Fiora Build Guide by WumbelMaster
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Fiora - Blade Waltzin'
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Hey guys, I'm WumbelMaster, and this is my first in a series of ADC champion guides, and of course I'll be starting with no one other than my favorite ADC champ, Fiora. Fiora is a Attack Damage Carry or ADC for short, what this means is that she dukes out as much damage possible within the time she can. I will be going into an in-depth guide on Fiora, including her pros/cons, tips & tricks, lane compatability, and much more. Let's begin!
Pros / Cons
Alright so lets start with some Pros/Cons on Fiora.
- Good against some pretty OP champions such as: Darius, Teemo, Nidalee, etc.
- Very high base damage.
- Good early-game harass.
- Countered easily by most top lane champions like: Swain, Shen, Pantheon, etc.
- Very squishy
- Kind of useless passive: Duelist
Alright, time for items. I recommend starting with a Ravenous Hydra, as it gives you AOE damage as well as give you some life steal. Next I recommend getting Berserker's Greaves with the Enchantment: Homeguard, as it heals you instantly if you go to fountain, which saves you from the hastle of making your teammates wait for you, and also gives you 200% increases movement speed with a 8 second decay. After the boots I would go for an Infinity Edge, as it gives you a good amount of attack damage, and critical strike chance and critical strike damage. Next, I would go for a Last Whisper, for the armor penetration and decent attack damage increase. Next I would build into The Bloodthirster giving you some damage and topping off some life steal to keep you alive during those tough team fights. Last but not least, You should build into a Trinity Force, the main reasons I would get this is due how it increases three factors I think Fiora needs, and that's: attack damage, attack speed, and crit chance. That is the typical build I go with. Remember, this is just something to get you started on building Fiora, if you find an item that suites you better. like The Black Cleaver, don't hesitate to switch it for another item that you think doesn't really suite you well.
Okay, now we are going to talk about Fiora's abilities.
Duelist: This is Fiora's passive, and in my opinion is quite useless. By the time you get the Ravenous Hydra, the life steal on it is already better than your health regen from your passive.
Lunge: This is Fiora's Q, ans is an extremely good gap-closer when an enemy tries to escape, and is also a very good early-game harass if you use it right.
Riposte: This is Fiora's W, and has a passive that increases Fiora's attack damage by 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35. When Riposte is activated it parry's the next basic attack and deals 60 / 110 / 160 / 210 / 260 + 100% ability power. This works on champions, monsters, and large minions.
Burst of Speed: This is Fiora's E, and when activated Fiora gains an additional 60 / 75 / 90 / 105 / 120% attack speed for 3 seconds. Each basic attack or Lunge she lands during this time increases her movement speed by 7 / 9 / 11 / 13 / 15% for 3 seconds, stacking up to 3 times. This ability is good for using after you use your Lunge to hit some basic attacks before you lunge at your enemy again.
Blade Waltz: This is Fiora's R, or Ultimate, ability and is an amazing finishing move to use in a team fight. Fiora dashes around the battlefield striking random champions 5 times, dealing 160 / 330 / 500 physical damage. Successive hits against the same target deal 25% damage up yo 320 / 660 / 1000. The first and last attack will be against the same target.
Tips & Tricks
Alright, now I'm gonna give you some tips & tricks that can help you out, including some awesome combos that you can use to get in an insane amount of damage output from your attacks.
- Lunge (champion) -> basic attack -> Lunge (champion) -> basic attack
This combo is the main early game combo and the easiest combo to use. This combo is the main lead to all the other combos that Fiora uses.
- Lunge (minion) -> Lunge (champion) -> basic attack -> retreat
This combo is good for sneakily harassing your target champion. This allows you to get into range for your Lunge, without having to run straight towards the champion, which gives you the element of suprise.
- Lunge (champion) -> Burst of Speed -> Lunge (champion) -> Blade Waltz -> retreat
This is a combo good for when your enemy tries to flee through under a turret. This combo allows you to get in some damage, before getting under the turret, and then allows you to avoid some turret hits by using your ultimate and then fleeing.
- Lunge (champion) -> Burst of Speed -> Riposte -> basic attack -> Lunge (champion) -> Blade Waltz -> basic attack (if necessary)
This is the basic 1v1 fight combo. This combo can be used easily if you are fighting with an enemy that is holding their ground, to do the most amount of damage you can.
- Fiora is a very squishy character, so it's very good to get the Ravenous Hydra and The Bloodthirster for some good life steal to make up for the lack of health and armor Fiora has.
- Another good thing to remember is that Fiora has a lot of speed using burst of speed so you should use that when your enemy is fighting you head on to do the most damage you can before the try to escape.
- Fiora is also good for ganks, so if you push up your lane make sure to give any ally that needs it some assist on killing the champions that are pushing them back or counter them.
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Mark of Armor Penetration
Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
To me, these are the basic runes any ADC champion should have, and I'll explain why.
Glyph of Magic Resist: I chose this rune for Fiora because she tends to be countered easily by a few AP, or ability power, champions. This allows her to reduce some of the damage dealt by those champions.
Seal of Armor: This rune is useful to Fiora due to her squishiness, and can help her take more damage from some of the AD, champions that counter her.
Mark of Armor Penetration: I use this rune for those tanky champions that like to build armor so they can try to reduce some of the damage Fiora deals.
Quintessence of Attack Damage: Well, seeing as Fiora is an attack damage based champion, this rune is pretty obvious.
Quintessence of Scaling Attack Damage: I recommend getting 1 these, even though it doesn't show it above because it didn't fit.
Fiora is a great top lane champion, her high damage and good early game harass makes her a good top lane champion, especially if you have a tank in lane with you. Fiora is a very squishy champion, so if your going to fight the enemy top lane champions, I recommend telling your tank to initiate, or start the fight, that way your not the focus and can do some damage before the enemy can end up killing you.
Fiora should NEVER initiate a team fight, since she is the ADC the enemy knows to aim for her first, so let your teammates attack first the jump in to do some damage. Fiora's Blade Waltz, or R skill, is very useful during team fights, especially if you have low health. The damage dealt by Blade Waltz, along with the life steal you have (if you decide to have any), can really help you if your on low health and don't want to leave your team mid fight.
Fiora is highly based on farming and kills, if she doesn't get her items she can't be an asset to the team. I recommend letting whoever your in lane with to lay of the CS, or Creeper Score, which is the amount of minions you kill. You should have a sufficient amount of farm by the time you hit level 6, which is when you get your R, Blade Waltz, and can really start t pick up some kills.
There are plenty of great spell combinations to use with Fiora, though the easiest is the one most people use which is Flash, and [[Ignite.
Some other spells I found useful for Fiora:
[*] Exhaust: This is good for slowing down your enemies after they flash to slow them down, or secure a kill on a fleeing enemy.
[*] Teleport: This is great if you are going to solo top lane, as it makes sure you can get to lane in time and not miss any CS.
Well, this concludes this Fiora guide. I will be making more guides in the future and hope everyone reads those too! I hope you all enjoy Fiora as much as I do. Have a good day everyone, and remember...
...Never stop Blade Waltzin'!