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.
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.
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.
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.
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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