“Similar lane to Xerath but a bit harder due to not being able to windwall his ulti. Don't go on him untill you are lvl 3 and have all of your abilities so you can windwall his E when you go on him. Another thing you need to keep in mind is his charges on W. His W has 2 charges with a 19 sec cd so try to keep track of those and go on him when at least one of them are on cd.”
“Only a bit hard, because he can keep distance and poke you out hard early game. Try to always dodge his spells and always walk in front or backwards when he Qs. Really vurnable to ganks and in 2v2/3v3 you should be way stronger so use that to your strength. Careful for his passive true damage if he hits his spells it can hurt a lot.”
“Relatively easy matchup. Stay away from the wave so you dont get hit by free W dmg. Can dodge his Q and E with ur E. When he uses his abitlies to poke or on the wave that is ur chance to go in for a trade. Should be fairly easy to kill after 6. Take 2nd wind and shieldbash. ”
“Dodge his E and you should win all trades since it's quite hard for him to hit all his other abilities. When level 6, try and bait his ult with your W placement this is an easy way of getting him to waste his ult. ”
“ Dodge his Q by sidestepping/hiding behind minions.
 Stay away from him if you have 2 passive stacks on you, his AAs refresh the timer.
 Post 6, you can E ”
“I poke him with E without going for passive procs after level 3, as he'll deal more damage with his combo, even through my W. He can constantly push me in and poke under tower with Q while I'm forced to use all my mana to CS. The best advice I have for this match-up is "just dodge and CS enough to stay relevant". I'll build Zhonya's for his R and if I feel like I'm having a really rough time, I'll get Mercury's Treads.”
“Corrupting Potion because Intensive Poke and sustain is heavily needed. Biscuits MIGHT work too but I'd rather have Minion Dematerializer.
Ring + 2 Pots also work because you will be able to kill him pre 6 as he actually needs to get a bit close to minions to last hit. It is a very easy matchup because his E is predictable and post 6 you can just keep your W for his R. Get boots if you cannot dodge his E. If you still cannot dodge his E roam, he can push as good as you if not better but he cannot roam and his follow(s) will be slow. Be careful of him when he follows because of his ult. In teamfights you can disrupt as well his ult with your W. Usually winnable matchup due to his inability to deal consistent damage pre 6 when you get too close. Learn his Q pattern in the first levels and you should be fine, hitting Vel'Koz Q's consistently is extremely difficult and you can predict it without fuss if you focus a bit. ”
“You won't be able to get close to him if he plays well and when he knocks you up you're gonna have to burn a flash or you're dead (after 6). However, that's all he is; annoying with a lot of damage. You have better wave-clear and sidelaning.”
“Max range Q/R, we're dead. Never in range to stun lock him, just boring match up and more of a team fight dependent match up.
Super boring. ”
“Mercs are a good first item here since it will allow you to dodge his spells alot better.”