Akali excels at killing fragile champions. Let your team initiate and then strike at the people in the back.
Twilight Shroud offers safety in even the most dangerous situations. Use that time to save up energy for a quick strike later.
Focused Resolve is a strong disengage tool. Create distance to avoid being rooted and seek to engage afterwards.
Karma's Soulflare erupts for bonus damage in the area in which it's placed. React quickly and escape the circle to avoid taking heavy damage.
Karma's passive lowers her Mantra cooldown when she hits enemy champions with abilities and basic attacks. Deny her from getting free hits on you.
The stat comparisons provided here highlight several significant Akali versus Karma counter stats that may help us distinguish the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Karma’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Karma. This observation is in large part fueled by the difference in kills.
Akali usually has a much larger longest killing spree than her matchup does. On average, she receives more damage than Karma. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Akali usually wins when taking on Karma, with a 53.1% win rate. As a result, Akali makes a great counter for Karma.
While Akali does have a higher win rate than Karma, when they face off with one another, Akali also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more complex character to learn. You don't need to be too worried when picking Akali into Karmaas her relative depth means you may not be able to reach her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Akali has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Karma. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Akali vs Karma matchups, Akali is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.
Akali is a great counter to Karma. Focus your strategy on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Akali against Karma.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Akali to counter Karma during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions displayed here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Akali usually gets much more CS as Karma. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.
The best items to use in your Akali versus Karma build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Akali included at least these three pieces in her build, she did a lot better vs. Karma than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Akali had an average win rate of 53.1% when countering Karma with this counter build.
To have the highest likelihood of beating Karma as Akali, you should equip the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Overgrowth, and Second Wind runes from the Domination and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Akali vs Karma clashes, this mix of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 53.1% winrate overall.
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