Shauna Vayne, a Demacian monster hunter has come to Wild Rift to protect her allies and slay her enemies. With a lot of grief in her heart over the loss of her parents, she has turned her pain into power and is ready to slaughter anyone who dares come near her allies. She’s a marksman/assassin with a deadly kit of abilities which include increased movement speed, attack damage, invisibility, and more. Primarily played in the Dragon lane, she has the potential to go against any matchup that dares to challenge her. She can also be played in the Baron lane against Bruiser/Tank champions and she is capable of shredding them just as well. In this guide, we will take a closer look at the best runes, spells, and builds, including the tips and tricks to make your way to victory with Vayne in League of Legends: Wild Rift.
We also have previously discussed how to master playing with LoL Wild Rift champions like Ammu, Master Yi, Jinx, Braum, Dr Mundo, Akali, Yasuo, Singed, Jax, Darius, Ashe, Lulu, Miss Fortune, Blitzcrank, Teemo, Xayah, Rakan, Corki, Shyvana, Janna, Katarina, Leona, Pantheon, Diana, Galio, Fiora, Rammus, Sona, Kai’Sa, Rengar, Kha’Zix, Nasus, Renekton, Irelia, Riven, Nami, Soraka, Graves, Senna, Lucian, Akshan, Thresh, and Seraphine. Armed with a crossbow and a heart full of vengeance, let’s get into the ruthless hunter’s abilities.
Vayne comes with a kit of high-damage abilities that includes going invisible, passive healing, increased movement and attack speed, and a bit of stun. She has one passive and four abilities, the fourth one being the Ultimate which empowers the rest of her abilities. In this Vayne guide, we are going to see how her abilities in LoL Wild Rift work and when you should use which skill to be in the best shape in the current rank season.
Passive – Night Hunter
- Gains 15 movement speed when moving towards enemy champions.
- Final Hour: There is a gain of 90 Movement Speed instead.
Vayne gains an additional movement speed, when towards a visible enemy champion, which persists for 2 seconds, even after Vayne loses sight of the enemy champion. The movement speed buff is not lost when she is near an enemy champion. When her ultimate Final Hour is active, her movement speed bonus is tripled to 90.
Ability 1 – Tumble
- Cooldown: 3.5s
- Mana cost: 30
- Dashes forward and empowers her next attack to deal an additional 24 physical damage (40% AD).
- Final Hour: Gains 1 sec of invisibility on being cast.
Vayne dashes in the target direction, though not through the terrain. Her next basic attack deals bonus physical damage. When her Ultimate Final Hour is active, Vayne becomes invisible for 1 second, if Tumble is cast.
Ability 2 – Silver Bolts
- Cooldown: 16s
- Mana cost: 45
- Passive: Every 3rd consecutive attack or ability on the same target deals additional true damage equal to 3% of the enemy’s maximum health.
- Active: Gains 40% Attack Speed for the next 3 attacks within 5 seconds and heals for 60% of the damage Silver Bolts dealt.
Vayne’s basic attacks and abilities on the same target apply a stack of Silver Bolts for 3.5 seconds, capping at 3 stacks, with the duration refreshing after subsequent applications. Applying a stack to a new target removes all stacks from the previous target. The 3rd stack consumes them all to deal AD which is capped at 200 against monsters. It is to be noted that the 3rd attack consumes all stacks even if the target is in stasis.
Ability 3 – Condemn
- Cooldown: 18s
- Mana cost: 90
A heavy bolt is fired at the target that upon impact, deals physical damage and knocks them back. It fires a bolt that deals 50 physical damage (50 + 50% bonus AD). If the target collides with terrain i.e. walls, turrets, rocks, they take bonus physical damage and are stunned for 1.5 seconds. If the enemies are knocked into a wall, they take an additional 105 physical damage (105 + 75% bonus AD) and are stunned for 1.5 seconds.
Ultimate – Final Hour
- Cooldown: 75s
- Mana cost: 100
It gains 30 AD and strengthens Night Hunter and Tumble for 8 seconds. When an enemy champion damaged by Vayne dies within 3 seconds, Final Hour’s duration is extended by 4 seconds, up to an additional 8 seconds.
Vayne deals bonus AD and triples Night Hunter’s bonus for 8 seconds. Moreover, casting Tumble within 8 seconds grants Vayne invisibility for 1 second. When active, scoring a takedown (assisting in or killing an enemy champion) within 3 seconds of damaging an enemy champion extends Final Hour’s duration by an additional 4 seconds capping at a maximum of 8 seconds.
Skill Up Methods for Vayne
- Level up the ultimate whenever available.
- Unlock 2nd, 1st and 3rd.
- The 2nd ability should be maxed first followed by the 3rd and finally, the 1st ability.
Best Runes Setup and Spells for Vayne in Wild Rift
Marksman Runes Setup (Dragon Lane)
Conqueror is excellent on Vayne as it gives her the ability to deal bonus AD since she is mainly an AD champion.
This rune is particularly useful for Vayne’s late game because it increases AD every 3 minutes of the game.
Vayne’s survivability with this rune is increased vastly especially while playing in the Dragon Lane. This is because, with every kill or assists she gets, it increases her maximum health and tenacity.
Since Vayne is weak in the early game, this rune grants her a bit of extra healing. When consuming Honeyfruit along with it, it gives her bonus gold.
Flash is crucial for Vayne as she doesn’t have a lot of escape options in case she finds herself in a sticky situation.
Heal or Ignite
Heal is good in the early game especially since it gives Vayne more survivability. However, if the support alongside Vayne already has a lot of healing in their kit, it’s better to go for Ignite for a chance to score some early kills.
