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New League of Legends champion Samira’s abilities leaked

Published: 29/Aug/2020 11:55

by Daniel Cleary

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League of Legends leaks have revealed an early look at abilities for the new 151st champion, Samira, in patch 10.19’s PBE game files.

After reaching 150 unique champions in League of Legends with Yone and Lillia, Riot seems to be showing no signs of slowing down as yet another character could soon be on their way to Summoner’s Rift.

It was previously revealed that Samira, the Desert Rose was one of the next champions planned and new game files have been leaked from PBE, suggesting that she might be released a bit earlier than expected.

Yone from league of legends
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Yet another new champion could be coming to League of Legends following the introduction of Yone and Lillia.

New League champion Samira abilities leaked

Following the introduction of the secret Rank S emote and mission in League of Legends to tease the new champion, an early look at Samira’s abilities has now been revealed.

While we are yet to see these new abilities in action, new content for League patch 10.19 was apparently pushed to PBE, on August 29, according to Surrenderat20.

This champion leak revealed that these new abilities would be based around a”Style Rating”, and also featured loading screens for the champion, a new PsyOps skin, and more.

This Assassin Marksman has quite an unusual set of abilities but it seems as if landing combos is going to be crucial on this champion, with each successful combo improving her Style Rating and boosting stats like movement speed from the “E” to “S” grade.

Despite being labeled as a marksman, some of Samira’s abilities would suggest otherwise, as her “EQ” combo seems similar to that of Yasuo’s, allowing her to get up close and personal by dashing through opponents to deal damage.

However, as of now, we are yet to see just how this unique playstyle could fare against other champions in her class, but she should be coming to PBE soon.

It is worth noting that as with all leaks, Riot could still change many of these abilities or stats ahead of the champion’s expected release. You can find the full ability list below.

Samira abilities in League of Legends

Daredevil Impulse (P)

  • Samira builds a combo by hitting Attacks or abilities unique from the previous hit. Each one increases her Style, from “E” to “S” grade (6 total). Samira gains X% Movement Speed per grade.
  • Samira’s attacks in melee range deal an additional X magic damage, increased up to X based on the target’s missing Health.
  • Samira’s Attacks against enemies affected by Immobilizing effects Knock Up for 0.5 seconds and deal damage over 6 separate attacks. Samira dashes into range against targets slightly outside her Attack range.

Flair (Q)

  • Samira fires a shot, dealing X physical damage to the first enemy hit.
  • If this ability is cast towards an enemy in melee range, Samira will instead slash with her sword, dealing X physical damage.
  • Either hit can critically strike for 25% bonus damage.
  • If cast during Wild Rush, Samira will strike all enemies in her path upon completion.

Blade Whirl (W)

  • Samira slashes around her for 1 second, damaging enemies twice for X physical damage each and destroying any enemy missiles that enter the area.

Wild Rush (E)

  • Samira dashes through an enemy or ally, slashing enemies she passes through and gaining Attack Speed. Killing an enemy champion refreshes this ability’s cooldown.

Inferno Trigger (R)

  • Samira can only use this ability if her current Style rating is S.
  • Samira unleashes a torrent of shots from her weapons, wildly shooting all enemies surrounding her 10 times over 2 seconds, each shot dealing X physical damage and applying lifesteal. Each shot can also critically strike.
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League Patch 10.22 to feature Annie rework, Seraphine release

Published: 20/Oct/2020 7:47

by Isaac McIntyre

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Riot Games has revealed another big League of Legends patch coming at the end of this PBE cycle, with an Annie rework and Seraphine’s release headlining the LoL Patch 10.22 changes. Here’s all the early notes for the Oct. 28 update.

There’s a few big changes coming in the Oct. 28 update. The biggest is that champ 152, new sorceress Seraphine, will be arriving in all her glory on Summoner’s Rift during the patch.

Fiery youngster Annie will also be getting some big reworks to one of her abilities in an effort to “shift her to support” ahead of Season 11. Brand, Nasus, Jinx, and Ionian brothers Yone and Yasuo are also in line for changes in the next patch.

Here’s all the details on League of Legends Patch 10.22, coming next fortnight.

Seraphine arrives in LoL Patch 10.22

League champion 152, songstress support mage Seraphine is set to arrive in League Patch 10.22 ⁠— which Dexerto tipped back in August ⁠— after nearly two months of viral marketing on Twitter and through LoL K-pop group K/DA at Worlds.

Seraphine is already on the PBE ahead of her Oct. 29 release date.

