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[4.0] Seraphine Guide - A complete guide for all her roles

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A complete guide for all her roles

An short all around guide about Seraphine/Seraphone in all of her possible roles. Hope this guide will help you to change the outcome of some of your games.

Pros

  • Great flex pick (APC, Mid or Support)
  • Good scaling into the lategame
  • Teamfight monster (ultimate, good range root with e + Rylai's)
  • quite a lot of item choices and build variety
  • Great waveclear

Cons

  • no mobility
  • can be seen as troll pick APC by some low elo idiots (full ad comps?)
  • long cooldowns early on.

Seraphine Build

Best Build Guide for Seraphine

Starting Items
Sapphire Crystal
Amplifying Tome
Core Items
Seraph's Embrace
Luden's Echo
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
Full Damage APC/Mid
Seraph's Embrace
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
Liandry's Torment
Rabadon's Deathcap
Void Staff
Utility APC/Support
Seraph's Embrace
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
Staff of Flowing Waters
Harmonic Echo
Rabadon's Deathcap
Situational Items
Luden's Echo
Morellonomicon
Ardent Censer
Athene's Unholy Grail
Banshee's Veil
Crystalline Reflector
Other Items to consider
Lich Bane
Awakened Soulstealer

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

Core Mid/APC

First off to reduce the confusion:

Your first item to plan should be either Archangel's StaffArchangel's Staff or Luden's EchoLuden's Echo .

Luden's EchoLuden's Echo is an earlier power spike and offers better burst early on which stays great in late game. Archangel's StaffArchangel's Staff on the other hand takes some time to come up and transform into Seraph's EmbraceSeraph's Embrace . I usually tend to buy Lost ChapterLost Chapter and Tear of the GoddessTear of the Goddess and stack the tear to ~600 before i finish Archangel's StaffArchangel's Staff . Overall Seraph's EmbraceSeraph's Embrace adds more AP and a usefull lifeline passive and is an good option if you play Mid or APC Seraphine. For support i would always take Seraph's EmbraceSeraph's Embrace over Luden's EchoLuden's Echo .


During the entire time stacking i finish my Rylai's Crystal ScepterRylai's Crystal Scepter . This item is massive on SeraphineSeraphine because every cast of your Beat DropBeat Drop will now be a root. The double cast with Stage PresenceStage Presence will stun the target instead.





Optionals

Luden's EchoLuden's Echo
You already have Seraph's EmbraceSeraph's Embrace and Rylai's Crystal ScepterRylai's Crystal Scepter so is Luden's EchoLuden's Echo still a good option? Actually? Yes. Still offers good damage + due to the bonus Mana on Ludens you gain aditional AP on Seraph's EmbraceSeraph's Embrace

Rabadon's DeathcapRabadon's Deathcap
Actually less optional than other items on the list. I tend to get it as 4th item since it has the highest AP in game and gives you more benefits from the other items you already build before. Only not needed as a full support, but Harmonic EchoHarmonic Echo benefits from this aswell.

Liandry's TormentLiandry's Torment
SeraphineSeraphine can spam spells lategame and constantly apply Liandry's burn effect which ramps up damage over time. Additional great is the ramping up damage you do with this item f.e. after you start a fight with your EncoreEncore

Void StaffVoid Staff
Mid/APC get this item last. You need the magic pen. As support you can ignore it.

Staff of Flowing WatersStaff of Flowing Waters
Great item if you build utility or support. Adding ability haste and AP whenever you shield someone. Especially in AP heavy comps you benefit from getting this item quickly.

Harmonic EchoHarmonic Echo
In PC League people used to build Moonstone Renewer + Staff of flowing waters every game on Seraphine due to the broken synergy. Harmonic EchoHarmonic Echo kinda is the closest thing we get to Moonstone but the group heal works really good with your Surround SoundSurround Sound

MorellonomiconMorellonomicon
Only against SorakaSoraka , SonaSona or YuumiYuumi .

Ardent CenserArdent Censer
If you are support and your team is AD heavy you might rather wanna pick up this than Staff of Flowing WatersStaff of Flowing Waters , but you will miss out on the AP and AH. Also good if you wanna go full support.

Athene's Unholy GrailAthene's Unholy Grail
Another good support choice. You will be able to pick up the stacks really quick since you can spam your abilities and they have good AoE so you always should be able to hit someone.

Banshee's VeilBanshee's Veil
In case you need magic resist this is the best choice you get. On top of those you also gain a spell shield.. neat!

Crystalline ReflectorCrystalline Reflector
Only recommended against AD heavy comps if you struggle to survive. You get 3 charges really quick.

Lich BaneLich Bane
Great lategame. Would help you push if you already have lots of AP so you take towers faster. Also you benefit a lot from the Spellblade passive of this item. Lil Sidenote: this works really well with your passive.

Awakened SoulstealerAwakened Soulstealer
Lots of ultimate haste. 100 AH = 50% CDR, and this item already gives you 40 AH. I honestly would only give this item on support a shot since other options on Mid or APC gives you more AP which is more valuable since at lvl 9 you will have your ultimate every teamfight anyway.

