It’s official! League of Legends players will be getting a new champion called Seraphine, the Starry-Eyed Songstress. Or as Riot Games puts it, a social media celebrity and music icon.
The teasing of a new champion started out sometime earlier when League’s fans noticed a few random social media accounts on Soundcloud, Twitter, and Instagram. While back then Seraphine didn’t have any connections to the League, her art style was super familiar to some players. Right after her social media accounts started sharing some League’s music and Seraphine “posted” a few songs made by K/DA (a fictional League of Legends’ K-Pop band), including a song collab, players understood that Seraphine is not just some random account on the internet.
So here we are. Riot Games finally confirmed that Seraphine is coming to the game for real. She should become available on Public Beta Environment sometime during Worlds 2020 and debut on live servers before the start of Season 11.
Here’s her ability kit:
Stage Presence (Passive) – 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.
High Note (Q) – Seraphine projects a pure note, dealing magic damage that’s increased by the target’s missing health percentage.
Surround Sound (W) – 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.
Beat Drop (E) – 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.
Encore (R) – 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.
Curios to try her out? Be sure to stock up some Riot Points before the release of the champion. We expect Seraphine to join the League of Legends’ roster by the end of the year.