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

Karma vs Sona

How to Beat Sona as Karma in LoL Sona is in the s tier of champions
Mage Support
Support Mage

How to Beat Sona as Karma

based on 1,483 Karma vs Sona matchups
Win Rate
47 %
K/D/A
2.8
Pick Rate
2.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of ranked League of Legends rounds every week. Within our database, Karma faced Sona 1483 times. With so many games with Karma versus Sona gives us a lot of faith in our ability to produce useful data and a solid build to smash Sona. This champion pairing is somewhat rare. Karma encounters Sona in only 2.9% of her rounds.

Karma vs Sona Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Karma does a below average job of beating Sona. Normally, she wins a lowly 47.0% of matches the champs face off with one another in. In Karma versus Sona rounds, Karma’s team is 0.1% more expected to gain first blood, indicating that she most likely will be able to get first blood against Sona.

Best Karma vs Sona Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsIonian Boots of Lucidity

Core Karma Items

~22 Mins
Shurelya's BattlesongArdent CenserShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Chemtech PutrifierZhonya's HourglassStaff 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

Inspiration First Strike Magical FootwearBiscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
Domination Taste of BloodTreasure Hunter
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
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E
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E
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W
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W
16
R

Guide to Countering Sona as Karma

Tips for Playing as Karma against Sona

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 Sona

Spread out when you see Sona so she can't make your entire team dance.

Kill Sona first, as she will heal up her team if left alone for too long.

Karma vs Sona Counter Stats

Karma Image
Win Rate
47 %
VS
Win Rate
53 %
Sona Image
2.3
< Kills >
2
5
< Deaths >
5.1
11.7
< Assists >
14.2
0.49
< Killing Sprees >
0.39
41
< Minions Killed >
17
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.64
913
< Physical Damage >
1,507
11,514
< Magic Damage >
6,948
726
< True Damage >
382
13,154
< Damage Dealt >
8,838
16,578
< Damage Taken >
17,157
8,399
< Gold Earned >
7,999
1.93
< Towers >
2.58
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
2,512
< Total Healing >
13,801
10,387
< Experience >
10,378
49
< Vision Score >
50
22
< Wards Placed >
24
224
< Time Dealing CC >
38

How to Counter Sona with Karma in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here clarify some valuable Karma versus Sona counter statistics that can help us grasp the differences and similarities between this pair of champions. For instance, Karma’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Sona’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Karma may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Sona..

Karma typically has a similar longest killing spree as her matchup does. Typically, she receives a similar amount of damage to Sona. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Karma and Sona

Damage Types Compared

Karma
Sona
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karma
Sona

Who is Better, Karma or Sona?

Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Karma usually loses when playing against Sona, with a 47.0% win rate. Thus, Karma makes a poor counter to Sona.

While Karma does have a lower win rate than Sona, when on opposite teams, Karma also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more challenging character to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Karma into Sona.

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

While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Karma vs Sona matchups, Sona 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 late stage team fights.

Karma is a garbage counter to Sona. Make sure you focus your strategy on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Karma against Sona.

Additional Information for Karma Players

How We Calculated Our Karma vs Sona Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Sona as Karma, we analyzed 1,483 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 Sona 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

If you would like to truly master Karma in order to counter Sona during both the lane 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 mind the build and suggestions displayed here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Karma typically accumulates more CS compared to Sona. Champs who on average don't get much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions 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 have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values shown here to do well.

The top items to use in your Karma versus Sona build consist of Shurelya's Battlesong, Ardent Censer, and Shard of True Ice. When Karma used at least these three items in her build, she did a lot better countering Sona than with most other common builds. In fact, Karma boasted an average winrate of 47.0% when countering Sona with these items in her kit.

To have the greatest likelihood of defeating Sona as Karma, you should take the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Taste of Blood, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Inspiration and Domination rune sets. Out of all the runes players picked for Karma vs Sona LoL games, this mixture of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 47.0% winrate overall.

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