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==Lore==
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{{Champion bio|Soraka
[[File:Soraka Render.png|left|200px]]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.
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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 {{ci|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 &ndash; 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.
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Soraka Render.png|Main
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Soraka Winter Render.png|Current
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 &ndash; 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.
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Soraka Celestial Render.png|Celestial
{{quote|''"The cruelty of one will not blind me to the suffering of many."''|'''Soraka'''}}
 
 
==Quotes==
 
;Upon selection
 
{{ogg|Soraka Select|''"Let me guide you."''}}
 
 
;Attacking
 
{{ogg|Soraka.attack1|''"By the power of the stars."''}}
 
{{ogg|Soraka.attack2|''"They will know serenity."''}}
 
{{ogg|Soraka.attack3|''"Be at peace."''}}
 
{{ogg|Soraka.attack4|''"Violence cannot go unanswered."''}}
 
{{ogg|Soraka.attack5|''"They will go no further."''}}
 
{{ogg|Soraka.attack6|''"What must be done."''}}
 
{{ogg|Soraka.attack7|''"Such hatred in their hearts."''}}
 
 
;Movement
 
{{ogg|Soraka.move1|''"This is my path."''}}
 
{{ogg|Soraka.move2|''"For peace of mind."''}}
 
{{ogg|Soraka.move3|''"Gracefully."''}}
 
{{ogg|Soraka.move4|''"Where am I needed?"''}}
 
{{ogg|Soraka.move5|''"I heed their call."''}}
 
{{ogg|Soraka.move6|''"Every step: a new journey."''}}
 
{{ogg|Soraka.move7|''"To heal and protect."''}}
 
{{ogg|Soraka.move8|''"Never waste a breath."''}}
 
{{ogg|Soraka.move9|''"The whole world in balance."''}}
 
{{ogg|Soraka.move10|''"I lend my aid."''}}
 
 
;Joke
 
{{ogg|Soraka.joke1|''"No, I'm not happy to see you. Yes, that is a horn growing out of my head."''}}
 
{{ogg|Soraka.joke2|''"Yes, that was a banana. *giggles* No-one expects the banana."''}}
 
 
;Taunt
 
{{ogg|Soraka.taunt1|''"Do you always fight so poorly?"''}}
 
{{ogg|Soraka.taunt2|''"I will not save you."'''}}
 
 
;Using {{ai|Wish}}
 
{{ogg|Soraka.wish1|''"Stars hear me!"''}}
 
{{ogg|Soraka.wish2|''"Live!"''}}
 
{{ogg|Soraka.wish3|''"For life!"''}}
 
{{ogg|Soraka.wish4|''"Have hope!"''}}
 
 
==Development==
 
* ''Soraka was designed by [[Guinsoo]].''<ref>[http://www.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=4620978#post4620978 Zileas confirming that Guinsoo designed Soraka]</ref>
 
<gallery widths="150">
 
Soraka OldRender.jpg|Old Render
 
Soraka OriginalSkin old.jpg|1st Classic Splash art
 
Soraka OriginalSkin old2.jpg|2nd Classic Splash art
 
Soraka DryadSkin old.jpg|1st Dryad Splash art
 
Soraka DivineSkin old.jpg|1st Divine Splash art
 
Soraka concept.jpg|Rework concept art
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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* The Starchild
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* {{ci|Pantheon|The Seer}}
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|race = [[Celestial]] <small>(Fallen)</small>
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|pronoun = {{w|Preferred gender pronoun|☉}} She/Her
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|age = {{tt|Unknown|Early Universe}}
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|weapon =
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* {{ai|Salvation old|Soraka|Celestial Staff}}
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* {{ai|Starcall|Soraka|Star Magic}}
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|status = Alive
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|birthplace = The Heavens <small>[[Timeline#The Origins|(Before Runeterra)]]</small>
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|residence = [[Astral Grove]], [[Mount Targon]]
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|family =
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* Seer
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* Traveling Healer
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* {{fi|Mount Targon}}
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* {{fi|Ionia}}
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|related = Aurelion Sol, Pantheon, Leona, Diana, Syndra
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}}
   
