Fiora Build Guide

Supersonic Way

Uploader PhoenixKami
Updated 4 years ago
  • 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 Armor Penetration (+2.56 armor penetration)
Skill Order
Grand Challenge
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Fiora is a melee dps character like [imgsmall=champ/masteryi.png] or [imgsmall=champ/tryndamere.png] She's probably one of the highest dps end game in the game who can also deal a very high AOE damage in teamfight thanks to her ultimate. I won't play her as an offtank but more like a snowball dps with at least some survavibility for teamfight. Fiora's release being recent I won't say that my build is the best but I did well with it so I wanted to share it. Enjoy! [title]Base Stats :[/title] Damage: 54.5 [number](+3.2 / per level)[/number] Health : 450 [number](+85 / per level)[/number] Mana : 220 [number](+40 / per level)[/number] Move Speed : 325 Armor : 15.5 [number](+3.5 / per level)[/number] Spell Block : 30 [number](+1.25 / per level)[/number] Health Regen: 6.3 [number](+0.8 / per level)[/number] Mana Regen: 7.25 [number](+0.5 / per level)[/number] [highlight]Pros :[/highlight] [.] Insane damage late game [.] Free AD [.] Can chase [.] Untargetable in teamfight [.] AD AOE damage [.] High lane sustain [.] Epic AS boost [.] Boobs carry this [highlight]Cons : [/highlight] [.] No real CC [.] DPS melee character (can be tough in teamfight) [.] No escape mechanics [.] Hard laning phase against many champs Log : 05/23/2012 : Matchups edited/skill order. 05/12/2012 : Added Phantom Dancer as situationnal item. 05/03/2012 : Removed Warmog, you don't buy atma so Frozen + Warmog is a waste of gold. 04/08/2012 : With Atma's nerf and the new BT, Atma is not worth it anymore. 04/04/2012 : BC added. 03/31/2012 : Stats with Fiora updated. 03/25/2012 : Only one Doran's blade to get an additional slot and also because your runes are enough to survive from a burst. 03/20/2012 : Irelia edited, Hexdrinker added and upgrade, build 2 changed, Yorick edited. 03/19/2012 : Kennen added, Akali edited (thx to comments) 03/18/2012 : Added tips for Wukong and Akali. Information : I can't upload any video thanks to LoLreplay which is buged. 03/16/2012 : Enemies laners filled.

[.]Vayne's Build : [.]Akali's Build : [imgext=] [imgext=] Not that much to say, I'm not a top elo player anyway.

[highlight]Set 1 (against AD)[/highlight] [imgext=] [title]Mark[/title] [.] [number]Armor Pen :[/number] Fiora allows you to have full ArmPen thanks to her W giving you free AD. ArmPen is useful throughout the game + LW will let you destroy anyone even if they have mass armor. Your early game will be less strong but your mid-late better. [.] AD : AD runes let you last hit minions caster under tower (after 1 tower hit) and scale very well with your W and R, you may deal less damage on your opponent but the damage output from spells is better. AD vs ArmPen : [title]Seal[/title] [.] [number]Armor :[/number] Great early game, but less and less efficient throughout the game (especially when the enemy AD carry gets Last Whisper). At the beginning of the game, you won't take true damage (most of people gets armor pen marks), letting you a great lane sustain. Plus armor runes are very cheap (one of the best cost/efficiency in the game), it's a must have. [.] AD : Not good top you need armor to survive. [.] Mana per 5/lvl : Useless you are not mana reliant stop spam. [title]Glyph[/title] [.] [number]Flat MR :[/number] It helps you if you are laning against harass AP champ (Udyr, Akali for example). In the current meta holding your lane is paramount (to outcreep your opponent most of the time), Fiora is mid-late game so don't worry if you don't kill someone early game. You can snowball just with farm. [.] MR/lvl : Good if you are afraid from their AP mid (someone like Ryze or Vlad) MR/lvl is less efficient until level 9. That's why I think Flat MR is better most of the time but against double ap composition, MR/lvl is a good alternative or if you solomid. [.] Armor : If you are not afraid from their AP and you want to hold your lane very hard, you have more sustain against AD. [title]Quint[/title] [.][number]ArmPen :[/number] Like Red, combo Quint + Red armpen is just so powerful during a long game. In fact Fiora will stack so much AD with items and passive that you won't need more AD comparing to ArmPen stats. These runes with a Last Whisper destroys any offtank with armor. [.]AD : Good but not necesserary because of W passive which already gives you so much AD. AD runes can be good if you want to crush your enemy fast. However Fiora is not a early champ. [.] Movement Speed : Your E already gives you MS, not useful compared to ArmPen. [.] Armor : Maybe against a very hard AD champ like a ranged AD carry top, but you already have your W to counter auto attack. [highlight]Set 2 (against Double AP comp)[/highlight] [imgext=] [title]Mark[/title] [.][number]Armor Pen :[/number] Same as before. [.] MR : Possible but not really efficient since you already have HP and a good MR with Seal and Glyph, you won't do any damage with these runes. [title]Seal[/title] [.][number]HP/lvl :[/number] HP is one of the main counter to AP champs, you will have sustain throughout the game and will affraid your enemies cause of a larger HP pool. [.]HP : AP champs are king of mid game so having flat HP is not really good when you will go to mid game where HP/lvl are better than flat. [.]MR : Not BiS (best in slot), HP stats are just better. [.]AD : Top AP champs will have armor, so you waste this slot. [title]Glyph[/title] [.]MR : Same as before. [.]MR/lvl : Same as before. [title]Quint[/title] [.][number]AD :[/number] Against an AP champ, they won't have that much armor early game / mid game so AD is better for this stage. [.]ArmPen : [imgsmall=champ/malphite.png] [.]HP : Against a very high burst champ like LeBlanc or Sion. I like to get 2 AD + 1 HP Quint because most of AP players won't stack armor fast except AP champ like Morgana or Kennen. This HP Quint can save you more than one time.

