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Qiyana Build Guide by Eriosunx

Middle (14.14) Eriosun's Qiyana Midlane Master Tier Guide, Rank 1 on the 24 Sisters - Season 14[UPDATED]

Middle (14.14) Eriosun's Qiyana Midlane Master Tier Guide, Rank 1 on the 24 Sisters - Season 14[UPDATED]

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Runes: VS KILLABLE MATCHUP

1 2 3 4
Domination
Electrocute
Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection
Treasure Hunter

Precision
Presence of Mind
Last Stand
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+65 Base Health

Spells:

1 2
SOLO BOLO MIDLANE
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

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Champion Build Guide

(14.14) Eriosun's Qiyana Midlane Master Tier Guide, Rank 1 on the 24 Sisters - Season 14[UPDATED]

By Eriosunx
Heeeey, welcome to my QIYANA MIDLANE GUIDE. Im an Italian Master Katarina main and also a big Qiyana enjoyer.
I started playing in middle Season9 and peaked Diamond I in early Season10.
I know it sounds weird but, hold on, it wasnt my first experience on MOBA games.
I played DOTA 2 for years! So when switching to League of Legends I was still in my environment.
As I said , I come from Dota2, and in Dota details and game knowledge is a MUST.
That's why I decided to make a guide, I really like to speculate on the game details and share with you guys my experiences and knowledge.
I really hope this guide will help you out and answer some of the questions that playing Qiyana in the midlane raised in your minds.

So, with all that being said, hope you will enjoy the guide, I will do my best to keep it updated and make sure noone will be missing out on new builds and playstyles.

Here's my stream, If you are interested you can pass by and say Hi
I stream almost every day and you can find me
:HERE
PROS
🟢 Insanely good at snowballing
🟢 Strong Teamfighter
🟢 Good mobility on waves
🟢 High mechanical skill-roof
🟢 Rewarding when played correctly
🟢 Survivability in Fights/Sidelane
CONS
🔴 Very hard to master mechanically
🔴 Low HP in lane
🔴 Sensible to Crowd Controls
🔴 Hard to properly Flank
🔴 Easy to punish in laning-phase
𝙀𝙇𝙀𝘾𝙏𝙍𝙊𝘾𝙐𝙏𝙀
Electrocute is the standard keystone for Qiyana and it's the best one for short-trade matchups or while versing squishy champions. The oneshot potential level 6 is very high if we land our combos correctly. Electrocute has also an insane impact in lane after we close Serrated Dirk, it will be very easy to surprise our opponent and solo-kill him with Electrocute and Ignite damage.
𝘾𝙊𝙉𝙌𝙐𝙀𝙍𝙊𝙍
Seems a bit odd to go Conqueror on a full-oneshot assassin like Qiyana but trust me, this keystone is insane. First of all, we have the potential to kill leve 1, level 2, since in the meele matchups like Yasuo or Ekko for example, they know they should win level 1, but with Conqueror the early levels work in our favor. Weaving autos will deal way more damage than Electrocute and there's also another catch. Qiyana has the possibility to prolongue fights with her Edge of Ixtal BRUSH Type allowing us to stack Conqueror and get more value from the keystone.
𝙁𝙄𝙍𝙎𝙏 𝙎𝙏𝙍𝙄𝙆𝙀
First Strike is my choice when I have to face very hard matchups, when whatever you do, you will always get out-traded and it's just not even worth risking your entire laning-phase trying to kill him. An example could be LeBlanc matchup. But what does First Strike do? Well, it's easier to close items and we can also play with Minion Dematerializer. Also the combination of Cosmic Insight, Teleport, Doran's Shield and Resolve runes really allow you to play a very safe laning-phase while farming properly, being able to scale off and have insane impact in teamfights & side-lanes, since we will have Teleport and also good amount of survivability with Edge of Ixtal BRUSH Type
𝙔𝙊𝙐𝙈𝙐𝙐'𝙎 𝙂𝙃𝙊𝙎𝙏𝘽𝙇𝘼𝘿𝙀
It's strong and it's clearly the game changer, the Youmuu's Ghostblade fits perfectly Qiyana's playstyle in the game where we need to ROAM A LOT, allows us to have a huge damage spike on completion, and that's not all. Youmuu's Ghostblade both passive and active give insane amounts of movement speed, wich we can use to FLANK TEAMFIGHTS or PICK OFF SENSIBLE TARGETS. Also ROAMING can be done efficiently with the out of combat bonus movement speed.

