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Lore

Soraka, the Starchild
SorakaSquare
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Soraka Render
Gender Female
Race Celestial Being
Residence Ionia
Occupation Traveling Healer
Faction Ionia
Rivals
WarwickSquare Warwick KarthusSquare Karthus
A healer gifted with the magic of the stars, Soraka holds all living creatures close to her heart. She was once a celestial being, but she sacrificed her immortality and entered the world of mortals. So long as evil threatens life in Valoran, Soraka will not allow herself peace.

Soraka lived for centuries in an enchanted grove. A being of the stars, she healed the wounded and sick that sought her out. One man called  Warwick came to her grove and begged her to heal his wife, who lay lifeless in his arms. His despair touched Soraka's heart. Though it was too late to save his wife, she offered to help heal the pain of his loss. Unwilling to let go of his grief Warwick ran from the grove, but returned over the following days to hear Soraka's guidance. She began to grow attached to the grieving man. One day Warwick told her he had found the men who killed his wife. He believed revenge would heal his pain – and if he died fighting, he would at least find peace. Though she pleaded with him, Warwick ignored her and left the grove. The voices of the stars warned her not to follow him, but Soraka had to intervene.

She stepped into the mortal world for the first time, and soon found Warwick desperately fighting a group of men. She tried to heal him, but for every wound she closed, the men inflicted two more. Soraka realized that she would have to fight to save her friend. The stars screamed in her mind, telling her not to use her powers for harm. Ignoring their warning, she struck the attackers with a flash of brilliant light. Crying out in terror and shielding their eyes from her divine radiance, they fled. Soraka's celestial form faded and the stars fell silent – for her transgression, she became mortal. She still felt the power of the stars within her, but they no longer offered her guidance. She took comfort in Warwick's safety, gently healing his wounds, but the man she had called her friend slipped a dagger between her ribs. As her blood spilled, Soraka realized he had fooled her, and everything he had done was a complicated ruse. Feeling humiliated and betrayed she called once more on the power of the stars, searing his flesh and cursing his cruelty. He retreated with an agonized howl, leaving Soraka to reflect upon her fate. Though her life had changed, she felt empowered and renewed with a singular purpose. No longer bound to the grove, Soraka set out into the mortal world, vowing to heal the wounded and protect the helpless.

"The cruelty of one will not blind me to the suffering of many."
Soraka

Soraka Render
Soraka's lore was officially updated on September 18th, 2012.[1]

Soraka, the Starchild of Ionia, was the first of her kind. While there are many who tap into the rich magical energies of Valoran, she was the first to tap into the magic of the cosmos itself – the celestial sea in which it is theorized that Runeterra swims among other like bodies. While Runeterran magicians are limited by the finite (though tremendous) powers of runes, there have always been those who have searched to go further. Reaching beyond the terrestrial firmament of Runeterra, Soraka was capable of invoking the power of the stars, evolving beyond her kin. This power has changed her in fantastical ways – it is for this reason that she became known as the Starchild.

Though Soraka was once trans-human, Soraka has fallen since she let the most primal of emotions rule her.  Warwick, a mercenary chemist in the service of Noxus, had caused untold suffering and death among Soraka's people. An alchemical genius who took no responsibility for the atrocities he'd caused, Warwick became known as "the Deathmaker" by the Ionian people. As Noxian murder and terror pushed ever-forward across her land, unstoppable anger and hatred welled within Soraka. She called down the power of the heavens to curse and forever change the Deathmaker, and she mutated the man into a werewolf – a wild, murderous beast. For this misstep, Soraka lost much of her power, sacrificing her trans-human ascension and sliding several steps down the evolutionary ladder in an instant. Though she is still a champion of the Ionian people, Soraka has joined the League of Legends in hopes of reversing her curse and redeeming herself in the eyes of the stars.

"Though having fallen from grace, Soraka is nonetheless determined to once again be one with the stars."

