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New League of Legends champion Seraphine revealed: Abilities, splash art

Published: 12/Oct/2020 21:00 Updated: 12/Oct/2020 23:29

by Alan Bernal


The next champion for League of Legends has been revealed, and players will soon be able to hit the Rift with champion 152, Seraphine.

Following months of leaks, clues, and unique Twitter profile updates ‘belonging’ to the upcoming character, Riot has finally given a full look at the next challenger to fight in their popular MOBA.

It’s a strange distinction, but the developers made a point to differentiate the Seraphine that everyone has been getting to know from the Piltovan pop star that people will actually get to play in League of Legends.

All of the lore aside, Seraphine will be the newest Mage in League who will be most beneficial when teams are grouped together. As such, her abilities and passive are going to have a few new components for people to keep in mind.

League of Legends Seraphine release date

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Seraphine’s official Splash Art in League of Legends.

After months of speculation, players will finally be able to test out the new champion very soon to see if her musical talents can change the tune of the Rift.

Seraphine is set to take the Rift in the Public Beta Environment (PBE) on October 13, and will officially hit the live servers soon after on October 29.

Seraphines abilities

Passive – Stage Presence

Using the “sounds of souls around you,” the Starry-Eyed Songstress has a passive called Stage Presence that lets every third basic ability cast an “echo,” that lets her automatically cast the spell a second time.

“Every third basic ability Seraphine casts will echo, automatically casting a second time. Additionally, whenever she casts an ability nearby an ally, she will create a Note. Each Note gives her basic attacks more attack range and deal additional magic damage, consuming the Note.”

Q – High Note

“Seraphine projects a pure note, dealing magic damage that’s increased by the target’s missing health percentage.”

W – Surround Sound

“Seraphine surrounds her nearby allies in a song, granting herself and her allies movement speed and a shield. If Seraphine is already shielded, she can heal her nearby allies, restoring health based on how many allies are near her.”

E – Beat Drop

“Seraphine unleashes a heavy soundwave, dealing magic damage to enemies in a line and slowing them. Enemies that are already slowed are rooted, and already rooted enemies are stunned.”

R – Encore

“Seraphine takes the stage, projecting a captivating force that charms enemies and deals magic damage. Any champions struck (allies included) become part of the performance, extending the range of the ability and granting allies maximum Notes.”

Seraphine’s musical gameplay

Seraphine was designed to be the opposite of all the hate and toxicity that Riot saw League players show in their matches. “I was working on Seraphine at a time where I thought everyone hated each other when they played League. It seemed like people resented that League was a team game,” Senior Games Designer Jeevun ‘Jag’ Sidhu said.

To that effect, the more players are grouping and working as a unit, the more mileage they’ll get out of the Support Mage’s moveset.

“Seraphine’s kit encourages players to group up around Seraphine and play together… And it only gets better as more people join her entourage,” Riot writer Erika ‘Cashmiir’ Haas said.

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Seraphine will be the 152nd champion in League of Legends.

With the amount of shields and heals that she can dish out, she is the perfect compliment to teams that are looking for hard-engages.

All in all, Seraphine has the potential to be a really aggressive support when she shows up to the fray. But her value increasingly rises the more teammates she has close to her to combo abilities off of.

Seraphine’s lore explained

So, there is only one conceptual character called ‘Seraphine.’ But there’s the version of the character coming to the Rift who hails from Piltover, and then there’s the K/DA alternate universe Seraphine who people have been getting to know more about through her Twitter from regular updates and selfies.

As far as the game’s lore is concerned, she can hear the souls inside of the crystals that powers Hextech creations.

“Most Piltovans are unaware, but hextech relies on crystals that have brackern souls,” Narrative Writer Daniel ‘Istogaiden’ Couts said. “Seraphine’s the first person who can hear the brackern in these crystals. Song is important to the brackern, and that song continues from their crystals. She connects with one in particular, losing herself in its song and, in the process, learning to handle her power.”

