Fiora Build Guide

The Hidden OP

Uploader Irugard
Updated 3 years ago
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Runes
  • 9
    Greater Mark of Armor Penetration (+1.28 armor penetration)
  • 9
    Greater Seal of Armor (+1 armor)
  • 9
    Greater Glyph of Magic Resist (+1.34 magic resist)
  • 3
    Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage (+2.25 attack damage)
Skill Order
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Lunge
Riposte
Bladework
Grand Challenge
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Hi Guys! I will be updating matchups as requested over the next little while. Feel free to comment by telling me which specific matchups you want to see! If not, I will just do random champs at a time. [title]NEW[/title] SEVERAL MATCHUPS ADDED!

Hi, my IGN is UL9 MadeYouRage (formerly Irugard) and I am someone who HATES pros. For one reason and one reason only: they call a champion trash and think that way until the Koreans show otherwise. Well listen up. Fiora....yes Fiora...is so broken right now, that if riot had any amount of data on this champion she would get nerfed over and over and over. I have played Fiora quite a bit (normals and ranked) and thus far, she is my champ I pick when I know I need to win. In this guide, I will explain how I stomp teams left right and center with this very undervalued champion. [imgext=http://i.imgur.com/CB4BpCg.jpg] [title]My Fiora record[/title] (32 games or not, that record means something at least) [imgext=http://i.imgur.com/7lhoK7x.png]

With S3 changes, penetration is [highlight]OP[/highlight]. Especially on people like Fiora who have an AD steroid. Hence, run arp marks with AD quints, and ofc the standard flat armor and MR for early tankiness. [title]OPTIONAL:[/title] Instead of AD quints you can go lifesteal quints, but I've tried this and its pretty meh. AD quints help last hit and help put A LOT of hurt on your lane opponent.

[title][img=skills/fiora/p.png] Passive: Duelist[/title] [title]Explanation:[/title] This passive of Fiora's is the weakest part of her champion design. It really isn't impressive but if you harass then lay off for 8 seconds and then harass then lay off for 8 seconds, the passive will show its effect. [title][img=skills/fiora/q.png] Q: Lunge[/title] [title]Explanation:[/title] This is what makes fiora so strong. A double charge...with very low CD and a really nice amount of damage (SCALES OFF AD, ANOTHER REASON TO BUILD AD) [title][img=skills/fiora/w.png] W: Riposte[/title] [title]Explanation:[/title] AD steroid first and foremost. On top of that, it blocks the next autoattack for a few seconds after activation and parries it, dealing some amount of magic damage to opponent. This is what lets you trade like a boss. At the very least, you will have 1 AA damage over the person you just traded with [title][img=skills/fiora/e.png] E: Burst of Speed[/title] [title]Explanation:[/title] Crazy AS steroid, that gives a stacking MS bonus. Great for trading and then running away at improved ghost speed. Late game will give 120% AS which is insane for cleaning up those who didn't die while you ulted Also pretty sweet: it resets on kill and assist so this is why [highlight]YOU NEVER BUILD FOR ATTACK SPEED![/highlight] [title][img=skills/fiora/r.png] R: Blade Waltz[/title] [title]Explanation:[/title] The bread and butter of this wonzerfool champion. C'est spectacular! Basically like Master Yi's Q but applies on hits like lifesteal and does a boatload of crazy damage. It will also make you land on the person you ulted if they are alive allowing you to finish them off in case they lived.

[center][img=skills/fiora/r.png]>[img=skills/fiora/q.png]>[img=skills/fiora/w.png]>[img=skills/fiora/e.png] R>Q>W>E[/center] [title]Max BoS (E) last?!?!?!?[/title] Yes, fiora is great at trading so long that she has abilities up. Which is...not for very long. After heavy experimentation, it turns out that doing a burst combo (Q in, activate E and W, AA 1-2 times Q again and walk out) is MUCH better than going in that and AA for 5 econds. Why is that? This is because fiora's Q does a lot of damage, and maxing it not only increasing the burst you do with it, but also puts it on a shorter cooldown allowing you to harass and burst more often. Ok...ok...I understand Q over E but [highlight]why W over E???[/highlight] Again, I emphasize that you are burst, more AD = more burst. Contrary to popular belief, fiora can't win a fight just autoing someone most of the time (due to aa slows or abilities of champions etc). Fiora wrecks lee sin in lane (and i mean WRECKS). But not if you max E because he can just E you and gg, you lost that lane. Having dependable damage in a shorter amount of time is always better for trading. And plus, W helps out the damage on your Q and R whereas maxing E could actually cause you to lose so much damage for no reason. [title]Consider this:[/title] You Q in, and you activate your rank 5 E (rank 1 Q and rank 2 W lets say). Unfortunately the enemy champion was already running at the time of the Q so you aren't able to land an AA, so you charge again and land 2 auto's before your E runs out. Most of the time, most of your E duration will go to waste in lane. I can tell you this from experience. 120% AS is great, but believe it or not, maxing Q then W does way more damage and way more consistent damage. Not only that, but the [highlight]damage can't be countered!![/highlight]

