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Orianna Champion Spotlight

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Tips

Playing As OriannaSquare Orianna
Playing Against OriannaSquare Orianna

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.
    • Command Attack Command Attack + Command Dissonance Command Dissonance can provide much better damage for harassing and a slowing effect to disrupt the enemy, but costs much more mana to repeat.
  • 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 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 and 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 Thunderlord's Decree using her ball and auto-attacks
  • Windspeaker's Blessing is also an optimal choice when running as a utility mid-laner, or as a support
    • As a support, using Thunderlord's Decree may be better when against late-game scaling ADC's as it provides a lot of early game poke.
Item Usage
Countering
  • Although OriannaSquare Orianna is partially a support, 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 her 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.

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