E V O L U T I O N
Final item build classical
Not Updated For Current Season
The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.
Threats to Viktor with this build
|Kassadin||Your burst is a devastating DMG Output for Kassadin. If Kassa engages with Rift Walk use W, q and e - Finish with ult and Ignite. GG.|
|Ekko||You can make him your slave by simply using your overwhelming early dmg potential. Harass, show him who the Boss is. When he reaches level 6 stun him when he jumps on you, finish him off. This lane you will just lose, if enemy jungle camps you as hell so ekko gets a facerolling lead|
|Karthus||My other main...a good Karthus will just farm and farm, so be aggressive, very aggressive and try to take him down. If the Karthus is really good at him like me, pray that he wont reach lategame. At this point 2 of his q´s can dmg you so heavily, that you will beg for mercy. Finish game fast and get fed on him, or by roaming ! In fact an easy lane...but it´s Karthus.|
|Kayle||Lol - Just destroy her. Easy lane.|
|Twisted Fate||You counter him so hardcore. He has no chance, no matter how fed he will get. You have the better range and he is a terrible duelist. And you are one of the best.|
|Fiddlesticks||Ward up and chill. If he ults, w under him. You can outtrade him any time easily as your R aborts his W channel. Easy as fak. Give him a kiss before he goes back to base.|
Hi ! My name is Aenimatora and i am a summoner on EUW.
I main Viktor since his release (before rework) and i had a 1900 Elo at beginning of season 2/ Season 1. I did over 2000 Games with this champion in 2 seasons, and i wanna make Viktor attractive and useful for you. Sadly i was a long time inactive, that´s why i reached just gold one in Preseason 4. All thanks to the old Viktor !
My main point is to share my knowledge about the glorious evolution. Therefore i´ll point out all strenghts and weaknesses he has to deal with.
Pro´s and Con´s
Of course it seems very difficult to master this Champion...but no need to be frustrated !
Laning is easy with Viktor, you need to accept his pro´s and con´s !
- Good early damage and trading
- GODLIKE UBERBURST. See the MOFAKAS melting in front of you.
- Zone Control overall with W + Death Ray ecplosions
- outdamages almost anyone (and any AP for sure)
- Perfect for forcing teamfights and winning them easily in so called "Choke positions"
- E is a great poke and farmingtool !
- Extremly strong in teamfights and 1vs2
- Best kiting among the whole game : combined with the mobility of an Udyr. That is hilariously strong.
- Every Laningphase is with Viktor a true skillmatch. Even old Viktor had no counters - if played well !
- Extremly strong pushing abilities
- Very squishy
- Very easy gankable in early-game
- immobile without his q-Augment.
- High manawaste in early
- "Death ray" is by far one of the most difficult abilities to use and hit properly
- Beginners will hate Viktor much. He gets beneficial after tons of practice.
- extremly bluebuff dependent champion
VIKTOR CHANGES SINCE MAGE-UPDATE:
Viktor got changed a bit....again. But the changes did him well. I explain to you why this is the case. We go over through every ability and i describe you which items could possibly synergize with each certain spell. So when you feel like to boost one part of his kit, then do it through your itemchoices.
Cost: 45/50/55/60/65 Mana
Viktor blasts an enemy unit dealing magic damage, gaining a shield and empowering his next basic attack.
Augment: Viktor gains bonus Movement Speed after casting.
Viktor blasts an enemy unit, dealing 60/80/100/120/140 (+40% Ability Power) magic damage while granting Viktor a shield that absorbs up to 0 (+0) damage over the next 2.5 seconds.Viktor's next basic attack deals 20/40/60/80/100 (+50% Ability Power) bonus magic damage.
Augment - Turbocharge: Viktor gains 30% Movement Speed for 2.5 seconds.
The shield scales now on mana so you can rethink twice if you don´t wanna pick up a Rod of ages + Morellos to boost this shield. Especially with the Rylais crystal scepter your kiting potential plus sustain increases a lot with this kind of itembuild. Still you gain a decent amount of AP which allows you to burst as you were used to.
Cost: 70/80/90/100/110 Mana
Viktor uses his robotic arm to fire a chaos beam that cuts across the field in a line, dealing damage to all enemies in its path.
Augment: An explosion follows the Death Ray's wake, dealing magic damage.
