry Penta Yi Guide S9!(Updating Soon) by Jungle Kings Rage | Master Yi Player
Toad12138 says “He is immobile, has little cc, the perfect target to either assassinate as blue or slaughter as Rhaast. You only have to be careful of early game fights since he is pretty strong and at lvl 6, he has his ultimate.”
[9.12] "Sure, Why Not"; Kayn Jungle (Unfinished2 by Toad12138 | Kayn Player
Sammystinky says “90/10. Worst matchup. You can't invade him and by the time you get level 3 he is level 4. The entire game you are playing behind a beast of a late game champ. ”
AgreeableOtter says “Karthus is a free lane he cannot stop you from getting onto him he will outrade you lvl 1-2 if he uses his abilities on you only. But this will leave him with no mana So you get a free lane afterwards lategame karthus wins from you as killing him in a teamfight wont make much of a difference”
Duelist Zed by AgreeableOtter | Zed Player
noolan says “Again, I have never personally played against a Karthus. But, he is rated number Kats easiest champion to play against. Your mobility should be too much for him to handle.”
The Best Katarina Guide [In Progress] by noolan | Katarina Player
Shderen says “Well, this comes down to the age-old gimmick matchup. He ults, you ult. He pokes, you poke harder. His range is pretty much your range. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. His trades will likely entice you to get in close range to avoid his Wall, leading to a potential jungle gank on you but that's situational.”
Bielu1337 says “He's not very fast, easy to catch him with skillshots, then you can go all-in because he's squishy.”
[S9] Lux Jungle works by Bielu1337 | Lux Player
nZk01 says “Can be annoying in high elo, in Low elo very easy to fight against.”
[9.8] Tahm Kench Jungle Guide - Unbench the Kench by nZk01 | Tahm Kench Player
Larby says “Invade this dude as much as safely possible if you get a lead. He can't trade with your burst. The worst thing you can do against a Karthus jungle is allow them to farm and unleash hellfire with their global R. Take camps from him, keep him tracked, keep him behind.”
Twist21 says “Better at teamfighting but if you manage to dodge some of his q's you beat him so easily in a 1v1 or 2v2.”
Season 9[9.8] Jungle Jax Guide. by Twist21 | Jax Player
Jomickies says “Karthus is the opposite of Kindred. He does not pose a threat to you in skimishes/teamfights. However, he hard counters you because engaging on him is pointless. His passive allows him to deal massive amounts of damage, even if you kill him. This makes it very hard to engage him and if you ignore him your team will die to him. I recommend trying to either pick him or try to kill him later in the team fight as he cannot cast his ultimate near you because he can be CC'd out of the animation.”
Prove your worth - Diamond Sejuani Guide by Jomickies | Sejuani Player
nZk01 says “Very easy Matchup, just start Topside and Invade him, he can't really fight nor runaway from you.”
[9.7] Udyr Jungle - 1v9 Godyr by nZk01 | Udyr Player
woofpack3 says “he's probably just gonna scale harder than you. he's one of the few junglers you can duel and gank better than tho”
Morgana Jungle by woofpack3 | Morgana Player
AmericanNa says “Again another easy lane. generally though if hes a jungle and he starts doing well i get a banshees. Had a Karthus very recently hit me for 1400 with banshees.”
[Patch 9.4] Vel'Koz AP Carry Mid Guide by AmericanNa | Vel'Koz Player
Tipurrs says “Suicide champ. Too squishy and can get you fed so fast. He's lategame is good though, if it gets to late game. get behind your minions as it diminishes his early poke.”
Found Him! Patch 9.2 Annie Guide by Tipurrs | Annie Player
Finish Flash says “Easy to jump on, difficult to kill. Good Karthus players will take Exhaust vs Fizz. If this is the case, you must burn that summoner cooldown before fully committing for an all-in kill. Engage with either E or Q, but use the other ability to escape once he uses it defensively. Karthus will usually sit back and farm max range with Q, making you opt for an E engage more. Be careful when extending trades with Karthus as he will generally win with his higher DPS. This is a very tricky matchup as you have to do enough short trades with the right timing to threaten a kill onto him, bait out his defensive summoners, then look for the kill. Note that your E can be used to dodge Karthus's R.”
Finish Flash's Diamond Tier Guide to Fizz by Finish Flash | Fizz Player
GodFizzJungle says “Easy, once you get Trinity Force, you can easily just ult him and combo him, since you are fairly tanky you can get out of his passive alive, if he ults you just trickster. Make sure he gets no crab, pressure him early in the jungle, you should be able to dodge most of his Q's.”
(S9) BALLSDEEP Predator Fizz Jungle by GodFizzJungle | Fizz Player
Arso234 says “as a new meta champ in jg karthus is really fucking strong against u in early jg. (but not in late game)”
[9.3] VOLIBEAR "LET NONE SURVIVE" by Arso234 | Volibear Player
SpicySkelleton says “You may not know it but JG Karthus is pretty good once he get's going. Don't try to int him, especially if you're alone. He's going to go AP no matter what so go for Anti-AP and you should be fine.”
Jungle Malphite.... It oddly works (sort of) by SpicySkelleton | Malphite Player
LOLabbesnabbe says “Lmao he aint gonna hit shit u be fast as lil torpedo dud.”
