Fiora Build Guide by Fiora15
[8.13] Full SEASON 8 guide how to dominate Top with FioraBy Fiora15 | Updated on July 6, 2018
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Threats & Synergies
His ranged poke and passive block counter you so hard, his stun is almost impossible to reposte it because it's instant and unpredictable
She's ranged and her whole kit is negating yours and as always Fiora has problems with ranged champs as many other top laners
You must bully as hard as you can. You need to go for every vital and punish him as much as you can early because if you don't bully him early he will outscale you mid/late game. This lane is all about wave control and if you freeze it at your turret he can't stack.
A good singed will make your day hell. It's so damn hard to riposte his fling and even if you succeed it's hard to win the trade. He just runs around and Fiora can't chase him
Hard lane, he has high damage early and you can't do much until lvl 11 and even than it's hard to kill him. He has slow, heals, and true damage, which are good counters vs Fiora
You can't have long trades with him because you lose. Riposte his E and engage whenever he missuses his Q
You should always riposte her E, and if riposte is on cooldown it's fairly easy to just dodge it with Q. You can also try and save riposte for her ult but it's really hard to predict it. You are stronger than her until level 6 when she spikes. I usually avoid fighting her lvls 6 to 9 unless I have a really big lead.
He can stack armor and HP and still do good in lane and amazing in Team Fights. It's hard to kill him in lane but you must constantly bully him because he does more job than you lategame no matter what
This is a hard matchup because he's ranged and Fiora has problems vs ranged enemyes. But if you get close to him you can kill him pretty easy if he mispositions
Hard lane because she heals and does a lot of damage when she ults. Use your W to riposte her E and dodge her Q with your Q. The most important rule is to run away when she ults because you can't win no matter what.
This lane is all about the stun. If you riposte the stun you win if you don't you lose it's that simple. As for the lategame Jax is one of the few champions that can duel Fiora so be careful when you fight lategame and you must riposte the stun otherwise you'll lose
It's somewhat hard lane until level 8-9. You can try to riposte his E but also using it when he used Q to lower his attack speed is good way of using it too. Don't do extended trades
In this lane you have the advantage early. Be careful at lvl 6 because she gets the bigger spike. It's really hard to riposter her stun so try to riposte her 3rd Q or the wind slash. After level 14 you can duel her without a problem
Early she can outtrade you until lvl 5-6. After that you have a chance against her. When she uses W don't use your Q and you can riposte her ult and E but it's hard to riposte her E
Don't fight him on his W because you will lose the trade. You should try to riposte his Q because it's almost immposible to riposte his ult
In this lane if he opens the trade with W and you riposte it you win the trade hard, if you riposte his Q you will win the trade anyway (because he has so much damage on his Q) but not that much. If you lose the lane just farm because you scale way harder lategame
Even tho he's range his range is low and you should try to constatly poke him at every opportunity you get. You can also fight him when he's in a Mega form but you must riposte his W stun
Take Ignite in this lane because you will need it. Around level 6, when he's around 60% of his hp you can ult him and ignite him, and it's a kill
Don't try to fight him pre 6 and just poke him with Q's and if he pulls you just Riposte immedieatly and Q away. In this lane get tiamat first item and phage after that and you can finish Hydra after buying the Phage. After 6 you need to poke him again and wait for him to engage, if he engages ult him instantly and proc the vitals for the heal. Save the riposte for his ult after lvl 6.
You start playing offensivly from level 4 on. You use W just to lower his attack speed and usually open with it, but make sure that you hit him
You can riposte his Q and W and and stun him. You should try to riposte his Q because that spell does most damage but you can also riposte the W and stun him and outtrade him that way.
You need to riposte his Q and hit vitals and constantly go in and out when he uses E. If you are both low you should save your W for his ult
You must to bully him early and you can block his Q or his W with your riposte. Easy lane if you play it properly.
Don't even try to trade until level 4, after that this is pretty easy lane. Riposte his tornado and be careful when you ult him because he can ran away with your ult pretty easily
You need to bully him early and you can easily dodge the barrels with your Q or W and if he tries to go offensive you simply kill him
Easy lane you can dodge his with both your Q and W and should bully him from the start
Start doran's shield for this lane. He can poke you really hard, you can't riposte his stun and can't fight him at any point of the laning phase unless he makes a big mistake. Just survive lane and splitpush late game and than you can fight him
He has too much CC and a shield and that's nightmare for Fiora. Try to save riposte for ult and take small trades and bait his shield, and don't fight him while he has his shield up. Once the shield goes off you can re-engage on him. After vamp scepter you can outheal all of his damage
Be carefull early because his Q deals a lot of damage early and try to evade standing in the circle of it. Post 6 you win every trade. Try to riposte his E since it's easier than riposting his W.
One of the easiest lanes for Fiora. Just wait for his Q and riposte it so you stun him. He can't do anything in this lane and Fiora is his biggest counter.
Should be fairly easy lane if you play it correctly. You should notice what she maxes first. If she maxes E than you should try to riposte her E, and if she maxes Q try to riposte her second Q. If she changes her trading pattern and uses her first Q on a minion and than E>Q onto you than block her E because by time get out of the stun she will be disengaging. You can also block her ultimate.
