Viego, King Of The Damned
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Runes: Usual Viego Build.
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order Abilities.
Threats & Synergies
With his stun he can do a lot of damage to you, but with Kraken Slayer you should be able to beat him in a 1v1.
With tanks, you just need to get your Kraken slayer, then you can pressure the lanes a lot more comfortably . With Mundo, don't get hit by his axes, if you can dodge the first one, you should take that opportunity to burst him down.
Fiddlesticks is really weak in the early game, which can open up invades, but once he hits level 6 be slightly more cautious since he can do a lot of damage if you're in the general area.
Gragas is a bit more of a weird pick, since his AP build is a lot more potent to you then his tank build. Dodge his barrels, like Mundo, and you should be fine.
He out damages you in the early game, so play passive until you get your Kraken Slayer. Once you get Kraken Slayer you should be able to out duel him if you land a fully or semi charged W.
Hecarim is one of the strongest junglers in the game. In the early game you slightly out damage him with your W stun and Q damage. The mid game is also even as long as you don't get hit by him when he's full speed charging towards you.
Dodge his stun and you should be able to destroy ivern. Look for invades and pressure the map as much as you can because if you can land your stun he's going to die.
If he can trap you in his cage you are in trouble, if you can get out of that you should be able to duel him comfortably, especially with Kraken Slayer.
He can block your stun and even your Q with his E and he can outduel you in any stage of the game because of his passive attack speed. I would ban Jax most of the time.
Squishy mages are great for you, since your early and even mid game pressure allows you to burst them down.
With Kayn you just have to stun him with a full or half charged W so you can land a Q. Try to stun him before he casts his spells. Easy to beat pre form but can get tricky when he does.
You're squishy, he's squishy. It's more about who gets ahead first. If he gets behind you annihilate him. In the early game you have to stun him so you can use your Q to heal up and do some damage. IF you survive his initial burst in the mid game you can stun, Q and burst him down with Kraken slayer.
He can kite you, but with your E he can't see you coming. As long as you hit your W you should be able to beat him. If he starts to kite you get out of there, since that is what Kindred is great at.
In the early game he will beat you easily, but in the mid game you can get through his shields and out damage him, just don't get hit by his Q and land you're stun, then you should be fine.
She is not really your typical mage, since she has insane movement speed which means she can kite you. Once she gets her Liandris you're in trouble if you can't reach her. try to ambush her with your E and then stun her with your W.
He can destroy you in the early game, because his W can cancel yours out. He has really good damage with his passive. His Q does a lot of damage in the mid game and gives him attack speed, so don't fight him in it.
Nunu & Willump
He's a tank. So you just need to dodge his snowball if he has one charged up. Be careful when he has level 6 and have your W ready to cancel it out. Once you get Kraken slayer you can beat him in a 1v1.
He is a tank. His stun can be bad for you, but have your W ready to cast so you can negate it. You melt him once you get kraken slayer, but once he gest bramble vest it'll be hard to fight him.
He has more damage then you in the early game. You out damage him with kraken but he can still win if you don't land a stun.
HE outburst you, but if you can survive that with a decent amount of health, stun him and heal with your Q. Kraken power spike is key in this matchup.
HE can negate anything you do with his annoying boxes. His E does a lot of damage mid-late game, and his Q allows him to negate your W stun since he can dodge it and turn invisible.
Slow scaling champion, prone to kiting, so pressure her early game and get such a huge lead (make sure your laners are fed) so she doesn't have that much of a chance to flip the game around.
HE can stun you with his bear stance, burst you down with his tiger stance or Phoenix Stance. Try to bait his bear stance stun out so you can stun him in return and take him out with your Q. Fight him in your E so you can burst him more effectively. Once you get Kraken slayer he's not going to be as powerful.
She is really powerful in the early game, much like lee sin, Try to avoid 1v1ing her till you get kraken slayer. Once you get that it's a lot more even depending on xp and items.
Warwick isn't a hard matchup, it's just his Q healing that is dangerous. In the early game. Once you get Kraken Slayer it's an easy matchup from there.
Champion Build Guide
Yes I'm Bronze, because I only have about 17 games of ranked. If this hasn't wavered your opinions on this guide, then thank you.
I think Viego is one of the strongest jungler's in the game because of his lifesteal and the cooldown on his Q. So I took the time to buy him and learn what he does. If you like champions like Yasuo and Yone, riven and irelia, you may like Viego. He is very similar in the fact that he has a lot of things in his kit except he's not that hard to play either.
