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League of Legends Build Guide Author WilliFrosch

Orianna The lonly Girl with the Ball

WilliFrosch Last updated on August 3, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 9

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 21

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Aloha brave League Of Legends player. This Guide is aimed at new Player who want to play this Champ and at People who play Orianna a while an search for some tips & tricks. This is my first Guide and i hope you will like it. In this Guide you will learn how to play Orianna as Ap-Carry with a bit support xD. Have fun with reading & with this wonderfull Champion.

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There once was a Piltovian man named Corin Reveck who had a daughter named Orianna, whom he loved more than anything else in the world. Though Orianna had incredible talent for dancing, she was deeply fascinated by the champions of the League of Legends. This fascination compelled her to begin training to become such a champion. It is unfortunate that her sheltered, wide-eyed naivete led her to take unnecessary and dangerous chances which ultimately led to her tragic demise. Orianna's death shattered Corin, driving him into deep depression and an obsession with techmaturgy. He could not stand the void his daughter's death left in his life, so he decided to build a replacement - one that would complete Orianna's dream of joining the League. What was created is the clockwork killing machine that Corin named after his daughter. Knowing that she was destined to be a champion and seeing the way the times were changing, he created The Ball as her pet and protector. This nearly symbiotic creation uses a different type of techmaturgy, relying more heavily on electricity than clockwork.

Orianna and The Ball now fight as Champions in the League of Legends, using her sometimes misguided morality as a compass. She tries in earnest to fit in with those around her. However, no matter how hard she tries, Orianna can never be human and there is always something unnerving and alien about her. Though she attempts social interaction with other champions in the League of Legends, there are few who can get past her exotic nature. To many, it's as if there's nothing inside, that Orianna is just a soulless clockwork shell - a dangerous and deadly one at that. However, all along she remains the perfect daughter in her father's eyes.

''Dance with me, my pet. Dance with me into oblivion.''

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+ good solo mid Champion
+ very good harasser
+ very usefull Champion in Teamfights
+ amazing AoE burst-damage
+ good Shield
+ nice range from skills
+ good scouter, thanks to the ball


- Squishy at early Game
- mana intensive early game
- control over the ball might be hard for beginners

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This Rune Build is designed for tons of Damage the whole Game and a bit survival.


are the Reason for you high Damage. If your Enemy have no Magic-resist runes. you have since the game beginns 19% Magicpenetration which deals alot of Dmg.

Greater Seal of Vitality helps you to be not so squishy and give you some Hp more. This few of Hp saved often my life.

As alternative you can take Mana-reg runes instead of Seal of Vitality
or Cd- runes instead of Greater Glyph of Insight if you think you will spamm you skills more ( but remember you miss some Dmg)

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Skill Sequence

First you need to skill your Q spell cause with this skill you can Throw your Ball everywhere you want and it do a good Dmg for the begin.
I start to Max. cause this is your main Dmg skill with a good boost/slow effect.
With Lvl 5 you have the Choice if you put 1 Point into Dissonance or 1 Point into . If you get much Dmg from the Enemy take the Point into Portect to reduce the Dmg on you and your Teammates. If you Dominate the Lane take the Point into Dissonance.
Remember if you get much Dmg do better 1 Point into Protect instead of Dissonance.
You dont need to put Points into cause the Dmg is not so much better and the Points into & are more important then

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Offensive Tree

This 9 Points will boost your Damage a bit more and help you to dominate your lane.

Ultity Tree

The 21 Points in this Tree allow you a good mana - and life reg,and it reduce the Cooldown of your Skills. As alternate you can skill "Blink of an Eye" instead of "Quickness". And for "Good Hands" you can skill "Haste" but it depends on your Gameplay. if you are playing with "Ghost" instead "Flash" its **** to skill "Blink of an Eye"

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Summoner Spells


Is a very nice Skill. You can escape Traps or chase the Enemys for a Kill. In Teamfights its one of the best skills cause if the Enemys are focuse you, you can flash away and attack again or Support you teammates. In combination with ignite you have most of the time a early First blood.

I love this Spell, it reduce the Enemys heal do a good Dmg and if you dont do enough Dmg to kill the Champion this is you ticket for a safe kill. In combination with Flash this is often a safe kill for me with lvl 4-5. You can chase your enemy and finish it with ignite and it works very well.


Good alternative for Flash you cant escape so good like with Flash but you have a great Speedbosst which will safe you often or a good spell to chase the Enemy for a kill.

good choice if you have massive mana problems ( only at the early-game) But i think not a good Choice

Can help you to escape an gank or to kill the Jungler in the jungle for chasing the Enemy or something like that. I think its not very usefull to take this Spells cause mostly it doesnt help much and you can buy wards instead of this spell.

Exhauste Good Spell to slow the Champion and to chase him.

The rest of the Summoner Spells are not good for Orianna.

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Item purchase order

At first you can start with . This Item allowed you a good mana reg and some Abillity Power. As alternative you can begin with Sapphire and 1 Hp-pot and 1 Mp-Pot. If you begin with Sapphire Crystal you can buy faster Rod of Ages. But remember with Sapphire Crystal you dont have the Abillity power and the mana reg like
After you farm a bit buy boost or if you good buy this is a perfect combination with your Magicpenetration from your Runes and you do tons of Dmg at this moment.
Try to buy Rod of Ages very fast. So you need a good farm. The next item is which gives you alot Mana, Mana-reg, and Ap.
Your next item should be . Its an amazing Item and the perfect supplement to your purchased Items. Your last Items should be or Void staff if your Enemyteam is really tanky and Guardians Angel if the Enemys are focusing you very hard

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Item explanation

Now to the Explanation why you buy this Items.
Sorcerer┬┤s Shoes This Items is a perfect Suppelemnt with your Runes. At this moment you do so much Dmg that the Enemychamp only think OMG. Even a Tank cant stay long under your attacks.

