Originally Posted by Warrikon
I played her a bit and i found top lane is one of her strongest points. most top laners rely on going in fully (melee) and thats where she has most of her spells at their easiest casts... like e etc. Its range that sort of gives her a problem, where she has to decide on going in or not using the e to save herself.
The thing about Karma toplane is that her MS is terrible and any jungler who knows anything about Karma (oh thank god that is only 0.00001% of junglers) would simply camp your lane or gank you if you even pushed to the river. If the enemy jungler has any farm of CC (Maokai for example) then you're pretty much a free kill every time.
Camp lane til she uses up her mantra.
No shield nuke/clutch self heal.
Free kill Karma.
In all honesty her safest lane - and one she outtrades most characters in - is mid. Least I've only had problems against Cho'gath (CD on mantra isn't low enough to not allow him to sustain), Lux (she can stay at a safe distance and poke you easily with E's), and Kennen. Although Kennen was likely more or less my poor experience vs aggressive Kennen mids.
Xerath is probably a similar issue as Lux but he doesn't see much play.