Veigar Build Guide by Veigar Miser
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Veigar Game Play Intro
This Build is totally based on how well you can farm with Veigar's W Baleful Strike and giving you a balanced approach to the tiny master of evil. For each minion/siege minion/Champion you kill with Baleful Strike Will get you 1/2/5 AP. It is used to get Your AP incredibly high so used it well and perhaps practice it a little.
When in game, you will want to get about 4 to 8 AP from Baleful Strike. So by the time your level 10 you have 50 free AP. Not to shabby. Each game at level 6 you should be no lower than 25 AP to keep up with destroying any high priority tanks and mages who Build any magic defense against you.
When using Baleful Strike in team fights, wait for any champion to be low enough at take that 5 extra AP you deserve it. The only down side to this is your team may be upset for stealing kills so don't go AP crazy to much, Veigar can still be a great Support for a strong push in any lane.
Final Item Set
Before I start with my final item set description I just want to say, this is what I found most effective for ME. You can criticize me, but not without reason. I have seen every type of Magic defense build against me and and this item set solves it.
Athene's Unholy Grail is Veigars icing on the cake. It improves Veiger in all aspects. This should be in EVERY build because it is everything Veigar needs. This item alone can get you through a game so try to craft to it first.
Rabadon's Deathcap is a crucial item ideal for any mage but it is especially important because it can also help stack Veigars Baleful Strikefor more AP.
Void Staff, Liandry's Torment, and Sorcerer's Shoes are all importaint tools because many people build magic resist against Veigar and each provide other perks you need. Since Void Staff and Sorcerer's Shoes are no brainers when it come to being most AP mages, I wanted to talk about Liandry's Torment.
Liandry's Torment is criticized because people say it provides little extra AP and a useless amount of health. I agree, BUT this is the only other flat AP penetration that doesn't require you to get uncomfortably close to enemies. I'm talking about the Abyssal Scepter Also, I think any health on a mage with this low of a hp then take it. The last reason is this item has Helped me kill about 2-4 retreating enemy who realize they cant handle my magic penetration and power.
The last criticized item is Will of the Ancients because, Veigar needs the spell vamp and sustain to keep his team on the upper hand.
Veigar Has a base hp of 1831 at level 18
his Dark Matter does 320+(100% AP)
Will of the Ancients has 20% Spellvamp
If you cast Dark Matter on a group of 3 of any minion, you heal more than 200 health!!!
This will keep you in any fight for much longer and since you have Athene's Unholy Grail you have infinite hp and mana!!!
If you have a personal favorite for an item the only one I would replace is
Liandry's Torment for a Zhonya's Hourglass only because it is like a Barrier but with a lower cool down.
Remember this is my build, if you have a favorite build or something that works better for you then do that.
Lets star with the basics.
Many of the Summoner Spells can be useful for Veigar but only about 4 are of any use.
Flash Good old Flash, most of you out there take this as an escape tool. That is just what you will use it for because Veigar has a very low base move speed and only one CC attack that has a long cool-down.
Barrier Barrier is mainly used in Veigar's case of being a glass cannon and can take one or two high damage attacks. If you seen you can't effectively use barrier you may want Heel instead.
Heal The substitute to barrier and a bit of a lane push. Only take this if you have little experience with Barrier. The only other use for this is helping out your minions some but even then its less than ideal.
I picked all of the runes in making sure that Veigar has a strong early game so you can keep up with being mana hungry and late game for ability power and magic penetration.
Even if late game at level 18 you have an extra 30 ap it wont affect you much unless your behind with Baleful Strike then the runes with give you the extra ap you didn't get with it.
Escaping is a huge thing with Veigar. Your only option is Flash and Event Horizon. (both with incredibly long cool down) When escaping first attack with Baleful Strike to scare them, if they don't back off hit them with Event Horizon and then Dark Matter. If this doesn't scare them off then be ready to use flash. Since most of the time you will be farming mid so get ready to retreat to the jungle but still don't use Flash unless your sure you cant lose them with out it.
When your about to take any lethal damage that you can't avoid, use Barrier or Heal then flash out as soon as they absorb the damage to avoid any death.
End remarks / Thank you
I hope this guide helps you in your quest to become the greatest tiny master of evil of all time.
This is my first guide, but trust me when I say I know Veigar very well and this build can help improve your personal play style.