Soraka Render
Prior to V1.0.0.116:

Soraka, the Starchild of Ionia, was the first of her kind. While there are many who tap into the rich magical energies of Valoran, she was the first to tap into the magic of the cosmos. Reaching beyond the terrestrial firmament, Soraka was capable of invoking the power of the stars, evolving beyond her kin. That is, until she let her most primal of emotions rule her.  Warwick, a mercenary chemist in the service of Noxus, had caused untold suffering and death amongst Soraka's people. Unstoppable anger and hatred welled within her and she cursed the man to become a beast. Soraka lost much of her power for this misstep, sliding several steps down the evolutionary ladder in an instant. Though she is still a champion of the Ionian people, Soraka has joined the League of Legends in hopes of reversing her curse and redeeming herself in the eyes of the stars.

"Though having fallen from grace, Soraka is nonetheless determined to once again be one with the stars."

Quotes

Upon selection
  • Play "Let me guide you."
Attacking
  • Play "By the power of the stars."
  • Play "They will know serenity."
  • Play "Be at peace."
  • Play "Violence cannot go unanswered."
  • Play "They will go no further."
  • Play "What must be done."
  • Play "Such hatred in their hearts."
Movement
  • Play "This is my path."
  • Play "For peace of mind."
  • Play "Gracefully."
  • Play "Where am I needed?"
  • Play "I heed their call."
  • Play "Every step; a new journey."
  • Play "To heal and protect."
  • Play "Never waste a breath."
  • Play "The whole world in balance."
  • Play "I lend my aid."
Joke
  • Play "No, I'm not happy to see you. Yes, that is a horn growing out of my head."
  • Play "Yes, that was a banana. *giggles* No one expects the banana."
Taunt
  • Play "Do you always fight so poorly?"
  • Play "I will not save you."'
Laugh
  • Play Soraka laughs.
  • Play Soraka laughs.
  • Play Soraka laughs.
  • Play Soraka laughs.
Using  Wish

Co-op vs. AI Responses

Match start

  • "Fight without hatred in your hearts!"

Player team victory

  • "GG!"

Player team defeat

  • "May the stars remember this day!"

Special

  • "Your crimes will catch up with you, Warwick."
  • "When I get to Warwick Avenue..."

Development

  • Old Render
  • 1st Classic Splash art
  • 1st Dryad Splash art
  • 1st Divine Splash art
  • Rework concept art
  • Soraka sketch 1

Celestine Soraka

Announcement made by RiotWenceslaus:[3]

The stars themselves have conspired to reform Soraka into a mighty battle cleric. An empyrean being of grace and poise, Celestine Soraka radiates with new particles and effects. New animations grace the Star Child, too: Celestine Soraka levitates towards the heavens as she returns to base, and when she is taken in battle, she dissipates into stardust before readying for her return to the Fields of Justice.

Visual Upgrade: Soraka, the Starchild

Announcement made by NeeksNaman:[4]

We're thrilled to announce that the stars have aligned and Soraka will soon be receiving a massive visual upgrade. Her classic look and skins will feature all-new models with revamped animations, visual effects and VO along with stunning splash art to introduce you to her new look.

Previous innate

Patch history

V4.9
  •  Starcall
    • Astral Blessing's on-hit cooldown reduction increased at early ranks to 10 / 11.25 / 12.5 / 13.75/ 15% from 5 / 7.5 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 %.

V4.8

  •  Starcall
    • Damage reduced to 40/65/90/115/140 from 60/95/130/165/200.
    • Cooldown reduced on Starcall hits an enemy increased to 5/8/11/14/17% from 5/6.25/7.5/8.75/10%.
  •  Infuse
    • Cost increased when casting on an enemy to 50 from 0.

V4.5:

  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 17 from 13.

V4.2:

  • New ability icons.

V3.15:

  • Stats
    • Base movement speed increased to 340 from 335.
    • Base armor increased to 13 from 9.4.

