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Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Blade item Health Potion item Warding Totem item
Early Boots of Speed item Tiamat item Phage item
Essential Mercury's Treads item Ravenous Hydra item The Black Cleaver item
Offensive Death's Dance item The Bloodthirster item Maw of Malmortius item
Situational Guardian Angel item Spirit Visage item Mercurial Scimitar item
Consumables Corrupting Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Wrath item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Blade item Health Potion item2
Essential The Black Cleaver item Ravenous Hydra item
Offensive Death's Dance item Maw of Malmortius item Duskblade of Draktharr item
Defensive Spirit Visage item Dead Man's Plate item Mercurial Scimitar item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Wrath item
Howling Abyss
Starting Guardian's Hammer item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item3
Essential Ravenous Hydra item Ninja Tabi item The Black Cleaver item
Offensive Death's Dance item Maw of Malmortius item The Bloodthirster item
Defensive Spirit Visage item Randuin's Omen item
Consumables Oracle's Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Wrath item Corrupting Potion item

Tips

Playing As FioraSquare Fiora
  • Thanks to Duelist's Dance Duelist's Dance, Fiora excels at quick trades. Use the movement speed boost from striking a Duelist's Dance Vital to escape unscathed or set up for the next one.
  • Grand Challenge Grand Challenge allows Fiora to take down even the most durable opponents and then recover if successful, so do not hesitate to attack the enemy's front line.
Playing Against FioraSquare Fiora
  • Duelist's Dance Duelist's Dance shows you where Fiora will try to attack from, so be ready to punish her when she tries.
  • Be careful when casting immobilizing disables on Fiora. If her Riposte Riposte is available, she can turn their power against you.

