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Qiyana Rundown

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Qiyana draws power from her environment to set up royal plays. As a highly mobile AD burst assassin, she rules the map and commands her team to glorious victory. Dig into her abilities, read up on how to play the Empress of the Elements, and check out all her other reveal content. Qiyana will be available in Patch 9.13.




Passive: Royal Privilege
The first attack or ability against an enemy champ deals bonus damage. This cooldown resets when she draws a new element.

Q: Edge of Ixtal
Qiyana slashes the area in front of her dealing damage. If her weapon is using an element, her weapon hurls forward as a projectile and explodes.

River - Roots opponents on hit.
Wall - Deals bonus damage to units with low health.
Brush - Leaves a stealth trail that gives movement speed.

W: Terrashape
Targeting an element, Qiyana dashes forward to gather its power. While enchanted, she gains movement speed near the element, attack speed, and bonus damage.

E: Audacity
Qiyana dashes a fixed distance towards a target, dealing damage to them.

R: Supreme Display of Talent
Qiyana creates a shockwave, knocking back enemies. Any River, Brush, or Wall hit by the shockwave then explodes dealing damage and briefly stunning enemies.


Playing Qiyana

Qiyana players have all the tools they need to improvise, adapt, and overcome almost any situation in their quest to hunt down squishies and snowball their team to victory.

Understanding how to position to take advantage of the terrain with W - Terrashape, is key. Qiyana gets damage, attack speed, and damage buffs while she's near her chosen element (River/Wall/Brush), and Q - Edge of Ixtal gains enhanced properties, letting her root enemies, do more damage to low health opponents, or stealth. Terrashape also allows her to perform a short dash and resets Edge of Ixtal's cooldown. Using her Q, W, Q combo can lead to some really awesome outplay opportunities, not to mention hefty extra damage from her passive, Royal Privilege.

Looking for fights in the river and jungle means Qiyana will have access to her entire range of abilities as opposed to when she's going toe-to-toe with a champ mid lane, and her R - Supreme Display of Talent, becomes much scarier once your opponent's back is up against a wall. Because explosions.

Qiyana delights in picking off immobile mages like Vel'Koz, Brand, and Xerath, using her superior movement options to dodge their skillshots and go in for the kill. However, she's not the best at dueling fighters or tanks who can survive her initial burst, and it's even worse if they can shut down her mobility or punish her for trying to take a new element. Poppy makes it really hard for Qiyana to move where she wants and loves when the princess Terrashapes towards walls.

Having access to multiple dashes and increased movement speed around river, walls, and brush, means Qiyana should be looking to roam and pick up early kills. The extra gold and resulting damage items mean she'll be able to take control of the map and turn any potential skirmish into a bloodbath.


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A high mobility AD assassin with hard CC. Seems kinda OP. Im curious to see the exact numbers and stats.
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Pretty sure that he gets nerfed down like Akali now..
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Runeterra, the bizarro world where :
- A cougar that claws you deals AP damage
- A girl that throws elemental spells at you is an AD assassin.
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would she be best suited for the jungle? you would always have access to most of the elements.
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Seems like it would work fine, but it'll depend on how good her clear is. I'm guessing she'll be a mid laner but we'll see.
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Looks like she'll be very strong in the jungle actually. She has permanent on-hit damage and bonus attack speed at level 1 with her W, which means she'll get a really fast clear. Her passive works on monsters, and her Q gives her AOE damage. Also yes, in a 1v1 situation with the enemy jungler she'll have access to at least 2 elements (actually 3 at the crab).
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Tried her in the jungle in a custom game. She mainly lacks some early sustain. Her damage is okay, but her passive (only vs champions) and the passive effect on her W (bonusses are gone when casting Q again) are useless in the jungle. Her ganks are okay, especially post lvl 6, but mid will probably be her main role. Another thing to note is that her wall element is much more useful than the others. Brush is really situational while river is nice but unable to get in many cases. I would like to see her W give her attack speed for x seconds or x attacks instead of while holding an element. She is burst-oriented so no need to ever hold an element long enough for it to matter.
She is fun though.
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Her passive does work on monsters, even the small ones. And the on-hit damage from her W helps her clear quite a lot. You need to immediately follow up with W whenever you cast Q this way you won't lose the passive.
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A high mobility AD assassin with hard CC. Seems kinda OP. Im curious to see the exact numbers and stats.


They've reworked a quite strong Mordekaiser into a most broken champion. You're saying that a jungler, which can only hunt squishies, that has no ability to create a dimension is OP?

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