This Items gives you alot of Hp, Mp and Ap. I play everytime with this Item cause the passive-effect is really good and help you to stay longer on your lane. With this Items you are not more so squishy like before and you do a bit more Dmg

Again a great Item for Orianna. With this Item you will never have again Mana problems. You have a very very good Mana-reg. A ton of Mana some Ap and the passive is godlike with you 2,8k Mana

The Next Item is only amazing i love this Item. So much Ap on 1 Item and the passiv so nice. Need i to explain it why we buy this Item ? i dont think so xD

Your last Item should be or The last Item depends really on the Enemyteam. Are they focusing you really hard you die most of the times ? then buy Guardians Angel. If the Champions are really Tanky ? buy Voidstaff and they are no problem for you.

Why Guardian Angel ? its simple on this Item there is some Magicresistance and Armor. Also the passive is nice if you die in Teamfights you will come back and rush them all.

Why VoidStaff ? also simple The tanks have to much Armor you dont do much Dmg so buy Anti-Armor items like this. Btw there are 70 Ap !

Alternative you can buy Zhonyas┬┤s Hourglass there is also a great passive much much Ap and Armor.

A alternative for Guardian Angel can be . This Item can be very usefull if your Enemy Team have Champions like Karthus,Veigar etc.

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Tips and Tricks for your Skills

K now we come to the Point what distinguishes a good Orianna from a bad Orianna.

The Base of Skills is the liddle Arrow over Oriannas head. There are 3 Colors who show you the distance to your Ball.
Green means that the ball is near to you
Yellow means you are some Steps away from the Ball
Red means that you take few Steps the Ball will telepor back to you

We begin with the Q Spell. Its important to know what is the range of this Spell and how you use efficient your spell.
You see set the Circle of your Q Spell on the Edge of the radius. Maybe its hard to do it fast but if you train that this would be not a problem for you. Important is that you dont throw the ball out of the radius because if you do that your charackter needs to go some way to use your skill. This small Steps can bring the Enemy to run away.

Also remember do not such **** like the following Screen.

If you do it like this ****, the Champion is away before the ball is on the right position. cause it takes to long until the ball is at the Target

Now we come to the W Spell.
Always remember if you use your W Spell and your Teammates run through the dissonance Area that they get a boost. If Enemy Champions run through the Area they will be slowed and take a liddle liddle Dmg over Time.

In the following Screen you see that the ball is in the middle of the lane. Sometimes you have such situations where you are chasing or your Teammate and you will safe you/him. Set the Ball in the middle of the lane and activate to boost or to slow your mate/enemys

If you want to safe your Teammate use on him and after that use to boost him. In Teamfights always protect the carrys with your shield and use dissonance to help them.

perfect would be if you take the ball into the Enenmys and activate and after that to slow them. at this time you team has enough time to destroy the supporter and the carrys.

and use Protect as often as you can because the Shield of Orianna is really good.

Important is that you keep the ball near to you or your Teammates since the ball needs to long to help.

If you dont hit with your ball try to attack the Enemy if he run to you or if you run away attack with your ball. The Target is thinking mh he run away i can catch him but wrong then you are coming with you skills and BAM First Blood.

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How to play Orianna Laning-Phase


k we start with our Dorans Ring and take the Mid for us. The first lvl you need to play defensive cause only with your skill lvl 2 you do really good dmg. Try to Last Hit the Minions everytime you can. Our Build is really expensive and you nead every single minion. Dont waste for minions unless there are 3-4 minions you can kill with it. At the beginning you dont have much mana so dont waste it. Try everytime you can to catch the enemy with and after that really fast to slow him. If the mid Champion only have 20-30% life use again and use after that use ignite and if he run away use your flash. in 80% there is a kill for you. If you are lvl 6 try to catch him with , and ignite if he dont have more then 50% of his life. Also be sure to scout with your ball for Ganks.

Mid Game

K in the Mid Game we have our shoes and maybe catalist the portector and blazing wand
Try to farm much minions as you can. and try to gank if you can. In Teamfgihts use to Champs who dont have much life or will be attack. Let your Tank do the first step. After the Enemys are coming try to put all enemys on 1 posiotion and use then and protect your Teammates until you can again use . If your Team is dieing try to safe them with protect and dissonance. Also get everytime you can the Blue buff so you have no mana problems and your cd is reduce


kk most of your Build is now complete if you are good feeded. if not try to kill more minions and kill the mobs in the jungle if you have time. Even if you are not feeded you do alot of ****ing **** Dmg but try to play in the background so they dont focus you.If you have your Guardians Angel you can play really aggressive and dont need to run away. Important is that you dont loose the overview. you are the heart of the group its your decision who life and who not. 1 Fail protect and your carry are down. If the boost is missing maybe they are down. So play with this build as Ap-Carry BUT you are also a Supporter and btw a really good Support with this amazing shield.

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Yeah this was my long Guide but i hope you like it and it help you a bit. Maybe i will update this Guide in the next days with some more screens. Pls test this build before you told me this is **** or something like that. Also remember this is my first Guide and tips will help me very much. For grammatik mistakes or something like that Pm me and i will fix it
Thx for reading and have fun with this wonderfull champ