Win Rate 51.4% based on 5 859 matches
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Vel'Koz Matchups Overview
Vel'Koz General information
Use your Q to poke the enemy laner down as much as possible and then push the wave with your W. Bonus points if you can push and poke the enemy at the same time.
Try to delay a team fight for as long as possible while you poke the enemy down with your Q and W.
Your Ultimate R is a channel which leaves you vulnerable. Try to use your Ultimate R from a distance and in a safe position to avoid dying.
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If you want to use the most popular Vel'Koz Support build, you should take Exhaust and Flash as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick Arcane Comet as your keystone, followed by Manaflow Band, Transcendence and Scorch in the primary tree, as well as Biscuit Delivery and Cosmic Insight in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Adaptive Force in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Armor in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Shard of True Ice as your first item, followed by Sorcerer's Shoes and Liandry's Anguish. For your last 3 items, you should build Zhonya's Hourglass, Morellonomicon and finish with Rabadon's Deathcap. For the skill order, you want to stick with Q - W - E. Right now, this build has 51.4% winrate over 5 859 matches played.
Your second option for Vel'Koz Support build would be to take Flash and Ignite as your Summoner Spells. The runes that this build takes advantage of are Dark Harvest as your keystone, Cheap Shot, Ghost Poro and Relentless Hunter in the primary tree, and Manaflow Band with Scorch in the secondary tree. The shards used in this build are Adaptive Force in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Armor in defense. The items for the build are Shard of True Ice, which you should build first, followed by Sorcerer's Shoes as your second item and Liandry's Anguish as your third item. The rest of the items in order are Zhonya's Hourglass, Morellonomicon and Rabadon's Deathcap. The skill order for this build is Q - W - E. In the current patch, this build has a 52.7% win rate over 1 108 matches.
If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Exhaust and Flash as your Summoner Spells, with runes being First Strike as your keystone, Magical Footwear, Future's Market and Cosmic Insight in the primary tree, and Manaflow Band with Scorch in the secondary tree, as well as Adaptive Force, Adaptive Force, and Armor as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Shard of True Ice as your first item, then Sorcerer's Shoes as a second item and Liandry's Anguish as a third item. You want to finish the build with Zhonya's Hourglass, Morellonomicon and Void Staff. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it Q - W - E. This build is currently sitting at a 52.8% win rate across 709 matches played.
Situational Vel'Koz Runes and Items
Depending on the context of your game, your matchup, and enemy champions, you might want to consider building some situational items or take specific runes. Carefully examine your team, enemy team, game state , and your matchup to plan your Vel'Koz build accordingly! For example, when it comes to rune shards, you might want to take either Armor or Magic Resist, depending on which champion you are about to lane against.
Furthermore, if you want a more detailed breakdown, you should also check out Vel'Koz runes page.
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In Patch 13.24 the best possible matchups for Vel'Koz Support are:
- vs. Hwei - 71.1% win rate over 256 games.
- vs. Sylas - 61.6% win rate over 86 games.
- vs. Ashe - 58.1% win rate over 387 games.
- vs. Rell - 57.2% win rate over 222 games.
- vs. Braum - 54.7% win rate over 190 games.
Consider picking Vel'Koz into these matches to increase your chance to win a game. These are the most popular Support matchups that currently are in favor of Vel'Koz.
We highly recommend avoiding picking Vel'Koz in the current patch into the following Support matchups:
- vs. Twitch - 38.7% win rate over 75 games.
- vs. Sona - 42.2% win rate over 180 games.
- vs. Pyke - 45.2% win rate over 449 games.
- vs. Taric - 46.7% win rate over 75 games.
- vs. Xerath - 46.7% win rate over 662 games.
These champions are considered as Vel'Koz counters in the current patch, and playing such a matchup will decrease your chances of winning a game.
If you want to find out more about best and worst matchups, as well as specific matchup statistics, we highly encourage you to check our Vel'Koz counters page. Keep in mind that while the champion may counter or be countered, it also comes down to your individual skill, the skill of your opponent, your team, and enemy team compositions.