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Vel'Koz Statistics for Paranoía

Author's performance with Vel'Koz compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
1
9
Win %
0
45
Kills
12.0
5.9
Assists
5.0
8.6
Deaths
2.0
6.9
KA:D Ratio
8.5
2.1
Gold Earned
14.6K
11.6K
Creep Score
227.0
122.8
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Teleport

If you are facing a high mobility opponent in mid-lane, you should be using teleport. Teleport allows you to gank/counter-gank other lanes when the high-mobile enemy mid-laner is going there too.

Flash

You will always need this spell as Vel'Koz. You are extremely immobile champion, and therefore you are easy to catch. Flash can be also used to secure kills.

Heal

I recommend using this spell when your enemy mid-laner is not a mobile champion, or if you know that you will struggle during laning against him/her. This spell is a matter of life and death during laning if you are countered.

Cleanse

I recommended taking Cleanse on games where enemy team has a lot of CC, or when the mid-laner you face has a lot of CC, which could potentially end up destroying your whole laning phase.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Ferocity

Sorcery

2% Increased ability damage increase, self-explanatory for AP champs.

Feast

Grants 20 health every time you kill an unit. Very useful for early sustain during laning.

Vampirism

Provides 2% Lifesteal & Spellvamp. 2% sounds like a little amount, but the sustain it grants you is decent.

Oppressor

You deal 2.5% increased dmg on CC'd enemies. Useful since Vel'Koz's kit is high-cc. You could alternatively choose Bounty Hunter.

Cunning

Savagery

Helps you last hitting early in the lane

Assassin

2% Increased damage. Helps you greatly when no allies are around to deal extra damage on your opponent.

Merciless

You deal 5% increased damage on all champions who are below 40% health. This is very useful on high damage champs and is more or less the choice of every mid laner.

Dangerous Game

Champion kills & assists recover 5% of your missing health and mana. Very useful to survive from ignites or turret dives when landings kills.

Precision

Grants you 3 + 0.3 per level Magic Pen & Arm Pen. 

Thunderlord's Decree

Excellent Keystone to proc with Vel'Koz's true damage as well. Very useful when trading early on, and provides nice third spell/AA proc later on in the game.

Abilities Back to Top

W
Q
E
W
W
R
Q
W
W
Q
R
Q
Q
E
E
R
E
E
Passive
Q
2
7
10
12
13
W
1
4
5
8
9
E
3
14
15
17
18
R
6
11
16

Q - Plasma Fission

The ability used to poke, last hit minions, and secure kills.

UPDATE: Since Patch 6.9, killing minions, champions etc. Refunds 50% of the mana cost.

W - Void Rift

The ability used to farm in lane, trade, and generally kill your opponent.

UPDATE: AP Ratio reduced to .15 and .25 from .25 and .37.5

E - Tectonic Disruption

The best CC ability of Vel'Koz. 

UPDATE: AP Ratio reduced to .3 from .5

R - Life form Disintegration Ray

Vel'Koz epic trademark laser ability. Extremely useful in teamfights. Just fire a laser beam at the enemies and watch them melt away. :3

UPDATE: Since Patch 6.9, Vel'Koz applies insanely more damage to "Researched targets". Research is applied through using auto-attacks before using the ultimate. A circle is around your target if they become "researched". Indicating that more damage will be applied.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Best start with Vel'Koz. Always.
    I usually buy these when I back the first time.
    If you are facing a high amount of poke (Azir, etc.) You might want to buy Dark Seal and health potions.

Core Items

    Luden's Echo is a core item for Vel'Koz. You should finish this first to ensure potential early kills. Normally I either go Liandry's Torment or Hourglass, depending on the enemy comp. Afterwards, upgrade boots.
    Against high ad comps, or if you need to stay alive from ulti/cc combos
    I buy Rylai after Liandry's in most of my games. It grants you extra slow, 100 AP and HP.
    As Vel'Koz you want to maximize your Magic Penetration, since your true damage and very high base dmg does not require you to build flat AP items.
    This should be generally bought as last.

Situational Items

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Ahri
    Hard
  • Annie
    Medium
  • Aurelion Sol
    Medium
  • Azir
    Hard
  • Brand
    Medium
  • Cassiopeia
    Easy
  • Cho'Gath
    Medium
  • Diana
    Hard
  • Ekko
    Medium
  • Fizz
    Hard
  • Galio
    Easy
  • Karma
    Medium
  • Kassadin
    Easy
  • LeBlanc
    Hard
  • Syndra
    Medium

VS

Ahri

Hard

Very hard matchup.


