Viktor Build Guide

(S4) The Diamond Evolution! (Extensive)

Updated 3 years ago
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Hey there! I'm glad you've taken the time to look into my guide and the champion that is viktor. I have approximately 500 total games with viktor on various accounts at a diamond level. I have also played countless normals, experimenting with different builds and options to utilize viktor to his full potential. Many of these are situational while others will be potent in virtually any situation. I stream on the weekends at or even the weekdays if I have time. Here my viktor stats! [imgext=] [imgext=]

Pros [.]Horrifying burst [.]Strong teamfights [.]Strong zoning capabilities [.]Arguments are very cost effecient [.]Good wave clear Cons [.]By leveling [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] at 8 you will be very vulnerable to ganks early [.]Winning a fight depends on hitting your [imgsmall=skills/viktor/e.png] and [imgsmall=skills/viktor/r.png] [.]High mana costs on [imgsmall=skills/viktor/e.png] [.]335 ms (quite low) [.]Weak(er) lategame

Early game, most of your trading will be done with a q + aa combo. Viktor has 525 AA range, which is quite solid, especially aganist mids such as morgana. [imgsmall=skills/viktor/q.png] Has a low mana cost and is very efficient at trading. The only downfall is that the shield might not return to you in time to block some of your opponents trade/ counter trade. Use your e sparingly as it's mana cost is quite high. Don't underestimate viktor's burst, as you can grab some early kills if you play properly. Shooting your [imgsmall=skills/viktor/e.png] and your opponents feet is a great tip that will almost guarantee a hit. You should be able to zone most mids early game, as they will find it impossible to trade with the shield from power transfer. You should focus on pushing to hit level 2 first, and then continue zoning. Even though you might not be able to zone thier mid out from exp, you should be able to deny them CS. Watch out for jungler ganks, especially against very strong early game junglers, such as lee sin and maokai. If you start dorans + 2, you will have to be more aware of the junglers position and read the movements of the other midlaner to determine is there is a gank. For example, if you are a level ahead and thier mid becomes agressive or walks to cs a creep that would otherwise make them take a significant amount of harass, you have to assume that its not a mistake on their part. Once you hit 6 your power in lane becomes significantly higher, espeically against champs that don't get a power boost in lane, such as [imgsmall=champ/twistedfate.png]. Try not to forget that your ult has a cast time and attempt to pull off a kill with a full combo. Make sure you Alt + Click if you want to change the direction of your storm, and don't forget that it's movement speed decreases relative to your distance to it.

This is a very discussed point and I believe it deserves a chapter of it's own. Pros - [.] Stronger lane [.] Technically less mana for full burst Cons - [.] Extremely gankable [.] You lose an aoe slow/stun So overall, this all depends on who their jungle is and how confident you are in your laning ability. If you are laning against lee sin for example, getting your w at 4 is actually almost a neccesity. Mids such as katarina however you want to be able to poke out of lane, as your w will no do anything to her shunpo and will only cancel her ult after 1.5s. In a situation where you expect to roam a lot and coordinate with your team, taking a point at 4 is also a better choice.

Viktor's mid game is where he really shines. His aoe is incredibly strong and can turn the fight of any battle. Dont forget [imgsmall=skills/viktor/r.png] is a silence and will interrupt channeled spells. Try to hit as many opponents as possible with [imgsmall=skills/viktor/r.png] and imgsmall=skills/viktor/e.png]. Gravity field can be used to deny areas as well as trapping enemies for your team. DO NOT DEPEND ON [imgsmall=skills/viktor/q.png] to shield you. At this point you will be mainly using it for the damage and not to win trades. Make sure to stay out of range after your burst has been used - I cannot stress this enough. If using a lb, you should aa once but not get into range again until the cd of your q is up again. There is virutally no point for an ap carry to be autoattacking in a fight, and I know this might sound counter productive, but unless the enemy team is low you are much more useful waiting for your cooldowns rather than risking your death earlier in the fight. Viktor's primary weakness is his late game - As he only gets 5 1/2 items, he will fall off around the ~ 40 minute mark. He is still powerful but not nearly as much as he was mid game. Remember that 1 mistake late game can be the end of the game. Also remember to use your [imgsmall=items/zhonyas-hourglass.png] and [imgsmall=items/deathfire-grasp.png] as they can decide whether you live or kill the enemy. Your storm will still churn during zhonyas, and It can be a great item to bait out your cd's and damage your enemies more.

