League of Legends Samira “The Desert Rose” Set to Join Roster

By | 31/08/2020

 

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In a flashy new trailer, Riot Games has revealed their next character for League of Legends, Samira who is expected in the next update.


Samira, also known as “The Desert Rose“, is set to join the expanding list of League of Legends champions in update 10.18.

Update 10.18 is set to arrive sometime in the next two weeks where Samira should be available as a League of Legends download probably in exchange for RP.

Samira’s new trailer demonstrates her anime-like appearance and abilities as well as weapons worthy of Final Fantasy.

League of Legends – Samira: The Desert Rose Trailer

Wielding double hand cannons and a superbly over-sized sword, Samira is capable of hacking, slashing and shooting her way out of any situation.

According to her YouTube description, the distinctly Russian badass beauty “is a gifted, ruthless marksman who charges up her style meter as she hunts for the flashiest kill.

So, it appears that Samira is in the Marksman class which will enable her to deal ranged attack damage over time.

While there are no official stats for Samira as of yet, some data miners have pulled some details from the game files.

League of Legends Samira The Desert Rose
League of Legends – Samira

According to these data-mined stats, Samira has a multitude of abilities.

Some of these include building combos by varying attacks, double physical blade damage and a ten shot barrage from her guns to surrounding enemies.

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Apart from these small and not yet official details, not much is known about Samira apart from what has been shown in the trailer, but I would expect stats details to be made public shortly before her release.

League of Legends was released in 2009 with 40 champions available and a steady stream has been released since then.

Samira gameplay screenshots: Click to enlarge…

The Desert Rose will be the 151st champion available to play with, and judging by some YouTube comments, it seems that not everyone is happy with the latest League of Legends character.

Some commenters suggest that she appears to be overpowered while others believe her to be broken.

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I do however find this strange since she hasn’t even been released yet.

League of Legends is a hugely popular multiplayer online battle arena, or MOBA game that is very prominent in modern e-Sports.

League of Legends New Champion Samira Back Pose with Sword
League of Legends – Samira’s Huge Weapon

Owing to its popularity in pan-Asian countries such as South Korea and Taiwan, League of Legends e-Sports began in 2011 at Dream Hack in Sweden.

League of Legends originally started out as a fully paid game but due to failure, adopted the now popular free to play model and implemented microtransactions similar to Fortnite.

Since adopting this model, the game grew exponentially to become one of the most played games in the world.

Currently, the game sits at around 115 million active players.

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Given Riot Games’ commitment to their massively popular title, the game just keeps growing.

As with most popular games, there are extremely toxic players who like to bemoan anything that doesn’t fit into their narrow view of what the title should be.

Because of this, the release of Samira will cause a backlash of narcissistic players to whine about the new character and the official trailer’s YouTube comments seem to already confirm this.

However, a game developer cannot just focus on what one person wants or what a focused group expects.

The difficult task of a game developer is that they need to please everyone, and as we know, you can’t please them all.

New League of Legends character Samira is expected to be released in version 10.18 very soon.

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2 thoughts on “League of Legends Samira “The Desert Rose” Set to Join Roster

  1. Melissa Jiggetts

    I used to play RPGs, MMORPG, and MOBA games with my son years ago and when I worked for Lekool games but have gotten away from them lately. I really like this new character Samira she looks like one I would choose, plus she is a female, haha! I am not sure if I can agree and say she looks OP but then again ppl complain about so many things being OP and then developers try to cater to everyone and tweak guns, characters, and what have you and mess up the games in my opinion. I agree, You can’t please everyone! As long as things are balanced I see nothing wrong with strong items, just step your game up, haha! Another great post!

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    1. Michael Gore Post author

      Hi Melissa.

      While I’m not a MOBA guy (I don’t play well with others :P) I can see the appeal.

      After watching some League of Legends e-Sports I can tell you that it is one fierce game as I’m sure you know.

      The community seems to be a little too toxic for me though but Riot Games are in a tough spot to keep the game interesting and fun while adding new content.

      I think that removing some champions, nerfing some abilities and rebalancing the power might be a good idea although I think the community would outcry if they did this.

      Thanks for commenting.

      Cheers,
      Michael.

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