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Viktor Counter Stats

Viktor Counters
Middle Lane
Ranked #33 out of 59 in Mid Discover all Mid champions who counter Viktor. Use our statistics and learn how to counter Viktor in League of Legends and win in Champion Select! Viktor Data for all roles taken from 47,523 matches.
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Middle Lane (88%) Viktor Middle Lane Counters: 41,808 matches, 52 counter champions

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Tips Against Viktor in Middle Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

Yamikaze says “Viktor should always be able to bully you out pre 6. Start Q and farm safely and avoid taking too much damage from his Q. Take trades when his CD's are down and windwall the E. You can all in him at lvl 6, or wait for jungler gank pre 6. ”
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iZianni says “He can out range us, but he also just loses the first 25 minutes of the game... Play around laser poke and look for extended all ins to 100-0 if he doesn't buy early mercs. Early mercs guts his kit since he doesn't have upgrades. ”
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Yamikaze says “Major: This lane can go either way depending on who has a lead. More information found below.”
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Polarshift says “Viktor has the advantage in lane since he can keep poking you and gain a shield, which you don't have anymore. You can try to ask for a gank since he's pretty immobile.”
Yeager says “His level 1 is strong so avoid trading. You can start E to negate some of the damage but just focus on autoing the creeps so you can get level 2 first. It's mainly a farm lane but you should look to play aggressive so he doesn't get a hexcore from his first base. If you can delay his hexcore, he will be useless. ”
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Drewmatth Taliyah says “The main stuff that you have to deal with is his Q E poke and Q E R combo after 6. NEVER get hit by a Q and AA without using Q yourself too as you will lose most trades. He can stay behind minions and you can't really out-trade him if he positions properly so your best bet is a WEQ combo before he casts his Q. Try to move away everytime he casts W and in the mid game be careful not to get one shot'd by his full combo. Try to outroam him whenever possible. Go Corrupting if you feel you get outsustained or go doran's if you want to go for easier kills (more ap = more damage, but less sustain).”
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eiensiei says “I'll poke him with E-AA. If I land my Q, he can't deal the same damage through my W. As he gets some items it's safer to stick to E poke and since he'll probably go for Barrier/Cleanse, harassing him out of lane is the most I can do. After level 6 I stop trying to fight him, instead just E-R-ing him after a good Q.”
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Yeager says “Avoid trading level 1! His q will give him extra damage and a shield. Viktor wants to farm for his 1250g hexcore, so if you can force him to back by making favourable trades after level 1, you win the lane and he becomes useless. ”
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Sylvan Lore says “Strong pick in competitive, but most games end too early and depend too much on the early game for him to be useful. You can trade pretty well evenly with him early and neither of you really has kill pressure unless the other makes a mistake. I usually like to trade quite heavily before level 4 because if we both back to buy anywhere below 1250 gold, i will get a useful item, and he will not be able to get his hex upgrade. This will delay his wave clear and make him quite weak. Other than that just respect his E range and it shouldn't be too difficult to deal with him. Recommend: Barrier and Dmg Build”
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PlayCabex says “Viktor is slow, like vladimir. You can outdamage him in the early game since he needs his hex cores to do sth. Later, be careful, he can kite you with his slow (patches ago they changed his w, now spells slow instead) but if he gets into your range, you can delete him from the orbit”
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sweodigaming says “Viktor is a hard bully champion, he has a very high skill-cap so it depends which Viktor you are playing against. But his kit has pretty much anything. However he is squishy so try to harass him early levels.”
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FalleN3 says “It can be difficult to win lane well versus Viktor but this is a skill match-up. His laser can poke you quiet hard from a safe distance from him and if you take too many hits from it as you try to farm/poke him you can find yourself in trouble very quickly. If you can dodge his (E) laser consistently and not get yourself stunned you will make this lane a lot easier than if you can't. After level 6 he can burst you down quickly, just as you can do to him. ”
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Twitch.Tv-LimitBreaker88 says “You are simillar, but your advantage is mobility and better scaling. Set up ganks with your jungler for free kills. Also shove hard early.”
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fwii says “Extremely poke heavy matchup. His Mana cost is high on his waveclear so it's best to just spam push into him instead of trading into his Q shield. ”
Yeager says “Stay away from him levels 1-3. His early game is one of the strongest because he gets a shield + empowered auto, so he can negate some of the damage. After the first few levels, you should look to play aggressive and force him to base before he gets 1100 gold. If he can't get his hex core, his scaling will be delayed and you win. ”
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Yeager says “Start doran's shield and don't trade with him level 1, because he will out-trade you hard. He needs 1250g on his first back for hexcore, so try ask your jungler for help. If you can force him to base before 1250g, or even get a kill, he will be useless.”
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RezoneVerified says “Viktor used to be very weak until the Klepto build became popular! He can be menacing to deal with but if you try yo keep him at a distance/nullify his Klepto stacks you should be fine!”
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FalleN3 says “Viktor can be a tricky to deal with in lane since he is a strong laner with lots of damage, fast waveclear, and zone control with his (E) and (W). There's room for outplay since he has skill-shots. Play safe and farm during the first two levels. Once you hit level 3, you can consider an all-in since you have more damaging at this point than him. PAfter level 6 you should be able to all-in him with your ultimate and combo assuming he hasn't taken a defensive spell such as barrier. He lacks mobility so call for some jungler help.”
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Dr Eggmund says “Viktor has low mobility which helps Vladimir stick to him and deal damage. However be careful of his damage output otherwise you can say goodbye to getting ahead early. All of laning phase like most other champs is not feeding your laner but in this instance it will be hard to recover if he gets the upperhand.”
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Glasletter says “Shield the pull and bind him when he combos.”
xAsuta says “He will keep you on distance with his slow and poke you down. If he freezes the lane you are fucked. Try to bait him on your site and all in him pre 6. He is very slow and cant escape. If you have problems try to build hexdrinker to get some MR and AD and rush Mercs right after.”
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Fuzzmonkey says “Not easy, nor hard. Make sure to Q him when his Q is down, so he doesn't negate your damage. Using Q-E when he decides to walk up to you to Q/E you and trade with him efficiently, make sure he doesn't get both Q's and his E off on you otherwise he will wins trades. ”
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Reason97 says “You guy's both get stronger later in the game, so neither of you will really be at full potential in lane. It's gonna come down to who can get more poke damage in, and if you let him land his stun cage on you. ”
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Fuzzmonkey says “Not an extremely hard match up, but can be a little tricky to kill during early laning phase if he can time his Q shield well with your burst attack. I'd recommend using a lot of extended chain combo's during laning phase whilst dodging his W and adding auto attacks in for more damage since he has high cooldowns as well. After level 6, your all in is stronger and his ult is pretty useless if you can bait it out with a W return.”
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AP WormMaW Mid says “Good old Viktor - this guy can be painful for a lot of people, expecially for his ability to kite around his slow and as well because of his high damage output. When he has his augment, he can clear entire wave simply by using a single ability. Though to kill you, he needs to get on your face, which is when you need to abuse the fact, that you can kite him in your E and harass him from distance, because that is where he is a bit weaker.”
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Yuki H. says “Viktor is a very tough match up, especially in the early game with his Q, which gives him a shield and an enhanced auto attack, as well as his E which can hurt quite a bit after 2 or 3 hits. However, this does burn through his mana quickly, so take advantage of your energy pool. Just make sure to bait out his gravity field because he can stun you after your ult if you do not have a W ready.”