V3.14: Reworked

  • General
    • Improved Soraka's running animation.
  • Stats
    • Base health increased to 405 from 375.
    • Health per level increased to 76 from 71.
    • Base armor increased to 9.4 from 7.4.
  •  Salvation
    • New Passive: Soraka's health and mana restoring abilities are 1% more powerful for every 2% of the target's missing health or mana.
  •  Starcall
    • Magic resistance reduction change to 6 (+1% AP) from 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12.
    • Mana cost changed 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 from 20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80.
    • Base damage increased to 60 / 95 / 130 / 160 / 200 from 60 / 85 / 110 / 135 / 160.
    • Gains the following effect: If Starcall hits at least one enemy champion, Astral Blessing's coolding is reduced by 5 / 6.25 / 7.5 / 8.75 / 10% of its base cooldown (factoring CDR).
  •  Astral Blessing
    • Heal reduced to 70 / 120 / 170 / 220 / 270 (+35% AP) from 70 / 140 / 210 / 280 / 350 (+45% AP).
    • Armor buff increased to 50 / 65 / 80 / 95 / 110 (+15% AP) from 25 / 45 / 65 / 85 / 105.
    • Armor buff duration reduced to 2 seconds from 3 seconds.
    • Mana cost reduced to 80 / 100 / 120 / 140 / 160 from 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 / 200.
  •  Infuse
    • Revised Active - On Ally Cast: Soraka drains 5% of her maximum mana to restore 20 / 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 (+5% maximum mana) to the target allied champion.
    • Can no longer be cast on targets who do not use mana or are already at maximum mana.
    • Damage changed to 40 / 70 / 100 / 130 / 160 (+40% AP)(+5% maximum mana) from 50 / 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 (+60% AP).
    • Note that the ability is still free to cast on enemies.
  •  Wish
    • Heal reduced to 150 / 250 / 350 (+55% AP) from 200 / 320 / 440 (+70% AP).
    • Now affects untargetable allies.

V3.13:

  •  Wish
    • Mana cost reduced to 100 at all ranks from 100 / 175 / 250.

V1.0.0.152:

  • Stats
    • Base movement speed increased to 335 from 310.

V1.0.0.151:

  •  Infuse
    • Tooltip now states the correct ability power ratio at 0.6.

V1.0.0.148:

  • Soraka has received a visual upgrade.
  • Lore was revised and updated.

V1.0.0.142:

  • General
    • Updated tooltips.
  •  Astral Blessing
    • Armor buff duration reduced to 3 seconds from 5.
  •  Wish
    • Cooldown increased to 160/145/130 seconds from 120/110/100.

V1.0.0.141:

  •  Wish
    • Fixed a bug where it would sometimes not grant assists.

V1.0.0.139:

  •  Starcall
    • Duration of magic resist reduction decreased to 5 seconds from 8.
    • Mana cost increased at later ranks to 20/35/50/65/80 from 20/30/40/50/60.
  •  Astral Blessing
    • Armor bonus reduced at later ranks to 25/45/65/85/105 from 25/50/75/100/125.
  •  Infuse
    • Can no longer target allied minions.

V1.0.0.136:

  •  Starcall
    • Re-timed animation to sync better with Soraka's actions.

V1.0.0.134:

  • Improved Soraka's basic attack to be more responsive.
  •  Starcall
    • Mana cost adjusted to 20/30/40/50/60 from 35/40/45/50/55.
  •  Astral Blessing
    • Mana cost adjusted to 80/110/140/170/200 from 90/110/130/150/170.
  •  Infuse
    • No longer affects Soraka when cast on allies and cannot be cast on self.
    • Ally mana restore increased to 40/80/120/160/200 mana from 25/50/75/100/125.

