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Viktor Statistics for TheKingOfTetris

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

Value
Average
Games Played
135
6
Win %
53
42
Kills
7.2
6.4
Assists
6.6
6.5
Deaths
4.4
6.9
KA:D Ratio
3.1
1.9
Gold Earned
12.2K
11.9K
Creep Score
189.2
175.9
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

4.png12.pngTeleport is great for providing map pressure, if you get forced back to early it will reduce the xp and gold cost of backing significantly as well as giving you a very strong roaming potential.

4.png14.png Ignite is the way to go if are going for a early kill or if you are playing vs a team/champ that has strong healing capabilities.

4.png3.png If you are playing vs a high burst champion that you can get up close to fight 3.png is going to turn any fight in your favor, due to the recent nerf exhaust is nolonger effective vs adc's but is still just as strong versus champions that doesn't relay on auto attacks for damage.

4.png1.png Cleanse is perfect when you need to deal with cc such as veigars veigareventhorizon.png or syndras syndraE.png.

4.png6.png Ghost provides a very strong movement boost and is a great tool for keeping up with your opponents, whether you wanna keep up with him while they run or simply get somewhere faster.

New Runes Back to Top

Abilities Back to Top

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

Better tradepotential

 Q-E-Q-E-E-R
 ---------------
 Q-E-E-Q-E-R


Normal stack:

 Q-E-E-W-E-R
-----------------
 Q-E-W-E-E-R
----------------- 
 E-Q-E-W-E-R

I almost always start with the Q because of its great trade potential, then i move on to maxing my E first for the incredibly good poke and wave clear it has to offer.

Augments

E augment

Normally you are gonna want to augment your viktordeathray.png first, this is because it increases your damage potential greatly as well as giving you a very strong wave clear which is important to keep the minions where you want them to be and control the lane.


Q augment

There is a few situations when augmenting viktorpowertransfer.png will be a better choice than just going for the wave clear that the viktordeathray.png has to offer, if you are plying vs a melee champ that can easily get up in your face the viktorpowertransfer.png augment will let you kite most of them pretty much infinitely provided you use it properly.
 

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Dorans ring is a great starting option. Provided you lasthit propperly with your autoattack and dont spamm your spells you will never run out of mana.

Core Items

    very early buy, make sure to get a control ward if you can.
    Normal early buildpath
    normal mid game core build.
    Armor build path
    Armor path
    Armor path: look at the enemy team to decide wheter you should get Void Staff before Rylai's Crystal Scepter or not.
    Magic resist path
    MR path: Get the crystal scepter instead if you dont need Void Staff yet.
    Magic resist path
    You will need rabadon for lategame
    regular build if you dont need anything special.
    Completed armor path.
    Completed MR path
    Dont forget to buy this

Situational Items

    if they are squishi and easy to reach get lichbane.
    Great vs assassins or if you just need to survive a few more seconds
    If you come up against a team with way to much hp.
    if you need damage yet a very strong defence this item is for you.
    Great if you need vision thats hard to remove.
    If you need the ability to safely ward.
    great for removing wards and making sure you arent walking past or standing on an enemy ward.

Which item you should finish first and why

Getting your Q and E augmented should be your #1 priority but the 3198.png augment isnt something you need right away, after you got the augments you should be aiming for the 3116.png followed by a 3135.png or 3089.png.

The reason you dont want to rush the 3rd augment is because the 750 gold it costs means you will have to spend more time to complete your 3116.png, the Rylai's Crystal scepter is a key part of this build and will easily make up for any speed boost the final augment gives with its amazing slow. 
In some situations when the enemy team is rushing magic resist you will have to delay the 3116.png for an early 3135.png.

-It is worth noting that if you need something like an early 3157.png or maybe some magic resist you should definitely not delay it but rather get it as soon as possible.
  

Why get void before rabadon ?

If the enemy has 59 mr or more 3135.png gives more damage than 3089.png.

The ecception to this is if you are getting fed and the gold is pouring in then 3089.png will be stronger since the other team will be unable to get sufficient magic resist in time to counter you.

Situational items 

3100.png Is great vs comps that you can walk in autoattack range of without getting killed for doing so, Lich bane  will also let you one shot any carry that does not get additional magic resistance.

3001.pngthis is the way to go if you need magic resist to survive but at the same time need damage.

3157.png Perfect counter item vs zed, fizz or vi and a few others that can give you a real headache.

