Mobafire League of Legends Build Guides Mobafire League of Legends Build Guides
's Forum Avatar

Fiora Revealed

Creator: SinDelta
February 24, 2012 7:54pm
36 posts page 1 of 4 Forums » General Discussion » Fiora Revealed
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by SinDelta » February 24, 2012 7:54pm | Report
Posted by NeeksNaman on Fri, 2012-02-24



It’s been quite a while since we’ve had the opportunity to explore the design space of a true melee carry in League of Legends. Fiora, the Grand Duelist, is our first all-out take on this type of champion since our initial launch, and our new addition to this role has let us really focus on a particular aspect: speed.

Not content to leave melee to the guys with oversized weapons, Fiora makes up for it in raw agility and lightning speed, using a fencer’s grace to shred opponents apart and keep herself in the fight. One way she utilizes this is by parrying her enemy’s attacks if she times it right. Parrying returns damages in the same swipe, making enemies think twice before directing attacks at her.

A melee carry must consider how to engage a fight, such as when to attack and how to stay on important targets with stuns, slows and snares flying around the battlefield. Fiora doesn’t deal with these by being immune to crowd control, or being too stubborn to lose that last bit of health – that would be uncouth. Instead, her Dance of Death moves her from target to target at light speed, making her so fast that no spell or weapon can lay a hand on her during its duration. Popping Dance of Death early will give Fiora some additional up-front burst, but will leave her vulnerable to burst damage and counter attacks. This “de-aggro” timing is an important choice that can result in either a swift death or a Pentakill.

While all carries have a boost to help their auto attacks get the job done, Burst of Speed has a high effect, very short duration, and a moderate cooldown. To compensate this higher opportunity cost, it refreshes when Fiora runs an enemy through. This not only makes Fiora players consider their timing as when to use this powerful buff, but her enemies can also deny her the opportunity by saving their escapes and disables for when this is up, suppressing her massive damage increase.

Being a melee carry is no longer a boy’s club – Fiora adds grace, class and a rapier wit to the group. While she may not be as large or overbearing as her contemporaries, underestimating her is an often fatal mistake.





Abilities:


  • Duelist (passive) - Fiora regenerates health over 6 seconds each time she deals damage. Striking champions will cause this effect to stack up to 4 times.
  • Lunge - Fiora dashes forward to strike her target, dealing physical damage. Fiora can perform the dash a second time within a couple seconds at no mana cost.
  • Riposte - Fiora's Attack Damage is increased. When activated, Fiora parries the next basic attack and reflects magic damage back to the attacker. Works against champions, monsters, and large minions.
  • Burst of Speed - Fiora temporarily gains additional Attack Speed. Each basic attack or Lunge she lands during this time increases her Movement Speed. Killing a champion refreshes the cooldown on Burst of Speed.
  • Blade Waltz (ultimate) - Fiora dashes around the battlefield to deal physical damage to enemy champions. Successive strikes against the same target deal less damage.




Lore:


As the youngest child of the noble House Laurent, Fiora always considered herself destined for greatness. The Laurents had dominated the dueling culture of Demacia's aristocracy for centuries, and Fiora's father was regarded as one of the finest swordsmen the nation had ever seen. Inspired by his tales of glory, Fiora began training as soon as she could wield a blade and quickly showed greater talent than any of her siblings. As she grew older, her self-confidence and rigid discipline only widened the gulf of expertise between Fiora and her peers. Her fellow duelists perceived her confidence as arrogance, but none could defeat her in combat, and each victory only heightened her lofty self-esteem. Even so, Fiora never allowed herself to become complacent in her training, and she drove herself ever harder to become a worthy successor to her father's legacy.

Her devotion turned out to be misplaced. On the eve of an arranged duel, Fiora's father was caught slipping a slow paralysis poison into his opponent's drink. Following the incident, many of his past opponents came forward with their own accusations: envenomed weapons, bribery, blackmail, and more. In an instant, he had destroyed his family's honorable reputation. Fiora was outraged. Not only had her hero betrayed her ideals, but Demacia's dueling elite now doubted her own ability. She desperately wanted to wipe the stain from her family's history but, even more, she wanted the world to acknowledge her mastery. She found her solution in the one arena where she could fight the world's strongest warriors without being accused of dishonesty: the League of Legends.