Rammus MOVEMENT SPEED build LOLabbesnabbe by LOLabbesnabbe | Rammus Player
undeadsoldiers says “Step around his Qs and push him in. He can't CS under tower very well due to his clunky autos, so you'll force him to burn mana to last hit. You can end his ult channel with your E if he isn't in his passive. Just generally poke and burst him to death - he's extremely vulnerable to burst.”
MattBoyj says “With Nocturnes spell shield available, it is impossible to get hit with his Ult.”
Nocturne S9 Carry Guide by MattBoyj | Nocturne Player
macspam says “Immobile champ without hard CC. Dodge his Qs and use your stopwatch against his ult. Go for kills if you want but at minimum take the free farm lane.”
The waddling nuke by macspam | Veigar Player
Seby88 says “He is a even threat because Kassadin's Q can cancel his R. that if Kassadin is in range or Karthus is not in his passive ”
How to actually play Kassadin by Seby88 | Kassadin Player
FeelToxicMan says “No one counters this amazing build.”
Fast Boy Karthus by FeelToxicMan | Karthus Player

Bottom Lane (18%) Karthus Bottom Lane Counters: 15,638 matches, 27 counter champions

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

tokyodamonsta says “Great ADC into karthus!”
[SEASON 10] Xayah High Elo Guide! by tokyodamonsta | Xayah Player
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 by yers | Syndra 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
LupinTheCat says “This is a joke He ultimates, you ultimate”
Soraka's hurricane. god bless the ds by LupinTheCat | Soraka Player
Hidrogear says “Get a good combo and run after his death!”
[S9.11] Kogmaw for the win! by Hidrogear | Kog'Maw 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
OtaBerserker says “ONLY YOURSELF IS THE HIGHEST TREATH!!!”
Karthus ADC Dark Harvest / God of Death by OtaBerserker | Karthus 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 (7%) Karthus Middle Lane Counters: 5,878 matches, 50 counter champions

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Polarshift says “He shouldn't be able to kill you. 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.”
Drewmatth Taliyah says “Start Doran + 2 Pots if 1) You think you can outplay her and hit your W's to generate a kill at levels 3-5 or 2) You think she will burst you down post 6 (get an extra ring). Start Corrupting if you think you will not hit your W's (or you will get poked down) and you rely more on wave clear/spammy poke (you will be way more squisher but more durable -- this is recommended if you are sure you will not get hit by CC spells and instantly die). Be careful of isolated Q (just like Kha'Zix). Play around minions and try to get a full combo on him. Remember if you kill him to back away as soon as possible because of his passive. Always keep in mind that he can ult when you are low hp or your team, so use pings to communicate. Ping when he makes level 6 so your team knows that an ult might come. Roam but keep in mind that if he has ult he will use it. Try to go for the kill as often as possbile. Play with Ignite and get a stopwatch if you want to deny at least an ult.”
TALIYAH PRIMER: Ultimate Guide to Taliyah MID by Drewmatth by Drewmatth Taliyah | Taliyah 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.”
[10.19] eiensiei's guide to Lux | Mid by eiensiei | Lux Player
Sylvan Lore says “Although he does do lots of damage, his skillshots are easy to dodge and he has no cc. I find this matchup quite easy as long as you can outthink the Karthus and dodge his Q spam. You should be able to bully him early, and burst him out nearly instantly mid and late game. He cant do much against a banshee veil, but you can just go full damage on him and be much more impactful. Recommend: Barrier and Dmg Build”
[10.19] Command: Attack - One Trick Orianna Mid by Sylvan Lore | Orianna 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 10.19 MID/TOP Iron to diamond by PlayCabex | Vladimir Player
sweodigaming says “Low hp, just burst him to death. You have to have some faker game juice ready so you can dodge like a pro. Go perfect timing so he can not get a free kill when you kill him at level 6/7”
[10.19] the Dark Child - All Viable Roles and Runes by sweodigaming | Annie Player
7daysko says “Really Squishy, he needs to get up close if he wants to do serious damage, which favours you hard. A good Karthus will farm with Q and wait for late game however, try to prevent that.”
FalleN3 says “He is very squishy and which makes it very easy for you to burst him down and get fed against him in lane. He's a good enough lategame champion though so he will eventually hurt. Try to get fed from him, Roam and end the game as early as possible :)”
Annie Mid | FalleN3's Guide to Annie by FalleN3 | Annie Player
Phrxshn says “Dodge his Lay Waste(Q) and you should have a very easy time out-trading Karthus. Never engage under his Wall of Pain(W) as you will expect decreased magic resistance and movement speed.(Recommended Items: Rylai's Scepter, Boots of Swiftness or Mercury's Treads) (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Singed) (Fling cancels his Requiem)”
Phrxshn's Guide To Singed by Phrxshn | Singed Player
Scyrine says “he's pretty squishy and with how agile you are it'll be hard for him to hit a skillshot. dodge everything he throws on you and play aggressive. ”
SCYRINE'S OTP GUIDE TO CARRYING WITH AKALI by Scyrine | Akali Player
FalleN3 says “Man this champion is just annoying but you should have no problem against him. You are mobile enough to dodge his (Q). He has no escape and you can leap over his wall with your (E). He is squishy and easy for you to all in. You can dodge his ultimate if you time your (E) correctly and use it just as his ult is about to pop off. Late game he can do a lot of damage to your entire team with his ultimate. Be sure to type in chat to your team when he hits level 6 to let them know he has utli ready.”
