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Orianna Build Guide by LadyOfClockwork

Middle gold

The Lady Of Clockwork: We are as One [In Depth]

By LadyOfClockwork | Updated on January 10, 2018
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Antow (1) | February 24, 2018 2:15pm
Such a complete guide. Thanks a lot! Ori seems like a great pick for teamfights so I really appreciate the time you took to describe one by one all the info we need to know about her, including the matchups! So again, thanks a lot! I found this guide incredible helpful.
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MangoInfinity (1) | February 3, 2018 11:25am
why get another dorans ring instead of something like a dark seal?
stacking rings isn't that great anymore
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Jadeflame1016 | January 29, 2018 10:37am
This guide is AMAZING! I just recently got back into LoL and Ori and this guide was very helpful! Many thanks to you and your hard work on this beautiful (aesthetically and content-wise) guide.
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DarkCrusnik (2) | January 10, 2018 10:47am
Thank for you this guide
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LadyOfClockwork (14) | January 10, 2018 1:55pm
Np, Glad you like it (^_^)/
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Foxy Riven (129) | January 1, 2018 3:43pm
You have my upvote, epic guide :)
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LadyOfClockwork (14) | January 10, 2018 1:54pm
Thankyou Foxy (^_^)/
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Dzopilant (54) | December 26, 2017 3:57am
Among all guides i've seen, you are the most gorgeous with an incredible artwork, harmonious layout and an amazing details in everything (up to gradient rainbow colors for difficulty ...)
Definitely deserve +1 (or even +100) and more.
Respects.
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LadyOfClockwork (14) | December 28, 2017 11:57am
Thankyou for your kind words! I really appreciate it! (^_^)/
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Mozume (5) | December 8, 2017 7:00am
This is easily one of the most insightful and gorgeous guides I've ever seen. I'm just starting to get into midlane, and this information is hugely useful. What do you feel about Scorch over Gathering Storm? And also Zombie Ward?

(sorry for the barrage of questions xD)
How do you get your text to be ombre? Like your precision and domination headers. It's so pretty!
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LadyOfClockwork (14) | December 8, 2017 9:44am
Hi Mozume, thank you! I'm glad you find the information in this guide useful ^^

I think Scorch over Gathering Storm is situational and best during the laning phase in a lane where you can be aggressive. But you should also take a look at the bigger picture :3

For example: if your team composition is more based around late game then you can almost guess that that's where your game might be heading and you'd possibly lose out on a lot of ability power. Then Gathering Storm would've been the best choice.

The Zombie Ward is fine actually. You'll be able to have an extended time of vision around your lane (I don't know if this is the correct usage of words but you'll get what I mean xD). This can be helpful when playing aggressively + it allows you to have more vision as well since it doesn't count the limit ^^

Don't worry about questions ^^

The ombre text is basically just each separate letter having another color transitioning from one to another. You could do it by yourself, but you could also use a BBcode colorizer(which is the most recommendable XD). I am glad you like it and I hope my comment was useful as well^^

(^_^)/
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Mozume (5) | December 13, 2017 2:09pm
Oops I meant to reply earlier but finals (-_-;*)

Thank you for the detailed response! I really should. I liked Gathering Storm a lot in the beginning because I tend to favor late game picks, but then I got won over by the early pressure of Scorch. Now that exams are over I guess it's time for some play-testing.

Wow, this is cool. Thank you! (*^^*)
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Ahri Enthusiast | December 8, 2017 5:26am
Shouldn't recommend Ignite - Orianna is a control mage, doesn't need to use it to force kill potential anyway and it's much better to use a defensive summoner like Heal to absorb ganks (it's better than Ghost because the movespeed buff is instant, but Barrier and Exhaust can be used, too).

The builds are kinda weird. You shouldn't be going Deathcap second, it's too expensive unless you're really far ahead and it's usually bought late. You always rush Morello, after which you can go Liandry > Void (standard), Liandry > Luden (best build vs tanks), Luden > Void (best build vs squishy teams or when ahead) or Banshee/Zhonya (if having trouble against a specific matchup).
Grail, RoA, GLP and Rylai are bad, don't include them in your build.