===Battle Priestess Soraka===
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<center>''"Two paths lie before you, but you can only take one."'' - {{ci|Soraka}}</center>
Announcement made by '''[[IronStylus]]''':<ref>[http://www.surrenderat20.net/2012/09/ironstylus-on-battle-priestess-soraka.html Battle Priestess Soraka]</ref>
 
   
If you're like me, you were really excited when the news rolled out about a new Soraka skin accompanying the long awaited Soraka visual update and then, once the update was released, you were crushed at the lack of a new skin.
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A wanderer from the celestial dimensions beyond Mount Targon, Soraka gave up her immortality to protect the mortal races from their own more violent instincts. She endeavors to spread the virtues of compassion and mercy to everyone she meets—even healing those who would wish harm upon her. And, for all Soraka has seen of this world's struggles, she still believes the people of Runeterra have yet to reach their full potential.
   
Luckily, '''IronStylus''' flew by the forums to drop off an explanation of where our '''Soraka''' skin is and what the deal was with that leaked image that circulated the web a few weeks ago.
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==[http://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/champion/soraka/ Starchild]==
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An age ago, when time itself was young, the inhabitants of the celestial realm regarded the fledgling races of Runeterra with growing concern.
   
[[File:Bpsoraka.png|frame|center|Here is the image of "'''Battle Priestess Soraka'''" that '''IronStylus''' mentioned was floating around. Note: This IS NOT and DOES NOT reflect the final skin.]]
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These creatures deviated wildly, unpredictably, and dangerously from the great designs intended for them by those above. The guidance and fates that had been woven into the night sky often went unseen—or worse, were misinterpreted by their simple mortal minds, leading to chaos, uncertainty, and suffering.
   
Continue reading to check out '''IronStylus''' full statement on the matter.
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No longer able to merely watch, one celestial being chose to descend to the mortal realm, determined to untangle the knots in the tapestry of the world. This child of the stars took on a form of flesh and blood, and though the powerful magic coursing through her veins burned this new body from the inside out, she knew her suffering meant little if she could help to heal all that was broken and incomplete.
   
Here '''IronStylus''' giving us the low down on what's going on with the new Soraka skin:
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And so Soraka came to be, and set upon her journey to soothe the mortals she encountered.
   
: "Yes, a new skin was indeed planned and executed on. You may have seen an image of it floating around. Here's the skinny:
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Even so, she quickly learned the capacity for cruelty that the peoples of Runeterra possessed. Whether on the battlefields of inescapable conflicts, in the seedy underbellies of sprawling cities, or on the frontiers of the untamed wilderness beyond them, there seemed to be no end to the fighting, betrayal, and suffering Soraka witnessed. She watched, helpless, as mortals ignorantly broke the threads of destiny they could have woven together. Their lives were too short, she reasoned. They were simply unable to see the greater patterns, now lost.
   
: Soraka's visual rework was started a while ago, Grumpy Monkey actually created her new base and did an amazing job I feel. He managed to capture everything we did love abour Soraka (hooves, bananas, horn, <3) and injected a high amount of fidelity while simultaneously simplifying, making her elegant. This set the bar for us for any following skin. While her model was being worked up I concepted what is colloquially known as “Battle Priestess Soraka”. However, as we poured resources into her base rework BP Soraka didn’t evolve too much.
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But as Soraka lived among them, as one of them, trying to repair what little of the damage she could… something incredible and wholly unforeseen happened.
   
: As the base rework progressed BP Soraka strayed further away from where we were aiming the base. There was a bit of divergence. Soraka’s base maintained elegance but the BP concept was done far before her rework was completed, putting the skin in too much of a vacuum. By the time that her base was at completion, we evaluated BP Soraka and found it lacking for the prescient we had set with her base. It felt chunky rather than elegant. It didn’t quite mesh with her animations either. Particles were in good shape, but the skin itself lacked synergy. So, we put off BP Soraka for further iteration.
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From the snarls and tangles and knots, the messy breaks in the great patterns, Soraka noticed a new, unintended design emerging—intertwined, and of a staggering complexity.
   
