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

Karma vs Xin Zhao

How to Beat Xin Zhao as Karma in LoL Xin Zhao is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Xin Zhao as Karma

based on 1,410 Karma vs Xin Zhao matchups
Win Rate
52.1 %
K/D/A
2.67
Pick Rate
1.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our counter stats from the millions of ranked LoL matches that we evaluate each and every week. This guide on how to beat Xin Zhao as Karma came out of an evaluation of 1410 ranked games where both champions opposed one another. This pairing is fairly rare. Karma has to counter Xin Zhao in only 1.3% of her rounds.

Karma vs Xin Zhao Matchup Summary

Karma does a good job of countering Xin Zhao. Typically, she wins a whopping 52.1% of matches the champs fight one another in. In Karma vs Xin Zhao games, Karma’s team is 0.0% more likely to gain first blood. This indicates that she probably will be able to get first blood versus Xin Zhao.

Best Karma vs Xin Zhao 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 BattlesongShard of True IceStaff of Flowing Water

Optional Items

RedemptionShadowflameArdent CenserChemtech Putrifier

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
Ability Haste 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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E
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W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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E
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Q
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E
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R
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Xin Zhao as Karma

Tips for Playing as Karma against Xin Zhao

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 Xin Zhao

Xin Zhao relies heavily on his Three Talon Strikes for damage and cooldown resets, so preventing him from finishing his combo will have a dramatic effect.

Xin Zhao is a powerful initiator with both his charge and ultimate dealing damage to all units around him. Try having your team stay spread out until he's used his ultimate.

Karma vs Xin Zhao Counter Stats

Karma Image
Win Rate
52.1 %
VS
Win Rate
47.9 %
Xin Zhao Image
2.8
< Kills >
6.9
5.7
< Deaths >
6.9
12.4
< Assists >
7
0.59
< Killing Sprees >
1.56
47
< Minions Killed >
55
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
1.23
0.52
< Inhibitors >
0.48
1,123
< Physical Damage >
17,438
11,518
< Magic Damage >
1,542
764
< True Damage >
1,290
13,407
< Damage Dealt >
20,271
18,811
< Damage Taken >
33,656
8,692
< Gold Earned >
11,762
1.99
< Towers >
1.72
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.29
3,197
< Total Healing >
11,122
11,190
< Experience >
13,348
45
< Vision Score >
21
20
< Wards Placed >
6
239
< Time Dealing CC >
442

How to Counter Xin Zhao with Karma in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here highlight several strategic Karma against Xin Zhao matchup stats that can help you appreciate the differences between the two. For instance, Karma’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Xin Zhao’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Karma may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Xin Zhao. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.

Karma normally has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than her opponent does. Typically, she takes less damage than Xin Zhao. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the champion with higher HP has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Karma and Xin Zhao

Damage Types Compared

Karma
Xin Zhao
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karma
Xin Zhao

Who is Better, Karma or Xin Zhao?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Karma usually wins when facing off against Xin Zhao, with a 52.1% win rate. Thus, Karma makes a good counter to Xin Zhao.

While Karma does have a higher winrate compared to Xin Zhao, when they face off with one another, Karma also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes her a more time consuming character to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Karma into Xin Zhao.

Additionally, Karma has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Xin Zhao. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Karma vs Xin Zhao matchups, Karma is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.

Karma is a good counter for Xin Zhao. You will do well by focussing your play on keeping up your gold income and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Karma against Xin Zhao.

Additional Information for Karma Players

How We Calculated Our Karma vs Xin Zhao Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Xin Zhao as Karma, we analyzed 1,410 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 Xin Zhao 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 Xin Zhao during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Karma usually racks up a similar amount of CS as Xin Zhao. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers displayed here to do well.

The ideal items to prioritize in your Karma versus Xin Zhao build include Shurelya's Battlesong, Shard of True Ice, and Staff of Flowing Water. When Karma combined at least these three pieces in her build, she did significantly better against Xin Zhao than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Karma had an average winrate of 52.1% when playing against Xin Zhao with this counter build.

To have the greatest likelihood of annihilating Xin Zhao as Karma, Karma players should use 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 combinations we have analyed for Karma vs Xin Zhao counter picks, this order of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 52.1% win rate overall.

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