So, about that Karma leak...

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3221slyfoxhomie

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03-15-2013

seems a bit kayleish


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BestBilbo

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03-15-2013

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Originally Posted by Selcopa View Post
Is the new kit envisioned to be support or ap?
'Encourage you to build AP'

AP it seems - Scarizard says Karma is much like Morgana and Zilean - mages with supportive abilities.


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ZeroSoulreaver

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03-15-2013

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Originally Posted by Selcopa View Post
Is the new kit envisioned to be support or ap?
Sounds like she can be both.

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Karma’s new role

Originally envisioned as a support, Karma’s fringe successes actually came from players using her in the top or mid lanes as an AP burst mage with support abilities, much like Zilean or Morgana. We like this direction and want to encourage you to boost both her offensive and support abilities by building AP. We also want to make sure she can hold her own as a solo or with a lane partner.


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Sailor Uranus

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03-15-2013

Does she still start with mantra at level one or does she get it at 6 like an ult now?


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BestBilbo

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03-15-2013

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Originally Posted by Sailor Uranus View Post
Does she still start with mantra at level one or does she get it at 6 like an ult now?
Neh - probably just available at level one like previously.


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chumbler

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03-15-2013

Those sound like some great improvements, and it's nice to see someone from Riot outright say "Yeah, her spells sucked without mantra."


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MrTharne

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03-15-2013

Dat imba op mantra shield. <3


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Sergar

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03-15-2013

@Scarizard: Sounds awesome, thanks.


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Laxtras

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03-15-2013

wow, wow, wow, amazing news


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KHDragonn

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03-15-2013

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Originally Posted by Scarizard View Post

Karma’s new role

Originally envisioned as a support, Karma’s fringe successes actually came from players using her in the top or mid lanes as an AP burst mage with support abilities, much like Zilean or Morgana. We like this direction and want to encourage you to boost both her offensive and support abilities by building AP. We also want to make sure she can hold her own as a solo or with a lane partner.

Finally, we’ve updated her skills so allies are reliant on Karma, but Karma’s not reliant on them. She’s got enough power at her fingertips to feel strong as a mage or as a support without teammates having to work in perfect concert for you to be effective.


So without further ado… here’s Karma’s new kit:


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Passive: Gathering Fire – Damage from Karma’s spells and basic attacks lower Mantra’s cooldown.


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R: Mantra – Empowers Karma’s abilities, adding an extra effect to the next ability cast.


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Q: Inner Flame – Skillshot that deals magic damage and slows enemies.
  • Empowered by Mantra: Soulflare – Increases damage and leaves behind a zone that slows and, after a brief delay, explodes for AoE damage.


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W: Focused Resolve – Enemy-targeted tether that deals damage over time. If the tether is unbroken after a short duration, the tethered target is rooted in place.
  • Empowered by Mantra: Renewal – Deals bonus damage and heals Karma for the duration of the tether.


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E: Inspire – Shields an ally and grants them a short speed boost.
  • Empowered by Mantra: Defiance – Enemies near the shielded ally are damaged while nearby allies are shielded and granted a short speed boost.

Finally!
Can't wait =D