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Karma Build Guide by Malkavian999

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Malkavian999

Karma Support - Season 7 - Melt Your Enemies

Malkavian999 Last updated on November 18, 2016
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Ability Sequence

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

Masteries

Fury
 
 
5/
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Offense: 12

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Precision
 
 
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Defense: 18

Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Utility: 0



Threats to Karma with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Braum
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Leona
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Introduction / Support Guide

Hey Guys I am Malkavian and this is my Agressive Karma Support Season 6 Guide. Please watch my Plat Elo Karma Support Season 6 Video and you can decide if you wanna stay learn more or not.

Terms you might see while reading my guide:

AS: Attack Speed
AD: Attack Damage
AP: Ability Power
MS: Movement Speed
MR: Magic Resist
AR: Armor (Easy one)
aa: Auto Attack
SS: Skillshot
TF: Teamfight
TP: Teleport
CJ: Counter Jungle


As a Support your main goal is the protect your adc and give him opportunity to kill his/her enemies. At some situations you even have to sacrifice yourself to save the adc. But not always...

So I need to split this guide into two sections.
Part 1 - How you should play if you have a good ADC?

Lets clear that up. How you can know if you have a good adc. And before getting into that you gotta know your playstyle too. If you are a passive support a passive-farmer adc is very good for you. Since you clicked with him he is the best adc for you.

But for me since I like to play agressive and I play agressive supports, a passive adc is a nightmare! While playing Naut/Leona support and if you q/e to your target if you immobilize them and deal some damage and if you adc is still farming mobs not even auto attacking the target you are focusing... That you can call a bad adc. Farming is important but when your support trading you gotta be near him. So if you see an adc farming no matter what you do. You can call him bad adc and move on to Part II :)

Ok enough talk. If your adc is good.
-Try to poke your enemies while taking min damage.
-Always use your support item cooldown to get extra gold.
-Always keep track of your adcs mana/hp/summoners before engaging enemies.
-Always ward river and pink ward tribush.
-If you are ahead in lane and if you are pushing alot you need to ward even more. Expand your warding range and ward enemy blue/tribush and always ward dragon.
-Inform your team whenever you see enemy jungler in map. (support has more time than solo laners and adc to do that)
-Inform your team for Dragon/Baron timers.
-Sacrifice yourself for your fed teammates/adc/apc if needed.
-Try to build right items for enemy composition.

Part 2 - How you should play if you have a bad ADC?

Are you flaming each other alot? Do you feel like you are not clicked? Is he making stupid turret dives for their support? His farm is bad? Is he getting grabbed by blitz/thresh every single time? Ok he is bad adc but you can still win a game with bad adc. You just have to mute him incase he flames more and change your playstyle a bit.

-Try to protect him as much as you can but do not sacrifice yourself for him
-Try to farm when he is not in lane as much as you can. Do not care for his fall back pings.
-Try to roam mid/enemy jungle and try to follow your jungler whenever he comes close to bot side.
-Try to go mid and push mid turret fast.
-Try to camp mid and force enemy mid laner to go base or kill him ( even better)
-If you get some advantage ( kill/ assist) turn back to bot lane and try your chance with your bad adc once more with better items/lvl
-Protect and support whoever is fed jungler/top/mid.
-Always Ward dragon/baron and enemy jungle (in late game)
-If you see enemy jungler moving to your jungle always go help your jungler instead of a bad adc.


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Runes

Karma Is a great champion for poking multiple enemies and have shield to protect adc. So ap scales good with her abilities. The only problem she has is mana issues but you can deal with it by buying items in game.

Runes

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Glyph of Ability Power
3


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Masteries

Thunderlord is a great mastery for KArma support since you deal more than 1 damage when you opke your enemies. Also you can proc Thunderlord 2x times at same tiem if you count the attacks and spells on your targets well.


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Items

You can chance some items form this build.
For example
-if you dont need hp do not build Rylai.
-if your enemies have lifesteal/liferegen champs build Morellonomicon
-if you team lacks damage for more ad items like Rabaddon.


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Skill Sequence

(w) your targets (e) yourself and move towards your target. When he is stunned use your (r)+(q) and aa as much as you can. With this skill sequence you can deal tons of damage.

In teamfights use your (r)+(E) so everybody in your team can get shield. And use your q to croded places and use your (w) on the target which attacks your adc/apc.


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Summary

Karma is one of the best dmg output support for pre level 6
Since his ultimate can be used until level 6 use it wise and poke your enemies down. Once you have the psychological advantage on lane keep warding and playing agressive. It will prevent your opponents to farm easily.


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Pros / Cons

Pros:
-Great dps pre level 6
-Has CC + Shield
-Can spot invisible units by his skills.
-Can speed up a teammate while shielding.

Cons:
-Falls in late game
-Not good with passive adcs
-Mana hunger.


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Team Work

Your primary Role is to protect your adc. If you feel like your adc positioning well and if you are ahead do not hesitate to use your (q) with your (r) to maximise the aoe damage to enemies. You also slow enemies by doing that.

To gain more experience you can watch my video Plat Elo Karma Support Season 6 Video


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Unique Skills

(R) Karma's Ultimate can be used even in lvl 1 and empowers his abilities
(R)+(Q)= Aoe damage on hit and another aoe damage after 1-2 secs
(R)+(W)= Bounds you to enemy and if you stay in range it stuns enemies that you bind yourself and gives you health
(R)+(E)= Instead of shielding 1 target Shields every target in your range and also gives them speed boost for a short duration
(R)+(R)= There is no such thing :)


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The End

Hope you like my guide and hope it will help you climb your way up on League of Legends
Please ask any question you have in mind on comments section and vote if you like the build.

Hafe fun on your games!