The youngest child in a ruling family, Qiyana grew up believing she would never inherit the high seat of the Yun Tal. As her parents governed Ixaocan, a city-state hidden deep in the jungles of Ixtal, they raised their children to succeed them, schooling them in the proud traditions of their isolated nation. Primed to rule before her, Qiyana’s nine older sisters received most of the attention, and she often longed to find her own meaningful place in the family.
Qiyana draws power from her environment to set up royal plays. As a highly mobile AD burst assassin, she rules the map and commands her team to glorious victory.
Understanding how to position to take advantage of the terrain with W - Terrashape, is key. Qiyana gets damage, attack speed, and damage buffs while she's near her chosen element (River/Wall/Brush), and Q - Edge of Ixtal gains enhanced properties, letting her root enemies, do more damage to low health opponents, or stealth.
Terrashape also allows her to perform a short dash and resets Edge of Ixtal's cooldown. Using her Q, W, Q combo can lead to some really awesome outplay opportunities, not to mention hefty extra damage from her passive, Royal Privilege.
Looking for fights in the river and jungle means Qiyana will have access to her entire range of abilities as opposed to when she's going toe-to-toe with a champ mid lane, and her R - Supreme Display of Talent, becomes much scarier once your opponent's back is up against a wall. Because explosions.
Qiyana delights in picking off immobile mages like Vel'Koz, Brand, and Xerath, using her superior movement options to dodge their skillshots and go in for the kill. However, she's not the best at dueling fighters or tanks who can survive her initial burst, and it's even worse if they can shut down her mobility or punish her for trying to take a new element. Poppy makes it really hard for Qiyana to move where she wants and loves when the princess Terrashapes towards walls.
Having access to multiple dashes and increased movement speed around river, walls, and brush, means Qiyana should be looking to roam and pick up early kills. The extra gold and resulting damage items mean she'll be able to take control of the map and turn any potential skirmish into a bloodbath.