3151.png Assuming you have the Rylai's crystal scepter this item will cause you to deal massive damage vs  HP heavy teams. (hp burn increases from 2% - 4%)

3102.pngThe new Banshe's Veil doesn't let you facetank the whole team but its still very strong due to the spellshield, if you are playing vs some cc thats hard for you to avoid banshe's veil is the item for you.

-Trinkets: You should start with the ward totem to provide vision early, the first ward should be placed at around  2.50 in order to prevent an early gank or invade, later you should upgrade your trinket depending on what your team needs.

 



Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Ahri
    Medium
  • Akali
    Easy
  • Anivia
    Medium
  • Annie
    Medium
  • Aurelion Sol
    Medium
  • Azir
    Medium
  • Brand
    Medium
  • Cassiopeia
    Medium
  • Cho'Gath
    Medium
  • Corki
    Medium
  • Diana
    Hard
  • Ekko
    Medium
  • Ezreal
    Easy
  • Fizz
    Medium
  • Galio
    Easy
  • Gangplank
    Medium
  • Gragas
    Easy
  • Heimerdinger
    Easy
  • Irelia
    Medium
  • Jarvan IV
    Medium
  • Jayce
    Easy
  • Karma
    Medium
  • Karthus
    Easy
  • Kassadin
    Easy
  • Katarina
    Easy
  • Kayle
    Easy
  • Kennen
    Medium
  • LeBlanc
    Hard
  • Lissandra
    Easy
  • Lulu
    Easy
  • Lux
    Medium
  • Malzahar
    Medium
  • Mordekaiser
    Easy
  • Morgana
    Easy
  • Nidalee
    Easy
  • Nunu
    Easy
  • Orianna
    Medium
  • Pantheon
    Easy
  • Ryze
    Easy
  • Swain
    Easy
  • Syndra
    Medium
  • Taliyah
    Easy
  • Talon
    Medium
  • Twisted Fate
    Easy
  • Urgot
    Easy
  • Veigar
    Medium
  • Vel'Koz
    Easy
  • Vladimir
    Easy
  • Wukong
    Easy
  • Xerath
    Medium
  • Zed
    Hard
  • Ziggs
    Easy
  • Zilean
    Medium
  • Zyra
    Medium

VS

Ahri

Medium

Try to use your minions to denay her ahriseduce.png

If you have an even ammount of minions or have lane moment in your gavor do not run from a fight but stick aroudn the minions to denay her charm, doing this should let you win any fight, provided you do not stand still.

VS

Akali

Easy

Poke her down to the point where she can nolonger go allin on you.


Pinkwards counter her akalismokebomb.png and if you wanna haras her just w8 for her to attack a minion to reaveal herself, the electrical spikes fromviktorchaosstorm.png revleas where she is much like the sweepinglens does.

pinkwards counter her hard 2043.png

VS

Anivia

Medium

VS

Annie

Medium

Do not walk up to poke her withviktorpowertransfer.png if she trades back you will loose that trade, instead use your viktordeathray.png to poke and viktorpowertransfer.png when she comes to close.

always keep your viktorgravitonfield.png for tibbers as he will kill you if he gets to hit you for to long.

VS

Aurelion Sol

Medium

runing into him prevents him from doing any kind of damage.

VS

Azir

Medium

This will be a poke contest.

VS

Brand

Medium

use your viktordeathray.png to poke him down.
Use minions to denay his stunnbrandblaze.png

VS

Cassiopeia

Medium

make sure to face away from her when she uses ultimate.

1.png will help you out.

VS

Cho'Gath

Medium

VS

Corki

Medium

VS

Diana

Hard

poke her down as much as possible early, walking towards her in the oposite direction of where the dianaQ.png is coming from will dodge it  almost every time.

she almost always atempt to dive you when she does its important that you have your viktorgravitonfield.png rdy, place it on your self as that is where she will be if she wants to do any damage doing this is almost guaranteed to stunn her letting you poke her as much as you want or even kill her.

Note: make sure you can survive her inital burst if you cant do that then you cant win either, get mr if needed.

VS

Ekko

Medium

VS

Ezreal

Easy

VS

Fizz

Medium

he wil go for you at lvl 3.


Get Zhonya's hourglass it will enable you to dodge most of his burst damage.

-Do not use it the moment shark hits you, if you wait a little longer u will mostlikly be able to denay fizzjump.png and fizzmarinerdoom.png winning you the fight.

VS

Galio

Easy

VS

Gangplank

Medium

VS

Gragas

Easy

VS

Heimerdinger

Easy

Kill his turrets as fast as possible youre viktordeathray.png is perfect for the job, once his tirrets are down and he is struggling to replace them the lane is yours.