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RedFire2055 says “Control Mage with low range, burst him lvl 3 . Viktor does less dmg than Brand during all gaming phases.”
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Impossible2Gank says “Same deal as Orianna, can dish out consistent poke and shield same time. He doesn't have much mana issue so prepared to get taken for a ride until you have the items needed.”
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Hullos says “Great poke, shield and movement speed make trades hard, high dmg all game. hope he sucks as dodging, play safe and farm. TP can help, exhaust gives you a better chance to kill him. ”
BloooodTV says “D-Blade. You should just win this early. You can windwall his Q and E but he has better gank setup and outscales you pretty hard. Take Conq.”
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I count to seven says “Rarely can find that champ, but when you will expect E speed to be faster than you may think. (can't say much more)”
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LunarVortex says “Viktor will look to abuse your high cooldowns and zone you whenever your Q is down. Buy early boots to make dodging easier and coordinate with your jungler to shut him down as he is rather immobile.”
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Sushi_Cat says “Whether it's Viktor Mid or the now rare Viktor Top, this matchup is easy. Due to VIktor's reliance on his fully upgraded Hex Core, you can seriously bully him before he can get it. That coupled with limited mobility and non-reliable CC makes for a pretty easy matchup. However, be aware if he gets ahead he will murder you and your whole team. ”
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BCota says “Annoying ass champion to play against very oppressive. Trade with Auto+Super Q it hurts even through his shield. Try to dodge his laser when possible use pool if you feel like you are gonna get stunned by his W”
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TimRhabey says “Control and/or poke mages are always hard to play as gragas. Viktor has way better scaling and waveclear than you all game, He can easily deny you entirely on a fight with his W, and laning phase against him is a pain.”
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Fadedreformed says “Pretty easy matchup. Only played it twice but he really can't do anything since you outroam him and outrade him , after hitting 6 this should be free”
Shazzaam says “Cull with Future's Market and farm up. He has insane late game so watch out for his late game burst.”
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Coldsong says “Viktor has strong poke, but he has a very weak early game and has horrible mana issues without his Hexcore. Dodge his W and burst him once you hit your level 2 spike. Roaming is good too as he has really bad mobility.”
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Proma says “Dshield Watch out for his poke and cc. Look for aggressive trades early on. Viktor only becomes a problem if he scales up so don't let him.”
Reason97 says “While he can poke down your shield a bit easier then some midlane champs, he doesn't have a ton of burst early on, and you should be able to avoid his stun cage if you aren't making silly mistakes. ”
elnino9 says “It's okay to get hit by his Q, just don't get hit by his buffed auto attack. afterwards. Dodge his lasers, becareful as it out-ranges your shunpo. Take advantage of his cooldowns, he is vulnerable without his Q shield. When he drops his W Gravity field, make sure you have your E reset/refunded so you can jump in or out depending on the situation. Viktor R will cancel your channeled abilities, this means your R. watch for that.”
Midlane God says “Skill matchup u can kill him pretty easily in early game but he outscales u pretty massively.”
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Defensivity1 says “Dont underestimate him.”
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Veralion says “MANY BEADS. The age of Klepto Fist Viktor is over, but the champion still deserves respect. Most mid Viktors are back to maxing E it seems like, which is MUCH easier to deal with. It can be played well enough to not need Fleet, but that's rather difficult and a risky gambit. It's probably best to just bite the bullet and take the safe option. Smite back the damage you take from his laser poke and farm normally. Make sure not to ever let his laser hit you twice once he has it augmented. Burnout should completely invalidate his W, just make sure you don't let him get too close while it's on cooldown. It will also let you outrange and kite his ult after the intial tick. He's a bitch to chase down and kill through his slow field, shield, speed buff, and probably Barrier, so help is probably required to finish him off unless he decides to position carelessly. ”
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GaySett says “The cc, constant poke, small shields.. Just don't let him get ahead. Merc treads.”
Filosh says “Pain in the ass Lazer dude will shoot you down immediately, if he has phase rush”
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Dare366 says “This is a skill matchup. It's a farm lane where you have to find opportunities to hit your ranged e+q in between waves and get him low. When you go in for melee q+w he will w you so you gotta e right away and then run out of his w. Shouldn't be too difficult if worse comes to worse farm it out. You'll do more dmg mid game and probably win 2v2 with jg.”
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Haywyre says “Start Doran's shield and beware of his E after his first back. If you struggle with him you can go Resolve: Second Wind + Overgrowth/Unflinching.”
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Frixen says “3.5 threat level. He has good waveclear, but pretty big mana issues overall. He cannot keep up with roams, however you cannot all in him, almost ever. Follow the same pattern you'd do with Orianna.”
RikudouDovahkiin says “Viktor's mobility may be a little problem, but building Proto + Mercury may help you against him, and you're stronger than him in dueling. He doesn't have a strong sustain and CC, beware of enemy jungler that has plenty of CC as it can give you on a silver plate to Viktor, his damage is serious to enough finish any carry off in general, so don't overlook him like Faker did.”
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Pentakai says “These are hard counters that you want to avoid. You can't trade well against any of them. Your only options are to build an early Magic Mantel, call for JG assistance at level 6, use E very carefully, sit behind minions, keep the wave on your side, and CS under tower.”
SnakeOnRiver says “Very skill match up. Dodge his Q after trade and try to ult him at all cost. Phase rush.”
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Melyn says “One of Zyra's better matchups. He has very low wave clear until he upgrades his E, and you can kill him fairly easily if he tries to engage.”
GnarZing says “Take Comet. Don't fight him head on. Wait until you can finish him with a Mega Combo. ”
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Snow Day Zoe says “he is annoying and he can out range you with the lazer. Also he can clear the wave extremely fast, which makes your lane management hard.”
Brentonlop says “Easy matchup. You win trades. He is very immoble and squishy.”
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Zoe Sparklepop says “Low Major Skill Matchup He is a lane bully but that doesn't mean he can't be bullied himself, he'll try to run up Q AA E to poke so you can retaliate with your burst when the shield goes down, you should out poke him early. Though he is a high skillcap champion so try to analyze your opponent and see how they play.”
Mpegial says “Very annoying, but also very fun to fight, viktor is a skill matchup where you both need to be wary of each others poke.”
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snukumz says “His damage hurts you a lot and Viktor has shields that can tank a lot of your damage. His stun cage will stop your ult, and his ult will cancel your ult as well. His wave clear is very good, and his poke goes through minions, making it harder to dodge than your poke. You win in teamfights but he is the stronger 1v1 champion. ”
1256 says “can be annoying in lane, you outscale, somewhat counter his kit, a matchup between 1,5-2, shoves insanely good after first hextech upgrade fleet+dom, electro if confident”
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Defensivity1 says “Stronger in the 1v1 than you are and better wave clear, roaming is a must against viktor.”
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AZIR MEN says “Watch out for his laser. thats it lol take conq or conq”
Pentakai says “Dodge/Block his Q and E damage with your Q. Farm up and outscale him. After 11 you can jump on him.”
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VeneficusFerox says “Can be tricky. His Death Ray burst damage at early levels is hard to deal with. Consider going Athena instead of Morellonomicon.”
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only yasuo play says “Bully him early on, don't get caught in his stun. He scales hard so win fast.”
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LizzyElune says “otro match de skill. no usar tu R hasta que el use la suya. tienen masomenos el mismo waveclear hasta lvl 6 asi que es bastante parejo.”