: What we want to do is to release a skin that’s up to expectations which we have set for her new base. This may or may not culminate in the release of BP Soraka. We’re currently evaluating and iterating. In fact I’m most likely going to be the one who’s doing the iteration on the concept!
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Unintended and wild, the mortals were forging new and unknown futures for themselves. From the celestial realm above, it had seemed like pure chaos; but with her new perspective, and blessed by the stars to stand against the erosion of time, Soraka now beheld an almost perfect beauty. Just as mortals had the deepest capacity for cruelty, so too did they possess infinite potential for kindness, and inspiration to rival anything among the stars.
   
: Hopefully that clarifies some things. We know fans are clamoring for a new Soraka skin and we want to deliver. We want to make sure the skin is up to par with the bar we’ve set with her new base. Right now as she stands BP Soraka is not up to snuff. We’ll see where she ends up!"
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Soraka realized her place was not to repair or replicate the celestial pattern. While a part of her craved the fixed, comforting destinies of the stars, she knew in her heart that static fates could not contain the unbridled, dynamic potential of mortality.
   
[[File:Soraka_Classic_and_BP.png]]<br />
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And so her work took on renewed vigor, driven to unlock the untapped possibilities of all she met. Soraka sought now to inspire and guide rather than shepherd, to see what unblazed trails each mortal would discover for themselves in their brief, radiant moment.
For your convience, here is a comparison between the Leaked Battle Priestess Soraka image and the newly updated Soraka model.
 
   
But how could this happen? Why would they start producing a new skin without the new model totally completed? '''IronStylus''' spoke to this, saying:
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Over the millennia, legends of the Starchild have filtered through all the lands of Runeterra. Some tribes of the {{fi|Freljord}} still speak of a far wanderer, a horned healer who soothed the icy bite of the most brutal winters. In the depths beneath {{fi|Zaun}}, rumors float of a lilac skinned medic who would purify weary lungs from the ravages of the alchemical Gray. In troubled {{fi|Ionia}}, the oldest myths of the Vastayashai’rei recall a seer who communed with the stars themselves, and called upon their light both to heal the wounded and scorch those who would do further harm to the First Lands.
   
: "Her base model was for the most part done, but it had a lot of polish passes and tweaks as 3D and animation work progressed. Depending on the state of a model and its subsequent rig work can be done on a skin without the base being completely final. BP Soraka just didn't really evolve into anything as fresh as the base.
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Currently, Soraka calls the westernmost peaks of {{fi|Mount Targon|Targon}} her home. She watches over an isolated tribe of vastaya, teaching them her healing ways, and tending quietly to her own needs—though what brings her so close to the great mountain, or how long she will stay, only Soraka knows.
   
: I actually really like the idea as she's a bit of a paladin. That's what inspired me to work on the skin. Actually it was one of the first concepts I did when I worked on the Skins team. However, looking at it now I don't feel it's the best execution and doesn't really hold up. I will probably end up tweaking it heavily or maybe redoing it depending on if we decide that it's appropriate.
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Many times, she has watched entire civilizations dance close to the brink of destruction, and she has learned that she cannot save those who do not wish it, nor force them to see what they will not.
   
: I'm cool with any skin for her actually, from banana suit to demon. I think they're all great ideas! Whatever we release next for her simply needs to fit with the quality we've established and what is core to Soraka as a character."
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All the same, Soraka is determined never to stop trying.
   
===Visual Upgrade: Soraka, the Starchild===
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{{More lore}}
Announcement made by '''NeeksNaman''':<ref>[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=29436147 Visual Upgrade: Soraka, the Starchild]</ref>
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''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.''
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[[cs:Soraka/Příběh]]
   
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[[fr:Soraka/Historique]]
Soraka_Screenshots.jpg|Soraka screenshots
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[[pl:Soraka/historia]]
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===Old Lore===
 
Soraka's lore was officially updated on September 18<sup>th</sup>, 2012.<ref>[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=29399072#29399072 Creative Design AMA - Soraka and Warwick]</ref>
 
 
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 &ndash; 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 &ndash; 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. {{ci|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 &ndash; 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."''
 
 
==Patch history==
 
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'''[[V1.0.0.151]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Infuse|Soraka}}:
 
** 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]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Astral Blessing|Soraka}}: armor buff duration reduced to 3 seconds from 5.
 
