AP Karma Build

AP Karma build with runes and items. AP Karma guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play AP Karma build in League of Legends Patch 14.12!

Updated: 2024-05-22 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Karma and build AP.
Full AP Karma build for ARAM. With Luden's Companion and tons of AP.
Karma ARAM modifiers
DMG done -5%
DMG taken NORMAL

TLDR

Starting items
Lost Chapter should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Karma ability Inner Flame should be leveled first.
Q
Karma ability Inspire should be leveled second.
E
Karma ability Focused Resolve should be leveled third.
W
Final items
Sorcerer's Shoes should be final item in your build.
Horizon Focus should be final item in your build.
Luden's Companion should be final item in your build.
Void Staff should be final item in your build.
Rabadon's Deathcap should be final item in your build.
Shadowflame should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Dark Harvest from Domination tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Ghost as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

AP Karma Runes

Domination
Domination major tree Electrocute rune.
Domination major tree Dark Harvest rune.
Domination major tree Hail of Blades rune.
Domination major tree Cheap Shot rune.
Domination major tree Taste of Blood rune.
Domination major tree Sudden Impact rune.
Domination major tree Zombie Ward rune.
Domination major tree Ghost Poro rune.
Domination major tree Eyeball Collection rune.
Domination major tree Treasure Hunter rune.
Domination major tree Relentless Hunter rune.
Domination major tree Ultimate Hunter rune.
Precision
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How it works

  1. You play poke oriented Mage.
  2. You rush Luden's Companion.
  3. You build AP items, going full damage.

How to play

  1. Playing AP Karma build, your default rush is Luden's Companion. In cases, when an enemy team is full of tanks and HP stackers, go Liandry's Torment.
  2. Adapt to an enemy team. Are they full of tanks, and they rush tons of Magic Resist? You rush Void Staff as #2 or #3 item to counter MR stacking. Their team has champs with lots of healing? Rush Oblivion Orb as #2 item (upgrade to Morellonomicon as 4th or 5th item).
  3. Somebody is going after you each fight? Always getting ulted by enemy assassins? Rush Zhonya's Hourglass.

Tips and Tricks

Riot
  1. Gathering Fire rewards aggressive play. Look to land abilities and basic attacks on your opponent to lower Mantra's cooldown and stay on the offensive.
  2. When using Focused Resolve, slow your opponents with Inner Flame or speed yourself up with Inspire if you're having trouble sticking to a target.
  3. Don't be too conservative with Mantra. Gathering Fire is strongest in teamfights, making it easy to recharge Mantra multiple times.

Skill Order

  • Karma [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Inner Flame
  • Karma [object Object] ability.
    W
    Focused Resolve
  • Karma [object Object] ability.
    E
    Inspire
  • Karma [object Object] ability.
    R
    Mantra

Items

Starting items
Lost Chapter item.
Rush this
Luden's Companion item.
Rush this vs. tanks
Liandry's Torment item.
Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
For mana problems
Seraph's Embrace item.
Tear of the Goddess item.
Rod of Ages item.
Good items
Malignance item.
Blackfire Torch item.
Stormsurge item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Shadowflame item.
Horizon Focus item.
Situational items
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Banshee's Veil item.
Morellonomicon item.
Against high MR
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Void Staff item.
Cryptbloom item.
Counter high HP
Liandry's Torment item.
Counter healing
Oblivion Orb item.
Morellonomicon item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Seeker's Armguard item.
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Elixir of Iron item.
Example final build
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Horizon Focus item.
Luden's Companion item.
Void Staff item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Shadowflame item.