Vi Build Guide by TegaGames
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Vi - Top
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VI is an incredibly versatile sustained burst champion that can be played in top lane or in the jungle. She can deal tons of damage at melee range and two gap closers to get her there. Once there however she does not have a natural way to keep her in melee range (slows/non-ultimate stun). I have had great success since the release of this champion and am introducing the community to the way I like to play her. I would love to hear other peoples views on her items/playstyle/tips&tricks. So whatever it is comment, please vote and tell me your likes dislikes.
Pros / Cons
+ High Burst
+ Low Cooldowns Late Game
+ High Ratios
+ Built In Flash
+ Combo of Varus Nautilus Lee Sin Vayne and Riven all in one
+ People will tell you your OP when your actually pretty balanced
+ Built in Shield with Passive
+ Can activate E twice in a row allowing you to reset attack timer twice
+ Strong Harass
+ Good Initiate/Disengage
+ Two Gap Closer's
+ A little Movespeed goes a long way
+ Can teach you how to Dougy
+ Incredibly Fun To Play
- High CD Q at lvl 1
- Needs to be in Melee Range to do damage
- No non ultimate Hard CC (there is a knock to the side on your Q)
- Can't Stick to opponents without items
- Squishy if built glass cannon
- Can get away with building little to no survivability if you know how to hit&run (Think Talon)
- Not dressed promiscuously D:
Blast Shield Blast Shield
This will help your early game harass and give you survivability when initiating team fights. Do to Vi's bursty nature you will want to use your QEE combo during landing phase and this will help mitigate retaliation.
Vault Breaker Vault Breaker
Your gap closing, wall hopping, carry chasing, tons of damage dealing, all around awesome skill. This will in fact separate the good VI's from the bad Vi's. This ability deals more damage the longer you charge it up to a cap. This skill as a .7-1.4 AD ratio. This skill will line up minions for your Excessive Force. This is a skill shot similar to varus's Piercing Arrow. Only in Vi's case your shooting yourself not an arrow. You are slowed while this charges but the slow will be reduced by Boots of Swiftness and Relentless . This skill does go through minions (yeah awesome I know) and will stop at a champion. This skill can be used as a knock-aside that lets your teammates catch up and chain their cc. You can Flash in the middle of Vault Breaker to either insure it lands or increase its range. Credit to Alex Ich for this tip.
Max this skill second.
Denting Blows Denting Blows
This skill adds to your burst, grants attack speed, and chops down their armor by a sexy 20%. This skill is easier to proc than you think. It is proc'd by your Vault Breaker, Excessive Force, and Auto Attacks. You are not an Auto Attack champion so do NOT go out of your way to build attack speed. You can proc this through Excessive Force's attack timer reset. This can also be done on a large group of minions/monsters by using Vault Breaker through them, turning around and lining up two swift Excessive Force's to detonate W and give you a nice chunk of CS.
Excessive Force Excessive Force
This is your bread and butter skill. When used correctly you can deal tons of damage. This skill resets the attack timer allowing you to hit your opponent 4 times in rapid succession. After activating it you consume a charge and deal damage to your target and damage to the units behind your target. This damage is added on to your AA damage and has a strong ratio effected by both AP and AD. This skill is used to farm and harass at the same damn time. It will also be used to apply Denting Blows to monster camps and champions grouped up in a team fight. This skill synergies well with sheen proc. I use Iceborn Gauntlet for reasons I will explain later. This skill along with your kit and various items helps you do MASSIVE LOADS of AoE damage to melt DAT ASHE'S LOINS.
Assault and Battery Assault and Battery
Contrary to popular belief these are not the names of her fists. This skill is used to knock up (pun very much intended) their female carries. Use it to bypass their line of tanks. This will clear a passage for your team to start the ********ing orgy. This skill has decent damage but is mostly used to gap close and allow you to execute your combo. It will deal half damage to all champions in the way of your target so you can use this to set up kills on more than one low health champion. You are immune to CC during this charge so that annoying Alistar that has been trying to peel you off their carries all game will have to sit and watch his carries die. This also will secure your kills in the early game. If you don't need it to initiate you can save it till the end of a brawl to secure a kill as they are running away. It is a knock up and then a stun so only the stun will be affected by tenacity. If you accidentally target a male carry like graves or malzahar show them who the real man is by shoving your fists up their *** for TONS OF EMASCULATION.
Greater Mark of Attack Speed
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
Why Attspeed Runes?
You take Attspeed with Vi, because of your Denting Blows W. It´s better if u you´re against a Tank at the Top Lane.
Your Denting Blows W makes Pasive %Hp Damage, with more Attspeed the Pasive will reset often and you´re going to deal faster %Hp Damage!
How to Play against your Counters?
If you´re playing as Vi against a Jax, you should Build as fastest you can a Randuin! Play safe in Early game, and if you get a Gank you need HardCC against a Jax, Try to kite and poke, Outsustain and build HP!
If you´re playing against other Counters like Riven or Pantheon deny their farm and build armor if possible!
If you´re farming as a Vi, try to Freeze your lane so you deny the farm of your Enemy! If you wan´t to Push your lane do it first if you have the Map controll from your lane!
Q Vault Breaker
E Excessive Force