[title][img=skills/fiora/p.png] Passive: Duelist[/title] [number]Fiora regenerates health over 6 seconds each time she deals damage. Striking champions will cause this effect to stack up to 4 times.[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Very strong passive, letting you have high sustain in lane, it also give you a trade harass tool against your lane opponent. Hit it with your passive and you will have your health back. This skill with Wriggle and masteries just give you insane sustain in lane. [title][img=skills/fiora/q.png] Q: Lunge[/title] [number]Fiora dashes forward to strike her target, dealing physical damage. Fiora can perform the dash a second time within a couple seconds at no mana cost. Fiora dashes forward to strike her target, dealing 40/65/90/115/140 (+60% attack damage) physical damage. Fiora can perform the dash a second time within 4 seconds at no mana cost. Cost 60 Mana Range 600[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Well to be honest I don't really like this ability, it has a very High CD and damage output from this spell is meh. Nevertheless it is your only gap closer (Ashe's range). During laning phase you can use it to harass your opponent if you manage to keep a minion behind you : Q your opponent and Q back on minion. This spell will be more useful in teamfight giving you a positioning ability to use your ultimate. This ability has a high CD remember that. [title][img=skills/fiora/w.png] W: Riposte[/title] [number]Fiora's Attack Damage is increased. When activated, Fiora parries the next basic attack and reflects magic damage back to the attacker. Works against champions, monsters, and large minions. Passive: Fiora's Attack Damage is increased by 15/20/25/30/35. Active: Fiora parries the next basic attack within 1.5 seconds and reflects 60/110/160/210/260 (+100% ability power) magic damage back to the attacker. Works against champions, monsters, and large minions. Cost 45 Mana Range 20[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] This is your main lane ability. It is very powerful against AD champs, you can avoid many auto attacks or spells like [imgsmall=skills/gangplank/q.png] if you active your spell at the right time. Reflected damage is fine but not awesome, moreover you won't buy any AP later. But the reason why this spell is really good is it passive : Free AD that's the reason why ArmPen is better than AD on Fiora (runes). Your active doesn't block tower hit. [title][img=skills/fiora/e.png] E: Burst of Speed[/title] [number]Fiora temporarily gains additional Attack Speed. Each basic attack or Lunge she lands during this time increases her Movement Speed. Killing a champion refreshes the cooldown on Burst of Speed. Fiora gains 60/75/90/105/120% additional Attack Speed for 3 seconds. Each basic attack or Lunge she lands during this time increases her Movement Speed by 7/9/11/13/15% for 3 seconds, stacking up to 3 times. Killing a champion refreshes the cooldown on Burst of Speed. (Assists reduce the cooldown by half of the base amount.) Cost 55 Mana Range 500[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] This ability is really important. It explains why you don't have to buy any AS item on Fiora. 120% is huge. Use it carefully to have maximum efficienty. Remember assist and kill refresh the CD so don't forget to use it more than one time in teamfight. You can backdoor aswell with this spell to take tower down faster. Keep in mind to use it when you Q on your opponent to gain additional movement speed and stay close near your target. [title][img=skills/fiora/r.png] R: Blade Waltz[/title] [number]Fiora dashes around the battlefield to deal physical damage to enemy champions. Successive strikes against the same target deal less damage. Fiora dashes around the battlefield striking random champions 5 times for 160/330/500 (+120% attack damage) physical damage. Successive strikes against the same target deal 25% damage. The first and last attack will be against the same target. Each strike applies on-hit effects. Cost 100 Mana Range 400[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] The reason why Fiora can teamfight. She becomes untargetable and deals TONS OF DAMAGE. The CD on her ult is high, use it only when it is necessary i.e. in teamfights. During laning phase, I suggest you to rush your level 11 to have your ult level 2 which will deal stupid damage at the time. Ult range is really short, you have to be close from your enemy, try to target the enemy carries to be 100% effective and do your job in teamfight.

