League of Legends Samira Build Guide

Here is a post about Samira champion from League of Legends. You will find brief information with tips and tips on how to play Samira. Read our Samira build and cheat sheet. In our League of Legends builds you will see the most popular and universal variation of any build.

Samira is the latest marksman in League of Legends, you can see her detailed abilities in our post here. Samira is a great champion that can fight in range or in melee with bonuses for her thanks to her passive. Samira builds a combo by hitting attacks or abilities unique from the previous hit. Samira’s attacks in melee range deal additional magic damage. Samira’s attacks against enemies affected by Immobilizing effects knock them up.

Samira Rune Set

You can see that we picked Fleet Footwork keystone in our build that will come in handy after Conqueror will be removed from the game. Fleet Footwork is a good choice to have extra sustain on the lane.

Samira Rune Set

Also, you can take Sorcery runes instead of Domination, such as Nimbus Cloak (now) and Celerity. And the rune shards are the following: Offense (10% Attack Speed), Flex (9 Adaptive Force), and Defense (6 Armor).

Summoner Spells

Recommended Setup

Alternative

Specific Match-up

Flash

Heal

Exhaust

Cleanse

You can see that the most common summoner spells for Samira are Flesh and Heal. But you can change Heal for Exhaust especially if your support plays with ignite. In particular situations, you might need to Cleanse to remove the control that your enemy can put on you.

Skill Order

R

Q

W

E

Inferno Trigger

Flair

Blade Whirl

Wild Rush

Actually, you will need to spend your first skills in another sequence. Firstly, take Q, then E and after that W. And only after that level up the skills on the order shown above.

Samira Items Set

Starting Items

Trinket

Boots Options

Doran's Blade

Health Potion

Farsight Alteration

Berserker's Greaves

Plated Steelcaps

Core Items

Situative Items

Immortal Shieldbow

Bloodthirster

Infinity Edge

Essence Reaver

Phantom Dancer

Best Build Example

Immortal Shieldbow

Bloodthirster

Infinity Edge

The Collector

Lord Dominik's Regards

Pretty standard ADC build. But you can consider taking Doran’s Shield and potion instead of Doran’s Blade if you have and aggressive ADC on the lane against you. Also, you should accommodate to the situation as it can change from match to match. Sometimes it is wiser to buy Mercurial Scimitar, Guardian Angel, Last Whisper, Black Cleaver or Maw of Malmortius in addition to core items.

General Tips

Samira is quite difficult but you will manage to adjust and play her well in some time. Start with learning Samira combos:

  • The first combo (blizz combo) to get a fast ultimate is
    Auto > Q > Auto > E > Auto > W –> R
  • This one gets a bit tricky because you’ll be trying to use the 2nd proc from your W to count towards your grade.
    Auto > Q > W > E > W (2nd proc) > Auto –> R.

Another tip is to remember that Samira’s E works on the full range and will dash you through enemies if you use it in melee. That can work for you or against you. Also, you can use it in the jungle to dash through walls. Just come to a mob in the jungle and use E in melee and face the closest wall.

Counter Picks and Synergies

Strong against

Weak against

Kalista

Tristana

Sett

Kayle

Synergies with

Leona

Braum

There are not so many champions that can counter Samira, but Miss Fortune and Senna (as ADC especially) will make you nervous. Ask your support to take a tanky champion with good initiation in addition to Leona and Braum it can be Thresh or Nautilus.

Pros & Cons
      • Easy early game
      • High movement speed
      • Unti CC ultimate
      • Ranger and melee playstyle
      • Squishy
      • Requires to know the combos
      • Requires good positioning skills
      • Requires safe mid-game
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