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Destroy the Rift with Preseason 8 AP Miss Fortune!

Superior current Last updated on November 20, 2017
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Classical Mage Fortune

Miss Fortune Build

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Arcane Comet
Arcane Comet
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Absolute Focus
Absolute Focus
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
Bonus:

+15 Attack Damage or +25 Ability Power (Adaptive)

Ability Sequence

3
8
10
12
13
Ability Key Q
1
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
2
4
5
7
9
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R


Threats to Miss Fortune with this build

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Heimerdinger You s**t on him. Destroy his turrets with E and Q and use them also to target Heimerdinger with Double up.
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Introduction

Special thanks to jokersprank for the editing!



Wait, ... AP Miss Fortune ???

Have you ever wished for a champion who can poke people down from a safe range, dominate both laning phase and in team fights? Than you should try AP Miss Fortune in the mid lane! With her already quite decent AP ratios and arguably one of the best synergies an ability kit can have with runes and items, Mage Fortune is one of the most fun but yet still working builds!

With the Preseason 8 changes in paricular AP Miss Fortune has come out stronger than before and you can easily dominate the Rift with her!




Who am I ?

I am Superior Current and I play on the EUW server (former name is Luxi), I am a long time League of Legends player. I really love playing Miss Fortune and have created this guide to share my knowledge and fun to all of you! I always try to keep it this guide up to date!



List of Preseason changes directly affecting Mage Fortune




Original picture


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Pros / Cons


+ Strong poke.
+ High ability ranges.
+ Excellent team fighter.
+ Hard to counter because she deals both physical and magic damage.
+ Constant mobility with Strut.
+ Most people don't know how to play against it.
+ Very fun to play!

- Squishy.
- No hard CC.
- Mana hungry, especially early.
- It takes a single minion attack to lose Strut
- No gapclosers.
- Building penetration can be awkward.
- People may consider it a troll pick .


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Abilities overview

Love tap

Your auto attacks deal additional 50-100% damage when you attack a new target(half damage vs. minions). Although it scales only with AD, Mage Fortune benefits from it a lot. Last hitting is fairly easy and you can use it to harass enemies(it is also applied on Double Up).




Double up

This is MF's signature ability - a target spell with a short cooldown. Usually you will finish your opponents with it. It even has an AP ratio - 35% And if you kill a target with the first shot the second one deals 200% damage, which means it can scale up to 70% of AP!
Additional information


At level 1-3 you will have Double Up. Together with Make it Rain, this is one of your main harass tools.
IMPORTANT TIP: Always try to to make the bouncing hit crit by killing a minion.


Here's a clip which represents a good Double Up. The best option is to hit a caster minion while the enemy is behind it. It takes time to practice it, but you will see how much lower the enemies will get if you master the bouncing bullet.

Of course, you won't always have the opportunity to successfully do it. Very often some damage is better than no damage.



Strut

The passive is pretty nice. It allows you to dodge skill shots, come back quickly from base, you are able to roam and can chase or avoid enemies better. It is important to know that you can't lose it while shielded or through damage over time abilities like Ignite.
But it is easy to be hit by a minion and brake the bonus, so don't get focused if possible. However, do not be too afraid to lose the passive if you can kill an enemy.

Strut's active does 2 things - it fully refreshes the passive movespeed(if it's down) and gives Miss Fortune attack speed for 4 seconds. Reapplying Love Tap reduces the active's cooldown. In a nutshell, use Strut for:
  1. Engage/disengage
  2. Last hitting
  3. Pushing
  4. Fighting/ensuring a kill
Strut' active, combined with Love Tap, makes Miss Fortune very good at pushing towers and you should definitely make use of that. AA and Double Up minions a bit and you will always have Strut off cooldown!

SMALL TIP: Whenever respawning after death, activate Strut to immediately gain the full movespeed bonus intead of waiting for 5 seconds. Time is everything!
Don't do it if Manaflow Band is up, you will waste the rune effect !!!



Make it rain
This is the most important ability of AP Miss Fortune.
The strong slow, the AOE magic damage, which has an 80% AP scaling, and it's strong synergy with runes make it a very strong poke tool both in lane and in teamfights.
Also, you can use either for kiting or chasing enemies.
The only downside of the skill is that you need to position it well if you want champions to take the full damage of it.
Additional information


Being her most notorious ability, Make it Rain can make the enemy champion's life a complete nightmare. It can be used in many ways, but you will have to practice placing it to ensure opponents take as much damage as possible.

