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

Karma vs Karthus

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

How to Beat Karthus as Karma

based on 989 Karma vs Karthus matchups
Win Rate
51.3 %
K/D/A
2.87
Pick Rate
1.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked LoL rounds that we analyze each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Karthus as Karma resulted from an analysis of 989 ranked games where both champs clashed against each other. This matchup is fairly rare. Karma fights Karthus in only 1.7% of her matches.

Karma vs Karthus Matchup Summary

Karma has done a decent job of beating Karthus. Typically, she wins a acceptable 51.3% of the time the champs battle each other in. In Karma versus Karthus matches, Karma’s team is 0.0% more expected to obtain first blood. This implies that she probably will be able to get first blood versus Karthus.

Best Karma vs Karthus 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

RedemptionChemtech PutrifierArdent Censer

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
11
R
12
E
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E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Karthus as Karma

Tips for Playing as Karma against Karthus

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 Karthus

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.

Karma vs Karthus Counter Stats

Karma Image
Win Rate
51.3 %
VS
Win Rate
48.7 %
Karthus Image
2.6
< Kills >
7.2
5.5
< Deaths >
7.3
13.2
< Assists >
9
0.54
< Killing Sprees >
1.72
44
< Minions Killed >
104
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.78
0.56
< Inhibitors >
0.29
963
< Physical Damage >
267
10,923
< Magic Damage >
28,606
684
< True Damage >
1,773
12,570
< Damage Dealt >
30,646
19,001
< Damage Taken >
25,373
8,742
< Gold Earned >
12,631
1.93
< Towers >
1.23
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.19
3,261
< Total Healing >
4,867
11,296
< Experience >
14,365
51
< Vision Score >
18
23
< Wards Placed >
7
219
< Time Dealing CC >
196

How to Counter Karthus with Karma in LoL

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.

Differences between Karma and Karthus

Damage Types Compared

Karma
Karthus
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karma
Karthus

Who is Better, Karma or Karthus?

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.

Additional Information for Karma Players

How We Calculated Our Karma vs Karthus Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Karthus as Karma, we analyzed 989 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 Karthus 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 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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