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Can Fiora be a viable champ?

Creator: Gruuk Zangalor August 11, 2012 12:52pm
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Hey everyone,

New to LoL (played for 2 and a half months) but I am now level 30. I tried Fiora the first week I played for free and ended up buying her on sale this week just because I was feeling nostalgic.

My question is: Does anyone think she is viable in pvp play? I used her in a few bot games to get back up to speed at her and I must say that she is completely underwhelming. She has no escape (wish her Lunge was to the cursor like Riven and not just to an enemy target. She has little sustain (her passive gives health regen but it requires you to conitinually attack and if you're constantly being harassed that can't exactly happen. She's rather squishy and needs to be in tight (unlike other melee champs like Darius who can hang in there with everyone.

Not really sure how to play her in order to be viable and not get crushed as she cant really handle anyone early game without the likely threat of getting beat down.

Thanks for any advice!


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Never played her, if I had to do I would use her against squishy ranged @ jump on him and beat him down.

You don't harass with a spell and walk away like olaf and darius would do. You have to do in, so go in (know the enemy CD)

Btw if you don't beat the enemy hard and fast he will get armor/sustain/stronger spells and at this moment you will be in a bad position.

Know when you can go in, in term of level and in term of CD, and I guess you'll do fine. And against who and in which role playing her. And for that I can't help you, you can trust other via guides or other answers or train the **** out of that champ.
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Shes viable. She has good matchups and good scaling. Her passive is meant for trading, it will heal the damage you take from minions in the trade. Her Q is really good as it allows her to stick to her target regardless of their escapes. Her W is very strong as she can block an AD carrys hit or trade from her enemies in lane. Her E is a decent steroid effect. Her R is amazing especially if you build damage. I use her all the time and I usually have very good success.

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She has no escape, but she has possibly the best early game solo of anyone, you just need to protect yourself with wards, I don't see her working in competitive play, but for Solo Q, she's a good pick. Between her and Renekton I'd pick her anyday, 'cause she late game she can at least burst down a an important target. Like riven does, not as good tho.

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Short answer: No!

Long answer: in solo queue there is a lot possible but don't expect to do well in lane. Farming up and stacking gp10 is probably your best bet against enemies who possess at least half a brain. Fiora is pretty decent in jungle but gets not enough farm to perform so that is tricky as well. Your best bet is probably to play her in the lane every AD carry is played: bot lane! Together with aggressive supports she can be absolutely devastating!

Allof the above requires practice and skill though.
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lemme guess im the only fiora that jungles and builds double tiamat?
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I just build her as a bruiser... I feel like she must have Frozen Mallet to make up for her lack of CC. But then, most melee carries are built bruiser. Why are melee carries bad? They are melee. Explains why GP is always a Tankplank, Yi is usually AP, and no one cares about tryndamere.
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I think she's good top if anyone ever does an AD top like vayne, twitch, or corki.
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She is actually a AD/on hit mix, and she is pretty good at top, but champs that can harass well counter her out.

Also Teemo negates her with his Q as she mostly deals dmg with her crazy as buff.

So all in all you need to train hard with her to become good and she is certainly not a lane raper like Darius or Mordekaiser.

Another good thing is that she can dive the tower easily with her ultimate, so your opponent can't evade you by running back.

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I've been using Royal Guard Fiora for twenty levels and she is fun to play as but Xtremely hard without runes. Fiora is a squishy Melee AD Carry and she is the Fencing Armor Piercing/Shredding Specialist like no other. Her Burst of Speed is her main steroid that can be used for farming. Lunge is used to catch run away champions and Riposte is used to parry basic attacks and reflecting magic damage. You have to play smart when you are using her because you just don't run up on a Mage and expect to live >_> Fiora "is" viable you just "have to know how to use her." Jax's Counter Strike and Master Yi's Meditate can survive her Blade Waltz since it doesn't proc on hit effects and it doesn't crit either.
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