Welcome to my first guide. I started playing League of Legends a few months back and have found Orianna to be my personal favorite. I have started to play quite well with her using the build in this guide so I have decided to share some experience I have guide by playing her. I have read through many guides and the item build + masteries and runes are similar to some but hopefully I can provide something unique. I intend to keep this as short and sweet as possible.
Pros / Cons
- Amazing burst AoE damage.
- Decent at escaping.
- Powerful lane dominance.
- Amazing Ultimate combo's with other champions.
- Hard to pick up and play
Basic castor runes. Seal of clarity to deal with mana issues. Mark of insight and glyph of force to scale up stats late game and Quints of Potency for early lane dominance and to help early kills.
Basic caster setup. Putting points into Flash and Exhaust as I find those to spells the most useful.
I personally prefer taking Flash and Exhaust which I will explain in my play style and item explanation section. Though if you are a lower level summoner without many runes or mastery points I recommend taking out Exhaust and putting in Clarity then once you are comfortable playing her change to Exhaust.
Getting Q and W to level 2 before leveling E allows you for incredible burst damage against your mid opponent. Also max W before Q as it will help more in mid game team fights as well as for clearing mobs waves.
Items and Playstyle
Right, the important chapter. First I start off with a Doran's Ring. This purchase allows for early lane dominance and hopefully an early kill. I generally harras my opponent down to just below half hp using a Q + W combo. Then once I am level 6 I let them over extend and push their minions up to my tower as they do this I Flash in and Exhaust them then finish them off with Q + R + W.
Mid game you are going to want to grab blue buff as often as possible allowing you to play the role of ap carry and support as you can speed up and shield team mates quickly and without worrying about mana usage and cooldowns.
I have found myself consistently buying Lich Bane before the void staff but this really comes down to the team your are up against. Also, I have found if they don't not have much magic resist a tanky item such as Guardian Angel instead of a Void staff works very well.
Very incomplete guide at the moment but I will work on updating it very soon. :)