The best tip I can give you is to try to predict in which direction enemies are going to and thus adjusting the E to cover their path. Not by too much though, because then players will just step aside!

Use terrain and minion block to your advantage! It will be much easier to land a good Make it Rain while the enemy champion's movement is restricted.

Arcane Comet can be activated by all of MF's abilities, but try to do it mostly with Make it Rain because it's not instant.


Whenever possible, don't just land Make it Rain on champions, but try to followup with more damage. Enemies under your E want to get out of there as quckly as possible and they are less likely to hit you back. The safest way to do this is when the enemy is behind minions.

If Double Up can't be aimed you can also approach and directly q and auto attack the enemy.

An important thing you should do is to kite with Make it Rain! This can save lives and buy time for teammates to join in.

Make it Rain grants vision of the affected zone. Use it to check suspicious areas!




Bullet time

The ultimate deals literally tons of damage.
For a duration of 3 seconds, you shoot up to 12/14/16 bullet waves, each of which deals 20% AP + 75% AD physical damage.
The total damage is 240%/280%/320% AP plus 900%/1050%/1200% AD.
As you can guess, a good Bullet Time can turn the tide of a team fight. Try to chain it together with Make it Rain so you can shoot a ridiculous burst amount of damage.
The tricky part is, that the ultimate is a channeled one and can be interrupted by a simple cc.


Make it Rain and Bullet Time is the deadliest combo of a Mage Fortune . If successfully land, it is devastating to the enemies.
However, keep the following in mind:
  1. Enemies may use escapes like Flash,
  2. You may get interrupted with a cc ability.
  3. If you are too close enemies may kill you before you can unleash full damage.
So make sure that champions have used their escapes or that they are being kept in place from allies.(e.g. Amumu's Curse of the Sad Mummy)
More tips:
  1. While you would usually want to combo Bullet Time with Make it Rain, if E is on cooldown and enemies are under CC it is better to immediately use ult or you will risk to lose the fight,
  2. Using Ignite, Exhaust and Heal during Bullet Time does NOT interupt the channel!
  3. Ult enemies not too close, but not too far so they can't step away!


This is an another example of a good Bullet Time. You can see that Miss Fortune is ulting only after Braum has jumped in to cc the enemies.


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Runes


Based on my experience this particular set benefits MF the most - it heavily increase her damage and she gets some useful utility.




Main path: Sorcery


Arcane Comet
With Make it Rain's slow you should successfully hit it most of the time, it's cooldown is also fairly short and damaging enemies reduces it even further. It solidifies MF's identity as a strong poke mage.

Manaflow Band
This rune will largely fix your mana problems in lane, and eliminates the need of a second Doran's Ring.

Transcendence
Takind the CDR opens up the possibility for buying Sorcerer's Shoes. Absolute Focus is also a viable option, but you will have 0% CDR for the first 20 minutes of the game.

Scorch
An extra burn every 20 seconds, obviously goes well with E .





Secondary path: Domination


Trait: Sorcery+Domination - gives you 25 AP

Cheap Shot
Again, this is basically free damage on Make it Rain.

Eyeball Collection
Mage Fortune in particular benefits from raw stats, which makes this an obvious choice. The other runes sloths from domination aren't really appealing to AP MF with the exception of Ingenious Hunter, but more raw power is generally stronger than a few seconds off Hextech Gunblade's cooldown.





What about other paths?


Sorcery has to always be your main path because it boosts Make it Rain so much. But here is which runes to take if you choose a different secondary path:

Inspiration: Biscuit Delivery and Cosmic Insight
Resolve: Either Mirror Shell, Iron Skin or Conditioning, and Demolish
Precision: Triumph and Coup de Grace


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Items

I can't say there is exactly one way how to build AP Miss Fortune. It really depends on what champions you are playing against, how are your performance and general preference.




Start
Doran's Ring is a solid start for AP Miss Fortune. You get strong mana regeneration, 4 mana refund on a unit kill, starting AP and some health for survivability.

First back
Buy control wards from time to time, it helps your team by a LOT! In case you haven't taken Manaflow Band, get a second Doran's Ring.




Core items

Because of Miss Fortune's hybrid scalings this is the optimal first item to build on her! It gives a standard amount of 80 AP and 40 AD on top of that. Autos will actually matter, Double Up and Bullet Time will be stronger while Make it Rain will be equally strong as with other 80 AP items. The omnivore passive heals from ALL the damage dealt and provides massive sustain over time. And last but not least is the active. Comboed with MF's abilities you will deal tons of damage.