“Fiora’s ego would be insufferable if it wasn’t so . . . justified.” – Jarvan IV
Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/JohnnySceneTM
SinDelta's Forum Avatar

SinDelta
<Member>
Posts: 627
Joined: Jun 18th, 2010
Rep: Notable (26)
Profile
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by LaCorpse » February 24, 2012 7:58pm | Report
YOU BEAT ME TO IT!!!

O______O

IT SOOO PRETTTYYYY!!!!
SQUEEE.

You can ask anyone who was in Skype with me when I saw the splash art.. I am EXCITED.
LaCorpse's Forum Avatar

Awards Showcase
Show more awards
LaCorpse
<Altruistic Artist>
Posts: 1324
Joined: Dec 6th, 2011
Rep: Esteemed (315)
Blog   |   Profile
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Icuonuez » February 24, 2012 8:03pm | Report
So much utility.. Her abilities seem like a mixture of Riven and Renekton, but she looks like Talon and Katarina.


Special thanks to Keondre for the sig!

Due to inactivity, I am no longer reviewing guides. Sorry guys :(
Icuonuez's Forum Avatar

Icuonuez
<Member>
Posts: 517
Joined: Mar 30th, 2011
Rep: Notable (36)
Profile
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Bryun » February 24, 2012 8:06pm | Report
"Dashes" - instabuy.

Bryun's Forum Avatar

Awards Showcase
Show more awards
Bryun
<Magic Man>
Posts: 2341
Joined: May 1st, 2011
Rep: Esteemed (309)
Blog   |   Profile
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Snookemz » February 24, 2012 8:55pm | Report
She is going to create massive OP calls if the numbers stay the same.

Apparently the early leaked numbers for BOS is 140% AS increase.

That is not a typo. They talked about her on SOTL.

The numbers might not make it through to live though so will have to wait and see.
Snookemz's Forum Avatar

Snookemz
<Member>
Posts: 75
Joined: Dec 27th, 2011
Rep: Unremarkable (7)
Profile
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by caucheka » February 24, 2012 8:57pm | Report
i like how it says large minions, as if supers and cannons can pop her riposte.

she just needs it to be 'big' monsters, because hell if i'm jungling and i cast it to proc on the lizard elder only to have one of the little lizards to pop it.
I like things that make me feel stupid. - Ken Levine
caucheka's Forum Avatar

Awards Showcase
Show more awards
caucheka
<Veteran>
Posts: 8290
Joined: May 18th, 2010
Rep: Prominent (197)
Blog   |   Profile
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Icuonuez » February 24, 2012 8:57pm | Report
I doubt it will be that high. I couldn't really see it getting over 75%. Hell, I'm willing to bet on less than 50% since it also gives her a speed boost.


Special thanks to Keondre for the sig!

Due to inactivity, I am no longer reviewing guides. Sorry guys :(
Icuonuez's Forum Avatar

Icuonuez
<Member>
Posts: 517
Joined: Mar 30th, 2011
Rep: Notable (36)
Profile
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by xIchi » February 25, 2012 4:32am | Report
Numbers in LoL are really OP when they reach more than 50% lol... in HoN Scout gains 400% Attackspeed for his next 4 attacks after Stealth (even Stealth! And he is forever stealthed as long as he has mana, and an imba ult, that deals more dmg the more max hp you have!)!!.. (<-Still balanced, cus everything is OP so it's balanced)

be happy Riot keep their Champions down.
xIchi's Forum Avatar

Awards Showcase
Show more awards
xIchi
<Referee>
Posts: 1806
Joined: Oct 19th, 2010
Rep: Memorable (65)
Profile
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by SinDelta » February 25, 2012 10:32am | Report
It's going to be pretty high up there. The reason her atk spd buff is so high is it's only going to last for like 2 seconds
Check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/JohnnySceneTM
SinDelta's Forum Avatar

SinDelta
<Member>
Posts: 627
Joined: Jun 18th, 2010
Rep: Notable (26)
Profile
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by JEFFY40HANDS » February 25, 2012 11:06am | Report
Still dunno how to feel about her..../shrug

"Im Phreak and I play Fiora as a jungler. With her passive and attack speed steroid oh and an attack DAMAGE steroid she can wreck phace...I also build TRIFORCE to do lots of damage. Thanks for watching...."
JEFFY40HANDS's Forum Avatar

Awards Showcase
Show more awards
JEFFY40HANDS
<Altruistic Artist>
Posts: 9270
Joined: Aug 10th, 2010
Rep: Esteemed (412)
Profile

Quick Reply:

Guest commenting is currently disabled, please log in or sign up to respond!