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Qiyana Build Guide by Johnny Fast

Middle How to Carry with Qiyana [UPDATED]

Middle How to Carry with Qiyana [UPDATED]

Updated on July 10, 2023
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Runes: MID (See Notes)

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Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection
Treasure Hunter

Presence of Mind
Last Stand

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-140 HP (lvls 1-18)


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LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport


Threats & Synergies

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I have 1000+ Qiyana games in CHALLENGER.

I know how to unlock her full potential & I want you to learn from the best.

Let's get it.

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I currently have 3 accounts Challenger and 10+ accounts master +

I suggest watching my YouTube & Twitch to learn more/faster.

Let's get into it.
Qiyana has one of the highest skill ceiling in the entire game.

She is full of mechanics.

You can create space & outplay people like no one else.

If you are a mechanical player, this champion is for YOU.
Royal Privilege (P): Qiyana's first attack or ability against an enemy deals bonus physical damage. This effect cannot occur on the same target more than once every 25 seconds.
Changing element resets that damage.

Edge of Ixtal (Q): Qiyana swings her weapon, dealing damage with a bonus effect based on her element.

Terrashape (W): Qiyana dashes towards an element and enchants her weapon with that element. Her attacks and abilities deal bonus damage while her weapon is enchanted.

Audacity (E): Qiyana dashes to an enemy, damaging them.

Display of Talent (R): Qiyana sends out a shockwave that detonates whatever elements she hits with it, stunning and damaging nearby enemies.

Qiyana Combos
Qiyana has a lot of combos.
Reality is, it depends on the situation, but here's the one you NEED to know.


This is the fastest oneshot combo with Qiyana.


This combo is good ESPECIALLY when you are close range and want a fast one shot.
PRO TIP: You can also dodge certain abilities if you time perfectly your Grass Q.


You don't always want to use your E first because you might want to dodge a spell first.

This is the perfect example:

This combo is one of the best teamfight combo because you can surprise the enemy with a burst of damage and slip through like water.


This is the classic Qiyana Teamfight Combo.
You NEED to learn this combo to be able to 1v5 EVERY SINGLE GAME.


This is a combo that is really niche, but if you can use it at a proper timing, it's deadly.

Using W to flank combo

It's important to learn how to W through walls to surprise the enmies with good flanks.

Brush is what makes Qiyana able to 1v5.

Always use Brush to create space and visualize the play before you make it.

Perfect example:

There's a lot of miss-conceptions about Qiyana.

For example, a lot of people take , but it's only good if you are below Platinium ELo since the enemy laners don't respect your spacing.

I suggest taking if you are diamond and above.

: This is the worst mythic in the entire game. NEVER BUILD THIS ON QIYANA.

: This item is so bad, I can't believe it got nerfed instead of buffed 😂💀

: Used to be really bad, but due to Durability Patch and recent meta, it has been a lot better and more reliable (and better scaling than Electrocute)

: This item is really underated as it's been buffed a lot now.


Best armor penetration item, build it every game.

Item is not the best fit in meta right now, especially after item update.
Electrocute used to be Qiyana's best rune, but because of the current meta, it's not good anymore.

Recommended if you are Diamond and above on Qiyana.

= It procs on every and so it's one of the best rune for .

= Qiyana abilities scale off Bonus AD so this rune is really insane and you should not take anything else.

+ = This is preference. I think is better overall. But some people prefer .
= This rune is better than because you won't run out of mana if you play properly, and you don't need to build Tear.

+ = If you watch my Twitch or YouTube, you know that I suggest taking over every game now, especially since HP nerf early.

NPC rune, if you are hungover and want to play Qiyana, you can go for this.

This rune is really good and helps you scale harder because these boots give more mouvement speed than normal T1 boots.

Cookies Cookies gives 3 AD on Muramana passive, but also helps if you have a hard laning phase.

This rune is needed on Qiyana jungle, but sadly it's not really playable in this current meta.

Really good rune, helps with Summoner's CD.

This rune is needed vs heavy poke like Leblanc, Ryze, Syndra, etc.. Combined with Doran Shield, it lets you get a lot of CS without dying and scaling good into mid/late game.

Makes you more tanky because of the HP and syncronises well with the HP provides.
Youmuus vs Eclipse

Youmuu's Ghostblade
Best Mythic on Qiyana, MS makes combos smoother/faster.

Eclipse is not comparable to Youmuu's Ghostblade. Never build it unless there's 5 tanks on enemy team (which never happens)
Treasure vs Relentless
+ Better Snowball
+ Better Laning Phase
+ Stronger dueling
+ Roam around the map faster
+ Easier to chase
+ Enemies don't except your fast arrival

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Ahri You lose trades if she hits her charm. Use ice to all in

Akali Play around her shroud cooldown, bait it out by engaging with brush and back off. If Akali ever uses E2 on you, stand close to a wall and ult her.

Akshan Akshan E does a stupid amount of damage, use brush q to dodge it. dont let him proc his shield passive.