Her ability kit is loaded with stuns, musical healing, and a “notes” passive that lets her stack power. Catch up on all things Seraphine in our dedicated release hub.

KDA All Out Seraphine Indie in League of Legends
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League of Legends champions 152, Seraphine, is arriving in Patch 10.22.

Annie gets mini-rework in Patch 10.22

Annie, one of the original characters in League of Legends, is the headlining champion for Patch 10.22, outside Seraphine of course. The Dark Child is finally getting a mini-rework that Riot hopes will boost her support playstyle slightly.

The main change comes for her E ability, Molten Shield. The mana cost is spiking slightly for her defensive spell (40, up from 20), but the trade-off is she can now give the shield to one of her allies, similar to Morgana’s iconic Black Shield.

The new Molten Shield reflects magic damage (20/30/40/50/60) and grants 30-60% movement speed over a 1.5 seconds decay following the cast.

Annie has finally come under the microscope ahead of the Oct. 28 update.
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Annie has finally come under the microscope ahead of the Oct. 28 update.

Samira slapped with more nerfs

The biggest nerf coming in League patch 10.22 is for new-release ADC marksman Samira, who only recently arrived on Summoner’s Rift.

The Desert Rose was released in patch 10.19, and has been dominating solo queue ever since. According to League stats website Lolalytics, the Season 10 champion has a 51.98% win rate with a 12.93% play rate ⁠— a hefty coupling.

The kicker, though, is her whopping 74.95% ban rate across all ranks.

“She’s still climbing in power as players are mastering her,” Riot dev Mark “Scruffy” Yetter said of the notoriously-strong ADC. “Previous nerfs weren’t enough.”

The ADC already had a rushed hotfix to try and bring her in line, before her Wild Rush ability was hit by minor nerfs in patch 10.21. Riot appears to be going down a similar road with her to Aphelios, so expect more nerfs in her Season 11 future.

Samira was dominating League of Legends solo queue after her patch 10.19 release.
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Samira has been dominating League of Legends solo queue since her patch 10.19 release.

Patch 10.22 drops second K/DA skin set

The latest K/DA skin line, “ALL OUT,” is set to arrive in LoL Patch 10.22. All five members of K/DA ⁠— Ahri, Akali, Evelynn, Kai’Sa, and newcomer Seraphine — will be getting skins. Seraphine will be getting an Ultimate version of her skin.

Kai’Sa is also lucky enough to get her own special variant. The ADC champion will have a “Prestige” edition alongside her normal ALL OUT skin option.

All of the new ALL OUT skins will be available for at least 1350 RP next patch. Seraphine’s Ultimate skin will cost 3250 RP, while Kai’Sa’s K/DA Prestige skin will cost 2000 event tokens. All six skins are already being tested on the PBE.

On top of these changes, Karthus, Lulu (top lane), and Zed are all expected to be nerfed in the next update. Xayah, LeBlanc, Sejuani, Nasus, and Brand will all get hefty little boosts on Oct. 28, however, when the next LoL patch hits live servers.

Mark Yetter described the Zed changes ⁠— which headline the nerfs bundle ⁠— as “small nerfs to bring him in line,” due to the fact he’s “the strongest mid.”

League of Legends Patch 10.22 will drop on Wednesday, October 28. Dexerto will continue to add all planned balance changes as Riot reveals specific numbers.

League of Legends Patch 10.22: all planned changes

Champions

Annie

  • E damage reduction ⇒ 40-240 (+40% ability power) shield for three seconds, mana cost 20 ⇒ 40. Shield can now be cast on self or ally within 800 range.

Ashe

  • W fires 9 ⇒ 7-11 arrows (by rank).

Brand

  • Passive explosion damage 12-16% (1.5% per 100 ability power) ⇒ 10-14% (2% per 100 ability power).
  • E [new] always spread to nearby enemies, spread range lowered from 375 ⇒ 300, blaze effect doubles spread range to 600.
  • R ultimate can now bounce to Brand.

Jinx

  • E traps deal full damage immediately instead of over 1.5 seconds.

Nasus

  • R bonus resists 15-55 ⇒ 40-70, no longer gains 1-3 resistance per second.

Yasuo

  • Way of the Wanderer passive critical strike chance above 100% now converts into bonus attack damage. Ratio is current 0.5 bonus attack damage for every 1% crit over 100% crit chance.

Yone

  • Way of the Hunter passive critical strike chance above 100% now converts into bonus attack damage. Ratio is current 0.5 bonus attack damage for every 1% crit over 100% crit chance.