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Lobban says “Pretty skill based with a small advantage on viktor. W in front of him if he puts down a stun when you ult him.”
Lavishmouse1032 says “if your new to xerath and the viktor is ok you might have trouble espcially when it comes to his e”
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panger 174 says “no existen, respetalo y ya esta dh elec libro”
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Gageowago says “Other than the micro play strategies I will list, know that Viktor is easily gankable since he is immobile. Attempt to get your jungler to camp you to keep Viktor from his power spike as long as possible. Try your best to dodge his laser and try to back off when he throws a projectile at a minion because he can auto you for a free shield. You win all trades if he cannot get his shield off or land his only cc. -----(9.20+ Not sure of any strategies as of right now, but he can do an insane amount of burst with his combo now. Ult away if he ults you because it is actually able to catch you now. Your main advantage on him is in the mid game if you are ahead. He is better level 1-3 and as soon as he hits second item he will one shot hard. Banshee's is a very good item to get against him. Keep in mind that late game he scales as hard as Kassadin, so he will absolutely need to be focused down first.”
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Debonair Karma says “You'll have a hard time poking him because he can stay far away from the wave and farm safely. On top of that, his Q wins him all trades. Try shoving him in 24/7 so he has to waste mana farming under tower. Take teleport/barrier”
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topal says “Slightly favourable for galio.Try to get a good trade pre-3 and after that try to bait his w so you can all in him.His w cdr level 1 is 17 sec so look to punish him.Keep in mind that his q gives him movement speed.”
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Papapostolou says “Just poke him and you should be fine, he can poke you too but the difference is that you have the sustain. You can pretty much destroy his early just because viktor is mid to late game.”
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Lil Tidepod says “Viktor can actually almost delete you late game. Early game, he's pretty weak. Push him under turret so he misses as much farm as possible. You want to delay him from upgrading his hex core as much as you can. If he gets fed off of other lanes, do NOT fight him. He will decimate you. If he misses his stun trap, take the opportunity to complete an extended trade.”
Capparelli says “You will probably want Hexdrinker...too bad. Without Tiamat you cant match his shove and you cant roam anymore, if he wastes his Q fight him, if not avoid poke and farm early, you can almost always one shot him at 6, you should win the lane, but you can always lose it if you fall behind even a little”
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JacWilly says “Has insane poke, try to get an early lead as he needs quite a lot of mana, late game dont disrespect him as he can dish out a ton of damage.”
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ahrienthusiastmain says “Your early waveclear and mana sustain is better. Celerity allows you to deal with his mobility. ”
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LuxTheGreyWarden says “Read below in the matchup section for more info!”
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serruh says “shouldnt threathen you out of lane early as he is also quite weak, but he will outrange you. this matchup is a farm fest, you will both look to scale, not much to say here”
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Noodles912 says “Play safe early, avoid his traps, look for all ins, and use E for his R. Simple match. His scaling could get a bit annoying, but it isn't too bad. Pop your corrupting potions when you trade, and stay away from your minions.”
RockitoAhri says “Do not go for a trade LVL 1. He will most likely pick Q and win it. You only poke him with Q. Avoid going into auto attack range where he can use his Q. If he starts walking up on you, walk back and deny him the chance. Keep an ultimate charge to dash out of his W. If you have your Ultimate up and he is 60% HP or lower, you win. ”
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Malmortious says “He can be hard to play against in good hands because of his high skill cap and use of his W, but I have yet to meet a guy that wins his lane against me with Viktor.”
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bocchicken says “if you engage on him, he places his W underneath himself and you are dead. if you don't engage on him, you get poked out due to his range. give up CS, pick up an early MR item and call for ganks before he gets his upgraded hexcore/iceborn”
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chrissmunro says “You outrange him, however just be careful as once he upgrades his core his combo can be lethal if caught”
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1Recycle Bin1 says “his kit is pretty obvious to dodge, if you see trouble dodging or usually can't dodge level up your E and buy doran's shield and a boot”
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ur_mom_gay says “Don't worry too much about dodging his laser, since it's hard to avoid. WEQ and you should outtrade him. Level 6 take the all in provided he doesn't already have too much armor. If he W's on top of you after your R, just W out of hit behind him.”
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Sloyr says “All of the mages are really easy to counter, you just have to dodge their CCs with your E or wait for them to waste it, to then go all in.”
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Yas Yasu Yasuo says “Same as Ziggs, keep on dodging and you win if you play properly and get Hexdrinker when behind.”
s1rnasty says “A classic mage mid lane. Which to say is free real estate for morg. Every mage except those with early dps such as ryze and ori and cass is extremly morg favored lane. And even those 3 champions you can still just push and farm. Rest of the champions you have extremely high kill presure after lv7 while they have to react to you. You are the one deciding how lane goes. You are the one shoving and poking them while they need to clear after you. If they hide in the minion wave from q they take w poke dmg while you push. if they dont take poke dmg they expose themself to Q. At any point after ur w poke them to around 80% hp. A landed q should means a kill or flash because you follow up with ult + shield.”
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HottestFapper NA says “Outpokes, out damages, out penis-lengths you. His W is the perfect counter to yours and his burst is the perfect counter to your existence.”
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E_IS_POWER says “Viktor is really powerful early game and will definitely play aggro for the most part. If he doesnt, then he has no idea what he's doing. Only fight him if he uses Q to farm. Later after 6, bait out his W before going all in or before ult-ing him bc he can cast W as you knock him up and have you stunned for a second allowing him to escape.”
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8wolf says “Nowadays he's more of a top-laner. He's short ranged, but his q gives him enough speed and shield to catch up and survive fights. Poke from afar and be careful at his burst. Might want to take barrier/heal against him.”
Daedralus says “As a Viktor main, I might slightly be biased in terms of abilities in countering Warwick (and I encourage you all to check my Viktor Guide! ^^). If he is smart, he will place his W on top of himself, which can cause your ultimate to be cancelled and you stunned. In this situation, you are also not very likely to have your E activated, and thus, will be killed by his insane burst or by the following DPS if still alive afterwards. Thus, I recommend not to engage him with your ult if he has any chance of using his W. Other than that, he is also a champion that can protect his range at all times by relying on his lazer, making your chancing of using your Q much less. However, once you do manage to ult him, Q + gunblade and fear and all the good stuff will put him down. ”
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MrRiots says “Starting Item: Dark seal + Potion I found this a hard matchup, but might have been goodplayers. Harrass and PoKE Keep distance, poke hes shield, Q W E R”
Tehqo says “He's actually extremely strong, and you sometimes might think you have the upper hand when you really don't. Avoid standing in his stun and poke him out.”
NebuIa says “This matchup is really annoying. You just can't trade with him a lot of the time. Tough matchup but shouldn't be too scary. Try corrupting pot if you struggle.”
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TheBlueImperial says “He's got quite an easy early game and you can Dash out of his stun relatively easy.”
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TheSpark says “Not played very often but is very scary once his hextech core is upgraded. His laser is annoying in lane but you outrange him with your E. Force him to use a movement ability to get to you, his Q + AA combo really hurts, especially if he has Sheen/Lich Bane.”
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KitsyMamori says “Viktor can be shut down easily, but you have to be fast. When Viktor reaches his 1250 gold without backing, he reaches his strong part. So poke poke and poke him out of the lane before he reaches that early gold!”
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cobbzy says “Just make sure to dodge his abilities when you can. He is a bit more of a lane bully so take Doran shield and play more passive and make sure to trade when his abilities are on cooldown.”