*Will add more as time goes on Difficulty, from [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] to [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] Ahri [imgsmall=champ/ahri.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] A skill match up. This is all about her charm, make sure you do not get caught by it. Her dash should be able to escape your gravity field, however your e should be able to poke her down. Once again play safe, as she snowballs hard. Akali [imgsmall=champ/akali.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] Closer to \"hard\". After 6 her burst will tear you apart. You can outrade her early as well as putting your grav field over her twilight shroud. After 6 however you have to play very passive and try not to snowball her. Anivia [imgsmall=champ/anivia.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] A tricky mid, but if not played by froggen should be controllable. Make sure to dodge her q early, and once she hits 6 dont get caught by her ult + e. You have to start boots on this one as dodging her skills is a must in order to beat her. Your chaos storm is very effective at killing her egg however, and with a gank you will be much better off in this lane. Annie [imgsmall=champ/annie.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] DAT BURST. Watch out after level 6. This is a lane where building a chalice is very beneficial, however if she flunks her ult you shouldnt have a problem with her. Brand [imgsmall=champ/brand.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] Dont underestimate brand, He is still a strong ap carry. If caught by his full burst you will melt (no pun intended). As long as you dodge his q and w's you should be fine, you will be able to outrade him for the entire game. Cassiopeia [imgsmall=champ/cassiopeia.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] A skill lane. As long as you dont get hit by her q you should be in a good position . Remember that she has the highest sustained damage out of any ap carry in the game, so it is not in your best interests to engage on her for over your rotation. Cho'Gath [imgsmall=champ/chogath.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] LOL GF. This lane is virtually impossible without the help of a jungle. You poke will do absolutely nothing to him, and he will outsustain it with your passive. Consider grabbing your death augment earlier so that you can outfarm him, that Is your only hope and scale into later in the game. After his nerfs he is an easier matchup (5 > 4) but he is still incredibly difficult to face. Diana [imgsmall=champ/diana.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] Another tough lane. This is mainly about dodging her q, you will have to get used to walking forward or back instead of to the side. It will be difficult to get past her shield, but you should be able to out poke her. If getting gravity at 8 try not to engage until that point. If she manages to hit her moonfall make sure to gravity field yourself for her dash. At this point it is possible for you to burst her down. Ask the jungler to gank, as Diana has no escape, even after 6 she can only dash onto champions or minions. Evelynn [imgsmall=champ/evelynn.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] This is a tricky lane. You should be able to deny her from roaming with your e at lvl 8, but otherwise she will outrade you even with the q shield. Make sure to play safe and don't let her snowball. When the opportunity arises you can pop your burst to kill her. Make sure she dosent trade past 3q's for your q, or she will win the lane. Get in, get out. I can't stress enough to not forget about her shield with her ulti, and push to her lane to stop her from roaming. Fiddlesticks [imgsmall=champ/fiddlesticks.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] Kay. Farm until 6 and then engage on him. When he tries to drain silence him with your ult and proceed to kill him. Watch out for his ulti however, as it also does a lot of damage. Also watch out for his roam. Some fiddlesticks may basically completely leave mid and let their tower fall, but will roam hardcore and punish your lanes with your ulti. You need to push his tower and then be ready to counter. Fiora [imgsmall=champ/fiora.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] Make sure to take armor runes and start armor. You will find this very difficult, and it not in your best interests to trade against her. Also think about getting an early zhonyas as it will cancel her ult. Fizz [imgsmall=champ/fizz.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] All skill here. You both have huge quantities of burst, It all depends on how fizz uses his e. Play very agressive early and try to poke him out of lane, watch out for his ult. Galio [imgsmall=champ/galio.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] You will find him impossible to outrade, and he will be unkillable without the help of a jungler. Invest in merc's treads and possibly bring teleport for that farm fest that will ensue. When he ulties, ult him to cancel it. Gragas [imgsmall=champ/gragas.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] More on the hard side. You should not be able to win this lane, as he can outsustain most of the damage you do. Make sure your e is not ticking when you are close to his tower, as he can ult you into it. Otherwise just try to outfarm him. Heimerdinger [imgsmall=champ/heimerdinger.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] Its heimer. You can outpush him and he is killable at all times of the game. Just dont walk into a lot of unwarded bushes. kkthx. Karthus [imgsmall=champ/karthus.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] You should not have a problem in lane against him. Just keep on dodging/juking his q and smash him in lane. Your goal is to set him so far behind that he is useless late, which can be difficult. Dont forget you can interrupt his ult (I've said this like 50 times already but just in case) Katarina [imgsmall=champ/katarina.