Samirathe Desert Rose | Ranked #35 out of 38 in ADC
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Bottom Lane (99%)
Samira Bottom Lane Counters: 40,87223,87811,8513,7841,126233 matches, 22 counter champions
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Tips Against Samira in Bottom Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors
Biotic says “The champ Kills you in every 2v2 bot. Her W blocks your bombs which makes 2v2 unplayable. Avoid and farm up. The champ is nerfed so much that you outscale it already at level 6.”
Dazlirn says “A match up against Samira in my opinion also heavily depends on the support.
Best to win early against her as she is very strong once she starts snowballing and will be a very difficult game.
Keep in mind your E cancels her ult, so make sure she has no windwall or dash available while ulting and use your E to cancel it.”
Sellsword says “I'm not sure whether Samira is worth to be put in Major due to her current weak state. The matchup is a bit coinflippy because it heavily depends on what support she has. If she has a support whose engage you can't easily spellshield (Leona/Alistar/Amumu), she may bring you a lot of trouble. Otherwise, she's quite easy to abuse pre-6 with her lack of range and waveclear. Especially if you go Lethality and have a poke support, it's very easy to cheese lane and outscale her. Not that she scales poorly, but she's countered too easily in the current state of the game. ”
Nom212 says “It depends on her playstyle. If she is taking every Q Boomerang Blade to the face she won't be doing much. However, if she manages to get on top of you there is little you can do. She blocks projectiles, naturally gets tons of life steal, usually builds Plated Steelcaps, and has great burst potential. Facing her with mediocre single target damage when everything in your kit is a projectile is not ideal. Therefore the match-up can be difficult.”
Alvatorz says “Poke is the best way to make a Samira lose her lane, so if you keep using your E, Q on her, everything should be fine. Carefull tho her W can easily cancel your R and you could be in a bad situation.”
Amberdragon says “With Samira you have to play for the long trades because she can easily cancel you Q and W with her W. She wants to stack her passive and combo you, so avoid getting poked with her Q and autos (keep distance and kite to the sides). If you are half health or lower stay away from your minions since she can dash to them. Try to bait her W before using you Q or you will lose it. Save your E and R to survive her ultimate. Once Samira uses her cooldowns she will be vulnerable and this is where you will want to punish her. Her early game is stronger than yours, but if she can't snowball you will outscale her.
A neat trick to outplay Samira is to take Galeforce - don't let her get into melee range, wait for her to ult then Galeforce away. If she doesn't get a reset on an ally she will be vulnerable and you can dash back in with your R and kill her. This is a especially powerful trick if you also build Wit's End and Phantom Dancer.”
calibot says “Samira is my personal permaban. More details on this matchup are in the Guide Chapters, but plan to lose against a late-game Samira unless your team has extreme lockdown or pick potential.”
IKeepItTaco says “◉ Samira is a hyper mobile assassin-like adc with the shortest range in the role. She’s very aggressive and a feast or famine type of gal.
◉ She sits at 500 range and at level 1 does not have the ability to fight anyone back so it is extremely important that you secure level 2 in this lane while also poking her non-stop with [[Fishbones, the Rocket Launcher]] so by the time she gets level 2 she’s too low on HP to fight back or engage onto you
◉ She will look to play off her support using her passive [[Daredevil Impulse]] combined with [[Wild Rush]] and [[Blade Whirl]]. This is her all-in combo to get on top of you and kill you quickly. The easiest way to avoid this is by avoiding getting hit by CC from her support or simply keep your distance from Samira so you can’t dash near you.
◉ Once she gets level 6 and is able to get [[Inferno Trigger]] it’s important to respect her strength and just keep whittling her HP away with your long range
◉ Win Condition: Play safe and play towards your range. Make sure to take control of the lane with level 1. You outscale her extremely hard so farm up and don’t let her snowball.
Breathly says “This champion is the same as Draven, if you get hit by any kind of Knock up you are sadly dead and there's not a lot to do. But this champion is way easier to deal with out of lane so i will set her threat to Even.”
I Am Not u says “Samira can and WILL destroy you in lane. Your support doesn't matter. Samira's wind wall can block all of your E and your R. She out heals you and out damages you all game. It's best not to pick Tristana into Samira.”