Fizz Mid | FalleN3's Guide to Fizz by FalleN3 | Fizz Player
Dr Eggmund says “Hate him, ideally wait for ganks and all in him then. Otherwise experiment with the Karthus with a few Qs when you play against him. If you get a feel for how much damage you can do and how much you can take you will know when to kill him. Build Spirit Visage if scared and behind otherwise go normal build with Abyssal Scepter for more poke and damage.”
Vladimir《Patch 10.19》: The Skies Will Rain Red by Dr Eggmund | Vladimir Player
Glasletter says “All of his kill potential is in his slow and his ult, both of which you can shield away.”
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.”
[10.19] 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.”
[10.19] Aegox's Zoe Guide For Beginners by Aegox | Zoe 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.”
[10.19] Fuzzmonkey's LeBlanc Guide - Always win lane 100% by Fuzzmonkey | LeBlanc Player
AP WormMaW Mid says “For Karthus, it's really important to not get harassed too much in early. A lot of Karthus players are trying to go on your face and spam their Q on you in order to drop you down. If it happens, it's quite good to get some jungle ganks if possible, otherwise this lane might turn into nightmare. On the other hand, once when you hit level 6, you can mostly use your combo on him and kite him in your E because once again, he has to walk up to you if he wants to do something. In that moment, you are the one who dictates the rules of trading. For lategame it's quite good to have Banshee against him or Zhonya to avoid his ults, otherwise you might have a lot of problems to survive in teamfights, since your ult can chunk you down really badly with high amounts of AP.”
[S10] WormMaW's Guide for AP Kogmaw (build for ADC included) by AP WormMaW Mid | Kog'Maw Player
Yuki H. says “Really depends on your ability to dodge Karthus' Qs. Nothing much to comment on here. You can dodge his ult with your ult as well.”
[10.19] Zed + Matchups by Yuki H. | Zed Player
RedFire2055 says “It's an hard poke/push mage , rly hard to fight 1v1 , and also if you win the matchup he can kill you from dead or using his ultimate . Harass him if you can . Skill Matchup.”
Brand The Fire God by RedFire2055 | Brand Player
Impossible2Gank says “Should be an easy matchup depending on how well you dodge his Q's. Your ult can be used to dodge his as well making your engage all that more effective.”
[10.19] SHACO AP & HYBRID OFF-META GUIDE FOR MID LANE by Impossible2Gank | Shaco Player
OverjarlZane says “lol. Just bully him.”
[10.19] The Jarls Midcian by OverjarlZane | Lucian Player
I count to seven says “Easy laning phase like the rest of the game. he's less mobile than you so it shouldn't be hard to dodge his Q”
10.19 | Syndra Guide ~ Power without limit! by I count to seven | Syndra Player
TheFwnK says “He could be annoying with his Q. But you can escape from his Ultimate just by pressing E. Press E when his Ultimate is close to explode. If you do it too early, you are a Sushi.”
Fizz's Bible - Assassinating enemies like a fish. by TheFwnK | Fizz Player
TimRhabey says “Karthus players generally int to use their passive to kill you, once he walks too far up just ult him under turret and ignite then use your bodyslam to go far away from him so he's not able to deal damage with his passive.”
Gragas Laner for Every Matchup | In Depth by TimRhabey | Gragas Player
Coldsong says “Karthus' Q is super easy to dodge with mobis, and he is super immobile and squishy. Be careful of his ult though. Getting an early EoN is really good into Karthus.”
[Season 10] - Coldsong's Talon Guide! by Coldsong | Talon Player
Fadedreformed says “Haven't played this yet but since karthus mid is meta now... Just juke his q's you can also cancel his r with your q”
Papzz says “Low mobility+Squishy.. the perfect match up for you. Buy zhonya's though for later”
God Tier Viktor Guide 10.19 by Papzz | Viktor Player
Proma says “Dshield Free lane. There isn't much he can really do if you engage on him.”
Reason97 says “He's a much bigger threat then some people first realize. He can machine gun his Q, his wall can pop your shield and slow you down, and his ult can hit you from literally anywhere. He can also clear out your minions pretty easy between his Q and E. ”
elnino9 says “He has nothing to counter your ult. His power is lane control/poking and he scales into late game - use your early aggression by punishing him when he over extends. A matchup Kat wins most of the time unless you don't do anything in lane and he recalls with HP/AP. Stopwatch is wise vs his ult after gunblade.”
SkellyBirb says “Karthus can't really burst you and will struggle to do almost anything. He can't really stop you from roaming, but he may out farm you and be a threat.”
