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Her Heavenly Wave fan technique is a deadly art of grace and poise, but her truest strength lies in the hearts of those willing to die alongside her. - IreliaSquare Irelia
Karma Render old

Even in her youth, Karma exhibited almost superhuman composure. While her peers explored the torrent of emotions that came with adolescence, Karma meditated in the Lotus Gardens. She was convinced that the true path to enlightenment was a journey inward, to a place within the self, overlooked by most. She exuded such inner contentment that she quickly became a go-to mediator and confidante in her village. Her instructors used to say: "That girl can not only weather a storm, but calm it."

Karma did not live extravagantly. Her parents owned a local business selling antiques in the Navori province and they often struggled to provide for themselves, though they did so with cheery optimism. Her most prized possessions were two exquisite Heavenly Wave fans taken from her family's shop.

When Noxian troops invaded southern Ionia, her village was one of the first to fall. The villages who survived the assault were captured by Noxian forces. It was then that Karma found her calling. By exploiting the insecurities of the Noxian commander, she negotiated the safe release of the villages to the northern lands.

She was present at the Placidium, where the Elders had considered surrender until IreliaSquare Irelia's impassioned last stand renewed the Ionians' hope. Karma used this hope to solidify the Elders' commitment to remain defiant against the Noxian onslaught.

For her devotion and charisma, Karma was made the figurehead of the Ionian resistance. She never compromised, and she shared every hardship with her people, even when it came to combat. By tapping into her inner Inner Flame old resilience, she discovered that she could bring great force to bear against her foes on the battlefield. She modified her Heavenly Wave fans into lethal implements, and was tutored by JannaSquare Janna to enhance their effects.

The Noxians called her 'The Enlightened One', a nickname she embraced, and one which they would come to dread. She joined the League to represent Ionia in the ultimate political arena.


Candidate
  • KarmaSquare Karma
Date
  • January 28, 21 CLE
Observation

Karma emerges into sight on the wings of prestige. From the topmost tip of her Mantra old mantle to the lowest hem of her gown, she is the perfect picture of Ionian class. She pauses, poised at the threshold, admiring the delicate ornamentation that League artisans crafted into the Great Hall. Karma has seen the Great Hall on numerous occasions, but her eyes manage to well with appreciation in every instance. As she crosses the hall, grace drips from every movement, and she wades in an air of distinction.

At the marble doors, she touches the frame delicately. They part gently for her, as if they were trying to match the elegance of her motion. She vanishes through the archway, and the room left behind feels emptier than it had before she entered.

Reflection

The meticulous artistry of the Institute always reminded Karma, by curious contrast, of the chaos of open war. Every inset groove was, to her, the face of a lost friend. She imagined what her fallen comrades might have thought of this comparison when a horribly familiar, acrid stench stung her nose. She turned in time for a brilliant green explosion to fill her view. She swept her steel Heavenly Wave fans against the blast, piercing a hole in its expanding wave. Her reaction, though immediate, only diminished the force. She focused her senses inward as air whipped past. Her form was steel while her hair and clothes swirled in the chaos. When the blast subsided, her once-immaculate locks hung in limp disarray and her dress was torn and caked with soil.

There was something unusual about the soil - a pungent smell. Blood. She looked up, bracing for the worst. Nonetheless, she was unprepared for what she saw. No, no... not again. In front of her, as far as she could see, lay the strewn bodies of Ionian villagers. Another green explosion in the distance sent cadavers arcing through the air. The taste of salt stung her lips. She didn't even notice the tears tracing down her cheeks. She saw a shoe, much too small for any adult, raised from the ground ahead of her. A small leg extended beneath it, disappearing into the soil.

Karma snapped upright, raking the air around her with both fans. Tears and soil matted with blood flew away from her. When all settled she was transformed, emotions absent, eyes dark but calm. She was powerful, noble, the picture of dignity against a backdrop of unimaginable horror.

She strode with purpose towards a cackling figure in the distance. Its silhouette was one she could not forget: Zaun's insane chemist, WarwickSquare Warwick. He stood behind a glowing control panel atop an armored, beetle-shaped vehicle. He gesticulated with zeal as each explosion bit the Ionian landscape. He was human, although the lacking lycanthropy did not register with Karma. She was beyond thought, beyond emotion; ready to do what she must to stop what was happening in front of her.

