Originally Posted by Amplisix
Are you happy with Orianna at the moment? I feel like her damage is definitely underwhelming unless really fed. Otherwise her ult does pitiful damage compared to other burst casters like Annie or Gragas, who both have additional elements to their ultimates like Orianna does.
For me, Orianna is definitely not the easiest champ to play, but one of the most rewarding.
I am not really the best person to ask about her balance, but as a Rioter, I would say that I am pretty happy with Orianna. She is incredibly strong overall -- what she gives up in raw damage output she makes up for in utility. I think comparing Annie to Orianna is a mistake because Annie cannot persistently facilitate her team's success to the same degree Orianna can.
Also, regarding her Q, the ball does a 175 radius pulse of circular aoe on the end, giving it an effective range of 1000.