How To Play Miss Fortune In League Of Legends
Last Updated: October 1, 2021
Looking for an ADC with a lot of damage but doesn’t have complicated mechanics? We got you covered. In this guide, we’ll show you everything you need to know on how to get started with Miss Fortune.
Miss Fortune is one of the best beginner friendly champions you can use to get started playing as an ADC. She has excellent damage and good poke that helps her harass her opponents in the early game. She scales well into the late game and is a relatively safe pick even if she has no true mobility spell. Despite being easy to play, Miss Fortune packs a punch and is good enough to carry the entire team on her own.
Miss Fortune is a great example of a lane bully. She can freely poke and whittle down her lane opponent’s health and deny them from last hitting minions. Her kit has a great mix of both single target and large aoe damage.
Passive – Love Tap
Miss Fortune’s next basic attack against an enemy that was not the target of her previous basic attack will deal 50% − 100% (based on level) AD bonus physical damage, halved to 25% − 50% (based on level) AD against minions.
Not exactly the best passive in the game, but it syncs well with her playstyle. Make sure to alternate between hitting minions and basic attacking your opponents to make the most out of the bonus damage.
Q – Double Up
Miss Fortune fires a shot at the target enemy that deals physical damage upon its arrival, which then bounces to hit another enemy behind it. The shot applies on-hit effects at 100% effectiveness to both enemies hit, and applies on-attack effects to the first enemy hit. Additionally, the second shot can critically strike and will always critically strike if the first shot kills the target.
Miss Fortune’s primary source of damage. Aside from your basic attacks, you would want to use Double Up whenever you can. Use this to last hit low health minions so that it will bounce to a target directly behind it. It’s useful for harassing opponents when they get up close to farm minions.
W – Strut
Passive: Miss Fortune gains 25 bonus movement speed if she has not taken non-persistent damage in the last 5 seconds. This bonus is increased to a greater amount after another 5 seconds.
Active: Miss Fortune gains up to 100% bonus attack speed for 4 seconds and brings Strut’s passive effect to full power. Additionally, Love Taps reduce the cooldown of this ability by 2 seconds.
A great ability to help Miss Fortune kite her enemies. The move and attack speed buff make kiting opponents very easy. Use this whenever you can when in a team fight.
E – Make It Rain
Miss Fortune channels a barrage of bullets onto the target location for 2 seconds, granting sight of the area and dealing magic damage to all enemies within every 0.25 seconds and slowing them.
This is Miss Fortune’s only form of crowd control. Whenever you are heading into a fight with your allies, try to lead and open with this ability to help your team get closer. A lot of people often underestimate how strong the slow is on this ability so chances are, they’ll get caught off guard when you try to engage.
R – Bullet Time
Miss Fortune channels for up to 3 seconds, firing several waves of bullets in a spread of 6 projectiles per wave in the target direction, with each wave dealing 75% AD (+ 20% AP) physical damage to enemies hit. Each wave of the ability can critically strike for up to 20% bonus physical damage.
This is what makes Miss Fortune an absolute beast during team fights. If you position yourself correctly, you can melt all your opponents in an instant. Even the most durable tanks will get shredded. Since this is a channeling ability, it will get interrupted when you get hit with a CC or if you unwittingly move so be careful and make sure to find the perfect opportunity to use this ultimate.
Runes and Item Builds
For items, Miss Fortune has the luxury of going on multiple build paths. The best builds for her make use of Crit and Attack Speed or pure Lethality. Both have their uses and synergize well with her kit.
Miss Fortune’s starting items are pretty standard. Doran’s Blade and a couple of Health Potions are the typical starting items for any champion looking to build AD. If you could do without the sustain and health from Doran’s Blade, you can opt for a Long Sword instead.
