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Qiyana Build Guide by PH45

Middle [11.17] PH45's guide to Qiyana, Empress of the Elements!

Middle [11.17] PH45's guide to Qiyana, Empress of the Elements!

Updated on August 25, 2021
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yyyYuno | December 19, 2020 10:38am
pretty nice guide , having everything !
neodann | September 15, 2020 3:02pm
Do u think Qiyana mid with bruiser runes and build is a good choice? Im starting to play her but i dont really like squishy assassins :s
PH45 (37) | September 16, 2020 1:57am
Assassin build is still the way to go. Bruiser build lacks the oneshot potential compared to assassin one, and Qiyana isn't really built with the bruiser build in mind.
ecl1p3e (8) | August 31, 2020 3:18pm
Do you think it'd be better for someone who's learning Qiyana to play her mid/top/jungle?
PH45 (37) | September 2, 2020 12:59am
I think jungle Qiyana is quite dead these days. Mid is still probably the strongest choice for her, since you can roam to both sides of the map. Some players take her top sometimes if the matchup is favorable, but overall in top lane bruisers will most of the time abuse her weak early.
MaximusPrime (2) | May 21, 2020 11:47pm
Why do you max E second over W?
PH45 (37) | May 28, 2020 6:12am
Maxing W isn't that beneficial imo as the CD doesn't get any lower, you just get more attack speed with it and Qiyana doesn't auto too much since she mainly just bursts with her abilities. Sure the AS helps but E is more worth to max second imo.
MaximusPrime (2) | May 28, 2020 9:26pm
I see, thank you for your explanation! Is there a special way you prefer practicing combos/mechanics or do you just go over the basics you might need to use before a match?
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colterino | May 21, 2020 5:16am
i feel like qiyana toplane is soo unsafe every matchup is a nightmere if its not a shquishy?
PH45 (37) | May 28, 2020 6:10am
With Qiyana top it's kind of hard right now with the current meta. You mainly want to play around with the brush Q as you can get invisibility and avoid key abilities from enemies via that. I do think Qiyana is superior in mid since she can roam around the map as opposing in top lane your viable options are mid or Teleport to bot lane.
futon1703 (1) | May 5, 2020 7:21am
can you export the items list?
PH45 (37) | May 13, 2020 5:51am
Sorry for the wait, in case you still want it, here it is:

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the Dr Zaid | April 24, 2020 6:42pm
I can't check your, is the account banned ?
PH45 (37) | April 29, 2020 6:32am
The account is renamed and I've forgotten to update the link. Right now I'm between accounts but here is one of them:
kamikazen | April 21, 2020 9:26pm
Hey so im a Qiyana mid lane and its really useful that you made this amazing guide but what im wondering is, for mid lane going Sorcery as a secondary rune could work since mid lane is basically mostly a bunch of mages. But there are champions like zed and yasuo which i dont really know how to counter, is the sustain page is better for these 2 champions ?
PH45 (37) | April 29, 2020 6:38am
The sustain page is fine. You will have a little bit less damage since you are lacking Coup de Grace but having a better early lane phase can lead into you having a better game overall. You can practice with it and then gradually transition into other rune setups if you want to have the extra bit of damage. The sustain page is mainly meant for lanes you get poked in, while Yasuo and Zed mostly want to all in you.
kamikazen | May 20, 2020 5:08am
So because Zed and Yasuo would probably all in me, what runes should i take ?
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HpL3prachaun | April 21, 2020 11:45am
does the build work for mid, I know it says lanes so you could see that as mid but I just wanted to be sure
PH45 (37) | April 29, 2020 6:34am
Yeah the build is fine for mid. The build is pretty much the same, you just change it up depending on needs.
Qizzi | February 10, 2020 10:42am
So core build for assassin is dusk blade, youmuus and edge of night. But why edge of night instead of umbral glaive?
PH45 (37) | February 20, 2020 3:10am
I've personally kind of not paid attention to Umbral Glaive, although it's a great item for a roaming champion like Qiyana. I think you still want to go Youmuu's Ghostblade and Duskblade of Draktharr first since you'll gain mobility and more burst, but as 3rd item you can choose based on situation, whether you want Umbral Glaive or Edge of Night. The spellshield is really valuable on a squishy champion like Qiyana, but if enemies tend to ward a lot then Umbral Glaive might make more sense if you aren't threatened by hard CC abilities as much.
Qizzi | February 20, 2020 11:35am
Does jungle bruiser qiyana work as well as the jungle assassin based style?
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Lux and Qiyana | December 21, 2019 4:00pm
The jungle build is amazing but, mobility boots are more functional than ninja tabi
PH45 (37) | December 27, 2019 11:13am
That is true, although in some situations you are better off going for the more defensive option. I've personally just always preferred other boots compared to Mobility Boots, but again that is my personal preference.
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