[center][img=skills/fiora/r.png] > [img=skills/fiora/w.png] > [img=skills/fiora/e.png] > [img=skills/fiora/q.png][/center] R > W > E > Q Take your Q at level 1 or 2 for utility during laning phase. R whenever you can for obvious reasons : more damage and lower CD, then max your W to get more AD from passive to deal more damage against your lane opponent and have a better last hit capacity, your W scales with your R (more AD). Right after take your E at level 4 and max in second, you don't really have to use it in lane, just in case you want to kill or trade against your opponent, however AS boost will be really useful in mid-game teamfight (when you are maxing this spell thus). Finaly max your Q to have more damage and reduce CD but this spell kinda sucks... Why W over E ? Because I don't think that you will use that much your E in laning phase, high AS with small AD amount just sucks hard. The only reason that you max E over W is if you get full AD runes where it can be good but ArmPen remains more powerful for mid-late game where Fiora is stronger than ever.

Well most of you must ask themselves, why I build IE over BT first. I think that Fiora is not at all a champion who is reliant of her spell, the only one dealing damage and which is useful is her ultimate. Fiora is an auto attack champ she needs damage and crit to be effective. Let's see statistics : [.]Infinity Edge : - 80 AD / Crit chance and crit damage [.]Bloodthirster : - 60-100 AD / Lifesteal The amount of AD is almost the same in both cases, the main difference is the others statistics. Like I explained in my Vayne's guide I don't like to get Wriggle + BT because this is too much lifesteal for nothing. If you attack someone with Wriggle + BT you will deal good damage with your spells but right after your AA will just sucks because contrary to Vayne you have no spell like [imgsmall=skills/vayne/w.png] or [imgsmall=skills/vayne/q.png] Whereas IE gives you the same amount of damage with spells AND a good AA with crits, this scales well with your E, for lifesteal you already have your passive + masteries + wriggle/dorans which are I think enough.

[title] Starting Items :[/title] [img=items/boots-of-speed.png][img=items/health-potion3.png] OR [img=items/cloth-armor.png][img=items/health-potion5.png] Take boots if you are solo against a low harass champ or a champ that you need to kite. Cloth armor is good against a heavy harass champ, you can turn it into wriggle after. [title]Defensive Items :[/title] I don't like to build Fiora like an offtank, she only needs one defensive item in my opinion (which is Frozen M. in my build). However, you have still one slot available to buy whatever you want so : if you die every teamfight or you are focused a lot, you might buy a second defensive item, this one will depend on enemy team damage. Against AP : [img=items/banshees-veil.png][img=items/quicksilver-sash.png][img=items/guardian-angel.png] Against AD : [img=items/guardian-angel.png][img=items/thornmail.png][img=items/randuins-omen.png] [title]MR : [/title] [.]Banshee's Veil is good if you need HP and MR and if the enemy team doesn't have any suppression or if they have someone like [img=champ/karthus.png] [.]QSS if they have suppression, against these champs : [img=champ/warwick.png][img=champ/malzahar.png][img=champ/skarner.png][img=champ/cassiopeia.png][img=champ/ashe.png][img=champ/galio.png][img=champ/mordekaiser.png][img=champ/urgot.png][img=champ/xerath.png] [.]GA is good if your team is reliant on you or you are far in late game. [title]Armor :[/title] [.]GA : same [.]Thornmail if enemy damage is AD only, especially good against a fed AD carry. [.]Randuin : Good armor item, it has a nice passive which can be good against a high AS/AD carry like [imgsmall=champ/kogmaw.png] After using your ult you can use your active to slow the whole enemy team and reduce their AS.