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] Not tough at all for viktor. Ulti? Silence. Bouncing blade? outraded with longer range q. Dont doubt her burst nonetheless, but if played properly, you should be able to deny her from roaming as well as killing her a couple times. LeBlanc [imgsmall=champ/leblanc.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] Not actually that bad. Just build your chalice and watch her scale off late. Then shift + 4 and freeelo. She still has a lot of burst, but played properly you should be fine. Lee Sin [imgsmall=champ/leesin.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] Somewhat tough lane. Start armor and also make sure to use your armor runes. Try to farm and make sure to stand behind your minions. Dont forget that lee sin can safeguard + q, so always be on the move and dont be predictable. His e range is reduced from 800 to 600, but he still a strong pick mid. Lissandra [imgsmall=champ/lissandra.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] An easy lane for you. If you stay from \"parallel\" relative to lissandra, she will not be able to harass you as efficiently with q. Her entire kit requires her to get close to deal her full output, and if you are concerned about it just get your w at 4. If she ults herself after engaging, you can silence her when she comes out, and finish her off as she is waiting for cooldowns. Pantheon [imgsmall=champ/pantheon.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] It's almost as if he is designed to counter viktor. Prepare your anus for this one, or just lane swap. You cannot harass him efficiently, as his q will hit before your shield will return. His passive also prevents your q + aa combo to be efficient. He is able to push lane, then roam with his ult. Just farm from a distance if you stay mid and ask for jungle ganks. Swain [imgsmall=champ/swain.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] This should be an easy matchup when properly. Your q works very efficiently against his dot and you should fine no problem outrading him. Try not to engage on him when he has minions around him, as this makes his ult stronger. Just pop your full burst and you will win. n0 pRoBlEm Syndra [imgsmall=champ/syndra.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][img=skills/viktor/w.png][img=skills/viktor/w.png] She actually has some decent zoning. After 6 when she starts building orbs with q make sure to ult her in order to stop her from using hers, then proceed to kill her. Make sure to stay mobile to dodge her abils. The majority of the time you will be at a disadvantage to her range, and her burst exceeds yours. Just make sure to not get stunned and wait for jungler ganks in order to secure kills. Talon [imgsmall=champ/talon.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] The bane of viktor. As with every matchup, skill is involved, and the fight depends on whether talon can bait viktor's . As viktor maxing your q might be beneficial just to survive this lane. If you feel confident proceed with getting first. Twisted Fate [imgsmall=champ/twistedfate.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] Once again, trade early. When he ulties for ganks, make sure to silence him with your ult and kill him if possible. Most tf's dont expect this and will not even react in time. Twisted fate is quite strong aganist viktor as his trade and push are both comparable, but his roam is better. Veigar [imgsmall=champ/veigar.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] Just go athenes/abyssal and you should have no problem aganist him. He is so weak early and you can push him out of lane before he even hits 6. Viktor [imgsmall=champ/viktor.png][imgsmall=champ/viktor.png][img=items/mejais-soulstealer.png] [imgsmall=items/trinity-force.png][imgsmall=items/trinity-force.png][imgsmall=items/trinity-force.png][imgsmall=summoners/revive.png][imgsmall=summoners/garrison.png][imgsmall=items/arcane-helix.png] IMPOSSIBLE LANE TOO MUCH OP RIOT PLS NERF HE HITS YOU WITH LASER AND OMG GG Ziggs [imgsmall=champ/ziggs.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] Quite an easy lane, just stay mobile and you should be fine. His combo is predictable and he pushes the lane much like morde usually, a jungle gank before 4 should be his undoing. Zyra [imgsmall=champ/zyra.png] [imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png][imgsmall=skills/viktor/w.png] A very strong mid currently. Make sure to avoid her snares and when you kill her, watch out for her passive. Getting mpen early with your boots is a decent idea as most zyra's build chalice. Your teamfight capabilites should be just as strong as her's. * After reading this, please take into account that these are a 1 - 5 for Viktor, not for other champions. What I mean by this is that Viktor is actually a very stable pick mid. There are no champions that truly hard counter him, and he is nearly always my go to mid if I am fp.

[imgext=] [highlight]Nuff Said[/highlight] [img=champ/jarvaniv.png] Anyways.. 5/5 - Jarvan is incredible with viktor. His ult makes viktor 15 times as deadly, your gravity field and ult are nearly guaranteed to work to their full effect. Also has strong gank potential early game. [img=champ/amumu.png] Amumu 4/5 - His ult gives some great aoe on its own, and the stun will help you land your skillshots. Though nowhere as close to as good as jarvan in teamfights, however in lane ganks if amumu hits his q or his ult later in the laning phase it will nearly garuntee a kill. [img=champ/chogath.png] Cho' Gath - 4/5 - His knockup and silence will spell death for anyone caught with viktor's followup. Very good and tanky in teamfights as well, able to apply peel for much of your team as well as yourself.

Thank you for reading my guide and I hope that it will help you play viktor better. If you any questions/suggestions feel free to post in comments below. I will be revising it as time goes on regardless Matchups, Items, pictures/videos etc.) It appears I need to re update for solomid as well. Pretty busy atm but I plan to have the guide updated and complete by the end of June 2014. [imgext=] - IAintEvenMadBruh

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