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

Karma vs Xerath

How to Beat Xerath as Karma in LoL Xerath is in the a tier of champions
Mage Support
Mage

How to Beat Xerath as Karma

based on 2,979 Karma vs Xerath matchups
Win Rate
49.3 %
K/D/A
2.44
Pick Rate
2.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of ranked League of Legends rounds each and every week. Within our database, Karma did battle with Xerath in 2979 games. Having so many games with Karma versus Xerath provides us a lot of confidence in our capacity to provide useful stats and a recommended build to shatter Xerath. This champion matchup is relatively rare. Karma has to counter Xerath in only 2.8% of her games.

Karma vs Xerath Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Karma has done a poor job of beating Xerath. Normally, she wins a acceptable 49.3% of the time the champs face off with each other in. In Karma vs Xerath rounds, Karma’s team is 0.0% more probable to get first blood. This indicates that she most likely will get first blood against Xerath.

Best Karma vs Xerath Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsBandleglass Mirror

Core Karma Items

~22 Mins
Night HarvesterChemtech PutrifierShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Spirit VisageRedemptionArdent CenserMikael's Blessing

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
Adaptive Force Adaptive Force 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
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W
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E
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Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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E
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Guide to Countering Xerath as Karma

Tips for Playing as Karma against Xerath

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.

Advice to Win Against Xerath

Xerath takes a long time to engage Rite of the Arcane. Watch for his spellcast animation and start dodging.

Xerath's range can be intimidating, but most champions who close distance with him can trade favorably.

Banshee's Veil will make it much harder for Xerath to land Shocking Orb on you.

Karma vs Xerath Counter Stats

Karma Image
Win Rate
49.3 %
VS
Win Rate
50.7 %
Xerath Image
2.7
< Kills >
5
5.9
< Deaths >
5.4
11.7
< Assists >
9.7
0.54
< Killing Sprees >
1.13
48
< Minions Killed >
77
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.4
1,019
< Physical Damage >
564
11,032
< Magic Damage >
21,265
701
< True Damage >
814
12,752
< Damage Dealt >
22,644
20,055
< Damage Taken >
15,567
8,679
< Gold Earned >
10,214
1.77
< Towers >
1.48
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
3,431
< Total Healing >
1,168
11,367
< Experience >
12,158
47
< Vision Score >
41
20
< Wards Placed >
18
226
< Time Dealing CC >
176

How to Counter Xerath with Karma in LoL

The stats shown here clarify several critical Karma versus Xerath matchup stats that can help you interpret the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Karma’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Xerath’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Karma may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Xerath..

Karma often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than her counter does. Commonly, she receives more damage than Xerath. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Karma and Xerath

Damage Types Compared

Karma
Xerath
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karma
Xerath

Who is Better, Karma or Xerath?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Karma usually fairs equally well when taking on Xerath, with a 49.3% win rate. As a result, Karma makes an ok counter to Xerath.

While Karma does have a lower winrate compared to Xerath, when they face off with one another, Karma also has a lower level of difficulty that makes her a less complex champion to develop with. You should be careful when picking Karma into Xerath.

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

While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Karma vs Xerath matchups, Xerath is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Karma is a somewhat poor counter to Xerath. Make sure you focus your actions on increasing your CS and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Karma against Xerath.

Additional Information for Karma Players

How We Calculated Our Karma vs Xerath Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Xerath as Karma, we analyzed 2,979 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 Xerath 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 Xerath during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats shown here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Karma on average gets less CS compared to Xerath. Champions who typically don't take much CS usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values reported here to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Karma versus Xerath build consist of Night Harvester, Chemtech Putrifier, and Shard of True Ice. When Karma combined at least these three items in her build, she did a lot better vs. Xerath than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Karma boasted an average winrate of 49.3% battling Xerath with this build.

To have the highest likelihood of defeating Xerath as Karma, Karma players should use the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Bone Plating, and Revitalize runes from the Sorcery and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players used for Karma vs Xerath clashes, this set of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 49.3% winrate overall.

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