* {{ai|Wish|Soraka}}: cooldown increased to 160/145/130 seconds from 120/110/100.
 
* Updated tooltips.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.141]]:'''
 
* Fixed a bug where {{ai|Wish|Soraka}} would sometimes not grant assists.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.139]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Starcall|Soraka}}:
 
** Duration of magic resist reduction decreased to 5 seconds from 8 seconds.
 
** Mana cost increased at later ranks to 20/35/50/65/80 from 20/30/40/50/60.
 
* {{ai|Infuse|Soraka}} can no longer target allied minions.
 
* {{ai|Astral Blessing|Soraka}}: armor bonus reduced at later ranks to 25/45/65/85/105 from 25/50/75/100/125.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.136]]:'''
 
* Re-timed {{ai|Starcall|Soraka|Starcall's}} animation to sync better with Soraka's actions.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.134]]:'''
 
* Improved Soraka's basic attack to be more responsive.
 
* {{ai|Starcall|Soraka}} mana cost adjusted to 20/30/40/50/60 from 35/40/45/50/55.
 
* {{ai|Astral Blessing|Soraka}} mana cost adjusted to 80/110/140/170/200 from 90/110/130/150/170.
 
* {{ai|Infuse|Soraka}}:
 
** 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]]:'''
 
* Recommended items updated.
 
* Stats:
 
** Base health increased to 375 from 359.
 
** Base health per level increased to 71 from 67.
 
* {{ai|Starcall|Soraka}}:
 
** 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 seconds.
 
** 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.
 
* {{ai|Astral Blessing|Soraka}}:
 
** 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 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.
 
* {{ai|Infuse|Soraka}}:
 
** Ability power ratio increased to 0.75 from 0.6.
 
** Cooldown reduced to 10 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.
 
* {{ai|Wish|Soraka}}:
 
** 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]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Infuse|Soraka}} now grants assist credit on ally cast.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.114]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Infuse|Soraka}} now prefers to target enemies over allies when your cursor overlaps both.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.110]]:'''
 
*{{ai|Astral Blessing|Soraka}}:
 
** 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 {{ii|Innervating Locket}} from her tips.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.105]]:'''
 
* Fixed a bug with {{ai|Starcall|Soraka}} where it would stop dealing damage if the target reaches max stacks.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.100]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Starcall|Soraka}}: debuff now correctly states that it can stack up to 20 times.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.99]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Starcall|Soraka}}: mana cost reduced to 40/50/60/70/80 from 42/54/66/78/90.
 
* {{ai|Astral Blessing|Soraka}}: mana cost increased to 90/110/130/150/170 from 80/100/120/140/160.
 
* {{ai|Infuse|Soraka}} 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]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Astral Blessing|Soraka}}:
 
** Base heal amount reduced to 80/130/180/230/280 from 80/135/190/245/300.
 
** Cooldown increased to 10 from 9.
 
* {{ai|Wish|Soraka}}: cooldown increased to 120/110/100 from 100/90/80.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.96]]:'''
 
*{{ai|Consecration|Soraka}}: aura will no longer persist in the area around Soraka after she is killed.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.94]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Wish|Soraka}}:
 
** 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]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Consecration|Soraka}}: Updated the tooltip to properly say that Soraka grants a magic resist aura to nearby allies.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.86]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Wish|Soraka}}: ability power ratio reduced to 1.5 from 2.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.83]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Wish|Soraka}}: cooldown changed to 100/90/80 from 120/90/60.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.82]]:'''
 
* New sound when casting {{ai|Wish|Soraka}}.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.75]]:'''
 
* Fixed a bug in which {{ai|Wish|Soraka}} did not affect all allies.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.74]]:'''
 
* Fixed a bug where {{ai|Infuse|Soraka}} was not playing a sound effect when cast on allies.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.61]]:'''
 
* Health per level reduced to 67 from 70.
 
* {{ai|Astral Blessing|Soraka}}:
 
** Now heals the target for 80/135/190/255/300 instantly (still gives an Armor buff for the duration).
 
** Mana cost modified to 80/100/120/140/160 from 60/90/120/150/180.
 
* {{ai|Starcall|Soraka}}: magic resist reduction per stack reduced to 8 from 10.
 
