Monday, June 20, 2011

DH5: 076 -Karma, The Enlightened One

Oh man, We are nearing the end of the LoL roster with our 76th DH5! And I hope you like it breezy because it's Karma that fan flapping support champion!

Man I gotta say I find this champion dull. Even from her initial concept I could tell that there wasn't much of anything to go off of when she was first designed. Her back brace has some interesting geometry on it and the fans and figure make for kind of an interesting silhouette but all in all she's just a really basic design with not a lot of originality to offer. I suppose the majority of the Ionian champs tend to rub me that way. Give me more Zaun! Although i gotta say that a Fan Dance Uhura skin would be super awesome.

In game Karma has some interesting abilities and no ultimate that makes her have some pretty cool synergies with a lot of champions. Her tethers, shields, and fan shotgun are all pretty effective on the field. I've seen a lot of support Karma's keep their team fighting for a long time making her another pretty interesting support to watch. any one a fan of these fans? If so, waft some comments below!

-jouste the drawbarian


  1. She is apparently the first actual black champion of league of legends (Taric isnt black) and she is also a Buddhist, she does some huge ass burst if she is played right, so she isnt really restricted to support

  2. I didn't know that she was the first black character. And I've never seen her really dump out the damage but i could totally see that. thanks for the comment!

  3. I have to agree that I've always found Karma to be pretty boring, around the board, even. Her design is meh, I know I wasn't playing her right when I did play her, but I thought her abilities were kind of flavorless, and even her backstory was boring (which is a shame, because I'm the kind of nerd that loves good character building/writing).

    But man, what's up with the lack of black people in League of Legends? Or, for that matter, really well designed heroes? Jouste, I think that the rest of this week should be you (re?)designing some characters (and maybe also drawing Yorick, who looks awesome) unless you're getting too tired of it. Which I could totally understand because 76 days is a long time to do anything.

  4. Hmm, I didn't know Karma was black either. Interesting.

    I am not really a fan of her kit style, I like having a formal ultimate over Mantra or something like Nidalee's transform.

    (After looking through all your other drawings, I can predict what the next DH5 will be. INCOMING DRAGON STRIKE!)

  5. I actually loathe karma's default outfit, which is why I got her sun goddess skin. The aztec look is just so much cooler than that stupid yinyang wannabe dress.

    Karma is my main champion, for some reason she just really feels right for my play style. I tend to find myself sticking to support champions anyway.

  6. Yet another champion that has fallen into obscurity. . .

  7. Karma is a freaking mage-tank, who is doing its job well enough. I mean,
    She is like saying - hit me, hit me! I'll get stronger!