Not much to say here, I always build the build I outlined above. In this section I will explain WHY and WHAT FINAL ITEM to get. [img=items/ravenous-hydra.png] --> [img=items/the-brutalizer.png] --> [img=items/last-whisper.png] --> [img=items/the-black-cleaver.png] --> [img=items/the-bloodthirster.png] dat build...what a scrub this irugard kid. Well, not quite, ARP is what you want, and as much of it as possible. This will cause your ult to decimate and I mean DECIMATE the ENTIRE opposing team. Having that much arp in addition to runes and masteries will make you hit for close to true damage on the carries and hit tanks like a truck. Your goal is to get as much ARP as possible as fast as you can. Hydra I get because of the added BURST I was speaking of in the earlier section but also because it helps you farm for your BT and LW. The best part of it all is that brut into LW is really cheap...its two main items for the price of one main items kind of. Brut is also fantastic to get second due to CDR. After you have the armor pen, you stack as much AD as humanly possible for your ULT to wreck the other team even more. [highlight][center]*********IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT EVEN IF ALL YOU DO DURING A TEAMFIGHT IS ULT, YOU HAVE ALREADY WON THE TEAMFIGHT IF YOU USE THIS BUILD************** [/center][/highlight] Of course there are exceptions to this (like a team with players just having a really bad uncarryable game) or horrible team comps to have fiora (ww or any other single target only jungler and a single target mage...then yeah...gluck) [title]Oh right boots[/title] If they have lots of CC (not including 2.5 second duration and higher) get mercs if they lack cc, get IONIAN....CDR is op, but only if you can afford to get these if they lack cc but have crazy AA damage (double adc)...get tabi if you are so fed and have all the items you need and stuff...sell boots and get another BT....okay don't do that you need the MS to get into the other team [title]LAST ITEM[/title] if they have rammus, kassadin, fiddlesticks or soraka....get a [img=items/mercurial-scimitar.png], you HAVE to or else you WILL die in that cc I promise you that. Also...last item doesn't necessarily mean very last item, if you see that you need that scimtar a little early, then please do get it. If you don't need that, then get your second [img=items/the-bloodthirster.png] ([imgsmall=items/youmuus-ghostblade.png] is also another great item, cdr and arp...can't go wrong with that) If you are getting a lot of heat from teammates for going glass cannon and can't take it anymore, then build a BT just to piss them off. Or if you succumb to peer pressure then [img=items/guardian-angel.png] [title]OTHER ITEMS[/title] [title]Situational[/title] [img=items/blade-of-the-ruined-king.png] Attack speed isn't a stat you want, you already have your E...also gives pennies for AD and the active is only good for dueling really (you already get a huge MS from your E) IMO this item is absolute trash on fiora...if their entire team is super healthy...only then should you consider getting this [img=items/youmuus-ghostblade.png] Very good option on fiora, also gives a bit of crit if you want to rebel against my NO CRIT policy. The ARP and CDR along with the awesome active make it a very viable choice (i would recommend to build this instead of cleaver, but having both would get you near the CDR cap however I never find the need for that much cdr, I always have my ults when I need them) [img=items/wits-end.png] If their team has 5 ap's and you are getting wrecked only then should you consider this item. The onhit damage is applied on the ult but its not much (especially because you have no mpen). If you really need MR then get the following item: [img=items/spirit-visage.png] If you are in dire need of MR then look no further, this item lets you heal more, gives you a whopping 20% CDR *drool* and gives your a ton of health and MR. Great item for double caster + ap jungle NOTE: only get this if you are having problems staying alive to ult, if you aren't then get another BT [img=items/maw-of-malmortius.png] This is a very viable item against double ap teams as this item actually gives you a wonderful passive and actually quite a bit of AD (since you ult when you are LOW on health) I recommend building this against double ap, if they aren't giving you any problems then get another BT [title]Never Get Please[/title] [img=items/statikk-shiv.png][img=items/phantom-dancer.png][img=items/infinity-edge.png][img=items/sword-of-the-divine.png] FFS NO CRIT THANKS (but seriously, none of the above items should ever appear in your build) [img=items/zephyr.png] ABSOLUTELY NOT. Never build for attack speed, you need AD, your E is more than enough I SWEAR [img=items/trinity-force.png] LOL.......no [img=items/thornmail.png][img=items/sunfire-cape.png][img=items/frozen-fist.png][img=items/frozen-mallet.png][img=items/frozen-heart.png][img=items/banshees-veil.png] You aren't a tank, you are a carry. Don't pick fiora if you intend to act as a tank. The only armor item you should ever get besides tabi is GA if even. Play it right and glass cannon fiora is godly (you will have around 100 armor and MR late game...so you won't actually be adc style glass cannon)