[10.18] A Guide to Lich Bane Bard Mid! by SkellyBirb | Bard Player
laoshin3v3 says “Avoid his Q's and spare your W for his Ult”
[10.18] Lao's Vladimir - Kneel before Vlad by laoshin3v3 | Vladimir Player
Veralion says “HoB/beads. I never have many issues with Karthus, but not many people are really good with him. They prefer to just take him jungle, not have to deal with hitting Q in lane, AFK farm 200 CS, and press R for 4k damage in the lategame. You should be able to farm up just fine. Early boots are super valuable here; with your W you ought to be able to avoid all the skittles fairly easily. Taking a direct isolated hit seriously hurts though, so be careful. A confident Karthus could very easily force your flash if he catches you with a wall while your W is down. That’s the only way this really turns against you. Just farm, poke, and eat him at 6. He shouldn’t be able to do a damn thing about it and you'll kill him instantly. Don’t go in unless you’re full though; expect to take a ton of damage while retreating from his ghost. Just 2 or 3 skittle hits while you’re killing him and his ult will still get you. ”
AP Shyvana Mid: The Lizard Wizard by Veralion | Shyvana Player
RezoneVerified says “Can survive his ult with your ult pretty much everytime.”
[NEW PATCH 9.24 - [SEASON 9] - KOREAN ZILEAN! - WHAT UP I GO by RezoneVerified | Zilean Player
SnakeOnRiver says “Poke with Q, then just run him down when he have less then 60-70% hp. Conq for flat ap, Phase for easier running (wall).”
[10.17] The holy and blessed Cassiopeia guide! by SnakeOnRiver | Cassiopeia Player
ZwagLoL says “karthus ult is only thing scary about this matchup”
ZWAG BEST XERATH WORLD GUIDE by ZwagLoL | Xerath Player
GnarZing says “Take Comet or Lethal Tempo. If you get slowed by his wall, jump immediately, whether in or out. ”
Zing's Guide to Mid Gnar (10.16) (WIP) by GnarZing | Gnar Player
Brentonlop says “Easy. He is so squishy but avoid his Q on the ground.”
Brentonlop's In depth Leblanc Guide by Brentonlop | LeBlanc Player
Zoe Sparklepop says “Low Even As long as you sit in minion waves, you out poke him out but when you step out of the minion wave he will W and it'll get hard to dodge his Q so, you know, don't. ”
Mpegial says “Karthus isn't a very good enemy, the biggest pro he has is his range to poke you but, his spells are so slow it is easy to avoid, the biggest danger is that he could set up a gank by using his wall on you.”
The: How to be a Talon main by Mpegial | Talon Player
The PaIe King says “Sustain Karth Summoner Spells: Teleport/Flash---- Build Path: Rod of Ages, Sorcerers Shoes, Liandry's Torment, Rabadons Death Cap, Void Staff, Zhonya's Hourglass. ----Rune Page: Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transendence, Scorch, Prescence of Mind, Last Stand .---- ”
The Karthus Community Guide by The PaIe King | Karthus Player
snukumz says “Super easy in lane. You can poke him for tons of damage and combo and kill him easily. Get banshee's/zhonya's to dodge his ultimate since late game it can wreck you if he gets fed.”
CARRY ON MY SQUIDWARD SONNN! - VEL'KOZ MID GUIDE! by snukumz | Vel'Koz Player
1256 says “very ez dodge his qs and run it down, ppl are not spamming it mid for a reason, you cancel his ulti with your q electro”
galactic kassadin guide by 1256 | Kassadin Player
SicKitty says “lol cant fight ziggs ever.”
Death to all towers by SicKitty | Ziggs Player
Art1val says “Boring lane, most of the time after level 3 they just sit back and farm, if you land your e though he will either die from your all in or be forced to back. Build Zhonyas when facing him due to his ult.”
Canofsteak says “He never ganks so he has no pressure on the map”
GET OUT OF MY GAME STEPHEN by Canofsteak | Draven Player
Gageowago says “Keep close to minions and watch for his q. He is usually easy to hit with a charm because he is a large target but it is important to keep in mind that his passive lets him damage you after death so back away.”
[10.12] Ahri: The Charming Fox by Gageowago | Ahri Player
Debonair Karma says “Karthus has been a top tier pick for a long while now and he's definietly way stronger than Karma could ever be. Avoid playing Karma in this situation. Take barrier/teleport if it happens. Get Corrupting pot.”
A guide to Karma Mid [10.12] by Debonair Karma | Karma Player
BigFatCat909 says “Not at all a threat.”
Hunt Their Shadows by BigFatCat909 | Zed Player
Noodles912 says “Max Q in this lane. Play safe pre 6, then jump on him if he wastes his wall. Q if he ults. Your Q will soak a large portion of his R damage. Go mercs if you would like. Dodge his skillshots, and you win at 11.”
1v9 every game as Kassadin with Noodles912 by Noodles912 | Kassadin Player
Papapostolou says “Can i say gg already? The most easy match up. he is so squishy and and he is so slow, low mobility and his damage is so easy to dodge. ”
Guide to the Vlad God Patch 10.12 by Papapostolou | Vladimir Player
Lil Tidepod says “Karthus has about the same range as you, except his Q is a little bit farther. Let him blow his mana, as most Karthus's have to siphon through mana like crazy to stay competitive in the lane. Once he's down to about a quarter mana or lower, engage him, but make sure to continue to dodge his Q's. You'll easily win and maybe even pick up a kill.”
MartinMorningstar says “Squishy battlemage with negligible CC. You can kill him and E away his R on you or a teammate. Just stay out of his Q range once he is in passive. ”
Morgana Mid guide v1 by MartinMorningstar | Morgana Player
Noodles912 says “A good karthus will sit at range and harass you for every cs. Look to roam when you can, because you have fast and stronger waveclear. Look for burst trades when you can. If he plays far, you can Q to a minion to engage. Remember your E can dodge his R if timed right.”
