Originally Posted by Xypherous
If you meet another mid with harass poke, the ideal response is going Q/W/Max E and stuffing their harass.with the shield combo and poking them with your passive.
In all cases though, simply using Q/W is good - but properly placing Q/W so that you can do a followup E and autoattack is the high end.
I've generally found Q's utility to be the strongest though in determining winning - Super portable ward. :x
Honestly, now that I think about it, I'm beginning to understand why the changes are a bit upsetting.
My playstyle was more tuned towards the supportive aspects of Orianna's kit then the mage in teamfights especially. The E shield-W speed boost for the initiator into R was my most common combo, but now that takes away much of her damage since the W cooldown is fairly significant.
I guess i was too reliant on Q for damage (at least until my W came back up)