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

Karma vs Leona

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

How to Beat Leona as Karma

based on 1,253 Karma vs Leona matchups
Win Rate
48.2 %
K/D/A
2.71
Pick Rate
2.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup statistics from the millions of recently ranked LoL rounds that we review each week. Our guide on how to beat Leona as Karma resulted from an examination of 1253 ranked games where both champions clashed against one another. This particular champion matchup is fairly rare. Karma has to counter Leona in only 2.4% of her games.

Karma vs Leona Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Karma has done a below average job of beating Leona. On average, she wins a lowly 48.2% of games the champions clash against each other in. In Karma vs Leona games, Karma’s team is 0.1% less likely to earn first blood, indicating that she probably won't be able to get first blood versus Leona.

Best Karma vs Leona Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsFaerie Charm

Core Karma Items

~22 Mins
Shurelya's BattlesongArdent CenserShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Staff of Flowing WaterRedemptionChemtech 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
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
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
16
R

Guide to Countering Leona as Karma

Tips for Playing as Karma against Leona

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 Leona

When Leona activates Eclipse, you have three seconds to get away from her before she deals damage.

Only foes in the center of Solar Flare get stunned, so you can often avoid this if you're quick.

Karma vs Leona Counter Stats

Karma Image
Win Rate
48.2 %
VS
Win Rate
51.8 %
Leona Image
2.6
< Kills >
1.8
5.8
< Deaths >
6.1
13.1
< Assists >
12.8
0.52
< Killing Sprees >
0.3
45
< Minions Killed >
35
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
0.04
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.44
1,076
< Physical Damage >
2,271
11,371
< Magic Damage >
3,900
756
< True Damage >
804
13,204
< Damage Dealt >
6,975
17,455
< Damage Taken >
21,568
8,633
< Gold Earned >
7,856
1.91
< Towers >
1.46
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
2,824
< Total Healing >
1,985
11,021
< Experience >
10,475
49
< Vision Score >
50
22
< Wards Placed >
23
235
< Time Dealing CC >
128

How to Counter Leona with Karma in LoL

The stats provided here feature several valuable Karma vs. Leona counter statistics that can help you explain the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Karma’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Leona’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Karma may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Leona..

Karma usually has a similar longest killing spree as her counter does. Typically, she receives less damage than Leona. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also imply that the champion with increased HP has less agility and thus is not able to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Karma and Leona

Damage Types Compared

Karma
Leona
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karma
Leona

Who is Better, Karma or Leona?

Both League champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Karma usually loses when taking on Leona, with a 48.2% win rate. Thus, Karma makes a poor counter for Leona.

While Karma does have a lower win rate compared to Leona, when they face off with one another, Karma also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more time consuming champion to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Karma into Leona.

Furthermore, Karma has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Leona. This 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 for every situation in League of Legends, in Karma vs Leona matchups, Leona is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Karma is a somewhat poor counter to Leona. Make sure you focus your gameplay on keeping up your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Karma against Leona.

Additional Information for Karma Players

How We Calculated Our Karma vs Leona Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Leona as Karma, we analyzed 1,253 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 Leona 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 in order to counter Leona during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Karma on average picks up a similar amount of CS compared to Leona. Champions who typically don't take many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The most important items to have in your Karma versus Leona build include Shurelya's Battlesong, Ardent Censer, and Shard of True Ice. When Karma included at least these three items in her build, she performed significantly better vs Leona than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Karma boasted an average winrate of 48.2% when playing against Leona with these items in her kit.

To have the highest likelihood of beating Leona 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 rune sets players picked for Karma vs Leona clashes, this blending of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 48.2% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Leona as Karma are given for every ranked division. If you would like to filter the stats and builds to a particular division, you should use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.