Orianna Build Guide for Season 13

Dark Star Orianna

Are you looking for an Orianna guide to help you succeed? You’re in the right spot! This comprehensive guide, inspired by challenger player Zianni, covers everything you need to know about playing Orianna.


Because of her safe and reliable laning phase, which enables her to be blind-picked and perform well in any matchup, Orianna is referred to as the queen of mid-lane. She has good scaling throughout the entire game and provides a good amount of utility and damage to her team. She is challenging to master because of her unique playstyle, but once you do, you will start getting great and reliable results. If this sounds interesting, then Orianna might be the right champion for you!

Pros & Cons for playing Orianna:


  • Summon Aery: Enhances Orianna’s poke and trading power in lane. Shielding herself or an ally causes Aery to fly back to Orianna, dealing extra damage to the enemy, providing consistent damage, utility, and protection.
  • Manaflow Band: Increases mana supply, making it simpler to wave clear for priority. Her (Q) has one of the lowest mana costs, which makes it very simple to spam in lane and pick up early stacks.
  • Transcendence: A very flexible tool that gives us haste and makes it easier for us to reposition our ball as a reward for scaling.
  • Scorch: for easier match-ups and more bully potential with our low mana costs /Gathering Storm: better for scaling in any match-up.
  • Magical Footwear: Saves you 300 Gold. This is a great scaling rune for spiking at your mythic item, however, without boots, you’re pretty vulnerable in bad matchups. Consider taking cosmic insight instead if you need early boots.
  • Biscuit Delivery: Great rune for lane staying power, making it less painful to take bad trades and ensuring ideal back timings.
  • Attack Speed: Helps with last-hitting minions/ trades early
    More Damage
    Health: Scaling health outvalues armor/mr at level 4


Early Game Items:

Doran's Ring
Health Potion
Tear of the Goddess
Dark Seal

Boots Options:

Mythic Options:

Second Item:

Seraph's Embrace
Void Staff

Third Item:

Void Staff
Rabadon's Deathcap
Zhonya's Hourglass
Seraph's Embrace



Practice your ball placement: Orianna’s ball placement can make or break a fight. Try to anticipate where your opponents will move and place the ball accordingly.

Use your Q to zone enemies: Orianna’s Q can be used to zone enemies and control space in lane. Use it to create areas where your opponents can’t safely stand, and punish them if they overstep.

Utilize your W for waveclear: Orianna’s W is an excellent tool for waveclear. Use it on ranged minions to shove and apply pressure to your opponent’s tower.

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Land your Rs: Orianna’s ultimate can turn team fights around, so make sure you’re landing it on as many enemies as possible. Look for opportunities to combo it with your teammate’s champions, for ex: j4,zac.

Keep your shield handy: Orianna’s E shield is a powerful tool for both offense/combos and defense. Use it to protect yourself and your allies in fights, and consider using it aggressively to trade with your opponent in lane.

Position yourself carefully: Orianna is a relatively immobile champion, so positioning is key to her success. Stay at the back of fights and use your ball to zone enemies away from your team.

If you want to learn more about Orianna matchups, build optimization or runes, I highly recommend you watch Zianni’s videos.