𝙊𝙋𝙋𝙊𝙍𝙏𝙐𝙉𝙄𝙏𝙔
is very good both as SECOND ITEM and as a STARTER ITEM, the buildpath is perfect and is VERY CHEAP, allowing you to spike very fast and start snowballing from there. Opportunity is also perfect for Roaming, since it gives us base movement speed.



𝘼𝙓𝙄𝙊𝙈 𝘼𝙍𝘾
Qiyana's kit is relies almost totaly around her Ultimate Supreme Display of Talent, ths is why Axiom Arc has to be present in every single build. Also stat wise, is very cost efficient and has the highest amount of CDR in a single item.


𝙋𝙍𝙊𝙁𝘼𝙉𝙀 𝙃𝙔𝘿𝙍𝘼
is insanely strong and can be rushed first item if you manage to back with enough gold to buy The Brutalizer. Profane Hydra has an insane spike on completion and allows you to swiftly clear waves and roam!


𝙎𝙀𝙍𝙔𝙇𝘿𝘼'𝙎 𝙂𝙍𝙐𝘿𝙂𝙀
Is a perfect item to spike up our damage output. It's very cost efficient. The slow on the passive is very usefull, the CDR also plays an important role to make sure Qiyana works as intended. The ARMOR PENETRATION allows us to deal damage even to the tankiest champions

𝙀𝘿𝙂𝙀 𝙊𝙁 𝙉𝙄𝙂𝙃𝙏
Perfect second item while facing champions that can stop your flanks, such as Ahri, Lissandra for example. This items grants good lethality and damage out-put while also giving us a good amount of HP, wich is very rare in Qiyana builds.

𝙎𝙀𝙍𝙋𝙀𝙉𝙏'𝙎 𝙁𝘼𝙉𝙂
Is a MUST TAKE ITEM when facing a lot of SHIELDS, examples could be Lulu, Karma, Janna, Yone, Yuumi and any other champion that plays a lot around shields, is also a great counter to ADCs with Overheal. It's very cost efficient, only 2600 Gold and allows us to damage trough enemy shields or lower their amount if we hit the target before it gets shielded!

𝙈𝙐𝙍𝘼𝙈𝘼𝙉𝘼
Gives us both CDR and INSANE DAMAGE OUTPUT. It's a MUST BUY ITEM as 2nd item while playing with the Tear of the Goddess start First Strike + Resolve + Teleport build and as 3rd Item in any other build. Allowing us to spike even harder Mid/Lategame.

𝘽𝙇𝘼𝘾𝙆 𝘾𝙇𝙀𝘼𝙑𝙀𝙍
Really good and consistent option as 3rd Item. The CDR + HP + Armor Shredding passive is very strong against tanky champions. The HP also play a good part of the reason why you want to go Black Cleaver third Item. If you find yourself getting onetapped too often, this might be your GAME CHANGER!

𝙈𝘼𝙒 𝙊𝙁 𝙈𝘼𝙇𝙈𝙊𝙍𝙏𝙄𝙐𝙎
The best item right now to COUNTER AP DAMAGE. MUST BUY when facing AP CHAMPIONS that can oneshot you. When you are facing 2 AP champions is a must buy, but also if there is only one and it's well fed. The passive shield Life Line allows you to not get onetapped and also turn back and heal a lot while dealing damage. Life Line gives 12% OMNIVAMP while the effect is active!

𝘿𝙀𝘼𝙏𝙃'𝙎 𝘿𝘼𝙉𝘾𝙀
Wanna 1v9? This is the best 4th Item for you! Death's Dance is isanely strong if we are ahead. The passive allows us to HEAL HP BACK after killing an enemy. Qiyana has very high AD RATIOS and Death's Dance healing works on that. More AD, more Healing, more 1v9 potential! ALso with the Unique passive IGNORE PAIN - We can mitigate the incoming damage and avoid getting onetapped from both MAGICAL & PHYSICAL DAMAGE.

