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League of Legends New Champion: Samira – Ability Preview [Patch 10.19 – PBE]

While patch 10.18 in League of Legends is close to being released, we are taking a look at Samira, the new League of Legends champion that will join the roster in Patch 10.19. She is that untraditional marksman Riot Games talked about in their 2020 Champion roadmap and looking at her abilities, we can all agree that her mechanics are quite unique.

Let’s check out the abilities spotted by [email protected] on PBE. Here’s how they look:

Passive – Daredevil Impulse

“Chaining non-repeating abilities (and basic attacks) increases Samira’s Style grade by one letter, from “E” to “S” rank. Every Style grade gives her bonus movement speed. Samira can also damage enemies at range with her guns or with her sword in melee range; the latter dealing bonus magic damage.

Samira can also juggle enemies who are movement-impaired by her allies in the air, extending the displacement.”

Q – Flair

“Samira fires a shot at her enemy’s directly when at range with her guns. Enemies in melee range will instead be damaged by a slash of her sword.”

W – Blade Whirl

“Samira slashes the area around her with her sword, damaging enemies in the vicinity twice and destroying any enemy missiles in the area at cast and that enter the area after the fact.”

E – Wild Rush

“Samira dashes through an enemy or ally, dealing magic damage to any enemies passed through and gaining bonus attack speed for a duration. Takedowns of enemy champions reset Wild Rush’s cooldown.”

R – Inferno Trigger

“Samira unleashes a torrent of shots from her weapons, wildly attacking any enemies around her 10 times over a duration. Each shot deals physical damage, applies lifesteal, and can critically strike.

Samira can only cast Inferno Trigger if her current Style grade is at “S” (the max grade).”

If you haven’t checked her out, this is Samira’s Champion Trailer, revealing her abilities. Here is an Abilities Rundown post from Riot as well.

Check out our League of Legends page for an update on patch 10.18, which will soon be revealed. Details on patch 10.19 on PBE will follow as well this week.

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