Zaunite shock troops assembled before her, blocking her path. A wave of her fan and they were gone, their cries muted by the roaring gust. Warwick noticed her with glee. His fingers danced across the controls and a cannon extended from the transport beneath him. It fired a sickly green stream of liquid into the air above her, where it burst like a liquid firecracker. She thrust one fan into the air above her head, blowing back a portion of the falling ooze, though far less than she'd expected. Drops rained down around her. Where the drops touched her skin, they sizzled and burned through it. Karma cried out in agony.

"Delicious isn't it, Duchess?" Warwick exclaimed. "I call it an Aerial Corrosive Mine. The acid is several times heavier than mercury, so your wind techniques won't protect you."

Karma crumpled to the ground, the acid boring into her flesh. She pushed herself up to a cross-legged meditative pose, blinked back the searing pain, and uttered a healing mantra. The pain lessened, although it still consumed her.

"It's not meant to be fired into the air that way. I just wanted you to savor the taste. I'm afraid when I fire it directly at you, your delicate 'weapons' will be useless."

A tinny voice chirped something indiscernible from the control panel. Warwick listened for a moment, and then nodded his head. "I would truly love to play with you some more, Duchess, but there are more Ionians in need of my services." Warwick fiddled with the controls and the cannon lowered, aimed squarely at her. "This ends now."

Karma blinked. Her mind was sluggish, flooded with frantic damage reports from nerves all over her body. A single thought floated to the surface of her awareness.

I've failed.

Just as she consigned herself to join those scattered around her, a blinding ray of light descended from the heavens, landing squarely on Warwick. He screamed as his skin melted away. His body contorted, muscles bursting outward. His head and limbs stretched, yanking joints apart and forming new ones. Long claws cut through the tips of his fingers and toes. He wrenched forward, then back, and when the spasms ceased his spine was long and hunched. His high-pitched wail suddenly turned to gravel, and blue hair stabbed out from every pore of his body. He fell to the ground in a heap. The light subsided.

Not far from him, a new form lay in the mud. Karma fought her way to her feet, acid still eating into her, and stumbled to the form. There in front of her laid SorakaSquare Soraka, the spiritual icon of her people. The Starchild had lost the celestial radiance which characterized her SorakaSquare transcendence [S|L]. She lay staring upward, her expression vacant.

Reason overpowered remorse, and suddenly Karma knew she was seeing an illusion.

Soraka's gaze turned to Karma, her eyes piercing her soul for answers. "Why do you want to join the League, Karma?" The voice was sad, resigned.

"Is this vision not enough?" Karma gestured all around them. The pain was suddenly gone. "This isn't really over. These things never really end. All we can do is remain vigilant and try to protect those we love."

"Always one for a speech." Soraka smirked. "How does it feel, exposing your mind?"

"There is nothing on my mind that I wouldn't happily share with you. How does it feel, knowing what we suffered, what you chose to ignore?"

Karma was suddenly alone in the antechamber of the Institute, the doors ahead opened to the League. She appraised her clothes, which were as pristine and spotless as when she entered. With an imperceptible shift, Karma summoned her composure and marched onward.


Previous Champion Spotlight

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Karma Champion Spotlight old

Previous Abilities

Inner Flame
Inner Flame old

Karma gains 0.3 / 0.5 / 0.7 / 0.9 / 1.1 / 1.3 bonus ability power for every 1% missing health.

Ability Details
Inner Flame is a self-targeted buff.


Heavenly Wave
RANGE: 700
COST: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90 / 95 Mana
COOLDOWN: 6
Heavenly Wave

Active: Karma sends forth a wave of hidden blades from her fans, dealing magic damage to all enemies in a cone in front of her.

  • Magic Damage: 70 / 110 / 150 / 190 / 230 / 270 (+ 60% AP)

Mantra old Mantra: Heavenly Wave also heals Karma and her allies in the cone.

  • Heal: 35 / 55 / 75 / 95 / 115 / 135 (+ 5% (+ 2% per 100 AP) missing health)
Ability Details
Heavenly Wave is a conic area of effect.


Spirit Bond
RANGE: 800
COST: 65 / 75 / 85 / 95 / 105 / 115 Mana
COOLDOWN: 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10
Spirit Bond

Active: Karma creates a tether between herself and a target ally or a target enemy for up to 5 seconds, breaking if the target becomes stealthed. Affected allies gain bonus movement speed while affected enemies are Slow icon slowed and take magic damage.