 
'''[[V0.9.25.34]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Astral Blessing|Soraka}}:
 
** Cooldown reduced to 9 from 10.
 
** Duration reduced to 9 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.
 
* {{ai|Infuse|Soraka}}:
 
** 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]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Infuse|Soraka}} can now target enemies to deal 80% of the mana restore in damage with a 0.4 ability power ratio.
 
* {{ai|Starcall|Soraka}}: cast time reduced.
 
 
'''[[V0.9.25.21]]:'''
 
* Base damage increased to 47 from 43.
 
* {{ai|Starcall|Soraka}}:
 
** Damage increased to 60/90/120/150/180 from 60/80/100/125/150.
 
** Magic resist debuff increased to -10 from -8.
 
* {{ai|Infuse|Soraka}} REMAKE: can now be cast on enemy champions to silence them for 1/1.5/2/2.5/3 seconds.
 
 
'''[[V0.9.22.16]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Astral Blessing|Soraka}}: particles now refresh correctly.
 
* {{ai|Starcall|Soraka}}: cooldown reduced to 3 from 4.
 
* {{ai|Consecration|Soraka}} no longer displays a particle.
 
 
'''[[V0.9.22.15]]:'''
 
* Base damage increased to 46 from 45.
 
* {{ai|Starcall|Soraka}}: damage increased to 60/80/100/125/150 from 50/75/100/125/150.
 
 
'''[[V0.8.22.115]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Consecration|Soraka}}: magic resist reduced to 16 from 20.
 
 
'''[[V0.8.21.110]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Consecration|Soraka}}: No longer affects allied minions.
 
 
'''[[July 10, 2009 Patch]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Wish|Soraka}}: mana cost increased to 250/350/450 from 200/300/400.
 
* {{ai|Astral Blessing|Soraka}}: cooldown increased to 10 from 9 sec.
 
* {{ai|Consecration|Soraka}}: magic resist reduced to 20 from 25.
 
 
'''[[June 19, 2009 Patch]]:'''
 
* Base magic resistance reduced to 30 from 35.
 
* Reworked {{ai|Consecration|Soraka}}:
 
** Removed old passive.
 
** New passive: +25 magic resistance aura.
 
* {{ai|Starcall|Soraka}}: damage increased to 50/75/100/125/150 from 60/75/90/105/120.
 
* {{ai|Astral Blessing|Soraka}}: bonus magic resistance removed.
 
 
'''[[June 12, 2009 Patch]]:'''
 
* Health per level reduced to 70 from 78.
 
* {{ai|Astral Blessing|Soraka}}:
 
** 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.
 
* {{ai|Consecration|Soraka}} change: Reduced duration increased to 0/1/2/3 from 0/2/4/6.
 
 
'''[[May 29, 2009 Patch]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Starcall|Soraka}}: cooldown increased to 4 from 3 sec.
 
 
'''[[May 23, 2009 Patch]]:'''
 
*{{ai|Starcall|Soraka}}: 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]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Astral Blessing|Soraka}}:
 
** Duration reduced to 12 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.
 
* {{ai|Infuse|Soraka}}: mana restored increased to 50/100/150/200/250 from 40/80/120/160/200.
 
* {{ai|Wish|Soraka}}:
 
** Ability power ratio increased to 2 from 1.
 
** Cooldown reduced to 120/90/60 from 150/110/60.
 
 
'''[[Alpha Week 7]]:'''
 
* Attack range reduced to 550 form 600.
 
* {{ai|Astral Blessing|Soraka}}: Now adds +20 armor and magic resistance.
 
 
'''[[Alpha Week 6]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Wish|Soraka}}: Heal increased to 250/400/550 from 250/350/450.
 
 
'''[[Alpha Week 5]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Wish|Soraka}}:
 
** Heal increased to 250/400/550 from 250/350/450.
 
** Tooltip should now properly reflect ability power bonus.
 
 
'''[[Alpha Week 4]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Astral Blessing|Soraka}}:
 
** 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]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Starcall|Soraka}}: Range reduced.
 
* {{ai|Astral Blessing|Soraka}}: Tooltip now accurately reflects the functionality of the spell.
 
