Seraphine, the Starry-Eyed Songstress, is League of Legends’ newest champion.
While the community at large has noted her similarities to Sona both in terms of playstyle and design, there’s a bit more depth that goes into understanding her than the original music champion. Since her kit evolves based on certain criteria, like Seraphine being shielded or enemies already being crowd-controlled, playing according to which champions your teammates pick can make Seraphine even more potent. Players looking for a new poke and utility mage should consider adding Seraphine to their champion roster.
Runes and abilities As a mage that specializes in utility, burst, and poke, Summon Aery is a potent rune that synergizes with Seraphine’s kit and helps accentuate your strength in the laning phase.
If you want to be more offensive-minded, you can drop Summon Aery in favor of Arcane Comet. If you find yourself in a good matchup against an opponent with a weak early laning phase, Arcane Comet will help provide extra harassment. Since your E slows enemies, Arcane Comet is nearly guaranteed to hit each time you activate it.
If you’re confident in your laning abilities, you can also consider Phase Rush as an alternate rune. Phase Rush will help with your teamfight prowess since it’s fairly easy for Seraphine to activate it. And once it does, the movement speed will help its user position to wherever they need to be.
Since Seraphine is joining League at the same time as the new item system, there are multiple ways to build depending on the composition for both the enemy and ally teams.
For your choice of Mythic Items, Liandry’s Anguish is powerful if the enemy team is filled with bulky champions. If you’re looking for more control over a teamfight, Everfrost will help provide an extra slow/root to hit with your Beat Drop. Hitting with the center of Everfrost will grant you a root which lets your Beat Drop stun. Luden’s Tempest can also provide extra burst if your team lacks the damage but has the crowd control.
Once you purchase your Mythical Item, if you’re against aggressive champions, then picking up a Zhonya’s Hourglass (against heavy physical damage) or a Banshee’s Veil (when facing magic damage or multiple crowd control) will help you survive any incoming burst.
If you’re ahead and confident in your matchup, aiming for a Seraph’s Embrace will amplify your damage and allow you multiple chances to cast more spells due to the extra mana. Once you’ve built enough ability power, picking up a Rabaddon’s Deathcap will multiply your already massive ability power and push it to incredible heights.