Heszo says “This depends on how good the player is. If she doesn't respect your Q damage you will be able to beat her. Your Q is also a significantly shorter cooldown than her W, so you either bait her W out or poke her down. If she gets on you try to ult away, and all-in her during her ult before she gets her E resets off. She's pretty easy to burst if you get anti-heal. What you can block: Q, W damage, E damage, one R "bullet/burst."”
LegendaryOstrich says “Very mobile, can keep up with Lucian's early game damage. Be sure to play around her windwall since it will be the easiest way for you to counterplay her once it is on cooldown. She can reposition herself with her dash so also watch out for that when you ult. Your Q can go through her windwall and she has the same attack range as Lucian.”
koog says “Exhaust is good here. Try to abuse your range and cc when fighting her. If you try to fight her with chakrams, make sure you don't auto her while she has her windwall up or else you will lose all of your bonus chakrams. Also she can eat your gravitum Q if you try to use it while a gravitum auto is in flight and she windwalls. Also severum auto attacks can go through windwalls so keep that in mind. ”
Dealersz says “You go even vs Samira if you play correctly, avoid throwing your axes when she uses W to not lose them. This matchup is all about patience and playing around her W and cancelling her R with your E. You should also run exhaust vs Samira ”
A_Drunk_Carry says “The only truly annoying part about this matchup is that she can windwall your ult. Just save ult until you know it's down. You beat her up in DPS. Grab an early executioner's calling so she doesn't perma regen off her ult and Conqueror though. Fairly straightforward lane. ”
WayOfTheTempesst says “Her W, like Yasuo, counters everything in your kit. Her all-in is also very scary for Ziggs and your only hope is having a support to peel her or interrupting her ultimate with your W.”
daudr9 says “You can't really all in that champ by yourself unless you're fed, you need to poke it before and be carful since smart samiras will windwall-eat your 4-th shot along with Q (so you need to bait it out before executing her).
You can't step too close since she can dash to you and press R :)”
NikkiTT says “She has very low range, and you can statcheck her post 6, use E/Q after she uses E if you didn't engage with your ERQ combo, and buy Oblivion Orb/Morello against her after core. Bramble does not proc on her ult.”
Amberdragon says “Mostly an easy matchup if you play your cards right and don't sleep on Samira's strengths. Remember she is strong in the early-mid game so don't underestimate her all-in even if you are ahead. She can easily deny your E and Ultimate with her W, but she is vulnerable to poke so try to win by poking her with Q+Passive and force her to use her W before going all in on her. Be patient with your E. Consider taking Exhaust against her if your support won't. If she gets a lead it will be hard for you to kill her, but if you get a lead it will be easier to snowball and keep her useless. Use your ultimate to dodge hers. Ask your support to take an early grevious wounds or ignite as she heavily relies on sustain to all-in and trade in lane after level 6. Try to kite her out with your W to avoid her melee auto attacks as they deal more damage to you. After 6, avoid getting hit by her ranged Q+aa that stacks her ultimate. Play safe when your ultimate and summoner spells are down. ”
Simon Uchinora says “Samira has to be Melee with you to give a greater damage, and it is easy for you to waste her W, that skill block every skillshot and Auto Attack by range, after she waste her W just go for the kill because she dosen't have any offensive against you, just pay attention on her passive, in the moment she get on S Rank, she is gonna ult, evade the ultimate with yours E, wait it ends and go for the kill, because she has nothing more offensive to do against you.”
Chaeha says “Samira can only play off the support's pick, so make sure that you respect the support's crowd control as Samira's Daredevil Impulse puts her into range and that's the only way you can die to her. You can also take exhaust to nullify her telegraphed combos. ”
Swearing Roomba says “Same reason as Tristana, if she gets on top of you, you can't do anything. Samira has a lot more teamfight pressure than you, if you do have to play against her, you have to get her out of the fight before it even starts.”
