Karthus·Mid Counters

Death DefiedP
Lay WasteQ
Wall of PainW
Win rate49.4%
Pick rate0.2%
Ban rate4.4%
Matches2 592-
Karthus Mid has a 49.4% win rate and 0.2% pick rate in Emerald + and is currently ranked D tier. Based on our analysis of 2 592 matches, the best counters for Karthus Mid are Pantheon, Cassiopeia, Neeko, Gragas and LeBlanc. On the other hand, Karthus Mid counters Ziggs, Qiyana, Malzahar, Taliyah and Yone.
Karthus Top
Karthus Jungle
Karthus Mid
Karthus Bot
Karthus Support

Karthus matchups

Mid Mid  Patch 14.8

Karthus counter tips

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

Laning Against Karthus

If you see Karthus channelling his RequiemR, try to cancel it with any CC abilities. This will reduce his and his allies chances of getting kills.

Karthus will be looking to farm as much as possible early so he can unlock his Ultimate {{championSpells.KarthusFallenOne}. Try to put him behind by playing aggressive and requesting ganks.

As soon as Karthus hits level 6, communicate with your team so they know he can impact fights with his Ultimate RequiemR. Ping as soon as he is level 6.

Strategy VS Karthus

Strategy VS Karthus

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

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

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

Karthus Power Spikes

Karthus Power Spikes

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

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

The longer the game goes, the stronger Karthus is going to become. Ensure you put him behind in the early game to make him less useful as the game goes along.