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

Karma vs Janna

How to Beat Janna as Karma in LoL Janna is in the s tier of champions
Mage Support
Support Mage

How to Beat Janna as Karma

based on 1,765 Karma vs Janna matchups
Win Rate
46.4 %
K/D/A
2.71
Pick Rate
3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of ranked League of Legends rounds each and every week. In our dataset, Karma fought Janna 1765 times. With so many games with Karma versus Janna gives us faith in our capability to produce useful data and a supported build to crush Janna. This counter matchup is somewhat rare. Karma fights Janna in only 3.0% of her matches.

Karma vs Janna Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Karma does a terrible job of beating Janna. Normally, she wins a lowly 46.4% of the time the champs fight each other in. In Karma vs Janna rounds, Karma’s team is 0.0% more likely to gain first blood. This indicates that she most likely will be able to get first blood versus Janna.

Best Karma vs Janna Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsBandleglass Mirror

Core Karma Items

~22 Mins
Shurelya's BattlesongShard of True IceStaff of Flowing Water

Optional Items

Ardent CenserRedemptionChemtech Putrifier

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
AttackSpeed 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
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Janna as Karma

Tips for Playing as Karma against Janna

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 Janna

Save an interrupt ability for when Janna uses her ultimate.

Listen for the charge up sound on Howling Gale in case Janna is trying to hit you with it from off screen or from brush.

Janna's at her strongest when buffing another ally. If you can harass her ally, it will weaken her ability to fight you.

Karma vs Janna Counter Stats

Karma Image
Win Rate
46.4 %
VS
Win Rate
53.6 %
Janna Image
2
< Kills >
0.9
4.8
< Deaths >
4.3
11
< Assists >
13.5
0.4
< Killing Sprees >
0.14
39
< Minions Killed >
16
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.03
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.57
936
< Physical Damage >
792
10,191
< Magic Damage >
3,532
674
< True Damage >
354
11,802
< Damage Dealt >
4,678
16,042
< Damage Taken >
14,511
8,066
< Gold Earned >
7,379
1.92
< Towers >
2.19
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
2,552
< Total Healing >
8,296
10,187
< Experience >
9,931
50
< Vision Score >
52
23
< Wards Placed >
24
211
< Time Dealing CC >
260

How to Counter Janna with Karma in LoL

The stats shown on this page emphasize some critical Karma against Janna counter statistics that may help you distinguish the differences and similarities between this set of champions. As an example, Karma’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Janna’s ratio of NaN, showing that Karma may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Janna..

Karma often has a similar longest kill spree as her counter does. On average, she takes a similar amount of damage to Janna. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Karma and Janna

Damage Types Compared

Karma
Janna
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karma
Janna

Who is Better, Karma or Janna?

Both League champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Karma usually loses when taking on Janna, with a 46.4% win rate. As a result, Karma makes a bad counter for Janna.

While Karma does have a lower win rate than Janna, when on opposite teams, Karma also has a lower learning curve that makes her a less complex champ to pick up and master. You should be very concerned when picking Karma into Janna.

Furthermore, Karma also has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Janna. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Karma vs Janna matchups, Janna is the better champion with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.

Karma is a bad counter to Janna. Focus your gameplay on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Karma against Janna.

Additional Information for Karma Players

How We Calculated Our Karma vs Janna Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Janna as Karma, we analyzed 1,765 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 Janna 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 in order to counter Janna during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and tips shown above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Karma often picks up more CS compared to Janna. Champions who typically don't acquire many minion kills often don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.

The top items to have in your Karma versus Janna build include Shurelya's Battlesong, Shard of True Ice, and Staff of Flowing Water. When Karma bought at least these three pieces in her build, she did a lot better when facing Janna than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Karma had an average winrate of 46.4% battling Janna with this counter build.

To have the highest probability of beating Janna as Karma, Karma players should equip the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Karma vs Janna counter picks, this combination of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 46.4% win rate overall.

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