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NightSoar says “Dodge everything... E to avoid his stun. Only use ult when his stun is down.”
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Aizenvolt says “Generally easy lane just trade with you q to cancel his damage. You will kill him eventualy but dont be too agressive. If you are having trouble ask for gank.”
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DravensBukkake says “Ignite or TP matchup. If he starts Q, don't trade W AA for his Q. His shield will make him win those trades. You outshove him, and its hard for mages to farm under tower. Bully him with some AA's, and when he's under tower, W Q AA him to the dirt. Note his burst and mobility is kind of gay. He's easy picking past 6 for free shuffles though. If he hits a Q, chances are he won the trade. Bully him and play VERY aggressive until he manages to back with first hexcore. After that, just try to outshove each other.”
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Mid Win Repeat says “Trading with him is tricky like Orianna. They can hit you from the safety of their own minion wave and have shields to negate your damage. I would focus more on just farming and roaming in this one.”
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HeisendongNA says “Viktor can be a problem: his E almost clears a wave after he puts a few points with an upgrade for it, and it easily clears your turrets as well. You can't really place your turrets effectively because of that. With any usual turret formation he kills 2 turrets at least, so you have to spread them out. Also, his lvl 1 trades with Q are really strong, and he has dangerous burst after a few items and levels, so don't be too surprised if he oneshots you. Besides that he scales into lategame pretty well. Max your W after 2-3 points in Q.”
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spark2 says “Your E lets you dash out of his stun, basically negating that move entirely. He's got good poke and a bit of mobility on his upgraded Q, but he's overall not bad at all. Just try not to feed him or he'll poke you out of lane and make you useless. He'll waveclear pretty hard with his E so try to get to 30% CDR ASAP to waveclear right back with your Q.”
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Tayna says “It's been AGES since i've seen a Viktor player. Anyway, his damage is really annoying so watch out. You can escape his cc, but he's pretty tanky and moves around a lot. Keep farming, don't give him kills and PLAY SAFE!”
Cloud375 says “When he upgrades his Q, he will normally be able to burst you down better than you can burst him. His Q+Auto does a lot just like you. Overall though, this is a skill matchup which depends on how the fight plays out.”
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IceBite says “kill him early with you jungler, doge his w”
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Garybaldo says “He's rarely seen toplane nowadays, however you're a pretty big counter since he relies on kiting enemies with his empowered Q to get klepto stacks and deal damage, it's very easy for you to kill him before his first hechtech upgrade, bully his early game and end the game fast, he's one of the best scaling champions in the game”
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Garybaldo says “Bully his early game and end the game fast, he's one of the best scaling champions in the game, try not to get hit by his E and don't let him hardpush you. Be careful as his spells will slow you whenever he's full upgraded Hexcore, his ult will keep chasing after he died too.”
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Novok says “Do not go for a trade LVL 1. He will most likely pick Q and win it. You only poke him with Q. Avoid going into auto attack range where he can use his Q. If he starts walking up on you, walk back and deny him the chance. Keep an ultimate charge to dash out of his W. If you have your Ultimate up and he is 60% HP or lower, you win. ”
SrHolmes says “Start Rejuv x3. Play safe early, rush merc treads, attempt pull when he auto's, if you land pull then ghost to kill.”
Novok says “Viktor's late game is pretty good but his early game is much weaker than yours. Pull him as hes immobile and run him down”
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SirZeros says “Viktor is like Veigar. He scales into late-game pretty much as good as you do. Use your Ult -> Q-Stun on him to possibly win the trade. ”
Euphoric Toaster says “Viktor is a pretty weak pick, but he is generally able to put up a good fight against Heimer for a few reasons. He can pretty easily kill turrets with his laser, and will hit the wave + your turrets no matter where you put them. His Q + empowered auto also clears your turrets pretty quick, especially if he has sheen. Also, once he get his Q upgrade it can make him pretty annoying to land your stun against, but Viktor a lot of the time goes E upgrade first for better waveclear.”
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Zekery says “He can stop you and kites every engage with the movement speed he gets ”
Big Shawn says “Not such a hard Matchup, but do take care of his W Ability. Most Victors use it under them if you hit your Tonado on them.”
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ZenonZeni says “Victor is a even pick with ahri, only if he can poke and trade with you. If you do get picked against a Viktor poke till he is low and do a full engage save your ult to dodge the gravity well.”
Ahri Mid - Season 9 - Updated Seasonally by ZenonZeni | Ahri Player
Wizboy73 says “dont play blind even if this matchup is super rare, moron.”
Guide to Learning Viktor by Wizboy73 | Viktor Player
Vispectra says “I rarely see this beautiful champion anymore. He's an even match up, his stun area is big enough to end up catching you if you try to R into him and his Q poke will be somewhat troublesome but just return the favor with your own Qs and you should be okay. He's a fairly squishy mage so killing him post 6 is very real option.”
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League Gamer says “Viktor has a good poke. If you get trapped within his stun he is able to get a decent amount of hits off.”
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Michelaengelo says “You're better than him at most stages of the game. Just stay out of his ulti range and don't let him Q+auto you.”
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CG SimoN says “Do not get high damage from Viktor ”
quinniston says “Not much to say about this one. ”
Xavier Senori says “Viktor's shield and burst damage make him sort of a nightmare for cassio players. Harass him early when your burst is on par with him, but avoid him later on during the mid game unless you are confident you can land a solid ult. Remember his ult still ticks damage even when he is stunned by yours. An early negatron can really help give you the advantage in lane. ”
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PandaSenpai101 says “Viktor top got nerfed, but it's still a hard lane because of the amount of poke that he deals. You can parry his W, but he will mostly stay out of the range. All in once his main abilities are down.”
kilgta says “E him when he comes to Q you. Engage on missed W and E. Dont ult if his W is up or if you have his R on you. Zhonya is useful as second item to deny his ult. Start sapphire.”
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unownreality says “watch for the laser. He can chase you down, but he is vulnerable to kiting. Dont get caught in gravity field, because his burst will kill you faster then you can react. ”
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MechaaZero says “This can be difficult in the event that he gets a lot of help from the jungler, or he is a god at landing his Q.”
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CC Diana says “Difficulty: Medium (Details in Matchup section)”
maplecat21 says “He walks all over you early unless he can't move his mouse to center his gravity field on you. You need tier 2 boots to handle him if he's competent.”
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RagexAddict says “This champion can harass you pretty well in the laning phase. His Q will give him a shield and his E damage can be pretty substantial. The key to winning the lane will be to avoid his W stun. When that ability is down, you should be free to do some damage to him.”
SrSuders says “Die Viktor Q kann Trades sehr erschweren, abgesehen davon, wenn man mit der Talon Q engaged und die Viktor E plaziert wird, wird das Escapen sehr schwer.”
Flipps says “His poke is intense, and he scales harder into mid game. 40 mins+ is your fote, try to make sure he doesn't get a lead if possible.”
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hipstersora says “Skill matchup. Walk towards low health minions to bait his laser, then pump fake in the other direction. Save E to get out of his singularity stuff. Respect his early game to mid game damage and his mid game CC. Try to get ahead with a few ganks. ”
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YourBestSenpai says “Annoying, annoying, annoying. Shield on q, small cd and high damage, w stuns, so get out of it if you are in range, care for his e as it might to quite a lot of damage. After 6 shouldn't be that hard as you can get away from is w and run away from his ult.”
