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Orianna Champion Spotlight

Orianna Champion Spotlight

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Tips

Playing As OriannaSquare Orianna
Playing Against OriannaSquare Orianna
  • Try not to get into an auto attack battle against Orianna as an AP champion because her Clockwork Windup Clockwork Windup allows her auto attacks to deal extra damage and make her always win the trades.
  • Orianna has a lot of self peel with Command Dissonance Command: DissonanceCommand Protect Command: Protect and Command Shockwave Command: Shockwave. Try using champions with gap closers that can easily get on top of her.
  • Abuse her low early game defenses, and trade with her when her ball is not attached to her. Without the passive on her E, she has very low resistances

Tricks

Ability Usage
  • The ball moves slowly, so calling it back to use Command Attack Command: Attack is not ideal. Use Command Attack Command: Attack to position the ball near the enemy and then simply use it again to harass. This way the ball can hit them easily.
    • Remember that the ball deals damage to any enemies it passes through, no matter what command it is following. Use this to get multiple harassing passes in quick succession.
  • Command Attack Command: Attack provides sight. Use it to check bushes before approaching to prevent ganks.
  • Command Protect Command: Protect can be used on yourself to return the ball back to you quickly. Combine this with Command Attack Command: Attack for quick harassment.
  • The simple presence of the Ball is very intimidating for champions, as they know that if they are close to it you can easily hit them. Position it to zone your lane opponent and give it a hard time farming.
  • Command Dissonance Command: Dissonance is a very powerful escape tool if OriannaSquare Orianna has the ball. The combination of a Movement speed icon movement speed boost and leaving a slowing AoE can be quite powerful.
  • Command Shockwave Command: Shockwave can be used to drag enemies towards or away from you if you position the ball properly.
  • Command Shockwave Command: Shockwave can create great synergy with all AoE skills, since it flings enemies towards the ball, so if you manage to catch the whole team, they will most likely be flung into the same place, making it a great opportunity to use skills like AnnieSquare Annie's Summon- Tibbers Summon: Tibbers.
  • Using Command Protect Command: Protect on an initiator is a powerful strategy; it gives the initiator an Armor icon armor and Magic resistance icon magic resistance buff, a shield and it brings the ball into the battle. Just make sure not to get too far from it.
  • You can assist your team in both chasing and escaping, thanks to your Command Protect Command: Protect and Command Dissonance Command: Dissonance.
  • You are squishy without any survivability items, but that doesn't have to be a problem - you can easily keep your distance and order your ball through walls or use it as a shield on your allies (especially tanks).
  • OriannaSquare Orianna has a variety of combos according to the situation.
Mastery Usage
  • Orianna can utilise Electrocute rune Electrocute using her ball and auto-attacks for extra burst damage.
  • Orianna is one of the few champions outside the support role that can use Summon Aery rune Summon Aery effectively, because she can take advantage of both parts of the rune.
Item Usage
Countering
  • Although OriannaSquare Orianna is partially a support due to her shield and protection capabilities, she is primarily a burst AoE mage. Her damage output is reasonably high, so consider getting a magic resistance item to hinder most of her damage.
  • When playing as a mage champion, it is advised not to trade auto-attacks with OriannaSquare Orianna, as her Clockwork Windup Clockwork Windup makes her auto-attacks stronger than yours.
  • Her main strength comes when you are inside The Ball's AoE: keep out of it.
  • When OriannaSquare Orianna uses her Command Attack Command: Attack or Command Protect Command: Protect, try to avoid the ball's path as it will damage any enemy it passes through.
    • OriannaSquare Orianna's ball speed is fairly slow. Keeping your distance away from her ball will make it easier to dodge.
  • Standing behind minions will lower the damage from OriannaSquare Orianna's Command Attack Command: Attack.
    • This does not apply to OriannaSquare Orianna's Command Protect Command: Protect, as it deals flat damage to everything it hits.
  • Remember that even if you dodge Command Attack Command: Attack, she can still Command Dissonance Command: Dissonance or Command Shockwave Command: Shockwave if you are in range. Staying out of range of the ball is key to avoiding Orianna's damage.
  • Command Attack Command: Attack has a very quick cooldown after rank 5. She can often cast it several times in fights, so avoid prolongs conflicts with her.
  • Avoid over committing to OriannaSquare Orianna or any of her allies when she's around without considerable damage. Command Protect Command: Protect's shield can be deceptively strong with the added armor and magic resistance from the Ball.
  • Keep in mind that Orianna doesn't need to use Command Attack Command: Attack first to be able to activate Command Dissonance Command: Dissonance or Command Shockwave Command: Shockwave. Orianna can Flash Flash + Command Dissonance Command: Dissonance / Command Shockwave Command: Shockwave for an unsuspecting deadly combo, while she has the ball on her.
  • Also keep in mind that Orianna doesn't need the ball on her to be able to activate Command Dissonance Command: Dissonance or Command Shockwave Command: Shockwave, she can use Command Protect Command: Protect on an ally + Command Dissonance Command: Dissonance / Command Shockwave Command: Shockwave for another unsuspected deadly combo. 

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