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Veigar Build Guide by idoc11
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Threats & Synergies
Zed is the worst champion you can face in a game as veigar, he can easily escape your stun and he will kill you a lot at early stages of the game. Be notified that he can use his ultimate to dodge and disable your ultimate. Try to use your E well by placing it like the edge of it is on you if zed ults you so at the moment he is out of his ult he will be stunned.
Katarina can be a problem she can use shunpo to escape your stun and kill you before you can do something but if you can survive her ultimate with barrier/ seraph's embrace/ zhonya's you can use your W fast on her while she ult and kill her
Fizz can escape your stun and damage you at the same time with his E ability and kill you faast at early stages of the game. try to land a perfect stun on him and kill him before he can do anything
LeBlanc dash doesn't make her immune to your stun so if you place it before she dashes she will be stunned at the end of the dash but her damage can be dangerous so stay back
Ahri dashes can help her dodge your stun and W if you try to hit it without your stun so keep in mind that you shouldn't waste your W without the stun
Annie can one shot you if she got her stun and tibbers so make sure that you don't get hit by any ability while she got stun and try to keep distance to not get poked by her Q
Anivia is not a problem for veigar but her passive can save her life because of the long cooldown on veigar abilities early on you can't kill anivia and her egg by yourself so try to first take down her passive and engage a second time after your stun is back up and her passive is down
Akali can kill you with her ultimate at level 6 in less than 5 seconds so make sure you stop her with your stun or get in turret range to stop her from bursting you down
Yasuo mobility with his dashes can be annoying landing your stun can be hard but you should remember that before you start to use your combo on him make sure his passive isn't up because it blocks quite a lot of damage from your abilities which makes your ult deal less damage because it is an execute
Ziggs early poke can be deadly try to dodge the bombs and hit poke yourself when you can
Talon can be a real problem he can jump on you and kill you with basic attacks while you can't do anything try not to let him jump on you stay out of its range and poke him slowly from a safe spot until he is low enough
Malzahar's suppresion with his ult can make you die without being able to do a thing so keep your distance and hit him with your stun from a far and then go in while he is stunned and can't do a thing
Xerath pokes are really good and all of them got long range so wait until he use all of them especially his stun and then go in for the kill
Vel'koz can be an easy target to kill unless he hits his knockup on you in that case you are probably dead if he poked you a bit or he is a little fed
Oriana long range abilities make her a tough laner but if you can get close and poke her from time to time when she gets to 75% of her hp go in and hit the stun and it's over
Heimerdinger is not a big threat, his turrets are free passive stacks which you can take down from out of their range and heimerdinger himself is easy to be dealt with
karthus is the best champion you can wish for to be against you. It's easy to hit your stun on him from distance he got no mobility abilities so you can stun him and kill him fast while he can't do anything and you got barrier and seraph's embrace for his ultimate if he tries to kill you with it
Aurelion sol can hit you with his stars while you try to combo him because the range of the stars while his W ability is active is the same range as your abilities
Lux can poke you down with her E ability and if she land her Q ability and she got ultimate you are probably dead so as long as you dodge the Q and her pokes you are fine
Brand poke at the early game can be lethal so as long as you can dodge his skill shots you are fine
Syndra can be dealt with easily as long as you stay away from the direction of the balls that she can throw at you with her E to stun you and you poke her like she can and will poke you
Lissandra can get close to you with her E and deal high damage including stunning you so try to keep distance and if you can land your stun where she is about to get with her E so when she does it if she will she will get stunned
Cassiopeia can do a lot of damage with her poison and twin fang ability try to stay back and farm at early stages of the game
Azir sand soldiers can do a lot of damage and azir does it all from quite far so he will probably wont die from you unless you get help from your jungler (or he is a bad player)
Taliyah is not much of a problem but she can be by poking you down with her Q or going all in with the knock back into her E and doing some good damage to you
Diana ultimate, which she can use again if you got hit by her Q, which means that if you get hit by her Q, you are dead so all you need to do is dodge all of her Q abilities
Galio is an easy champion to deal with you just stay a bit back so he wont be in range for his ult you keep poking him with Q until he is low enough for you to go in
Ekko got really high damage and gap closer and his ultimate can make him dodge your ultimate and by that taking away your chance of killing him against him you really need to stay back and to not get poked by his Q
Ryze combo can deal surprising amount of damage and he can come behind you from a bush with his ultimate and use his combo. if you are in the lane with him, try to hide behind the minions from his Q and stay back to not get hitted by his W
Twisted fate at the early game wont be such a threat, mid game is the stage you should be afraid of him if you are not fed and at the late game he is not a problem hard to deal with
Swain regen with his ultimate at level 6 will be a big problem for veigar make sure he is low enough so he will die fast and wont have time to regen back his health
Kassadin ultimate which allow him to blink very often will give you hard time hitting the stun so try to hit the stun right after he ults so he wont be able to blink out as soon as he is trapped in or the stun on him is over
Vladimir is a big threat early in the game if you only got 1 point in your E he will probably use the blood pool before your W will hit him and dodge the damage so try to force him to use it before on something so you could hit your combo without him using the blood pool and escaping
Viktor poke with his laser could get you low early on and his shield from Q could save him and cause you trouble so poke him out to quite low before you go in
Zoe can be annoying in lane since she pokes harder than you early on and she can dodge your W and Q with her ult, but you can defeat her easily by taking advantage of the moment she uses her ult, place your E so the edge of it will be on the location she comes back to with her ult, so she gets stunned instantly then procceed to use your combo and probably do a lot of damage to her or even kill her.
I have calculated and a champion with 50 magic resist at level 18 for veigar will have 0 magic resist, an adc who won't buy magic resist will probably have less than 50 and anyone with less than 50 will have negative magic resist meaning they will take even more damage than what the ability damage is, this is why this build is so fun.
secondary is resolve for being tanky as veigar got a lot of damage anyway because of his passive, bone plating helps a lot in lane vs pokers and conditioning makes you a lot more tanky since you are building resistances.
If you face strong ap mid champion you should buy negatron cloak pretty early on it will give you 15% reduced magic damage.
-you one shot everyone not matter who it is and how tanky he is with your full build and an average amount of stacks.
-you got a good amound of armor and magic resist
-you wont have mana problems at all you wont even need blue buff
-You are not getting 40% cdr as after the new veigar W buff for cd for more stacks, your W cd is already extremely low and veigar's abilities cd overall are pretty short.
On the range minions you can do a W and right after it hits Q so the minions will get low from W and the Q will finish them off giving you 2 stacks.
Try to farm from a far to not get poked by the enemy mid laner veigar got the range to stay at a safe place and farm stacks at the same time.