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Viego Build Guide by WayOfTheTempesst

Top [Season 12] Tempest's In-Depth Challenger Lane Viego Guide

Top [Season 12] Tempest's In-Depth Challenger Lane Viego Guide

Updated on June 8, 2022
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Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand

Second Wind

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


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LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


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Champion Build Guide

[Season 12] Tempest's In-Depth Challenger Lane Viego Guide

By WayOfTheTempesst

I’m Tempest, a Challenger mid/top lane player. I’m mostly known for my Yasuo and Yone but since Viego’s release I’ve been able to find a lot of success playing him in solo lanes. I hope that this guide is a good learning tool so that you can also climb with Viego!

I stream on Twitch (almost) every day so feel free to stop by and say hi.
Viego can be one of the strongest champions in the games with one of the biggest carry potentials. The champion never gets boring bc you get to play every single champion in the game. He also has almost no cooldowns and no resource bar similar to champs like Riven and Yasuo, making them fast paced and no downtime with fighting. This champion will make you look like the hyper carry of the team and the star of the show (which i know a lot of people want to look like). He also has the highest potential of getting pentakills.
+massive carry potential 1v9
+can be played jungle mid top
+almost no cooldowns and no resource bar
+can improve at the game bc you will be playing every champ
+good vs squishies and tanks
-bad vs ranged champions like lucian
-easily kited if he has no E
- need to know how to play every champ in the game vaguely
-cc can really mess up your day

This is a reliable and standard set up to use. I highly suggest this, the lower your rank the more you should take this.

These are good when you’re play Viego top lane or are in high ranking MMR games vs a mage.

Most meta summoner spell in the game, used by everyone. will help you make plays, help you get that last reset, and help you survive any ganks.

What i like to do almost every game just bc soloq is very hectic and getting solo kills esp at lower mmrs can win you the game easily. Gives you the kill pressure you need at 6.

Teleport is better at higher mmrs esp against ranged lanes that are most likely just going to be farm fests. You should take this if you play top Viego too. Would not recommend this mid in lower elos gold and below.

Would take this against Zed or he will one shot you with 0 counterplay.
Conqueror is a must on Viego since he stacks it very fast.
If the enemy team lacks cc you can use alacrity instead of tenacity.

The only keystone you should ever take on Viego, he procs it so fast and he already has enough sustain in his kit to not need Fleet Footwork

Used to survive and get ur resets, everything else in this row doesn’t really work for Viego

Use this for extra attack speed or if the enemy has no CC. If they do have CC then Legend: Tenacity is the better pick.

Take this if you need tenacity so you can not be cced and end up dying before you get your reset.

Best damage output and will always out damage Coup de Grace . It’s very good since Viego gets low a lot.

Take Second Wind if you are versing lanes that poke you hard.

This pairs very well with Second Wind and will usually give you more value than Overgrowth.

Good into lanes that are all in champs and can't poke this off you easily( Rene/Fizz/etc.)


Champs main reason why he is op, gets ulti resets and as long as he can get one kill he can control other champions and turn that one kill into many. Only thing to note is that before lvl 6 you do not get an ulti charge from people's bodies when you go into them.

Blade of the Ruined King

RANGE: 600
COOLDOWN: 5 / 4.5 / 4 / 3
This is your sustain - Viego’s bread and butter in lane

Helps you sustain and poke the enemy in lane allowing you to trade while sustaining. Very basic ability all you have to do is Auto between each Q to get all the sustain benefits. It also makes you auto twice which is why on hit effects and conq are very op on Viego


RANGE: 500/900
Viegos cc ability to lock down enemies to set up for enemy team

Your W can also be used as an escape, if you are using this ability to escape fast just tap it bc the dash length is not increased by holding it, only the stun length is. This ability also applies to your Q passive.


RANGE: 400
Cooldown:: 12 / 12 / 10 / 8 / 6
Use for roams + sneaking up on back line

This ability is your main tool for roaming and sneaking up on backline during teamfights. Make sure to cast it on a wall so the range of it gets massively increased. Fighting in the mist also gives you massive amounts of attack speed so fighting in it is what you want to do.


RANGE: 500
COOLDOWN: 120 / 100 / 80
Big spike at level 6

After lvl 6 is when Viego spikes due to being able to ult after every time he possesses a body with his passive. Being able to ult over and over is how this champion gets so many pentas. This can also be used as an escape tool as a last resort if W and E isn't enough. This also knocks everyone away and does AOE dmg.
This ones pretty easy to do and very very useful, Basically it's just becoming invisible while charging your W so the enemy has no way to react to it.
Invisible W
Hold W > E
This combo is just very basic of just using your Q while Wing into the enemy. This isn't that useful a lot esp if you want to get ur full dps off bc usually you would want to W auto then Q auto. This is just to get as much damage as you can off as fast as possible.
W >Q
A cool thing you can do with Viego is being able to R as you are being CCed. Doing this will ignore all CC and make all the damage go through. You should use this to your advantage to block a lot of CC and be able to jump around freely.
R during enemy CC

Bread and Butter

This is the most important first item on lane Viego. He needs the damage and sustain that this provides him in lane.