[highlight]Against AD[/highlight] [title]Early Game[/title] [img=items/wriggles-lantern.png] This is the item that you want the most early game, it let you have high sustain with lifesteal and good farm capacity with madred proc. Madred proc also gives you Drake and buffs control which can be useful to help your team doing drake or counter jungling. You get a free ward aswell. [img=items/ninja-tabi.png] There is no other choice for Fiora against AD, this boots are the best because you will have reduced enemy AD damage and armor meanwhile have good mobility. Ninja Tabi + Wriggle lantern gives you +55 armor early game which is more than a [imgsmall=items/chain-vest.png] You will counter your opponent and this will let you farm safety. [title]Mid Game[/title] [img=items/infinity-edge.png] One of the best AD item in the game, it gives you AD and crit, your auto attack will become very strong while your spells will too. When you get this one you can 1v1 almost every champ unless they are overfed. Right after the enemy team will probably stack armor so you have to rush your next item : [img=items/last-whisper.png] ArmPen runes + this item = fuck armor. It adds also AD for your spells. With IE + LW you can ignore enemy armor and smile again. Your damage will be very good at the time you get it (mid game). Then if you are not overfed you will have to buy a defensive item : [img=items/frozen-mallet.png] I think this is the best defensive item for Fiora alongside [imgsmall=items/guardian-angel.png] You become a tanky champ, the enemy team will try to avoid focusing you because of your high amount of HP. You have a permaslow which let you chase anyone with your E activated and Q available. On top of that you have AD bonus from [imgsmall=items/phage.png] for your spells. This item fills all your needs. [title]Late Game[/title] [img=items/the-bloodthirster.png] If you think that you can stack it, buy this item to get more AD and lifesteal, this is useful for your ultimate and auto attack. [img=items/atmas-impaler.png] 1.5% of maximum HP now, comparing to BT it's not really efficient to buy this item anymore. Even a half BT stack will be better now. Your last item can be : a defensive item (chapter 9) or a offensive item. I think that a (second) BT will add you a huge burst and let you reach high crit level which can't be really challenged. You will have aswell lifesteal to hold teamfight and having a good presence in. [highlight]Against AP - Early Game Differences[/highlight] [img=items/dorans-blade.png][img=items/dorans-blade.png] Sustain and HP this is what you need to hold an AP champ, you will counter his burst and will have sustain to stay on your lane. Dorans are cheap and are one of the best cost/efficient early item in the game so don't worry to buy 2 or 3 dorans (3 if you are losing your lane). Sell it later in the game. [img=items/mercurys-treads.png] CC's reduction and MR, both are useful, you will become more tanky and less CC vulnerable letting you have a better mobility for teamfight. [img=items/vampiric-scepter.png] This just to scale with your passive, dorans and masteries, in order to be impossible to wreck in lane. This remove the problem of rushing IE instead of BT. [img=items/hexdrinker.png] You might buy this item after your dorans. It can be good against some champs like Akali, Yorick, LeBlanc. It takes a slot which can be more useful with another item but if you think you will die often without early MR buy this. [img=items/maw-of-malmortius] After your LW and Phage you can buy this item to get more damage before getting your Frozen. You will have more sustain against AP and damage. Build it only if you bought Hexdrinker. Why this item if you are not an AD caster : you need AD to deal damage, when I played Fiora I noticed that in long teamfight your health will drop fast when your ult is used so getting a shield against DOUBLE AP is good. [title]Other items[/title] [img=items/the-black-cleaver.png] You won't be able to stack up your BC in a teamfight, your ultimate doesn't stack this item aswell making it less good than the LW by far. [img=items/phantom-dancer.png] To consider if your team is tanky (Urgot bottom lane for example), or if you are overfed. Take it instead of your Frozen or second BT.

