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League of Legends Build Guide Author lithargoel

Demacia's Wings - A solo top guide to Quinn and Valor

lithargoel Last updated on March 5, 2013
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Stylic | March 6, 2013 2:30am
if you know how to move on the field she is good in the top line..although i usually buy recurve bow ASAP...she is a bit similar to Fiora's items...
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lithargoel (3) | March 6, 2013 1:34am
Strange that you would create an account only so you could down-vote this guide...
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Prooffical | March 5, 2013 9:16pm
Berserker's Greaves on anyone but an ADC is a bad idea. Quinn is not nearly tanky enough with this build and dies almost instantly when diving into team fights. Adding a Warmog's Armor would be extremely beneficial. In order to use Quinn as a bruiser she needs bruiser items. Sunfire Cape is silly too.
Aside from that, flat AD marks AND quints is just redundant. I know you stated you use them for last hitting but you don't need THAT much to last hit minions. ARP runes and always more damage on champs.
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glory4lyfe | March 5, 2013 9:29am
After trying Sunfire and Randiuns, I did not like either and believe that Warmogs is a much stronger option.

When I play Quinn solo top, I found that she needs much more tankiness mid game to keep up with her lane opponent. When I play her top, I run FM > BotrK > Mogs > Zephyr > GA plus tank boots or boots of swiftness.

Please note that Quinn top is NOT easy. It does take practice. I've played around 10 games using my build now and I'm just starting to become comfortable with her as a top laner. Her learning curve is very steep especially with her awkward kit. My advice: keep going top and keep trying different things. And like the birds do, poke poke poke.
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lithargoel (3) | March 5, 2013 8:49am

Tried Quinn at top lane with this build and didn't work.


Did you read the whole guide or just the build? Who was your lane opponent? A little more info would be nice when you down-vote. What didn't work? What did you have problems with?
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th3 1 sh0t m4n (2) | March 5, 2013 7:51am
Tried Quinn at top lane with this build and didn't work.
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lithargoel (3) | March 5, 2013 2:23am
glory4lyfe wrote:

Hi lithargoel! Question. Why use Sunfire Cape? I know it's a very strong bruiser item at the moment, but if you're playing Quinn right, the only time it will be used is when playing as Valor and that's usually only in teamfights. It seems more logical to replace it with another item like Randuin's or something similar.


You are absolutely right, that the UNIQUE passive from Sunfire Cape is only useful when she turns into valor, but she still gets a nice chunk of armor and health from it. Randuins Omen is also a valid choice, but I chose sunfire cape precisely because it does help you do more damage when you turn into valor and get close, but I will test out how well I do with a Randuins and get back to you on that! Thanks for the input!
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lithargoel (3) | March 5, 2013 2:19am
Gemeye wrote:

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It is for these reasons I downvote your guide. I hope I am not offending anyone by doing so.


@ Gemeye: Certainly no offense taken. You are entitled to your opinions and I value your input. Regarding the skilling order, I have tried maxing Q and E first, and find that in a solo top lane it's difficult to do much with those. First of all, you're not landing that Q very often, as it will mostly be blocked by minions. Secondly, neither the Q nor the E does much damage by themselves. The Q has a very useful blind but this doesn't scale with higher levels of the skill and will remain 1.5 seconds regardless of whether you max it or not. The E does some damage, but most of that damage comes from the fact that it applies a fresh harrier mark on the target, allowing you to proc harrier 2 times in a row. On the other hand, the attack speed steroid from the E is pretty damn powerful and since this build is not building you much attack speed apart from those boots, you really need that steroid to apply your damage. Also, being alone in top you're often a target for ganks, and getting that W on a lower CD really helps you check those bushes before going in and placing a ward. Finally, the W doesn't use any mana, which means that mana-wise it's a more sustainable build if you don't max your Q or E first.

Regarding the champions you mentioned, I actually found Quinn as a pretty good top laner against both Jayce and Darius. They're not naturally tanky enough to resist her poke when she procs her marks and they have little chasing power to stop her from kiting them. I have had much more problems with top laners like Shen, Elise, Riven, etc. The last thing you want to happen is being killed under your own tower and until you get some of your tanky items up, these champions can do that pretty easy.
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Gemeye (1) | March 5, 2013 1:26am
I do not believe that maxing W first is good, same with any champ whose ability simply gives a static stat increase. Although it would be useful in certain circumstances, I do not believe it is worth loosing the potential damage output from her E and Q. Also, I believe that Quinn is so inherently squishy that, until I see results (other than my own) saying otherwise, I would never put her solo top. She has a relatively small range for an ADC, meaning that many of the average top-lane bruisers will be able to poke her to fatal levels. For example, Darius Apprehend, or Jayce's inherent range. And I also believe that, while it could work (as any champ in any position could work), a smart top-laner would destroy her.

It is for these reasons I downvote your guide. I hope I am not offending anyone by doing so.
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Stylic | March 5, 2013 12:50am
great build for top line.. can only recommend :)
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glory4lyfe | March 4, 2013 12:25pm
Hi lithargoel! Question. Why use Sunfire Cape? I know it's a very strong bruiser item at the moment, but if you're playing Quinn right, the only time it will be used is when playing as Valor and that's usually only in teamfights. It seems more logical to replace it with another item like Randuin's or something similar.
Also, I have also made a Quinn & Valor top guide if you'd like to check it out Here and give me some criticism.
Thanks!
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lithargoel (3) | March 4, 2013 3:11am
Hi and thank you for the nice comments. It's always appreciated when you share your thoughts and critique.

@Amanwind: I agree, that BotRK is a nicer item now in patch 3.03 and I will probably include that in the offensive options.

@Steamwing1: I am not maxing the W for it's active. It is nice to have, and maxing it does reduce it's cooldown significantly, but it's the passive we're interested in, it's the attack speed steroid you're getting from hitting marked targets. This is a great help in clearing minion waves, it can let you push your lane faster or help you in a 2on1 situation to get more farm.
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Steamwing1 (1) | March 4, 2013 12:28am
Great guide, really like it.. Only thing is, Quinn's W has a large CD, so maxing this early game is going to be pretty ineffective, when you can't use it as much as say her Q, which has a good burst, and when paired with her E, is very effective. Try maxing her Q first, and tell me how it goes. Apart from that, great guide! +1
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Amanwind | March 3, 2013 5:27pm
Nice guide, but I recommend adding BotRK to the items
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Selutu (2) | March 3, 2013 2:48am
Good guide. This is how I play her as well.

You might want to add some champion matchups though.
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Regicidal (2) | March 2, 2013 9:53am
Nice guide. Will upvote it when available. Solid build. While I use Quinn mostly as an ADC, I will try this.
Good job.
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Minami (48) | March 2, 2013 8:59am
Love it. While Quinn is often played as an adc, I like how you made a guide on top quinn :)
Your ult makes you melee, and as an adc, is often only used as an escape, or as a chase tool, and is not able to fully utilize it's skillset, due it its squishiniess (unless hard fed and have lots of lifesteal). Top Quinn allows you to better utilize it's ult and in my opinion, is a better way to play quinn :)
Great guide, +1 if I could z.z