  • Magic Damage: 80 / 125 / 170 / 215 / 260 / 305 (+ 70% AP)
  • Movement Speed Modifier: 10 / 12 / 14 / 16 / 18 / 20%

Any champion, whether ally or enemy, who walks through the tether is granted the same movement speed modifier for 3 seconds.

Mantra old Mantra: Spirit Bond grants twice its movement speed modifier.

  • Mantra Movement Speed Modifier: 20 / 24 / 28 / 32 / 36 / 40%
Ability Details
Spirit Bond is a unit-targeted ability.


Soul Shield
RANGE: 800
COST: 70 / 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120 Mana
COOLDOWN: 10
Soul Shield

Active: Karma shields herself or the target ally for 5 seconds.

  • Shield: 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240 / 280 (+ 80% AP)

Mantra old Mantra: Soul Shield sends forth a burst of energy, dealing magic damage to enemy units around her target.

  • Magic Damage: 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240 / 280 (+ 80% AP)
Ability Details
Soul Shield is a unit-targeted buff with self-targeted buff and area of effect components.


Mantra
Recharge Time: 30 / 25 / 20
Mantra old

Active: Karma empowers her next ability to grant it an additional effect. Karma stores a Mantra charge every few seconds, up to a maximum of 2 stored at once.

Karma begins with one rank in Mantra and she innately increases it at levels 7 and 13.

Ability Details
Mantra is a self-targeted buff.


Previous Quotes

Upon Selection
  •  
    Old Karma Select
    "An enlightened decision."
Upon Casting a Mantra Mantra-Empowered Ability
Karma chants in an Ancient Ionian dialect.
  • "Lath Rian Oune Vi Heavenly Wave Phyla!" ("Weave the threads of Heavenly Wave Tranquility!")
  • "Gaen Na Kyri Vi Spirit Bond Jia!" ( "Reap the winds of Spirit Bond Pain!")
  • "Sae Eleisa Tera Vi Soul Shield Saera!" ("Discover the meaning of Soul Shield Magic!")