[img=items/berserkers-greaves.png][img=items/infinity-edge.png][img=items/last-whisper.png][img=items/the-bloodthirster.png][img=items/the-black-cleaver.png][img=items/the-bloodthirster.png] [title][center]TONS OF DAMAGE[/center][/title] Well just for fun.

This list will be filled in the future let me the time to get experience for each matchups. I listed common top laners in the current meta. [img=champ/akali.png][.]You can hold her, take care of early which take you down really easily. Your W counters her Q EARLY GAME if you manage to activate at the right time, when she will get more AP even with your W you won't hold her burst. Care that she can land you 2 Q in a row if she's smart. In 1v1 situation you will deal constant damage when she will burst, this is at your advantage before level 6. However she can cancel your ultimate with her W so take care, don't waste it. Farm. Get a pink ward. Build 2 [img=champ/chogath.png][.]He's really squishy early game, his silence isn't a problem for you if you active your E before your Q. You can block his AA with your W aswell. Be aggressive when creeps are with you. Your passive let you win any trade. Build 2 [img=champ/gangplank.png][.]You are one of the best GP counter, in fact you will cancel each PP that he will land on you, your damages are higher and you have a better sustain than him. Trade with him at level 4 with your E activated to get more health back, he will have to back or die. You can try to kill him at level 6 quite easy. Build 1 [img=champ/garen.png][.]Rush [imgsmall=items/cloth-armor.png]x2 and a cold mindset, be very careful. Your W block his Q so you can avoid taking stupid damage early game. He has a high sustain like you Just play safe and farm until Wriggle, towerhug. Build 1 [img=champ/irelia.png][.]Your sustain is higher than her, wait until she uses her W to heal back on creep (if she doesn't even low hp rush her) to attack her. Your W doesn't counter true damage so be careful. Build 1 [img=champ/jarvaniv.png][.]You can block his passive with your W. Dodge his skillshots and you won't take any damage. At level 4, wait until that his E or Q is on CD then attack him, you win the trade with your sustain. Attack him several time like that, when he's low enough : [imgsmall=skills/fiora/r.png] + [imgsmall=summoners/ignite.png] Build 1 [img=champ/kennen.png][.]He's annoying but you can hold him, just wait until he use his E to attack him right after. If you use your ultimate while he is doing his one you won't take any Mark. You can kill him. Build 2 [img=champ/malphite.png][.]Tough matchup, with runes and HP you will survive to his burst, but you won't deal damage to him until your Last Whisper. He will probably get a Frozen Heart and/or Randuin. His E counters you quite hard since you are a champ reliant on auto attack. Just farm. Build 2 [img=champ/nasus.png][.]Your W counters his Q, harass him at level 4 but dont burn your mana because of his W which will kite you hard. So rush him and force him to use his W. Once this one is on CD, attack him. At level 6 don't be baited by his ultimate. If you win your lane deny him. Build 1 [img=champ/nidalee.png][.]AD Nidalee is annoying because of her AS early game, you won't block all of her auto attack, she's like Teemo but less annoying. You can fight her before her 6 and even after. At level 4 try to rush her, then harass her. At level 6, you can block her Q when she's morphed. Build 1 [img=champ/olaf.png][.]True damage hurts you a lot, don't try to trade with him, he will crush you, you have to farm and play safe. Ask a gank before his level 6. Build 2 : True damage can only be countered by HP. [img=champ/pantheon.png][.]He will try to deny you, his damage output is higher than you early game, his stun and E hurts. He's mana reliant check his mana pool and attack him when he has no mana, his damage come from his spell nothing else. Farm and try to survive. Build 1 [img=champ/renekton.png][.]Probably one of the strongest champ early game. He can stun and kite you. If you want to attack him you have to wait that his stun is off. Don't be baited at level 6. Farm lane (you win late game). Build 1 [img=champ/riven.png][.]After many trys she's really easy to beat in lane, you outdamage her hard throughout the game. Start with a [imgsmall=items/cloth-armor.png][imgsmall=items/health-potion5.png] When the creeps are with you (very important) you can fight her, just care of her W, use your one to prevent her to use it. Rush her with your Q and E activated, she won't be able to do anything to you. Start to attack her at level 4 thus. Build 1 [img=champ/rumble.png][.]Offtank AP, farm behind your creep, don't attack when he is overwarmed, and wait his [imgsmall=skills/rumble/q.png] to be off to attack him. He's annoying early game but if not fed not noticable later, just farm. Build 2 [img=champ/shen.png][.]Ban him. Build 2 [img=champ/singed.png][.]Probably one of the best Fiora counter-pick he can run and use his spells to deal damage, he will become tanky fast before you start to deal damage, you can't crush him early-mid game. Try to farm and don't lose too much HP even if you are undertower or you will die. Build 2 [img=champ/teemo.png][.] This [Insert insults here] little [Insert insults here] is [Insert insults here] You can't really lane against him, he harasses you too much and you can't really counter him because of his range and blind even with your W (which doesn't block the blind). Just try to farm. Build 2 [img=champ/tryndamere.png][.]Balanced matchup, he counters you because of AD reduction from his W. Your sustain is equal, you can block his AA. When you fight him, don't forget to use your E to kite him to have your W on when you fight back. Ult yourself when he ults. Harass and farm. Build 1 [img=champ/udyr.png][.]Magic damages and stun, you can't trade with him early game unless that he doesn't have that much armor. Farm and ask for a gank. Build 2 [img=champ/volibear.png][.]His main damages come from his W and ultimate, so there is two ways to do : - creeps with you, don't let him stack his W and force trade with your E on. - play safe until his W is off then attack. Remember to use ignite in order to kill him. Build 2 [img=champ/wukong.png][.]Be really agressive early game, he has no sustain in lane so if you manage to trade and deny him, you will be able to kill him at level 6. Get a pink ward is a good way to deny him. Build 1 [img=champ/yorick.png][.]Well it is Yorick, you can beat him once you have your Wriggle. Don't trade with him, he outdamages you by far if he spams everything on you. His only weakness is mana. Check it and you can attack him when he is oom. Farm lane until Wriggle. Build 1 (Hexdrinker to consider after Wriggle)

