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Karma Build Guide by Wraev

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Wraev

How to Carry: Karma Mid

Wraev Last updated on July 21, 2015
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Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
3
8
10
12
13
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 9


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Introduction

Welcome to my guide, How to Carry: Karma Mid!

This is my very first guide, so I would appreciate some feedback on what you guys like, didn't like, and what you would like to see in the future!

In this guide, I will cover the basic understand of Karma, such as abilities, and which order I prefer to rank them up in, as well as the runes and masteries I like to take.


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Runes

Runes

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
3

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Seal of Scaling Health
9
Pretty generic mage rune set. Yellows are dependent on your lane match up, such as health for vs AP and armor for vs AD. You could also swap to scaling magic resist glyphs if against AD if desired for more late game magic resistance.


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Masteries

Masteries
4/1
1/1
1/1
3/5
1/5
3/5
3/1
1/
3/
1/
2/5
3/1
3/1
1/5

Again, pretty generic setup for a mage. I take one point into Expose Weakness rather than Arcane Blade as I believe it to be more useful for Karma's support-like play style. If you wanted to be a little more selfish, you could take Arcane Blade instead. :)


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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Always max Q out first as it is your main source of poke and damage. It also helps farm incredibly.

I generally max E out second as it allows you to trade more effeciently, blocking more damage and having more potential chase/disengage.


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Phases of the Game

Early Game


Early game, Karma is able to keep pressure off of her lane, allowing her Jungler to focus on other lanes because her Q has such good clear potential. Additionally, if there is an opportunity for a gank, she can set it up by tethering them with her w and keeping them in range by using her e for the speed up allow for the snare effect from her tether.

Once you start getting close to your Morellonomicon, you are very easily able to clear out minion waves as soon as they appear. This allows your to roam and gank other lanes, or even get that much needed back in without missing too many minions.


Mid Game


In my opinion, this is where Karma shines. You can easily burst down the enemy carries while also staying far enough away and keeping your own carries alive. She is able to roam around quickly, keeping pressure around the map while also staying safe.

By this time, you should be getting your team fed by setting up easy kills with your speed ups, tethers, and slows. With Luden's + your ulted Q you can chunk most enemies, even in a group, very quickly because of it's long range and short cooldown.

Late Game


One main reason I really enjoy Karma, is that she is bursty and is able to get kills fast while also keeping her team sustained in a fight wist her ulted e. She can also get the team in or out of a fight with that same combo. Her q, both ulted and not, provides an aoe slow that assists in chases/escapes.


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Summary

As I mentioned, this is my very first guide so any feedback will be greatly appreciated!

If you have any questions or suggestions for me, please feel free to contact me. In fact, I encourage it!

Also, if you enjoyed this guide, please let me know and I'll continue to work on it and maybe even make some others!

Follow me on twitter @WraevLoL and check out my blog! The Baron Pit

I hope you all enjoyed this guide and I look forward to hearing back from you. Now go carry some games as Karma!