Malmortious says “This guy is really easy, but be careful when going for riskier kills, because he can kill you with his passive either by ulting or pre-6 with his Q.”
Malmortious' Talon Guide by Malmortious | Talon Player
1Recycle Bin1 says “your early phase is too much for him, dodge his Q and poke him down, at level 3 you should be able to kill him easily since his health is low(base health)”
1Recycle Bin1 | Only Fools Hesitate!【10.8】 by 1Recycle Bin1 | Katarina Player
jster131 says “Just dodge his q's and all in him as much as you can early.”
HOW TO YAS LIKE A PRO by jster131 | Yasuo Player
Yas Yasu Yasuo says “Just dodge, his passive could be annoying and make sure don't get too low on HP, if you kill him, you may die as well. Get Hexdrinker when behind.”
E_IS_POWER says “Very easy matchup. Avoid getting hit by his Q's and if he run exhaust, only fight him after he has used it.”
SEASON 10 [10.7] YASUO GUIDE by E_IS_POWER | Yasuo Player
Gogicha55 says “Who Even plays Karthus Mid anymore”
Small And Simple Talon Guide by Gogicha55 | Talon Player
ekkologix says “easy matchup , u can go for all win after he gets about 60% or lower health and u have electrocute or dark havest up , 3 hit and kite his Q's.”
In-Depth Ekko Build Guide!! { Mid/Jg/Top } by ekkologix | Ekko Player
8wolf says “His short range and 0 mobility make him an easy target for poke. Just try to stay out of his range and deny him cs. If he gets too close, use e to put some distance between you. Repeat.”
MrRiots says “Starting Item: Dark seal + Potion Not a big threat at all. But has good range so can harass and damage you. If youre a new velkie, stay out of range.”
Holfzera says “Just dodge his Q's. Easy killable.”
Almost no Tiamat Talon by Holfzera | Talon Player
Gettsuu says “Ce mec est trop lent ,n'as aucun desh et est super weak. Vous avez gagnez votre lane gg a vous”
Tehqo says “Happy feet him. Zhonyas might help for his ult. He has 0 mobility. Push lane HARD, and he's going to cry under turret.”
Dgraider says “Keep on moving, maybe take celerity if you think you can't dodge all of his q's”
Rumbling in the 90s by Dgraider | Rumble Player
OhReflects says “Nothing is needed to be said about this but ya know he just threw the game for his team.”
[10.2] Katarina: The Blade Queen by OhReflects | Katarina Player
DravensBukkake says “Who plays this kid mid anymore? Jungle is meta.”
[S10] 10.1 - New Conq Azir - Combos, Builds, Runes, Matchups by DravensBukkake | Azir Player
MarkeleleYasuo says “Dont get hit by his q, always try to kill him, karthus is useless while behind, if he gets ahead you still win 1v1 as long as you dodge his q's”
S10 Yasuo Midlane Guide by MarkeleleYasuo | Yasuo Player
HeisendongNA says “Don't bother placing your turrets, it's free gold and mana for him: better just max W and try to poke him down and maybe got a kill. Place turrets to combo with W or E.”
[9.23] [S10 CHALLENGER] Heisendong's Guide ~ Raise Your What by HeisendongNA | Heimerdinger Player
Tayna says “Who plays Karthus lol you can destroy him don't worry”
IceBite says “kill him over and over again with your jungler.”
[Season 10] Master Katarina Guide by IceBite | Katarina Player
Tarael says “Since you don't need to stop to hit him, his q spells are really hard to hit. ”
[9.22] Aggressive Aurelion Sol Mid Build by Tarael | Aurelion Sol Player
Tchouvline says “Can destroy you at level 1. He have better range than you, better poke than you. DO not try to engage Karthus without your jungler.”
[9.21] Middlesticks, a genius pick ! (including matchups !) by Tchouvline | Fiddlesticks Player
Noirubilac says “Bully with flay, look to all in after chipping at 6. (Don't freeze, Gankable)”
Thresh Mid and Top / Resale Kayle by Noirubilac | Thresh Player
Euphoric Toaster says “He can clear your turrets pretty easily with his Q so its a little annoying. His ultimate also forces you to build Zhonyas to prevent him from executing you with it anytime you get low. Hes not too bad outside of those factors but he does negate a lot of your power early on. Heimer can also have a lot more teamfight presence than Karthus since your RE outranges all of his kit besides his ult.”
[9.21] S8/S9 Diamond - Midlane Heimerdinger - In-Depth Guide by Euphoric Toaster | Heimerdinger Player
SeeEl says “Okay, so this ones a little weird. A really good karthus can be extremely annoying to deal with, especially those that are happy to die and trade 1 for 1 while simultaneously denying you the wave with his passive. His level 1 is tremendous with electrocute so respect his damage and try play around your minions because you take less damage when you're not hit by his q as a single target. Respect his w slow as it shreds MR and watch his q+e electrocute combo. If you play the lane safe and get your items he will be beat harder than when his uncle beat him especially post ludens/6. You literally auto-win super late game, and buying boots early as well as MR can definitely be your option depending on enemy jungler.”
-- by SeeEl | Orianna Player
Big Shawn says “Usually you should be good. Karthus is not mobile, meaning you can abuse your mobility against him.”
