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Viktor


Viktor

The Machine Herald

Viktor is played mid

Shen Pantheon Counter Champion

Abilities

Passive – Adrenaline Rush
Q – Infected Cleaver
W – Burning Agony (Toggle)
E – Masochism
E – Masochism

Counter Champions

Janna Alistair Counter Champion
Zed Counter Tips
Fizz Veigar Counter Champion

Counter Items

Quicksilver Sash
Quicksilver Sash
Quicksilver Sash

Introduction

If you're anything like me, you hate semi-dependant technology and long villain monologues--Which means you probably hate Viktor. If there was anyone who fits the stereotype of saturday morning anime villain, it is this man. Talking about grand plans and evolution and the like, and to top it off he has the gall to be part robot. Well, that's alright, we'll just show him what for, and learn how to abuse his immobility and squishiness every time we see him.

Viktor is a zone control powerhouse of the midlane with circumstantial CC and a lot of burst damage that is only amplified as he buys his augment items, increasin his AP and granting his abilities additional effects. He is immobile and squishy making him vulnerable to ganks and gentle taps from semi-fed assassins.

Abilities


Passive – Adrenaline Rush

Passive – Glorius Evolution

Viktor starts with the Prototype Hex Core that can be upgraded three times in the store to augment his abilities.

Q – Infected Cleaver

Q – Siphon Power

Viktor blasts an enemy unit dealing magic damage, gaining a shield and empowering his next basic attack.

Augment: Viktor gains bonus Movement Speed after casting.

W – Burning Agony (Toggle)

W – Gravity Field

Viktor conjures a heavy gravitational field that slows enemies in its radius. Enemies who stay within the device for too long are stunned.

Augment: Enemies stunned by Gravity Field are dragged to the center.

E – Masochism

E – Death Ray

Viktor uses his robotic arm to fire a chaos beam that cuts across the field in a line, dealing damage to all enemies in its path.

Augment: An explosion follows the Death Ray's wake, dealing magic damage.

R – Sadism

R – Chaos Storm

Viktor conjures a singularity on the field which deals magic damage and interrupts enemy channels. The singularity then periodically does magic damage to all nearby enemies. Viktor can redirect the singularity.

Augment: The Chaos Storm moves faster.

Our Top Counter Tips For Viktor


"Immobile" is the word we use to describe Viktor. If at any point he choose to go aggressive, and you dodge his Death Ray, he's in a bad situation.

Viktor lives and dies on his Death Ray. If you make him choose between hitting you with it, or hitting the minions. If he chooses to hit you, dodging it means you can push him in, or go aggressive on him.

Picking up a hexdrinker on an AD champion can, at times, just win you the lane. His early cooldowns are too long and mana costs too high for him to fight you through the extra Mres reliably. If nothing else it'll force him to be more defensive.

If you have a tanky jungler, Viktor is easy to dive, especially if his Death Ray is down, just be careful about the Gravity Field.

Champions That Counter Viktor


Morgana Alistair Counter Champion

Leblanc

Leblanc can take advantage of Viktors immobility. The moment he pops a cooldown, most commonly the Death Ray, to try and push the wave, she can punish him for it, if he's even a little too close, with any number of abilities. 

Zed Veigar Counter Champion

Zed

Zed can put Viktor in a constant state of terror. If Zed ever finds himself in a position where he has pressure on Viktor, he'll just kill him post six the moment he blows a cooldown. Be careful of the eventual Zhonyas pickup, as it can leave you high and dry without getting any damage out of your ultimate.

Fizz Veigar Counter Champion

Fizz

He has to flash the shark. He has no other way to survive it, which means you'll kill him with the second shark. He has no mobility to survive the shark with, and Siphon Powers shield doesn't have high enough value to help him survive the damage amplification of your ultimate. All of this isn't mentioning the fact that you can totally deny a portion of his burst, his Death Ray (Which maxes first) with your troll pole, further winning you any fights. 

Itemization


Abyssal Scepter Azir Counter Item

Abyssal Scepter

Quicksilver Sash

Locket of the Iron Solari

Hexdrinker Zac Counter Item

Hexdrinker

Magic Resistance is a must, since he only does magic damage, and no matter what he'll become a threat in the later parts of the game. A hexdrinker is a good pickup if you're an AD champion against him, and if you're the tank it's good to have a locket just in case someone on your team refuses to get resistances, and is good for the aura and active regardless.