* Fixed tooltip functionality for {{ai|Astral Blessing|Soraka}} and its buff.
 
* Fixed attack timing bugs.
 
* Fixed tooltip typos for {{ai|Infuse|Soraka}}, {{ai|Wish|Soraka}}
 
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Latest revision as of 00:36, May 19, 2020

"Two paths lie before you, but you can only take one." - Soraka OriginalSquare Soraka

A wanderer from the celestial dimensions beyond Mount Targon, Soraka gave up her immortality to protect the mortal races from their own more violent instincts. She endeavors to spread the virtues of compassion and mercy to everyone she meets—even healing those who would wish harm upon her. And, for all Soraka has seen of this world's struggles, she still believes the people of Runeterra have yet to reach their full potential.

StarchildEdit

An age ago, when time itself was young, the inhabitants of the celestial realm regarded the fledgling races of Runeterra with growing concern.

These creatures deviated wildly, unpredictably, and dangerously from the great designs intended for them by those above. The guidance and fates that had been woven into the night sky often went unseen—or worse, were misinterpreted by their simple mortal minds, leading to chaos, uncertainty, and suffering.

No longer able to merely watch, one celestial being chose to descend to the mortal realm, determined to untangle the knots in the tapestry of the world. This child of the stars took on a form of flesh and blood, and though the powerful magic coursing through her veins burned this new body from the inside out, she knew her suffering meant little if she could help to heal all that was broken and incomplete.

And so Soraka came to be, and set upon her journey to soothe the mortals she encountered.

Even so, she quickly learned the capacity for cruelty that the peoples of Runeterra possessed. Whether on the battlefields of inescapable conflicts, in the seedy underbellies of sprawling cities, or on the frontiers of the untamed wilderness beyond them, there seemed to be no end to the fighting, betrayal, and suffering Soraka witnessed. She watched, helpless, as mortals ignorantly broke the threads of destiny they could have woven together. Their lives were too short, she reasoned. They were simply unable to see the greater patterns, now lost.

But as Soraka lived among them, as one of them, trying to repair what little of the damage she could… something incredible and wholly unforeseen happened.

From the snarls and tangles and knots, the messy breaks in the great patterns, Soraka noticed a new, unintended design emerging—intertwined, and of a staggering complexity.

Unintended and wild, the mortals were forging new and unknown futures for themselves. From the celestial realm above, it had seemed like pure chaos; but with her new perspective, and blessed by the stars to stand against the erosion of time, Soraka now beheld an almost perfect beauty. Just as mortals had the deepest capacity for cruelty, so too did they possess infinite potential for kindness, and inspiration to rival anything among the stars.

Soraka realized her place was not to repair or replicate the celestial pattern. While a part of her craved the fixed, comforting destinies of the stars, she knew in her heart that static fates could not contain the unbridled, dynamic potential of mortality.

And so her work took on renewed vigor, driven to unlock the untapped possibilities of all she met. Soraka sought now to inspire and guide rather than shepherd, to see what unblazed trails each mortal would discover for themselves in their brief, radiant moment.

Over the millennia, legends of the Starchild have filtered through all the lands of Runeterra. Some tribes of the Freljord Crest icon Freljord still speak of a far wanderer, a horned healer who soothed the icy bite of the most brutal winters. In the depths beneath Zaun Crest icon Zaun, rumors float of a lilac skinned medic who would purify weary lungs from the ravages of the alchemical Gray. In troubled Ionia Crest icon Ionia, the oldest myths of the Vastayashai’rei recall a seer who communed with the stars themselves, and called upon their light both to heal the wounded and scorch those who would do further harm to the First Lands.

Currently, Soraka calls the westernmost peaks of Mount Targon Crest icon Targon her home. She watches over an isolated tribe of vastaya, teaching them her healing ways, and tending quietly to her own needs—though what brings her so close to the great mountain, or how long she will stay, only Soraka knows.

Many times, she has watched entire civilizations dance close to the brink of destruction, and she has learned that she cannot save those who do not wish it, nor force them to see what they will not.

All the same, Soraka is determined never to stop trying.

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I have too many questions I want to ask her.

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