Selena is the new mage/assassin hero in the game. Unlike other heroes, she can easily transform into a new form instantly with low cooldown.
She is a unique hero like Roger that can transform from one form to another in just a short span amount of time gaining different set of skills on each form.
As an assassin, she possess high damage that can easily kill her enemies with her combo and as a mage hero, she can easily disable her opponents with her magic powers.
For this guide I will be giving you a walkthrough on the different skills she possess as well as the perfect item build you can use in the game.
SKILL GUIDE AND TECHNIQUES
Passive – Symbiosis
Selena uses the power bestowed upon her by the Moon God and the Abyss to switch freely between her two forms. When using skills in her Elven form, Selena attaches one Abyssal Mark to her enemies (when Abyssal Trap hits an enemy, it immediately adds an Abyssal Mark). Up to 2 Abyssal Marks can be added to an enemy. Skills used in Abyssal form will consume 1 of these marks to deal 290-500 (+40% Total Magic Power) bonus Magic Damage.
FIGURE 1: ABYSSAL MARK ON TARGET
Because of her passive skill, you will be granted with an early access of your ultimate skill wherein you can freely change your form from Elven to Abyssal at your own will. Aside from that you can add abyssal mark whenever you uses your skills that will add additional damage to the target unit.
1st Skill – Abyssal Trap
Selena summons an Abyssal Devil to lurk in a designated location. The Abyssal Devil smothers a nearby enemy with its body. Within 1 second, the enemy’s movement speed is reduced by 70%. After some time, this skill deals 350 (+150% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage to the target and other nearby enemies, slow enemies for 1 second by 70%. Selena can summon up to 3 Abyssal Devil’s. Damage will decay when a target takes damage from multiple devils at the same time.
FIGURE 2: SUMMONED ABYSSAL DEVIL
FIGURE 3: ABYSSAL DEVIL IN THE MAP
For your first skill, Selena can summon 3 abyssal devil maximum and can stay in the map for eternity. This abyssal devil can be used in the following ways.
a. To slow and damage enemy unit upon contact which can help you escape or catch your enemies as well as dealing damage to the target.
b. Can be used as a trap in the battlefield especially on clashes when luring the enemies on the specified locations.
c. The abyssal devil can also use as a ward for your teammate. As you can see from figure 3 the abyssal devil are very visible on your mini map and you can use this as your advantage to scout incoming enemy team.
2nd Skill – Abyssal Arrow
Selena channels the power of the Abyss into magic arrows, firing them in a specified direction. Enemies hit are stunned for at least 0.5 seconds and take 250(+20% Total Magic Power) points of Magic Damage. Stun duration and damage increase the further the arrows fly. Stun affect lasts for up to 4.5 seconds and at most inflicts 500 (+40% Total Magic Power) points of Magic Damage. The arrow absorbs Abyssal Traps as it travels up to the target enemy, effects of the traps will be inflicted to target enemy upon hit.
FIGURE 4: ABYSSAL ARROW
With your second skill, you can easily catch escaping enemy team because of this skill. The abyssal arrow travels in a straight line that can stun any hero it came in contact. The farther the distance it travels, the longer the duration of your stun.
FIGURE 5: ABYSSAL ARROW RANGE
From figure 5, you can clearly see how long is the range of your abyssal arrow base on the distance it shows on your mini map. Because of the distance of this skill, you can easily attack enemy team and stun them when running away from the battle field thus making it easier for your team to catch and escaping heroes.
When using this skill, a quick reminder to note is that in order for you to properly use this to its full potential, you need to do a lot of practice and try as possible to predict the enemy movement so that you can advance on which direction you are going to throw your abyssal arrow thus making it easier for you to hit a perfect stun for your team.
Ultimate - Primal Darkness
Selena melds with the Abyss, entering Abyssal Form and gaining 30% movement speed for a short time. She also gains access to new skills while in Abyssal Form and her basic attacks deal an additional (+25% Total Magic Power) points of Magic Damage.
Movement Bonus: 30%/35%/40%/45%
FIGURE 6: SELENA TRANSFORM TO ITS ABYSSAL FORM
When Selena transform to its Abyssal form, you will gain a bonus movement speed for a span of time and with your new form, you are then granted with a new set of skills to be use in the game and because of the low cooldown of your ultimate, you can easily transform from one form to another and using your different skill at your will in the game.
