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.
Karthus can cast spells for a short duration after he is killed. Move away from his corpse to be safe.
Make sure you always have enough health to survive Requiem, even if you have to go back to the base more frequently to heal.
The stat comparisons shown here feature several significant Karma vs. Karthus matchup statistics that can help us appreciate the differences between the pair. Karma’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Karthus’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Karma may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Karthus. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.
Karma often has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than her counter does. On average, she receives less damage than Karthus. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Karma usually wins when facing off against Karthus, with a 51.3% win rate. Thus, Karma makes a good counter for Karthus.
While Karma does have a higher winrate compared to Karthus, when they face off with one another, Karma also has a lower level of difficulty that makes her a less complex character to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Karma into Karthus.
Additionally, Karma also has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Karthus. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Karma vs Karthus matchups, Karma is the better champ with a higher 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 decent counter to Karthus. Focus your tactics on increasing your CS and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Karma against Karthus.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Karma to counter Karthus during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and stats shown here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Karma most often gets less CS as Karthus. Champs who typically don't get much CS often don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values displayed here to do well.
The best items to use in your Karma versus Karthus build include Shurelya's Battlesong, Shard of True Ice, and Staff of Flowing Water. When Karma used at least these three items in her build, she performed much better countering Karthus than with most other typical builds. In fact, Karma boasted an average winrate of 51.3% when playing against Karthus with this counter build.
To have the greatest chance of vanquishing Karthus 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. Of all the runes that we analyzed for Karma vs Karthus counter picks, this blending of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 51.3% winrate overall.
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