𝙂𝙐𝘼𝙍𝘿𝙄𝘼𝙉 𝘼𝙉𝙂𝙀𝙇
Is a good option as last item. Guardian Angel allows us to take risky engages in the lategame fights, where one mistake decides the outcome of the entire lobby. Make sure to buy it if the game is getting very hard, and you need a little bit of backup.
𝙌𝙐𝙄𝘾𝙆 𝘾𝘼𝙎𝙏
In order to play Qiyana correctly and make sure we will be peforming it's important to play with Quick Cast activated. Being very fast on combos is the fun part of Qiyana and also the part that makes the champion work. So for all the non-quick cast enjoyers, we have a problem here!

𝙉𝙊𝙏 𝙂𝙄𝙑𝙄𝙉𝙂 𝙐𝙋
For all the new Qiyana enjoyers here, first games on Qiyana might look impossible to play some times, it's very frustrating when you Ult the wrong wall 🤣 I've also quitted playing the champion myself too when I was approaching Qiyana, after the 3rd game I got stomped in lane. But trust me, keep trying and watch the best players out there. You will learn a lot and get better at the champ very quickly. This champion is very fun to play once Mastered!

𝙄𝙈𝙋𝙊𝙍𝙏𝘼𝙉𝘾𝙀 𝙊𝙁 𝘽𝘼𝙎𝙄𝘾 𝘼𝙏𝙏𝘼𝘾𝙆𝙎
Qiyana might look like a champ that just throws everything and oneshots, but it's not really like that. Basic Attacks here make the big difference. Make sure to pull off Basic Attacks while performing Combos.

𝙏𝙀𝙍𝙍𝘼𝙎𝙃𝘼𝙋𝙀 𝙐𝙎𝘼𝙂𝙀
Terrashape is a very versatile ability on Qiyana it can be used for: GAP-CLOSING,AUTO-RESETTING & JUMPING WALLS. Make sure to play around it and utilize this ability at his full potential.

𝘽𝙐𝙄𝙇𝘿 𝙎𝙀𝙇𝙀𝘾𝙏𝙄𝙊𝙉
As Qiyana we have a lot of Items to choose from the Shop. But be aware that everything you buy will have a huge impact on the entire game. Make sure to think while building and not buying the same 5 items every game. Buy and Optimize, this is the rule!

𝙍 𝙀𝙉𝙂𝘼𝙂𝙀 𝘼𝙉𝙂𝙇𝙀
In order to pull off easily solo-kill is important to start our one-shot combos with Audacity + Supreme Display of Talent, but some times you find yourself Ulting in the wrong side, wanna fix this? It's important to have the right angle when using Audacity in order to land to the right side and make sure Supreme Display of Talent will land and collide with a wall.

𝙐𝙇𝙏𝙄𝙈𝘼𝙏𝙀 𝙐𝙎𝘼𝙂𝙀
As we already said, Supreme Display of Talent is insanely strong, but has also a very high cooldown at low levels. Make sure to utilize this Ability mostly around Main Objectives, like Drakes, Rift Herald or Baron. Don't use it to get a single kill if the Objective timer is close to spawn, unless killing that target will allow you to take the Objective anyway!

𝙀 + 𝙌 𝘼𝙐𝙏𝙊 𝘼𝙄𝙈
If we cast Edge of Ixtal right after Audacity Qiyana will auto-aim her Edge of Ixtal. The enemy can still dodge the ability by dashing or using Flash it will auto-aim but won't follow the target's movements.
𝙇𝙀𝙑𝙀𝙇 𝟭 > 𝟯
The early levels in Qiyana's laning-phase are crucial. Make sure to avoid losing too much health from Level 1 to level 3, we need to stay healthy for level 3. This is where we can actually have a good kill-window or major trades, so it's important we have the HP for that. A lot of Qiyana approachers make the mistake to lose half health level 1 just to last-hit a minion, and that's rarely worth it. Being healthy in lane also gives us the opportunity to follow our jungler in early river schermishes.

𝙋𝙍𝙀𝙋𝘼𝙍𝙄𝙉𝙂 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙎𝙊𝙇𝙊𝘽𝙊𝙇𝙊𝙎
Qiyana has a huge kill-pressure if we play the laning-phase correctly, but how do we lower enemy laner's health without losing the trade? Well, here the Q+W+Q COMBO comes in. To make it easier, utilize Edge of Ixtal ICE Type for the first Q and Edge of Ixtal TERRAIN Type for the second Q. This will allow us to poke down the enemy laner without getting too close and risking to get traded back. You can also use Audacity on a minion to gap-close and land the combo.

