Olaf vs Karma Counter Build

How to Beat Karma as Olaf


At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of ranked LoL rounds each and every week. In our database, Olaf did battle with Karma in 5,811 games. Having so many games with Olaf versus Karma provides us a lot of confidence in our capability to provide useful stats and a pro build to defeat your rival.

This particular counter pairing is relatively rare. Olaf fights Karma in only 1.3% of his games. Olaf has done a great job of countering Karma. On average, he wins a whopping 54.0% of matches the champs clash against one another in. In Olaf against Karma matches, Olaf’s side is 1.0% more expected to get first blood, implying that he most likely will get first blood against Karma.

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Team First Blood


Best Olaf Items to Counter Karma

The ideal items to prioritize in your Olaf versus Karma build include Sterak's Gage, Dead Man's Plate, and Goredrinker. When Olaf incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better vs Karma than with most other common builds.

Sterak's Gage Item Dead Man's Plate Item Goredrinker Item

Best Olaf Runes to Counter Karma

To have the highest probability of annihilating Karma as Olaf, Olaf players should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Magical Footwear, and Approach Velocity runes. Of all the rune sets players chose for Olaf vs Karma matchups, this combo of runes resulted in the highest win rate. We have also displayed the best Karma runes to fend off Olaf to help you infer how she will probably be built against your champion.

Best Olaf Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Approach Velocity Rune Approach Velocity

Best Karma Runes

Arcane Comet Rune Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Scorch Rune Scorch
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Revitalize Rune Revitalize


The following tables underscore several significant Olaf against Karma matchup statistics that can help us appreciate the distinctions between these two champs. For instance, Olaf’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is close to Karma’s ratio of 2.6, showing that Olaf may be just as central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Karma. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in kills assists.

Battle Stats


Olaf Stats
6.9 2.5
Karma Stats


Olaf Stats
5.9 5.5
Karma Stats


Olaf Stats
6.5 11.6
Karma Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Olaf Stats
3.2 1.1
Karma Stats

Damage Dealt

Olaf Stats
17368 12105
Karma Stats

Damage Taken

Olaf Stats
33742 15659
Karma Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Olaf Stats
5.5 4.8
Karma Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Olaf Stats
0.9 0.8
Karma Stats

Dragons Killed

Olaf Stats
2.1 1.8
Karma Stats

Barons Killed

Olaf Stats
0.4 0.4
Karma Stats

Gold Earned

Olaf Stats
11146 8075
Karma Stats

Minions Killed

Olaf Stats
51 41
Karma Stats

Olaf often has a much larger longest kill spree than his opponent does. On average, Olaf receives more damage than Karma. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the champion with higher HP has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

Olaf usually takes a similar number of minion kills than Karma. Champions who on average don't get many minion kills typically do not need much CS to be useful. They are capable of scaling fully off their abilities alone. Yet, champs with plenty of minion kills, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of gold to be useful. In either situation, try to outperform the values displayed here to do well.

By default, Olaf vs Karma tips, stats, and build suggestions are shown for all ranked divisions combined. If you want to narrow the statistics and builds to a particular skill level, you can use the selection menu menu earlier on the page.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 5811 Olaf vs Karma 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 Karma as Olaf 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.