Orianna Build Guide by Snow Kenex

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Snow Kenex

Orianna Utilization

Snow Kenex Last updated on June 5, 2012
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Offense: 9

Honor Guard

Defense: 0

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 21

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Hi Everyone, I'm Kenex from LoLph and this is my very first LoL Guide Featuring Orianna. Any Feedbacks will be much appreciated! and I hope this guide will help you win while having fun playing Orianna.

Orianna, for me is the best poke/kite champion in the game.

Primarily because of her " Ball ". You can send it around bushes to check enemies or set up an enemy champion to a poisition you like in order to harass the enemy at a safe distance.

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Pros / Cons


  • High AP Burst
  • Additional Champ namely the Ball
  • Saves Allies
  • Controls the Enemy
  • Controls Clashes

  • Very Squishy
  • Kinda Mana Hungry
  • Item Dependent
  • Always Targeted in Clashes

With all the Cons, you may think Orianna is a bad champion but when you mastered the Ball, and have farmed most of your items, Cons will be forgotten!.

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Greater Mark of Magic Penetration

Greater Seal of Mana Regeneration

Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power

Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed

For the Runes, it's basically what you prefer, my runes are utility based, I get more AP from the Items in game.And if you really want to follow my Runes well go,and btw these are my alternate runes.

For Seals:
For Glyphs:
  • "Greater Glyph of Focus" - I use this together when Orianna was just released, ball was always ready, but the drawback is that it dosent hurt the enemy.

For Quintessence:

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*Notice that I did not take Summoner's Wrath . Why? Because with Teleport I usually Help my teammates when they are going to initate an attack or escape. With all the wards the enemy team is planting, Teleport would be a nice choice to help your team. And get past wards undetected!.
  • Mental Force - 4/4 for more AP to help your Early game harassment.
  • Sorcery - More Cooldown means more Ball Mobility.

*Also Notice that I did not get Runic Affinity You can also get this but, I always give Blue Golem Buff to my Teammates. So I don't really need this.
  • Summoner's Insight - To lessen the Cooldown of your Flash and Teleport
  • Swiftness - I max this to synergize with my Swiftness Runes, having more mobility is good for escaping, poking, and kiting.
  • Transmutation - +2% Spell Vamp is nice, with your AP Items and Fast Cooldown of your Ball, this will be a great help.

Most Orianna Players would go for 21/0/9 Offense based, that's also good. There's no perfect build here so take your choice. :)

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Start off with Boots of Speed and 3 red potions, more mobility is good, and gives you advantage in harassment and good for escaping ganks.

After you make Rod of Ages and Ionian Boots of Lucidity you can go for:

For Enemy AD:

  • - If Enemy AD is fed or if there are more AD champs than AP.
  • - More AP, More Armor and a Great Active skill, this can save you while winning in clashes or 1v1.
  • - For Heavy AD, with and Active Slow AoE Spell.

For Enemy AP:
  • - If Enemy AP is fed or if there are more AP champs. and this would also give you +20 MagPen, which is always great!
  • - Gives you Health/Mana and A Spell shield Good for countering Stuns like Taric.
  • - Also good for countering AP while giving your Normal attack a huge boost when casting every 2 seconds.
  • - Combine this badass with Lich Bane you have insane MagRes and Movespeed.

If you're fed and/or snowballing the enemy champ you can go for:

- Gives you more AP if you have more stacks. Plus, Gives you Cooldown Reduction if the stacks is maxed.


- Combined with Mejai's AP then go for:


- More AP = More Spell Vamp = Unkillable.

- This item is also good, but you don't need aspd so much, because you have to Move while Attacking, setting up the enemy champ with your ball.

What if I'm always being killed? :(

Sometimes this happens, or this thing always happens. You have to go for:
- ATLEAST 2, then you have to save your money for another item. Having so many Doran's Ring won't help you.

*Also Be more of a support when you always get killed.

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Summoner Spells

- This is an OP Summoner Spell, You can use this as an extension of your ball or Flash in and Command: Protect Somebody. But primarily, this is your escape mechanism. - Your OP Mobility Summoner Spell, Can Teleport through wards, Shaco's boxes, Teemo's Shrooms. Good for teleporting in and pushing, helping your teammates. - You can get this if you prefer more offense, and if you took Summoner's Wrath good for solo mid. - Actually was pretty useful for me, I use this on ranked games when Orianna was just released, saved me and my teammates a LOT. Even though they called me a noob for getting this.

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In - Game Tips! Puppet Master Style!

A list of info's you need during the game:

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Ranked Gaming

A Picture of my win percentage with Orianna:

Please forget about the Maokai and Janna win percentages, really embarassing.

Anyways, you start middle lane most of the time. Leash Blue or Red Golem whenever your Jungler Teammate needs it.

Farm, and play DEFENSIVE, this is the key to victory!
Poke the enemy champion whenever he/she is in range of your ball

Also you if you have a spare 75 gold, please buy a ward. This will help you and your teammates avoid ganks, And most of the time.... Win Games with this item.

Communicate always with your teammates if any enemy champ is missing.

And Lastly, Always be at the back of the Clash, while your ball is in the front together with your Melee Allies.

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To sum it all up, Orianna for me is a versatile champion at the same time, she has the AP to fight with the enemy champions, and I think this champions is going to be OP if played right, you don't just control the ball, but you also control your enemies.

Anyway Bottomline is

Kill and Have Fun Playing Orianna! :)

Oh, and here's a pic of my man Sasori, Orianna is a little bit like this, if you know what I mean :)

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I would like to thank the following people:

jhoijhoi - I thank this guy a lot, I've learned a lot about starting a guide and also learned a lot about the codes, a lot of improvement still needs to be made on my guide and my other future guides. Again Thank you sir!

Clanmates - Namely the Cyborg Clan, they always help me when I try to experiment with my Orianna and also help me get some wins XD.

And to you, my dear reader. For your time and help. Thank You!