Tricks

Ability Usage
  • FioraSquare Fiora's Riposte Riposte can be used mid-Lunge Lunge, allowing her to block the effects of and counter-stun usually instant immobilizes such as JinxSquare Jinx's Flame Chompers! Flame Chompers!, and PoppySquare Poppy's Steadfast Presence Steadfast Presence (though the latter is much more difficult).
  • Duelist's Dance Vitals will disappear if FioraSquare Fiora walks too far away from a champion, and they will not appear if FioraSquare Fiora cannot be seen by the enemy team. This is useful in many ways:
    • By moving far enough away, FioraSquare Fiora can force Duelist's Dance Vitals to appear in positions that are more favorable for her, and vice versa for her opponents.
    • When hiding in bushes, Duelist's Dance Vitals will begin to appear if the enemy team has vision of the bush. If they are approaching a bush and you see Vitals forming on them, they can see you.
  • For the purposes of Riposte Riposte, "immobilizing" effects mean any kind of effect that moves FioraSquare Fiora or prevents her from moving, no matter how brief the duration. Abilities like DariusSquare Darius' Apprehend Apprehend, BardSquare Bard's Tempered Fate Tempered Fate, QuinnSquare Quinn's Vault Vault, and VayneSquare Vayne's Condemn Condemn count as immobilizing effects, and will cause Riposte Riposte to stun.
  • Bladework Bladework resets FioraSquare Fiora's autoattack, which can allow her to push turrets quickly.
  • Riposte Riposte can break Duelist's Dance Vitals if the stab hits them, including the ones revealed by Grand Challenge Grand Challenge.
Mastery Usage
  • Fiora's Keystone mastery can be flexible - tankier builds will usually take Grasp of the Undying mastery 2016.png Grasp of the Undying, while more AD focused builds usually should take Warlord's Bloodlust mastery 2016.png Warlord's Bloodlust or Fervor of Battle mastery 2016.png Fervor of Battle, with Fervor being more favored because Fiora usually has enough sustain in her kit so she doesn't need Warlord's sustain most of time.
  • Striking a Duelist's Dance Vital will count as a stack towards Fervor of Battle mastery 2016.png Fervor of Battle, accruing two stacks instead of one.
Item Usage
  • Fiora's most common build path is to stack pure AD, lifesteal, and cooldown reduction.
    • Lifesteal items are stacked on Fiora because she can already shred through tanky enemies with her passive. They also give more bonus AD than armor penetration items, which actually helps her deal more true damage. By building loads of lifesteal, Fiora gains more survivability, because enemies will have a harder time damaging Fiora because she can just sustain everything back. It also makes her even more difficult to outduel, and she is already a dueling monster.
    • Cooldown reduction is also needed because Fiora is quite reliant on her abilities to do damage and reposition herself.
      • The Black Cleaver item The Black Cleaver is a common item to buy on Fiora. It gives her 20% cooldown reduction, a decent amount of AD, HP, and has a passive that gives her even more movement speed, which helps her with kiting and sticking to enemies. Don't be fooled thinking that the armor shred is useless just because Fiora deals true damage. The majority of Fiora's damage is still physical, especially early in the game where she doesn't have a lot of bonus AD to make her true damage very relevant. Another perk is that The Black Cleaver is cheaper than Trinity Force.
  • Ravenous Hydra item Ravenous Hydra is a core item for Fiora. It gives her lifesteal and a lot of bonus AD. But more importantly, it gives her waveclear, which is incredibly important since one of the main weakness of Fiora's kit is lacking natural waveclear. Due to this reason, this item is often rushed, with Tiamat item Tiamat being one of Fiora's most common first buys.
  • Fiora's Lunge Lunge applies on-hit effects, meaning that items such as Tiamat item Tiamat's Cleave, Blade of the Ruined King item Blade of the Ruined King, Sheen item Sheen's Spellblade all proc.
  • While almost never a good buy, Hextech Gunblade item Hextech Gunblade heals off of Duelist's Dance Duelist's Dance's damage.
  • If building AD, any item that offers a mix of attack damage, lifesteal, and cooldown reduction is good for Fiora.
    • A prime example is Death's Dance item Death's Dance. The passive will help Fiora survive the large bursts of damage that she will most likely attract when Riposte Riposte is on cooldown.
    • While Trinity Force item Trinity Force is not commonly built, Fiora can make good use of all of its stats. Spellblade procs will almost always land with Lunge Lunge, the movement speed on hit helps her position to strike Duelist's Dance Vitals, and cooldown reduction is a welcome addition to her long cooldowns. The attack speed also helps her win fights when she might not otherwise be able to safely break Duelist's Dance Vitals.
  • If building tank Fiora, Titanic Hydra item Titanic Hydra is a good alternative to Ravenous Hydra. However, keep in mind that Titanic Hydra item Titanic Hydra does NOT grant Attack Damage based on health, and so Duelist's Dance Duelist's Dance will gain no benefit.
Countering
  • Remember that Fiora is one of the few champions who can be built into multiple item paths. Itemize accordingly in order to counter her.
    • Her most common build path, however, is to stack items with lifesteal and cooldown reduction, with some tankyness. (see above for the reasons why)
      • With that in mind, building Grievous Wounds items can help you heavily against Fiora. As an ADC, it is recommended to buy Mortal Reminder item Mortal Reminder if you are facing Fiora late game. Morellonomicon item Morellonomicon is also a core item on many mages, that offer Grievous Wounds if she is under 35% HP. There is also Thornmail for tanks (see below for more information).
  • Thornmail item Thornmail is once again a decent item to buy against Fiora. Bramble Vest item Bramble Vest cripples Fiora early because she is sustain reliant and auto reliant, so the Grievous Wounds passive actually allows you to have a chance against her. In the long run, however, Fiora is able to overcome this item, with massive amounts of lifesteal and armor shred. Thornmail will not help you against Fiora late game in a 1x1 situation, but it can help reducing her sustain during teamfights if she is forced to hit you.
  • Building some armor in the early game is actually useful against Fiora. She will not have enough true damage to shred you, as she is item reliant. In the long run, Fiora is able to shred through any enemy regardless of how tanky they are, but building tanky is still necessary for survivability purposes.
  • Bladework Bladework's second strike is always considered a critical strike. Buying a Randuin's Omen item Randuin's Omen can cripple Bladework Bladework's second strike, though it is usually an inefficient use of gold for this purpose.
  • FioraSquare Fiora is always considered as a powerful late game hypercarry. Shutting her down early can cripple her apart since she has a weak early game.
  • It is difficult to itemize properly against Fiora if she builds Attack Damage, because of Duelist's Dance Duelist's Dance's damage. Try to stop her from snowballing out of control, or position intelligently so she cannot attack your Duelist's Dance Vitals.
  • Avoid using your high damage abilities like Death Mark Death Mark or hard CC abilities like Counter Strike Counter Strike when Riposte Riposte is available. It blocks EVERYTHING; for example, if FioraSquare Fiora parries Chum the Waters Chum the Waters, the fish will drop to the ground and will not attach itself to her if she walks over it. Likewise, Death Mark Death Mark will not be applied, and even abilities like Blade's End Blade's End will consume the stacks, but deal no damage.
  • Riposte Riposte has a long cooldown, especially at early ranks - after she uses it, punish her while she can't parry.
  • There are actually some champions which have a chance of outdueling Fiora late game.
    • An example is Master YiSquare Master Yi which just like Fiora, deals massive amounts of sustained true damage, can itemize for lifesteal, and has nothing notable that can be blocked by Riposte. He is also immune to attack speed slows with his ult activated, so Riposte is arguably useless against him.
    • JaxSquare Jax has a chance to outduel Fiora, but it requires wise use of Counter Strike Counter Strike. If she manages to block the stun with Riposte, Fiora will win. Remember that Counter Strike allows Jax to block vitals.


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