22Drift says “She will always try to eat your condemn or silver bolts proc with her W. Make sure to NOT use your condemn when she W's, and hit something else. Right as it ends just keep pounding her. Vayne actually does very well against Samira. Use your E when she ults”
Urason says “Honestly, Samira is pretty hard to play against. She does everything you want to do but just slightly better early on. If she ever gets on top of you, you tend to be dead. Her skirmish is also better than yours so play for missteps and look to fight later on. If she get's ahead it might just be over. ”
Nixxen47 says “This matchup can be tricky if samira is paired with a high CC support such as Nautilus or Alistar due to their high kill pressure during lane. However you outscale her depending on how good your composition is at denying her 1v9 potential with her R. ”
Inoriboob says “Very hard matchup, if it's samira naut,leona.blitz. If she use e, try to not auto and wait out her w. Use e to cancel her auto/slow then auto back
leave suppor to die if can't be saved”
HyroPyro says “Samira gains a huge spike at level 6 with her ultimate Inferno Trigger (R). Pre level 6, she is still quite potent. Make sure that you do misplay by firing your Icathian Rain (Q) and Void Seeker (W) into her Blade Whirl (W) which negates projectile damage therefore negating your burst. Play smart by exhausting or use Killer Instinct (R) during her Inferno Trigger (R). Make sure that you also are aware of the support as Samira can dash into lethal range with Daredevil Impulse (Passive) which is the only way you die pre level 6.”
im_zeno says “This lane isn't that hard for me, played this lane a lot before she got one single nerf. You two both have a wind wall but yours is a lot more useful since she has abilities that are projectiles and you only have one. NEVER go for a ranged nado since she can just block it with her W, she cannot block your E Q though. You can wind wall her ult and also cancel her ult with your nado (can go for both ranged and E Q nado since she can't use her W during her ult).”
snowcard says “This depends on how good the player is. If she doesn't respect your Q damage you will be able to beat her. Your Q is also a significantly shorter cooldown than her W, so you either bait her W out or poke her down. If she gets on you try to ult away, and all-in her during her ult before she gets her E resets off. She's pretty easy to burst if you get anti-heal.
What you can block: Q, W damage, E damage, one R "bullet/burst."”
Lucifer6 says “Im putting her at 4 purely because of when she gets ahead she will kill most of your team easily because of how broken she can be with her ult. But if you make sure she doesnt get ahead it will be a peice of cake since u can dodge her Qs easily and bait her W out so you can do dmg.”
Trieuloo says “With everfrost becoming an item the samira matchup is a lot more playable than it previously was. Now it is one of the easiest lanes if u stun before comboing. I would put the threat level at 1, however if the enemy samira is good she can build galeforce and run cleanse making this lane unplayable. However many people do not do this tech so do not worry.”
Alvatorz says “Use your long range with LT or even Calibrum to poke her a lot and don't let her come near you, or she will deal too mcuh for you. Wait her to use her W so you can use ult, or she will just absorb it !”
shrekLegend27 says “dunno if its me or if she is actually a counter but i really struggle into samira. let lanes shove so that you can farm without inting. this should also allows your jungle to possibly gank but if your playing solo queue dont count on it.”
Ekezun says “Try to dodge her long range Q as much as you can so she doesn't get to charge her R, also be sure to harass her when her W and E abilites are down, they're on quite a long cooldown early on”
IM NOT TOXIC says “Samira is quite a hard matchup for Jhin. She is very skirmish heavy and will block your abilities with her W. Can dive you at any time and is hard to hit. Don't fight without a solid engage. ”
mousetrapslol says “Test if the enemy samira windwalls your W. This is key in this match up to winning, she can block many autos but if you can stack poison with your W its winnable.
Extremely hard if you die early. Play very cautious and safe. Once she dashes on you with her wind wall you cannot really fight back.
ALWAYS bait out wind wall before going all in. It has a long cool down and some samiras will throw it out carelessly. BE DILIGENT WITH THIS!
Its difficult but its winnable if you take the precautionary measures.”
DoublefeedOP says “Samira is a massive threat to Kog'Maw, she will go all-in on you levels 1-3 but if you can get through that you should easily outscale her later on. Make sure that when you go against Samira that you give up levels 1-6 and punish her if she all-ins you and doesn't grab the kill. You can reverse all-in if she fails to CC you with her support but for the most part she will beat you.”
FunkyBeagle says “Samira has been dumbed down a lot since her release, she's only good with high cc supports or those with knock ups. Its really hard for Samira to kill you early games as she has lower range than you at 500. She HAS to rely heavily on her support to make a move.”
DoublefeedOP says “Samira is pretty potent if you don't have your Arcane Shift up, but if you do you should have no problem poking her out and killing her because of the nerf on Samira's passive. The big threat is once she gets on-top of you, you're pretty doomed early game. If you can hit your item powerspikes she falls off and you should be able to easily kill her.”