Viktor uses his robotic arm to fire a chaos beam that cuts across the field in a line, dealing 70/110/150/190/230 (+50% Ability Power) magic damage to every enemy in its path.
Augment - Aftershock: An explosion follows the Death Ray's wake, dealing 20/60/100/140/180 (+70% Ability Power) magic damage.
The laser got splitted in two parts. The first hit was returned to its usual basedamage before the first big nerf on Viktor. The ap ratio is less. The second part of the E after upgrading it hurts a damn lot ! It hits for total damage. That means: The aftershock you had before the latest rework was reduced vs enemny champions. You dealt just 40 percent of the Laser dmg as explosion damage. Now you hit practically twice. Before the laser looked like this : 230 basedamage + 70 percent ap ratio + the aftershock with 40 percent of this damage. You had a 322 basedamage + 70 percent ap in total. Short - Before your aftershock dealt just 40 percent of the damage on enemies which already got hit by your death ray.
Now just analyze this guys: No damage reduction on hitted targets anymore ! That means: 100 percent BRUTAL aftershock damage. And that´s why Rylais is now your bread and butter. The damage becomes nearly undodgeble. Enjoy 1,6k dmg lasers in lategame ! You will love it ! The momentanous total ap ratio is: 410 basedamage + 110 percent ap ratio if both parts hit. Just enjoy that freaking scales and BUY RYLAIS.
(Active)Viktor conjures a singularity at the target location, dealing magic damage and interrupting enemy channels. Viktor can redirect the singularity for 6 seconds, causing magic damage every second to nearby enemies. The singularity will move slower as it attempts to move farther away from Viktor.
Augment - Velocity: Chaos Storm Moves 20% faster.
Cost: 100 mana
Cooldown: 120 / 110 / 100 seconds
Initial Magic Damage: 100 / 175 / 250
(+50% of Ability Power)
Magic Damage per Second: 150 / 250 / 350
(+100% of Ability Power)
Now....this **** got ****ing hilarious ! Before the DoT was just a mess. You barely killed a minion wave with it. The ticks were short but the damage even smaller. The Chaos Storm was more likely a burstfest, but no DPS tool.
Now just rethink this: Before you had in total 900 Basedamage (including dot) + 160 percent ap ratio. But Riot heard my prayers and increased the ratio insanely to the level of the old Viktor (which nearly noone played) i played before the major rework. But not just that. 260 percent ap ratio now seems to be a killer. It is....
The burst is still there (even if Ap ratio + Basedamage nerfed for the initiation of the Chaos Storm) , but the DoT damage is simply INSANE.
In total numbers that means: 1300 Basedamage after 6 Seconds + 260 percent of your AP.
260.....260 PERCENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now try to work also on the lane with your ult a lot ! Use exhaust to keep them in the ultimate if you need to and get Rylais as first item if your enemy is too mobile etc pp..... My lategame "Yolo Build" with Ludens increases heavily the Burst of the Chaos Storm. But never forget about Rylais.
Rylaus and Lichbane are now your bread and butter. Keep that in mind and you mastered the new-new Viktor in terms of Coreitems :)
How to use your Death Ray (FAP FAP FAP AND FARM FARM FARM)
How to cast this main spell to be "dangerous" ?
I saw this season many Viktor "Mains" who tried to play him. I saw lasers which made me cry and laugh at once.
And i think it is very important to analyze how this spell works actually.
Therefore we need to solve some questions and problems with it !
- How to hit it nearly always ?
The answer is: Practice, practice, practice and prediction !
It will be easier for you to try to hit your enemy through a bunch of minions.
As an example you get rewarded twice if you do so: You clear the wave instantly at level 7 and you DMG your opponent hard.
Why do i suck with Viktor so hard ? I don´t hit any spell + i lose tons of farm during laning phase !
Learn to use the laser while running ! This makes every move of you very hard to dodge since you don´t offer any sign of predictionable movements so that your opponent doesn´t know what to do exactly.
Especially punish casters who need to stay a second to lasthit or farm up with spells. Get a feeling for this moment and burst their rectum till they go back to base ! And don´t forget to dodge their harass :)
When you can do these 2 basics with Viktor - You will win every lane. That happens cause of your insane area control effects. You can zone like this any opponent very hard even if he doesn´t get it or see it. But in fact you´ll always dominate the lane like that.
What to do when i missed my death ray ?
