Karma vs Nidalee Counter Build

How to Beat Nidalee as Karma


We calculate our matchup stats from the millions of ranked League matches that we evaluate every week. This Karma vs Nidalee counter review resulted from an analysis of 7,028 ranked rounds where both champs engaged each other.

This matchup is fairly common. Karma is forced to battle against Nidalee in 12.5% of her matches. Karma does a good job of countering Nidalee. Typically, she wins a whopping 53.0% of the time the champions battle each other in. In Karma versus Nidalee matches, Karma’s team is 1.0% less probable to obtain first blood. This implies that she most likely won't get first blood versus Nidalee.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


Win Rate


Best Karma Items to Counter Nidalee

The most important items to prioritize in your Karma versus Nidalee build consist of Ardent Censer, Staff of Flowing Water, and Moonstone Renewer. When Karma bought at least these three items in her build, she did a lot better when fighting Nidalee than with most other common item sets.

Ardent Censer Item Staff of Flowing Water Item Moonstone Renewer Item

Best Karma Runes to Counter Nidalee

To have the highest chance of annihilating Nidalee as Karma, you should use the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Gathering Storm, Eyeball Collection, and Relentless Hunter runes. Of all the runes that we analyzed for Karma vs Nidalee fights, this composite of runes yielded the best win rate. We have also shown the top Nidalee runes to fend off Karma to help you interpret how she will likely be setup against your champ.

Best Karma Runes

Arcane Comet Rune Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Relentless Hunter Rune Relentless Hunter

Best Nidalee Runes

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear


The subsequent tables feature some important Karma vs. Nidalee matchup statistics that may help you understand the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Karma’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.6 is greater than Nidalee’s ratio of 2.3, indicating that Karma may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Nidalee. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in kills assists.

Battle Stats


Karma Stats
2.4 6.4
Nidalee Stats


Karma Stats
5.2 5.7
Nidalee Stats


Karma Stats
11.1 6.5
Nidalee Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Karma Stats
1 3.1
Nidalee Stats

Damage Dealt

Karma Stats
11145 16357
Nidalee Stats

Damage Taken

Karma Stats
15360 28162
Nidalee Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Karma Stats
5.2 5
Nidalee Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Karma Stats
0.9 0.8
Nidalee Stats

Dragons Killed

Karma Stats
2 1.8
Nidalee Stats

Barons Killed

Karma Stats
0.4 0.4
Nidalee Stats

Gold Earned

Karma Stats
8027 10246
Nidalee Stats

Minions Killed

Karma Stats
45 35
Nidalee Stats

Karma normally has a significant smaller longest kill spree than her foe does. Typically, Karma receives less damage than Nidalee. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the champion with increased health has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

Karma often takes a similar number of minion kills than Nidalee. Champions that do not acquire many minion kills normally do not have to have much CS to be useful. Instead, they are able to scale well off of their skills and stats alone. Yet, champs with scores of minion kills, such as carries, typically require a lot of items to be useful. In either case, try to pass the averages displayed here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 7028 Karma vs Nidalee 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 Nidalee 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.