Previous Splash Art



Patch History

V7.22
  • Stats
    • Base health increased to 534 from 522.44.
    • Health growth increased to 95 from 83.
V7.20
  • Gathering Fire Gathering Fire
    • Ability cooldown reduction increased to 2 / 3 / 4 seconds from 2 / 2.5 / 3.
    • Basic attack cooldown reduction increased to 1 / 1.5 / 2 seconds from 1 / 1.25 / 1.5.
V7.18
  • General
    • Bug Fix: Now correctly has recommended item pages for both mid and support.
V7.15
V7.12
  • Inspire Inspire
    • Base shield strength reduced to 70 / 95 / 120 / 145 / 170 from 70 / 100 / 130 / 160 / 190.
  • Defiance Defiance
    • Percentage of original shield to nearby allied champions reduced to 30% from 50%.
V7.9
V7.7
  • General
    • New splash artwork for Sun Goddess, Sakura and Traditional as well as a tweaks for Order of the Lotus.
V7.1
  • Focused Resolve Focused Resolve / Renewal Renewal
    • Number of damage ticks reduced to 2 from 3.
    • Base damage per tick increased to 30 / 55 / 80 / 105 / 130 from 20 / 36.7 / 53.3 / 70 / 86.7
    • Damage per tick AP scaling increased to 45% AP + 30% AP.
      • Total damage unchanged.
  • Renewal Renewal
    • Bug Fix: Base tether visuals are no longer a funky color.
  • Defiance Defiance
    • Base shield strength reduced to 30 / 90 / 150 / 210 from 30 / 100 / 170 / 240.
V6.24
  • Soulflare Soulflare
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a spectator mode bug preventing Order of the Lotus Karma's Soulflare explosion circle indicator from displaying.
V6.15
  • Inspire Inspire
    • Shield reduced to 70 / 100 / 130 / 160 / 190 from 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 / 200
    • Removed: Can no longer target minions.
  • Defiance Defiance
    • Bonus movement speed reduced to 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60% from 60% at all ranks.
V6.6
  • Defiance Defiance
    • Base shield strength increased to 30 / 100 / 170 / 240 from 30 / 90 / 150 / 210.
    • AP ratio increased to 60% AP from 30% AP.
V6.2
  • Focused Resolve Focused Resolve
    • Mana cost reduced to 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 from 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90.
V5.22
  • Stats
    • Base mana regeneration increased to 8.5 from 6.
V5.17
  • Focused Resolve Focused Resolve
    • Cooldown reduced to 12 seconds at all ranks from 16 / 15 / 14 / 13 / 12.
V5.10
  • Gathering Fire Gathering Fire
    • Mantra cooldown refund on spell hit increased to 2 / 2.5 / 3 seconds from 2 at all levels.
    • Mantra cooldown refund on basic attack increased to 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 seconds from 1 at all levels.
  • Focused Resolve Focused Resolve
    • New Effect: Can target monsters.
    • AP ratio increased to 90% AP from 60% AP.
  • Renewal Renewal
    • New Effect: Increases Focused Resolve Focused Resolve's root duration by 0.5 seconds.
    • Removed: 75 / 150 / 225 / 300 + 60% AP bonus damage
  • Inspire Inspire
    • Base shield strength reduced to 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 / 200 from 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240.
    • Mana cost reduced to 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80 from 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100.
    • Cooldown reduced to 10 / 9.5 / 9 / 8.5 / 8 seconds from 10 at all ranks.
  • Defiance Defiance
    • New Effect: Primary target gains 30 / 90 / 150 / 210 + 30% AP shield health.
    • Allied area-of-effect shield changed to 50% of primary target's from 30 / 70 / 110 / 150.
    • Removed: 60 / 140 / 220 / 300 + 60% AP damage over time.
V5.5
  • Defiance Defiance
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where allied champions were granted the inspire portion of the shield, instead of half of the defiance damage.
V4.17
  • Soulflare Soulflare
    • Bug Fix: Area of effect visual fizzling when Karma dies.
  • Mantra Mantra
    • New Effect: Can now be cast while disabled.
V4.5
  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 14 from 10.
V3.8
  • Inner Flame Inner Flame
    • Mana cost reduced to 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 from 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90.
    • Explosion radius increased to 250 from 230.
  • Focused Resolve Focused Resolve
    • Bug Fix: Not granting vision of rooted target.
  • Renewal Renewal
    • Heal changed to 20% + 1% per 100 AP missing health on-cast followed by the same amount over tether duration from 25% missing health over time.
  • Defiance Defiance
    • Bug Fix: Allied area-of-effect shield not accounting for AP ratio.
V3.7
  • Soulflare Soulflare
    • New Effect: Slow area spawns directly under primary target.
V3.6
  • Inner Flame Inner Flame
    • Base damage increased to 80 / 125 / 170 / 215 / 260 from 60 / 110 / 160 / 210 / 260.
  • Focused Resolve Focused Resolve
    • Cooldown reduced to 16 / 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 seconds from 16 / 15.5 / 15 / 14.5 / 14.
  • Inspire Inspire
    • Cooldown reduced to 10 seconds from 12.
    • Bonus movement speed increased to 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60% from 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60%.
  • Mantra Mantra
    • Cooldown reduced to 45 / 42 / 39 / 36 seconds from 45 at all ranks.
V3.5 (Balance update)
  • Gathering Fire Gathering Fire
    • Mantra Mantra on-spell cooldown reduction increased to 2 seconds at all levels from 1 / 1.5 / 2.
    • Mantra Mantra on-hit cooldown reduction increased to 1 second at all levels from 0.5 / 0.75 / 1
  • Inner Flame Inner Flame
    • Detonation area-of-effect focus changed to point of impact from the center of impacted target.
  • Focused Resolve Focused Resolve
    • Mana cost reduced to 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90 from 70 / 80 / 90 / 100 / 110.
    • Gathering Fire Gathering Fire application changed to per-tick from on-cast.
    • Ticks reduced to 3 from 6.
  • Inspire Inspire
    • Bonus movement speed duration increased to 1.5 seconds from 1.25.
    • Bug Fix: Tooltip displaying incorrect shield value (80 / 115 / 150 / 185 / 220 instead of the intended 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240).
  • Defiance Defiance
    • Bonus movement speed increased to 60% at all ranks from 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60%.(Inspire Inspire's rank)
    • Allied area-of-effect shield/haste range increased to 700 from 600.
V3.5 rework
  • Gathering Fire Gathering Fire (Innate)
    • Reduces Mantra's cooldown every time Karma damages an enemy with one of her abilities (Half-effect for Karma's basic-attacks).
  • Inner Flame Inner Flame (Q)
    • Fires a blast of energy that explodes upon enemy contact, dealing magic damage and slowing all enemies in the area.
    • Mantra Bonus: deals additional magic damage and leaves a circle of flame at the impact area (or upon reaching maximum range), heavily slowing all enemies inside the circle. After a brief delay the circle erupts, dealing heavy magic damage to all enemies in the area.
  • Focused Resolve Focused Resolve (W)
    • Links Karma to target enemy champion, revealing them and dealing magic damage over 2 seconds. If the link is not broken, the enemy is rooted.
    • Mantra Bonus: Focused Resolve deals bonus magic damage over time and heals Karma for a percent of her missing health while linked to her target.
  • Inspire Inspire (E)
    • Target ally gains a shield, granting movement speed for a brief duration and absorbing damage.
    • Mantra Bonus: the shield overflows with energy, dealing magic damage to all enemies around the shielded unit. Allied champions near the shielded unit gain half of that amount as a shield and are hasted.
  • Mantra Mantra (Ultimate)
    • Karma empowers her next ability within 8 seconds for an additional effect.
V1.0.0.152
  • Stats
    • Movement speed increased to 335 from 310.
V1.0.0.138
  • Mantra Mantra
    • Bug Fix: Cooldown not updating with level or with cooldown reduction until after reaching maximum charges.

