Vayne Build Guide by GGZypirian

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Vayne - Passing judgement

GGZypirian Last updated on April 7, 2012
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Bad early game

Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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Offense: 24

Honor Guard

Defense: 6

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!
My name is GG Zypirian and welcome to my Vayne guide.
Vayne is an amazing champion with great chasing potential but is very hard to master.

Anyways, Vayne is very fun to play. She has very fun skills. I have had alot of good games with Vayne. Had a penta once this week ;). It is hard to target Vayne due to Condemn and the stealth that Final Hour gives with Tumble.

I am livestreaming daily, and sometimes even play Vayne. You should check it out! Clickhere!

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# Amazing chasing potential
# Built-in Flash : Tumble
# Can knockback with Condemn or stun
# Juke with Final Hour


# Squishy
# Hard to master
# Needs farm

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The world is not always as civilized as people might think. There are still those who would follow the blackest paths of magic and become corrupted by the darker powers that flow through Runeterra. Shauna Vayne knows this fact well. As a young privileged girl in the heart of Demacia's elite, her father tried to convince her of the constabulary's ever-vigilant eye. Young and naïve, she truly believed that her world was one of perfect safety... until one night, when a twisted witch took interest in her father. The malevolent woman overcame her father's conciliar guard, then tortured her family before murdering them. The young Shauna escaped only by hiding herself and then fleeing once the hag had departed, plagued by the screams of her loved ones as she ran. A burning hatred was born in her that day, one that could never be denied.
Vayne was able to take care of herself using her father's money, and she began to train as soon as an instructor would have her as a student. By the time she was a fully grown woman, she had become a grim warrior. However, the fields of battle were not to be her home. Demacia needed a protector, one who hunted those lost to the darkness. Shauna used her family's contacts to become the first Night Hunter, and now her prowess is the stuff of legends. It is said that those who practice the black arts quake when they hear that the Night Hunter is on the prowl. Despite her crusade, Shauna has looked at the League of Legends in horror. There are champions who have clearly lost themselves to the blackest of magics, and who have been embraced within the League even though they should be put down for the safety of all. The time has come for the Night Hunter to execute her secret mission – to purge the League of Legends.

"Not all shadows are to be feared. At least, if Vayne has her way."

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Night Hunter (Passive):

An amazing passive. This is what makes Vayne a good chaser. Combined with Tumble you can (almost) never get away from Vayne.

Tumble (Q):

A good harass skill, a good escape skill. Good damage. Overall a pretty good skill. This is the skill you will max out first.

Silver Bolts (W):

Good damage skill. Does alot of damage once you hit 3 stacks. Because of Vayne's good chasing skills it is pretty easy to get 3 stacks on your opponent with Silver Bolts. Not very effective early game because we will max Tumble first but it is pretty good once you get Phantom Dancer

Condemn (E):

I love this skill. You can either stun or shoot someone from far away from you. Amazing.
What I love to do with Vayne while laning, is cutting them off, Tumble in and then Condemn them onto a wall. GG. :)

Final Hour (Ultimate):

Great ultimate. You gain attack damage and your movement speed gained from Night Hunter is tripled and stealth when you Tumble! Very nice if you're a good juker ;)

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

I'm maxing out Tumble first to have good harass, good chases and good damage.

Second skill is silver bots. By now you should have Berserker's Greaves and a part of Phantom Dancer.

Condemn as third.

Max Final Hour everytime you can.

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A very nice starting item. 100 Health, 10 AD and 3% lifesteal. Good item to start with.
If your support is not a healer ( Lulu, Nunu, Janna etc) then I'd recommend to take Boots of Speed and 3 Health Potions.

Take this when you recall. Try to recall when you can get Boots of Speed + B. F. Sword or B. F. Sword only. If you're having a bad start buy Boots of Speed + another Doran's Blade

Either take Berserker's Greaves or finish The Bloodthirster. I'd recommend to finish The Bloodthirster first to farm up and have more lane sustain.

As I already said, if you can take this before Berserker's Greavesdo it.
This is an amazing item. The lifesteal and AD bonus it gives is truly AMAZING!

Great item. It gives attack speed, critical strike, and movement speed. All that Vayne needs. attack speed is amazing with Silver Bolts.
Critical strike is amazing because Vayne has strong autoattacks and movement speed is amazing with Night Hunter

An expensive but great item for AD Carries. The passive is truly wonderful. +50% critical strike damage. Great with Phantom Dancer and the critical strike Infinity Edge gives. This is a must-have.

Same reasons why I took the other Phantom Dancer. Once you finished Infinity Edge you have around ~1.50 attack speed. So we need more AS! =)
You can either take a Phantom Dancer or an earlier Guardian Angel. Depending on the team situation.

I like this item on carries. When you die, you come back alive after 2 seconds with 750 health and 375 mana. You can stay in teamfights longer or escape.

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Thank you for reading my guide!

I hope you will have a lot of awesome games with Vayne, the night hunter.

If you have any questions or what so ever, feel free to comment or add me in-game!

I'm livestreaming daily. You should check it out! Click here!