All of Samira's Ultimate Interactions in League of Legends

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Dustin Brady
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Samira is one of League of Legends' newer ADCs; However, I often ask myself the question: "Can I use my R while doing something". I decided to create a guide and analyze most possible interactions of Samira's ultimate ability during standard League of Legends play.

Samira's Ultimate Background Info

First, let's set up some basics and information on how Samira's ultimate ability works - Inferno Trigger. It deals physical damage to enemies and only scales with AD. This ability can deal critical hits and also applies lifesteal at 66,6% effectiveness. It deals less damage to minions and monsters. Players cannot use Inferno Trigger unless Samira reaches the maximum stacks of her passive (six). She always gets a stack of her passive when she uses a separate attack, either an ability or an auto attack. You can't stack it by using an ability or attack in a row, for example, you can't get two stacks by using two AAs one after the other.

Samira's Ultimate Interactions

First interactions that allow you to continue firing your ultimate while under the effects of those skills or items. What's interesting is that it doesn't work with most articles. You just can't use them while shooting your ultimate, but you can use Hextech Protobelt. This is not very useful because this element is AP.

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Walk with:

  • E of Samira – Wild Rush
  • Use summoner spells (excluding teleportation)
  • Hextech Protobelt (magic damage item)

Does NOT work with:

Items that will interrupt Inferno Trigger:

  • Zhonya's Hourglass (Survival Magic Item)
  • Stopwatch (Zhonya's Component)
  • Prowler Crawl (Lethality Item)
  • Galeforce (critical hit item)
  • Hextech Protobelt (magic damage item)
  • Everfrost (Magic Burst Item)
  • Goedrinker (Sustain Bruiser Item)
  • Stridebreaker (Mobility Bruiser Item)

Samira's Ultimate is a channeled ability, so it's also interrupted by most difficult CCs. I will list the Crowd Control that interrupts Inferno Trigger and some examples of these effects:

  • Side Kick (Draven's E)
  • Repel (R of Aurelion)
  • Knock Up (Alistar’s Q)
  • Shoot (Aatrox's W)
  • Charme (E d'Ahri)
  • Fear (W of Shaco)
  • Provocation (W for Galio)
  • Silence (W de Cho Gath)
  • Disturb (Kassadin's)
  • Drowsiness/Sleep (Zoe's E)
  • Stasis (Barde's R)
  • Stun (Ashe is R)
  • Suspension (Nami's Q)
  • Repression (Malzahar's R)
  • Disarm (Lulu's W)

The other crowd control doesn't interrupt Samira's Ultimate, so root, for example, won't cancel her chain. Abilities like Spell Shield or items like Banshee only block one shot, so it doesn't have as much of an impact. Other notable skills that will not cancel but block your ultimate ability are:

  • W – Yasuo Wind Wall (blocks until placed)
  • Braum's E - Unbreakable (only blocks first shot, then takes reduced damage)
  • W of Gwen – Hollow Mist (only Gwen in invulnerable)
  • E - Pantheon Aegis Assault (blocks for shield duration)
  • E – Samira's Wild Rush (first plans block)
  • Any invincibility like Tryndamere's R or Kayle's R

For more articles on League of Legends, check out League of Legends Which Way Should I Play? (2021).

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