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Karma Build Guide by LloydOrchid

Top [10.11] [Gunblade] Top Karma - A Noob's Guide [W.I.P]

Top [10.11] [Gunblade] Top Karma - A Noob's Guide [W.I.P]

Updated on June 7, 2020
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Runes: Grasp of the Undying

Resolve
Grasp of the Undying
Shield Bash
Conditioning
Revitalize

Sorcery
Manaflow Band
Transcendence
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor

Spells:

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Teleport
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport

Teleport

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[10.11] [Gunblade] Top Karma - A Noob's Guide [W.I.P]

By LloydOrchid
Introduction
Hello! My name is LloydOrchid! I started playing League mid-late 2018 (Season 8) 'cause my friends/classmates dragged me to play League with them so I joined them without knowing how to build properly.

I don't have a rank since I don't play ranked since my skills are that bad and the people in our server is toxic. I just play Blind Pick, ARAM, and U.R.F. with my friends.

I like playing Karma especially tank. I was just clicking random League videos at YouTube when I saw this Gunblade Tank Karma and ofc, I watched the whole entire video. I tried it and it worked like magic! My HP goes up so fast since I have Hextech Gunblade so I can bully and 1v1 the top laner that's why I like playing Gunblade Top Karma. :D
Pros and Cons
PROS
+ She has her own healing.
+ Can have a big amount of health depending on stacks.
+ Can be almost unkillable late game.
+ Has a shield to protect herself with a bonus MS.
+ Can bully melee champs.
+ It's fun to play tank Karma.

Karma have a self-sustain skill that helps her bring back lost HP. Paired with Hextech Gunblade and Spirit Visage, she can have super healing. She can also support while being a tank with her Defiance. Her slow can help chasing down enemies or helping her or your team to escape.
CONS
- Squishy early game
- Must have atleast the core items to win a trade or fight
- Stack dependent
- Ranged match-ups makes her stacking difficult
- Silence is her worst enemy.
- Mana consuming/hungry

The backlash of being a tank Karma is she's reliant on Grasp of the Undying stacks since its her only source of HP. Can be countered when a champ or the champ your laning against build Morellonomicon, Executioner's Calling or have silence. Mana hungry since her skills has big mana costs and you need to spam it. And lastly, ranged match-ups will be difficult since you can't get Grasp of the Undying easily 'cause they'll be poking you when you go near them.
Runes

RESOLVE
Grasp of the Undying because this is the main runes on tank Karma. It gives you 3 HP per stack and when you attack with Grasp of the Undying, It has a bonus damage and heals you. This too gives us access to the Resolve Tree.
We choose this second so you can damage the enemy more. Try to attack with Grasp of the Undying ready and use Inspire to gain a shield and then auto-attack the enemy champ for maximum damage.
We choose Conditioning because of the free 9 Armor and MR. It also increases your Armor and MR by 5% so its too hard to pass up on tank Karma. If you like Bone Plating, you can choose that as a substitute on this rune.
Revitalize since it makes the healing and shield you get be increased by 10% when below 40% HP so it synergizes with Karma's Renewal.


SORCERY
We go for Sorcery on the second rune. We choose Manaflow Band to increase are mana, give us some mana regen and help us on our mana issue.
Transcendence so we can spam your skills and Renewal often and hit max CDR since Frostfire Gauntlet and Spirit Visage altogether, gives 30% CDR.
I choose the 2 Adaptive Force so your Inner Flame can damage and Armor since all of the toplaners build AD.
Abilities
PASSIVE
ABILITY
GATHERING FIRE (Passive): Damaging enemy champions with abilities refreshes 2 / 3 / 4 seconds of Mantra's cooldown, and half of that amount basic attacks against enemy champions. The amount increases every 6 levels.


Q
INNER FLAME (Q): Karma fires a blast of energy that explodes on enemy contact, dealing 90 / 135 / 180 / 225 / 270 (+40% of ability power) magic damage to enemies in the area and slowing them by 35% for 1.25 seconds.

Mantra Bonus - Soulflare: Inner Flame deals 25 / 75 / 125 / 175 (+30% of ability power) extra magic damage and leaves a circle of flame at the impact area or upon reaching maximum range, slowing enemies for 50%. After 1.5 seconds, the circle erupts, dealing 50 / 150 / 250 / 350 (+60% of ability power) magic damage to enemies in the area.


W
FOCUSED RESOLVE (W): Karma forms a tether to target enemy champion, revealing and damaging the target for 40 / 65 / 90 / 115 / 140 (+45% of ability power) magic damage over 2 seconds which goes up to a total of 80 / 130 / 180 / 230 / 280 (+90% of the ability power) magic damage in total (one tick at the start of the cast and one at the end). Gathering Fire is applied every time this ability damages. If the tether is not broken after the 2 seconds, the target is revealed and rooted for 1.4 / 1.55 / 1.7 / 1.85 / 2 seconds.

Mantra Bonus - Renewal: Focused Resolve increases the duration of the reveal and root by 0.5 / 0.75 / 1 / 1.25 seconds and heals Karma for 20% (+1% per 100 ability power) of her missing health immediately plus another 20% (+1% per 100 ability power) of her missing health if the tether remains unbroken.


E
INSPIRE (E): Karma shields target ally, which absorbs 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 / 200 (+50% of ability power) damage for 2.5 seconds and grants the target 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60% bonus movement speed for 1.5 seconds.

Mantra Bonus - Defiance: Inspire's shield overflows with energy, increasing the target's shield amount by 25 / 80 / 135 / 190 (+50% of ability power). Allied champions gain 30% of that amount as a shield, and are also hasted by 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60%.