Be carful after lvl 6 since heimerdinger can almost 100 - 0 you if he lands his ultimate rockets.

VS

Irelia

Medium

Poke her down and keep W incase she jumps on you.

VS

Jarvan IV

Medium

VS

Jayce

Easy

VS

Karma

Medium

VS

Karthus

Easy

Viktorsviktorchaosstorm.png will cansle Karthus fallenone.png

VS

Kassadin

Easy

Poke him down and when he wants to dive you place viktorgravitonfield.png on your self to denay him his mele zone.

VS

Katarina

Easy

keep your viktorchaosstorm.png for when she uses her deathlotus.png. your ultimate aborts her ultimate so all you need to do  is w8 for her to go first with it.

Punish her when she walks in melerange to farm.


VS

Kayle

Easy

VS

Kennen

Medium

VS

LeBlanc

Hard
viktorpowertransfer.png having an extra Q stack is helpful vs leblanc. Leblancs new dash has a higher delay before she can recall to her previous spot than the old one did, you can use this to haras her.

When you trade her stand inside your minions, doing so will make it nearly impossible for her to land her leblancsoulshackle.png, Leblancs new leblancsoulshackle.png is currently her hardest hitting spell.

If you get marked wait off the mark if possible, sidestepping her chains is also a good way to take less damage if you can manage it.

How i stack vs her
Q-E-Q-E-Q-R






VS

Lissandra

Easy

-when lizzandra uses her lissandraE.png to engage place your viktorgravitonfield.png at her end point to stunn her.

-dont stand in the middle of the minions as that will let her haras you for free.
-try to bait her ultimate out.

VS

Lulu

Easy

VS

Lux

Medium

Avoid standing in the minions and punsih her when she uses luxlightstrikekugel.png to farm, if she misses her luxlightbinding.png you can in most cases just go ahead and kill her.



VS

Malzahar

Medium

proc his passive be4 doing any combo.

VS

Mordekaiser

Easy

use your autoattack to get his shield down then poke him.

if he atemts to dive you useviktorgravitonfield.png to trap and kill him.

VS

Morgana

Easy

VS

Nidalee

Easy

VS

Nunu

Easy

viktorviktorchaosstorm.png abortsabsolutezero.png

when nunu comes to toss his snowball at you trade him with viktorpowertransfer.png and viktordeathray.png combo, you will always win that trade.

VS

Orianna

Medium

This is a early farm matchup as you cannot win a direct trade with her on the first few lvls, make sure to poke her but do not go for the allinn fight early unless you are sure you will win.

VS

Pantheon

Easy

VS

Ryze

Easy

VS

Swain

Easy

VS

Syndra

Medium

Boots is a good start vs syndra because they make it impossible for her to hit her syndraQ.pngprovided u react in time.


Take a good look on how she uses her syndraQ.png does she place it in front of you or slightly behind, looking at that will let u decide how to best dodge her.

3102.png will make it impossible forher to burst you down later.

VS

Taliyah

Easy

trade her when she is on used ground.


- when she puts down the traps run towards them not away, she will try to use taliyahW.png to send you flying over her traps, if you walk towards them she will mostlikly miss and do no damage.

VS

Talon

Medium

Make sure to use yourviktorgravitonfield.png to counter his taloncutthroat.png.

poking him down early will win you the lane.

after lvl 6 yourviktorchaosstorm.png shoots spike on him tru the invisibility use this to hit him when you cant se him.

VS

Twisted Fate

Easy

keep an eye on him so you get to abort his destiny.png with your viktorchaosstorm.png

VS

Urgot

Easy

VS

Veigar

Medium

use cleanse to get ridd of veigareventhorizon.png if you use 1.png propperly you will mostlikly be able to kill

veigar when he tries to land a cage on you.

VS

Vel'Koz

Easy

viktor viktorchaosstorm.png aborts velkos velkozR.png.

VS

Vladimir

Easy

VS

Wukong

Easy

VS

Xerath

Medium

Hit him while his xeratharcanopulse.png is charging, use minions to denay him hisxerathmagechains.png drop viktorchaosstorm.png on him if he usesxeratharcanebarragewrapper.png  in order to cansel his ultimate.

VS

Zed

Hard

Early on you should easly be able to poke zed down, if you can manage to use his early weakness to kill him it will make the rest of the laning considerably easier for you.

The best counteritem for zed is 3157.png i would recommend you to get this as soon as possible as it will make his ultimate do zero damage if timed correctly.

The best way to deal with zed is to poke him hard and make sure he never is healthy enugh to dive you.

