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Sephera Item Builds
If there’s one common thread across all Sephera builds, it’s that she needs cooldown reduction. Not only is Tide of Life on a painfully long cooldown, but you’ll also want to spam out Water Spirits – Sephera’s only reliable damaging ability – as often as possible. Getting to reduce other cooldowns by using Water Spirits means that CDR gets double value on Tide of Life: first from the CDR itself and then from reducing the cooldown on Water Spirits and allowing for more cooldown-reducing attacks.
These items are necessary in order to play Sephera optimally. Only diverge from a core item if you are a very experienced player or you have a very good reason for doing so
|Phoenix Tear||Given how much Sephera spams Water Spirits – even out of combat in order to heal up – she’ll need something to boost her mana. Phoenix Tear is the most common solution, and it’s up to the user to decide whether to build up to Orb of the Magi or not. Other options include Loki’s Curse, Virtue’s Necklace, and Essence of the Wind.|
|Apocalypse||Everything in Sephera’s kit is based on Water Spirits and the ensuing enhanced attack. It would be a huge waste not to boost those attacks for more damage. The cherry on the top is the 10% CDR that Sephera desperately needs. If building in the support role, you’ll likely want Frost Cape here instead.|
|Boomstick||Boomstick works wonderfully with Living Water: as long as Explosion is off cooldown, the poor soul with the lowest HP will take two hits of damage no matter what ability Sephera uses. The spammability of Water Spirits will also ensure that Explosion goes off often.|
|Hecate’s Diadem||Given how much magic damage Sephera likes to build, Hecate’s Diadem is an obvious choice to boost it further with Warlock.|
|Orb of the Magi||Orb is an obvious choice given Sephera’s desire for mana, ability power, and cooldown reduction. The HP is a nice added bonus, as is the natural build up from Phoenix Tear.|
|Berith’s Agony||Anything that offers CDR is under consideration, and Berith’s Agony fits the bill. While the damage isn’t overwhelming, the defense is nice and the Torture passive goes well with Sephera’s poking style.|
|Rhea’s Blessing||The idea here is pretty similar to Berith’s Agony: CDR and defense. The extra magic life steal will keep Sephera topped off, and the shield is handy when you’re in a rough spot.|
|Staff of Nuul||Sephera likes to poke, not dive. Therefore, her targets will often have to be front liners by necessity. Staff of Nuul rips through their stacked magic defense while providing – you guessed it – CDR.|
|Loki’s Curse||Loki’s Curse can be built even when not jungling, teaming up with Apocalypse to turn the enhanced attack following Water Spirits into a mega attack. Further, it provides both mana and CDR, which is absolutely perfect. Just make sure you’re in position to finish stacking it.|
|Flashy Boots||Sephera really needs CDR, and Flashy Boots provides it the quickest and easiest. Buying Flashy Boots can also open up the rest of the build to be more hard-hitting.|
|Gilded Greaves||If the opposing team has a lot of CC, you can find yourself dead before you can even cast Tide of Life to get away. If your build has enough CDR in it already, then this is your go-to.|
|Enchanted Kicks||Sometimes it can be hard to fit in any magic pierce into the build, which is where Enchanted Kicks comes in. We recommend going with other boots if you plan on getting Staff of Nuul, however.|
Sample Item Builds
This build covers all the bases: it’s got 40% CDR (once you replace Spoopy Mask with Staff of Nuul at the end), good damage, and some defense just in case. Players can opt for Phoenix Tear instead of going all the way to Orb of the Magi if you want those sweet, sweet Apocalypse-aided auto attacks a bit sooner. Similarly, the ordering of Spoopy Mask, Berith’s Agony, and Apocalypse is flexible depending on what your priorities are early on.
Yes, we know this build has 45% CDR (the maximum is 40% for those unaware), but the 35% after a relatively short period of time feels great: the 2.2 second cooldown on Water Spirits at that point fits neatly with the 2-second cooldown on Loki’s Curse’s Curse Power and Apocalypse’s Elemental Power. And that’s what this build is all about: blowing up fools with Water Spirits and the ensuing mega attack. Between Loki’s Curse, Apocalypse, Boomstick, and Sephera’s kit, one Water Spirits and attack will hit targets with 5 separate instances of damage totaling around 3000-5000 damage depending on magic defense. While the lack of defense will leave you pretty vulnerable, most opponents won’t want to stick around much longer after they’ve gotten chunked down in less than a second.
Side note: while you can try to jungle with her (make sure you’re hitting multiple monsters with Water Spirits if you do), this is primarily a side lane build.
|Essence of the Wind||Flashy Boots||Frost Cape||Medallion of Troy||Mail of Pain||Blade of Eternity|
If you insist on playing Sephera as a support, this is how you build her, with Essence of the Wind, Frost Cape, and Medallion of Troy being the mandatory items. First, with no “panic button” to save members of your team, you’ll need Essence of the Wind’s Wind Shield to keep members alive. Then, Frost Cape’s Elemental Power works great with Water Spirits, allowing Sephera to heavily slow enemies from 800 units away. Finally, because Sephera already has healing built in, we go for Medallion of Troy for maximum magic defense as well as the CDR she needs to continuously use Water Spirits for the slow.
After that, it gets more flexible: Flashy Boots can be substituted for more defensive boots if you plan on getting The Aegis later (getting at least 35% CDR is essential). Other options to replace the last two items are Holy of Holies, Frosty’s Revenge, or defensive items that counter the opposing team’s damage composition better.
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