𝙒𝘼𝙑𝙀 𝙈𝘼𝙉𝘼𝙂𝙀𝙈𝙀𝙉𝙏
Managing your waves as Qiyana will have a huge impact on the outcome of your laning-phases. Since we have a 0.5s stun on Edge of Ixtal ICE Type wich we can also combine with Audacity to gap-close, we have a significant way to set-up ganks for our jungler. Allowing us to easily snowball from the early game. Make sure to FREEZE the wave as much as you can if you have jungle pressure, this will open up a lot of windows to solo-kill the enemy midlaner or allow your jungler to gank. Permapushing carelessly is not a thing you can do with our Sister. Play with Brain, that's the rule!

𝘽𝙍𝙐𝙎𝙃 𝙌 𝘼𝘽𝙐𝙎𝙀
It might seem weaker due to the less damage it does but Edge of Ixtal BRUSH Type is something you have to learn to use. E+AUTO+Q+W-OUT with BRUSH Type is the perfect combo to trade , proc Electrocute and get out safely.

𝙎𝙀𝙍𝙍𝘼𝙏𝙀𝘿 𝘿𝙄𝙍𝙆 𝙎𝙋𝙄𝙆𝙀
Serrated Dirk is the very first spike Qiyana has in laning-phase. From level 3 to 5, if we have Serrated Dirk closed we will have a lot of kill-pressure, so make sure to close it as soon as possible to start snowballing. Combine this spike with Edge of Ixtal BRUSH Type combo, and the lane is won!

𝙇𝙀𝙑𝙀𝙇 𝟲
When we hit level 6, our Ultimate Supreme Display of Talent will give us even more kill-pressure. Make sure to utilize this window to get some kills, if the enemy mid plays safe under tower and a dive is not an option, try to make a play with your jungler, maybe a dive in side-lane or an invade in the enemy jungle!
𝙁𝙇𝘼𝙉𝙆𝙄𝙉𝙂
Qiyana's strongest feature is her flanking potential thanks to her insane Ultimate Supreme Display of Talent. Whe can flank a teamfight from basically any angle! We can either join the teamfight once our team setted it up, or we can engage the teamfight if we find a good Ultimate angle, where we can oneshot a couple of enemy team members or just deal a good amount of damage, to let our team finish the fight.
Due to her good flanking potential, its also important to run Teleport as summoner spell when you can. Since Qiyana is pretty strong in side-lane thanks to her insane 1v1 potential and mobility, if you are ahead noone will be able to contest your side 1v1 and if the enemy team decides to send 2 or 3 players on your side you can easily escape with Qiyana's mobility and use Teleport to flank if any teamfight occurs while you are sidelaning.

𝙋𝙍𝙄𝙊𝙍𝙄𝙏𝙔 𝙏𝘼𝙍𝙂𝙀𝙏𝙄𝙉𝙂
Priority Targeting is the tought process of choosing wich one of the enemy team member has to die first. This allows us to not waste Damage on less important targets and make sure we can win each and every teamfight. Priority Targets are mainly the ones dealing the most damage or the ones offering Healing and Utility. Often ADCs and Supports are the target, but not always. Make sure to not play auto-pilot and think about what you are doing and going to do in the next fights!

𝘽𝘼𝘾𝙆 𝙏𝙊 𝙁𝙍𝙊𝙉𝙏
Back to Front is the most optimal way to engage as Qiyana. Landing a huge Supreme Display of Talent on the enemy Backline one-shotting the priority targets is our main goal for each and every teamfight.

𝙁𝙍𝙊𝙉𝙏 𝙏𝙊 𝘽𝘼𝘾𝙆
Qiyana's mobility allows her to play Front to Back in teamfights. We can use our Audacity to gap-close on a Frontlining Tank and then proceed to focus the Backline if our positionig doesn't allow us to go directly for the backline

𝘽𝙍𝙐𝙎𝙃 𝙌 𝙁𝙄𝙂𝙃𝙏𝙄𝙉𝙂
Qiyana is very strong but, she's also very squishy. make sure to abuse Edge of Ixtal BRUSH type, utilize this ability to stall the fight and wait for your spells to get out of cooldowns and keep fighting. It's also great to distract enemies while fighting, you move the fight focus on you, and then go invisible with BRUSH type.
𝙇𝙀𝙑𝙀𝙇 𝟮 𝙇𝘼𝙉𝙀 𝙋𝙊𝙆𝙀
This combo allows us to properly poke and prepare for eventual solo-kills level 3. It's important to get used to it, faster it's performed the more effective it will be!