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ParkChnm says “Shove Viktor early to get ahead. He has pretty bad wave clear without empowered E.”
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Bughans says “I've legit never played against this robot fella. I've never seen him either. Idk man. But i know he's got shields, so yeah, chances are that you won't be able to oneshot him, and it's gonna be the other way around.”
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Jeou says “Relatively easy to counter play because of katarinas E, but be careful of the W.”
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AgreeableOtter says “Let him shove so you can get cs under tower without him poking you. Look to harass him whenever you can and all in him at lv 6 for a free kill.”
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valimarinov111 says “just perma ban his ass or get camped you aint getting out of this lane”
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noolan says “Never played against this guy, but his damage seems pretty strong, and he has a wide snare.”
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Shderen says “Skill matchup, but he obviously has a LOT more damage and utility. Keep him in lane, as he usually takes ghost and has good roam as a result of that. Playing into his range will often let him get a free hit of his Death Ray as it's much easier to get someone who's closer, so be prepared to silence him if he's standing like he's aiming his E.”
SmokeyEggs says “Viktor placing W upon himself can be very annoying, so Merc is a must in this matchup. Always freeze in your tower and deny him cs and so you can trade properly.”
Rlue says “I played against him and his stun is really funky when you're trying to all in. Just focus on chipping in human form.”
IHaveBongos says “He out ranges you quite a bit with his e, and can quickly punish with q. If you don't respect his e he can take over the rift.”
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xispy420 says “A good viktor can cause you a big,big trouble,but a bad viktor player,you get yourself a easly winnable lane ”
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AzureArmatt says “Victor is somewhat love/hate relationship for Ahri, his main tool to harass you in lane are two of his abilities, one is point click ability where he throws metal thing at you and on return gains shield and empowered basic attack and second one is directed AoE laser beam that will be shot in line. after upgrade expect the first ability to deal more damage and the second one to hit twice in same area. his AoE stun is just a zoning tool and his ultimate too since you can run away from it easily. if you find yourself poked really hard try buying magic resist like banshee's veil and if stun is your main problem, mercury's. otherwise build normally so you will be able to get past his shield. ”
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Edg3Lord says “Spam, spam, and another spam. Has good early stats. Play passive.”
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Shaawn says “A good Viktor should always be able to bully you out pre 6. Start Q and farm safely and avoid taking too much damage from his Q. You can all in him at lvl 6, or wait for jungler gank pre 6.”
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BlueMoon01 says “You'll win because you read this guide :) [DETAILED MATCHUP INFORMATION BELOW]”
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NocUout says “I don't see viktor too often, and most of the time he's pretty easy to lane against, but a good viktor easily will destroy you. Let him push as you can cs under tower and use your ult to dodge his stun field and ult. ”
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thedonk says “Go in when his Q is down. Try to poke him in lane with your combos before you try to go all in on him since his Q has a shield. Dodge his stun field and ult with your W.”
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Jazzmonkey says “Pretty hard to kill befor 6. Just farm up and try to dodge his Q. If you are able reaching level 6 with even farm its good and you can just kill him after going B and getting your items.”
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Junix L9 says “You cant really fight his he will just Q Auto you. Try to fight him when his W is down then you can maybe fight him.”
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Tipurrs says “He has a higher range and burst than you, has a shield and his q gives movement speed. But just like you, he's immobile and squishy. You can burst him down faster. I would suggest rushing Banshee's Veil on this match-up.”
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Finish Flash says “It is too difficult to dodge Viktor's E with your E because his E has no cast time, so just play passive and farm during the first two levels. Once you hit level 3, you can all-in him since you have more overall damage. Post level 6, if he overextends away from his tower, you can all-in and kill him with your ultimate. Viktor is a bit more difficult to kill due to his Q shield and long lasting zoning ability with his W, so make sure he's overextended before attempting to all-in and kill him.”
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apsonalol says “Viktor é aquela match up que você quer evitar, de ban nele, só assim você joga contra. Brincadeira, realmente é muito difícil jogar contra o viktor, ele te da out range, out scaling, o cara é um pesadelo na vida de qualquer Sona Mid (se é que existe alguma sem ser eu né...) Contra ele recomendo fazer a build de AP Control e tentar não ser solado por ele, conte com a sorte e reze para alguem do seu time ficar forte para que você possa proteger, se tiver ganks early game ajudará a atrasar a build do viktor, se seu jungler não tiltar com a sona mid, peça para ele te ajudar com isso, assim você provavelmente vai ganhar a lane e o jogo.”
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moutenn says “His early poke is hard, but you can just all in him. Don't stay in his stun. ”
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qasddsa says “A lot of poking power in lane. Definitely run Fleet Footwork and max Q here so you can at least negate his Q damage. After level 6, make sure to not get caught in his W field without having Riftwalk up.”
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Skeptil says “Viktor is generally an easy matchup for Vladimir, and you will definitely be seeing him a lot due to the meta picking up the tank Viktor top lane. He won't be able to get his Kleptomancy procs off of you because you're ranged and he usually won't be in range to auto attack you if you're playing behind your minion wave.”
Exiled Heretic says “Viktor is not an issue anymore but if he ever comes back in meta his stun and ability to burst is an issue so avoid being in the stun field or you are basically dead.”
rimzaki says “He can win trade early game with hims Q shield but late game viktor no match ur nuke cuz hes squishy”
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RainForest says “Viktor's Q spam makes im hard to catch. Some players could place their w on themselves if you hit them with your Q.”
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Sozzoh says “Viktor can be pretty scary if they play it right. In laning phase, be careful of trading with him level 1, since he does more damage, but levels 3 are when you should play just a bit more aggressive, trying to push him under his turret. Viktor can deal some scary damage, so try and get free trades off of him or just make this a farm lane. Post-6, you'll want to be careful in lane because his ult can follow you until you dash out of it, so if Viktor successfully baits out your W E Q, consider yourself dead. Try not to stand in his W, or else you won't be able to dash out and you'll be stunned. Kill potential for both sides of this matchup in laning phase is barely any, since Viktor doesn't have mobility to catch up to Azir, and Azir doesn't have enough early game damage to 100-0 a Viktor. Viktor is more of a burst champion, whereas Azir is DPS, so both champions should be careful of each other late game. ”
Katapullt says “Dont be worried if he hits his Q but care the empowered AA after”
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undeadsoldiers says “Viktor is better at sustained poke, so you have to look for an opportunity to chunk him down. Viktor also has better wave clear than you after the nerfs, especially with evolved E. If he tries to trap you with his W as you ult, evolved or not, you'll still blink out.”
Doctor_Dr says “How to counter: Push hard and don't let him freeze. Stay at a distance.”
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macspam says “low mobility DPS mage, easy pickins”
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JuaniG17 says “Freeze wave and call for a gank, he shouldn't win.”
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wo xiang zhaoo says “He pokes you quite hard. Be careful with his W. It stuns you quite fast. You can easily outroam him. Use that to your advantage.”
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PilkkuOffical says “Viktor has the same advantages as orianna so be very careful when laning against him”
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AQRC Turtle says “walk left to right rather than backwards and forwards because he has good range on his E. When ulting make sure to W directly after it to insure you don't get stunned when he places it below him.”
asffg123 says “He has cc and outranging poke. Stay safe and watch out for his 6. You are likely to lose laning phase.”
