Early Senna Build
Senna Item Build
Laning with this Senna Build usually depends on what her support can do for her in lane. Bot is a two player lane, so it can be quite hard to generalise how to play in every matchup. That being said, there are some things that you should aim to do in almost every game.
Senna loves short trades where she is able to yoink a soul from her opponent and back away to safety. Paired with a high damage, crowd control focused support, Senna is able to take strong trades with the ability to follow up on CC with Last Embrace. Playing with supports such as these can make it incredibly hard for your opponents to take advantage of Senna’s otherwise quite weak early phase.
Senna plays a more passive role in team fights, usually auto-attacking the closest target to her while weaving in her abilities, trying not to overextend or risk getting caught out of position. The outcome of a fight can be decided by how well you utilise Senna’s Dawning Shadow. If it blocks a ton of damage from, say, an Orianna’s Shockwave for example, it was likely very well utilised.
Knowing when and how to use Dawning Shadow comes down to how well you understand the current game state. Most often, you’ll use it to help your team soak up damage during the engage to help get the fight started, and other times you may use it mid-fight to finish off a low health opponent, or to shield a team member for a clutch save. It really all depends on the state of the game and heat of the moment decision making.
This Senna Build also gives your team the option of chasing fleeing enemies, or aiding your team in escaping a fight thanks to Curse of the Black Mist. The movement speed increase can be a huge difference maker in these instances.