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Champion Spotlight

By David 'Phreak' Turley [1]

Karma Champion Spotlight06:23

Karma Champion Spotlight

Channel the powers of Ionia in this Champion Spotlight as KarmaSquare Karma, the Enlightened One, now completely remade and ready to rejoin the Fields of Justice.

In her new role as mage-support, Karma goes toe-to-toe against opponents in solo lanes or when paired in a traditional bot lane. With a versatile skillset that Inspire protects allies and Inner Flame blasts opponents, as well as three distinct ways to supercharge her abilities with her Mantra ultimate, Karma's dangerous no matter which role she fills on your team.

For more info on Karma's new abilities, sample mastery builds, tips, tricks, and everything in between, check out the Karma Champion Spotlight now.

Recommended Items

Summoner's Rift
Starting Spellthief's Edge item Health Potion item3 Warding Totem item
Early Frostfang item Boots of Speed item Sightstone item
Essential Eye of the Watchers item Frost Queen's Claim item Sorcerer's Shoes item
Offensive Morellonomicon item Ardent Censer item Rabadon's Deathcap item
Defensive Redemption item Athene's Unholy Grail item Locket of the Iron Solari item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Sorcery item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran's Ring item2 Health Potion item
Essential Wooglet's Witchcap item Haunting Guise item Sorcerer's Shoes item
Offensive Luden's Echo item Void Staff item Morellonomicon item
Defensive Abyssal Mask item Moonflair Spellblade item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item
Howling Abyss
Starting Orb of Winter item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item3
Essential Morellonomicon item Luden's Echo item Sorcerer's Shoes item
Offensive Rabadon's Deathcap item Void Staff item Ardent Censer item
Defensive Zhonya's Hourglass item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Oracle's Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item


Playing As KarmaSquare Karma
  • Gathering Fire Gathering Fire rewards aggressive play. Look to land abilities and basic attacks on your opponent to lower Mantra Mantra's cooldown and stay on the offensive.
  • When using Focused Resolve Focused Resolve, slow your opponents with Inner Flame Inner Flame or speed yourself up with Inspire Inspire if you're having trouble sticking to a target.
  • Don't be too conservative with Mantra Mantra. Gathering Fire Gathering Fire is strongest in teamfights, making it easy to recharge Mantra Mantra multiple times.
Playing Against KarmaSquare Karma
  • Karma's Gathering Fire passive lowers her Mantra Mantra cooldown when she hits enemy champions with abilities and basic attacks. Deny her from getting free hits on you.
  • Karma's Soulflare Soulflare erupts for bonus damage in the area in which it's placed. React quickly and escape the circle to avoid taking heavy damage.
  • Focused Resolve Focused Resolve is a strong disengage tool. Create distance to avoid being Focused Resolve rooted and seek to engage afterwards.


Ability Usage
  • Mantra Mantra has immense utility and value in many situations.
    • Soulflare Soulflare is best for burst and can deal immense damage, especially in teamfights. Keep in mind that the projectile will explode for area damage even if it misses, which makes it easier to snipe out low targets.
    • Renewal Renewal is KarmaSquare Karma's trademark turnaround ability. Casting it can grant a massive heal, which allows her to bait out enemies into unfavorable situations or simply allow her to survive otherwise fatal situations.
    • Defiance Defiance is a great engage or disengage tool, granting a strong shield and movespeed burst to your entire team.
  • KarmaSquare Karma's standard damage combo starts with Focused Resolve Focused Resolve, followed up by a Soulflare Soulflare after the root has triggered.
  • Many KarmaSquare Karma players greatly overvalue the power of Soulflare Soulflare. While it has excellent scaling and base damage, it can be dodged fairly easily, wasting a use of Mantra Mantra.
  • Soulflare Soulflare and Inner Flame Inner Flame's low cooldown and high damage lend themselves greatly to pushing a solo lane, denying KarmaSquare Karma's lane opponent farm.
Mastery Usage
Item Usage
  • KarmaSquare Karma is deceptively durable at low health, due to the shield of Inspire Inspire and the heal of Renewal Renewal. Be sure you are not trapping yourself in an unfavorable position by attempting to all-in her.