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Karthus Counter Stats

Karthus Counters
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 52,977 matches.
549 Tips for countering Karthus below

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In the Jungle (67%) Karthus In the Jungle Counters: 35,410 matches, 44 counter champions

Counter Rating Counter rating is an expression of how strong or weak a counter is based on win rate, kills, and deaths, as well as early laning advantages or disadvantages. A higher number means an easier laning phase against that champion.
Counter Rating Counter rating is an expression of how strong or weak a counter is based on win rate, kills, and deaths, as well as early laning advantages or disadvantages. A higher number means an easier laning phase against that champion.

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

Lawiss1 says “Match-up simple pour Evelynn Tu as envie de jouer contre lui. Tu peux le oneshot très facilement surtout s'il go exhaust smite au lieu de flash smite. La plus part du temps il n'a même pas le temps d'exhaust.”
S12 : Evelynn Guide by Lawiss by Lawiss1 | Evelynn Player
ItsAydam says “You'll have to get used to his movement and the way he hits his Q. Once you do that, he should be fairly easy to deal with. Your ult counters his whole kit and most karthus players take exhuast; this means he CANNOT escape from his death.”
[12.1] Challenger In-depth Kindred Guide by ItsAydam | Kindred Player
Nik7857 says “Honestly, this matchup can go both ways. You should always save rappel to dodge his ult. And make it your mission to either take over the game or invade his ass. if he takes his exhuast he cant flash away on your first invade so just rappel its duration if he times it poorly and kill him. He will win if the game goes on too long.”
Elise Jungle Guide by Nik7857 | Elise Player
Farmer Cleetus says “Depends if he's fed, but he's really really easy to beat when he does his ultimate, doing his slow or Q. He won't deal much damage if you dodge everything properly.”
Kayn [12.11] Are you worthy? by Farmer Cleetus | Kayn Player
HoesBeforeBros69 says “With inmatched movementspeed it is SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN impossible for Karthus to hit you. I tested it myself. Not even Rylai's Crystal Scepter will change that fact. That is also SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN.”
Sonic Critboom Hecarim by HoesBeforeBros69 | Hecarim Player
JoltedGeo says “Easy to kill but watch out for his passive after death”
NegativePhoenix says “Besides burst if he cant slow you with his gate, he can't win against you, you can just keep using your Q to dodge his Qs and auto him down. Be mindful of his AOE field as it still hurts in a long time frame of being in it and book it after his passive activates or he could kill you if you're too low. He's immobile but still hurts if you let him get fed.”
Bel'Veth: Empress Of The Void by NegativePhoenix | Bel'Veth Player
Turbotailz86 says “He's a jerk and he knows why. Best to go tank build against this one so you can survive his ultimate. ”
Jungle Poppy Build: A Vigor Luscious Yordle by Turbotailz86 | Poppy Player
resetwice says “He does a lot of damage but it's squishy and slow, so you can all win always! Just don't be low HP to avoid his R. BEST RUNES TO GO: ELECTROCUTE”
theAerialist says “He is a free kill after 6 unless he gets exhaust. He will get free kills with his R. (Nice champ) You can kill him before teamfights if you track him down well.”
Simple and Effective Evelynn Guide (12.9) by theAerialist | Evelynn Player
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Bottom Lane (15%) Karthus Bottom Lane Counters: 8,070 matches, 25 counter champions

Counter Rating Counter rating is an expression of how strong or weak a counter is based on win rate, kills, and deaths, as well as early laning advantages or disadvantages. A higher number means an easier laning phase against that champion.
Counter Rating Counter rating is an expression of how strong or weak a counter is based on win rate, kills, and deaths, as well as early laning advantages or disadvantages. A higher number means an easier laning phase against that champion.