Marksman Runes Setup (Baron Lane)
Grasp of the Undying
Since Vayne goes against high armor champions in Baron Lane and she’s relatively squishier than them, Grasp of the Undying is great for her. This is since it heals her giving her extra survivability in the lane.
This rune is particularly useful for Vayne’s late game. This is because it increases AD every 3 minutes of the game.
Regenerates her health after taking damage from enemies, this rune is excellent for survivability in the lane.
Hunter – Genius
Killing or assisting in kills grants Vayne cooldown reduction. This goes especially well with her kit seeing as how her abilities have a high cooldown.
Conqueror can be used instead of Grasp of the Undying to deal more damage. Although, it does give less survivability in the lane against tankier champions.
Flash is crucial for Vayne as she doesn’t have a lot of escape options, in case she finds herself in a sticky situation.
Barrier gives Vayne that extra bit of armor and shield when trading. This allows her to go all in to secure a kill. However, if she’s being played less aggressively, then Ignite is an excellent spell that ensures that her kill is secured, without putting herself at too much risk.
Best Builds for Vayne in League of Legends: Wild Rift
Our Vayne guide in League of Legends: Wild Rift contains the best builds for the marksman in both the Baron and the Dragon Lane.
Dragon Lane build
- Blade of the Ruined King
- Runaan’s Hurricane
- Gluttonous Greaves built into Stasis Enchant
- Wit’s End
- Solari Chargeblade
- Rapid Firecannon
Points to note
- Wit’s End can be built as the second item, in case the opponents are dealing a lot of magic damage. Additionally, if there’s little or no magic damage on the opponent’s team, it is recommended to build Infinity Edge.
- Since Rapid Firecannon increases attack range, it can be built as the second item. This could be when Vayne is going against long-range matchups like Jinx, Seraphine, Lux and Ashe to counter their range.
Baron Lane build
- Blade of the Ruined King
- Gluttonous Greaves built into Stasis Enchant
- Infinity Edge
- Solari Chargeblade
- Essence Reaver
Points to note
- One must opt for Mortal Reminder instead, if Vayne is going against a tankier matchup or a matchup with high healing.
- Essence Reaver can be taken as the 3rd item if Vayne is running out of mana too quickly.
League of Legends: Wild Rift Vayne Gameplay Tips
Vayne has a wonderful kit that lets her shine as a marksman in Wild Rift. She is mainly a Dragon Lane champion that focuses on attack damage to kill the enemy team but also can be played in Baron Lane. Although, it needs to be remembered that the Wild Rift’s Map is a mirror so one needs to understand the map side before starting to lane. According to her gameplay, we can break it down into three phases. Our League of Legends: Wild Rift Vayne guide includes the perfect game plan for the laning phase, mid-game and late game.
Vayne is relatively weaker during the laning phase since she has less damage initially and less attack range as compared to opponents. The same cannot be said if Vayne is being played in Baron lane, since the matchups she will usually go against will have a lot less attack range than Vayne, giving her an initial advantage and a chance to score some early kills.
Unlocking her 2nd ability, Silver Bolts first procs that abilities passive helping her deal increased damage. It’s important to stay passive during the early game and avoid getting killed, ensuring Vayne can farm as much as possible. This enables her to get her core items as soon as she can. This helps her scale really well into the late game. In case she gets ganked by the enemy jungler, her first ability Tumble can be used to put some distance between herself and her opponents and her third ability can be used to push them away from her.
Vayne has insane roaming potential due to her high mobility that comes from her 1st ability Tumble. She can easily roam through the jungle and help out her allies after taking her turret or freezing the minion wave. Despite struggling a little in the early game, she can still take enemies 1v1 with her high mobility and kiting potential, especially after she reaches level 3. However, it’s important to not risk dying for that last hit. Since opponents will take advantage of that and it will be difficult for Vayne to recover from that damage.
The late game is when Vayne really starts to show her potential and outplays her enemies. This is when Vayne can make the best of her duelling potential and carry the game. She can easily hunt down and take her opponents with her Ultimate and her first ability Tumble which gives her increased movement speed.
As an ADC, she must remain grouped with her team. She becomes a ruthless arrow-shooting machine in the late game after she has her core items, making her the main damage output. Her ability to stun her opponents gives her and her team a chance to win teamfights and her 2nd ability which heals her, is great for outplaying her opponents.
Combos to be used for Vayne in Wild Rift
- 2nd ability + 1st ability + AA + 3rd ability
- 3rd ability (stun) + 1st ability + AA + 2nd ability
- Ult + 3rd ability (stun) + 2nd ability + AA + 1st ability + AA
- Ult + 2nd ability + AA + 1st ability + AA + 3rd ability
Tips and tricks
The Vayne guide will also discuss some tips and tricks for playing the Night Hunter in Wild Rift.
- If Vayne is low on health and close to dying, it is recommended to use her 2nd ability to proc the healing on that ability. This helps her outplay the opponent with every 3rd shot.
- One must use Tumble to reposition Vayne, such so that she could use her 3rd ability Condemn and stun her enemies.
- It is recommended to unlock her 2nd ability first. It can unlock the passive on that ability as well, which deals increased damage.
Vayne, despite being considerably weak in the early game, has insane outplay potential due to her unique kit. It gives her high mobility and high survivability, able to shred the armor of tanks and bruisers alike. Vayne does really well-building Attack Damage items and also benefits a lot from her attack speed. She scales incredibly well in the late game and has a lot of mobility in her kit, including a bit of CC which gives her just the little extra edge she needs to secure her kills. She can hunt down and annihilate her opponents with ease and swiftness. It is recommended to run in the other direction when a Vayne starts coming towards the player. Though it’s highly unlikely you’ll be able to get very far.
That’s all for today’s League of Legends: Wild Rift Vayne Guide. Do you prefer to use Vayne in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!