How to Win Karma vs Rek'Sai Counter Matchup Karma is in the b tier of champions

Karma vs Rek'Sai

How to Beat Rek'Sai as Karma in LoL Rek'Sai is in the a tier of champions
Mage Support
Fighter

How to Beat Rek'Sai as Karma

based on 715 Karma vs Rek'Sai matchups
Win Rate
47.1 %
K/D/A
2.7
Pick Rate
1.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter statistics from the millions of rated League games that we get from Riot Games each week. This guide on how to beat Rek'Sai as Karma came out of an evaluation of 715 ranked rounds where both champs fought each other. This champ matchup is fairly rare. Karma is forced to battle against Rek'Sai in only 1.2% of her matches.

Karma vs Rek'Sai Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Karma does a poor job of countering Rek'Sai. Typically, she wins a lowly 47.1% of games the champs oppose one another in. In Karma versus Rek'Sai rounds, Karma’s side is 0.1% less expected to obtain first blood, implying that she probably won't get first blood versus Rek'Sai.

Best Karma vs Rek'Sai 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

Chemtech PutrifierStaff 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 Rek'Sai as Karma

Tips for Playing as Karma against Rek'Sai

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 Rek'Sai

Rek'Sai's Furious Bite gains damage as she builds Fury. Be very careful around her when her Fury is full.

When Rek'Sai is near, she can see the position of you and your allies, but only if you're moving.

If you see one of Rek'Sai's tunnels, briefly stand on one of the entrances to destroy it.

Karma vs Rek'Sai Counter Stats

Karma Image
Win Rate
47.1 %
VS
Win Rate
52.9 %
Rek'Sai Image
2.2
< Kills >
8.5
5.4
< Deaths >
6
12.4
< Assists >
7.1
0.43
< Killing Sprees >
1.93
40
< Minions Killed >
30
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
1.46
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.47
969
< Physical Damage >
14,084
9,964
< Magic Damage >
83
709
< True Damage >
3,960
11,643
< Damage Dealt >
18,127
16,667
< Damage Taken >
28,576
8,341
< Gold Earned >
11,970
2.02
< Towers >
1.73
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.31
2,442
< Total Healing >
11,227
10,545
< Experience >
12,985
50
< Vision Score >
22
23
< Wards Placed >
5
212
< Time Dealing CC >
277

How to Counter Rek'Sai with Karma in LoL

The stats shown on this page highlight several valuable Karma against Rek'Sai matchup statistics that can help you interpret the differences between the pair. Karma’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Rek'Sai’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Karma may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Rek'Sai. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.

Karma normally has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than her foe does. Typically, she takes less damage than Rek'Sai. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also indicate that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Karma and Rek'Sai

Damage Types Compared

Karma
Rek'Sai
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karma
Rek'Sai

Who is Better, Karma or Rek'Sai?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Karma usually loses when trying to fight Rek'Sai, with a 47.1% win rate. Thus, Karma makes a poor counter for Rek'Sai.

While Karma does have a lower winrate than Rek'Sai, when on opposite teams, Karma also has a greater level of difficulty that makes her a more challenging character to learn. You should be very concerned when picking Karma into Rek'Sai.

Furthermore, Karma also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Rek'Sai. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

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

Karma is a bad counter for Rek'Sai. You will do well by focussing your tactics on increasing your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Karma against Rek'Sai.

Additional Information for Karma Players

How We Calculated Our Karma vs Rek'Sai Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Rek'Sai as Karma, we analyzed 715 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 Rek'Sai 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 learn all of the intricacies of Karma in order to counter Rek'Sai during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Karma most often gets a similar amount of CS compared to Rek'Sai. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills often don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.

The most important items to have in your Karma versus Rek'Sai build include Shurelya's Battlesong, Ardent Censer, and Shard of True Ice. When Karma combined at least these three pieces in her build, she performed significantly better vs Rek'Sai than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Karma had an average winrate of 47.1% when countering Rek'Sai with these items in her kit.

To have the greatest chance of annihilating Rek'Sai as Karma, Karma players should use 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 chose for Karma vs Rek'Sai face-offs, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 47.1% win rate overall.

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