Unlocks after completing Chapter 1-6 in the Main Story. Karma are collectible artwork cards which serve as the foundation of Mr. Love Wiki as almost all gameplay systems require Karma.
Karma comes in a couple different rarities from most to least rare:
N and NH Karma can't be upgraded in any way, except leveling up and do not reward anything.
R Karma can only reward Moments - nothing else, the first one on obtaining the R Karma, the second on Evolving the R Karma.
SR Karma usually reward SMS, but also others.
SSR Karma usually reward Phone Calls, but also others.
You can check all unlockable Phone Rewards and claim all Karma Promises for Starring Up, by clicking on the bottom right side of the Karma and flipping it over.
The top left corner will redirect you to the Date or Rumors & Secrets which the Karma unlocks.
Obtaining Karma[<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-pencil"></span> ]
There are multiple methods to obtain Karma:
Obtaining any Karma, automatically rewards a Karma-specific call / SMS / moment.
Combining Shards[<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-pencil"></span> ]
Unlocks after completing Chapter 1-12 in the Main Story. Players can use Gold to combine several Karma shards to obtain a whole Karma. The amount of shards and Gold required varies based on rarity as follows:
|Rarity||# of Shards||Gold|
Strengthening Karma[<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-pencil"></span> ]
Due to the importance of Karma in all game modes, strengthening Karma is one of the most recommended ways to improve should a player find themselves unable to progress. There are four ways to improve Karma:
- Upgrade (Leveling Up)
- Star Up
No matter how strong the Karma becomes, the order of attributes from the strongest to weakest never changes. For example: If your Karma is Orange, the strongest attribute will always remain Creativity. The same goes for the second strongest, third strongest and the weakest attribute.
|All 4 Attributes in the Game:|
Since most of the Shootings only compete in 1 or 2 Attributes at a time, the Karma with the highest focus on only one or two attributes - will be most effective in the future. Where Karma with stats distributed evenly amongst 3 attributes - will be helpful early on in the game. The sum of overall stats is about the same for all Karma of the same rarity, level and evolve status.
|Rarity||initial sum of all attribute stats||maxed lvl (sarred up and evolved) sum of all attribute stats|
|R||322 - 324||6.044 - 6.049|
|SR||475 - 477||8.890 - 8.892|
|SSR||658 - 660||12.364 - 12.374|
Since Star Up and Evolve grant percentage based boosts, the difference between the distribution of attributes is palpable only later on when the Karma is close to completion. So the most powerful Karmas are the ones which don't waste the initial stats on the third and last attribute. Note: that the Shootings which require 2 Attributes, weigh the left one way higher than the right one.
Unlocks after completing Chapter 1-6 in the Main Story. Karma can be upgraded (leveled up) using Wishes as well as through usage during stages. There are three types of Wishes:
Karma have level caps depending on rarity and whether they have been evolved yet. The level caps are as follows:
|Rarity||Level Cap Before Evolving||Level Cap After Evolving|
|Experience required to level Up Karma|
|next lvl||R Karma||SR Karma||SSR Karma||SP Karma|
|Total until Evolving||38.050||140.496||339.850|
|Total after Evolving||165.600||317.880||525.080|
Unlocks after completing Chapter 1-11 in the Main Story.
Staring Up is another way to increase Karma stats. Staring Up requires 3 different types of materials acquired from Story stages as well as a fixed amount of Gold depending on the Star Up. In order to Star Up a Karma, the Karma must also have a high enough level.
Each Star up boosts the stats of all attributes to a certain percentage, although it shows as numbers. They automatically adjust depending on your current level and evolve status. The Star Up boost, is not affected by Ascension, it only applies to the initial Stats. So if you Ascend a Karma and unlock some Nodes, the overall Stats for the Karma increase, but the numbers for Starring Up higher don't adjust.
(The numbers in the following table are acquired by leveling up different Karma of all Rarities to the highest level and only then starring up. The percentage is rounded up to give a general idea bout the boost.)
|Star Up||req.# of Stars||req. Gold||req. LvL||Boost to all Stats||Karma Promise||Additional Karma Reward|
|3rd||⋆⋆⋆||15,000||30||12-13%||6||SR: call/ SMS/ moment|
|4th||⋆⋆⋆⋆||30,000||40||11-12%||8||SSR: call/ SMS/ moment|
The amount of times a Karma can be starred up depends on the rarity of the Karma. The total Boost shows the difference if you compare a completely unstarred-up Karma with a fully starred up one.
|Rarity||# of Star Ups Possible||Max # of Stars||Max # of Karma Promises||TOTAL Boost to
top 3 Stats
|TOTAL Boost to|
the weakest Stat
The boost to the top 3 strongest Stats is about the same, the boost for the weakest Karma Stat is quite higher than the rest.
Unlocked after completing Chapter 4-21 in the Main Story. Evolving Karma has the following benefits:
- Increases the Level Cap of Karma
- Applies +45% Boost to all Stats
- Unlocks the second piece of art for that Karma
- Unlocks Karma-specific call / SMS / moment
- The Stars of the Karma will become silver instead of gold:
|Before Evolution||After Evolution|
|Rarity||Memory Stardust Required||Gold Required||Level Required||Boost to all attribute stats|
Note that the +45% also affects Ascension. It applies to the inital Ascension Stat Boost, just as well to each Node Stat boost increase!
- See also: Ascend
Unlocked after completing Chapter 5-3 in the Main Story. Ascend is another way to strengthen Karma by unlocking additional attribute stats, Karma Frame, Skill, Clothing and Voice. Requires Memory Stardust and a minimum Karma level.
First unlocking Ascend gives an inital boost to all Attribute stats, it's a hidden bonus.
|Rarity||Memory Stardust Required||Level Required||inital Boost to all stats||with Evolve +45% Boost|
|R||75||20||+24 to all stats||+35 to all stats|
|SR||105||25||+35 to all stats||+51 to all stats|
|SSR||150||35||+48 to all stats||+70 to all stats|
After unlocking Ascend, you can progress through the Ascend Tree with special Ascend material items, which can be obtained from Heart Trial.
SP Karma have a slightly different upgrade system than typical Karma. SP Karma have the same number of Star Ups as SSR Karma; however, the Evolve system for SP Karma differs greatly.
First, SP Evolution does not require Memory Stardust unlike other Karma. Instead, SP Evolution requires shards of the SP Karma, which can be obtained by pulling a duplicate of the SP Karma and Karma passing it (80 Shards) or using Refined Shards to convert into an SP Karma Shard.
Additionally, SP Evolution is split into 10 tiers, each which increase the evolution bonus past the normal +45% as well as potentially increasing the limit level beyond the standard Level 60.
To unlock an SP Karma's Mind's Quest/Date, a player must unlock up to Tier 4 (160 Shards or 2 SP Duplicates). Beyond Tier 4 is just additional stats and starts to require Wheel of Memory, which can be obtained from Ch. 19+ Elite Stages. A total number of 400 Shards are required (5 SP Duplicates).
|Tier||Shards Required||Wheel of Memory Required||Level Limit||Bonus|
Karma Pass[<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-pencil"></span> ]
The amount of Memory Stardust given is dependent on the rarity of the Karma.
|Rarity||Memory Stardust from Karma Pass||SP Shards|
List of Karma[<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-pencil"></span> ]
- See Karma List