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Playstyle Builds

Pro Builds

  1. Darshan

    Rod of Ages

    vs

    Renata Glasc
  2. Ranger

    Luden's Tempest

    vs

    Soraka
  3. Bolulu

    Liandry's Anguish

    vs

    Nami
  4. TynX

    Luden's Tempest

    vs

    Heimerdinger
  5. Crisp

    Luden's Tempest

    vs

    Heimerdinger
  6. Shawi Katami

    Luden's Tempest

    vs

    Renata Glasc

Core Build Order

Spellthief's Edge
Health Potion

Starting

Luden's Tempest
Lost ChapterBlasting Wand

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes
Boots

2nd

Zhonya's Hourglass
Seeker's ArmguardStopwatchFiendish Codex

3rd

Rylai's Crystal Scepter
Blasting WandGiant's BeltAmplifying Tome

4th

Mejai's Soulstealer
Dark Seal

5th

Shadowflame
Hextech AlternatorNeedlessly Large Rod

6th

Spellthief's Edge
Health Potion

Starting

Luden's Tempest
Lost ChapterBlasting Wand

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes
Boots

2nd

Zhonya's Hourglass
Seeker's ArmguardStopwatchFiendish Codex

3rd

Rylai's Crystal Scepter
Blasting WandGiant's BeltAmplifying Tome

4th

Mejai's Soulstealer
Dark Seal

5th

Shadowflame
Hextech AlternatorNeedlessly Large Rod

6th

Core Build Path

Lost Chapter
Blasting Wand
Luden's Tempest
Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes
Seeker's Armguard
Stopwatch
Fiendish Codex
Zhonya's Hourglass

Summoner Spells

FlashHeal

Starting Items

Spellthief's EdgeHealth PotionHealth Potion

Damage Breakdown

76% AP

21% True

Runes

PrecisionDominationSorceryInspirationResolve
Summon AeryArcane CometPhase Rush
Nullifying OrbManaflow BandNimbus Cloak
TranscendenceCelerityAbsolute Focus
ScorchWaterwalkingGathering Storm
PrecisionDominationInspirationResolve
Hextech FlashtraptionMagical FootwearPerfect Timing
Future's MarketMinion DematerializerBiscuit Delivery
Cosmic InsightApproach VelocityTime Warp Tonic
Organic Deconstruction

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Plasma Fission

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Void Rift

W

W

W

W

W

Tectonic Disruption

E

E

E

E

E

Life Form Disintegration Ray

R

R

R

Skill Order

Q

W

E

Vel'Koz's Matchups

Vel'Kozwinslane against...

Vel'Kozloseslane against...

Vel'Koz's Trends

Playing against Vel'Koz

Key Insights
Q
's split bolts can reach past its max range by casting it at an angle.
Q
restores mana per target killed.
W
and
E
reveal their affected areas.
E
knocks back hit enemies if cast close to Vel'Koz.
Enemies who are Researched by
P
take true damage from
R
.
Strengths
Can find good angles to poke and pick off enemies with
Q
.
At level 6, he can 100-0 with
R
, especially if the enemy laner is Researched.
A well-timed
R
can singlehandedly win teamfights.
Synergizes well with
Luden's Tempest
,
Archangel's Staff
,
Zhonya's Hourglass
,
Shadowflame
,
Rabadon's Deathcap
, and
Horizon Focus
. Can opt for
Liandry's Anguish
or
Everfrost
when needed.
Weaknesses
Completely immobile, leaving him vulnerable to ganks.
Needs to constantly land his skillshots or he'll have significantly lower damage output.
Struggles against enemies who itemize a lot of HP.