“Karma top is pretty hard to kill because they usually go tank and play super safe, but honestly she shouldn't kill you either, make sure you buy a Cull in this matchup so you can get a lead through farming, if you are able to get an E on her you can probably kill her, push her into turret really hard early as her waveclear isn't the best, you outscale her really hard so the lane might be somewhat annoying but the longer it goes the more you win.”
“Recommended: Sustain Runes & Teleport
Tips: Don't fight her unless you get a gank. Passive shield and W her Q and AA poke to stay healthy while farming. Only engage if she wastes W somehow.”
“She is a pain due to her mobility/shields/root, which only becomes more annoying as the game goes on longer. She can either go full AP or Tank, the second one being annoying as hell. It's very hard to chase her or trade efficiently, you can utilize your minions as a way to prevent damage from her (Q) or (R) > (Q) combo, but don't be overextended. If you end up shoving your lane under her tower, you will simply be ran down. She can easily clear the entire wave and run after you or get a gank and lock you down with her mobility and root. Try your best to match your waves through wave control so you're by your tower for allies to gank and stack some MR.
“Play it safe and wait for the jungler. You can fight effectively after level 6. Avoid her stun and then use all skills.”
“TL;DR - EVEN MATCHUP SLIGHTLY IN HER FAVOUR. DON’T GET TILTED! KEEP COOL. DSHIELD+SECOND WIND+PHASE RUSH. UNFLINCHING IS GOOD BUT NOT NECESSARY. CONQUEROR WORKS. TRY TO ITEMISE VS HER TEAM. RUN BEHIND HER SO THAT SHE HAS NOWHERE TO RUN. WITH GHOST YOU CAN CHASE HER DOWN EVEN AFTER HER ROOT, JUST MAKE SURE TO W HER AS SHE WALKS OUT OF YOU RANGE SO YOU CAN CATCH UP. STRIDEBREAKER MAKES THIS LANE FREE.
Karma is a very infuriating matchup for a lot of Darius players. In fact, the only way a Karma beats you is by constantly annoying you with her slows, unavoidable CC, shield and movement speed that allows her to kite you while pestering you for days. God forbid a Karma picks up a Phase Rush as at that point, you will be tilted out of your mind. But remember that you being pissed off is what the Karma wants. She wants you to get angry and impatient so that you make a mistake that she can turn into a kill through jungle pressure or through extensive kiting. The good news is that Karma has nowhere near the damage to kill you. A Dshield along with Second Wind allows you to tank through most of her pathetic damage. Patience is the key word here. The best Darius player is one that is perceptive enough to spot mistakes, and patient enough to wait for said mistakes. YOU are a brick wall that THEY are trying to overcome. So just be patient and you will find a crack in their gameplay that you can turn into a kill or a lost summoner spell. Against Karma, you should try not to eat too much poke as per usual. Since she doesn’t do too much damage, the health from dshield should be good enough. Just run her down with Ghost and make her regret picking such a terrible pick. Even if you lose lane, don’t worry. She cannot snowball which means if you bide your time and play safe, you will be able to outdo her in teamfights. The biggest thing, again, is to keep a cool head and not get impatient. On the bright side, Stridebreaker makes this lane quite easy. You just gotta survive until then.”
“Hope they don't play this. Farm under turret and hope your jungler ganks as well. Get an early spectre's cowl too. We're more useful mid game.”
“A lot of poke, high base dmg on her Q and a kilometer long snare... Just farm and maybe go for a fight if she uses Q often to farm.”
“Has insane speed, root and a slow and quite a lot of sustain. so you cant really kill her. She does not do a lot of damage, so if you dodge her q, you should just farm up in lane, and wait for ganks. you outscale her hard lategame.”
“You will have to get out of her Focused Resolved(W) aka tether to prevent snaring. Dodge her Inner Flame(Q) and you should be able to make even trades. Make note when she activates her Inspire(E) aka shield as she gains extra movement speed. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Karma) (Recommended Items: Rylai's Scepter, Mercury's Treads) (Outscaling Edge: Singed)”
“You will have to get out of her Focused Resolved(W) aka tether to prevent snaring. Dodge her Inner Flame(Q) and you should be able to make even trades. Make note when she activates her Inspire(E) aka shield as she gains extra movement speed. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Karma) (Recommended Items: Spirit Visage, Mercury's Treads) (Outscaling Edge: Trundle)”