V1.0.0.124:

  • General
    • Recommended items updated.
  • Stats
    • Base health increased to 375 from 359.
    • Base health per level increased to 71 from 67.
  •  Starcall
    • Base damage reduced to 60/85/110/135/160 from 60/90/120/150/180.
    • Ability power ratio increased to 0.4 from 0.25.
    • Cooldown reduced to 2.5 seconds from 3.
    • Mana cost reduced to 35/40/45/50/55 from 40/50/60/70/80.
    • Magic reduction per stack increased to 8/9/10/11/12 from 8 at all ranks.
    • Maximum stacks reduced to 10 from 20.
    • Range increased by 30.
  •  Astral Blessing
    • Base heal increased to 70/140/210/280/350 from 60/120/180/240/300.
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 0.45 from 0.9.
    • Cooldown increased to 20 seconds from 10.
    • Armor buff increased to 25/50/75/100/125 from 20/35/50/65/80.
    • Armor buff duration increased to 5 seconds from 4.
    • Cast range increased to 750 from 650.
  •  Infuse
    • Ability power ratio increased to 0.75 from 0.6.
    • Cooldown reduced to 10 seconds from 15.
    • Silence duration changed to 1.5/1.75/2/2.25/2.5 seconds from 1/1.5/2/2.5/3
    • No longer grants double mana when cast on herself.
  •  Wish
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 0.7 from 1.3.
    • Mana cost reduced to 100/175/250 from 200/275/350.

V1.0.0.123:

  • Fixed minor tooltip errors.

V1.0.0.115:

  •  Infuse
    • Now grants assist credit on ally cast.

V1.0.0.114:

  •  Infuse
    • Now prefers to target enemies over allies when your cursor overlaps both.

V1.0.0.110:

  •  Astral Blessing
    • Base heal changed to 60/120/180/240/300 from 80/130/180/230/280.
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 0.9 from 1.
    • Armor buff increased to 20/35/50/65/80 from 15/20/25/30/35.
    • Buff duration reduced to 4 seconds from 9.
    • Removed Innervating Locket from her tips.

V1.0.0.105:

  •  Starcall
  • Fixed a bug where it would stop dealing damage if the target reaches max stacks.

V1.0.0.100:

  •  Starcall
    • Debuff now correctly states that it can stack up to 20 times.

V1.0.0.99:

  •  Starcall
    • Mana cost reduced to 40/50/60/70/80 from 42/54/66/78/90.
  •  Astral Blessing
    • Mana cost increased to 90/110/130/150/170 from 80/100/120/140/160.
  •  Infuse
    • Will now infuse half of the mana value to the target, and half of the value to Soraka when targeting an ally instead of giving the full value to the target. Soraka will get the full benefit of Infuse when she casts it on herself.

V1.0.0.98:

  •  Astral Blessing
    • Base heal amount reduced to 80/130/180/230/280 from 80/135/190/245/300.
    • Cooldown increased to 10 seconds from 9.
  •  Wish
    • Cooldown increased to 120/110/100 seconds from 100/90/80.

V1.0.0.96:

  •  Consecration
    • Aura will no longer persist in the area around Soraka after she is killed.

V1.0.0.94:

  •  Wish
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 1.3 from 1.5.
    • Heal reduced to 200/320/440 from 250/400/550.
    • Mana cost reduced to 200/275/350 from 250/350/450.

V1.0.0.87:

  •  Consecration
    • Updated the tooltip to properly say that Soraka grants a magic resist aura to nearby allies.

V1.0.0.86:

  •  Wish
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 1.5 from 2.

V1.0.0.83:

  •  Wish
    • Cooldown changed to 100/90/80 seconds from 120/90/60.

V1.0.0.82:

  •  Wish
    • New casting sound.

V1.0.0.75:

  •  Wish
    • Fixed a bug in which it did not affect all allies.

V1.0.0.74:

  •  Infuse
    • Fixed a bug where it was not playing a sound effect when cast on allies.

V1.0.0.61:

  • Stats
    • Health per level reduced to 67 from 70.
  •  Starcall
    • Magic resist reduction per stack reduced to 8 from 10.
  •  Astral Blessing
    • Now heals the target for 80/135/190/255/300 instantly (still grants an armor buff for the duration).
    • Mana cost modified to 80/100/120/140/160 from 60/90/120/150/180.