Viego's Passive allows you to take possession of any target killed by your team. You keep the health you have but get all of there abilities (except there ultimate) and all of their items.
Viego's Q to put it simply is a mid ranged attack where he thrusts his blade towards a certain direction. This marks any enemies hit. When you auto a marked enemy it gives you some of your health back. It has a passive that allows you to do extra damage capping at 8% of the enemies health.
This is the stun that makes Viego a good jungler. It has a charge up, and the longer you charge it, the longer it stuns. It also does some magic damage. It is, sadly, a skillshot but it isn't hard to land if you come in with from your E.
This ability allows you to travel across the map really quickly, while being camouflaged. To actually use this ability to it's full extent when ganking, use it when you are close to the lane, then charge up your W and try to stun the enemy, if you pulls this off, you should be able to secure a kill or burn a summoner spell.
Viego's ultimate allows you to blink to a designated area, knocking back enemies depending on how far you casted it. It deals a lot of damage (percentage health). If you kill an enemy and don't possess there body, your ultimate goes on a cooldown of 1.5 seconds, basically resetting.
Starting red side gives you the best leash. This allows you to either full clear or gank a lane early.
Murk wolves is an easy camp to take with your Q. You want to full charge W onto the bigger wolf, then get them all in line and use your Q. Kill the little wolves first then kill the big one last.
Blue buff will be slightly difficult to take, and so before you attack him charge up your W and Q forwards so you can get some extra healing off. Use your W as much as you can so you can minimize damage. A usueful trick is to use your healing auto attack (from your Q) while the buff is stunned since one attack from it can negate that healing.
Gromp is not very hard since his auto's are fairly slow. Just keep using your W and Q to heal up and use your smite when he gets low on health. After this you want to look at a gank, and it is either mid or bot or mid and top. You usually want to gank a side lane since it is easier to gank (because they are longer then mid lane). After your gank go take scuttle.
With scuttle crab you just need to break its shield. Be wary of the enemy jungler, especially if they can outduel you. Without your W it will be difficult to fight them.
Once ruler of a long-lost kingdom, Viego Viego perished over a thousand years ago when his attempt to bring his wife back from the dead triggered the magical catastrophe known as the Ruination. Transformed into a powerful, unliving wraith tortured by an obsessive longing for his centuries-dead queen, Viego now stands as the Ruined King, controlling the deadly Harrowings as he scours Runeterra Crest icon.png Runeterra for anything that might one day restore her, and destroying all in his path as the Black Mist pours endlessly from his cruel, broken heart.
(A Short story)
Few know of the kingdom to the east, far across the seas, whose name lies all but forgotten among the ruins that dot its shores. Fewer still know of its foolish young ruler, whose lovestruck heart was doomed to destroy it.
Now a grave threat to all, that man’s name was—and is—Viego Viego.
The second son of a dynastic king, Viego was never intended to lead. Instead, he lived a life of comfort that made him complacent and selfish. Yet, when his older brother died unexpectedly, Viego, who possessed neither the inclination nor the aptitude for rulership, suddenly found himself crowned.
He showed little interest in his position until he met a poor seamstress, Isolde. So taken was he by her beauty that the young king offered her his hand in marriage, and thus, one of the most powerful rulers of the age was wed to a peasant girl.
Their romance was enchanting, and Viego, who’d rarely shown interest in anyone other than himself, devoted his life to her. The two were inseparable—he scarcely went anywhere without Isolde, always lavishing gifts upon his queen, and his attention could seldom be broken when she was present.
Viego’s allies fumed. Unable to interest him in governance, and with the nation beginning to unravel under his questionable rulership, some plotted in secret to end their new king’s reign before it had begun. His nation’s enemies, meanwhile, saw an opportunity to strike. And the vipers began to circle.
Thus did an assassin’s poisoned dagger one day come for Viego. But the king was well defended, and the dagger did not strike true—instead grazing Isolde.
The toxin worked quickly, and Isolde fell into a ruinous torpor, while Viego could only watch in horror as his wife’s condition grew ever more serious. Overwhelmed with fury and despair, he spent every last coin within his coffers trying to save her.
But it was all for naught. Isolde perished in her bed, and Viego was consumed by madness.