1st Skill in Abyssal Form - Soul Eater
Selena uses the power of the abyss to strengthen both claws, causing the next basic attack to deal an additional 300(+110% Total Magic Power) points of Magic Damage, while granting a shield that absorbs 300 (+100% Total Magic Power) damage.
FIGURE 7: SOUL EATER
With your first new skill, you transform into a high damage assassin that can easily reap your enemy heroes. With the high damage it can provide, you can easily ambush your enemy and ensuring an easy kill for your team.
You can easily see if you have activated the effect of your new 1st skill by the animation of your hero. You will notice a glowing pink hand of Selena indicating that your first skill is ready for the kill.
Selena charges in the specified direction, dealing 140 (+50% Total Magic Power) points of Magic Damage to enemies along the way. If this damage triggers the Abyssal Mark effect, its cooldown will reset immediately.
FIGURE 8: GAROTTE
For your second skill, you can use this as an escape skill or for chasing your enemy team when they are fleeing the scene. With this skill you can easily create a combo for your ambush when hunting your enemy team for a surprise attack.
Blessing of the Moon God
Selena calls upon the power of the Moon God to rid her body of the Abyss, increasing movement speed by 30% for a short time and restoring Elven skills.
Movement Bonus: 30%/35%/40%/45%
FIGURE 9: BLESSING OF THE MOON
For your recommended gear, I suggest building jungle item first so that you can easily level up in the game and buy your item faster. When buying jungling item, you can choose from the three different types of jungle item. For my personal recommendation, although your damage is very important in the game, it is best to increase your durability first in the game by buying the jungling item that can increase your armor.
+20 Magic Resistance
Unique: +30% Damage to monsters
Unique Passive-Greed: Get an extra 30% Exp when jungling. Regain 4% of maximum health and 10% of mana after monster kill.
Unique Passive-Gorge: Slaying jungle monsters increases one’s physical and magic defense 3. Stacks up to 10 times.
Unique Passive: Makes the Battle Spell Retribution applicable to heroes reducing the targets movement speed by 70% (effect decays over 3 seconds) and for a short period of time grants a shield based on Max HP. Buying other advanced jungling equipment will disable this effect.
Arcane Boots - +15 Magic Penetration and gives you +40 movement speed. For your boots, it is best to equip Selena with boots that can increase your magic penetration so that you can deal more damage to enemy.
Calamity Reaper – Gives 70 magic power, 400 mana, 10% CD reduction. It also provides unique passive ability wherein after using a skill, the next basic attack deals extra true damage equal to 120% magic attack with a cooldown of 1.5s. Since Selena is a mage assassin hero, you can greatly benefit with this item by dealing true damage to enemy every time you cast your spell.
Lightning Truncheon – This item will give you 75 additional magic power and 30 mana regeneration with a unique passive ability wherein every 6 seconds, your next damaging magical ability will proc, maximum of 3 enemies will be hurt by 150% magic power damage.
This item will increase your magic damage to enemy making you a more efficient assassin in your team.
Concentrated Energy – This item will provide you 70 magic power and additional 700 HP with 30% Spell vamp as well as giving you the ability to regenerate 10% of your HP after killing a hero. For your fifth item, this will help you sustain your health points in the game.
Holy Crystal - +90 Magic Power, +25% Magic Power. Unique Passive-Exterminate: After a skill hits a target, magic attack will immediately increase 15%. The next skill damage will terminate this effect. This effect can last up to 3 seconds with a built-in cooldown of 10 seconds. This item can help you enhance your magic power in the game.
Once you completed your item, the next build you should make is the Devil Tears upon selling the jungling item.
Devil Tears – Provides 65 magic power and 40% magic penetration. When HP is higher than 70% the unique bonus effect is increased by 30%
For your emblem set, I recommend using custom assassin emblem. This emblem set will provide you with the following bonus stats:
PHYSICAL PENETRATION: 13.5 (at maximum level)
PHYSICAL ATTACK: 15 (at maximum level)
CRITICAL CHANCE: 3.5% (at maximum level)
CD REDUCTION: 5% (at maximum level)
MOVEMENT SPEED: 2% (at maximum level)
Aside from these bonus stats, this emblem will also give you the following bonus talent points. To further increase your chances of winning the game, I recommend using the following talent points.
Provides you with bonus movement speed of 6% increase
Provides you with bonus spell vamp of 5%
Slaying an enemy will grant you 8% HP, increasing movement speed by 10% for 5 seconds