Command: Dissonance is a very powerful escape tool if Orianna has the Ball. The combination of speed and leaving a slowing obstacle can be quite powerful.
Command: Protect can be used on yourself to return the Ball back to you quickly. Combine this with Command: Attack for a quick harassment.
Command: Shockwave can be used to drag enemies towards you or away from you if you position the Ball properly.
Aqua Prison is a very powerful ability with a long cooldown, take advantage of the situation if Nami misses this ability.
Tidal Wave has a very long range but travels slowly, be aware of when it is coming your way as you can move out of its path.
Try to avoid fighting an opponent affected by Tidecaller's Blessing, it lasts a short duration so waiting it out can help you greatly.
The stats shown on this page show some strategic Orianna against Nami counter statistics that can help you figure out the differences between this pair of champs. Orianna’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Nami’s ratio of NaN, showing that Orianna may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Nami..
Orianna typically has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her enemy does. Typically, she receives a similar amount of damage to Nami. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.
Both League champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Orianna usually loses when playing against Nami, with a 45.2% win rate. Therefore, Orianna makes a poor counter for Nami.
While Orianna does have a much lower winrate compared to Nami, when on opposite teams, Orianna also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more time consuming champ to develop with. You may get destroyed when picking Orianna into Namias her relative depth means that you may not be able to reach her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Orianna has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Nami. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Orianna vs Nami matchups, Nami is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.
Orianna is a garbage counter for Nami. Focus your strategy on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Orianna against Nami.
To truly master Orianna to counter Nami during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and tips displayed above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Orianna usually racks up much more CS as Nami. Champions who typically don't get much CS typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.
The most crucial items to use in your Orianna versus Nami build include Luden's Tempest, Seraph's Embrace, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Orianna bought at least these three pieces in her build, she did much better when fighting Nami than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Orianna boasted an average win rate of 45.2% when countering Nami with this counter build.
To have the highest likelihood of annihilating Nami as Orianna, Orianna players should take the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Biscuit Delivery, and Time Warp Tonic runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Orianna vs Nami clashes, this mix of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 45.2% winrate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Nami as Orianna are given for all skill levels combined. If you want to filter the statistics and builds to a distinct skill level, you may use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.