Yasuo | The Unforgiven - Big Shawn's Mid lane Guide by Big Shawn | Yasuo Player
Fox1ne says “His harassment is really strong level 1,but trying to sidestep his q makes it great opportunity to trade him early levels,you just have to cosplay happy feet.”
Fox1ne | #5 Ahri world otp | Art of mid lane by Fox1ne | Ahri Player
Keop O Darkin says “kill everytime u can, don't let him farm.”
[Season 9] Best Fast Jarvan IV Mid Guide by Keop O Darkin | Jarvan IV Player
ZenonZeni says “Karthus I would consider as the weakest champ in this matchup. Dodge his q's and poke with q and w till low then kill him when you are at full hp. Avoid fighting him when low since his ult will kill you instantly without shield or ally help.”
Ahri Mid - Season 9 - Updated Seasonally by ZenonZeni | Ahri Player
Vispectra says “Another annoying match up due to having to dance around his Q but I max E in this match up due to the free charges he generates from Q spam. This gives you a fair amount of wave clear to push back. Be sure to try to cancel his ult with your Q although most Karthus players wait until they've died. Shouldn't be too much trouble to lane against him.”
Massadin Guide season 9 for mid lane! (9.17) by Vispectra | Kassadin Player
Potato Power says “Working on a update for Vs. Champions”
Xerath MID - [Analysing enemies] by Potato Power | Xerath Player
Michelaengelo says “Whoever is more aggressive early wins. Just keep in mind for ganks.”
[9.15] IN DEPTH Karthus mid guide 65% winrate by Michelaengelo | Karthus Player
quinniston says “Dodge his Q's and you're good. ”
Pumparum says “Karthus doesn't have to mobility to dodge a Snowball and will most likely push up allowing for easy kills. Not much to fear besides a suicide attempt.”
Disco Revived by Pumparum | Nunu & Willump Player
kilgta says “Do not fight him level 1, Disengage the fight. Karthus is busted as of patch 8.24, Farm, shove and pressure the other lanes. Roam a lot, ward their jungle, contest buffs, etc.. Zhonya second is your best friend. start sapphire or seal.”
[9.14]Easy way to higher elo by kilgta | Malzahar Player
unownreality says “Karthus can be very annoying to play against early game. Lux's low base MR means you are going to take a lot of damage by lay waste. Pre-6, farm under tower amd at a distance. At 6, try to pick him off with your combo. You should kill him even with just a lost chapter. ”
[Mid] [9.14] Making Light Work of Climbing Elos by unownreality | Lux Player
MechaaZero says “If you move all the time and he start to chase you out of frustration, landing your full combo becomes one of the easiest things ever. This lane is pretty damn free. Don't mess it up.”
[8.24] Zoe - Penetrate their Souls [320k Mastery] by MechaaZero | Zoe Player
CC Diana says “Karthus is relatively easy to beat. His Q is on a 1 second cooldown, but it's fairly easy to dodge and if it does hit you, it doesn't do that much damage early anyway. When CSing against Karthus, try staying close to minions, but be sure not to get yourself into a situation where you are creepblocked. Karthus' Q does more damage if it hits a solo target so if you position yourself where you are near a minion, the Q damage will not receive the bonus. Of course, dodge the damage entirely if you can. Post 6, Karthus should be an easy kill, but be careful about going in while low. Aside from ulting you, he can set up Wall of Pain to block your escape which can put you in an awkward spot while you dance around in his Defile pool. As always, Zhonya's Hourglass is a solid buy here.”
GaspiNinja says “if you dodge a couple of his q, and go with e to slow him down, you'll win 100% of the times. Watch out when being really low, remember his ultimate.”
LUX MID LANE - ULTIMATE EVERY 20 SECONDS by GaspiNinja | Lux Player
maplecat21 says “He'll have run of the lane, but you have 2 ways to cancel his ult. In the jungle he doesn't matter to you at all until mid-game.”
Eternal Winter - Controlling the Game through Waveclear by maplecat21 | Anivia Player
SrSuders says “Er ist super Squishy und hängt nur von seinem Schaden ab, vorrausgesetzt er trifft mit seinen Q's.”
Zoomin316 says “if he has dark harvest you cant counter him when he ults unless you have zhonyas or banshee's”
Swain conqueror Build guide by Zoomin316 | Swain Player
Pidge18 says “Side step his Q's and poke him. He's squishy. ”
Azir Guide (In-Depth) by Pidge18 | Azir Player
LighterDay says “Karthus' Q is the same range as Veigar's W and E, but since he's squishy, it is easy to harass Karthus in lane and easy to farm against.”
[Patch 9.12] How To- Veigar Mid by LighterDay | Veigar Player
borsamalac says “He is really squishy, dodge his Q and u will be fine. But nowadays he is a jungler so u wont lane vs him very often. ”
This is Ground Control to Major Tom by borsamalac | Corki Player
ParkChnm says “Pretty easy matchup. His ult is the only thing that you should really be cautious about.”
[9.11] Best Xerath in Silver Guide by ParkChnm | Xerath Player
BL00dY3nD says “Sidestep his Q and dodge his R with your W. Kill him and show him what it is like to get killed. Give him a payback for killing your team with his R. If he uses his E just go for him with E+W combo.”
