by Po3stell3d

[5.0] [In-Depth] Semi-Tank Vi Guide

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Patch 5.0
March 23, 2024 17:39
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[In-Depth] Semi-Tank Vi Guide

An updated SEMI-TANK Vi Build with the new items. This guide is to help players rank up with Vi with these tips and tricks. This SEMI-TANK build uses the new and updated items.

Pros

  • Very tanky
  • Does decent damage
  • Allows you to survive teamfights more often
  • Good in high-elo

Cons

  • Relies on Vault Breaker for mobility
  • Very costly build
  • Falls behind late game

Vi Build

Best Build Guide for Vi

Starting Items
Long Sword
Core Items
Divine Sunderer
Trinity Force
Black Cleaver
Amaranth Twinguard
Boots
Plated Steelcaps
Mercury's Treads
Against AD Heavy Champions
Thornmail
Guardian Angel
Randuin's Omen
Frozen Heart
Death's Dance
Against AP Heavy Champions
Spirit Visage
Force of Nature
Guardian Angel
Full Build Example
Trinity Force
Sterak's Gage
Amaranth Twinguard
Spirit Visage
Death's Dance
Gargoyle Enchant

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

STARTING ITEMS:

  • Long SwordLong Sword will be your starting item as it allows you to hit harder and deal more damage to jungle camps in early game. This item is also useful to build up to your first core item: Divine SundererDivine Sunderer .

Why Divine SundererDivine Sunderer over Trinity ForceTrinity Force ?

Why should I build Black CleaverBlack Cleaver after Divine SundererDivine Sunderer ?

  • To put it simply, Black CleaverBlack Cleaver allows you and your teammates to shred off tanks because of it's passive; Sunder. For every hit, you reduce the enemy's armor by 4% stacking up to 6 times, up to 24%. This is good for ViVi because his passive (20% armor reduction) stacks with Black CleaverBlack Cleaver 's passive. Here's an example:

    Let's say that MalphiteMalphite has 300 armor. If you hit him 6 times, his armor will be reduced by 24% and will drop down to 228 armor. Combine it with your passive Denting BlowsDenting Blows and that 228 armor will drop down to 182 armor, which is a 39% armor reduction in total.

    "Wait, 39% armor reduction? Isn't it supposed to be 44%"
    - Some stats in Wild Rift are multiplicative, not additive. When it comes to %damage reduction or %damage increase, it's multiplicative. Ability haste on the other hand, is additive.

OTHER CORE ITEMS:

  • Sterak's GageSterak's Gage will be your second item as it gives you health and +50% base damage. It's passive will help you against burst champs and keep you alive in teamfights.
  • Trinity ForceTrinity Force is great if you aren't facing tanky or burst heavy teams. It has the same sheen passive but Trinity ForceTrinity Force won't heal you. This item also has PhagePhage as its component, making it easier to chase enemies. This item is a great alternative to Divine SundererDivine Sunderer .

OTHER ITEMS:

  • Guardian AngelGuardian Angel gives you armor and attack damage which is very useful.  This item is also good if you somehow die a lot and make a lot of mistakes. 
  • ThornmailThornmail , Randuin's OmenRanduin's Omen , Death's DanceDeath's Dance or Frozen HeartFrozen Heart can be useful against AD Heavy matchups. It's also useful when the enemy ADC is ahead and if you die a lot to AD champs, or when the enemy assassin is fed.
  • Spirit VisageSpirit Visage and Force of NatureForce of Nature can be used against AP champs like Evelynn or Orianna. These are the only magic resist items I buy considering the fact that Abyssal MaskAbyssal Mask doesn't benefit ViVi at all besides the magic resist and ability haste. Spirit VisageSpirit Visage boosts healing and shielding while Force of NatureForce of Nature acts as a statcheck against AP damage.
  • Wit's EndWit's End is another great magic resist item for ViVi . It gives attack speed and healing when you're low which ViVi needs, and the magic resists is also helpful.
  • Amaranth TwinguardAmaranth Twinguard is a must for ViVi whether you're fighting against AD or AP heavy team comps. It increases both your armor and magic resist and it's passive increases your armor, magic resist and tenacity even further.