It's easy to dodge his first and second Q with your Q. Try to save your riposte for his 3rd Q since the 3rd one deals the most damage. If he changed his trade pattern and doesn't use his 3rd Q than just riposte his 2nd Q do a fast trade while he's stunned and disengage aftewards until he uses his 3rd Q or it expires. After that you can reengage on him.
A good Ornn can and will be annoying but you can beat him. Don't go for long trades pre level 5 and just do short trades. You can riposte his W auto attack or his E when his goes for the stun. After 6 always save the riposte for his ult if you fully engage on him and expect him to use his ult. Be careful because he's really good at setting up ganks with his ultimate if you don't have riposte.
Can be annoying early because his Q has really low CD. You should be able to fight him from lvl 5 onwards. If he pushes the lane at lvl 6 you should absolutely engage on him and the least you would get is a flash. Always try to riposte his E when it's coming back but make sure you are facing him, so that you can stun him. Always use riposte on his E since there isn't any other spell worth riposting.
W is a miracle maker
Great late game
Fun champion to play and you will learn something new every game
Depends on W
It's hard to come back if you fall behind
Hard to become a good Fiora
Conqueror is by far the best rune for Fiora from the precision tree.
Triumph is really good in lane because it helps you turning 2v1s, surviving when the fight is close, and good for split pushing late game, since it helps you to keep pushing if you were fighting previously. It is also good for 2v1s late game. Overheal isn't so good, because the shield is weak early and for late game you already have Bloodthrister and the shield falls off very fast and doesn't have that big of a use.
I take Alacrity because it makes her feel smoother and faster in her combos, but if you plan to go Trinity Force you can switch it for Bloodline, but I think bloodline is overkill since you almost always get a 2nd life steal item and she has build in lifesteal, so a better option is Tenacity. Tenacity is also the best option against teams that have too much CC and where riposte wouldn't be enough.
I take Last Stand since Coup De Grace has been overnerfed and doesn't help that much especially on Fiora, Cut Down is way too hard to make use of and is only good on ADCs probably. Last Stand is also really good for turning 2v1s and it's really easy to make use of the first part of the rune.
For the 2nd tree is usually take Bone Plating and Chrysalis. Bone Plating is really good at negating damage and helps you with the trades, and Chrysalis is really good early with the extra HP that sometimes is the difference between losing or winning the lane.
You can also swap Bone Plating for Revitalize but I still think it's an overkill since Fiora has built in and builds a lot of extra life steal. In hard lanes where you get constantly poked you should definitely swap Chrysalis for Second Wind since it will help you to survive lane until you become strong.
When you take Precision first tree you can swap the second tree for Sorcery and take Nimbus Cloak and Transcendence. Nimbus is really good and with that extra move speed it will be much easier to proc the 4 vitals of your ultimate. Transcendence helps Fiora hit that sweet 30% CDR that feels really good on her and helps her a lot. With 30% CDR Q feels like it doesn't have CD and it's really good for escaping and helps for chasing.
If they have a lot of AP i take Merc's, because you will get that 10% CDR from the Spirit Visage which i take as 3rd item. After that a good item is Maw.
If they are full AD i take Ninja Tabi's and build Guardian Angel 3rd item and Bloodthirster as 4th item or Death's Dance if you need the extra 10% CDR after that.
CDR is so important on Fiora and 30% CDR is almost a must. You can also get 40% CDR but there isn't a lot of difference between 30 and 40 percent on Fiora and I think that 30% is enough. Once you get 30% CDR you get to use Q so often and you are a lot more slippery and sticky. You also have more AA resets with your low CD on E. Also the CDR is sweet for your W.
General Combo: Proc vital with Q/Auto Attack/AA reset with E/Proc another vital
Also it's very important to properly use W because in some matchups like against Jax or Riven that one skill wins you trades and it's the difference between dying and surviving. At level 6 you can kill most enemies once you get them to 50% of their HP.
After level 6 you will have your Tiamat which also serves as an AA reset, and you can proc vitals even faster. When you are against champions like Garen and Trundle it is very important to know when to pressure and go in and when to back up.
This is the most important rule about team fighting with Fiora. If the enemy ADC isn't next to you DON'T CHASE THEM TO ULT THEM. This is a very common mistake that the players new to Fiora make. You focus the target closest to your team and that dives your team (usually the enemy team jungler or top laner), or the enemy with lowest HP. With your true damage you melt tanks and if you proc 3-4 vitals your team will be healed fully (more than Soraka heal) and that can be game changing. I only use ult on the enemy adcs if they are next to me, pretty much out of position and if I am sure that I will kill them, because if you chase them and they survive you can lose the teamfight.
If you decide to splitpush make sure that everything is warded and if you have 3 items they must send at least 2 people to shut you down because Fiora wins almost every 1v1 late game. If you splitpush you can use your Ultimate for the additional move speed and get away, or if one of the enemies is low you can turn on them and if you kill the one fast you will win the 2v1 and get a double kill.
I like to teamfight more than splitpushing because a good ult heals more than Soraka and will surely win you the fight.