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The cat-loving Seraphine on social media isn’t exactly the same one in LoL, but people have already gotten to love the new character all the same.

Her empathetic nature led her to eventually make music out of what she hears, resulting in her rising music career, and, eventually, her powers.

“She wants to connect with others and elevate them so deeply, so she learns to do it the only way she knows how: music,” Cashmiir wrote.

Champion 152 has been a long time coming for League of Legends fans, and they’ll soon get the chance to incorporate the latest addition into their gameplans when Seraphine drops on the Rift.


How to complete FIFA 21 Marquee Matchups SBC Week 4: solutions, cost

Published: 23/Oct/2020 14:43

by Connor Bennett


Marquee Matchups are back once again in FIFA 21, with two of Europe’s biggest derbies taking centre stage – Barcelona vs Real Madrid and Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund. 

Ever since the Marquee Matchups SBCs were added to FIFA, they’ve typically focused on the biggest games of the weeks. Though, sometimes like in Week 3, you’ve got to look elsewhere. 

After many clubs across the globe let their players depart for international duty, and the Marquee Matchups focused on four European matchups, club action is back for Week 4 – with the focus on some interesting clashes.

These include the first El Clasico of the season between Barcelona and Real Madrid, as well as the first Revierderby between Schalke and Borussia Dortmund. So, let’s get right into it. 

Barcelona vs Real Madrid

First off, the standout game from this round of Marquee Matchups is undoubtedly the Clasico but don’t worry, you won’t need to give up a Messi, Benzema, Hazard, or Ansu Fati to complete this SBC.

No, instead, you just need a player from either club, as well as some others from La Liga to get you to a squad rating of 75. According to FUTBin, this part of the SBC group will cost between 4,000 and 8,000 coins. 

  • Min #1 player from Barcelona or Real Madrid
  • Min #2 players from La Liga Santander 
  • Max 3 leagues
  • Min 75 Squad Rating 
  • Min 85 Team Chemistry

Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund

Moving on and sticking with the other derby – Schalke and Borussia Dortmund. Again, for this SBC, you’ll need a player from either side.

You’ll also need to use players from at least four different clubs while also achieving a Team Chemistry of at least 80. Again, it’s not too expensive, and should set you back between 5,000 and 9,000 coins if you need to start from scratch.

  • Min #1 player from Schalke or Dortmund
  • Min #4 different clubs
  • Max 3 in same league count
  • Min 75 Squad Rating 
  • Min 80 Team Chemistry

Southampton vs Everton

Aside from those two games, there is also an SBC for the matchup between Everton and Southampton – seeing as the Blues are, as of writing, topping the Premier League table. 

You don’t need players from either side, however, for this one – just players from the Premier League and one other league. Yet, you are limited to a maximum of six players from the same club.

Again, it won’t cost all that much. According to FUTBin estimates, it’ll set you back between 5,000 and 8,000 coins if you need to build the whole thing from scratch.

  • Min #2 players from La Liga Santander 
  • Min #2 leagues
  • Max 6 in players from same club
  • Min 74 Squad Rating 
  • Min 75 Team Chemistry

Galatasary vs Trabzonspor

Last but not least, the final game in this SBC group is a matchup between two Turkish sides – Galatasary and Trabzonspor. For this, you’ll need at least one Turkish player, but he doesn’t have to play for either team.

In addition to one Turkish player, you’ll also need at least eight silver players and a minimum of 75 when it comes to Team Chemistry. Like the other three, its pretty cheap, as FUTBin suggests it’ll cost between 5,000 and 9,000 coins.

  • Min #1 player from Turkey
  • Min #8 Silver players
  • Max 5 nations
  • Min 2 rares
  • Min 75 Team Chemistry

All in all, its another set of Marquee Matchups that aren’t incredibly difficult or expensive to complete, and have some nice rewards in store.

If you manage to grab anything nice from your packs, be sure to let us know by tweeting us @UltimateTeamUK.