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

Karma vs Volibear

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

How to Beat Volibear as Karma

based on 3,298 Karma vs Volibear matchups
Win Rate
47.4 %
K/D/A
2.65
Pick Rate
5.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our matchup statistics from the millions of recently rated League rounds that we get from Riot Games each week. This guide on how to beat Volibear as Karma resulted from an evaluation of 3298 ranked rounds where both champions faced off against one another. This champ matchup is fairly uncommon. Karma has to counter Volibear in only 5.4% of her rounds.

Karma vs Volibear Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Karma does a dismal job of beating Volibear. On average, she wins a lowly 47.4% of games the champions face off with one another in. In Karma against Volibear games, Karma’s team is 0.0% more likely to get first blood, indicating that she most likely will be able to get first blood versus Volibear.

Best Karma vs Volibear Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsBandleglass Mirror

Core Karma Items

~22 Mins
Shurelya's BattlesongShard of True IceStaff of Flowing Water

Optional Items

Zhonya's HourglassShadowflameRedemptionArdent 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 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
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
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E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Volibear as Karma

Tips for Playing as Karma against Volibear

Don't be too conservative with Mantra. Gathering Fire is strongest in teamfights, making it easy to recharge Mantra multiple times.

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.

Karma vs Volibear Counter Stats

Karma Image
Win Rate
47.4 %
VS
Win Rate
52.6 %
Volibear Image
2.6
< Kills >
5.7
5.7
< Deaths >
5.6
12.5
< Assists >
7.6
0.53
< Killing Sprees >
1.31
43
< Minions Killed >
76
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
1.09
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.52
902
< Physical Damage >
8,899
10,215
< Magic Damage >
5,336
631
< True Damage >
1,166
11,748
< Damage Dealt >
15,401
15,723
< Damage Taken >
29,464
8,489
< Gold Earned >
11,138
1.98
< Towers >
2.21
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.22
2,563
< Total Healing >
7,670
10,808
< Experience >
13,298
47
< Vision Score >
20
22
< Wards Placed >
6
208
< Time Dealing CC >
432

How to Counter Volibear with Karma in LoL

The stats provided here clarify some strategic Karma vs. Volibear counter stats that can help us realize the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Karma’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Volibear’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Karma may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Volibear. This observation is largely a result of the differences in assists.

Karma usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than her counter does. Typically, she takes less damage than Volibear. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Karma and Volibear

Damage Types Compared

Karma
Volibear
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karma
Volibear

Who is Better, Karma or Volibear?

Both League champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Karma usually loses when facing off against Volibear, with a 47.4% win rate. As a result, Karma makes a bad counter to Volibear.

While Karma does have a lower win rate than Volibear, when they face off with one another, Karma also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more complex character to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Karma into Volibear.

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

While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Karma vs Volibear matchups, Volibear is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Karma is a trash counter for Volibear. Make sure you focus your actions on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Karma against Volibear.

Additional Information for Karma Players

How We Calculated Our Karma vs Volibear Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Volibear as Karma, we analyzed 3,298 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 Volibear 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 to counter Volibear during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and tips shown here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Karma usually picks up less CS relative to Volibear. Champs who on average don't earn many minion kills usualy 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, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers reported here to do well.

The best items to have in your Karma versus Volibear build consist of Shurelya's Battlesong, Shard of True Ice, and Staff of Flowing Water. When Karma incorporated at least these three pieces in her build, she did significantly better vs Volibear than with most other common item sets. In fact, Karma had an average winrate of 47.4% battling Volibear with this build.

To have the greatest chance of annihilating Volibear as Karma, you should use the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Bone Plating, and Revitalize runes from the Sorcery and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Karma vs Volibear fights, this mixture of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 47.4% winrate overall.

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