Build order towards Gunblade should be Boots of Speed - Long Sword - Hextech Revolver - Vampiric Scepter - Bilgewater Cutlass. You can take vampiric scepter first if you need sustain.


The magic penetration from these boots allows Make it Rain, Hextech Gunblade and rune effects to hurt really bad. Double Up will fall off anyway by mid-late game so don't worry that it doesn't benefit from magic pen. As for Bullet Time, it deals so much damage that not having armor penetration isn't really a concern.





What to build mid to late game


Nashor's Tooth capitalizes on the fact you have a bit extra AD in your kit. While it gives 20 AP less than Morellonomicon the extra on hit magic damage and attack speed will give you overall more damage in extended fights.


Lich Bane is great for it's point and click burst and much needed CDR. Double Up will now effectively have an 85% AP ratio due to it applying on-hit effects and you will kill turrets way faster.

You can also buy Mortal Reminder, it ensures that Bullet Time doesn't fall off late game.


Due to the slow Make it Rain has one of the best synergies with Liandry's Torment's passive and you will melt people down! With the magic penetration and percentage health damage by now you will deal nearly true damage to squishies! And the extra health is good for survival.


Rabadon's Deathcap simply amplifies AP and you will deal even more damage as you enter deep late game!


You may buy an elixir while farming for a 5-th or a 6-th item. The combat stats from it may be decisive!





Other item options


In some games you will be forced to build a defensive item in order not to get assassinated. Sure, it sucks delaying your damage, but staying alive is much better than starring at a grey screen. In such situations as normally and leave out Rabadon's Deathcap, buy a basic mr/armor item, then build Gunblade and after that finish the defensive item.

For that and further item alternatives, be sure to collapse the spoiler!


Alternative/niche items


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Skill Sequence

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As all ultimates take ranks of Bullet Time at 6, 11 and 16.
You should max Make it Rain first, because it is your main damage and utility ability.
Double Up's base damage doesn't increase much at higher ranks, but it should be maxed second in order to take advantage of it's lower cooldowns when leveled up. Strut is a one point wonder and is left for last.

Start with Strut for safety and easy farm. At level 2 take a point in Make it Rain and at level 3 continue with Double Up (or vice versa). After that max the abilities in the previously said order. You can also take Strut later, at levels 2,3 or 4, but you will be more vulnerable to ganks and skillshots.


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Summoner Spells

Flash is the universal summoner spell in LOL and people use it with all champions in almost all games. Because Miss Fortune doesn't have gapclosers, this spell is mandatory for her.


Ignite mainly provides additional kill pressure, but also has a niche use against healing champions like Dr. Mundo.

Defensive options


Exhaust works best against champions who have to get in low range to kill you(assassins, divers). And it can be used both defensively and offensively.

Heal gives Miss Fortune self peel. If you won't be able to use Exhaust for protection go with Heal, but if the enemy has Ignite, switch it with Barrier.


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Gameplay

Early game

With the exception of a few bad matchups it is optimal be aggressive. Mage Fortune is a very strong lane bully.
However there is an other factor in your playstyle - the enemy jungler. All junglers are a moderate treath, but some can be really hard to deal with, like Zac, Rammus and Hecarim. If they are in the game try not to push the lane. But if the enemy midlaner also pushes then you won't have to worry about unintentionally killing minions while harassing. As long you have Flash up, you can afford a moderately risky playstyle. And you can use Strut to outrun everybody!

Level 1

Minions have spawned!
Start farming. At this point your and the enemy's goal is to hit level 2 by killing 7 minions for the power spike.
While most junglers are just finishing their first clear, watch out for sneaky assassins like Twitch and Shaco!

Level 2

Now you've got your Make it Rain and can start poking.
But watch out! the enemy jungler will probably try to assist their struggling teammate. Ward up likely gankpaths and read the enemy's body language. If they suddenly move in an unusual manner or start channeling towards you, this likely indicates an incoming gank.

Levels 3-5


You have all your skills now. Keep up with your playstyle - farm, poke, try not to overpush if you think you'll be ganked and possibly go for a kill. If needed ask your ally jungler for cooperation - MF's E is a perfect set up for a gank.
A good E-Q combo can take half of the enemies' health bar. And if a low-hp enemy refuses to go back you can kill them with Ignite+ Double Up+autos (you will probably have to Flash), you can also wait for E to come off cooldown, but enemies will probably not expect an immediate engage.

Level 6+

Bullet Time is up! But so does the enemy have their potentially gamechanging ult. If you played well you can score a kill with the E-R combo.