You farm like a boss So this is where you really need to consider something. Can you take on your lane opponent and crush him? If you don't think you can, then do not worry. Just farm, and focus on farming. You outscale almost every champ in the game so even if you don't "dominate lane" you can still carry your team. I start trading as early as lvl 2, starting with my W. The only time I ever trade is after the opponent has used an ability that I wouldn't want them to use during a trade, like lee sin's E. The moment a champ blows a main trading spell, go in. This is the general rule and if you follow this, you will ALWAYS outrade your opponent. None of fiora's spells really help her "farm" so you shouldn't ever be using any of them while farming (until later when you are pushing). This means that if you just follow this formula, you will always have the upper hand in trades. Fiora counters almost all autoattack champs (only exception is jax and a super skilled rengar). So picking fiora against an AA heavy champ is a gaurenteed win. So remember, your primary goal is to just farm up. If you are confident in dueling your opponent, do so. If you aren't stay back farm and enjoy the win. NOTE: At level 6, I usually go mid lane and pick up a kill. Best way to do this is tell your mid laner to push the lane...you dive their mid and ult to get rid of tower aggro. I have never failed a gank mid at lvl 6 with fiora. Save the second dash for when they flash, ult whenever necessary. Becareful against champs with on demand cc because then you may be in trouble.

You keep farming like a boss. Here you have two choices 1) splitpush and keep pressure up in top lane. This option should always be chosen if you are ahead/wrecked your lane opponent. Why? Because they need to send at least 3 people to take on you. Most like they will send 1 more not realizing they are just feeding you a double kill. Fiora pushes towers crazy fast and with a hydra rush you clear waves extremely quickly. Splitpushing is op so do it and win the game easy. HOWEVER, if they have a counter pusheer up top....then 2) push top lane to second turret then roam...and roam as in go push mid, force dragon, push bot etc If they have a champ who can counter push, then you fall into a problem of not being able to push. So you roam. But that means he can push and take tower right? Well, theoretically yes. However, he then falls into a dilemma. Does he push or does he group with team? If he pushes, then you can migrate to a 5 man bot lane push/mid lane push. If he joins team, you win because you are fiora the master of teamfights. Becareful though, if they have a tryndamere top lane, doing this may be bad if you don't manage to push all the way to inhib turret at least. So be wary when making this choice.

You farm BT's like a boss Stack bt, stay behind tank, tell tank not to be a pussy, and then wait for them to initate, come in from the side or behind or even from the front but don't ever join immediately. Your tank can take a few hits so use that advantage to secure a good position. Always continue farming, fiora is always in need of gold because she is always in need of more ad so she can start 0.5 shotting cause 1 shotting isn't good enough anymore

You farm champions like a boss (hit R) How do this? 1) Never get in your head that you belong in the front lines. 2) wait for teamfight to start...dont go in right away...ever 3) when you see an opening or when you see that j4 ult you adc, you are in the clear 4) Q to anyone but that j4 (or tank) 5) activate E W and hydra active 6) Q to a nearby squishy if you aren't already on one (ie: from the top laner to the apc or adc...never focus supports please) 7) keep autoing until you get somewhat low or in danger of being bursted 8) hit R 9) Ace! 10)Push turrets faster than nasus (yes fiora is crazy good at tower pushing)

Don't jungle Fiora please....she needs the gold to build her items "BUT HER GANKS ARE GOOD DOUBLE CHARGE YOU KNOW?" Yes but she needs items, and items require gold, and junglers are broke.