Electrocute Vladimir [V9.11] by BL00dY3nD | Vladimir Player
Bughans says “Can deal damage late game, lots, in fact. You'll have to smash the shit out of him earlygame, where he's very immobile and can't deal tons of damage. ”
AP RAKAN MID - 100% FOOLPROOF EPIC GUIDE by Bughans | Rakan Player
Helnakensbrorsa says “Dodge his q and you will be fine. Poke him with Q if he hits you or farm with Q. Play safe until lvl 6 and then you'll win. ”
Kassawin by Helnakensbrorsa | Kassadin Player
D3gReen says “Just dodge everything.”
Press R to pay respects by D3gReen | Katarina Player
Mern says “Not played enough but should be easy.”
Kassadin ULTRACARRY Guide [9.11] by Mern | Kassadin Player
Charon25 says “Facile à tuer car immobile, mais il faut être prêt à danser.”
500k MID AP Gragas Guide by Charon25 | Gragas Player
T3rrabyte says “Your Black Shield can partially negate his ultimate, making this an easier matchup than usual.”
[9.10] Morgana by T3rrabyte | Morgana Player
HerrSolahri says “Same as Vel'koz. Play smart till lvl 3. Karthus OTP tend to force you back in that Phase if you dont care enough.”
[S 9.9] In-Depth Diamond Leblanc Mid Guide by HerrSolahri | LeBlanc Player
Extro Huski says “Even with just an Amplifying Tome he does 1/6 of Sona's health with one Q. There is basically no surviving this monstrosity w/o your jungler near. You better rush Banshee's Veil!”
AP Sona working mid in Season 9 (basics) by Extro Huski | Sona Player
SmokeyEggs says “You get in melee range, you win.”
BicBee says “Stay away from minions to make him choose CS or harass. Stay away from Karth's dead body. Rush early Zhonya's for his ult if he's strong. Ward path to his blue to catch him if you can.”
[9.8] CRUSH LOW ELO WITH THIS BUILD by BicBee | Ahri Player
ryze4thewin says “kite him, u have more Range and more reliable dmg so doge his Q and you win, if he ults use your q shield or archangle staff”
RYZE UPON THEM by ryze4thewin | Ryze Player
BicBee says “Stay away from minions to make him choose CS or harass. Stay away from Karth's dead body. Rush early Zhonya's for his ult if he's strong. Ward path to his blue to catch him if you can.”
9.8 CARRYING LOW ELO by BicBee | Orianna Player
xispy420 says “Even tho,the range of his Q is the same with your W,you can still win it,try to get stopwatch as soon as possible after he hits 6 otherwise,if you're low on HP you're dead ”
Ready to set the world on fire by xispy420 | Brand Player
vukashin.xyz says “Your mobility will make it hard for him to land Q After two shadow combos you can all-in him You can dodge his R with your R Watch out for his wall slow since it will probably follow up with a gank”
Zed , The Master Of Shadows by vukashin.xyz | Zed Player
AzureArmatt says “Khartus with his Q spam and global ultimate is match up where you will constantly be on the move while trying to keep eye on him to save your allies in time. The dance between his Q's isn't that hard since it will deal it's damage with nice delay + it's AoE is pretty small. the problem starts when you get too close and khartus manage to catch you wil his wall and another AoE that deals damage to enemies around him. That's why before getting your ultimate try to stay at the safe distancce and after getting lvl 6 play more aggressively with poking him 1st before going all in. Remember that his passive gives him few extra seconds where he still can hit you so don't drop your guard after kill since it can lead to unpleasant death. If you see him backing away under his turret suddenly be ready to act, he will cast his ultimate most of the time after it, if you see that u have not that big window to charm him to cancer his channel so you will save your teammates from death and have free damage on him at the same time. Consider buying mercury treads if poke get's too heavy and you get caught often by his wall.”
Easy guide for everybody on how to play Ahri by AzureArmatt | Ahri Player
Edg3Lord says “One of the spammers that can be avoided easily. Do it and waste his effort of dealing damage.”
Nocturne Mid R(o)ams Up Your Team [1.4.1] by Edg3Lord | Nocturne Player
Hatzo1vs9 says “he has no mobility call for ganks and after 2-3 kills you can snowball easily ”
Play Lissandra as a PRO by Hatzo1vs9 | Lissandra Player
Lobex says “you can literally E is ult lmfao”
Ebug8215 says “Nothing to really worry about. Don't let him poke you down so he can't use his ult effectively.”
[9.6] Crit is Back! (Lucian Mid S Tier) by Ebug8215 | Lucian Player
thedonk says “Pretty much any assassin has no problem with going against Karthus. He is very vulnerable and he is only scary when he reaches 6. Make sure you can kill him with just enough health to survive his ult, or buy Zhonyas.”
[9.6] My Leblanc Guide Of Deceit by thedonk | LeBlanc Player
PR0873M says “Ban him. He is main counter pick for Annie. ”
Jazzmonkey says “Level 1 is hard he can kill you if you trade stupid, specialy if he gots exhaust. wait until you reach level 4 karthus is always a target for your jungle because, he got no escape wait until your jungler comes and just kill him straight away.”