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Warmanreaper says “Hard CC + burst , FEED OFF HIM EARLY DO NOT GIVE HIM KILLS”
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Sadmanv2 says “He trades really well, sleep him if you get caught in his trap.”
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ShockMaster says “Skill matchup,if you re against a good Viktor player,you must ask help from jungle,cause you can defeat him single.”
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Smol Jelly says “I've never had much trouble with Viktor. His kit is pretty straightforward, and you've got a greater range, so you can easily lock him down and poke him out.”
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Ayanleh says “Mordekaiser's late game is decent, not bad and not that good either. He's mostly a mid game champion but come late game he can build tank and ult vital carries making him useful. He also has respectable damage with his passive % max health damage and liandrys.”
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Sovereign Kitten says “If Vel’Koz is running glacial augment it can be very hard to avoid his (Q) split, and of course his knock-up. Thankfully his (Q) is blockable by minions but his other abilities are not, so keep yourself in and around them. He melts via burst relatively easily. So long as you don't get caught out by the initial circle knock-up (W) combo into his (R). Vel'Koz can be poked from range, so max your (Q) and burst him down from a safe distance. You never wanna flash and engage him unless his (W) circle knock-up is on cooldown. Magic resistance is going to help you out a great deal if you fail to avoid skill shot's entirely.”
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Rhoku says “TL;DR - DIFFICULT MATCHUP. GO FOR TENACITY. CONQUEROR IS REQUIRED. GO EARLY ANTI-POKE (DSHIELD/REJUV BEADS). BOOTS OF SWIFTNESS + UNFLINCHING WILL LET YOU GO THROUGH HIS SLOWS. PHASE RUSH MIGHT WORK AS WELL. Thank god Viktor is no longer meta. If he is picked, you might have a bad time as him being such a niche pick usually means the person playing him is good at the champion. You need the movespeed from Phase Rush if you ever want to catch him through his slows and you also need the damage to punch through his constant shields. Since only his slows are a problem, you can go Conqueror, take Dshield for the poke and go full slow resist. Going Tenacity helps a lot but slow resist is great as it lets you actually catch the guy. Although it is somewhat unorthodox, Boots fo Swiftness along with Unflinching are great in terms of letting you catch the guy. This is probably the only circumstance I’d recommend Swifties over Merc boots. He is pretty immobile so once you catch up to him and avoid staying in his zone, you should be able to kill him easily.”
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Pathetic Singed says “His W is annoying but other than that he's catchable and useless after being flung.”
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Drake6401 says “Immobility is his main weakness. He has strong poke so taking a sustained start is decent but you can run damage if you play more passive before level 3. His stun is delayed so if he places on you, dash off. His shield is a likely panic button so, you may find more success in engaging before 50 Fury so you can use both dashes without burning Fury.”
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Olaf Only says “Easy after 6. Can't really kill him before 6 so just poke and farm up. Difficult Midgame to Lategame.”
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qasddsa says “Against him top lane, he's extremely hard to deal with in lane. Be careful about taking too much poke from his Q and E. You need to bait out his field (W) before fighting him. He scales into the midgame very well, so be careful if you decide to ever duel him.”
qasddsa says “His waveclear simply outclasses you for the first 11 levels, so most of the time he'll be pushing you in or controlling the wave. Because of this, you should just look to farm - even after level 6 he wins the trade due to his longer range and ability to kite you. Once you've gotten a few items and MR, it is much easier to duel him.”
Raen says “Now more like midlaner/bot than top, max Q get fast Phage+ Mercury and you should be able to run him down every time. Counter Strike blocks his Q keep that in mind.”
The_Unf0rgiv3n says “Viktor is really powerful early game and will definitely play aggro for the most part. If he doesnt, then he has no idea what he's doing. Only fight him if he uses Q to farm. Later after 6, bait out his W before going all in or before ult-ing him bc he can cast W as you knock him up and have you stunned for a second allowing him to escape.”
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RTO says “Very strong late game, early is weak like yours. You can push him out, and delay his hexcore. Avoid his spells and then trade with him.”
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DasGrauen_ says “Skillmatchup. Dont get stunned. escape his R. Try to poke him and you should be ok.”
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ERNESTSAURUS says “FLEET FOOTWORK / SPELLBOOK SETUP - DORANS SHIELD / 3 REJUVENATION BEADS + POT = Viktor Top hasn't been a strong pick since Kleptomancy was removed from the game making this matchup is actually not as bad as it used to be last season where he can poke you infinitely and get his items way faster than Nasus. In laning phase his Q has a two part where the first one is impossible to dodge since it is a Point to Click Ability, but you can move to dodge the second one which is the one that applies the Sheen damage and overall more damage. Once you hit lvl 6 and Sheen its really hard for Nasus to all in him due to his W and Shield of his Q but if you see him waste his W, you can all in him and kill him. Usually they will go for Phase Rush, so make sure you proc it before going in to make use of Nasus W. Later on to the game his teamfighting isn't the best but he is really good at fighting 1v1's, look to setup teamfights with your team where he will have a hard time dealing with them since Nasus outscales him in the Teamfights.”
[10.19] How to get Gold with Nasus, In Depth - All Matchups by ERNESTSAURUS | Nasus Player
Bombabo says “While he is not as much of a menace as he was a few months ago, he will still be able to control the lane. he will outpoke you, so your best bet is to engage. lead with Q, then use your E to negate the stun from his W.”
How 2 Crab on 'em with Urgot by Bombabo | Urgot Player
ForgottenProject says “He got nerfed but he's still Strong since he rushes armor and then kites you with movement speed. [1]It's Plenty Possible to Bait out his Ultimate if you make it seem like you're in a tough spot(Hold your Q) [2]You can parry his Cage. [3]Dont fight him without you have boots and Phage or else you'll get Kited and die. [4]Freeze and make it easy for your jungler to gank.”
[S10] Rank #1 Fiora Guide - ForgottenProject by ForgottenProject | Fiora Player
LeSocair says “He will poke you all time, and again, and again, and again. Just don't give him unnecessary advantages and farm up calmly with Q.”
The Ultimate 1mill+ Masters(S9) Gangplank Guide [10.16] by LeSocair | Gangplank Player
bocchicken says “he gets free auto on you, but you out DMG him with iceborn at lvl 6+ (consider mercs in this matchup)”
[10.16] Toplane STOMP Malphite Guide by bocchicken | Malphite Player
9690 says “D-Blade. You should just win this early. You can windwall his Q and E but he has better gank setup and outscales you pretty hard. Take Conq.”
Yone Top - Your enemies wont forget you by 9690 | Yone Player
E_IS_POWER says “Major: This lane can go either way depending on who has a lead. More information found below. ”
[Season 10] CrazyWolf's Fiora Guide 10.16 by E_IS_POWER | Fiora Player
Kingarthur720 says “Fleet Footwork Runes and Build. Ignite + Flash. Dorans shield start. Viktor has really good poke but your base stats are higher then his level one. Can look to sit in the top lane brush and wait until the first 3 minions are low, then you can spin through those 3 minions and get a trade onto viktor to force him off the wave. Look to get level 2 and look for a trade with him as soon as you hit your level 2 power spike. Shove the wave in and let it "bounce" back to you (when you crash the wave into turret all the way, the enemy wave will slowly start pushing towards your turret.) If you didnt burn summs or get a kill on him the first two levels, then look to let the wave shove back into you and just look to farm. Viktor is immobile but he has really good Crowd control with his W. If you can, try to force viktor to back before he has enough gold for his first core item (the one that enables him to get more of a shield and speed boost on his Q.) If you are able to do this you can have pressure on him post 6. If lane goes even and he scales up this just becomes a farm matchup in the 1v1. In the mid-late game against viktor you can buy a QSS to stick on top of him through his W stun, or if you have multiple points in your W, the w slow is usually enough to stick on top of him even after his stun. What I like to do is hide my W animation with the animation freeze effect on Viktor's W so he doesnt know to dodge it.”