BOOTS & ENCHANTMENTS:

Vi Runes

Best Runes for Vi

Keystone
Conqueror
Conqueror
Domination
Triumph
Triumph
Resolve
Hunter Titan
Hunter Titan
Inspiration
Pathfinder
Pathfinder

This is a standard build for Junglers used in high-elo. Hunter TitanHunter Titan will help you handle CC more and give you extra health for every unique takedown. PathfinderPathfinder will help you travel around jungle lanes faster. TriumphTriumph will help you execute low HP enemies and allow you to heal after every kill or assist.

Keystone
Electrocute
Electrocute
Domination
Triumph
Triumph
Resolve
Bone Plating
Bone Plating
Inspiration
Hunter Genius
Hunter Genius

This is the Assassin rune set. Try at your own risk since your damage falls off harder and you are much squishier with this. 

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

Denting Blows
Denting Blows - Passive
Vault Breaker
Vault Breaker
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Blast Shield
Blast Shield
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Excessive Force
Excessive Force
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Assault And Battery
Assault And Battery
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Smite
Vi is a jungler after all.
Flash
Always mandatory.

Combos

Learn how to maximize the champions potential

Vault Breaker
1st
Auto Attack
AA
Excessive Force
3rd
Auto Attack
AA
Assault And Battery
Ult
Excessive Force
3rd
Blast Shield
2nd

This is your basic Vi skill combo. 

Vault Breaker
1st
Flash
Flash
Auto Attack
AA
Excessive Force
3rd
Assault And Battery
Ult
Auto Attack
AA
Excessive Force
3rd

This combo is very effective against unsuspecting opponents. Usually, I do this combo against squishy champions like ADCs.

Vault Breaker
1st
Auto Attack
AA
Excessive Force
3rd
Auto Attack
AA
Auto Attack
AA
Excessive Force
3rd

Your usual trading pattern in Jungle. This is also good for clearing minion waves. 

Vi Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Master Yi
Easy
Master Yi
Malphite
Easy
Malphite
Jarvan Iv
Easy
Jarvan Iv
Dr. Mundo
Easy
Dr. Mundo
Gragas
Easy
Gragas
Amumu
Easy
Amumu
Nasus
Easy
Nasus
Pantheon
Medium
Pantheon
Tryndamere
Medium
Tryndamere
Camille
Medium
Camille
Evelynn
Medium
Evelynn
Jax
Medium
Jax
Graves
Hard
Graves
Lee Sin
Hard
Lee Sin
Olaf
Hard
Olaf
Teemo
Hard
Teemo
Rammus
Hard
Rammus
Vi
Skill
Vi
Xin Zhao
Skill
Xin Zhao
Shyvana
Skill
Shyvana
Wukong
Skill
Wukong
Diana
Skill
Diana

Master YiMaster Yi is an auto-attack based champion like ViVi . However, his power spike starts at 3 items, while your power spike is only at one item. He also has no way to deal with hard CC. 

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Pros and Cons

Pros:                                                                                                                                                          

1. Very good pick potential                                                                                                    
2. Great CC                                                                                                                                
3. Good objective control (taking down turrets, etc.)                                                  
4. Very consistent                                                                                                                    
5. Good in high elo                                                                                                                  

Cons:
1. Relies on her  Vault BreakerVault Breaker  to engage and escape
2. The CC on her  Assault And BatteryAssault And Battery  is only single target
3. Can easily be baited because of her ult
4. Less effective in late game (unless it's lethality build which makes her squishy)
5. Once she falls behind early, it's hard to make a come back

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Favorite Matchups

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Jungle Pathing

Scuttle Clear

  • This is the clear I mostly use and it always works for most junglers I play, especially ViVi . It's the most consistent and safest clear to get the scuttle crab while having both buffs at the same time! Basically it goes like this: Red Brambleback ----------> Raptrors ----------> Blue Sentinel ----------> Scuttle Crab. Keep in mind that Scuttle Crab spawns at exactly 1:25 of the game.

Full Clear

  • Full Clear is very good for ViVi as it gets her to lvl 5 very quickly. The downside however, is that you don't have as much influence if you go full clear compared to the scuttle clear. You are also prone into being invaded and/or getting killed. You also won't be able to take the scuttle crab meaning there's less vision for your team. I would only recommend this pathing if you want to win against OlafOlaf or GravesGraves , two of your hardest matchups.

Challenging Smite (Red Smite) or Chilling Smite (Blue Smite)?

  • If you're more of a ganking jungler, then Chilling Smite is better for you. If you like to duel other junglers, it's best to go for Challenging Smite.
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Po3stell3d
2 years ago
Updated for Rammus.