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Vayne Statistics for SublimeMercy

Author's performance with Vayne compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
2
6
Win %
50
44
Kills
9.0
6.7
Assists
8.5
5.6
Deaths
9.0
6.3
KA:D Ratio
1.9
2.0
Gold Earned
19.2K
11.9K
Creep Score
317.0
191.7
Average
  • Author Champion Statistics
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

All 3 summoner spells are good options... But i prefer the 4.png+1.png one, because in the build i do not build the QSS3140_32.png/SHIMITAR3139_32.png.

FLASH IS A MUST!

But if you prefer heal or barrier, they are still viable. For eksample if your against some heavy burst dmg, barrier is a good choice.

Use barrier if you are against champions like:
121_64.png Khazix 107_64.png Rengar 238_64.png Zed 7_64.png Le Blanc 38_64.png Kassadin 91_64.png Talon.
-These are not all, but definetly one of the more dedicated assassins.

Cleanse when fighting enemies like:
89_64.png Leona 20_64.png Nunu 111_64.png Nautilus.

Quick note: Offensive summoner spells do not work that great on Vayne as she is not an AD caster that can dominate a lane by picking up ignite, and that she is very squishy and needs the defence stats/utility that Cleanse, Heal and Barrier provide.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

18 points in 'The Ferocity Tree' is a good dmg boost wich ADC's need. 

12 points in 'The Resolve Tree' for some extra durability and defensive stats, through the bonus Armor and Health.

The Summenor's Resolve i only use when going 1.png and 7.png, but not when i go 21.png!

When going barrier i use the 'Recovery' masterie, which gives you up to 2 HP pr. 5 when low. (which is nice when barely getting away, and waiting for the support to heal and the pots to kick in.)

Abilities Back to Top

Q
E
W
Q
Q
R
Q
W
Q
W
R
W
W
E
E
R
E
E
Passive
Q
1
4
5
7
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W
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E
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R
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16

With a support like Nunu, that have an insane AS buff - Max your Silver bolts (W).

In a kill-lane with Alistar, Leona and Blitzcrank - Max your Condemn (E) for insane dmg and kill potential.

Vaynes Spells:


Night Hunter (Passive)

*Vayne ruthlessly hunts evil-doers.*
She gains 30 movementspeed when moving toward nearby enemy champions.

Explanation:
Her passive makes escaping Vayne nearly impossible, with FInal Hour (R) active she gains 90MS, which is not to be underestimated combined with tumble. 30MS is also very powerful in the laning phase, allowing her to auto/tumble/auto with ease.

My thoughts:
-This passive makes Vayne the ultimate chaser! SHE IS A MONSTER!
-It brings alot of utility to the table, because it makes her so mobile and gives her the ability to dodge skillshots like ezreal mystic shot (q)!
-It refreshes your attack animation! (that means you can get a hit of,tumble right after and throw another hit, making you able to deal more damage with your enemy). +when a Vayne jumps for the combo, many ADC's gets scared and tries to run, allowing her to deal max dmg, with little dmg in return.

Tumble (Q)

*Vayne tumbles, maneuvering to carefully place her next shot.*
Her next attack deals bonus damage.

-Vayne tumbles a short distance and her next basic attack within 6 secounds deals bonus physical damage.
-The bonus is equal to 40/45/50/55/60% of her TOTAL Attack Damage.
-Coldown 6/5/4/3/2 secounds.
-Cost 40 mana.

My thoughts:
-Tumble is a quick fix to your positioning in a teamfight.
-Tumble allows you to chase very well.
-Tumble allows you to harass very easily.
-Tumble to dodge skillshots.

Silver Bolts (W)

*Vayne tips her bolts with a rare metal, toxic to evil things.*
The third consecutive attack or ability against the same target deals an additional 20/30/40/50/60 plus 4/5/6/7/8% of the target's maximum Health as true damage. (Max: 200 damage vs. Monsters)

My thoughts:
TRUE DAMAGE. The passive on her E simply destroys tanks, and it scales incredibly well with attack speed into late-game. Silver bolts is the reason Vayne is so scary if left alive, since she will end up killing everyone as long as shes auto-attacking. +It is so good with the Botrk 3153_32.png Meta, and the fact that almost everyone buys heavy HP items like warmogs 3083_32.png, frozen mallet 3022_32.png and Randiums Omen 3143_32.png.

Condemn (E)

*Vayne fires a huge bolt,*
-dealing 45/80/115/150/185 (+50% of Attack Damage) physical damage and knocking her target back.
-If they collide with terrain they take 60/100/140/180/220 (+50% of Attack Damage) additional physical damage and will be stunned for 1.5 seconds.
-Cooldown  20/18/16/14/12 seconds.
-Cost 90 Mana.
-Range 450.

My thoughts:
-For new Vayne players, Condemn may be the first challenging aspect of her skill set/kit. Being able to lan Condemns consistently takes a lot of practice, but is without a doubt a necessity. -I also fail this sometimes.
-I reccomend taking your time and using smart cast, because getting the double damage and the stun protion is far too important for any duel/skirmish/teamfight.

