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Vel'Koz
tier-5
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Q

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R

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Toughest Matchups:
Pantheon
43.9%
Pyke
47.5%
Nami
47.7%
Zilean
48.2%
Thresh
48.2%
Bard
49.3%
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Summoner Spells

Starting Items

Health Potion
Warding Totem (Trinket)
Spellthief's Edge

Core Build Path: 50.48% Win Rate (2416 Games)

Boots of Speed
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Lost Chapter
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Blasting Wand
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Luden's Echo
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Sorcerer's Shoes
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Oblivion Orb
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Blasting Wand
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Morellonomicon

Core Final Build: 49.75% Win Rate (2611 Games)

Luden's Echo
Sorcerer's Shoes
Liandry's Torment
Rabadon's Deathcap
Zhonya's Hourglass
Void Staff

Runes: 49.37% Win Rate (2872 Games)

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Skill Order

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W

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Damage Breakdown

75% AP

22% True

Win Rate
49.7%
(+0.3%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate
2.6%
(+0.2%)
vs last patch
Ban Rate
0.5%
(-0.2%)
vs last patch

Playing against Vel'Koz

Key Insights
Vel'Koz is a combo mage, heavily rewarded for landing multiple spells together to proc his true damage passive
P
and converting his
R
to true damage as well.
His abilities are all dodgeable but
E
is the most important ability to avoid as it sets up his entire combo. Save a mobility spell for it.
Stacking only MR is not effective against him as a lot of his damage is true damage. Health + MR is best.
Gargoyle Stoneplate
is the best defense item against him if you're a tank.
R
is slow to turn which makes it easier to avoid the closer you are to him.
Power Spike
He gains strong potential to 100 - 0 squishies at lvl 6 with
R
.
Rabadon's Deathcap
is a huge power spike for him.
If he's taking the Glacial Augment keystone, his main spikes comes at the completion of slowing items:
Hextech GLP-800
and
Twin Shadows
.
Vulnerable
His ult is a channel and can be interrupted. Cancelling it with a well-timed/saved CC will greatly cut his effectiveness in fights.
He lacks self-peel and
E
is hard to land at close range, making him a good target for assassins or divers.
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