.S12 Karma Support Guide
So before we start up with this guide - let's get to meet!
My name is Amit and I've reached Diamond 2 as a support, so yeah - you can kinda guess that's my main role.
In this guide I'll share with you my way of playing Karma as a support.
I hope you'd find this helpful in some way, and let's get straight into it :)
Honestly, I would say - I LOVE KARMA
But without saying I love this champ, I'd say that I find her very versatile.
If you're the stronger bot lane - You can play aggressive and poke hard.
If you're the weaker bot lane - You can play more defensively.
(obviously this can be said on almost every other support champions, but IMO Karma has such a nice kit for matching herself into any situation)
As you can see, the runes are VERY similar to each other.
The only thing that has changed is the first KEY.
I'll take "Arcane Comet" when I know I'm the stronger bot laner, so I can poke hard and deal extra damage.
And I'll take "Summon Aery" when I know we have a weaker bot lane than the enemies, So I might gonna need that extra shield to my ADC.
- Poke Damage
- Harass & Shielding
Flash & Ignite are your To-Go Spells.
There are some cases when the enemy team has a lot of high damage champions, so your ADC should give up on his heal and change to exhaust.
But if he doesn't - you might wanna consider changing to exhaust by yourself.
I would say, if you're gonna play aggressive and you're aware of the matchup in your lane - you will definitely wanna go with Flash & Ignite.
- Summs (Role 1)
The reason I max my Q for only 3 points at the start, is because I want to help and shove the minion wave with my ADC when needed - But I don't want to take any of his farm!
- Skill Path
Ardent Censer - If you have a DPS ADC (Like Jinx or Vayne) you wanna get this item before Staff of Flowing Water
Staff of Flowing Water - If you have more of a poking ADC (like Ezreal or Ziggs), you wanna get this item before you get Ardent Censer.
In case the enemy team has a hard CC - you surely want to consider getting "Mikael's Blessing"
if your ADC didn't get himself Cleanse.
I've got to say - Vigilant Wardstone is a very underrated item and you should definitely use it!
Vision Control is so important and the fact that you can store up to 3 and put 2 Control Wards on the map is so OP.
- Item Set 1
So that's basically it guys!
these are the basic thing you must know before you play Karma.
of course there are more advanced things to know, such as positioning etc.
but we'll keep that for another guide...
20 Y/O Diamond Support Player - EUNE - EUW