As for the skill order, you need all 3 skills by level 3. Can either go E>Q>W, Q>W>E or Q>E>W. Don't delay W like that because it's a big power spike, especially if you skill it at level 2.

You kinda overrate some matchups as well. Ahri, Syndra, Morgana aren't necessarily hard, it all depends. It's actually hard to lose lane on Orianna in any matchup if you play her properly given how safe she is while being so oppressive at the same time, she has no direct counters.
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LadyOfClockwork (14) | December 8, 2017 10:18am
Hii! Thank you for your criticism I respect your thoughts, however, I kind of feel the need to defense my guide when reading your comment. I mean I don't mean anything bad with this. I just think that you misinterpreted the purpose of this guide.

First thing is that I don't recommend ignite anywhere in my guide. However I do state, that most things like summonerspells and items and such, are situational. Therefor I give options so that players know what they can take for each situation and choose what works for them.

Second thing is that nowhere have I written that you should go Deathcap second. Also I even highly recommend building for the situation you're in rather than buying items just because they are good. I do agree with buying it later. However, about the other items, I can't argue that there are better Items for Orianna and therefor these are only situational. This doesn't mean they are bad Items.

The skill order can be argued about, but this is my personal preference.

While the match ups might be overrated for someone that is kind of more familiar with these. When looking from a point of view where someone has almost no to zero experience with these, the match ups will be automatically harder.
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Ahri Enthusiast | December 8, 2017 10:37am
Yeah, I get that, I'm writing this based on what I see you have on the cheat sheet, which is what 90% of the people reading your guide are going to refer to. While you don't state that Deathcap is your 2nd purchase, it is highly implied that you're building it second because it's listed that way in the cheat sheet/guide itself.

In addition, Ignite is featured in your cheat sheet, but it's also highlighted in the guide itself, just like Flash is. Again, that implies you favor it over other options. While it might not be your intention, this is what the average reader is going to get from it. Keep in mind that the cheat sheet is the most important part of any guide - the only part the majority of your reader are going to refer to, so you should use it to display the optimal choices. It should always reflect what you're going to do in a standard game, and, just to name an example, the only time Deathcap second (no matter how important you think it is) is better than Liandry or Luden is when you're utterly dumpstering the enemy team and about to end the game in 20 minutes or something.

The skill order could be argued if you weren't doing a guide on Orianna. If you want to play her like that, go right ahead, but if your actual intent is to teach others how to properly play her, then you're absolutely in the wrong in many departments.
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PeroDeformero12 (1) | December 7, 2017 12:29pm
Best guide so far. It's so detailed. Even beginner can learn from this. GG WP
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LadyOfClockwork (14) | December 7, 2017 12:51pm
Thankyou Pero! (^_^)/ I tried my best to make sure everyone can learn from this ^^
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Rafatinoni | November 26, 2017 2:22pm
This is the best guide I've ever seen, it's very informative and looks amazingly well, great job!
Just one question though: What's your favorite Orianna skin?
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LadyOfClockwork (14) | November 26, 2017 3:17pm
Thankyou for your kind words (^_^)/ My favorite Ori skin of this moment is Darkstar, but I adore Winter Wonder and I love Bladecraft ^^
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killeryantje567 | November 25, 2017 5:57am
Isn't elektrocute a good alternative as keystone for orianna, now aery got nerfed?
50-200 damage instead of 15-50 damage. The cooldown of elektrocute is much higher but still...
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LadyOfClockwork (14) | November 25, 2017 11:29am
Hmm Yes and no. It's definitely a good alternative for Orianna but I just think the domination tree offers her less than the Sorcerer tree. One of the reasons I like Aery so much on Orianna is because she also shields allies. If you have a more aggressive playstyle then you could, ofc, take elektrocute.

Anyway I'm working on including some more alternative runepages. (^_^)/
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TouchMeOniichan | October 17, 2017 3:36pm
I got an A+ the first time I played her due to this build!
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