Final Hour (R)

-For 8/10/12 seconds Vayne gains 25/40/55 Bonus Attack Damage,Tumbling grants Vayne stealth for 1.5 seconds, and the bonus Movement Speed from Night Hunter is tripled.
-Cooldown 70 seconds.
-Cost 80 Mana.

My thoughts:
-Final Hour is one of the best self-buffs in the game, everything she does get amplified/better.
-The extra AD on her ultimate synergizes with both Tumble and Condemn, invisibility on Tumble gives her even more Mobility/Positioning advantages, 90MS while chasing.

A quick tip: Dueling a Vayne that uses Final Hour is nearly impossible without Oracles or insta-gibbing damage.




Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Dorans is proberly the best starting-item with Vayne. But if you do not have a support that can heal, consider other options.
    This start i go, if the lane has 0 sustain (heals) Or against skillshot champions like Urgot and Ezreal.
    I do not like this start compared to Dorans blade. The extra HP that Dorans + passive regen seems to outstand the longsword+2pots start.
    Strong opener in most situations. When you're against very aggressive lanes, like Corki/Taric, and you want to trade early on.

Core Items

    [Early Game Goals] Botrk +Zerk greaves makes Vayne a huge threat in lane.
    [Mid Game Goals] Phantom Dancer and Last Whisper or a Defensive option (usually a Giants belt).
    [End Game Goals] Build your Giants belt into a Warmogs or a frozen mallet. Build an infinity edge, and attach furor to your zerk greaves.
    Sample Build as well (updated)

Situational Items

    Go Banshee's Veil against engages like Malphite and Blitzcrank. Go Mercurial Scimitar against suppression and CC like Amumu and Leona, if you didnt pick cleanse. Go Randuin's Omen against heavy AD stacked teams.
    Guardian angel works in some cases. If you have a team, that can quickly cc the enemy, and defend you if you've been burstet down by a Talon or so.

-Pretty much everything and the details is written below the items, but if you need an example build:


3252_32.png3153_32.png3046_32.png3035_32.png3031_32.png3083_32.png/3022_32.png3026_32.png.

Sometimes i go for a Statikk Shiv 3087_32.png if my team is lacking on the AOE. (insteed of the PB/Zerks.)

ALOT have changed for the Vayne build over the past few seasons and the different types of builds /more AS focus with early BOTRK and PD, or the damage focused with early crit and ie, but the key is to stay updated! - look at different streamers and what everyone else is going when you see a vayne on your or the enemy team and find out what works for you as well as in general and use that to win more games.

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Alistar
    Medium
  • Ashe
    Medium
  • Blitzcrank
    Easy
  • Caitlyn
    Hard
  • Corki
    Hard
  • Draven
    Medium
  • Ezreal
    Medium
  • Graves
    Medium
  • Kog'Maw
    Medium
  • Miss Fortune
    Hard
  • Sivir
    Medium
  • Tristana
    Medium
  • Twitch
    Medium
  • Urgot
    Hard
  • Varus
    Medium

VS

Alistar

Medium
12_64.pngAlistar is such an annoying matchup.

-He can heal.
-Has alot of CC.
-Can tank forever (But true dmg helps!)

-You can disrupt his headbutt, if you time your condemn right.
it will cause him to go in a random direction (a condemn bugg i think.)

VS

Ashe

Medium
22_64.pngAshe's lanephase is pretty solid.

-Her Volley is almost impossible to dodge, but you can try to tumble away, also preventing any following AA's.
-Make sure to pick up Cleanse 1.png to get rid of her ultimate. But try to dodge it, without using flash, because then you will still have both of your summenors.
-Stay defensive (but do not play stupid, because if you can get a kill, go for it.)
Farm up, and outcarry her ass lategame!

VS

Blitzcrank

Easy
53_64.pngBlitzcrank is an easy setup as Vayne.
All you got to do is dodge his Grab (Q) with your tumble, and then play offensive if he misses it. -Easy

VS

Caitlyn

Hard
51_64.pngCaitlyn is one of Vayne's biggest problems.
-She outranges you.
-Proberly one of the strongest ADC in lane.
-Be aware of her traps.
-Try your hardest to dodge her Peacemaker (Q).
-And do not lose too much HP, because then she will just ulti you, making you or your support base, and setting up some easy turret dmg.

VS

Corki

Hard
42_64.pngCorki has extremly high poke potential.
He has true dmg as you.
High burst dmg due to his Q and E.
Really good escape mechanisme.

VS

Draven

Medium
119_64.pngDraven is  probably to kill you at any lvl,avoid fighting him and taking unnecessary damage at any cost. -But you can still deny him his axes with your condemn (E), and get some easy harass when he tries to catch his axes (only if it is not the best Draven.)

