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

Karma vs Skarner

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

How to Beat Skarner as Karma

based on 315 Karma vs Skarner matchups
Win Rate
45.7 %
K/D/A
2.73
Pick Rate
0.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked League of Legends games that we evaluate each week. This guide on how to beat Skarner as Karma came out of an evaluation of 315 ranked rounds where both champions clashed against one another. This counter matchup is fairly rare. Karma is forced to battle against Skarner in only 0.6% of her games.

Karma vs Skarner Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Karma has done a awful job of countering Skarner. On average, she wins a lowly 45.7% of the time the champs face each other in. In Karma against Skarner rounds, Karma’s team is 0.0% more probable to obtain first blood, implying that she most likely will get first blood against Skarner.

Best Karma vs Skarner Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

Core Karma Items

~22 Mins
Shurelya's BattlesongChemtech PutrifierShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Ardent Censer

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
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R

Guide to Countering Skarner as Karma

Tips for Playing as Karma against Skarner

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 Skarner

Skarner's Move Speed is increased as long as his shield, Crystalline Exoskeleton, persists. Attack him to lower his speed.

Skarner can't harm you very much outside of short range, so stay away from him!

Skarner is especially dangerous when inside Crystal Spire zones his team controls. Try to capture them ahead of time if a fight may break out around them.

Karma vs Skarner Counter Stats

Karma Image
Win Rate
45.7 %
VS
Win Rate
54.3 %
Skarner Image
2.4
< Kills >
4.3
5.6
< Deaths >
5.2
12.9
< Assists >
10.1
0.45
< Killing Sprees >
0.98
38
< Minions Killed >
42
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
1.35
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.43
967
< Physical Damage >
6,697
11,019
< Magic Damage >
4,502
666
< True Damage >
1,099
12,653
< Damage Dealt >
12,298
17,369
< Damage Taken >
27,336
8,603
< Gold Earned >
10,697
2.04
< Towers >
1.59
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.36
2,559
< Total Healing >
6,467
10,704
< Experience >
13,065
51
< Vision Score >
23
23
< Wards Placed >
7
210
< Time Dealing CC >
681

How to Counter Skarner with Karma in LoL

The stats provided here highlight several strategic Karma against Skarner counter statistics that may help us understand the differences between this pair of champs. As an example, Karma’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Skarner’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Karma may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Skarner..

Karma typically has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than her enemy does. Commonly, she takes less damage than Skarner. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Karma and Skarner

Damage Types Compared

Karma
Skarner
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karma
Skarner

Who is Better, Karma or Skarner?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Karma usually loses when facing off against Skarner, with a 45.7% win rate. Thus, Karma makes a bad counter to Skarner.

While Karma does have a much lower winrate compared to Skarner, when on opposite teams, Karma also has a greater level of difficulty that makes her a more difficult character to learn. You may get destroyed when picking Karma into Skarner.

Furthermore, Karma has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Skarner. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Karma vs Skarner matchups, Skarner is the better champion with a much lower win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Karma is a bad counter to Skarner. Focus your strategy on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Karma against Skarner.

Additional Information for Karma Players

How We Calculated Our Karma vs Skarner Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Skarner as Karma, we analyzed 315 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 Skarner 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 to counter Skarner during both the laning 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 above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Karma typically picks up a similar amount of CS compared to Skarner. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Karma versus Skarner build consist of Shurelya's Battlesong, Chemtech Putrifier, and Shard of True Ice. When Karma bought at least these three items in her build, she performed a lot better vs Skarner than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Karma had an average winrate of 45.7% when countering Skarner with this build.

To have the greatest chance of defeating Skarner 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 that we analyzed for Karma vs Skarner fights, this blending of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 45.7% winrate overall.

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