Seraphine Runes

Best Runes for Seraphine

Keystone
Summon Aery
Summon Aery
Domination
Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm
Resolve
Conditioning
Conditioning
Inspiration
Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band

Standard Poke Build


Keystone:

Take care you proc Summon AerySummon Aery as much as you can for the bonus damage.





Domination:

Gathering StormGathering Storm is just to add up to your good lategame scaling. i wouldnt take any other option. BrutalBrutal is in my opinion kinda overhyped. Yea the flat stats have been amazing for a lot of champs but mathematically Gathering StormGathering Storm . outscales with the 3rd proc.





Resolve:

ConditioningConditioning is one option i like to play due to the added up scaling, but [bone platin] is for example really good vs champions who look for a all out combo, while Hunter TitanHunter Titan is good against a lot of cc. Last but not least Adaptive CarapaceAdaptive Carapace is also an amazing choice. Pick what you prefer/need for the matchup :)





Inspiration:

Manaflow BandManaflow Band is not as good as it's pc counterpart (due to the lack of mana regeneration uppon fully stacked) but still best choice due to the added mana for Archangel's StaffArchangel's Staff . Another good option would be Hunter GeniusHunter Genius especially since the ability haste (AH) was lowered on Archangel's StaffArchangel's Staff .

Keystone
Electrocute
Electrocute
Domination
Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm
Resolve
Conditioning
Conditioning
Inspiration
Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band

Burst Build:


The only change to the other set is the keystone, for the Domination, Resolve and Inspiration runes.


I picked ElectrocuteElectrocute here due to the burst it gives you over Summon AerySummon Aery . When you have [seraphine:passive] fully stacked you can easily proc ElectrocuteElectrocute but due to the cooldown of this rune i rather go for the poke with Summon AerySummon Aery . An additional benefit of Aery is the shield for allies, but i still have to call out that option :)

Keystone
Font of Life
Font of Life
Domination
Weakness
Weakness
Resolve
Loyalty
Loyalty
Inspiration
Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band

Support orriented:


Keystone:

Font of LifeFont of Life and Summon AerySummon Aery are both viable choices for this build option. Font of LifeFont of Life adds a lot of sustain to your lane due to you being able to easy mark enemies with your long range. Summon AerySummon Aery adds just shields to your [seraphine:2] and some poke damage for the more agressive lane.





Domination:

Since this is the support option its time to talk about WeaknessWeakness . As a support your main goal is it not to deal that much damage so there is no better option since you don't need the scaling from Gathering StormGathering Storm





Resolve:

[loyality] is a good choice for any support due to the additional armor for you and your lane partner, but you should still consider Hunter TitanHunter Titan vs cc heavy comps.





Inspiration:

Manaflow BandManaflow Band or Hunter GeniusHunter Genius . Explained why in the poke build. Pack HunterPack Hunter is another option, but meh.. i just don't like it.

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

Stage Presence
Stage Presence - Passive
High Note
High Note
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Beat Drop
Beat Drop
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Encore
Encore
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Flash
Always.
Exhaust
Matchup dependend.. As support a good choice when your adc has heal/barrier
Ignite
If you play offensive in mid or another choice for sup
Barrier
Good synergy with your 2nd skill, but else nice choice for mid.
Heal
Only pick this if your adc runs barrier or exhaust.
Ghost
Pls add cleanse cause it is a nice spell.. oh yea ghost sadly useless on Sera.

Combos

Learn how to maximize the champions potential

Encore
Ult
Beat Drop
3rd
High Note
1st

Teamfight combo example.

Surround Sound
2nd
Beat Drop
3rd
High Note
1st

Poke when you have Rylai's finished.

Seraphine Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Jinx
Easy
Jinx
Senna
Easy
Senna
Ashe
Easy
Ashe
Xayah
Easy
Xayah
Kai'sa
Easy
Kai'sa
Vayne
Easy
Vayne
Ezreal
Medium
Ezreal
Veigar
Medium
Veigar
Corki
Medium
Corki
Kennen
Medium
Kennen
Caitlyn
Medium
Caitlyn
Twisted Fate
Medium
Twisted Fate
Annie
Medium
Annie
Draven
Medium
Draven
Miss Fortune
Medium
Miss Fortune
Tristana
Hard
Tristana
Fizz
Hard
Fizz
Yasuo
Hard
Yasuo
Irelia
Hard
Irelia
Zed
Hard
Zed
Akshan
Hard
Akshan
Varus
Hard
Varus
Diana
Hard
Diana
Jhin
Skill
Jhin
Lux
Skill
Lux
Lucian
Skill
Lucian
Orianna
Skill
Orianna
Ahri
Skill
Ahri
Ziggs
Skill
Ziggs
Katarina
Skill
Katarina

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Seraphine

Why Seraphine as flex pic

Work in progress.

Seraphine

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Also work in progress. i wanna add why some champions are good combinations to play. like AsheAshe + SeraphineSeraphine in the dragon lane.

Seraphine

Short Dictionary.

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