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

Karma vs Olaf

How to Beat Olaf as Karma in LoL Olaf is in the s tier of champions
Mage Support
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Olaf as Karma

based on 1,854 Karma vs Olaf matchups
Win Rate
48.7 %
K/D/A
2.8
Pick Rate
3.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of recently ranked League matches each and every week. Within our database, Karma faced Olaf 1854 times. Using so many matchups for Karma versus Olaf provides us a lot of faith in our ability to prepare enlightening stats and a solid build to annihilate Olaf. This particular champ pairing is relatively rare. Karma is forced to battle against Olaf in only 3.5% of her rounds.

Karma vs Olaf Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Karma has done a poor job of beating Olaf. Typically, she wins a acceptable 48.7% of the time the champions fight each other in. In Karma against Olaf rounds, Karma’s team is 0.1% less expected to gain first blood, indicating that she probably won't get first blood against Olaf.

Best Karma vs Olaf Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsRuby Crystal

Core Karma Items

~22 Mins
Shurelya's BattlesongArdent CenserShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Staff of Flowing WaterZhonya's HourglassChemtech 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 Summon Aery Manaflow BandTranscendenceScorch
Resolve Bone PlatingRevitalize
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
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Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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E
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Q
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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
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R

Guide to Countering Olaf as Karma

Tips for Playing as Karma against Olaf

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 Olaf

Olaf becomes more dangerous the lower life he is. Save your disables to finish him off.

Preventing Olaf from reaching his axe will minimize the amount of harassment he can cause in the laning phase.

Olaf has reduced defenses from damage during Ragnarok, despite being immune to disables. If you can't escape from Olaf during Ragnarok, try focusing your damage on him with your teammates.

Karma vs Olaf Counter Stats

Karma Image
Win Rate
48.7 %
VS
Win Rate
51.3 %
Olaf Image
2.5
< Kills >
6.6
5.5
< Deaths >
6.4
12.9
< Assists >
5.3
0.51
< Killing Sprees >
1.51
44
< Minions Killed >
135
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.5
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.55
954
< Physical Damage >
14,413
10,622
< Magic Damage >
166
898
< True Damage >
6,556
12,475
< Damage Dealt >
21,135
17,629
< Damage Taken >
30,227
8,605
< Gold Earned >
12,132
1.96
< Towers >
2.48
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.14
2,744
< Total Healing >
7,256
11,170
< Experience >
14,412
49
< Vision Score >
18
23
< Wards Placed >
7
217
< Time Dealing CC >
399

How to Counter Olaf with Karma in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here clarify several critical Karma versus Olaf matchup stats that can help us explain the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Karma’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Olaf’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Karma may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Olaf. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.

Karma normally has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than her counter does. Typically, she receives less damage than Olaf. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Karma and Olaf

Damage Types Compared

Karma
Olaf
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karma
Olaf

Who is Better, Karma or Olaf?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Karma usually loses when facing off against Olaf, with a 48.7% win rate. Thus, Karma makes a poor counter to Olaf.

While Karma does have a lower winrate than Olaf, when they face off with one another, Karma also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more complex champion to learn. You should be careful when picking Karma into Olaf.

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

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

Karma is a somewhat poor counter for Olaf. Make sure you focus your strategy on keeping up your gold income and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Karma against Olaf.

Additional Information for Karma Players

How We Calculated Our Karma vs Olaf Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Olaf as Karma, we analyzed 1,854 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 Olaf 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 Olaf during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats shown here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Karma most often racks up a lot less CS compared to Olaf. Champions who typically don't earn many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values shown here to do well.

The most important items to prioritize in your Karma versus Olaf build consist of Shurelya's Battlesong, Ardent Censer, and Shard of True Ice. When Karma bought at least these three pieces in her build, she did a lot better against Olaf than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Karma had an average winrate of 48.7% battling Olaf with these items in her kit.

To have the highest probability of annihilating Olaf as Karma, Karma players should take the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Bone Plating, and Revitalize runes from the Sorcery and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Karma vs Olaf LoL games, this blending of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 48.7% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Olaf as Karma are given for all ranked divisions. If you would like to scope the stats and builds to an individual skill level, you should use the selection menu located earlier on the page.