How to Synergize Karma with Maokai on the Same Team Karma is in the b tier of champions

Karma with Maokai

How to Win With Karma and Maokai Paired Together Maokai is in the a tier of champions
Mage Support
Tank Mage

How to Synergize Karma and Maokai

based on 125 Karma with Maokai pairs
Win Rate
42.4 %
K/D/A
2.5
Pick Rate
0.2 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

Our servers download the results of from millions of League matches straight from Riot Games each and every week. Karma has gone into battle with Maokai in 125 recent, ranked matches. By gathering so much complete data directly from the publishers of League, we feel confident that we can showcase high quality, insightful builds to help Karma play with Maokai. It is very rare for Karma to play with Maokai as teammates. This has only happened in approx. 0.2% of rounds with Karma.

Karma Maokai Synergy Summary

Unfortunately, Karma does a awful job of playing alongside Maokai. Typically, she wins a poor 42.4% of matches the champs try and synergize their gameplay. If you want to win more matches as Karma when playing alongside Maokai by learning how to better synergize your playstyle with him, then review the complete build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Karma Maokai Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionControl Ward

Early Items

~5 Mins
KindlegemBandleglass Mirror

Core Karma Items

~22 Mins
Shurelya's BattlesongChemtech PutrifierShard of True Ice

Optional Items

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
Precision Presence of MindCoup de Grace
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Karma's passive ability p
Karma q ability q
Karma w ability w
Karma e ability e
Karma's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Synergizing Karma and Maokai

Tips for Playing as Karma with Maokai

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.

Don't be too conservative with Mantra. Gathering Fire is strongest in teamfights, making it easy to recharge Mantra multiple times.

Advice to Understand How Maokai Will Play

Try looking for flanks or other situations where Nature's Grasp is unavoidable or takes enemies by surprise.

Maokai's passive makes him extremely durable against focus fire from spells - so long as he can still basic attack something.

Saplings can be tossed into brush for empowered effect - but don't stack well.

Karma Maokai Synergy Stats

Karma Image
Win Rate
42.4 %
VS
Win Rate
57.6 %
Maokai Image
3
< Kills >
2.5
5.6
< Deaths >
5.5
11
< Assists >
12.5
0.62
< Killing Sprees >
0.51
87
< Minions Killed >
41
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.52
1,220
< Physical Damage >
953
13,182
< Magic Damage >
11,204
829
< True Damage >
761
15,232
< Damage Dealt >
12,919
20,090
< Damage Taken >
17,326
9,301
< Gold Earned >
8,576
1.95
< Towers >
1.98
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
3,638
< Total Healing >
2,590
12,071
< Experience >
10,778
38
< Vision Score >
50
18
< Wards Placed >
23
301
< Time Dealing CC >
215

How to Play with Maokai as Karma in LoL

The Karma Maokai synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of her gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Maokai, compared to her overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how her gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.

Overall, Karma sees a very large drop in her KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Maokai. His KDA decreased from NaN to NaN. This fall shows that Maokai helps Karma perform worse in ranked League of Legends rounds. Yet, the small difference indicates that this performance change is not very impactful.

When Karma is an ally to Maokai, she sees a massive increase in her total damage output. This difference could signal that Maokai provides protection for her to deal more damage or that his allyship also helps increase the match's duration. Similarly, when Karma is played together with Maokai on the same side, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees compared to when she plays without Maokai. This is contrasting evidence that she is worse when playing synergisticly with Maokai.

Moreover, when Karma plays with Maokai on the same team, she typically receives significantly more damage than when she plays alone. Receiving more damage could mean that Maokai does a poor job of protecting Karma during teamfights.

Synergies between Karma and Maokai

Damage Types Compared

Karma with Maokai
Karma
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Karma
Maokai
Synergy

Is Karma better when played alongside Maokai?

There is no perfect champion pairing for Karma that will no matter what be her top teammate. However, Maokai is a very bad companion for Karma. By being on the same side as Karma, he lowers their win rate by -6.8% to 42.4%. This shows that there is a terrible bond between Karma and Maokai that allows them to perform not as well together than alone.

Maokai has a lower difficulty than Karma. That means Karma players don't need to be cautious when enlisting Maokai allies to fight alongside, as they will need a relatively low level of skill to be able to fight well with you.

Fighting alongside, Karma players should expect to see an overall large increase in your team’s capability to tank a lot of damage. Combined, these champs will be able to tank for the rest of their team.

Although, by bringing Karma and Maokai together, you will not be granting your other allies much AD. Plan to pick other champions on your team that nullifies this gap in this pairing's potential.

Regardless of your Maokai ally's skill level, you should focus on maximizing your income, outlasting your enemies, and taking down objectives. If you follow these simple suggestions, you will do well anyway.

Additional Information for Karma Players

How We Calculated Our Karma Maokai Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Karma and Maokai, we analyzed 125 ranked and recent League of Legends matches. We perform advanced data cleaning and statistical methods to guarantee that our team synergy stats are accurate and reliable. You can be confident that our recommended build to pair Karma with Maokai comes from actual 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 your division's most relevant stats and build.

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Further Insights to Win with this Champion Pairing

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Karma to synergize with Maokai during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends games, you should continue reading to learn some more tips and tricks for this champion pairing. If you use the build and stats displayed above, you should grow your win rate significantly.

The top finished items to build first in your Karma and Maokai synergy build consist of Shurelya's Battlesong, Chemtech Putrifier, and Shard of True Ice. When Karma bought at least these three great items in her build, she performed a lot better when paired up with Maokai than with most other common item sets. In fact, Karma boasted an average win rate of 42.4% when synergizing her build and playstyle to Maokai with this build.

To have the highest chance of crushing your oponents, Karma players should equip the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace runes from the Sorcery and Precision rune sets. Of all the rune builds we have analyed for this champion pairing, this order of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 42.4% winrate overall.

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