V1.0.0.125

  • Mantra Mantra
    • Bug Fix: Charge sometimes being consumed when using a summoner spell.
V1.0.0.123
  • Mantra Mantra
    • New Effect: Buff icon displays current number of charges and the next charge's cooldown.
May 10, 2011 Hotfix
  • General
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where Karma's basic abilities not being affected by cooldown reduction.
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where summoner spells were placing Karma's spells on cooldown.
V1.0.0.118
  • Mantra Mantra
    • New Effect: Cooldown timer.
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where by casting abilities in rapid succession you could charge multiple spells with a single cast.
V1.0.0.115
  • Heavenly Wave Heavenly Wave
    • Bug Fix: Visual occasionally not aligning with cast direction.
  • Mantra Mantra
    • New Effect: Empowered Soul Shield Soul Shield displays an area-of-effect indicator when cursor hovers over an ally.
V1.0.0.114
  • Spirit Bond Spirit Bond
    • Tether range slightly increased.
  • Mantra Mantra
    • Charge reload time changed to a 30 / 25 / 20 seconds from 25 at all levels.
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where Empowered Heavenly Wave Heavenly Wave was not granting assists for healing allies.
V1.0.0.112
  • Heavenly Wave Heavenly Wave
    • Base heal increased to 35 / 55 / 75 / 95 / 115 / 135 from 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90 / 105.
  • Spirit Bond Spirit Bond
    • Cooldown reduced to 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 seconds from 20 / 18 / 16 / 14 / 12 / 10.
  • Soul Shield Soul Shield
    • Base shield strength and damage increased to 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240 / 280 from 70 / 110 / 150 / 190 / 230 / 270.
  • Mantra Mantra
    • Cooldown reduced to 25 seconds from 30.
V1.0.0.111
  • Spirit Bond Spirit Bond
    • Bug Fix: Now properly scores assists when affecting an ally.
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where it would break friendly spell shields and not apply the haste bonus.
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a display bug where its beam would appear at Karma's feet for enemy players.
V1.0.0.110
  • Inner Flame old Inner Flame (Innate)
    • Karma gains increased ability power corresponding to her % of missing health.
  • Heavenly Wave Heavenly Wave (Q)
    • Karma sends forth hidden blades from her fans, dealing magic damage to units in a cone in front of her.
    • Mantra Bonus: In addition to dealing damage to enemies, Heavenly Wave will also heal allies in the cone based on a % of their missing health.
  • Spirit Bond Spirit Bond (W)
    • Karma bonds an ally or enemy creating a beam between them. Allied anchors have increased movement speed and enemy anchors have reduced movement speed. Enemy units that come in contact with the beam take magic damage.
    • Mantra Bonus: Karma strengthens the bond to double the effect of the movement speed modifier.
  • Soul Shield Soul Shield (E)
    • Karma summons a protective shield that absorbs incoming damage.
    • Mantra Bonus: In addition to casting the shield, energy radiates out from the shield dealing damage to enemy units around Karma's target.
  • Mantra Mantra (Ultimate)
    • Karma empowers her next ability to do an additional effect. Mantra is available at level 1 and does not require a skill point.

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