Vayne Build Guide by C9Sneaky
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Threats to Vayne with this build
|Caitlyn||This matchup is pretty easy for you. Don't go for trades early. Use your Tumble to dodge her Piltover-Peacemaker. You outscale caitlyn extremely hard so don't force yourself into bad fights.|
|Jinx||Careful of her wombo-combo with trap into ultimate. Her long range rocket auto's early are annoying but don't actually pressure you. Relatively easy matchup.|
21/9 with points in Frenzy . Basic ADC set up with no points in Blade Weaving or Spell Weaving since they're pretty sub-par on Vayne. The rest is basic and necessary.
R > W > Q > E. You're entirely auto attack based so you'll want to focus on that. Maxing Tumble gives more stealth during Final Hour but less damage overall. Your trades will be better with Silver Bolts maxed. Maxing Condemn first or second is pretty useless since it isn't activated all the time.
|(Passive) Night Hunter|
Cooldown: 6/5/4/3/2 seconds
|(W) Silver Bolts|
(E) Condemn |
Cooldown: 20/18/16/14/12 seconds
(R) Final Hour|
Cooldown: 100/85/70 seconds
Start with a Doran's Blade, Health Potion and Warding Totem. For your first buy, you'll want to go for Bilgewater Cutlass. It builds into your Blade of the Ruined King while also being easy to buy. After the bilge if you can't afford the actual Blade of the Ruined King and you have Boots of Speed + Dagger + 225g, buy Berserker's Greaves.
Past the Blade of the Ruined King if you haven't bought Berserker's Greaves, get them now. You'll want to go for Youmuu's Ghostblade next since it scales insanely well with your Blade of the Ruined King, and the active is also really nice for chasing people down. A big feature of the Youmuu's Ghostblade second is being able to two shot the ranged minions and 3 shot the melee minions, which helps immensely for pushing.
Your next buy is dependent upon your gold/the enemy team.
-If the enemy team has armor go Last Whisper
-If the enemy team has no armor and you have 1550g go Infinity Edge
-If the enemy team has no armor and you don't have 1550g go Phantom Dancer
For your 4th item if you're getting wrecked by un-dodgable spells you'll want to build accordingly.
-If against Zed, Twisted Fate, build Quicksilver Sash
-If against Fiddlesticks, Fizz, Ahri, build Banshee's Veil.
I really dislike going for defensive items but there are special cases where I do buy them. My criteria is basically just if the specific enemy is really fed and there's nothing I can do to outplay his damage. Like against Orianna she could be really fed but I can sit far enough back to stay away from her damage, whereas a Fizz will be able to go untargetable and jump past my whole team, then use his Q-ulti on me for insane damage. So for the most part avoid defensive items.
Last item is just whatever piece you didn't build already out of my list. Sell boots for Zephyr after you have a full build!
How to play Vayne
Your main goal is to farm and look for wall-bangs with Condemn. All-in on a wall-bang and you'll win the lane. Other than that you want to dodge every damaging ability you can with Tumble. Harass safely with Tumble and farm up. A decent trade early game at near full mana is to auto attack, Tumble to the side, and then Condemn them and run away. Even if it doesn't proc the second part you get the Silver Bolts proc. At level 6 you get decently stronger but you need items to actually duel people. The mid game is where you shine.
You'll want to run off into a sidelane with a Vision Ward when there isn't an objective and place your pink. If you're purple side put your pink in the river brush. If you're blue put in Tri-brush. The denial of vision is going to help you an insane amount. They'll be scared of jungle pressure and you'll have a bush you can safely camp in. Group with your team when an objective is coming up and stay in the back of fights to deal as much damage as possible. If the enemy team grouped earlier than yours then you can go for a flank on them. Vayne flanks are pretty good since you can stealth around and get a free wall-bang.
You'll do loads of damage to anybody you hit. Thornmails don't apply to you since your actual AD isn't that high. Focus the highest threat near you and Tumble around!!
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