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Vayne the Ruler of Dominion

datachildx Last updated on October 22, 2011
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Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 22

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 4

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 4

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The Introduction

The guide is to build and properly equip Vayne with the right essentials to become the Ruler of Dominion.

Vayne is an excellent hero choice in Dominion. Even through Vayne is an extremely squishy target she can slay, chase, defend, counter, mob up, clean up, destroy nerds, rage nerd nerds and destroy more nerds.

NOTE: The idea behind this guide is ability to kite and be mobile. The items associated in this guide allow mobility and out skill your opponent with kiting.

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The Runes

Greater Quintessence of Desolation - amen.

Greater Mark of Desolation - praise the arp gods.

Greater Seal of Armor is not the norm in ranked games however in Dominion the chances of you running out of mana is almost slim to none. So we pick the most viable rune. Armor.

Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction is a no brainier. Tumble and especially Condemn are skills that will be used continuously throughout the match in huge bursts.

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The Masteries


Unlike traditional builds in ranked games the build is quite different and there is almost 0 need for regeneration/awareness.

The 22 points in offense allows for best DPS possible.

Good Hands is probably the most beneficial skill to have.

Resistance is the better choice for Vayne comparability to Hardiness . You should have less issues with AD heroes than most AP heroes with build / setup.

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The Skills

Ability Sequence
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Due to all the roaming and jungles around the map the chances of you landing Condemn wall hit probability is significantly increased in Dominion than ranked games.

The only times you should be using Condemn is to back off a target chasing you while kiting OR knocking them into the wall OR knocking them closer to CP while defending. It is almost pointless to use this ability as a strictly DPS spell.

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The Summoner Spells

Exhaust is extremely useful in almost all scenarios of the game and should be considered your #1 pick. It has extremely high usage throughout the whole game and notice it will be on cool down almost 100% of the time especially in a high DPS game like Dominion.

Ghost is also an extremely useful spell. I find this more critical and clutch compared to Flash due to how much traveling is required in a game of Dominion where seconds matters.

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I find these items to have the best survivability, DPS, affordability, and utility.

Aside from that note. You should be able to afford all these items each game regardless of the time frame of the game.

Prospector's Blade should be a no brainier excellent starter item.

Berserker's Greaves attack speed is critical for Vayne and you really cannot afford to go any other route.

Zeal is the Semi-God item for Vayne. It's utterly cheap gives you mobility and faster attack speed with some critical strike. This is what allows you to kite enemy melee heroes.

Phage is the God item for Vayne. After having access to faster attack speed with this you should be able to hunt, kite, like a champion.

The Lightbringer is a must item if stealthers are on the field. This will allow you at least somewhat even it up heroes such as Akali and almost boss around heroes like Evelynn who have Vayne in their sights most of the game.

Targon's Brace Vampiric Scepter Sanguine Blade Bilgewater Cutlass are all viable life steal options for Vayne in Dominion. Depending on the situation on hand please select one of the above.

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The 1337 skillz

Kiting. Is essential to be playing Vayne. You must pulse your attacks while chasing or running away. With the help of tumble condemn and phage it makes kiting a breeze.

Example: Auto tumble auto step back auto step back auto condemn auto step back auto step forward etc.

Patience. Vayne requires a lot of patience and learning the right time to engage.

Example: Let your teammates step in first. mob up clean up rage nerd nerds.
Example: Position yourself to get a condemn wall shot off to secure the get away or the kill.

Defend CP capture CP.

Example Defense: Ultimate -> Tumble (for stealth) -> Condemn into a wall to finish cleanly.
Example Offense: Harash the members on the CP until someone over extends or wait for your teammate to jump in first.

If you have lots of l337 skillz you just win by playing Vayne.

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The Conclusion

With the correct runes, item setup and skill sets you'll find yourself the Ruler of Dominion. Kiting is a must skill to master and with the help of Phage it comes much easier, You'll soon find yourself killing enemy heroes that you never thought was achievable and become --

Vayne the Ruler of Dominion...