The Wild Rift developers had a special treat for this years´ October champion release which perfectly fits its scary theme. Coming onto the Wild Rift with a big entrance (unlike his seize) comes the most villainous little evil magician there is in whole Runeterra; Veigar, The Tiny Master of Evil. As an enthusiastic master of dark sorcery, Veigar is a Mage designed to be played in the Mid Lane. In this guide, we will take a closer look at the best runes, spells, and builds, including tips and tricks to swing your way to victory with Veigar 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, Varus, Tristana, Kennen, 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, Seraphine, Vayne, Ezreal, Ahri, Draven, Brand, Nunu and Willump, and Lux. So make sure to check these hero guides as well. For now, let’s focus on this guide of Veigar in Wild Rift.
Veigar is a champion with the common five skill sets of one passive and four actives. In this Veigar guide, we are going to see how his 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 – Phenomenal Evil Power
Hitting an Enemy Champion with a spell grants Veigar 1 stack of Phenomenal Evil. Killing minions or monsters with a spell grants Veigar 1 stack of Phenomenal Evil. Champion takedowns grant Veigar 5 stack of Phenomenal Evil. Each stack of Phenomenal Evil grants 1 Ability Power.
Ability 1 – Baleful Strike
Veigar unleashes a bolt of dark energy, dealing 65 magic damage (+ 50%) to the first two enemies hit.
Ability 2 – Dark Matter
Veigar summons dark matter from the sky, dealing 80 magic damage (+ 90%). Every 50 stacks of Phenomenal Evil reduces this ability´s cooldown by 10%.
Ability 3 – Event Horizon
Veigar creates a cage that stuns enemies that pass through for (1.5) seconds. The cage lasts for 3 seconds. Veigar´s auto casts will prioritize targets stunned by Event Horizon.
Ability 4 – Primordial Burst
Veigar blasts an Enemy Champion with primal magic to deal 155 magic damage (+ 75%) to them, increased by 0%-100% based on the target´s missing health. Deals max damage to enemies below 35% health.
Skill Up Methods for Veigar
Skill up the Ultimate whenever it is available. Regarding other skills, upgrade the 1st skill, then the 2nd skill, and lastly the 3rd skill.
Best Runes Setup and Spells for Veigar in Wild Rift
- Electrocute: This rune is the standard rune for all mages till now. Additionally it give a good amount of bonus damage to the lack of early damage of Veigar. That will help him transition neatly into the late game.
- Brutal: Since Veigar´s power is locked behind his passive he lacks early damage in comparison to other mid laners. Brutal is there to compensate that problem by giving him additional AP and penetration.
- Bone Plating: This rune place can be changed with other defensive rune types like Adaptive Carapace. Picking Bone Plating is advised if you are playing against champions who easily can dive you or who have combo attacks to maximize their damage.
- Manaflow Band: Since Veigar is a champion who is bound to a mana bar taking the extra mana is helpful throughout the game.
- Flash: A big disadvantage of playing Veigar is his immobility. Once someone gets to you it is usually over for you. That is why Flash is a must for this champion.
- Either Ignite or Barrier: This usually depends on the match up you have in the mid lane. If you have an opponent who is long ranged and not very bursty taking Ignite is the better way to go since you can secure kills with it.
If you face an champion who can easily dive you and take advantage of your immobility then Barrier is a better option.
Best Builds for Veigar in League of Legends: Wild Rift
Mid Lane Build
- Ludens Echo OR Liandry´s Torment
- Stasis Enchant
- Infinity Orb
- Void Staff
- Rabadon´s Deathcap
League of Legends: Wild Rift Veigar Gameplay Tips
The stubborn creature with an endless fascination for the mysteries of the universe has an oppressive skill kit with which he spreads his doom of terror, at least from his perspective. Veigar has a cage with crowd control ability and an AoE damage spell letting him drop dark matter from the sky. His ultimate is an executioner dealing more damage the more health points his opponents are missing.
As we figured out earlier Veigar is a Mage suited being played in the Mid Lane. Always remember that the Wild Rift’s Map is a mirror so make sure you understand the map side before starting to lane According to his gameplay, we can break it down into three phases. Our League of Legends: Wild Rift Veigar guide includes the perfect game plan for the early, mid, and late game.
This stage of the game might be Veigar´s weakest phase since he does not have enough passive stacks thus AP to do a lot of damage. So you might want to focus on farming stacks and gold in this phase. This does not mean you should not try to pressure your opponent, especially if you are facing a champion which Veigar counters.
Before the first dragon always push your mid wave into the enemy tower to build up pressure. In teamfights you have to stand behind the front line, because Veigar is still a squishy mage after all. Try to get as much enemies in your cage as possible so you can dish out your full combo with ease. Or try to zone out enemies to prevent them of getting objectives.
The Late Game is where Veigar shines the most. Up to now, you have gained enough stacks to eliminate anything on sight (besides tanks) in one take. You would want to focus on squishy enemies first like the ADC or the Support with your cage and use your second and first skill. Nevertheless, you are still squishy so try to avoid risky situations as much as possible. Additionally, you might want to try specific skill combos like this to unleash her full potential.
Skill 3 + Skill 2 + Basic + Skill 1 + Ultimate
|Champs that counter Veigar
|Champs that Veigar counters
It is always nice to see more mages in Wild Rift since there are not that many. And especially a hyper-carrying mage who have zoning abilities like Veigar. Every spell besides his ultimate is a skill shot which makes him a moderate-to-use champion suitable for late-game team compositions since he is a scaling champion. This makes him overall a solid A-tier champion. His kit is overall very skill-shot reliant so he is not very beginner-friendly to use per se. Overall he is a good addition to the game and will bring more variety into Wild Rift.
That’s all for today’s League of Legends: Wild Rift Veigar Guide. Do you prefer to use Veigar in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!