Let the anger take over - In depth Tryndamere guide top by Kingarthur720 | Tryndamere Player
SpyDaFX says “skill matchup. try to kill before level 6 (but it's always safer against him to wait for level 6), somewhat easy to kill when you dodge his stuff and he doesn't have a lead. go Conqueror”
1v9 Carry Renekton Top/Mid Complete Guidr by SpyDaFX | Renekton Player
WayOfTheTempesst says “One of Viktors best matchups but that isn't saying much because Viktor loses to just about everything atm. He can be a pain early game due to his constant unavoidable poke with q and e but after your first back it gets a lot easier. Let the wave push into you and don't get poke down too hard and start trading with him lvl 3. Its very very good to back early in this lane after pushing him in (800-850 gold). By doing this, it let's you get a decent back of dorans blade and dagger AND forces him to back without buying his hex core upgrade which hurts him massively. If he doesn't back and greeds for the hex core, you can take advantage of that with your item advantage and really choke him out or look for a kill. Lastly, don't go for the all in until you bait out his w first, if you don't then you will get stunned during your ulti and kited and possibly killed.”
[Season 10.8 Yasuo Guide] WayOfTheTempest's Every Season Cha by WayOfTheTempesst | Yasuo Player
Nabura says “Take fleet + resolve. Viktor usually wants to E you AND the wave so stay away from your minions, I had a lot of trouble with this matchup until i played Viktor to get the hang of how his E works. If you struggle in this matchup I recommend that you play Viktor to get a feel for how he works.”
Mid/Top Kayle Guide Season 10 by Nabura by Nabura | Kayle Player
LastLee says “The most difficult face lane that you can get is Victor ”
CourtesyD0Prata says “Don't take his post-activation E and try to bait his stun / Não tome seu E pós ativação e tente baitar seu stun.”
CourtesyD0Prata's Yasuo guide S10 EN-US / PT-BR by CourtesyD0Prata | Yasuo Player
Beatport Expo says “Skill Matchup but has major advantage due to his DPS and movement speed from his upgraded Q”
Discord Rengar Mains says “Mostly an annoying bastard, simply because of how much poke he has if played correctly, and the fact that his W can just completely screw you if you do not respect it. He also scales tremendously hard and if he gets a good lead he will make mincemeat of your team. However, he is very squishy early and he can't really deal with your damage until he is 6 or so, so you have a good window of opportunity. Be careful around his Q, try to delay his second proc as much as possible so you do not get chunked little by little. Always watch out around his E, the moment he upgrades it if you don't dodge it you will lose half of your HP. However, the moment any of his damage abilities are down are easy prey, just abuse bushes and minions to dodge his skillshots and Ws and try to chunk him down. If you manage to kill him twice you won't have to worry about him for most of the game, and you can try and roam to set up opportunities around the map. Ignite and TP are both viable, it honestly depends on how much kill pressure you think you have, on him and whetever or nor you can kill him with or without ignite so you can roam harder. Any runeset works, as long as you play carefully around his abilities and go for hit and runs.”
Rengar Mains Community Guide ft. ScrubNoob, CallMeExiled, P1 by Discord Rengar Mains | Rengar Player
Itreallyhim says “Go for the earlygame brutality, You can remove his W, His R and his E from the map with your ult, But be wary he still has crazy high burst and can outplay you.”
itreallyhim's Mordekaiser Guide! [100% Matchups] by Itreallyhim | Mordekaiser Player
ryzetrox says “Depends on how good the viktor is. HEXDRINKER. Outscales you super hard so try to end early.”
Guantecillo says “Puede pokearte desde muy lejos, pero si logras acercarte le puedes ganar muy fácil.”
Guía de Teemo en español (En proceso) by Guantecillo | Teemo Player
Poppu says “Has range, Q pokes, good disengage, and annoying sustain. I would suggest farming safely and try making team plays by snowballing teammates to stop Viktor.”
[Patch 9.19] In-Depth Guide For Poppy Top! by Poppu | Poppy Player
Lynboe says “Ce match-up est tout simplement imbuvable, si vous pouvez l'éviter, évitez-le. Depuis que Viktor se joue max Q au Top avec un gantelet givrant, il est très difficile de le punir. Votre seul moyen de le battre sera de lui rentrer dedans lors d'une erreur de positionnement ou grâce à l'aide de votre jungler. Phase rush, Second Wind et un Doran's Shield seront nécessaire à la survie de votre santé mentale dans ce match-up. Cependant une fois son Gantelet Givrant et son Rylai terminé, il vous sera impossible de le tuer en un contre un à moins d'utiliser votre flash.”
FakkerJackson says “His Q is the most annoying part for us. Movementspeed, Shield and double damage. ”
Poor form! - Fiora ENG/GER Guide by FakkerJackson | Fiora Player
EvilOranges says “D-Blade. Although Viktor Top has begun to (finally) become less popular, he is still good. Your zoning and poke is better, but once he gets some items and teamfights he will outscale you. Push your lead, as he is immobile, and look to slow push the wave to dive him with your jungler.”
Janitsu says “This lane is basically unwinnable if the Viktor knows how to play the champion. If it is just someone trying FoTM, you'll most likely be fine (threat level 3).”
Lil Tidepod says “Viktor is really strong against Sion for one specific reason: his stun trap. You can be charging your Q and unless you end it immediately upon him placing it on you, chances are you're getting stuck in that trap. He has tons of damage with his Q, and late game he can actually chunk a quarter of your health bar with each Death Ray unless you have tons of Magic Resist. He can pop a shield relatively quickly on low cooldown with his W. Build Magic Resist and call for your jungler. Beware of charging your Q if he's close enough to lay a trap down.”
Another Corpse for the Pile | Sion Build Guide by Lil Tidepod | Sion Player
DrMoneybags says “I haven't fought toplane viktor too much, and most of them I have fought weren't very good. But his poke and tankiness/shields make him very formidable as a toplaner, so be careful. Dash out of his stun to stick onto him, and wait it out if he places it on himself. Try to kill him before he gets too much armor and AP. Hexdrinker and nullifying orb will help if he gets out of control.”
Qubert64 says “Annoying but you can fight him. Get an adaptive helm to deal with his q auto and his ult.”
Shen 9.10 S9 (Chapters Coming Soon) by Qubert64 | Shen Player
TheNinjaRoid says “Super pokey. Just sit back and try to farm. You'll eventually be able to 1v1 if you aren't far behind. Ask for ganks.”
Ultimate Nasus Guide from a Nasus OTP - Patch 9.9 by TheNinjaRoid | Nasus Player
bocchicken says “Even after nerfs he can harass you early and negate your damage with his Q shield. Call jungler top early and kill him to stop his snowball and he will be useless. (Merc treads/Adaptivehelm core build)”
[9.7] Oh, literally an Urgot main. by bocchicken | Urgot Player
E61K says “I used to permanently ban this guy for well over 2 months until I found out a reliable way to deal with his annoying kit and perma slows. It's actually pretty simple. Go Doran's Shield + Second Wind and take Conqueror and Unflinching. You also have to go Ghost. After that rush Boots of Swiftness. Yes, Boots of Swiftness. This will, in combination with Unflinching, allow you to ignore such a large portion of his slows that it will allow you to catch up to him. If all of that fails you got Ghost as well. Phase Rush doesn't work against him because, believe it or not, he will legit be too tanky for you to kill because of all the armor he will have and the fat shield he gets from his Q every 2 seconds. Trust me, I've tried it. Overall simple when you keep those things in mind.”