VS

Ezreal

Medium
81_64.pngEzreal is not a big deal.
You can kill him post lvl 6, if you are able to dodge his ultimate with your ult+tumble combo. 
Since his Essence Flux nerf, it is not that hard to duel him anymore, just dodge his q's.
Boots is a good starter. (unless you have soraka, which lets you take some more harass)

VS

Graves

Medium
104_64.pngA Graves that really knows his champion is gonna be a huge problem to Vayne, but if he's not that great, you can dodge his buckshots+colleteral damage and easily outplay him.
Try not to engage him, if you are not 100% sure that he is gonna die.

VS

Kog'Maw

Medium
96_64.pngKogmaw is very squishy, but he can completly outrange you.
His ultimate gives vision, which prevents you from juking in stealth.
When engaging him, make sure that your HP pool is fairly high, or you are gonna die. (unless you have a leona/alistar to chain CC him before he gets to deal dmg.)

VS

Miss Fortune

Hard
21_64.pngMiss Fortune's early game is just ridiculous!
She has AS buff, Extra Magic dmg, Healing reduction debuff and a Physical Dmg nuke with a Q - AA.
Wait 'till endgame!

VS

Sivir

Medium
15_64.pngAvoid her boomerang blade, and you'll be fine!
High burst, chase potential and pushing potential.
Other than that, quite easy lane.

VS

Tristana

Medium
18_64.pngAvoid her burst dmg through Rocket jump, and be aware of her double DOT dmg and Ultimate dmg. (if she has ignite.)

VS

Twitch

Medium
29_64.pngAvoid him...
Focus on farming, as he will proberly outdmg you early on.
Be aware of his bush-trick with stealth.
And remeber his DOT true dmg passive.

VS

Urgot

Hard
6_64.pngUrgot is an extremly tanky ADC. 
He has a build in slow, burst dmg AND consisten dmg through his q's.
Cleanse 1.png won't work against his ultimate, as it is a supression. -Pick up Heal/Barrier.
If hit by his Lock-on (try to dodge it with tumble), run away immediately too avoid loosing too much HP.

VS

Varus

Medium
110_64.pngVarus has alot of CC. Magic dmg. % Dmg. But is also heavy reliant on skillshots, as he has 3 of them. -Use tumble too your advantage. -Pick up cleanse1.png, as the 2 sec. snare can screw you up!

Favorite Supports/Champs with Vayne. Back to Top

117_64.png Lulu is my favorite support with Vayne.

Pros+ :
-Shield that also provides you with extra damage.
-Movementspeed boost for chasing/fleeing.
-Alot of poke-damage.
-Her ultimate is amazing and can save you/making you able to duel more.

Cons- :
-Doesn't have a heal, too sustain you in lane.
-Very squishy, and is not able too dodge spells as well. (Doesnt have an OP tumble :3)

20_64.png Nunu is soo good with Vayne.

Pros+ :
-Amazing Attack Speed boost! (MORE SILVER BOLTS!)
-Great Movement Speed buff.
-Attack Speed + Movement Speed debuff to enemy ADC.
-An ult, that lets Vayne do as she pleases! Even making Mundo look like a joke!

Cons- :
-As with lulu, 0 Sustain.
-No shield, other than a meat shield that he provides.

83_64.png Yorick* and Zilean 26_64.png

These 2 champions work very well with Vayne.
Their ults make you play more agressive in teamfights, and being able to be more brave!

EDIT: Yorick doesnt work this way anymore post rework.

Laning phase! Back to Top

FARM!

Farming is your first priority.Vayne has high killing potential if your jungler ganks at level 2, in which case you want to level up Condemn at level 1. But otherwise, trade efficiently with silver bolts and tumble.


Mid game! Back to Top

Once you get Bilgewaters 3144_32.png and level 6, you're a huge threat. Play smart and go in for kills when the time is right. Try force duels against the enemy ADC.

(Or farm out your early PD and start setting up skirmishes with jungler around dragon)

Late game (teamfight tactics)! Back to Top

Finish up your build, make sure you have QSS 3140_32.png (if you didn't go Cleanse1.png.) before engaging in late game fights.

If there is a stalemate situation (where its very hard to engage or push towers) consider split pushing; trying to force 1v1's vs. champions that cannot duel you.

Make sure your team can defend baron 4v5, and that you have proper warding/escape mechanisms such as both Exhaust and Flash both being up before you attempt split pushing.

Teamfights:
-Stay in the back, but dont be afraid to chase or tumble closer to high priority targets like the enemy ADC/APC.
-Make sure your team understands, that they have to protect you, as you are the one who puts out the damage.
-Force them to split up, so you can chase them down as the true NightStalker you are!
-And most important... Play smart. Dont engage 2v5's in the stupid thinking of :"Im Vayne! I CAN DO ANYTHING!"

About me Back to Top

Hey! Im SnowballScout and i main Middle and ADC.
I started playing Vayne since her release, but have only just started picking her in ranked.
This is my first guide so spare with me and my mistakes!
And feel free to ask questions in the comment section down below about improvements, or just ideas for new itempaths and such.

PEACE!


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