Saphiria is a very powerful ranged mage. She specializes in disruption and CC, whilst providing very powerful damage in a team fight. She has very low speed and defensive properties, but she has the highest health and mana regen in the game. Although one might view this as a disadvantage, her skills say otherwise. Her skills may have very long cooldowns, but that's why you should get max CDR (40%) on her. She has fairly long range, and can fight from far distances, and has the tools to escape if necessary. Saphiria is valuable in team fights, as she has very good AoE disruption. She's a good AP-support bot lane, as she can provide long-range harass and cc for your carry. She's also an excellent mid-lane since she has good sustain, and she can engage with an enemy and come out unharmed with the passive. She works best against champions that utilize skillshots.