Bullet Time can be also used to quickly clear a wave. You can save a turret or use it to pressure the lane. But don't do it just for farm, you have other spells for that.

Warding

Early game, ward with the Warding Totem the side of the river which you think the enemy jungler is more likely to come from. You may place a ward further in the river if you think you won't have enough time to retreat as you detect an incoming enemy.

After backing purchase a Control Ward and ward one of the sides of the river. Always upgrade your trinket at level 9 to Farsight Alteration because you don't want to facecheck brushes and it can pinpoint a fleeing enemy's location.

Mid game

Fading laning phase

With your first items, you can pontentially burst down enemies. The laning phase should continue as before but be cautiuos about jungler ganks and also roaming enemies from other lanes. If you get caught you will probably get demolished.

Roaming

Strut allows Miss Fortune to wander quickly around the map. Wether you have a kill or not - roaming allows MF to shine as strong team champion. Getting kills from other lanes helps more than egoistic killing sprees in the midlane since it provides an overall team advantage.
A good time to roam is when the opposing midlaner is back or you just cant do anything against them at the moment. As you approach other lanes ping for your allies to initiate. Upon arriving, try to unleash the full potential of your combos. Always be aware about missing enemies and whether somebody has things like Teleport up.

Objectives

And of course objectives. At mid game you should aim for destroying the outer turrets in order to "open up" the enemy jungle.

Secure the drake with your team after a succesful fight or when enemies are away.
The E+R combo is capable of stealing the drake. If you have vision, start ulting when the drake is at 800-1200 health (depends on how many champions are attacking it). While unreliable, in can get you easy kills the very least! Keep an eye on enemy vision and don't do it if you're on low or enemies have long range, you will likely get jumped on!

Blue and red buffs

Take blue buff whenever possible(with the exception of a mana hungry jungler). Red should be left for the ADC but if you get your hands on it remember that it's applied on both hits of Double Up.

Summary for mid game

Once you get Hextech Gunblade you will have BURST! Try to sneak on lonely enemies, preferably with a teammate or more. In 2v2 and 3v3 you're a monster! Simply do E-Gunblade's active-Q-Ignite plus Autos and squishies are gone.

Late game

Now teams almost always group and going alone is extremely dangerous. Overall Miss Fortune's playstyle should be similar as in mid game, but positioning is even more vital.

In teamfights be aggressive, but do not put yourself in a too risky spot. The thing you want to do for a good Bullet Time is to stay behind and wait for your tougher teammates to initiate. If your team can't truly engage, just spam Make it Rain(and possibly Double Up if close enough) and immediately fall back afterwards. It is preferred to save Bullet Time for greater fights, but use it whenever needed for solo kills.


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Tips for ranked

Matchups

Tips against individual champions are displayed up on the cheat sheet! However take them with a grain of salt. Even the enemies you counter the most can outplay you if you underestimate them! Additionally some of the tips might be outdated due to me not facing a certain champion for a long period of time.

Good synergies


The best teammates of Mage are champions with high crowd control abilities in order to make up perfect "wombo-combos" with Bullet Time and Make it Rain as well as high (poke) damage dealers in order to complement your own damage.
Equally important is to have a FRONTLINE, i.e. at least a single fairly tanky champion in your team. This is crucial because Miss Fortune relies on good postiting in order to pull off her combos!

Ban priority and bad matchups


Hard cc, high mobility, and burst are the biggest counters to AP MF. I've highlighted some of the worst offenders. If the enemy has too much of that, you might reconsider picking her.
Mage Fortune also doesn't like tanky teams or carries who build a lot of defense. In such situations focus on teamplay and objectives.

Roles

In draft pick a secondary role different than support and you will get mid most of the time. Support and to an extent Top are also viable positions when playing Mage Fortune.

Ignore people who rage at you because you are "trolling"! You CAN'T get reported for offmeta picks, even in ranked! As long as you give your best and don't play trully unviable things like AP Vayne who has no AP scalings you are safe!

If you are afraid of causing uproar during select, don't announce your pick immediately and just lock in MF, but you should say that you're going AP.


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Statistics


And now an image which speaks for itself! This is a score from a ranked game!


Damage graph from the same game.


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Summary

Special thanks to jokersprank for the editing!

And that's all folks. I really hope you enjoyed the guide and found it useful. Feel free to ask anything in the comments, I will respond within the next 1 or 2 days. By providing feedback you will help improving my content!

I wish you the best of luck with Mage Fortune on the fields of justice!