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League of Legends Build Guide Author SlangforGenitals

Quinn, the Top-lane Bird Master

SlangforGenitals Last updated on May 3, 2013
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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.



Offense: 15

Honor Guard

Defense: 14


Utility: 1

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Quinn is an all around good carry and an even better bruiser, if you are looking for an ADC guide, this isn't it. Yes you can run this build bot lane, if you can do so effectively then do it. Quinn is built to kite and chase, Emphasis on chase. If Quinns was a guy, her name would be Chase. As long as you play smart, and try to burst carries while soaking up damage, then you will be fine in lane.

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The lane and you

First of all, Farming is your thing. You are still and ADC so you need farm to deal damage in any notable amount. Rushing an avarice blade helps you immensely. First of all, your hardest lane opponents are people like Pantheon, Talon, or other Assassins and ADC's going top. Flash and Ignite because, well, flash to jump away for kiting purposes or flashing forward to secure kills. Ignite for Securing kills and facing Volibears top. Other possible spells include Ghost instead of flash, or Teleport instead of flash.

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Runes and masteries

15/14/1 Masteries for tank and plenty of damage. Flat armor seals, with flat AD Quints, Glyphs and Marks make for a heavy damage early game that is necessary to win the fight with bruisers top.

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The playstyle

Because Quinn is an ADC, Kiting is still her main goal. You always want to be out of your enemies range in top lane. The only time you want to be in their range is when you are fighting with other carries, Then you anti-kite. You all in them and kill them before they kill you. Against tops like pantheon or Malphite remember to keep their shields down. If you are going to go for a kill always wait for harrier to mark them, Hit them once, then go in for the kill with an E to mark them again and just chase them do death. If the laner tries to fight, then let them chase you around while you auto-attack now and then. An E once an awhile will keep them from catching up. The key idea is to deny them farm and to farm as much as possible yourself. With the interrupt on her E in the latest patch, Running is very easy by quickly E'ing the target and stopping them in their tracks.

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Enemy laners that are hard to deal with

Reason 1: Cleavers, with that slow he can keep you from kiting him and stay in your face, as well as poke you down before the fight.
Reason 2: Sadism, His ultimate again counters you trying to kite, and lets him freely run from you when he needs to.
Counter 1: Ignite during ult.
Counter 2: Early BotRK will allow you drop him and keep him away or chase him down with its active.
Reason 1: Aegis, with his passive it is extremely hard to keep passively poking him with AA, because he will block it though it won't waste harrier.
Reason 2: Spears and the shield bash, With this constant poke and the threat of a shield bash into a Heart-seeker strike, he can easily burst a lot of health off.
Counter 1: Keep AAing him when his passive is up to lock it down.
Counter 2: Same as counter 1 Keep him low enough that taking that initiative to iniate would allow you to kill him.
Reason 1: Yorick
Counter 1: Passive farming, as long as you try to keep at a distance you will be fine, if he plays stupid take the opportunity, but do be watchful of ganks and his ult.
Reason 1: Void spike, with this poke and sustain combo he can keep you lower than you ought to be.
Reason 2: All inning as an assassin, he can and will burst you very soon Post-6.
Counter 1: Rush your Vamp scepter early and sustain as well as you can.
Counter 2: Get an early ruby crystal for tank and get your phage before your frozen mallet.
Reason 1: Stuns, stuns, and more stuns
Counter 2: Be as dodge happy as possible, stay behind minions to escape his Q poke. Remember the little cocaine ball will do his best to beat you down first. If he all ins and you know you can take him from the health, do it.

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Pros / Cons

1: Extremely versatile, bursts and tanks carries as well as out does other bruisers
2: Good at pushing, depending on what you build first, you can gank for different laners. if you have a laner with good CC but lacking damage and you can build your damage first. You should. It will allow you to gank the enemy, Vice Versa.