By far, the hardest phase. Check your lane opponent and grab [imgsmall=items/cloth-armor.png][imgsmall=items/health-potion5.png] or [imgsmall=items/boots-of-speed.png][imgsmall=items/health-potion3.png] First thing to know is that early game champs, champs with hard CC (with burst like Udyr) will crush you. But with your passive and masteries you should be able to hold your lane and farm. Just last hit undertower if your opponent has a stronger early game and want to deny you at all price. You are like Vayne, it doesn't matter if you don't get a kill early game, if you are farmed you will deal TONS OF DAMAGE later in the game. As I said, a good trick is to use your Q on your opponent + autoattack and Q again on low hp minion, you will have free harass + last hit. Don't spam your Q too much. If you see your opponent trying to harass you with AA use your W to deal damage and block his attack, then you can try to trade with him by activating your E if you see an opportunity. Keep at least one enemy minion behind you if you are wining your lane, you will be able to Q on him if you are ganked and will let you to escape. If you see your opponent is really low at level 6, use your [imgsmall=summoners/ignite.png] and [imgsmall=skills/fiora/r.png] it should take down a low life opponent. [title]Against AD laner [/title] Farm, farm and block his auto attack with your W, if you can manage to back with 1600g get your Wriggle ASAP. If you have less gold : - [imgsmall=items/madreds-razors.png] can help you a lot if you can't farm well. - [imgsmall=items/vampiric-scepter.png] + [imgsmall=items/long-sword.png] or [imgsmall=items/cloth-armor.png] against a high sustain laner, you have a lot of difficulty to trade against your opponent and he wants to trade all the time. Early wriggle will help you and your team to control objectives like Dragon and Nashor. You have a free ward aswell. Early Tabi is not important if you can have your B.F. before Tabi it is better. Ward your top, and farm for your [imgsmall=items/bf-sword.png] [title]Against AP laner[/title] Farm is still the best way, your W becomes useless for it active, try to back with at least 925g to get 2x[imgsmall=items/dorans-blade.png] With your runes and HP + lifesteal from Dorans you must be able to avoid dying from a burst. Right after get your mercury's to counter your opponent. Then there are two ways to do : - You are good at farming and are not that much denied then you can rush your B.F. - You take a lot of damage and can't farm that much, rush a Phage. So : if you back with 1600+ : [imgsmall=items/bf-sword.png] , otherwise :[imgsmall=items/phage.png]