DoublefeedOP says “She's pretty strong as of Season 11, I'd recommend taking advantage of your 1-2 and poking her down while she really can't do much about it. After 3, you need to keep in mind your autos can get blocked by her W but you can go through that with your W and root her. She's one of the stronger ADC's in S11 so if you're going to ban an ADC, I'd ban Samira.”
APC Ziggs says “Tough matchup. If she gets a support with a lot of cc its propably lost lane unless you are a dodge god and dodge all of their cc. In that case , urge your support to pick alistart ,leo or nautilus and you can easily win the lane.”
nraxxr says “Hyper mobile AD carries are the ones that Jhin struggles with the most. They are hard to hit with W and can almost always burst you down before you can do anything. Samira is that, but with an AOE windwall to block your W. ”
KoZee says “Samira has a couple things in her kit to counter you, such as something to block projectiles. However, the duration this is up is very low, so the second it goes down you can engage on her with R and kite back to kill her. She's also shorter range than you, so she will struggle to actually trade in lane and deal with your poke. If she gains a lead though, she can burst you extremely hard and be difficult to kill.”
Delta eGirl says “Samira will delete you before you can do your thing. That is not a threat, that is a promise. If Samira is picked, consider bringing PTA and it's associated build. You're going to have to rely on your team for this one, and beg to draft CC. Additionally, her W will delete all spectral Chakram instantly. Good luck with that.”
Xayaphelia says “This matchup is a free win. Bait out her windwall and you just automatically win the fight at all points in the game. As long as she doesn't get fed enough to 1v5 your team you will permanently dunk her down. If the enemy locks in Samira, I start smiling at my good luck.”
ooftheiii says “Whenever Samira has max Style points, she will be able to use her Ultimate. Avoid trading with her when she has max points.At level 6, Samira’s kill pressure increases as long as she has max Style points. Take care as she may look for an all-in when she is at point A. Samira is at her weakest when she is out of mana or out of Style points. Looking to fight when she has very little of either of them will increase your chances of killing her.”
kingamazin says “Samira can be a difficult match up when paired with the right support, but her low range makes her an easy target to harass in lane. Use rockets to harass her when she walks up to cs and try to poke her down. If you get a good angle to hit her with your w, it could bait out her parry allowing your support to look for an all in. If you feel threatened by Samira, take exhaust in order to cut down her all in potential. Do not use your ultimate until her w is down or she'll just block it. Try to bait it out first with either rocket auto harass or your w. You will hard outscale and outrange her late game so as long as you go even you'll win late game. Keep in mind that she can no longer e through allies so use that to your advantage if you catch her out of position.”
Bluestrat says “Samira does not have a strong laning phase, but is especially strong in combination with an Engage.
If Samira snowballs, it's hard for Kai'sa to come back.
This is the same the other way around: if we have a lead against Samira, we can simply win trades and finish her off. ”
Trampedach says “If she engages on you try to wait out her w and then blow your full combo on her. She will one shot you with engage supps but it's playable if you play for auto q trades and stand away from her supp. ”
YoonaBoona says “Samira can be a bit of a threat if she gets a proper all in on you with her support. Jinx's E stops dashes, so placing them infront of you can either stop her from dashing in, or force her to commit without her support if she's already on you. Overall though, you do a bit less damage so watch out for her all in.”
Bluestrat says “Samira hat keine starke Laning Phase, ist aber besonders stark in Kombination mit einem Engage.
Sollte Samira einmal Snowballen, ist es nur schwer für Kai'sa zurückzukommen.
Dies ist aber andersherum genauso: haben wir eine Lead gegen Samira, können wir einfach Trades gewinnen und sie daraufhin erledigen. ”
ctm20141 says “From what I heard this matchup shouldn't be that difficult, but every time I face a Samira she WILL somehow block my E MELEE RANGE with her W EVERY SINGLE TIME... it happened SOOO many times that it's disgusting XD. Pre lv 6 she isn't very strong. WATCH OUR FOR HER SUPPORT! REMEMBER THAT SAMIRA CAN GET AN "AUTO" (her passive) FOR FREE WHEN YOU GET HIT BY CC!
You can poke her out, but keep an eye for her support. Her lv 6 is stronger than your lv 6. To mitigate this I usually take Exhaust vs her and I ask my supp to take Ignite in order to make her ult ineffective XD (like Tristana, she has a telegraphed all in). If she manages to Wind Wall your E YOU WILL LOSE!
