Vi Build Guide by patlanzi
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Vi -- Ad''Vi''ces for basic Of
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To Vi, every problem is just another brick wall to punch through with her gigantic hextech gauntlets. Though she grew up on the wrong side of the law, Vi now uses her criminal know-how to serve Piltover's police force. Vi's brash attitude, abrasive humor, and blatant refusal to follow orders can often infuriate her by-the-books partner, Caitlyn. But even the Sheriff of Piltover cannot deny that Vi is an invaluable asset in the fight against crime.
As a child growing up in the lawless outskirts of Piltover, Vi learned to rob and cheat to get by. Stealing and stripping hextech hardware gave her the skills of a master mechanic, while life on the streets taught her self-reliance. When she was six, a ragtag group of criminals took a shine to the young delinquent and brought her into their fold. By the time Vi was eleven, she had become a seasoned accomplice, and she relished the thrill of every heist.
Vi's attitude changed when a raid on a mining facility went bad. She was forced to decide between fleeing with her crew and trying to save the innocent mine workers from a collapsed tunnel. Vi chose to play the hero. While searching for a way to free the mine workers from the rubble, she discovered a damaged robotic mining rig. Improvising, she wrenched off its huge fists and modified them into makeshift hextech gauntlets. Fitting the heavy weapons to her tiny hands, the young girl flexed her arm and threw a powered punch at the rubble. The force of the blow blasted away the rock. With the workers free to escape, Vi fled the scene.
After that job gone wrong, Vi severed her connection to the crew. She returned to a life of solitary crime, but stole only from other criminals. As the years went by, Vi modified and improved her hextech fists, allowing her to bust up heists and snatch loot with ease. Eventually, word of her notoriety reached Caitlyn, the famed Sheriff of Piltover. Rather than seek Vi's arrest, Caitlyn offered the criminal a way to pay her debt to society: work for the law in Piltover. Vi laughed. To her, a job that let her beat up crooks without forcing her to run from the cops sounded perfect. She immediately accepted. Caitlyn now struggles to keep Vi in line, and Vi treats Caitlyn's orders as mere suggestions, but when they work together, they are feared by all lawbreakers in Piltover.
''It's a shame. I've got two fists, but you've only got one face.''
Firstly i want you to watch Vi Champion Spotlight if you didnt...
Vi is really strong in early game. If your enemy is melee you are lucky. Blast Shield+ Vault Breaker is really cool for early game. You can make trouble for your enemy easily without taking any demage. Also you can continue damaging with Excessive Force and your shield recharges. You can charge your Vault Breaker in brush and hit from long range.
Why Last Wishper
in early game?
Because we have low armor penetration...Just masteries gives penetration. I selected atack runes for early game. You will hit really high demages in early game. But after 10 or 11 lvl, your demage drops.Because your enemy gets boored from your demages and wears armor items. Last Whisper has amazing armor penetration and good atack demage. Its really good for start and late game
What if Enemy is ranged?
Don't scare please. (: Hide in brush and hit with Vault Breaker. while escaping your passive will help you.while you are going back ;if enemy keeps demaging you, use your E on minions and re active your passive again. you take low demage like this.
Why Vault Breaker First ?
Why Vault Breaker first.I think its usefull for start because; at start while you are defending or atacking their jungle you can catch enemy with Vault Breaker or you can escape with Vault Breaker trough the wall...
Why Max [[EXCESSIVE FORCE]] first?
If you max Excessive Force its cooldown will decrease. You can charge easily, also it hits quite well. If you are making 2v1 solo top it will help you to kill minions and demaging to enemy wich behind minions. After using two or three times, they will scare and they won't disturb you too much while you are killing minions.But dont forget this, you should save mana. Dont spam that skill too much! Your spells hit high demage. You will need mana when your jungler come for gank.
Also with your junglers early ganks, you can easily push and take towers. Excessive Force can hit towers too.
If enemy ganks early you can wait under your tower and kill minions easily with E. That keeps enemy away from you.
Pros / Cons
Strong in Early
Low Atack Speed
Hits With Abilities(High mana cost)
ITEMS & YOUR DUTY
Why Ravenous Hydra ?
Its really good combine with Last Whisper . You can easy farm in junge at late game. But most important at team fights. Your job is killing their main demage guy, (ad carry or ap carry). Assault and Battery is up one's alley to do that. Also if thay have channeling ulti (like Katarina's or Nunu's ulti) you can break them with Assault and Battery or Vault Breaker. While you are doing this you get 2x Denting Blows passive. After that your Denting Blows reaches maximum charge and you gain atack speed. if you have Youmuu's Ghostblade too, you have good atack speed. With Ravenous Hydra+ Last Whisper you start hitting very good multiple demages. Dont forget Excessive Force. With this combo's you can get easily multi kills in team fight. Also you hit tons of demage!
If you ask me "I dive there , how can i stay a live for that long time?" Thats a smart question. Lets take a look what we have.
The answer is Assault and Battery& Blast Shield.
Firstly Assault and Battery knocks aside enemies and after using ulti, Blast Shield actives. Use your abilities cleverly. I mean use an ability after your Blast Shield over. You will get shield at least %20 of your life. thats enough to kill enemies main demager. Also you will hit tons of demage to them with Ravenous Hydra.
I selected Heal & Flash. Because our job is dive + kill main demage .There are two options after that. If they focused you, flash away... If you dont get agroo, keep demaging cause Ravenous Hydra makes amazing multiple demage with its passive. If you buy guardian angel in early game you can take Heal+ Barrier. Cause you dont need flash. and If you want to kill their main demager certainly, you can take Ignite+ Flash but i dont prefer it. Heal has more adventage while farming.
If you are close to enemy
if you want to catch Enemy
Save to end. Cause enemy may tries to escape.
While you are demaging with skills, your Denting Blows becomes active.It gives you nice atack speed and decreases enemies armor.
Keep demaging same target. Your Denting Blows will be active again. It really helps to kill enemy Tanks. Its an anti-tank skill i think =) Cause it decreases armor, and deals additional demage to him for his life's %10 (with items you will hit %16 or %17). 2 hits with Denting Blows tank will loose his healts %30 with only Denting Blows.
Thanks For reading. Thats my first guide in here. Sorry for mistakes. I hope you enjoyed. I will add some videos. I couldnt because this champion is really new to game =))