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Qiyana Build Guide by Johnny Fast

Middle S12 Qiyana Guide (MID/JG/TOP) - Challenger ✅

Middle S12 Qiyana Guide (MID/JG/TOP) - Challenger ✅

Updated on December 3, 2021
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Runes: MID

1 2 3
Domination
Electrocute
Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection
Relentless Hunter

Precision
Presence of Mind
Coup de Grace
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist

Spells:

1 2 3
MID
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

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Challenger Proof


Qiyana has one of the highest skill ceiling in the entire game.

She is full of mechanics, you can create space and outplay people like no other champion.

If you are a mechanical player, this champion is for YOU.

There's a lot of miss-conceptions about Qiyana.
You shouldn't follow the crowd, take what feels best for you.



For example, a lot of people takes + in the runes, but it's definitely not the best.

Try Precision + instead, it's a lot better.

: This is the worst mythic in the entire game, it's so bad I rather go .

: A lot of people think this rune is good on Qiyana when it's really not. Please don't take it.

: This item is still the best mythic for Qiyana mid, and it's not even close.

: This is the second best Mythic on Qiyana, and I recommend it if you are Silver and below.

: This item is not that good because it needs to be stacked to be effective and you want your teamates to benefit from the reduce armor so you want to build it only if you're team is 4AD+ because they will all deal more damage.

Grudge is just a better item for armor pen.

This item is ONLY better than Grudge if they have 3 champions stacking HP.

This item is garbage because you delay your build by 400 gold for no reason. If you play properly, you can't run out of mana - especially with
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 (E): Qiyana sends out a shockwave that detonates whatever elements she hits with it, stunning and damaging nearby enemies.

is the best rune on Qiyana.

is terrible, don't even take it.

= It procs on every and so it's one of the best rune for . Never take something else.

= 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 MID. But is better JUNGLE. Still test both and see which one you like better.

= 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 because it's so much better. I believe that is overated and shouldn't be taken in 95% of the games. The only matchup where I take it is , , .
Duskblade vs Prowler's Claw vs Eclipse

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Prowler's Claw
Prowler's Claw is 100% better than Duskblade because you can open a lot more doors to outplay enemies. It also does a lot more damage than Duskblade, it's not even close. If you don't like Prowler's and you want to build like an Assassin, go for Eclipse, it's a lot better than Duskblade.
Duskblade
Duskblade is so bad on Qiyana, you should never be built. Grab Eclipse instead of Duskblade of Draktharr if you don't like Prowler's Claw. Eclipse is b better than Duskblade is you are low elo because it's easier to use and it's more effective overall.
Ingenious vs Relentless
Ingenious
+ Reduces Prowlers & Youmuus
+ Better Laning Phase
+ More 1v1 Outplay Potential
Relentless
+ Roam around the map faster
+ Easier to chase
+ Enemies don't except your fast arrival
Qiyana Combos
Qiyana is a champion with so many different combos that it is hard to think of them all at the top of my head. Here are some of the combos that i tend to use basically every game.

QWEQ Use this combo when attacking from out of vision. It can also be used when the enemy is to far away for your E.

Q(Prowlers)WEQ W can be cast before prowlers aswell. My favorite combo simply because it looks cool. I use this combo alot to towerdive, starting with ice Q.

ERQWQ This is your basic lvl 6 all in combo. If your target has a dash/flash i recommend to use EQRWQ instead, as your ice Q is a root and prevents your target from flashing away.

ER(Prowlers)QWQ Max dmg combo.

EQWQ trough minion If your enemy plays correctly you will never be able to reach them with your E. Use your e on a minion as a gapcloser instead.

E(Flash)R Use this to strike your enemy by surprise. Important to press E before you flash as it makes a faster and smoother combo
E(Flash)R(Prowlers)QWQ Full dmg combo with flash.
Matchups
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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