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

Kitqsune says “I guess this would be a threat, never faced one before but Karthus APC is really strong still. Very annoying lane just from thinking about it, has large slows and you can't block any of his kit.”
quinn adc says “This matchup is free top lane. Goal is to bait karthus W, and if he ever uses it, he can't play the game for 15 seconds. Ideally, freeze against karthus, which will force him to over extend. If you freeze, he has to be far away from his tower, so you can E him when he walks up and run him down until he flashes to his tower. You must play close range to him because he out ranges you. Karthus only wins if you play far back, so always be in E range of him if you can. Use Q on him during trades, which makes it almost impossible for him to land his Qs on you while blinded.”
7EyesNoSkills says “He can slow you down, you can easily kill him but he will also easily kill you when he dies. Wit's End will help alot. If possible, kill enemy toplaner as first while dodging Karthus's Q, then kill him. Don't forget to dodge his Q after he dies.”
[12.9] 7EyesNoSkills' Kalista Guide by 7EyesNoSkills | Kalista Player
Kobra_killer says “Stay safe in early game because if u buy first item u can kill him”
Kog'Maw ap by Kobra_killer | Kog'Maw Player
wardinbush says “Free win, only way you lose if your dying to him and allowing him to play into the late game.”
DeadlyS27 says “You can oneshot him with just R > WQ pretty much everywhere. Just survive lalning phase without letting him become too strong”
New Season 12 Hybrid AP Varus Build/Guide by DeadlyS27 | Varus Player
koggywoggy says “Run ghost and he's not a champion anymore. Don't ever fight him at level 1/2!”
IKeepItTaco says “◉ Karthus is the 2nd most popular botlane mage in the current meta and he does a ton of damage while also having one of the best scalings in the game for a mage. He is very strong in the botlane due to ADCs being weak early game and unable to bully him much. ◉ His primary method of farming, trading, and all-ing will be through the use of his Q ability [[Lay Waste]] which creates a blast where he clicks and after a short delay it will deal damage and it will double that damage if the target is isolated. It is important to be consistently dodging these if you want to stay healthy in lane and beat him. ◉ When he is farming with [[Lay Waste]] or after you’ve successfully dodged a few of them, that is your opportunity to bring out [[Fishbones, the rocket launcher]] to start poking him since he has no sustain whatever poke you dish out on him will stick. ◉ Be careful not to get too close to him because if he ever gets into melee engage range he will use [[Defile]], [[Wall of Pain]], and [[Lay Waste]] to absolutely shred your HP apart and if you end up living all of that with a tiny bit of HP he will then finish you with his ultimate [[Requiem]]. ◉ WIN CONDITION: Play the lane from a distance. Focus on poking with Fishbones, the rocket launcher and constantly abuse the range difference you have on him. Stay healthy and don’t underestimate his all-in. ”
[11.22] IKeepItTaco's GrandMaster Jinx guide - Season 11 by IKeepItTaco | Jinx Player
Coldsong says “Karthus is good botlane against other ADC's that like to scale up early. Samira, however, can bully him out of lane very easily. You cannot W any of his abilities, so make sure to dodge his Q's and if he uses R try to use your built in lifesteal on the wave to heal.”
[Season 11] - Coldsong's Samira Guide! by Coldsong | Samira Player
NikkiTT says “Similar to Swain, runs exhaust but a lot more oneshottable.”
[11.19] S11 NikkiTT's Masters Mordekaiser ADC by NikkiTT | Mordekaiser Player
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Middle Lane (12%) Karthus Middle Lane Counters: 6,098 matches, 52 counter champions

Counter Rating Counter rating is an expression of how strong or weak a counter is based on win rate, kills, and deaths, as well as early laning advantages or disadvantages. A higher number means an easier laning phase against that champion.
Counter Rating Counter rating is an expression of how strong or weak a counter is based on win rate, kills, and deaths, as well as early laning advantages or disadvantages. A higher number means an easier laning phase against that champion.

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

OSG Rewynd says “For both mid and jungle, I literally just one shot this guy. If he has exhaust, you just run away, and kill him when its on cd. Late game he's a menace, but preferably, you don't let him get to that point.”
Ekko Mid and Jungle Guide by OSG Rewynd | Ekko Player
V1kt0r555 says “[Summoner Spell: Teleport] [Starting Item: Doran's Ring] [Dodge his Q] [Use Zhonya's Hourglass whenever he ults]”
[Patch 12.9] My Galio's Build (All Matchups) by V1kt0r555 | Galio Player
basrty1p says “His skill is no threat to you anymore since you have CC, DPS, and team utility better than him. Just use W+E+Q+Ignite to kill him instead.”
Esrucnl says “Easy to burst. You can dodge his R with your E aswell. Just make sure you don't get hit by 20 Q's.”
Azurio says “You have kill pressure the whole lane, just try to dodge as many Q's as possible. You can shove waves and play the map too. Don't run at him when he has liandry's. Maw counter him hard, go for it if they have another AP champion.”
Graves Mid complete guide (all matchups) by Azurio | Graves Player
ddieguito_es says “He has a hard time dodging your utility. Not hard.”
Bunny Kata says “If someone picks Karthus mid, consider this a win. You can W everything, and you can easily burst him, it's one of the best champ you can face in lane. Ghost-Ignite + Corrupting Potion.”
Gwen Midlane 12.6 by Bunny Kata | Gwen Player
NathanPyke says “Easy to burst he is very immobile but be careful his damage can kill you”
NathanPyke's Guide Season 12 by NathanPyke | Pyke Player
V1kt0r555 says “[Summoner Spell: Teleport] [Starting Item: Doran's Ring] [Dodge his Q] [Use Zhonya's Hourglass whenever he ults]”
[S12] My Malzahar's Build (All Matchups) by V1kt0r555 | Malzahar Player
donidaking says “the rock star! Just dodge his Q's ,haha easier said than done. Go electrocute/predator and trade him since he has no sustain but dodge some Q's since they hurt. Boots is an option to have an easier time dodging his Q's also really good start if you go predator. After you get some AP you just one shot him. You can go banshee if you are struggling.”
VLADIMIR GUIDE Patch 12.6(by low elo player)! by donidaking | Vladimir Player
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