Best Karina build 2024 | Emblems, Items, Strategy | Mobile Legends


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Karina Overview

SpecialtyReap/Magic Damage
Hero TierA
Movement SPD260
Physical Attack121
Magic Power0
Physical Defense20
Magical Defense10
Attack Speed0.9
Hp Regen7.8
Mana Regen3.2

Karina Spells Build

Ice Retribution

Karina Items Build


  1. Starlium Scythe
  2. Ice Hunter’s Arcane Boots
  3. Concentrated Energy
  4. Holy Crystal
  5. Blood Wings
  6. Divine Glaive


  1. Starlium Scythe
  2. Arcane Boots
  3. Genius Wand
  4. Lightning Truncheon
  5. Holy Crystal
  6. Blood Wings

Sustained DPS:

  1. Starlium Scythe
  2. Arcane Boots
  3. Concentrated Energy
  4. Brute Force Breastplate
  5. Blood Wings
  6. Winter Truncheon

Pro Build (Recommend):

  1. Arcane Boots
  2. Starlium Scythe
  3. Genius Wand
  4. Concentrated Energy
  5. Divine Glaive
  6. Winter Truncheon

Effects Items Build

EffectsRecommend Items
Magic PowerStarlium Scythe, Concentrated Energy, Holy Crystal, Blood Wings, Divine Glaive, Genius Wand, Lightning Truncheon, Winter Truncheon
Movement SPDIce Hunter’s Arcane Boots, Genius Wand
Reduce Magic DefenseDivine Glaive, Genius Wand
ManaLightning Truncheon, Starlium Scythe
CD ReductionStarlium Scythe, Lightning Truncheon
HPConcentrated Energy, Blood Wings, Brute Force Breastplate, Winter Truncheon
Mana RegenStarlium Scythe
Spell VampConcentrated Energy
Magic LifestealStarlium Scythe
Physical DefenseBrute Force Breastplate, Winter Truncheon

Karina Skill Order

  • Skill 2 -> Skill 3 -> Skill 1.


  1. Combo 1: Skill 1 -> Skill 3 -> Skill 3 -> AA -> Skill 2.
    • Dance of Blades -> Shadow Assault -> Shadow Assault -> Auto Attack -> Dance of Death
  2. Combo 2: Skill 1 -> Skill 3 -> Skill 2 -> Skill 3 -> AA.
    • Dance of Blades -> Shadow Assault -> Dance of Death -> Shadow Assault -> Auto Attack

Karina Pros & Cons


  • Easy to use.
  • High burst damage.
  • High mobility.
  • Fast cooldown skill.
  • Excellent in kill streaks, especially in team fights.


  • Little durability.
  • Requires proper use of immunity.
  • Very dependent on the team.
  • Weak against opponent crowd control.
  • Single-target attacks.
  • Highly vulnerable in early-mid game.

Karina’s Rival & Teammates

Strong against: Miya, Nana, Layla, Clint, Zilong.

Weak against: Fanny, Ruby, Akai, Eudora, Natalia.

Karina Counter

Karina must team up with: Selena + Eudora

Play Strategy

Karina is an assassin with high burst damage, mobility, and fast cooldown skills. She is suitable for the Jungle.

Spells suitable for Karina

  • Retribution
  • Ice Retribution (Update: Retribution -> Ice Retribution)

Items suitable for Karina

Magic Items:

  • Starlium Scythe, Concentrated Energy, Holy Crystal, Blood Wings, Lightning Truncheon, Genius Wand, Concentrated Energy, Winter Truncheon, Divine Glaive

Defense Items:

  • Brute Force Breastplate

Movement Items:

  • Arcane Boots

If you prefer Karina jungle, use combo items: Starlium Scythe, Ice Hunter’s Arcane Boots, Concentrated Energy, Holy Crystal, Blood Wings, Divine Glaive.

For Karina burst, use combo items: Starlium Scythe, Arcane Boots, Genius Wand, Lightning Truncheon, Holy Crystal, Blood Wings.

Karina sustained DPS, use combo items: Starlium Scythe, Arcane Boots, Concentrated Energy, Brute Force Breastplate, Blood Wings, Winter Truncheon.

For Karina pro build, use combo items: Arcane Boots, Starlium Scythe, Genius Wand, Concentrated Energy, Divine Glaive, Winter Truncheon.

Emblems suitable for Karina

Mage Emblems Set:

  • Magic Power: +30.
  • Cooldown Reduction: +5%
  • Magic Penetration: +8.

Best Lane for Karina

Prioritize Jungle Lane.

Win/Ban/Pick Rate for Karina

  • Win Rate: 49.87%.
  • Pick Rate: 0.38%.
  • Ban Rate: 0.04%.

Karina Best for Rank:

  • Warrior
  • Elite
  • Master
  • Grandmaster
  • Epic
  • Legend

How to Play Karina

Karina is an excellent pick for players who want to play an aggressive assassin role and deal high amounts of burst damage to enemies.

  • Use skill 1 (Dance of Blades) to increase her Movement Speed by 45% and block all Basic Attacks. Use skill 2 (Dance of Death) to deal AoE damage.
  • Use skill 3 (Shadow Assault) to quickly take down enemy heroes.


Early game (level 1-7):

  • Karina is relatively weak and vulnerable to enemy attacks. Focus on farming and gaining experience to level up quickly.

Mid game (level 8-12):

  • Focus on building core items to increase damage output and mobility. Use ultimate ability in team fights to quickly burst down enemy heroes.

Late game (level 13+):

  • Karina becomes a deadly assassin who can eliminate enemy heroes in team fights. Target out-of-position or low-health enemies to secure kills for the team.

Karina Skills

Shadow Combo Dance of Blades Dance of Death Shadow Assault

Passive – Shadow Combo:

  • Karina does additional True Damage on her third attack in a row against the same foe. Cooldowns of non-Ultimate abilities are shortened by 1.5 seconds if the target is an enemy hero.

Dance of BladesSkill 1:

  • Karina enters the Dance of Blades state for 3.5 seconds, increasing movement speed, deflecting magic damage, and blocking basic attacks. Basic attacks during this period slow the target, deal Magic Damage, and land a critical hit.

Dance of DeathSkill 2:

  • Karina unleashes a spinning slash, dealing Magic Damage to adjacent enemies.

Shadow AssaultSkill 3:

  • Karina dashes to the target enemy hero, dealing Magic Damage, marking them, and leaving a shadowform. Use again to sprint back and deal Magic Damage to foes in her path. Cooldown resets if the adversary dies within the time limit.