[title]IMPOSSIBLE[/title] [img=champ/rammus.png] If he gets thornmail and taunts you with any amount of health you will die. Remember, your ult procs oh hit effects such as THORNMAIL. Not only that but his 3 second taunt means you literally have to rush Merc scimtar. ANY DECENT RAMMUS will make the game unwinnable for you if your team doesn't snowball. [title]The Hard Counters[/title] [highlight]NOTE: this is assuming that your opponent isn't braindead, if jax E's to farm or malphite, yes you WILL destroy them[/highlight] [img=champ/jax.png] **** this champion. If he isn't braindead, your entire ult will be dodge. Post-lvl 6, he can outrade you because of his ult proc and in teamfights...well you own teamfights best course of action: a) ask for intense jungler help b) ask for lane swap with midlane, but keep in mind that this should only be done if they can take on jax [img=champ/kayle.png] Ridiculous amount of non-retaliable harass as a melee, built in sustain, and an ult that laughs at yours...don't play this lane course of action: a) dodge b) build a tent for your jungler c) ask for a trade with midlane. same rule applies here, only switch is favourable for the both of you [img=champ/chogath.png] Crazy high base damage, true damage ult, naturally tanky, stupid passive. You can't ever kill him, but he can kill you. Best course of action: a) ask for jungler help EARLY (if he gets a few stacks of feast and a glacial its gg you'll need to 3 v 1 that monster) b) afk farm...you outscale him...considerably. c) ask for a lane swap if favourable (with mid ofc, fiora can't 1 v 2) [img=champ/malphite.png] Neither of you can ever kill each other. His stupid passive and the fact that he is naturally armor stacking in addition to making your E absolutely useless. Best course of action: a) ask for jungler b) afk farm, you outscale like crazy [img=champ/nunu.png] anyone who plays nunu in lane deserves to be hurt in real life...your jungler should understand this wiithout you saying anything and the jungler should be camping nunu entire game if he has half a brain. The raging apart, his AS and MS slow will singlehandedly render you useless in teamfights. Definitely the hardest counter to fiora throughout all stages of the game a) jungler should come, if not, you are screwed b) you can't even afk farm against this stupid thing called nunu, 3 E's and you are out of lane [title]The Skill Matchups more in the favour of Opponent[/title] [img=champ/renekton.png] Only way to really win this one is if you outplay him (pretty badly). You can block the damage on his W but you still get stunned. He is naturally more tanky than you and has nice sustain on his Q. His lvl 6 is a disaster for you, his ult gives him health and high sustained damage. How to deal with him: 1) Never engage on full or even half fury 2) wait for him to blow his Q before going in 3) Activate W after charging him to block his W damage 4) If he gets sunfire DO NOT FIGHT HIM (he can literally stand there with ult active with sunfire and afk and you might die). 5) BoTRK is the ultimate item for dueling. If you have problems get that item. Honestly the only way you can duel him. Hydra farming is still better for late game though..... [img=champ/riven.png] This bitch is OP. You can go in on her if she blows her Q (all 3 stacks) or when she blows her stun. Lvl 6 she just gains so much godliness you can't do anything about it. Just poke her till low then you can all in her but will probably still die. Very hard matchup, she isn't a counter because she doesn't stop you from doing anything but shes friking dangerous and can wreck you. But at the same time she is squishy. [highlight]If she ever uses both her stun and Q then go kill her, that's your only safe window![/highlight] [title]The Skill Matchups more in your Favour[/title] [img=champ/leesin.png] 1) Don't get tagged by his E, if you do, retreat. If he ever blows E on minions or you bait it (by pretending you will last hit something but backing away last second), you go all in on him then. Without his E lee sin will get massively wrecked. If he wastes his E you just go full out on him, if he retaliates you can probably kill him. His only option really is to run. 2) you can riposte his auto's that he follows his abilities up with, one of the main reasons you do so well...he can't do what he does to other tops (Q to minion auto E auto W away) 3) double dash counters safeguard so hard [title]The Easy ones[/title] [img=champ/rengar.png] Not only can you parry his Q (this is hard to do if he understands how parry works), but regardless, you out trade him in every way. No autoattack champion can take you on except for jax because of his E [img=champ/jayce.png] Well...back in the days when he was viable...fiora was a megacounter 1) He will do more damage to himself when he tries to auto harass you (riposte + he take minion aggro) 2) double dash counters the living balls out of his hammer form E, which is the only real strength he really had beside range which doesn't affect fiora 3) you outdamage him in every situation

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