League of Legends new champion Samira: abilities, skins, stats, release date, gameplay, and more

Ali Ahmed Akib
By Ali Ahmed Akib
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Some new information emerged today about the League of Legends upcoming 151st champion Samira, the Desert Rose, and here’s everything you need to know.

Previously on the 2020 champion roadmap, Riot Games announced that they will be releasing five new champions this year. Riot, however, has already released the dreamy jungler Lillia and the masked assassin Yone. But they are yet to reveal any new information about the sensational mage, ultra-heavy tank support, and thrill-seeking marksman.

Meanwhile, due to the lack of official info, there have been many leaks about the upcoming new champion Samira. Earlier this month a Brazilian streamer leaked Samira stating she is a very “jawdropping” champion and later a secret mission popped up in League of Legends, whereupon completing Riot is giving away Samira emote.

And now Riot Games has announced its 151st champion Samira. Samira is expected to go live on the patch 10.19 PBE.

Reveal trailer

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Samira Release Date

Samira, the Desert Rose will be available for testing in the patch 10.19 PBE with her new PsyOps skin. And her full release is expected to live in the Summoner’s Rift on patch 10.19,  September 21, 2020.

Samira Base Stats

  • Base MR: 30
  • MR Per Level: 0.5
  • Base AD: 59
  • AD Per Level: 2.3
  • Base Armor: 28
  • Armor Per Level: 3
  • HP Per Level: 88
  • Base HP: 600
  • HP Regen Per Level: 0.11
  • HP5: 3.25
  • Attack Speed Per Level: 3.3
  • Base MoveSpeed: 335
  • Attack Range: 500
  • Mana Per Level: 38

Samira Abilities

Daredevil Impulse (P)

Samira builds a combo by hitting Attacks or abilities unique from the previous hit. Each one increases her Style, from “E” to “S” grade (6 total). Samira gains X% Movement Speed per grade. 

Samira’s attacks in melee range deal an additional X magic damage, increased up to X based on the target’s missing Health. 

Samira’s Attacks against enemies affected by Immobilizing effects Knock Up for 0.5 seconds and deal damage over 6 separate attacks. Samira dashes into range against targets slightly outside her Attack range.

Daredevil Impulse samira
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Flair (Q)

Samira fires a shot, dealing X physical damage to the first enemy hit. 

If this ability is cast towards an enemy in melee range, Samira will instead slash with her sword, dealing X physical damage. 

Either hit can critically strike for 25% bonus damage. 

If cast during Wild Rush, Samira will strike all enemies in her path upon completion.

Flair (Q)
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Blade Whirl (W)

Samira slashes around her for 1 second, damaging enemies twice for X physical damage each and destroying any enemy missiles that enter the area.

Blade Whirl
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Wild Rush (E)

Samira dashes through an enemy or ally, slashing enemies she passes through and gaining Attack Speed. Killing an enemy champion refreshes this ability’s cooldown.

Wild Rush
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Inferno Trigger (R)

Samira can only use this ability if her current Style rating is S. 

Samira unleashes a torrent of shots from her weapons, wildly shooting all enemies surrounding her 10 times over 2 seconds, each shot dealing X physical damage and applying lifesteal. Each shot can also critically strike.

Inferno Trigger
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Early Gameplay Information

Riot Reav3 has shared some early information about her taunt:

One thing that’s unique to Samira but not shown here is here taunt. Her taunt is actually a skill shot that costs one gold to use. She roots herself and flicks a coin that does 1 damage to anything it hits. It also counts as a unique source of damage for her style of passive.

Samira Skin Splash Art

Base Skin

samira skin
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PsyOps Samira

  • Release Date: September 17, 2020.
  • Price: TBA
PsyOps Samira
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