Viktor Build Guide by DOG DA MAN
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Threats to Viktor with this build
|Caitlyn||AD carries in general shouldn't be much of a threat, since your crowd control and powerful poke can outzone them fairly easily. Though among ranged carries, like Caitlyn here, you might find that while you can still provide a zone of denial, your poke is outranged by the enemy's basic attacks or abilities. Effectively, if you can poke down her health while keeping yours high, or simply stun her within close proximity of you and your carry, working around Caitlyn's projectiles afterwards while remaining within close range shouldn't be a problem. A nuisance, but a tolerable one.|
|Karma||Of all the supports you can go against, Karma is arguably one of the worst. While Morgana packs the roots, stuns and immediate trouble, Karma's general damage and protection potential from her ult make her much more annoying. Aside from positioning yourself accordingly to dodge the Q, though, she isn't very dangerous on her own, so she's a minimal threat....of course, it also depends on what she builds.|
The only chapter that matters: Overall play style
As far as play style goes, Viktor is around the same if you're playing him support.
His kit is all about successive damage and lock-down potential, while also keeping enemies away with his stun field being an area of denial, effectively reducing how far the enemy is willing to push. But when you aren't trying to farm the minion waves and take kills actively in lane as you would while playing mid, and are just trying to get someone else the kills when possible, positioning is everything.
The positioning of the stun field, you and the enemy's carries, and Viktor himself. Staying right next to the enemy and poking them with autoattacks while they retreat will make you more of a target, effectively putting your Q's shield to good use and letting your Carry rack up some nice damage on the distracted enemy. Augmenting your stun first causes everything caught (minions included) to cluster, making piercing projectiles even more amazing, and allowing for more prime positioning while they're dragged back. And keep in mind that the whole time you follow this build, your Q is the best poke you have, since the damage output from the initial ability and the autoattack go beyond what his E can early on, and even later on with a Lich Bane. Since it only procs on single targets, it's a quick way to chunk carries or support early on, and even chunks away at a tank's health at full build, given they aren't building full on Magic Resist.
Don't be afraid to snag some kills or creeps while the Carry is away from lane too, Viktor needs a little gold to grab some good lane-camping items, the most effective being the Chalice, which will provide some protection from other certain aggressive supports and always leave you with enough for a quick Q. Besides that, following this build will give you amazing chunk and penetration damage, even against some tanks, and some decent beef and map coverage, as a Sightstone would imply...
!!!BUILD WORKS AMAZINGLY WITH AD MALZAHAR!!!