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Vi General Guide by HoodedSummoner

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League of Legends Build Guide Author HoodedSummoner

[Vi Guide] Blitzcrank's Fisting Buddy (Solo Top)

HoodedSummoner Last updated on December 29, 2012
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Team 1

Ability Sequence

1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
4
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
2
8
10
12
13
Ability Key E
6
11
16
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Hello there and welcome to my Vi guide, this guide is still under construction but allow me to share what knowledge I have with you.

Vi is a very versatile AD Bruiser/Caster. She is ridiculously strong in her current state and can hyper carry also as provide CC utility. Vi can initiate team fights with her ult and escape with her high mobility. Vi is not really meant to be played as a team tank such as but she has a very long team fight lifespan so to say. Vi should be built with attack damage health items such as Frozen Mallet and The Black Cleaver (If you do build tanky throw in a Atma's Impaler). It's safe to say Vi is very versatile, and is very fun to play! DISCLAIMER: This guide is not a master always follow to the point type guide, feel free and please do build to the situation, the the enemy team is high Ap it would be a good idea to build a Maw of Malmortius.


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Farming/Laning

Farming as Vi is highly easy due to your Excessive Force. If you are getting poked/harassed by someone such as Teemo you might have a problem. Generally if you haven't been

poked to hard you should be able to dive him early to scare him off, try to harass him as much as you

can with your Excessive Force (Although this will push the lane).

I usually take a Doran's Blade as shown in the guide to make the last hitting a little easier.
Vi is very good at diving once she gets her Assault and Battery, don't be scared she has a very devastating combo. If you can lead of with Q it is preferred. The combo goes Q - R - Basic Attack - E - Basic Attack - E. The reason you basic attack in between well the first time is to reset your attack animation and the second time because well... you know cool downs.


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Pros / Cons

Pros:
Lots of early game potential.
Naturally tanky.
Lots of early burst.
Nice booty.
Giant fists.
Has a good gap closer/escape.(with Vault Breaker)
Tons of hidden passives

Cons:
Impending nerf.
If opponent has too much poke problems may arise.
Cocky.
Possibly the new Irelia (Nerf wise)


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Team Work

Vi isn't the best per se at initiation but she can dive in on the Ad and burst their squishy butts down almost instantly. This should be your job in team fights. Before team fights if you get a chance it's always nice to have a little damage to work of so harass with your Excessive Force as much as possible. After the Ad has been destroyed you either A. Have taken to much damage and need to leave. Or B. Have enough health to bash the next squishy in your line of vision.


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Tips and Tricks

- During a Gank don't be afraid to use your Vault Breaker to position yourself better to prevent the enemy from escaping if possible use vault breaker to knock the enemy further up your lane.

- Remember to poke with your Excessive Force but watch out because it's what drains your mana the most considering its low cooldown for its mana cost of 60 per charge.

- If you are chasing an enemy such as Ahri or anyone with a form of dash/teleport you will be able to chase them where ever they go, latch your Assault and Battery onto them and enjoy the ride.


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Spells

This is all around pretty good for Vi and generally a good spell to have if you Vault Breaker is on cooldown.
Another standard spell for a little extra kick in your punch.(While on CD) or to confirm a kill which is just out of melee reach

Also helpful:
Good for catching up if you slip up with a Vault Breaker or just need to close a little space to Assault and Battery or Vault Breaker
Very useful if you're building more attack speed so you can get your Denting Blows on much easier and faster.


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Skill Sequence

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

Vault Breaker: Very good starting mobility for escapes and max it first for lower cooldowns and damage.

Denting Blows: A very nice armor shred passive take it at level 4 and max this last, unless you are building more of a glassscannon.

Excessive Force: Very useful harass take this at level 2 and max this after your Vault Breaker.

Assault and Battery: Also known as"Vi's jump to the back of a team and destroy their carry!" take this skill whenever you can.


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Masteries

Masteries
1/5
4/5
4/1
4/1
1/1
1/1
2/5
3/
1/
4/1
3/1
1/5
1/1

Offensive Tree:

Summoner's Wrath : For obvious reasons, give you that extra damage in your hits.

Fury : For some starting attack speed, obviously to benefit your Denting Blows.

Sorcery : So you have some cooldown reduction early until you get your The Brutalizer.

Deadliness : Obvious reasons more damage is... more damage, simple as that.

Havoc : Either take one point here to get 20 points in the offensive tree or take the points from sorcery and dump them here.

Weapon Expertise : Just some armor pen till you hit level 4 and get Denting Blows(Also while you don't have that armor shred on your first few attacks).

Brute Force : What more can I say? Damage = Damage.

Sunder : Well I mean why not? The more penetration the better right? (Also we need to dump some points somewhere right?).

Executioner : Generally a good mastery for most anyone AD, 5% more is pretty dang spiffy.

Defensive Tree:

Durability : We need to dump points somewhere okay? Oh right this is health it's good to have lots of this... Right?

Hardiness : Extra armor for the sake of having some more damage reduction.

Resistance : Ap top seems to be less common, but you take more in hardiness so you can dive the enemy Ad carry more effectively.

Veteran's Scars : Yay more health!


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Runes

Very useful runes on Vi would include:

Runes

Greater Mark of Attack Damage
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
3

Greater Quintessence of Attack Speed
3

Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed
3

Greater Quintessence of Cooldown Reduction
3

Greater Mark of Attack Damage : Pretty standard no need for armor pen due to your passive.

Greater Seal of Armor : Also another standard for top or jungling.

Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction : Since Vi is for the most part an AD caster these are handy.

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist : Also another standard for top or jungling.

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage : For obvious reasons, it lets you fist people harder.

Greater Quintessence of Attack Speed : Building attack speed on Vi is quite useful (passive).

Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed : This is situation really, but also helpful.

Greater Quintessence of Cooldown Reduction : Cast more hurt more.


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Items

Here's a little color code organizer if you want to make a item build yourself.

Green = Tanky Damage
Red = Glass Cannon
Yellow = Situational
-=Under Construction=-


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Summary

Vi is a high mobility burst damage AD caster, she specializes in rushing to the enemies squishy in the rear and taking them out fast and provide splash damage to nearby enemies. Vi has a bit of a squishy early game but it isn't too bad and be solved by a early Phage if needed, you can easily out damage most top laners in the early stages of the match. Vi is a great escapist due to her Vault Breaker she can just charge through walls.


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Coming soon... (feedback appreciated)

Video Guide coming soon will embed as soon as I can. Also uploading match history. Also feel free to submit your match history.


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