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Viktor Build Guide by SeMike

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10.8 Viktor (MID/TOP/BOT)

By SeMike | Updated on May 9, 2020
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Runes: Default

1 2 3
Sorcery
Phase Rush
Manaflow Band
Transcendence
Gathering Storm

Domination
Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)

Spells:

1 2 3 4 5 6
Default
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport

Teleport

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Ranked #33 in
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Win 51%
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Champion Build Guide

10.8 Viktor (MID/TOP/BOT)

By SeMike
Laning phase & Tips
Until you have your Hexcore upgrade on your E, You don't push backline minions on one ability, therefore, you don't want to get yourself in a situation where you have a very few seconds to clear the wave and not make it, but rather freeze the lane, using your Q shield to not get any damage, whenever you go for recall.

During lane phase you are trying to poke your opponent with E, as long as there is some objective to be reached, such as making the opponent recall before getting a certain item power spike, getting them on low hp so that they have to be afraid of jungler, poking them before taking major objective (tower/dragon...) etc.
However, your E mana cost is pretty high, so unless you have blue buff, you have to be very careful with how you use your mana.

Viktor is hyper-scaling carry, which means he is an insanely powerful late-game pick. Therefore, if you just get out of the lane phase even, you are always winning.
Enemy objective should be to either shut you down in early game or outroam you and win other lanes, until you to about level 11 / 2 items power spike.

If you play Viktor against smh like Qiyana, she might win the game until you get to your first item power spike, thats just something that happens in soloq once in a while, but you can try to avoid that by always pinging your opponent missing etc.
Hexcore Spell Upgrading Back to Top
With each Hexcore (Viktor's custom item) upgrade you get one basic ability improvement. At 3 upgrades, you have upgraded all 3 of your abilities.
The way you wanna upgrade them is usually first E->Q->W.
However, if you have big troubles surviving lane but you manage to recall with 1150g, you can also upgrade Q first. Keep in mind that if you do, your lane push power suffers MASSIVELY.


Standart


E -> Q -> W


-> ->
Itemization Back to Top
This item is essential on Viktor. You build it every single game and most of the time as the first item. It scales well with both AP and Mana but most importantly gives you upgrades on your spells.
Amazing item especially against teamcomps with many meele champions. Gives your Q-AA combo a ton of additional damage, but also gives you CDR and extra MS. On champions without any kind of escape such as Viktor, additional MS is a nice utility tool, both in terms of safety and dodging enemy skillshoots overall.
Viktor is a heavy scaling mage, which means he wants to farm for about 3 items and then his power spike comes into the play. Champions with such win conditions usually profit from Rabandon nicely, and Viktor is no different.
Viktor has no escape as well as relatively slow cooldowns later on in the game. Therefore using your whole combo, zhonya into another spell rotation is very likely scenario in fights. But most important reason behind buying this item is Viktor's lack of escape.

Great item against champions such as Syndra or LeBlanc. You will lose a tiny bit of damage if you go this instead of other damage items, but the MR numbers it gives you are insanely huge, especially against champions that profit from magic penetration, and makes you an unkillable threat against LB especially. If you buy this item, you usually don't have to go Mercury boots and therefore you can opt-out for the ideal boots options - Sorcerer's Shoes.
Possible first item rush if you back a lot with a low amount of golds (not enough for Hexcore). Lost Chapter, which is a component of this item, is always nice to have during lane phase. This item also dramatically increases your POKE, which is it's the strongest side. In a situation where your team could use a little POKE and even faster wave clear from you, good choice.

If your teammates don't want to build healing reduction and enemy has a lot of champions with healing in their kit (such as Dr. Mundo, Kayn, Olaf etc.) or many lifesteal items, you can build this. It's very strong item against champs who don't build any MR since it gives a nice portion of flat magic penetration. Howerver, there are usually better items on Viktor
Since the last rework on Viktor's abilities, you no longer need Rylai to slow opponents with your abilities, which is must have on Viktor. Howerver, if you are playing against a lot of champions that you can kite nicely (such as Singed, Kalista, Shen etc.) you can still go for this option. It also gives you good amount of hp, which is always nice. This item profits well in combination with Liandry's Torment
Strong item against tanky team comps, if enemy have 2+ tanks, buy it as 3rd item. You can buy this item later on in the game even if the enemy enemy has just one tank, it's value even against squishy champions is decent. This item also works well in extended fights thanks to it's passive that increases your overall damage the longer the fight lasts (up to 5s)
This item is a must have if more than 2 enemy champions are building magic resist. You can build this item later on in the game (4th or last) even if enemy players do not buy a lot of magic resist. The later on in the game it is, the higher value this item has.

Boots

Default choice, useful especially if enemy don't build a lot of MR. Howerver, you can't always afford building these instead of safety boots. If you see early on that enemy team is already buliding a lot of MR, get some other boots instead and build Void Staff.
Good choice against team comps with multiple Marksmans or just many ad champs. If your opponent is an ad assassin and gets ahead by any chance, you can build this instead of having to building Seeker's Armguard.
Safety choice you might end up going for most of the time. Must have if the enemy team has a lot of CC and you are not running cleanse. Great item especially against champions like LeBlanc or Syndra. If you don't need the tenacity, but just the MR part, you can just buy one null magic mantle into your inventory, build Sorcerer's Shoes instead and then finish Banshee's Veil later on. Finished Mercury Treads give the same amount of MR as just the flat null magic mantle.
Amazing boots choice especially with team that you need to kite and/or have ton of slows but not much hard CC.
(: If your jungler is trolling you and you feel like going for a little run(down) ;-)
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