Go home and kill yourself....NAAAH Joke ! No need to worry. You have a quite viable shield to block early harass. Any good enemy at higher elo will try to burst you in the time window of your death ray cooldown.
But no need to worry guys: You have a shield, a W which can zone extremly hard. Immobile champions are your slaves, they won´t do much against you, If you play against an assasin and you missed your death ray when it has a great power spike just position yourself good so you are save from gapclosers. At lvl 7 your cooldown isn´t that high and you can oneshot minion waves easily !
What should i upgrade first in my Hexcore ?
You should always upgrade your death ray first.
But why ?
Simple answer: Insane waveclear.
Loose the lane before you reach 1000 gold and win it after that hard. If someone outfarmed you, you will outfarm him in the next 5 minutes easily. And your damage...just the insane damage.
What to upgrade next Aenimatora ?
Simple: Your Q !
Why that ? This spell becomes at midgame your bread and butter for any teamfight and 1on1 situation at midgame till the end. It gives you insane kitepotential. As an example your q gets beneficial and powerful with lvl 13 lichbane build. At this point your hex starts to outscale the old hexcore stats before Riot nerf to Viktor.
So enjoy some freaking 2 hit kills with e+q. And escape easy.
But another question surely is: When do i need to get this item ?
Simple answer: See the enemies around you. You can deal easy against squishy team compisitions without any gap closers and hard cc. So you get Rabadons and Lichbane and then you upgrade your Hexcore a second time to get the q movement speed.
If you have the need to focus more on mobility and kiting, and especially if you are the type of Viktor player who doesn´t like to waste the ult all time to burst someone down: Get the q upgrade and lichbane as fast as you can. Your ult and the death ray have godly basestats so you can tryhard less and refuse to get rabadons early.
When you see my itembuild you see a focus on Lichbane and Luden´s Echo.
In the notes i will explain why this build is so extremly powerful.
Get the W upgrade the end after you finished 2 upgrades and 3 core items.
It gives you huge amount of ap, mana sustain and utility for lategame teamfights !
Teamfighting with Viktor in Choke-Positions
Positioning is all what you need with Viktor to be a devastating and dangerous opponent for your enemies.
Viktor becomes very powerful in so called "Choke-Positions".
What does that mean actually ?
"Choke-positions" are near jungle paths or "in-jungle" fights. But why is that the place on summoners rift where Viktor shines most at ?
Here some good and understandable reasons:
- His W fits the whole size of the jungle paths. It is very hard to dodge it, or to escape it when you place it there
- His R radius has the same effect in this positions.
- You can perfectly kite with your Q when you position defensivly and save. Wait for their frontline to pass, or use your W to control the area. You can protect and outzone almost anyone from your carries.
It is very benificial for your team if you bait them near jungle, because Viktor and his kit synergize well at this spots on the map. Use this for your own advantage ! You will see that you will win most teamfights easy.
As an example i post a scene from the God of Gods: SKT T1 Faker.
Sk Telecom forced a teamfight in the korean LCS exactly at a choke position. And see what Faker does at this moment - But don´t fap to hard.
And this Video is again an example of Viktor´s teamfightpotential at this spots on the map !
Teamfighting with Viktor in general (Solo Q yolo Style)
Viktor has perhaps the most devastating AOE Burstdamage in this whole game. The insane amount of DPS dealt by his Chaos Storm and the insane scales on "Death Ray" make you to be one of the most feared characters and players on the map.
Viktor is always able to get anyone he wants and survive it - As long as you know how !
Most teamfights will start around turrets and jungle objectives.
The "Choke Position" story in the 5th Chapter is more made for competetive gameplay than solo q.
But what to do in Solo q with all those insanely selfish and egomanic kids ?
Simply: Win the Teamfight alone.
Flank a lot, kite a lot and when they clump: BOOOOOM !
Burn their face with death ray and chaos storm.
And push lanes hard. With lichbane turrets become victims for you. Pick up the isolated ones and gg.
You won the game easy after 25 Minutes and now you can fap the whole game.
In the end...
it doesn´t even matter !
But an advice by me:
If you become after this guide a Viktor main listen to this song before you start a match with him !
It´s alright fellas, no need to sulk, ah ?
I should go outside and drink some Vodka instead of making this guide.
But still i hope you enjoy it !
PS: Ey guys....Who fed Viktor ????