Most of the times you will lose the 1v1s.
In teamfight it's MUCH different (and kinda funny imo :D): when she uses her ult IMMEDIATELY Exhaust her and FOCUS HER DOWN ASAP! You should Auto-walk out from her ult range-auto-walk out from her ult range ecc. creating a sort of "kite": you will trade 1 auto of yours for 2/3 bullets from her ulti. If you can't kite her this way and/or she Wind Walls your E...you will see the grey screen of death VERY SOON :D.”
Tifforma says “This really depends on the player. If Samira is good, she will ninja style you to death, with million dashes and broken damage. Try to get a hard cc support to shut her down. Get morelo asap. ”
Kalista Monster says “This is the one champ I recommend you max e instead of q, if she w's your q then you lose on a lot of damage. look to play passive since she wins fights early especially with an aggressive support”
Remmacs1 says “This match up can be brutal for Aphelios especially if he doesn't have the right support. Make sure you're never in range for her to E onto you and don't blow your cooldowns until she uses her W. Being extremely patient is the key to winning this match up.”
MilkshakeGuru says “You have to bait out her W ability. It's not unwinnable. But it is complex. She can out snowball you if you let her get ahead. Your W CD is significantly lower than her W. Once you bait it out try engaging her again before it comes back up.”
boopthesnoot says “Since Samira has been heavily nerfed the last couple of patches, she's much weaker. Bait out her wind wall and place feathers carefully so that you can lock her down with cc before she heals back her entire healthbar.”
Dank672 says “Like lucian, just harder to deal with early thanks to her w, and farm safe from poke thanks to her q and has better all in, if you didn't outscale her she would be a bigger threat. Just make sure to buy early antiheal and play around supp”
Profesor APH. says “Samira have great matchup into Phel. She can block your ult, calibrum q, chakrams stacks, but you out scale her at full build you should win with her (I recommend to use exhaust vs her)”
EvoNinja7 says “Samira is broken. She isn't that strong pre level 6 but once she hits level 6 she can absolutely crush you since her ulti gives her lifesteal and a HUGE burst of damage. Try to bully her early to stop her from 1v5 your team.”
Scrimm says “Trade with her early on when she doesn't have 6 and is a lot weaker. If you manage to get her to use her windwall, you can likely all in her and kill her. Maybe consider buying Executioner's.”
snex says “skill mathup, to win this lane you have to poke her because her range is shit, don't throw your axes into her W and keep your E to stop her ult.
to win this matchup you only need a brain and patience”
SkittleBtw says “Don't feed her and honestly she's really not that bad, play around walls, when she jumps in to use her Katarina ability, just smack that garden tool into the wall and beat her up like the clown she is.
(If she gets fed, you are now the clown being beaten up fyi)”
Kalista Monster says “After all the nerfs I would put her as a skill matchup. If it weren't for the nerf she would be major or extreme. Just remember to q after her w is down. Her w also doesn't block kalista ult.”
Akariine says “Upon her release Samira's damage numbers are insane, so this will focus on overall playstyle instead of damage output in the case of a future nerf. Awkwardly, she's pretty easy to bait in to your feathers. Try exhausting her Blade Whirl before pulling any feathers. Once she dashes in to you, reposition and pull your feathers in. Stay out of her ultimate range! In this case, kiting her will be very ideal as she can't activate Inferno Trigger if she can't properly stack her style.”
Alcocyn says “Getting your main damage ability or ultimate W'd away isn't fun for anyone. Always try your best to fight and kill when it's on CD. Hurts when you fire an ult to kill only to see it leave without a trace. ”
Msloikturbo says “Samira is a powerhouse in every stage of the game (even early, if paired with a good support). You should be extremely careful while facing champions such as Samira, Kalista, Jhin and Xayah, because they will outrun you, outdamage you in the early/mid game, and can easily snowball out of control. Be wary of their powerspikes and play around your team.
SweatMeALake says “Samira is a short range full dive type champ with high mobility. Samira struggles in the early game and needs items to succeed. Caitlyn can shut out Samira and ensure she stays behind longer.”
Kdrama says “You can easily destroy a samira lvl 1-2 but once she hits lvl 3, she can completely nullify your iso q + w combo with her w. Once she hits 6, she can basically annihilate you simply b/c of champ diff. ”