Karma Build Guide by Bearhugs
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Karmageddon - the supporter
this is where the fun starts
Not Updated For Current Season
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.
This is my first guide so... if i have missed anything or if someone wants to know some more about karma leave a comment letting me know. I hope this changes your mind about karma. She is one of the most fun APC suports I've played.
Karma has been that champion that everyone has avoided because "she sucks" and has "no place in any lane." I'm here to change that perception and bring her back! There is a small group of dedicated Karma players that know her strength, I will show you the way I play and the way I build Karma.
"Sh!t will hit the fan" ~ Extreme_Bearhugs
Pros / Cons
Can bait the best.
Can burst damage with the best.
Her support strength is one of the best Spirit Bond.
She uses fans... ****!ng fans man!.
Needs to be in every fight to receive assist gold.
Without a good adc she has no one to Spirit Bond with.
Hardest to learn.
Karma does the plays!
When I got karma for the first time I knew exactly what she is meant to do and be. Karma is that Support that benefits from being built like a pure APC. If she is built like a Sona or a Soraka, she will fall behind and wont be able to support her team mates. Karma is not for the feint hearted.
The way Karma is played from my end is AGGRESIVE! she is one hellofab!tch to lane against. When supporting, your main goal is to be up in the enemies grill popping your Mantra + Soul Shield combo along with Heavenly Wave.
Ill chat about the way mantra is used for karma further down.
Remember: Late game she is most strong when she is lower on health, so the baits are important.
Why flash and ignite?
For Karma this is a must. Do not swap it out for ghost, Spirit Bond is a speed bonus and slow if it latched on an enemy.
Personally this is what I use in conjunction with summoner's warth, that 5 extra AP points adds onto karmas passive Inner Flame. To top it off Rabadon's Deathcap improves the AP.
Karma gets the items!
Highlighting the favourite items on the Karma Build :)
Athene's Unholy Grail = My favourite item for any ap or support. The AP, Magi res, Mana regen and Cooldown Reduction is perfect for Karma. SPAMSPAMSPAMSPAM dem Q's and E's
Rylai's Crystal Scepter = The most amazing item for Karma's Mantra + E combo. If used correctly in a team fight, Their whole team is slowed, being slowed more by Karma's Q spam.
Liandry's Torment = It may look weird on Karma but with the AP she has stacked with her passive aswell as Rylai's giving the enemy team an aoe burn effect is alot of fun.
Karma tells you, how to play her.
Karma Play Style
Aggressive combat - Make sure to keep the harass up early game. If early game isnt doing to well tell the team to play defensive and farm up. Karma can turn the tides of a team battle late game.
Always find that special someone - who will carry hard and have a special friendship bond with them... Keep your W on them at all times and use it to chase and slow. Friendship saves lives.
Karma Support in Fights
Pay a lot of attention in team fights - Team fights is where karma excels, her name really reflects the way she plays. Make sure your tank initiates and you are there for the start of the fight. When he/she is in the fight.
+ for the added heal.
Your mantra should be off CD now and ready for another + combo on the Closest champion in the fight.
Keep and Eye on your Mantra cooldown and save 1 mantra early game, you never know when a gank or intiate is going to happen. That 1 mantra can save you adc's life with a single Shield or Heal.