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

Karma vs Kennen

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

How to Beat Kennen as Karma

based on 389 Karma vs Kennen matchups
Win Rate
49.1 %
K/D/A
2.6
Pick Rate
0.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked League matches that we get from Riot Games each week. This guide on how to beat Kennen as Karma came out of an analysis of 389 ranked games where both champions fought each other. This matchup is relatively rare. Karma is forced to battle against Kennen in only 0.7% of her games.

Karma vs Kennen Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Karma has done a poor job of countering Kennen. On average, she wins a acceptable 49.1% of the time the champs clash against one another in. In Karma versus Kennen games, Karma’s side is 0.1% more expected to obtain first blood, implying that she probably will get first blood versus Kennen.

Best Karma vs Kennen Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

Core Karma Items

~22 Mins
Shurelya's BattlesongChemtech PutrifierShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Staff 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
Adaptive 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
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Kennen as Karma

Tips for Playing as Karma against Kennen

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 Kennen

Kennen is flimsy by nature - turn and attack him if he gets careless with Lightning Rush.

Consider playing a bit more cautiously around Kennen when you have a Mark of the Storm debuff. If he hits you with 3 Marks of the Storm, you will get stunned.

Karma vs Kennen Counter Stats

Karma Image
Win Rate
49.1 %
VS
Win Rate
50.9 %
Kennen Image
2.4
< Kills >
5
5.3
< Deaths >
5.5
11.4
< Assists >
6.4
0.48
< Killing Sprees >
1.14
45
< Minions Killed >
153
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.5
900
< Physical Damage >
2,435
10,144
< Magic Damage >
17,175
670
< True Damage >
757
11,714
< Damage Dealt >
20,368
16,701
< Damage Taken >
20,350
8,388
< Gold Earned >
10,701
1.86
< Towers >
1.96
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
2,463
< Total Healing >
2,289
10,623
< Experience >
13,507
46
< Vision Score >
19
21
< Wards Placed >
8
214
< Time Dealing CC >
61

How to Counter Kennen with Karma in LoL

The stats provided here show some significant Karma against Kennen matchup statistics that can help us explain the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Karma’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Kennen’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Karma may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Kennen. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in assists.

Karma usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than her enemy does. Typically, she receives less damage than Kennen. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the champion with more HP has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Karma and Kennen

Damage Types Compared

Karma
Kennen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karma
Kennen

Who is Better, Karma or Kennen?

Both League champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Karma usually fairs equally well when facing off against Kennen, with a 49.1% win rate. As a result, Karma makes an ok counter to Kennen.

While Karma does have a lower win rate than Kennen, when they face off with one another, Karma also has a greater level of difficulty that makes her a more difficult character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Karma into Kennen.

Furthermore, Karma also has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Kennen. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Karma vs Kennen matchups, Kennen is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.

Karma is a somewhat poor counter for Kennen. Make sure you focus your gameplay on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Karma against Kennen.

Additional Information for Karma Players

How We Calculated Our Karma vs Kennen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kennen as Karma, we analyzed 389 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 Kennen 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

To truly master Karma to counter Kennen 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 pay attention to the build and stats presented above, you should grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Karma usually racks up a lot less CS as Kennen. Champions who on average don't take much CS often don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Karma versus Kennen build include Shurelya's Battlesong, Chemtech Putrifier, and Shard of True Ice. When Karma incorporated at least these three pieces in her build, she did significantly better versus Kennen than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Karma had an average winrate of 49.1% battling Kennen with this build.

To have the best chance of beating Kennen as Karma, you 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 runes players chose for Karma vs Kennen face-offs, this order of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 49.1% win rate overall.

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