V0.9.25.34:

  •  Astral Blessing
    • Cooldown reduced to 9 seconds from 10.
    • Duration reduced to 9 seconds from 12.
    • Armor increased to 35 from 30.
    • Healing per second increased to 11/18/25/32/39 from 7/11/15/19/23.
    • Ability power ratio increased to 0.11 from 0.085.
  •  Infuse
    • Damage increased to 50/100/150/200/250 from 40/80/120/160/200.
    • Ability power ratio increased to 0.6 from 0.4.

V0.9.25.24:

  •  Infuse
    • Can now target enemies to deal 80% of the mana restore in damage with a 0.4 ability power ratio.
  •  Starcall
    • Cast time reduced.

V0.9.25.21:

  • Stats
    • Base damage increased to 47 from 43.
  •  Starcall
    • Damage increased to 60/90/120/150/180 from 60/80/100/125/150.
    • Magic resist debuff increased to -10 from -8.
  •  Infuse remade
    • Can now be cast on enemy champions to silence them for 1/1.5/2/2.5/3 seconds.

V0.9.22.16:

V0.9.22.15:

  • Stats
    • Base damage increased to 46 from 45.
  •  Starcall
    • Damage increased to 60/80/100/125/150 from 50/75/100/125/150.

V0.8.22.115:

V0.8.21.110:

July 10, 2009 Patch:

  •  Consecration
    • Magic resist reduced to 20 from 25.
  •  Astral Blessing
    • Cooldown increased to 10 seconds from 9.
  •  Wish
    • Mana cost increased to 250/350/450 from 200/300/400.

June 19, 2009 Patch:

  • Stats
    • Base magic resistance reduced to 30 from 35.
  •  Consecration reworked
    • New innate: +25 magic resistance aura.
  •  Starcall
    • Damage increased to 50/75/100/125/150 from 60/75/90/105/120.
  •  Astral Blessing
    • Bonus magic resistance removed.

June 12, 2009 Patch:

  • Stats
    • Health per level reduced to 70 from 78.
  •  Astral Blessing
    • Changed to tick every second from every other second.
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 0.085 from 0.2, but it occurs twice as often.
  •  Consecration
    • Duration increase decreased to 0/1/2/3 seconds from 0/2/4/6.

May 29, 2009 Patch:

  •  Starcall
    • Cooldown increased to 4 seconds from 3.

May 23, 2009 Patch:

  •  Starcall
    • Mana cost increased to 42/54/66/78/90 from 30/45/60/75/90.

May 15, 2009 Patch:

  • Updated recommended items.

April 18, 2009 Patch:

  •  Astral Blessing
    • Duration reduced to 12 seconds from 16.
    • Bonus armor increased to 30 from 20.
    • Ability power ratio increased to 0.2 from 0.12.
    • Healing increased to 14/22/30/38/46 from 10/18/26/34/42.
  •  Infuse
    • Mana restored increased to 50/100/150/200/250 from 40/80/120/160/200.
  •  Wish
    • Ability power ratio increased to 2 from 1.
    • Cooldown reduced to 120/90/60 seconds from 150/110/60.

Alpha Week 7:

  • Stats
    • Attack range reduced to 550 from 600.
  •  Astral Blessing
    • Now adds +20 armor and magic resistance.

Alpha Week 5:

  •  Wish
    • Heal increased to 250/400/550 from 250/350/450.
    • Tooltip should now properly reflect ability power bonus.

Alpha Week 4:

  •  Astral Blessing
    • Mana cost increased to 60/90/120/150/180 from 60/80/100/120/140.
    • Heal changed to 10/18/26/34/42 health per 2 seconds for 16 seconds.
    • Resistance bonus removed.

Alpha Week 2:

  •  Starcall
    • Range reduced.
  •  Astral Blessing
    • Tooltip now accurately reflects the functionality of the spell.
  • Fixed tooltip functionality for  Astral Blessing and its buff.
  • Fixed attack timing bugs.
  • Fixed tooltip typos for  Infuse and  Wish.

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