R
MANTRA (R): Karma empowers her next ability cast within the next 8 seconds, adding an additional effect. Empowered abilities share the same cooldown as their basic form.

Karma begins with one rank in Mantra and can increase it at levels 6, 11, and 16. Ranks in Mantra improve the additional effects of empowered abilities.
Ability Sequence
R -> Q -> E -> W [Q max for waveclear and poke damage]

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R -> Q -> W -> E [If you want to max W second]

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Summoner Spells

SUMMONER SPELLS
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FLASH: This is a must-equip summs since it provides you escape and chasing ability. You can also use this to dodge skillshots if your Inspire is on cooldown.
TELEPORT: The standard top lane summs. Use this if you want to get back to your lane quickly or gank on the other lanes.
IGNITE: Use this if you want to play aggressively and pressure the enemy top laner. This can help you finish the job if their HP is low.
Items

Core Items



Iceborn Gauntlet
The first item on Karma. The Gauntlet gives you another waveclear via passive (with a slow), Mana, Armor, and 20% CDR. Get Sheen on your first back since it gives CDR, Mana, and the Spellblade passive.



-OR-
Ninja Tabi > ARMOR
Buy this boots if the enemy team comp is focused on AD or if you're laning against an AD champ.
Mercury's Treads > TENACITY
Get these if the team comp is AP. You can buy these if the enemy an AP team or hard CC's. (Ex. Leona, Veigar, Morgana)


Hextech Gunblade
Hextech Gunblade gives you healing, AP and AD. It makes your Renewal's heal gives more HP and your Inner Flame and auto heals you too.


Spirit Visage
Spirit Visage makes your healing more stronger so its a must-have item on Karma.


Last Items



Manamune
Manamune or Muramana gives you mana for spamming more abilities and AD since you'll be auto-attacking to get stacks of Grasp.


Rabadon's Deathcap
Rabadon's Deathcap gives you 120 AP and increases your AP by 40%.


Randuin's Omen
Randuin's Omen is built when your laning against a Yasuo or Quinn since they both build Critical Items. Use its Active Passive if you're getting chased or getting ganked so it'll give you time to run away.


Thornmail
Another anti attack speed/auto-attack reliant item. Build this if you need to counter their healing. Try to build this with enemies using Conqueror to negate the healing they get or if the enemy ADC gets fed.


Frozen Heart
This item gives you a tons of Armor, CDR and Mana. Build this if their team comp is full AD or the enemy you're laning against build full AD (Ex. Fiora, Illaoi, Aatrox, Gangplank, etc.)


Dead Man's Plate
Dead Man's Plate gives you 60 MS and 100 bonus damage at max Momentum. You can use this if you wan to splitpush or to get lane faster.


Adaptive Helm
Adaptive Helm makes you survive magic bursts like Syndra's ult or Mordekaiser's Q.


Abyssal Mask
This tank item converts some damage you get into mana and the mana you spent heals you. Its Unique Aura makes the enemies within 325 range take 15% more magic damage so you can damage them more with your Inner Flame.


Death's Dance
Death's Dance is an AD Hextech Gunblade. It heals you 15% the damage you deal and stores 20% damage and turns it into bleed so you can survive more in team fights or ganks.


Support Items



Ardent Censer
This is a good support item since it gives you and your ally you shield an attack speed and a little bit of MS. It also makes your shield a little bit strong.


Redemption
Even though your healing does do much, its still healing. Use this on team fights so you and your allies can survive and probably win the fight.


Shurelya's Reverie
Shurelya's Battlesong gives you and your allies MS when activated. Either you can use this to chase someone or retreat when losing.


Locket of the Iron Solari
This item provides your Armor and MR with an Active AoE shield with is good in team fights since you can shield all allies with this.


AP Items



Rylai's Crystal Scepter
This slows your enemy even more since Karma's Inner Flame can slow the enemies by 35%. This is also good since it gives you HP to be tanky.


Luden's Echo
A standard mage item. It provides Mana, CDR, and AP. Its passive can help you waveclear easily and help you do damage at team fights.


Twin Shadows
Its Active can help you chase down someone or escape when you in trouble. It gives too AP, MS and 10% CDR.


Void Staff
Use this if the enemy is building Armor. You can easily kill them with this since it ignores 40% of the targets MR.


Liandry's Torment
This item applies burn on the target and increases your damage. This too gives 75 AP and 300 HP so its ok to buy.


Morellonomicon
This item gives you Magic Pen, HP, AP, and Grievous Wounds. Try to build this if you want to reduced the healing they receive (Ex. Darius, Dr. Mundo).


Zhonya's Hourglass
This item has AP, Armor, and a Stasis. Build this if you want to survive bursts like Rengar's Unseen Predator or Syndra's Unleashed Power.


Banshee's Veil
Banshee's Veil protects you from abilities when its passive is up. Buy Banshee's Veil if the enemy has a heavy CC champ (Ex. Veigar, Leona, Morgana, etc.).


Don't forget to buy!



Control Ward
This item prevents the enemy jungler to gank and this too counter wards that are placed by the enemy champ. Buy this if you have a spare gold at first back, if not, its ok.


Elixir of Iron
A must buy item at full build or late-game. This makes Karma a big fat (almost) unkillable Karma.
Update Log
6/8/2020
Added Introduction, Pros and Cons, Runes, Abilities, Ability Sequence and Summoner Spells!
Fixed some typos.

6/2/2020
Changed the whole Item Chapter since it looks bad.
Added AP Items.
Removed the Aftershock rune since it'll not increase your HP unlike Grasp.
This Guide is still W.I.P. so expect updates on the Guide Chapters. UwU
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