[9.5 Wukong Guide] Challenger Wukong EUW From zero to hero D by Jazzmonkey | Wukong Player
Jenkinsu says “His range is short, but overextending can kill you pretty quick. If your HP is starting to drop low enough for his ult to kill start backing asap before he backs up and presses his instawin button”
Lethality Jinx: The Money Lord by Jenkinsu | Jinx Player
Junix L9 says “Just dodge his Q's and you should be good to go. Karthus cant really do much against mobile champions like Katarina. But he will outscale you hard.”
[Season 9] Katarina Guide (High Elo) by Junix L9 | Katarina Player
apsonalol says “Ele é fácil de matar na lane, porém lidar contra ele globalmente vai ser a coisa mais complicada que você possa lidar, usar a build de burst e fazer de tudo para acelerar o jogo vai ser fundamental, lembre-se de nunca dar call de objetivo com o karthus vivo, talvez ele possa virar o jogo mesmo estando atrás.”
AP Sona - Maven of the MID by apsonalol | Sona Player
moutenn says “All he has is his Q, and you have so much mobility. Also he has no escapes or burst. Just all-in him as many times as you can. He is however a bit tanky.”
Zed Season 9 moutenn guide by moutenn | Zed Player
qasddsa says “Definitely run Fleet for this lane. You can go with an E max here or just a standard Q max, but don't bother trying to get in close to trade before you hit level 6. After level 6, you can save Riftwalk so you can walk up, E + Q, and then Riftwalk out. Your Q will stop the channeling of his ultimate.”
[Mid&Top] Reave the Cosmos | Kassadin by qasddsa | Kassadin Player
Gambinos says “Karthus is an easy match up (IMO). Avoid his attacks by dashing through minions. Use minions as wise as possible, cause you can all in him lvl 2-3. If you can beat him early game, he'll be useless late game.”
[9.1] Yasuo Build Guide, For newer players by Gambinos | Yasuo Player
rimzaki says “Dodge him ultimate with ur sanguine pool He hasnt ability for escape ur nuke Hes squish simple lane”
The Ancient Bloodlord Vladimir Guide by rimzaki | Vladimir Player
Sozzoh says “Karthus will most likely spam Q in the early game due to its low mana cost and cooldown. Just try and dodge all of it. Once he reaches 6, you will probably want to get Zhonya's or GA to basically avoid his ult. Push him under tower and watch him cry. ”
undeadsoldiers says “Again, his main tool that he can spam at you is his Q,,,,, a skillshot. DODGE. After you kill him, make sure to go away, keeping his passive in mind.”
[8.24]Empire Above All[IN-DEPTH TOP/MID SWAIN GUIDE] by undeadsoldiers | Swain Player
Katapullt says “Dodge his Q's. Buy a Zhonia or banshes 2-3rd Item to deny him killing you with his R”
Razor Fly! Do it quickly.【8.24】~ All you need to know by Katapullt | Katarina Player
Doctor_Dr says “How to counter: DONT LET HIM GET FED. That's really all..”
M7 Veigar Runes + Vs. Champions by Doctor_Dr | Veigar Player
TwoRoundHero says “His early q damage will eat your health away, get boots as fast as possible. He is squishy however.”
JuaniG17 says “Let him push then all in. If possible try not to get minions agro.”
JuaniG17 - Talon Guide by JuaniG17 | Talon Player
Jukapiz says “His poke and damage can outplay you instantly.”
Escape low ELO by Jukapiz | Veigar Player
Eccentrik says “Interesting to fight against, be cautious of where his Q's are and predict his movements, also predict his slows. And if he dies low health, you're lucky if you have a commencing stopwatch.”
Eccentrik's S9 Ahri! by Eccentrik | Ahri Player
DaBigNut says “Majorly watch out for all of his abilities due to high base damage and fast proque. Play aggressive and if possible freeze lane under his turret/ yar turret to have full control over the lane.”
Jhin S9 mid/bot/top by DaBigNut | Jhin Player
wo xiang zhaoo says “Permanently harass him with your Q's pre 6. Just R into him after you hit 6, easy to kill. You can interrupt his R with your Q when he's alive.”
Your very DETAILED Kassadin guide! Get elo NOW! by wo xiang zhaoo | Kassadin Player
asffg123 says “Don't engage and play safe. Karthus has consistent damage that outtrades if you miss your Q or W. Otherwise, you will have an equal laning phase.”
Veigar in the Mid Lane (Gold - Plat) by asffg123 | Veigar Player
Bengineer says “If you can take care of Anivia, ban this guy. His ult is avoidable with Sanguine, but, just like you can Sanguine under enemies in a team fight, when he dies, you and your teammates are screwed. Also, it's a pain to escape him when he uses his Wall of Pain. I pity you if you match up against this guy.”
. by Bengineer | Vladimir Player
Palme201 says “You will win this Matchup, just Oneshot him. But care for his passive after you kill him. His late game can be annoying with Mana shield and more HP”
8.23 Updated Katarina Build (Guide coming soon) by Palme201 | Katarina Player
BattleXD says “Karthus is a decent match up the only problem with Karthus is that he has map wide kill potential. So if he has map awareness he will be getting kills/assists from other lanes. ”
Cassiopeia Mid 8.23 by BattleXD | Cassiopeia Player
Smol Jelly says “Easy to poke out of lane and dominate heavily.”
Feel the Power of the Light! by Smol Jelly | Lux Player

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