How to Win Karma vs Aphelios Counter Matchup Karma is in the b tier of champions

Karma vs Aphelios

How to Beat Aphelios as Karma in LoL Aphelios is in the b tier of champions
Mage Support
Marksman

How to Beat Aphelios as Karma

based on 935 Karma vs Aphelios matchups
Win Rate
48.8 %
K/D/A
2.94
Pick Rate
1.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of ranked League rounds each week. In our data, Karma did battle with Aphelios in 935 games. Having so many games with Karma vs Aphelios provides us a lot of confidence in our ability to produce enlightening data and a supported build to destroy your enemy. This matchup is fairly rare. Karma has to counter Aphelios in only 1.8% of her rounds.

Karma vs Aphelios Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Karma does a below average job of countering Aphelios. Normally, she wins a acceptable 48.8% of matches the champions face one another in. In Karma versus Aphelios games, Karma’s team is 0.1% more probable to gain first blood. This indicates that she probably will get first blood versus Aphelios.

Best Karma vs Aphelios Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Faerie CharmAmplifying Tome

Core Karma Items

~22 Mins
Shurelya's BattlesongArdent CenserShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Chemtech PutrifierStaff of Flowing Water

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Karma to level up q
>
Second ability for Karma to level up e
>
Last skill for Karma to max out w

Runes

Sorcery Arcane Comet Manaflow BandTranscendenceScorch
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
CDRScaling Adaptive Armor
Karma's passive ability p
Karma q ability q
Karma w ability w
Karma e ability e
Karma's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
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R
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E
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E
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W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Aphelios as Karma

Tips for Playing as Karma against Aphelios

When using Focused Resolve, slow your opponents with Inner Flame or speed yourself up with Inspire if you're having trouble sticking to a target.

Gathering Fire rewards aggressive play. Look to land abilities and basic attacks on your opponent to lower Mantra's cooldown and stay on the offensive.

Don't be too conservative with Mantra. Gathering Fire is strongest in teamfights, making it easy to recharge Mantra multiple times.

Advice to Win Against Aphelios

Each of Aphelios' weapons have different weaknesses, try to exploit the ones that work best for your champion. Watch out for the purple Gravity gun, it can root you.

Karma vs Aphelios Counter Stats

Karma Image
Win Rate
48.8 %
VS
Win Rate
51.2 %
Aphelios Image
2.4
< Kills >
6.1
5.1
< Deaths >
6
12.6
< Assists >
6.2
0.48
< Killing Sprees >
1.42
43
< Minions Killed >
170
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.21
0.52
< Inhibitors >
0.52
933
< Physical Damage >
17,560
10,608
< Magic Damage >
1,212
679
< True Damage >
1,024
12,221
< Damage Dealt >
19,797
16,886
< Damage Taken >
19,173
8,416
< Gold Earned >
11,722
2
< Towers >
2.5
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.07
2,756
< Total Healing >
3,541
10,776
< Experience >
12,348
49
< Vision Score >
19
23
< Wards Placed >
9
214
< Time Dealing CC >
146

How to Counter Aphelios with Karma in LoL

The stats shown here emphasize some valuable Karma versus Aphelios matchup statistics that can help you realize the differences and similarities between this set of champs. For instance, Karma’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Aphelios’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Karma may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Aphelios. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.

Karma typically has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than her enemy does. Typically, she receives a similar amount of damage to Aphelios. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also hint that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Karma and Aphelios

Damage Types Compared

Karma
Aphelios
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karma
Aphelios

Who is Better, Karma or Aphelios?

Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Karma usually loses when trying to fight Aphelios, with a 48.8% win rate. As a result, Karma makes a poor counter to Aphelios.

While Karma does have a lower winrate than Aphelios, when on opposite teams, Karma also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes her a less difficult character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Karma into Aphelios.

Additionally, Karma has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Aphelios. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Karma vs Aphelios matchups, Aphelios is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Karma is a somewhat poor counter for Aphelios. Focus your actions on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Karma against Aphelios.

Additional Information for Karma Players

How We Calculated Our Karma vs Aphelios Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Aphelios as Karma, we analyzed 935 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Aphelios as Karma comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to truly master Karma to counter Aphelios during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats presented above, you should grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Karma most often gets a lot less CS compared to Aphelios. Champions who on average don't get many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values displayed on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Karma versus Aphelios build include Shurelya's Battlesong, Ardent Censer, and Shard of True Ice. When Karma combined at least these three pieces in her build, she did a lot better versus Aphelios than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Karma boasted an average winrate of 48.8% battling Aphelios with these items in her kit.

To have the greatest likelihood of coming out on top against Aphelios as Karma, Karma players should use the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the runes we have analyed for Karma vs Aphelios counterpicks, this combination of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 48.8% win rate overall.

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