Vi Build Guide by King Mydos
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+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order Jungle
Threats & Synergies
All of your damage comes from auto attacks and empowered auto attacks. Jax can not only dodge all of your punches, but retaliate with a stun and take half your hp in no time. Ban him.
Shen in the top is annoying to lane against. Don't ban him, but try and avoid going in on him while he has his w available. If you can't hit him, you can't damage him.
Another toplane pick that is annoying to deal with for Vi. At high levels, his q can blind you for several seconds, removing your ability to damage him. Play in this cooldown window.
This one is obvious. Your ulti knocks up, Yasuo keeps 'em there. 10/10 would gg again.
Vi has good mobility, amplified by Yuumi e. Plus, Vi Q or R into Yuumi ult can root the entire enemy team. 8/10 kinda strong.
3 words. Stronger Trinity Force. Endo of discussion. 9/10.
Champion Build Guide
There are two main paths you will want to take when starting red side. Pick them based on which side you want to get an early gank on, bot or top.
For a botside gank, start with your red buff. Try and kite the monster towards you raptors, and use your e along with your smite to take out the big raptor asap. Cleanup on the little guys is easy enough, but try and kite them down to the top wall of the red buff spawn. Kill your krugs, then look for scuttle. Once done, you want to look for a gank opportunity either botside or midlane. If none are an option, you may look to invade, however, keep an eye on your mid/bot priority to make sure you don't get collapsed on if the enemy jungler shows up.
The second path is if you want to hit level 3 ASAP and gank top. Start your red buff. Kill the raptors, then beeline for your wolves. Kill both small wolves and leave the big one. This should get you level three after you kill your blue buff. Get the scuttle, then gank top or mid. Again, you can look to invade if these options aren't available.
Remember, Vi is a stronger than average duelist, even at level 3. If you happen to run into the enemy jungler while contesting scuttle or invading, 7/10 times you will be able to come out on top of the fight. Just make sure you don't get collapsed on.
If the lane you are attempting to gank has a root, you want to walk into lane before charging your q. Your q gets interrupted by roots/silences, so try and avoid wasting the cooldown without getting the damage/cc off. If you have ult up, ulti the cc away and follow up with a q to maximize the time the enemy is cc'd.
If no cc in the lane, charge up your q before showing yourself in lane. Land your q and follow up with a full combo. As long as you and your laner are in sync, at least 80% of ganks should result in at least one kill.