Anivia You dont have the damage to kill her by yourself early game. If you get her in to egg form its best to back off since you likely will be tanking minions while hitting her.

AnnieEngage after she uses her stun. She can 100-0 you at lvl 6 with ignite so only go on her if you can 1shot her.

Aurelion SolEngage on him when he uses his stun. He will push you in and roam so spamping your teammates.

Azir Play with brush to avoid poke. Nobody plays Azir so im not sure how to win the matchup.

BrandBrand base dmg is stupid high so if he hits everything you are dead. engage if he misses a spell. At lvl 6 he can 100-0 you even if he doesnt hit everything.

Cassiopeia Engage with brush to bait out her W. If she misses her Q you can just run her down if she is overextended. You die if you get stunned by her r.

CorkiCorki can buffer his dash so even if you root him the dash will go through. dont use your whole combo unless you flash on him or if he facechecks you.

Diana Engage if Q/W is on cooldown and she is overextended. Hard matchup so i recommend playing for roams.

Ekko Play with brush to deny him his passive. If you combo fast and start with ice Ekko cant use his R

Fizz Try to bait out his E with brush, you win if he has E on cooldown. If Fizz hits R on you he 1shots you, even if you are under your turret. DONT USE R IF HE HAS E

Galio If Galio uses E on you, just run him down. Make sure you arent being ganked and wait for his Aftershock to wear off

GangplankEngage if he misses his barrel. Dont fight in his R. Ignite before he uses W

GravesDodge his Q2. Trade when he is reloading.

Irelia Dont full combo her if she has W. Play with brush. Dont trade after she has vampscepter, all in if she wastes her W and you have ignite.

Kassadin Trade at lvl 2, proc boneplating before. Kassadin can buffer his R to dodge your R.

Katarina After Katarina uses her E you have a small window to trade since she cant dodge your Q then. Use ice to all in or she can just E out of your ultimate.

Kayle Dont let her proc PTA by using brush. At lvl 6 Kayle has to predict when you will R if you play with brush since she cant use R during your R.

KennenYour text to link here...
You can take a short trade if Kennen has Q on cooldown. After lvl 6 Kennen can 100-0 you if you dont 1shot him before he presses R

Leblanc Start W and auto her if she jumps on you lvl 1 as she will tank the whole wave. Her E reveals you in brush. She can buffer her W so be carefull with how you use your R.

Lissandra Trade if she misses Q. Be carefull of her gank setup. Use ice Q to prevent her from casting E2.

LuxStart W to dodge her spells. Dodge her Q and you win trades. Lux players will move in to river and camps bushes waiting for you to follow so be carefull when you follow her.

Malphite Use W to dodge his comet damage. Malphite has bad waveclear so play for roams.

Malzahar If malzahar autopilot pushes the first waves, freeze it and kill him lvl 3. He is only a threat after lvl 6 if his jungler is nearby or he has ignite.

Orianna Trade with brush at lvl 3, if she disrespects your brush you can all in as long as u dont tank to much minion damage.

Pantheon Use brush Q when he jumps you to deny him free autos. His E is on a long cooldown so look for all ins after he used it.

Rumble Rumble can basically 1shot you at lvl 3 if he is yellow. trade after his overheat runs out.

Ryze All in if he uses phaserush and root, otherwise you get kited.

SeraphineHer shield has a long cooldown so if she uses it you can all in.

SettPlay with brush Q. Dodge his W. You need to limittest in this matchup in order to know what you can and can not do.

Sylas '
If Sylas jumps on you lvl 1 you all in him with W. Dont let him W you for free, if he overextends to W you, ignite him early and run him down.

SyndraSyndras E has a 18 seconds cooldown, Qiyanas E is 12 seconds. Use this time to all in her if she disrespects you.

Talon Go in for short trades if you dodge the W2. Talon wins if he procs his passive

TryndamerePlay with brush. Dont trade if he has full fury.

Twisted Fate Go on him if he uses his W. Make sure you are not tanking to many minions, TF does a surprising amount of damage if he has electrocute+ignite.

VeigarVeigars cage is really annoying, go on him if he wastes it.

Vel'KozVel'Koz E has a long cooldown, you have a 4 second window to kill him after he uses it.

VexYou can never go on her if she has her passive up. Bait out an ability from her if she has it.

Viktor Dont get stuck in his W as you will tank minions and Viktors damage for free. If Viktor goes aery/electrocute he does a lot of damage.

Vladimir Go on him after he uses his empowered Q. you can sit in brush and ER him without him being able to press W if you are fast enough. His W cooldown is long so punish him if he uses it.

XerathGo on him if he misses his E. Poke him with EQWQ through minion.

Yasuo Keep his shield down. His W can block all of your damage so play around this cooldown. Yasuo can never ult you if you use brush as he needs vision of his target to use it.

Yone You need to punish Yones weak early game. go on him if he uses W or E.

Zed You can trade if Zed uses his W. Ult Zed in to a wall if he ults you. Dont ult first or you will lose!

Zoe Dodge her bubble. Ignite late to deny her 2 ignites. Respect her if she has a good W active.
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