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Sejuani TOP. An Unexpected Success.
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I've never done this guide business before, so bear (or boar) with me!
I thought I may as well do a guide thingy since no-one else has done anything for top lane Sej.
It's not really ranked material -- You can try, but even a Sej will lose the lane to a champion designed with playing Top in mind! (Sej is a jungler normally... Incase you didn't know) -- but it's great fun in Normals and suprises the **** out of people who think they've got an easy win!
Despite appearances it works well, not always to completely win the lane, but to sustain, maybe grab some kills and then utilise the nice cc she has in teamfights in the late game.
The whole laning phase is based around the strength of her E Permafrost's base damage, which can be utilised as a poke, combined with Northern Winds. This works so well as Northerm winds does an additional 50% damage to targets with Frost or Permafrost. At level one I've found countless times a 1one1 engage with her W on leaves Sej as the victor, people don't expect any early damage and so don't do the sensible thing of running.
If you hold Ignite back to the end by the time they do run it's way too late.
- Choosing Summoner Spells
Flash and Ignite are my preferences;
- Ignite for finishing that kill with the extra damage Sej's burst lacks.
- Flash for that get-away when/if you're caught in a gank, almost always a necessity.
- - I stuck Heal down cause it can always be fun... If it's going badly and your health is low with high armour/MR you can always go for a Heal bait, and lure them under the turret.
When they dive, basic attack, Permafrost, and make some distance with Arctic Assault, leaving the turret to do the rest.
The Greater Seal of Resiliance is great for almost any champ really, but particularly necessary as flat armour for the early advantage (as well as the Greater Mark of Resiliance). I think a combination of Per Level MR and flat MR are both necessary - some flat MR if against a mage in lane, but as this is unlikely I'd have the majority of Glyphs as the Greater Glyph of Sheilding.
Again, more tanky stuff. There is the 7 in Utility for mana regen. Combined with Philosopher's Stone there should be enough mana regen to survive any oom problems in-game.
You may look at the skills thinking I have NO idea which boxes to tick... But that's only cause these really aren't set in stone, the important bit is simply max Permafrost first but it doesn't have complete priority over the other abilities, as Northern Winds(-IF, you engage and don't poke) will do more damage in the long run, and each time you go for a burst is really decided by Arctic Assault, this means, as the starting cooldown is loooong, and really you want it when you engage, incase something goes wrong i.e. their jungler is waiting for you, so just upgrading it a little early on means getting more trades with the enemy.
BUT if you are struggling in lane, Permafrost is a necessity. More points means a better slow - more turret hits if they try and dive you - and a nice poke for short engages.
You'll notice ap is next to zero. It's really not necessary at all... the % scaling is poor, and I think that's what puts people off Sej in the first place.