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Orianna League of Legends Guide

Updated on August 6, 2011

Orianna Build and Strategy Guide

This is a guide to Orianna, the Clockwork Girl for League of Legends. Orianna is a powerful AP carry and support champion that has some really unique abilities and playstyle. This guide will show you everything you need to know to own your opponents in League of Legends with Orianna.

This guide written by JuiceItUp (Currently around #100 on Solo Queue Ladder).

Orianna Picture
Orianna Picture

Orianna Masteries and Runes Guide

Orianna is a support champion so standard AP support champion runes can be used such as:

Orianna Runes:

Reds: Magic Penetration

Yellows: Scaling Mana Regen Per 5, Health Regen Per 5

Blues: Scaling Mana Regen per 5, CDR (Cooldown Reduction)

Quintessences: Flat Health, Scaling AP

Orianna Masteries:

Utility 9/0/21 is probably best for Orianna although a defensive 0/21/9 or Offensive 21/0/9 are viable. Utility is best though because Orianna is a CD-based champion and in need of mana regen early game.

Orianna can be played as a carry using offensive masteries. At first, I was skeptical.. but then I saw Yiruru play her at 2000+ ELO and go 7/3/8, out damaging the enemy ashe with auto-attacks lol..

Orianna Abilities

Orianna Abilities:

Passive - Clockwork Windup: Orianna's autoattack deal additional magic damage every hit, subsequent attacks on the same target within a few seconds will add more damage per hit. This bonus stacks up to three times.

Command - Attack: Orianna commands her ball to fly towards target location, dealing damage to targets hit but doing reduced damage for each additional target hit. Her ball remains behind at that location afterwards.

Command - Dissonance: Orianna commands her ball to emit a magnetic pulse, dealing damage to units around it. Afterwards, the ball leaves a field behind for a few seconds that speeds up allies and slows enemies.

Command - Protect

(Passive): The allied champion the ball is attached to gains bonus Armor and Magic Resistance.

(Active): Orianna commands her ball to fly to and attach onto an allied champion, dealing damage to enemies it passes through and shielding the allied champion when it arrives.

Command - Shockwave: Orianna commands her ball to emit a shockwave after a short delay, flinging affected enemies in the vicinity into the air a set distance towards, and possibly over, her ball.

Orianna Summoner Spells

Orianna summoner spells are typical support champion summoners such as:






Always get Clairvoyance (CV) with Orianna unless someone else on your team gets it (for high ELO).

Orianna Build Guide

Orianna is a standard AP support / AP carry champion so here's a great Orianna build guide:

Start with: Doran's Ring or Boots and health/mana pot

Get Mana Gem > Catalyst > RoA

Blasting Wand > Rabadon's Deathcap

Rabadon's Deathcap

Catalyst > Banshee's Veil

Rylai's Crystal Scepter (The slow is great with Orianna)

Abyssal Scepter

Rod of Ages

Here's Yiruru's Crazy Damage Orianna build:

Boots + 3 Health Pots


Guinsoo's Rageblade

Rabadon's Deathcap


Orianna Strategies and Tactics Guide

Orianna is a very useful AP carry and support champ. Here are some cool Orianna tricks:

Orianna's key gameplay hook is commanding her primary weapon - an animated hextech ball that she uses as a focus for her abilities. This ball acts as a focal point for all of her skills, allowing her to dynamically control space. By moving The Ball (as she named it) and then activating skills, you can use it to deal magical damage, attach it to allies (then use them as the focal point for your skills), shield friends, or even move enemies out of position. Knowing how and when to use Orianna's abilities - combined with strategic setup - can deny entire areas of a combat zone or support a key ally and act as a force multiplier.

To add risk to the kit, her passive encourages her shorter-range auto-attacks to maximize her damage output. This means you can play safer and use the long range of Orianna's ball, but to lesser effect than if you combine it with auto-attacks. We made this decision in order to create an interesting dichotomy of risk/reward that will allow expert Orianna players to stand out.

Using Orianna in Team Fights:

Orianna is very good at disabling enemies/support. The key to maximizing her utility is to always know where your ball is, and why you want it there. He Ultimate Shockwave is decent, but her overall damage output can be very high burst and her support is strong as well. Using shockwave to push enemy tanks away from your carries or push enemy carries back to you is useful, but most of the time you'll just use it to do burst damage.

Using Dissonance properly is also a key to team fights. The AOE speed boost to allies and slow to enemies is great for chasing/kiting fights, and especially in the jungle. Generally you want to use Protect on an ally and then Shockwave the enemy onto that position so that you can focus them down. Works great in team fights and in chases.

Orianna is a challenging champion to play. She can be very powerful if you're well skilled and understand the mechanics of her ultimate and position her very well. A well-timed and well placed shockwave can completely change a team fight by tossing the enemy carries back into your team so they can't get away.

Is Orianna OP?

Is Orianna OP?

Orianna Champion Spotlight

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Orianna Art Spotlight

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    • RandyVincent profile image


      6 years ago

      Her recent buff to make her animations smoother helped a lot

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      6 years ago

      Great basic guide for Orianna, a stable champion!


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