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I Like My Shrimp De-Vayne(d)

Last updated on June 6, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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13
Ability Key Q
2
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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Ability Key R





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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 9


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Introduction

Welcome to my guide for Vayne

This guide was influenced via top ELO (2000+) players, and works very effectively! I tried a few of the other guides on mobafire, and suffice it to say, I really do believe this is the best method to this champion.

Also, anything contained herein is personal opinion. You are here reading this guide because you searched for someone else's opinion on strategies, play style, itemization, and tips. I will provide all of these for you. But due take a second to vote on what you think this guide is worth.


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Runes

Greater Mark of Desolationx9 (Shouldn't need an explanation, ArPen....duh....)
Greater Seal of Armorx9 (Your still squishy, but the armor does help against some hard hits which would otherwise push you out of a lane sooner)
Greater Glyph of Attack Speedx9 (The attack speed is needed early on, and since her cooldowns arn't really much of an issue this is the best choice for this slot)
Greater Quintessence of Attack Damagex3 (The early on advantage this damage gives you with your ArPen marks early on is ******ed. Your ability to harass is unmatched)


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Items

Doran's Bladex2
Berserker's Greaves
The Bloodthirster
Phantom Dancer
Banshee's Veil
Infinity Edge

Honestly without going into a lot of boring detail for the itemization i'll chalk it up to this.
This is your core items.
The item list at the very top of this guide is listed in the order in which you will aquire these items.
I am not saying these items are the end all be all, but are pretty standard for most of my games.
Occasionally a situational item may be required. and honestly, it's usually just replacing a Banshee's Veil for a Guardian Angel. Again, this is all my personal preference.


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Summoner Spells

Flash You must have this, you need it more than anything to GTFO of oh SNAP situations. It will save your life. K?

Exhaust We have a talent in the tree for exhaust remember, so if your following this guide to the T, your spec'd for it. Take it. Aside from just that, it's great to have a slow/temporary fUx Yew to melee champs. It's helped score me a plethora of kills.

Ignite If your feeling saucy, pick this up. But remember to go take a point out of exhaust and put it in something else of your choosing.

And honestly going with anything else is against my better judgement, I wouldn't, so I won't list it. :)


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Farming


FARM! FARM! FARM! FARM!

and then when your done.....

FARM! some more..... k pumpkin?


It is vital that you last hit only. Since you'll hopefully be mid, you can make sure to not over push your lane as well as make as much gold as possible so when you go back to buy, it's still fairly early in the game and you've out fed the enemy on creep kills for gold. You'll soon out itemize them very early for some insanely unfair lane presence, damage, and gank ability.

Also, try to always have red buff when you can. The slow will help ensure they don't get away while giving a tiny damage boost which never hurts.


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Tips

Vayne is very, very strong in the laning phase. Early harass is fun, as well as easy. If you don't have a kill by level 6, don't worry you will. Condemn into the wall for the stun, hit R and pop your ulti, and it will be a kill.

As stated before and never ever enough, always farm. Always grab red buff.