There are a lot of choices for your Mythic Item on Miss Fortune and each one of them fit a different playstyle. All of them are pretty good, but the best ones are Kraken Slayer if you’re going for a DPS/Crit build or Eclipse if you’re going for a burst build. Kraken Slayer adds more DPS and works well with Love Tap. It has everything Miss Fortune needs from Attack Speed to Crit to Attack Damage. If you feel like you need an escape to get away from assassins or to dodge crowd control but still want to build crit and DPS, you can swap Kraken’s Slayer with Galeforce.
On the other hand, if you want to build as more of a burst ADC, the best Mythic Item for you would be Eclipse. It has crazy sustain plus a shield that can help you soak some damage during trades. If you’re ahead and you feel like you can do without the survivability from Eclipse, you can purchase a Duskblade of Draktharr instead. Its passive, Nightstalker, will help you deal bonus damage whenever you attack a champion. This also synergizes well with Love Tap, especially when you’re alternating between targets.
After purchasing your Mythic Item, you should focus on building other items that compliment its playstyle. If you went with either Kraken Slayer or Galeforce, buy items that give you attack speed and more crit. Your next item should ideally be The Collector to help you execute your opponents when they’re low on health. For boots, take Berserker’s Greaves for the attack speed. Next, go for an Infinity Edge for more crit and raw damage. Build Mortal Reminder for its anti-healing properties or you can swap it with a Lord Dominik’s Regards if the enemy team doesn’t have much heal but has a lot of tanks. Finish your build off with a Guardian Angel for damage and increased survivability. Your full build should look something like this:
If you went with either Eclipse or Duskblade of Draktharr, your next items should be focused on getting more raw damage and lethality. You have less DPS with this item path but each of your basic attacks and abilities will deal a lot of damage. With this build path, you wouldn’t be rushing to complete your Mythic Item immediately. Instead, your first item should be Youmuu’s Ghostblade. At only 2900 gold, this item is pretty cost efficient for all the stats it provides plus an active that gives you bonus move speed. Next, you should now build your desired Mythic Item. For boots, take Boots of Swiftness since you wouldn’t benefit much from the attack speed Berserker’s Greaves provides. Take a Serylda’s Grudge next for more damage, armor penetration, and a 30% slow on your damaging abilities. You can go with either Mortal Reminder or Lord Dominik’s Regards next depending on your matchups. Lastly, go for a Guardian Angel for survivability. Your full build should look something like this:
For Runes, you also have two options that depend on the playstyle you want to go for. If you go with the DPS Build, take Arcane Comet for your keystone in your primary path. This helps with your overall damage when you start poking your opponent in the early game. Next take, Manaflow Band for increased mana regeneration, Absolute Focus to help you scale better in the late game, and Scorch for that added burn damage whenever you hit opponents with a damaging ability. For secondaries, take Magical Footwear for the free boots and Biscuit Delivery for early sustain. This rune set is geared towards helping you survive in the early game and scale better in the late game. For your rune shards, take Attack Speed, Adaptive Force, and Armor.
If you went with the burst build, take Press the Attack for your keystone for more damage every three basic attacks. Next, take Presence of Mind for the mana regeneration, Legend: Bloodline for the bonus lifesteal, and Coup de Grace to help you execute low health targets. For secondaries, take Absolute Focus and Gathering Storm for more bonus damage in the later stages of the game. For rune shards, take Attack Speed, Adaptive Force, and Armor.
- Miss Fortune ramps up speed if she hasn’t recently taken damage thanks to Strut. Avoid getting hit to move very fast.
- Make sure you abuse the range and damage from Double Up. Angling it properly can lead to some surprising damage and some surprising kills.
- Miss Fortune is weak to champions who can deal more burst damage to her early on. Consider banning Lucian, Xayah, Sivir, Caitlyn, or Draven when using her.
- Always take Flash and Heal for your summoner spells. Barrier and Cleanse are good alternatives for Heal depending on your matchups.
So there you have it! That’s all you need to know about playing Miss Fortune in League of Legends. Be sure to check back with us again for more guides on your favorite games. Have fun and we’ll see you on the Rift!