His search for an antidote became desperate, crazed. Unable to accept his wife’s death, every treasure of the kingdom—every scrap of wealth—was sacrificed to his quest to return her to him. As the land fell into disarray, Viego hid himself away with Isolde’s body, becoming hateful and violent.
Then came the day he learned the secret of the Blessed Isles Crest icon.png Blessed Isles, of its water that healed any ailment. With his great army, he stormed the peaceful country by force, slaughtering everyone who stood in his way until he at last breached its inner sanctum and let his wife drift beneath the blessed water. She would return to him, no matter the destruction he wrought. No matter the cost.
And for just one moment, she did.
Isolde arose a horrifying wraith of shadow and rage, and in her pain, her anger, her confusion at being ripped from death, she took Viego’s own enchanted blade enchanted blade and thrust it through his heart. The magic of the waters and the ancient sword clashed, and the chamber’s energy erupted, tearing across the Isles and trapping everything it touched in tortured, conscious undeath.
Yet of this, Viego remembers nothing. His country collapsed into ruin, great nations rose and fell, and in time, even his name was forgotten... until, a thousand years after his death, Viego stood once more. And this time, he would not fail.
His mind twisted by the same dangerous obsession he possessed in life, Viego’s unflinching, deranged love fuels his every action, his every desire, his every atrocity. The deadly Black Mist pours freely from Viego’s broken heart—ripping the life from everything it touches—and he uses the Mist to scour the world for some way to return Isolde to his side.
Legions will fall before him only to rise again in his service, continents will be swallowed by living darkness, and the world will pay for every moment of happiness it stole from an ancient ruler laid low by all-consuming love. He cares naught for the destruction he causes, so long as he can see Isolde’s face again.
His reign is terror.
His love is eternal.
And until Isolde returns to him, all will fall before the Ruined King.
Ban: My Heart was already broken.
"She waits for me beyond the mist. My queen. My love. My black and broken heart."
"No price is too great. No atrocity beyond my reach. For her, I will do anything."
"Submission or death for all who live. In the end, it matters not. I will see her face again."
"It hurts, my heart. It hurts so much."
"I want precious little yet am forced to kill for it."
"Soon, this long cruel night will end. But not yet."
"My forces scour the world. Nothing will escape."
"We were beautiful once."
"The curve of her lips, the softness of her smile."
"She was the star that lit my path. Without her... darkness."
"What is a wraith but the ravenous shadow of a man?"
"Stand against me. Call me villain. Die."
"I feel her calling out 'Viego, save me!'"
"I will take, and take, until there is nothing left but her."
"The Shadow Isles are just the beginning."
"The mist is my great unending sadness."
"Her eyes were portraits of a world without my cruelty."
"What is lost is never lost to me."
"This mist has but one cure... and I will find her."
"And so it was that love was the gravest sin of all."
"It is such a small and fragile thing, love."
"There is no salvation from the dark, for the dark is me."
"Isolde is gone. Yet I remain."
"I am already a monster suited for the horrors I must inflict."
"The world denied my happiness. Now, all will die."
"Isolde was my life. Viego died when she did and the ruined king was born."
"The black mist flows from me like a tide. At times, it ebbs, but now we surge forward."
"I remember her sinking beneath the waters... and then... and then..."
"A world that would rob me of beauty is a world that deserves destruction."
"Hate me if you must. Until she returns to my arms, all will be brought to ruin."
"I will rip her from the jaws of death. Fate cannot stop me. Nothing can."
"A crown lost long ago, reborn in unlife, ripped away from his only love."
Fiddlesticks "Ur-demon. When all life ends, you will return to your slumber."
Hecarim "For all your ambition, Hecarim, this is what you are reduced to."
Illaoi "Your god could not stop me before, sea priestess. Do not challenge me again."
Kalista "You will never have your vengeance, Kalista. Never."
Karthus "Sing, Karthus. Sing of all that must be lost and she who must be found."
Kindred "Answer for your crimes, death. Answer me."
Maokai "Go on then, tree. Defeat me if you can. It will never restore the isles."
Senna "Why, Isolde? Why do you hide your face from me?"
Thresh "Your treachery does not surprise me, Thresh. Only that you believed you'd win."
Vladimir "Hello, uncle. I'm surprised you haven't been torn apart by an angry mob."
Yorick "Ah, the monk from the waters. And... someone else. Isolde?"