The champion has been bugged since 12.13 allowing Qiyana to do double damage with first strike.
As we previously covered, the player must toss her Q at the opponent while also using her W while the Q is still in the air. This will enable her to trigger the bug and do massive damage to the opponent.
As a result her winrate rose to a ridiculous 58% in Master+ according to Lolalytics
Riot’s attempted fix leaves the combo harder to land, but can result in triple damage if used correctly instead
u/Likaiy, a Reddit Qiyana main explained the 2 new bugs with Qiyana here
- You still do the Q W Q, but also press E instantly when you throw your Q, resulting in 3x first strike damage
- When you throw Q W Q ranged it applies passive only 1 instead of 2 because changed element (negative bug)
Most likely because of the 1st bug, Qiyana’s winrate in 12.14 went from 58% to 60% in Master+ over 1000+ games according to Lolalytics
Riot will probably attempt to fix the bug again with a mid patch update. Until then, get your free ELO or instead make sure to ban her.
We’ll keep you updated should a hotfix come out!