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Is Vayne a viable solo top champion theorically?

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I was wondering, could Vayne be played solo top? I mean when I check her assets, she has everything she needs to kite most solo top "Kings" (Olaf, riven, Lee Sin etc etc). Her Q is a gap closer/skillshot dodger/escape mecanism, her W is an HP shredder/True damage/procs with Q and E, her E is an escape mecanism/Heavy CC (stun)/Gank friendly, her R is one of the most powerful steroids in the game to finish off all kinds of runners, and her passive punishes everyone who attempts to go melee on you after you push him with E, and chase him to trigger her W.

Of course Vayne is very squishy and slow without PD, but i'm hoping that if she goes Merc treads, FM, BT, IE, GA and Atma/Randuin or BV/FoN, run 21/0/9 and Swiftness Quints and ArPen marks she could actually get the job done...what do you say?
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For future reference, post threads like this in the Theory Crafting subforum. On topic, click this for in-depth information on solo top Vayne.
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Ye vaynes strong top I do it all the time. She has good scaling, her W is good vs bruisers, and she wins farm off lanes vs like anyone.
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Tbh, I prefer her solo top. She can easily net kills with her kit and escape ganks with Condemn and Tumble. Silver Bolts is good against beefy tops, which is what most of your enemies are. So yeah, she does good in solo top ^^ Oh yeah, your guide takes 10 seconds to load for me >.>


EDIT: When I go solo top Vayne, I go TriForce Vayne. To see the TriForce Vayne build, click this.
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It works. I've even won several 1v2 with her top when the enemy don't have jungle. She farms with the best top laners and since top is rarely burst she can trade well and harass well. Wouldn't want to face jax though. Or irelia. Their gapclosers have shorter cd than condemn and matches her aas in range. But udyr, ww, yorick, darius, Riven can be countered and if played right with more farm than in bot
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Solo top vayne works but only against a handful of enemies and even then its hard to pull off. Her laning is incredibly difficult and jungler ganks are a pain. Also, she gets outdamaged hard early and mid.

Also, face a lee or j4 and its pretty much gg
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Solo top vayne works but only against a handful of enemies and even then its hard to pull off. Her laning is incredibly difficult and jungler ganks are a pain. Also, she gets outdamaged hard early and mid.

Also, face a lee or j4 and its pretty much gg

I'm sorry gmd, but vayne is a decent pick against jarman:
Counter his flash toss by knocking him out of range of his q with your e

Counter his wall thingy by Q'ing through it.

Get a phage to just kite the son of a ***** through eternity - idc if you wanna upgrade it, don't know if tri-force vayne is good.
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Tri force is good on Vayne if she's top. Slow is needed to kite, the sheen adds an extra AD ratio to tumble, and te stats and MS from zeal is already considered core on vayne. Vayne actually does really good early damage, especially if you just max W and get in free poke. She can escape ganks with her ult and knockback. Also she is not going to be the teams only AD carry since you have one not so you can afford to get different items then usual.


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Any Champion can play any lane
It just depends on your expierience with that champion and how you build them
Vayne is a good solo top because you will usually find tanky armor stacking players up there and vayne is the person who take down tanks. for a build i would with this:
Ninja Tabi or Mercury's Treads
Frozen Mallet
Atma's Impaler
Madred's Bloodrazor
Wit's End
Hexdrinker OR Banshee's Veil
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