LoL Ornn Champion Guide - abilities, runes, playstyle, and more

Ornn is the Fire Below the Mountain and because of such, his presence in League of Legends is big.

However, despite his big personality and abilities, not many players know how to approach this solitary beast.

Mainly played in the top lane, Ornn has a lot of easy abilities which make him good for a beginner.

He also scales his team up which is great if a certain laner is falling behind.

However, due to the hunk of mass that Ornn has, he does have quite a reduced movement speed.

Have we sold him to you yet? If so, then let's look at a guide on how to play Ornn in the top lane in League of Legends.

Ornn Abilities

Ornn ability in League of Legends
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Passive - Living Forge

Ornn gains an additional bonus Armor and Magic Resistance from all sources. Ornn can spend gold to forge non-consumable items anywhere. Additionally, he can create masterwork items for himself and for his allies.

Q - Volcanic Rupture

Ornn slams the ground, sending out a fissure dealing damage and slowing enemies hit. After a small delay, a magma pillar forms at the end location.

W - Bellows Breath

Ornn advances, breathing fire. Enemies hit by the final gout of flame become Brittle.

E - Searing Charge

Ornn charges, dealing damage to enemies he passes through. If Ornn collides with terrain while charging, the impact creates a shockwave around him which deals damage and knocks up enemies.

R - Call of the Forge God

Ornn summons a massive elemental at a location which travels toward him with increasing speed. Enemies run over by the elemental take damage, are slowed and are made Brittle. Ornn can recast the ability to charge into the elemental, redirecting it in the direction he hits it, causing the elemental to affect any enemies it runs over to be knocked up, dealing the same damage and re-applying Brittle.

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Best Runes

Ornn runes in League of Legends
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Grasp of the Undying is a must-have when playing Ornn in the top lane. The resolve tree as a whole is perfect to keep this tank alive.

Following up with Conditioning and Overgrowth also means that Ornn has a fighting chance against any damage dealers in the top lane.

Following the Precision tree next is the best way to keep that health up whilst also making sure he can pack a punch.

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League of Legends Playstyle Best Suited for Ornn

Here are some great playstyle tips to ensure that you play the best you can as the big fire beast.

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  • Play safe in the early game to get farm and avoid unnecessary damage intake.
  • Ornn has lots of sustain, so make sure to stay in the fight for the long haul.
  • Use Ornn's Demolish rune to shove down towers in the mid-game and put pressure onto the top lane.
  • Fighting in 5v5s is okay in the mid to late game, Ornn has some great engage opportunities.
  • Never fight without your ultimate ability. It can be used to create some great engages.
  • Stay in the front line and peel for your carries and heavy-damage hitters.
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