This is where you become a monster. With your ArmPen runes, you will deal a lot of damage even if the enemy team has rushed armor. Once you get your [imgsmall=items/infinity-edge.png] You will deal about 600+ crit damage with your auto attack, so trade becomes easy (you can block an attack with your W remember) and your AS boost becomes very very strong. The only problem at this point in the game is the lack of survability. If the enemy has a lot of armor (120+), you will have to delay survability for a Last Whisper which will erase the armor problem definitively. If not get a Phage to counter a high focus in teamfight. Laning phase is over, you must group with your team to take objectives like Dragon, Nashor, Buffs, and Tower. Your goal is to destroy the enemy Nexus, not to be full stuff (wait...). Wriggle (if you build it) gives you all the control you need for these objectives. As Fiora, if you think that your team can fight without you then go to a lane and farm, act as if playin AD carry. You can split push aswell because of your E, towers will be down in a sec and the enemy team will have to stop you really fast, letting your team take other objectives. Ward for yourself, at this point of the game there is no miss and if you die it is your own responsability, enemies will roam often and won't let you farm most of the time. If your team needs you, you have to go with them, your teamfight utility is pretty high and can be game changing, remember that you snowball quite well. Check your map and try to finish your Frozen after your LW, then you will become tanky enough to teamfight all the day.

This is where Fiora truly shines. Your endgame damages is one of the highest in the game. You must be farmed a lot right now and trying to get your two last items. There is two ways to go : - get a [imgsmall=items/the-bloodthirster.png] if you think that you can stack it on minions (you may not have time to do this late game). - get [imgsmall=items/atmas-impaler.png] to become like an offtank which deals stupid damage. Atma gives you about 50 AD, BT 100 AD if stacked, 60 if not. So this depends on farm. For your last item it depends on your team. If you think that your AD carry deals enough damage to kill everyone in the opposed team you might buy [imgsmall=items/guardian-angel.png] If you must hardcarry your team get another [imgsmall=items/the-bloodthirster.png] Teamfights are the key of late game, Nashor is the most important point of the game. Drake doesn't matter late game, if you see the ennemy team going drake, GO NASHOR. Your E can take down buff very fast. You can backdoor if required thanks to your E, passive and HP items. You have to push lanes and tower. Don't forget : [img=items/elixir-of-fortitude.png][img=items/elixir-of-agility.png]

Important point for Fiora, you are a DPS carry assassin in some way. So you have to do both of their work : [highlight]FOCUS AND POSITIONING[/highlight]. Before teamfight starts, you have to think on who is the most fed in the enemy team. This is your main target except if it is the tank. Right after, you have to kill in order : Fed carry, remain carry and offtank last. Next, your positioning must be perfect, you are a melee dps you can't afford to do any positioning mistake otherwise you won't deal any damage. Wait until that the enemy team has used all their CC, or wait until the enemy team is CCed by your allies who engaged properly. When teamfight starts try to Q on the fed opponent, ignite him and use your ult on him (try to catch as many enemy as possible in your ult), if the enemy isn't dead, use your Q again if he didn't get off CD and use your E to chase him (added MS) and take him down. If he runs far away, don't follow him, your Q CD is too high to let you chase someone. If your enemy die, use your E right after and rush the other enemy carry to kill him ASAP, this should be really easy if your whole team is still alive, if not try to avoid Ace. All carries down ? Get the offtanks which are most of the time melee champs, you are the queen of melee so don't worry about a 1v1 against an offtank except if he's really fed. What about the support ? Most of the time supports are heavy CC champs, as Fiora, most of your spells will be on CD when you will have to focus the support, your Q has a high CD chasing a CC champ will be useless and may you lose a teamfight because your carry was caught by an enemy offtank. Another thing is that your main job isn't to protect your carry, you must take the enemy carry down, you have no CC so do your killer job and don't try to protect your carry unless he's the only one who is fed.

As top laner, if all your team fails you can't really carry them except if you are overfed. This will happen to you several times. Just don't blame me if you can't carry because of your teamates. Fiora is not like Irelia, you are not someone who can 1v5 a team. You don't engage a teamfight, but you have a really good backdoor capacity which means that AFK top can be a good way if your lanes failed. I hope you enjoyed this guide which will probably be my last one.

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