Here are the 3 mythic build options for Viego. I personally like to go Divine Sundere or Kracken Slayer.

Ideal if enemy team stacks a lot of health or you just want to be beefier.

Ideal against a squishy enemy team/if you want to go pure assassin.

This scales better with crit items and also givers those beefy stats.

MR Items

Synergizes well with his kit since he has a double auto passive that makes him do tons of damage while making him tankier to ap damage.

Could be a pure tank item instead of Wit’s End if you want to just be super beefy and increased vamp.

Armor Items

Very good item if the enemy has 4+ ad champions, will make you very very hard to kill while giving you damage still

Super op pure tank item for dealing with crit champs,always go this over Thornmail if enemy has low healing

Go this if enemy has lots of healing! It gives you anti heal and reflect damage.

Cheap item that makes you strong for that one teamfight that can make or break the game. It’ll giving you an extra life to do things and to get your passive off.

Other Items

Best bruiser item you can go to give you tankiness as long as you didnt go shieldbow in your build

Laning/Early Game
Viegos early laning phase used to be very strong but ever since the nerfs to his sustain, he is a lot harder to play and a lot less forgiving.

It's a must to rush Blade of the Ruined King and Vampiric Scepter for sustain or else you will just be poked out too easily. Even taking Teleport in some lanes like Azir seems to be the way since the sustain just isn't there anymore.

The champion is still a powerhouse after 1-2 items into the midgame and late game so just making it through the early game and not getting poked out is how you want to play. You will want to look for skirmishes since that is still his strength because the healing against champions was unchanged.

Lvl 6 is when you will want to look for plays with your jungler since that is when Viego is at his strongest. if you took Teleport you can always look for Tp plays bot or top too if they overextend hard.

Use Spectral Maw in lane and stay in it to zone the enemy from cs and if they walk up trade with them heavily. Using your E against Ranged champions is key to be able to play the lane and not just be zoned all game long. Also while roaming using E on a wall will make it impossible for the enemy laner to follow you since if they follow in your shroud you can just turn on them and kill them since you will be invis the whole time.
Mid Game
Mid game generally starts when the first couple towers go down at about 12-15 minutes.
Once Mid game starts, your job as Viego is to pick up as much gold as possible and will most likely want to be in a sidelane since you can duel a lot of mages in long lanes. Since you sometimes do not take Teleport as Viego, you should ALWAYS be in the sidelane of the objective you are looking to secure and your top laner should be in the opposite sidelane because he has the

In short, if rift herald is up then be in the toplane sidelane and if you are playing for dragon then be in the bot lane sidelane.

Another thing thats super important in the Midgame, is expanding on the lead and getting even further ahead with the lead you build in the early laning phase. The best way to do this is after you push a wave into enemy tier 2 tower, always take the enemy jungle camps, whether it be gromp , rift scuttler , krugs , etc. you will build up an extremely huge level lead and is one of the most important things to do to win more games. Not only do you get extra experience from doing this, you also deny experience from the enemy so this is a double positive win and is why you see high elo top laners and split pushers get such a massive level lead.

So in short, get in a sidelane and push to the enemy tier 2 tower, get control wards and clear their vision in the enemy jungle, and deny as many jungle camps as you can to build a massive lead and starve the enemy team. If you do these things and have already built a lead in the early game, you will find yourself winning many more games as Viego.

Late Game + Team Fighting
When late game comes around the main objective is to choke out even deeper vision if you are ahead and force a teamfight to get baron nashor and close out the game.

At this phase of the game since you don't have Teleport, you should be grouping with your team 90% of the time to secure vision and choke out the enemy vision. Obviously it depends if you are ahead or behind at this point of what to do but basically if you are behind when it gets to this point, you just have to try your best to kill their Control Ward and not let them baron nashor and win the game off a teamfight.

Teamfighting as Viego is why the champion is so strong. Basically as long as you can get one kill in a teamfight you can take over the enemies body and get many ults off, reset after reset. Think of Viego like an Ad Katarina where as long as that one person dies you will be so hard to kill and be jumping all over the place.

Front to back and just killing frontline is usually the safest way to play Viego in teamfights but if you see an opening on a squishy and you have 2-3 items they should die full to 0 if you manage to land a W on them.

One thing to keep in mind though is if you bought Guardian Angel and you enter someone's body and die in their body you will NOT have the Guardian Angel so just be very very careful of this bc this is a way to throw a fight and lose the game. Play fights slow and just remember even if you are surrounded 1v4 if you get that one reset you can still win the fight.
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