Best Vel'Koz Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends

Vel’Koz is a long ranged caster that can kill you in a matter of seconds when he sees you! Learn how to play him with this build guide!
Best Vel'Koz Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends




Vel’koz support is one of the best long ranged aggressive support made by Riot Games. His Plasma Fission has a really long range and can be cast early to change its trajectory which you can master to confuse your enemy making it hard to side step. He can also simply do a full combo whenever his ultimate is up and easily secure kills.

Best Vel'Koz Build

Managing league of legends aggressive supports like Vel’Koz is quite easy as all you have to do is continuously poke your enemy laners so your ADC can finish them off. This Vel’Koz build focuses on applying status effects on enemies and raising his mana pool to mitigate his manaloss.

Best Vel'Koz Runes

As for the best Vel’Koz runes, you can go with the Sorcery Inspiration combo. This rune set enables Vel’Koz to poke enemies much better while giving him early game sustainability and a huge mana pool for late game.

Best Rune Path

Sorcery

Inspiration

Best Keystone

Arcane Comet

Best Slot 1 (Rune)

Manaflow Band

Biscuit Delivery

Best Slot 2 (Rune)

Transcendence

Cosmic Insight

Best Slot 3 (Rune)

Scorch


Manaflow Band can be easily stacked using Vel’Koz’s Plasma Fission or his Void Rift. Both of these spells have fast projectile speed making it hard for your enemy to side step. Biscuit Delivery also improves the mana pool of Vel’Koz while giving him early game sustainability even if he runs out of potions.

Vel’Koz support also needs ability haste because this will make up for his mediocre ability power gain by building utility or defensive items. Cosmic Insight will increase his ability haste and also give him a unique passive past level 11.

Best Vel'Koz Rune Shards

League of legends brought back the old runes by implementing the rune shards. For this Vel’Koz build, you’re gonna want to have all the extra damage bonus and you can have that by selecting the +9 Adaptive Force both from Flex and Offense runes. The +6 armor is just to mitigate pokes from the enemy champions.

Best Rune Shards

Effect

Flex

+9 Adaptive Force

Offense

+9 Adaptive Force

Defense

+6 Armor

Best Vel'Koz Spells

Summoner spells are really important in League of legends especially when making lightnig fast reactions to counter enemies. Vel’Koz can easily run the flash ignite combo to increase his kill pressure in lane and mitigate the healing strength of the opposing laners.

Best Spells

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Flash



Ignite



Having these summoner spells will make you have no heal for emergency so try to control the lane with your ADC so you won’t be frequently ganked by the opposing jungler.

Best Vel'Koz Abilities Order

The skill order for this Vel’Koz build should max out Plasma Fission first with it having the highest poke damage from all of his spells and it is the easiest one to hit your opponent with. Void rift comes second as this is the spell you quickly follow your Q up. Void rift has a 2nd hit waiting and the slow from Vel’Koz’s Q allows it to successfully hit the enemy and trigger his passive along with Arcane Comet.

Tectonic Disruption can also be a third follow up for Vel’Koz’s combo, it can be cast in quick succession along with Void rift and his Q for an instant proc on his passive. Finally, Life form disintegration ray will be maxed last being his ultimate ability and you can use this to execute an enemy you’ve been poking.

Best Vel'Koz Items

From your skill order, you will want to build items that has status effects upon hitting your enemy champion or simply increase your mana pool. This build can also be used in the mid lane with the exception of the support item.

This build will not let you burst the enemy champions but it will allow you to deal magic damage with status ailments and defensive stats. This is the item build order for Vel’Koz support.

Best Starter Vel'Koz Items

In your league of legends games, caster supports have exactly the same first items. A spellthief edge to complete your support quest and a health potion for sustainability.

First Item

Second Item

Spellthief’s Edge

Health Potion

Best Mid Game Vel'Koz Items

Shard of True Ice should be complete by now and Luden’s tempest is a good mid game mythic item because of the amount of mana it gives and the additional poke damage it provides Vel’Koz. Tectonic Disruption can also deal more damage thanks to this item’s unique effect.

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Shard of True Ice

Sorcerer’s Shoes

Luden’s Tempest

Best Final Late Game Vel'Koz Items

This full item build currently has a win rate of 52.7%. It accompanies the best runes for Vel’Koz and it is comprised of an hourglass for defense, Horizon Focus to maximize the damage of Life Form Disintegration Ray. Morellonomicon serves as a way to prevent enemies from healing your damage.

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Fourth Item

Fifth Item

Sixth Item

Shard of True Ice

Sorcerer’s Shoes

Luden’s Tempest

Zhonya’s Hourglass

Horizon Focus

Morellonomicon

Patch 12.16 includes the durability patch and having high offensive power is not enough, having utility and status effects on your abilities is much better than trying to burst your enemies. With Vel’Koz having a very low ban rate, you can easily pull of this Vel’Koz support build.

Best Champions to pair Vel'Koz with

Jhin has insane win rate when paired with Vel’Koz, right after Vel’Koz poke an enemy with his Q, Jhin can immediately follow it up with his W and they can both throw their all-in when an enemy gets rooted.

Champion

Win Rate %

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Jhin

56.1%


Tristana

53.5%


Sivir

53.2%


They also dominate the late game especially if Jhin has gathering storm to build his late game damage.

Strongest Champions against Vel'Koz

Mage champions with longer range the Vel’Koz are his primary weaknesses. Xerath’s ultimate can easily outrange any spell of Vel'koz and his Q cast from a fog is very hard to dodge. Zyra however beats Vel’Koz burst and initiation. Her roots and plats can easily chip away at Vel’Koz and his ADC giving them the disadvantage at HP.

Champion

Win Rate %

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Xerath

47.9%


Zyra

47.9%


Taric

48.2%


Weakest Champions against Vel'Koz

These champions are also excellent at poking the enemy or even healing them, but with Vel’Koz outranging them all and outdamaging them, they have a very low win rate against Vel’Koz. Even at a low Ban rate, Bard and Seraphine can’t possibly put up a fight against Vel’Koz.

Champion

Win Rate %

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Bard

55.1%


Seraphine

54.7%


Leona

54.6%




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