3.png exhaust is great for turning his dive around, use it before he gets all his damage of and turn the fight in your favor.

21.png you can use it whenever you like during the fight but the safest way is to hold it to the end and use it to block most of the deathmark damage and trick him when he thinks you are alreaddy dead.

VS

Ziggs

Easy

VS

Zilean

Medium

starting viktorpowertransfer.png will reduce some of the incoming damage and turn the trades in your favor.

VS

Zyra

Medium

avoid those plants.

Midlane tips Back to Top

Planning ahead

You should start planning which items to buy and what spell you should max or augment first already in the loading screen, if you do this you wont spend valuable time ingame thinking about what you should be doing rather than just doing it and walking back out.

What i focus on when i play mid

general mid focus

As midlaner map awarness is extremely important, you need to ses the things that are happening around you and react to them. Reacting to something is going to cost you some farm but will almost always be worth more than those few extra cs, reaching your team before it is to late to help will greatly increases your chances of winning.

The laning

If you want to win your lane you should focus on farming with your autoattack and using the spells mainly to poke your opponent, every time you use a spell to farm it creates a window for your opponent punish you. There is a very easy strategy to laning that will almost always work, simply autoattack the minions to either freeze or push the wave and whenever your opponent wants to farm punish him with your E or even your Q if he comes close enough, afc you are never guaranteed to win your lane but playing it like this is safe and very likely to give you a lot of free pokes and some good trades.

Things you need to consider

-Do i need to dodge ?

If you need to dodge (get boots and 4 pots), the spells that barely hits you without boots will miss if you have boots.

-Do i need waveclear ?

Start E but do not forget to use your auto attack, using your auto attack to last hit is important to avoid running out of mana.

-Will i be forced to do hard trades?

If yes (start Dorans and stack viktorpowertransfer.png as your first spell), consider whether or not you need the extra Q stack but this is something you should avoid unless you really need it. (you sacrifice W for an extra Q never sacrifice your E for it.)

Planing for the jungler

You should try looking at it from his perspective, who is an easy target right now and where in his jungling route should he be. If you can do this properly you will be able to predict a lot of the enemy jungler movement and even warn your team of incoming threats or roam to crash his gank 12.png is a great option.

-How to guess where enemy jungler is

looking at your own jungler can often but not always provide a very good clue as to where the enemy jungler should be, looking for buffs and how much time is left on them will also gives clues as to whether or not that buff has been done recently.

The New Rylai's Crystal Scepter Back to Top

The new 3116.png is still a great item for Viktor, the changes means that you can no longer just walk up to someone and kill them just for being in your zone, if combined with speed boost from Q the 20% slow from the new Scepter has to offer is plenty to keep up with almost any target. Basically the difference is that now its possible to escape from a poor initiation as it should be rather than completely hopeless for your opponent.

The reduction from 40% slow to 20% also means that the 3rd augment is much more significant than before since it offers a speed boost to your ultimate.

The crystal scepter being 600 gold cheaper means that by the time you would have completed the old scepter you can now also have a 3198.png which actually makes for a stronger midgame but slightly nerfed lategame.


Stormraider's surge (instead of Thunderlords Decree) Back to Top

introduction

Stormraider's surge is something i have been trying out for a while now and it is a really good option to Thunderlord's decree, basicly Stormraider's surge lets you dominate the early and midgame but tends to fall off a bit in the lategame especially vs the more tanky team comps.

Important

Make sure that you get hard trades because there are very few champs that actually outdamage Viktor in a trade, if you get the Q shield up in time to soak damage you are pretty much guaranteed to win that trade unless you do the mistake of trying to run when you should stand your ground to deal even more damage.

Learning to use it

Stormraider's surge can be a bit hard to start with because of the insane moment speed especially when combined with 6.png can easily make you walk to far or loose track of where you are in a fight.

Stormraider's surge is going to take a few games getting used to but once you are used to it you will be able to dominate hard.

The build path remains the same as before, Stormraider has a 10 sek cooldown wich is unaffected by regular cooldown reduction which means having more cd to proc it more frequently is pointless.

Preferred boots:

3020.png or 3158.png depending on what you need.


Items that stack with stormraider's surge:

3009.png the 25% slow resist stacks with the 75% from stormraider effectively giving you 100% slow resist and 631 movement speed should you use it all at once.

3111.pngThese boots stack a bit differently since they only reduce the amount of time crowdcontroll affects you, you will get 75% slow resist combined with 30% less time being affected.
 


Thanks for reading my guide! Back to Top

Hope this guide helped you to improve!


If you have any questions feel free to post them in the comment section below.
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