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.
Although Master Yi cannot be slowed while using Highlander, other disables can stop him in his tracks.
If Master Yi tries to farm with Alpha Strike, hit him a few times so he has to use mana with Meditate to heal.
Meditate is an effective method of healing damage over time, but Master Yi is susceptible to coordinated team ganks early in the game.
The stats shown on this page clarify some critical Karma versus Master Yi matchup stats that may help you explain the differences between the two. As an example, Karma’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Master Yi’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Karma may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Master Yi. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in assists.
Karma normally has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than her opponent does. Commonly, she receives less damage than Master Yi. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Karma usually loses when playing against Master Yi, with a 46.5% win rate. Thus, Karma makes a poor counter to Master Yi.
While Karma does have a lower winrate compared to Master Yi, when facing one another, Karma also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more challenging champ to pick up and master. You should be very concerned when picking Karma into Master Yi.
Additionally, Karma also has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Master Yi. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Karma vs Master Yi matchups, Master Yi is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.
Karma is a garbage counter for Master Yi. Make sure you focus your strategy on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Karma against Master Yi.
To learn all of the intricacies of Karma to counter Master Yi during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips displayed above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Karma usually accumulates a similar amount of CS relative to Master Yi. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.
The top items to use in your Karma versus Master Yi 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 significantly better versus Master Yi than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Karma had an average winrate of 46.5% when playing against Master Yi with this counter build.
To have the greatest chance of crushing Master Yi as Karma, you should use the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Taste of Blood, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Inspiration and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune sets we have analyed for Karma vs Master Yi fights, this order of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 46.5% winrate overall.
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