𝘽𝙍𝙐𝙎𝙃 𝙌 𝙏𝙍𝘼𝘿𝙄𝙉𝙂
This combo allows us to properly poke and prepare for eventual solo-kills from level 3 to above. It's perfect to make a full rotation combo, while also utilizing Electrocute's damage. Eventually we will have another Terrashape to get out of the trade avoiding getting a trade-back!

𝘽𝘼𝙎𝙄𝘾 𝙍 𝘾𝙊𝙈𝘽𝙊
This is the standard combo, perfect to join or engage fights to one-tap someone in the enemy team. Make sure to get the right angle after Audacity, we don't wanna Ultimate on the wrong Wall!

𝙁𝙇𝘼𝙎𝙃 + 𝙍 𝘽𝙐𝙁𝙁𝙀𝙍 𝘾𝙊𝙈𝘽𝙊
This is the R Buffer version of the combo up there, perfect to join or engage fights to one-tap someone in the enemy team. We don't need to start with Audacity so we don't have to worry about the angle. It's very versatile and this is why going Ionian Boots of Lucidity is so important on Qiyana lowering our summoner's spell cooldown.

𝙀 + 𝙌 𝘼𝙐𝙏𝙊𝘼𝙄𝙈 𝙈𝙀𝘾𝙃𝘼𝙉𝙄𝘾
This mechanic makes our life a bit easier. If we use Edge of Ixtal right after Audacity the Edge of Ixtal will auto-aim towards the champion targeted by Audacity. The spell will follow the enemy but won't change direction based on enemy's movements, so they can still avoid the Edge of Ixtal damage with Flash or any other mobility mechanic.
𝙏𝙃𝘼𝙉𝙆 𝙔𝙊𝙐 𝙁𝙊𝙍 𝘽𝙀𝙄𝙉𝙂 𝙃𝙀𝙍𝙀
𝙒𝙀'𝙑𝙀 𝘼𝙍𝙍𝙄𝙑𝙀𝘿 𝙏𝙊 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙀𝙉𝘿 𝙊𝙁 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙂𝙐𝙄𝘿𝙀, 𝙄 𝙒𝙄𝙇𝙇, 𝙇𝙄𝙆𝙀 𝘼𝙇𝙇 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙊𝙏𝙃𝙀𝙍 𝙂𝙐𝙄𝘿𝙀𝙎, 𝙈𝘼𝙆𝙀 𝙎𝙐𝙍𝙀 𝙏𝙊 𝙇𝙀𝙏 𝙔𝙊𝙐 𝙆𝙉𝙊𝙒 𝙀𝙑𝙀𝙍𝙔 𝙉𝙀𝙒 𝘽𝙐𝙄𝙇𝘿, 𝙈𝙀𝙏𝘼 𝘼𝙉𝘿 𝙋𝙇𝘼𝙔𝙎𝙏𝙔𝙇𝙀, 𝙐𝙋𝘿𝘼𝙏𝙄𝙉𝙂 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙂𝙐𝙄𝘿𝙀 𝙀𝙑𝙀𝙍𝙔 𝙏𝙄𝙈𝙀 𝙏𝙃𝙀𝙍𝙀'𝙎 𝙎𝙊𝙈𝙀𝙏𝙃𝙄𝙉𝙂 𝙉𝙀𝙒. 𝙄 𝙃𝙊𝙋𝙀 𝙔𝙊𝙐 𝙀𝙉𝙅𝙊𝙔𝙀𝘿 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝘾𝙊𝙉𝙏𝙀𝙉𝙏 𝘼𝙉𝘿 𝙏𝙃𝘼𝙏 𝙄𝙏 𝙒𝙄𝙇𝙇 𝘽𝙀 𝙐𝙎𝙀𝙁𝙐𝙇𝙇 𝙄𝙉 𝙔𝙊𝙐𝙍 𝙂𝘼𝙈𝙀𝙎. 𝙂𝙊𝙊𝘿 𝙇𝙐𝘾𝙆 𝙒𝙄𝙏𝙃 𝙔𝙊𝙐𝙍 𝙌𝙄𝙔𝘼𝙉𝘼 𝙂𝘼𝙈𝙀𝙎 𝙆𝙄𝙉𝙂/𝙌𝙐𝙀𝙀𝙉
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