SwiftOblivion says “Strengths: Range, Movement speed, Poke, Reliable shielding, AP. Weaknesses: Gets out-scaled. Can't match in late game split push. Little CC. If he ends up going for the standard Viktor top, as in going Iceborn Gauntlet first item, you essentially need to shut him down as early as possible and delay his 1st Hex-Core upgrade. This is when he is at his weakest because his Q shield is small, and it doesn’t give him movement speed yet. If you can do this, the matchup becomes much easier and all you need to do is wait for you item power spikes and he should pose little threat to you in your split push. Early game his Q does a decent chunk of damage and his shield comes up just as often as your Q, so it becomes difficult to outtrade him so don’t be afraid to take extended trades. Also, your W does cancel the stun on his Gravity field but does not redirect back towards him; it just delays the effect of the stun. If you stay in the field after you used Riposte, it will still stun you or drag you back in towards the center so leave asap.”
(9.5) Talent, Honor, and Discipline! Swift's Fiora Guide by SwiftOblivion | Fiora Player
Miracle Matter says “He beats you 1v1 early because his Q movement speed boost makes landing bombs unreliable. And then one of two things happen. Either: You get Tear+Lost Chapter and shove him in permanently, because it's now the same as a midlane Zilean vs. Viktor except he's not maxing E (so his waveclear is much worse than yours), or You don't shove, and just annihilate him instantly with no recourse any time your jungler (or any ally) steps near him. You just casually slow->stun->slow him and watch them kill him. Revive anyone he ever tries to touch. Speed yourself out of his ulti. Etc. In other words, facing top Viktor as Zilean is trading your fun in exchange for his LP. He makes the lane extremely annoying, and in exchange, you get to win the game -- but only if you play it well. Don't feed him free Q harass early. Farm safely until you have some mana to waveclear/fight back.”
[9.5] Toplane Splitpush Zilean (Diamond, 75% winrate) by Miracle Matter | Zilean Player
Saiyan02 says “In the toplane he isn´t as a big threat as in the midlane because he will have a harder time running away if you receive a jungle gank. Just don´t all in him because of his Stun and play passive this mathcup. Get Doran´s shield and go phase rush”
Everything you need to know about Xin Zhao by Saiyan02 | Xin Zhao Player
Saiyan02 says “Viktor is probalby one of the best to kite you down because if you E and try and all in him he will just stun you and after that Q and he might get a kill. Just don´t all in him what so ever. Ask for a jungle ganks and roam a lot this matchup”
Everything you need to know about Xin Zhao by Saiyan02 | Xin Zhao Player
moshy555 says “Anti Special Olympics scum”
Special Build by moshy555 | Fiora Player
ZaZhiMi says “Klepto Viktor will richer than U”
Urgotta be Rich Top Klepto by ZaZhiMi | Urgot Player
Zahkar00 says “Take Glacial. Same as you would deal with Ryze. Wait for misposition and punish.”
How to Taric Top 101 by Zahkar00 | Taric Player
Trixelkour says “Trades are beneficial if you take Grasp. Go for Adaptive or Rod of Ages to sustain better in lane. Get Spirit Visage and you can win in 1v1s. Trade consistently with Grasp procs and back off.”
Demon Birb of Zaun by Trixelkour | Swain Player
raelkuN says “-Can Poke you from a big distance -More Wave Control -Safer farming top laner”
Elise AD - Toplane by raelkuN | Elise Player
E61K says “It's hard to trade with Viktor early. But there are a lot of bad Viktor players out there. Viktor naturally struggles against champions with high mobility, such as Yasuo or Zed. He will try to play around his gravity field when you try to dash on him. Windwall blocks the first part of his Q, not the 2nd part though. It also limits his laser but it won't make it disappear. It will just stop at the wall. Look to trade at level 3 when he steps up too far. And stay away from the gravity field. Once you are stunned by it you will eat a full rotation of his abilities and you will probably get one shot if you don't have additional MR.”
Omega best says “He is a range top anyway, he counters you, he has a slow he does tons of damage and difficult to gank, you will need a jungler who puts alot of pressure top lane and aswell you that play safe, build mr and just farm and never, never rush him.”
Beartrand says “Pretty much any mage will zone the living hell out of you.”
Volibear Attack Speed Conqueror Top by Beartrand | Volibear Player
Zachlikespizza says “This guy is able to out trade you with his q, the shield shrugs off any damage you do and once he evolves it the movement speed will make him really hard to hit. Do your best to survive”
The Fallen Glory, Aatrox by Zachlikespizza | Aatrox Player
Demon Lord AC0 says “This asswipe is very annoying, and can deal serious damage once he gets a few items. On this matchup, rush Merc Treads and Hexdrinker onto Vamp Scepter and Zeal. Finish PD first, then Bork for sustain and chase. You can engage on him level 1 and 2 because his base armor is abysmal and he won't be able to retaliate. But be careful after that”
Rading says “Cancer. His poke and shields are so annoying. Build traps and hope he runs in, if he does, burn everything on him as you wont have the chance very often. He can farm behind his minions and easy counter your Q with his cage.”
ONE SHOT AP SHACO by Rading | Shaco Player
joelblack says “His laser is pretty easy to avoid, just don't be right in his face. Everything else is poo. Poke him down with Q and all in him when he's half health.”
[8.23] A Good Boi by joelblack | Gnar Player
Ashnard says “Viktor matchup can differ a lot based on lane, but I will focus on current top tank viktor meta. Your main window to bully him is before he finishes first augment. Let him push up and freeze lane as long as possible. He can't fight back at all during early levels, so try to zone him off wave entirely. He will become really hard to deal with once he has iceborn + aug and you wont be able to kill him until you have lv 13 and core build.”
[8.23] Aatrox lane matchup guide by Ashnard | Aatrox Player
RitoPLsnerfirelia says “A pussy champ that you can"t do anything about He will kill you so let that cannon go. Scale, build MR, then Dominate ”
Jax Top Domination 8.23 by RitoPLsnerfirelia | Jax Player
DERPFISHrejects says “Really Strong in general, he's going to pressure you and deny your CS. Play safe, try to get jg help.”
Atrix--The Terror on the Top Half (WIP) by DERPFISHrejects | Aatrox Player
Dacnomaniak says “Nothing you can really do against this cheese strat except play safe. Riot needs to nerf him.”
The One True Hero (S8 Poppy) by Dacnomaniak | Poppy Player
thedunkening111 says “Holy shit. This guy gets items even if you get ahead in the laning phase. Impossible to 1v1 later because of his effective HP and kiting. Get JG help to shut him down and win lane early. Take Aftershock so you can scale into a tanky initiator for your team.”
The1guy123 says “Very Hard Matchup. My ban preference”
Tankeon by The1guy123 | Pantheon Player
Thoir says “To win this match up you just need to land your E's skillshot and dodge Viktor's Death Ray (E).”
IN PROGRESS by Thoir | Irelia Player

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