Ahri is very mobile, and can easily dodge your abilities and outplay you.

However, your early game is way stronger than hers. Before she is level 6, try to maximize your lane bullying potential, and catch a few kills off her before she has her ultimate.

Play extra carefully when she hits level 6.

VS

Annie

Medium

A medium match up.


Annie cannot really kill you early unless you mess up very badly.

Try to outtrade her and take distance when she has/or will have her stun ready.

Avoid getting in close combat with her when she hits lvl 6, because she can just burst you away.

Tips:

Use your long-range spells to poke her down and try to kill her.

VS

Aurelion Sol

Medium

A medium match up.

Vel'Koz outranges, and outdamages Aurelion Sol pretty hard.

However, Aurelion has a pretty easy to hit stun, and his annoying 3 stars can deal some dmg, especially early on when farming.

After lvl 6, You can just destroy Aurelion Sol as Vel'Koz.

VS

Azir

Hard

A very annoying and hard match-up for Vel'Koz.


Azir can easily outrange and outpoke you early on already.

However, you can kill him if you manage to land your combo on him.

Try to avoid engaging on him, because he can dodge your spells with Shifting Sands.

VS

Brand

Medium

A medium match-up


Brand has annoying poke and burn combo.

Try dodging his Sear, and outplay him after it.
Brand has no mobility and therefore this is a skill match up, rather than a straight counter match-up.

VS

Cassiopeia

Easy

A very easy match up.


You should have no trouble wrecking Cassi during laning.

Try to avoid her Miasma, and if she starts chasing you down with Twin Fangs, just pop your combo on her and one blast her away (Trust me, it works 9/10 times) :p

VS

Cho'Gath

Medium

A medium match up.


Cho'Gath is a tanky champ, and can easily kill you after 6.

You should not meet many Cho'Gath's anymore in mid lane, but occassionally you will probably face one so it's good to know how to play against him.

Tips:

- Avoid his Rupture and go full on him after it's on cooldown.
- Wait until he uses his Rupture and Feral Scream, or else he can disrupt your ultimate.

VS

Diana

Hard

A hard match-up.


Before level 6 you can completely destroy Diana. Use this early game in your favor before she becomes a monster.

After level 6 avoid fighting her unless she uses Lunar Rush on you. If she Lunar Rushes to you, immediately pop your E on her and blast all your spells. She will either die from this or flash.

In general focus on farming only after 6 or try to shut her down early on.

VS

Ekko

Medium

A medium match up.


Ekko is easy to win early on, because he has to get in melee range to farm up, or else he has to use his Timewinder, which costs him a lot of mana.

Try to destroy him before he hits lvl 6. After lvl 6 you cannot really kill him, because he will just Chronobreak away from your ulti/combo.

Try to arrange good ganks with your jungler, and wait for him to use his Chronobreak and then blast your ulti on him when he is running away without his ulti saving his life.

VS

Fizz

Hard

Probably the most difficult match-up you can have.


Avoid picking Vel'Koz on this match-up if you can, because any decent Fizz player will destroy you.

Fizz is extremely annoying and hard opponent against Vel'Koz.
Do not try to fight him after level 6.

Tips:

Try to wreck his early game, to slow down his scaling and his dmg after he hits lvl 6.

VS

Galio

Easy

VS

Karma

Medium

VS

Kassadin

Easy

Easy match up.


You can easily destroy Kassadin pre-6 and after he gets his ultimate.

Focus on AA'ing him, in combination with using spells. Try to keep your true dmg stacks up by continuously AA'ing him when using spells.

You should have no trouble against him.

VS

LeBlanc

Hard

A very hard match-up.


LeBlanc is one of the worst counters against Vel'Koz.



Tips:

- Try to land your spell combo when LeBlanc engages on your with her Distortion and lands Ethereal Chains on you, because she has to keep the chain connected to you to get you rooted, which gives you an perfect opportunity to land you combo and kill her.
- Try to play safe and farm during laning.
- Try to arrange ganks with your jungle, or push up general pressure on her to play more safe.

VS

Syndra

Medium

A medium match up.


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