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General

  • Soraka was one of the champions available in the Ionian pool during the Ionia vs. Noxus match.
    • Soraka was in the previous match and had apparently performed quite poorly.
  • In the Mac launch video, there is a banana in the weapons cabinet. This is a homage to Soraka's basic attack particle, whose look has often been compared to a banana.
  • Soraka's dance references a commercial for Chiquita bananas.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • In the Ultra Rapid Fire game mode (available in April 2014), Soraka was deemed overpowered/obnoxious, and was ultimately disabled in non-custom games.
  • Wish Wish could be a reference to the high-level mage spell "Wish" in Dungeons & Dragons. One of the functions of the Wish spell is to heal the entire party, which is very much alike to Soraka's ability.
  • The ward skin Starcall Ward Starcall Ward references her.

Development

  • Out-of-universe, Soraka is the romaji spelling of Japanese "celestial fragrance",[1] a reference to Soraka's celestial nature.
  • Soraka is voiced by Lisa Lindsley, who also voices KayleSquare Kayle and Kayle AetherWingCircle Aether Wing Kayle [S|L].
  • Soraka's ability icons have been changed twice, the first time for her visual update and the second time for her gameplay update.
  • Soraka was designed by RIOT Takai, later fired as a Riot Games employee but still continued to play League of Legends under the Summoner Name AlaDeLaColt.

Quotes

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    e "Yes, that was a banana. *giggles* No-one expects the banana!" is a reference to the community nickname for her conspicuous basic attack projectile. The second part of the joke may also be a reference to the Monty Python sketch The Spanish Inquisition notable for the catchphrase "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition".
    • This could also be a reference to the 'banana kill' meme that is used in tournaments and other live events, where an "unexpected" last basic attack by Soraka kills off an enemy and the crowd goes wild about and/or the commentators commentate on how the last banana got the kill.
  • Soraka and Lee SinSquare Lee Sin share the quote  
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    e SorakaSquare /  
    Lee Sin.move3
    e Lee SinSquare "Where am I needed?"

Skins

Soraka OriginalCircle Classic Soraka [S|L]
Soraka DryadCircle Dryad Soraka [S|L]
  • This skin is based on the dryad, a nymph of the trees (specifically oak trees) from Greek mythology.
  • She may be referencing the Dryads from World of Warcraft.
Soraka DivineCircle Divine Soraka [S|L]
  • This skin is intended to show her appearance before she sacrificed her immortality to live amongst the mortals of Runeterra.
Soraka CelestineCircle Celestine Soraka [S|L]
  • This skin was reworked from an unreleased skin under the name "Battle Priestess Soraka".[2]
  • Celestine Soraka is likely a reference to white mages from the Final Fantasy series.
Soraka ReaperCircle Reaper Soraka [S|L]
Soraka OrderoftheBananaCircle Order of the Banana Soraka [S|L]
Soraka ProgramCircle Program Soraka [S|L]
Soraka StarGuardianCircle Star Guardian Soraka [S|L]

Relations

  • SorakaSquare Soraka knows of the BardSquare Bard, and as a Celestial Being, she has deeper ties with him as well.[7]
  • In the previous lore, Soraka was deceived by WarwickSquare old2 Warwick in his attempt to rip her heart out.
  • Soraka revived a nearly deceased IreliaSquare old2 Irelia during the Noxus Crest icon Noxian invasion of Ionia Crest icon Ionia. She did so by binding her life force to her Equilibrium Strike hiten blades.
  • Due to KarthusSquare Karthus being a being that embodies death and Soraka being a celestial deity of life, they are both rivals; this is reflected in both of their ultimate abilities: Karthus damages all enemy champions, while Soraka heals all ally champions.

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