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

Karma vs Yasuo

How to Beat Yasuo as Karma in LoL Yasuo is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Yasuo as Karma

based on 7,637 Karma vs Yasuo matchups
Win Rate
49.3 %
K/D/A
2.73
Pick Rate
7.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of ranked League games each week. In our database, Karma fought Yasuo 7637 times. With so many matchups for Karma vs Yasuo provides us faith in our capacity to produce enlightening stats and a supported build to wreck Yasuo. This particular counter pairing is somewhat uncommon. Karma encounters Yasuo in only 7.2% of her rounds.

Karma vs Yasuo Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Karma does a poor job of countering Yasuo. Typically, she wins a acceptable 49.3% of games the champs battle each other in. In Karma versus Yasuo rounds, Karma’s side is 0.0% more expected to gain first blood, implying that she probably will get first blood versus Yasuo.

Best Karma vs Yasuo Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsBandleglass Mirror

Core Karma Items

~22 Mins
Shurelya's BattlesongZhonya's HourglassShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Cosmic DriveMikael's BlessingStaff of Flowing WaterFrozen Heart

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash 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
Resolve Bone PlatingRevitalize
Attack Speed 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
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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E
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E
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E
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E
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R
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Q
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Q
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Yasuo as Karma

Tips for Playing as Karma against Yasuo

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 Yasuo

Yasuo's shield from Resolve lasts only 2 seconds. Dealing damage to him will trigger it. Wait it out, then engage.

Steel Tempest is very narrow. Dodge laterally if possible.

Yasuo is at his weakest just after he has launched a whirlwind. Engage at that point.

When Yasuo lands two Steel Tempests in a row, his next will fire a tornado. Watch and listen for the associated sound to prepare to dodge.

Karma vs Yasuo Counter Stats

Karma Image
Win Rate
49.3 %
VS
Win Rate
50.7 %
Yasuo Image
2.8
< Kills >
6.5
5.6
< Deaths >
7
12.5
< Assists >
5.4
0.57
< Killing Sprees >
1.5
47
< Minions Killed >
174
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.16
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.49
1,115
< Physical Damage >
17,273
11,140
< Magic Damage >
1,464
733
< True Damage >
1,117
12,988
< Damage Dealt >
19,856
18,679
< Damage Taken >
24,390
8,652
< Gold Earned >
11,998
1.88
< Towers >
2.16
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
3,162
< Total Healing >
2,770
11,304
< Experience >
14,138
45
< Vision Score >
17
20
< Wards Placed >
8
245
< Time Dealing CC >
152

How to Counter Yasuo with Karma in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here highlight some vital Karma versus Yasuo matchup statistics that may help you explain the distinctions between these two champs. As an example, Karma’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Yasuo’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Karma may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Yasuo. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.

Karma usually has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than her matchup does. Typically, she receives less damage than Yasuo. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also illustrate that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Karma and Yasuo

Damage Types Compared

Karma
Yasuo
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karma
Yasuo

Who is Better, Karma or Yasuo?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Karma usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Yasuo, with a 49.3% win rate. Therefore, Karma makes an ok counter for Yasuo.

While Karma does have a lower winrate compared to Yasuo, when they face off with one another, Karma also has a much lower difficulty level that makes her a less challenging champ to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Karma into Yasuo.

Furthermore, Karma also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Yasuo. This 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 in League of Legends, in Karma vs Yasuo matchups, Yasuo 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 for Yasuo. You will do well by focussing your strategy on maximizing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Karma against Yasuo.

Additional Information for Karma Players

How We Calculated Our Karma vs Yasuo Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Yasuo as Karma, we analyzed 7,637 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 Yasuo 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 learn all of the intricacies of Karma to counter Yasuo during both the laning 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 mind the build and tips shown above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Karma usually picks up a lot less CS relative to Yasuo. Champions who on average don't earn much CS typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values shown on this page to do well.

The most important items to use in your Karma versus Yasuo build include Shurelya's Battlesong, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shard of True Ice. When Karma included at least these three items in her build, she did much better countering Yasuo than with most other common builds. In fact, Karma boasted an average win rate of 49.3% battling Yasuo with these items in her kit.

To have the highest chance of defeating Yasuo as Karma, you should equip the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Bone Plating, and Revitalize runes from the Sorcery and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players used for Karma vs Yasuo counterpicks, this combination of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 49.3% win rate overall.

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