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Middle Vex S14 Guide For Gloomies [14.12]

Middle Vex S14 Guide For Gloomies [14.12]

Updated on June 12, 2024
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Runes: Standard

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Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter


+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Tenacity/Slow Resist


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LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


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Champion Build Guide

Vex S14 Guide For Gloomies [14.12]

By awawa
About me and playing Vex
Heya! I'm no challenger, but an average league player like you. But i have plenty of experience with Vex and midlane in general, and I'd love to share it with you.

Vex is a fun and easy-to-learn champion.
You may find attractive her design, the ability to show hyper mobile assassins their proper place, or just lore, and in all cases it would be a good decision to start playing her.
Once you actually get good at her, you will barely have any losing matchups. Remember that failures are a part of learning! It will always be worth to play Vex. (Unless rito nerfs her every single button :P)
Pros and Cons
+High burst damage
+Fast n safe waveclear
+Insane snowball and carry potential
+Anti-dash champion
Vex is your best choice if you are constantly being destroyed by dashy-flashy champs like Katarina, Akali, etc. She has insane burst damage and carry potential. High mobility and/or just squishy champs DO NOT LIVE AGAINST YOU.
-High mana costs early on
-Squishy mage
-No mobility without ultimate
-Can get outscaled
-Skillshot reliant
Vex is still a squishy mage that can be killed in a few seconds by certain champions. If you waste Doom 'n Gloom, you're dead. Vex perfomance is fully reliant on hitting skillshots, Shadow Surge specifically. Vex can be countered by scaling champs such as Veigar, Kayle, Aurelion Sol, as eventually they deal more damage than you or you can't even approach them without dying (Yes, Kayle, i am talking about you.)
Summoner spells
Both offense and defense spell. I mean, there sure is a reason why everyone takes it?
Aggressive choice. Helps you get early kills and reduce healing so they have 0 chance of living against you.
Safety and consistency. Take TP when you're learning or cannot kill your lane opponent (Whether it's hard matchup or tanky champ). TP also provides you the ability to quicky join fights and follow your opponents roams.
Helps you against scary assasins that can potentially oneshot you. Exhaust them when they engage and ignore all their 2k damage combo they worked so hard on ;)
An alternative choice against assasins. Highly recommended against individuals like Zed, Fizz, which you can't exhaust because of their invisibility/invincibility abilities.
Consider this when 3+ of the enemy team champions have hard CC. (Example: Malphite Lillia Neeko Ashe Morgana)
Tips and combos
Vex is a pretty straight-forward champion that doesnt have a complicated kit. However, there are still a few tricks you can learn.

General Tips

Here's a short list of general things you must remember at all times.
  • Don't mindlessly use Doom 'n Gloom, if there's a chance your lane opponent engages on you, or you get ganked.
  • If you can't see enemy botlane/jungle on the map for a while, respect this and don't engage.
  • If you can't see your lane opponent for a while, find out where they are and/or ping them missing.


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My personal favorite! This combo catches ~90% players off-guard. You can use it to flash over walls and surprise your enemies, or to finish a low-hp enemy in lane. Make sure u have Doom 'n Gloom up!





This is your main early game trading combo with Electrocute against melee matchups and the main reason to level up Looming Darkness first. You can use it lvl 1 when your opponent is trying to cs their first minions, it procs Electrocute and deals significant damage. Most players expect you to upgrade Mistral Bolt first.

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This is actually really important. The issue is, your Shadow Surge... is slow. If you randomly cast it in lane, there's a high chance your opponent will just dodge or fall back to their turret.

When you want to cast Shadow Surge on someone within Looming Darkness or Mistral Bolt range, ALWAYS FEAR THEM FIRST.

Seeing patterns
This is something that may seem complicated at first, but will help you a lot in lane once you understand it.

What i'm talking about is a concept of observing enemy behavior to create an effecient strategy.

This works best with champions like Lux, Katarina which can have various playstyles and ways of utilizing their kit in lane.

Imagine yourself in the following situation.
You are Vex against a Lux in lane. Lux is in range of your Looming Darkness. You cast it; how will she dodge? Does she move backwards, left, right, or towards you? Did she start moving immediately when you cast Looming Darkness, or she took a second to realize being attacked?

All of this are patterns you should notice and remember.
Does Lux dodge your abilities by moving towards you? Next time, cast your Looming Darkness a bit closer to yourself to catch her.
Does Katarina Shunpo backwards to escape your abilities? Next time, try to cast your Looming Darkness slightly behind her.

And the list goes on. When you start noticing those small things people tend to do, you will hit your abilities much easier.
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