The brief period of downtime between each Enchantment pick up will be your go to time to harass her as she will not have a powerful
that has an empowerment.
Be careful when going for short trades with Qiyana as she prefers them over long extended ones. Try to poke her down and look for extended trades when her
is on cooldown. Note that her
cooldown gets reset if she picks up a new Element.
When Qiyana has her River Element (the blue one), do not over extend or play super aggressively. There is probably a reason she has picked this up and her Jungler may be nearby. Play safer when she holds this Element.
Qiyana’s team fight presence is huge. Spread out and do not fight in choke points like inside the jungle or under a Tower to reduce her usefulness.
Split pushing could be a good way to counter Qiyana’s
, but ensure that the players who are facing her do not get caught out by her
as she will usually use it to start the team fight.
Burst damage is one of the biggest problems Qiyana faces because she doesn’t always buy defensive items. As soon as she uses her
aggressively, burst her down.
The level 6 power spike for Qiyana is pretty strong because it gives her a game changing Ultimate that can be used in plenty of ways. Be careful and do not position near a Tower or wall as she may look to
you into it.
During the mid game is where Qiyana truly shines. This is because she is a great team fighter thanks to her
. Unlike many other Assassins, Qiyana actually favours team fighting 5v5. Do not group to close to the wall during this time as she may look to engage.
Once Qiyana has her first item completed, she will look to trade more aggressively as she will have extra cooldown reduction and damage. Be careful and do not go for short trades as she favours them.