Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Champion Review: Sejuani

For our first ever Champion Review, we look at Sejuani, The Winter's Wrath.

Class: Solo Top / Jungle
Role: Tank, Disruption, Crowd Control
Frost (Passive): Basic attacks slow enemy movement speed by 10% for 3 seconds

Arctic Assault (Q): Charges forward, damaging and applying frost to enemies in your path. The charge will halt upon contact with the first enemy champion.

Northern Winds (W): Aoe storm surrounds Sejuani, dealing damage every second. Deals increased damage to enemies effect by Frost or Permafrost

Permafrost (E): Sejuani converts Frost on nearby enemies to Permafrost, dealing magic damage and reducing movement speed dramatically

Glacial Prison (R): Ranged skillshot, stunning the first enemy champion hit. Nearby enemies are also stunned for a shorter duration.

Sejuani is a very durable champion, capable of handling enemy carries in teamfights without fear of dieing.  Frozen Mallet is a must, as in addition to it's added survivability, the slow stacks with Frost and Permafrost. As may be obvious, Sejuani's main goal is to keep vital enemy targets slowed. This also allows Sejuani to function as a gank-reliant jungle champion. With charge and permafrost, Sejuani retains exceptional power to single out an overextended champion and keep it from reaching the nearest tower. However, a jungle Sejuani relies heavily on ganks, as her abilities are not optimal for clearing jungle minions. Her ability to gank and durability combine to make her an exceptional counter-jungle choice.

In the right hands, Sejuani is a very powerful choice. Her greatest strength is her ability to initiate, and remain locked on enemy carries to keep the focus off higher priority targets on your team. Her aoe stun serves as great cc, and combined with her tankineness, it makes Sejuani an exceptional counter to champions such as Katarina and Tryndamere.

Damage: 6/10
Ganking: 8/10
Slows and Stuns: 10/10
Jungling Speed: 6/10
Counterjungle: 7/10

Jungle Rating: 37/50

Solo Top
Damage: 6/10
Sustain: 6/10
Tankiness: 9/10
Crowd Control: 10/10
Initiate: 10/10

Solo Top Rating: 41/50

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  1. Don't you think Rylai's would be a better choice for her? I mean Frozen Mallet is great on a 1v2 gank cause you are running in, auto attacking etc., but in an ambush, or a teamfight at dragon/nashor, you'll most likely intiate with your ult, and use your skills first, which all benefit from AP and the plus slow overall.

    1. Depends on how you want to build her. If you're jungling and need to gank early, Phage into Frozen Mallet is pretty much needed. I think it's mostly better to focus on being tanky and having reliable single-target permaslow than trying to build AP

  2. Yeah, true that. That's what I love in this game, so many viable builds :P

  3. I was super excited about Sejuani until I played her a few times. :) Good review!