Seraphine has arrived in Summoner’s Rift and people either hate her or love her. She is probably one of the most polarizing champions Riot has released in a long time. Her lack of lore as well as her ‘Sona 2.0’ kit seemed to have rubbed fans the wrong way.
But for those who overlook the lore and don’t care and those who just think Seraphine looks neat and want to give her a try, we’ve got just the thing for you! Have you wondered which runes to pick for her? How to properly get her rolling? Well don’t stray too far we’ve done the work for you!
Seraphine is a very easy champion to play. She is straightforward and anyone who is just starting out can easily pick up her kit. She has solid AoE as well as cc in her build which will feel great, should you choose to play her as a support or as a Mage mid laner.
So which runes do we suggest? The best rune for Seraphine is probably Glacial Augment. It has great synergy with her passive and her E – Beat Drop. Glacial Augment will slow opponents which makes it easier for Seraphine to hit them with her abilities, which is going to proc her passive.
Along with Glacial Augment, taking Biscuit Delivery will help Seraphine sustain in lane, as well as gain 10% mana restore after consumption which means she can poke enemies even harder. Cosmic Insight is also suggested since it’ll give her free CDR which also works well with her passive.
As a secondary tree, we think having Manaflow and Transcendence make the most sense since both keep her quite safe. She will be able to use her abilities more thanks to the mana and proc her passive thanks to the free CDR at level 10.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let's have a look at how should you itemize Seraphine?
Seraphine: Which Items to Build?
Well, let’s look at her footwear first. Seraphine is a Mage Support who can be played as a mid laner as well. We think that giving her Sorcerer’s Shoes fit best with her kit. The increased magic penetration will feel great when you’re poking opponents out of the lane.
Once you’re all decked out with your fancy new shoes, it’ll be time for some other items. Hextech GLP-800 is the perfect item for Seraphine since it synergizes perfectly with Glacial Augment. (So if you didn’t listen to us and didn’t pick Glacial Augment, this won’t really work…).
This item will give Seraphine AP, CDR, and mana. But wait! There’s more! If you pick up Hextech GLP-800 you’ll also have a unique active which shoots out bolts to slow enemies. This, along with Glacial Augment, will create a slowing trail behind enemies hit, slowing those behind them as well! Neat eh? Then you just use your E – Beat Drop – and any opponents slowed will get stunned right away. Your ADC says thank you.
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Other items you can build after are Void Staff for some more added magic penetration. This is especially useful when playing against Tanks or anyone building a lot of Magic Resist. Zhonya’s Hourglass is also pretty cool if you’re up against assassins who might lane gank you. And of course, if you’re rolling in cash after all those kills, make sure to get a cool hat to go along with those boots you bought and pick up Rabadan’s Deathcap for that 40% AP increase and added 120 AP.
So there you have it. Pick up Seraphine and float around Summoner’s Rift singing the praises of just about any champ she meets and then end them with the final voice line of ‘are you my first hater?’. You'll be able to annoy enemies and win lane all in one!