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[2.3] [Challenger] Advanced Vayne Guide

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[Challenger] Advanced Vayne Guide

An advanced Vayne guide from a Challenger player. Learn micro, macro and mechanical outplays.

Vayne Build

Best Build Guide for Vayne

Starting Items
Long Sword
First purchases
Vampiric Scepter
Recurve Bow
Boots of Speed
Blade of the Ruined King
Gluttonous Greaves
casual
Blade of the Ruined King
Quicksilver Enchant
Phantom Dancer
Infinity Edge
Death's Dance
Guardian Angel
vs tanks
Blade of the Ruined King
Quicksilver Enchant
Phantom Dancer
Infinity Edge
Mortal Reminder
Guardian Angel
vs assassins
Blade of the Ruined King
Stasis Enchant
Guardian Angel
Phantom Dancer
Infinity Edge
Death's Dance
flex items
Maw of Malmortius
Frozen Mallet
Rapid Firecannon
Bloodthirster

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

Starter Items

  • Long SwordLong Sword is the best because the other options are terrible and don't build into your first item

First Purchases

Casual Build

  • Blade of the Ruined KingBlade of the Ruined King is the best item in the game for Vayne. Grants her attack speed, life steal, attack damage and ability to chase down opponents after landing three attacks. Also super effective against high health targets.
  • Quicksilver EnchantQuicksilver Enchant is necessary to cleanse potential CC. As Vayne doesn't have a lot of mobility in her kit she is dependant on being able to move around at all times
  • Phantom DancerPhantom Dancer is a great third item purchase as it grants you a 240-590 health shield alongside additional attack speed to proc your [vayne:w] even faster
  • Infinity EdgeInfinity Edge is built just because you have a Phantom DancerPhantom Dancer and crit chance, so why not build it for additional shredding damage?
  • Death's DanceDeath's Dance as the final life steal item. Mainly used for the bleed effect, meaning it will be much harder to one shot you. As an alternative you can also go for BloodthirsterBloodthirster if the enemy team doesn't have a low of burst or if you get ahead.
  • Guardian AngelGuardian Angel is very good as it keeps you alive in fights if you get popped and also grants you a good amount of armour and ad

Vs Tanks

Vs Assassins

  • Against assassins you just rush [statis enchant] and Guardian AngelGuardian Angel to be able to dodge as much burst as possible to stay alive.

Flexible Items

Vayne Runes

Best Runes for Vayne

Keystone
Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
Domination
Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm
Resolve
Adaptive Carapace
Adaptive Carapace
Inspiration
Hunter Genius
Hunter Genius
Fleet Flootwork to survive until mid/late game.
Gathering Storm because Vayne is a scaling champion
Spirit Walker to get extra hp at start ofgame
Hunter Genius to use Q more often for dodging.

Can replace Hunter Genius with Sweet Tooth.

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

Night Hunter
Night Hunter - Passive
Tumble
Tumble
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Silver Bolts
Silver Bolts
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Condemn
Condemn
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Final Hour
Final Hour
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Flash
Always take flash
Heal
Default rune if enemy team doesn't have a lot of assssins or burst damage.
Exhaust
Taken if the enemy team has many fighters (Yasuo, Jax, Lee Sin, Camille, etc)
Barrier
Used against super powerful bot lane synergies with high burst. E.g. Lux+Seraphine or Blitzcrank+Malphite

Vayne Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Ashe
Easy
Ashe
Jhin
Easy
Jhin
Miss Fortune
Easy
Miss Fortune
Ezreal
Hard
Ezreal
Kai'sa
Hard
Kai'sa
Jinx
Skill
Jinx
Varus
Skill
Varus
Vayne
Skill
Vayne

You have a lot more damage then her and should be able to kill her with a few auto attacks. Be wary of her Enchanted Crystal ArrowEnchanted Crystal Arrow as she can use it to throw you off guard in the middle of a fight. 

Vayne

Farming

Last hitting minions is massively important to gaining an advantage over your lane opponent. Being up by just 30 cs is nearly equivalent gold-wise to being up two kills. This kind of advantage directly translates to your ability to snowball the lane, and ultimately the game. You should be farming as much as possible, but sometimes it might not be that way. If that's the case, you have to have patience until late game.

Generally speaking, you are playing the weakest ad carry in the early phases. Here are a few tips to win the early game;

  • Only last hit. Never push the lane. Only push your lane if the enemy ad carry is missing.
  • Don't take extensive trades. If the enemy team engages on you, disengage. Do not try to fight back.
    • If you play with e.g. Braum/Alistar then you can take short trades when your support engages. But ONLY SHORT ONES!
  • Keep your distance against strong early game champions (Jhin's 4th Shot - Draven - Miss Fortune's AA+Q+AA)
  • Be passive, but don't be a coward. If you got two kills and feel strong then feel free to engage on the enemy. Use AA+Q+AA to proc your Silver BoltsSilver Bolts and either continue or back off.
  • If you lose your lane very hard (0/6), then don't be afraid to ask for a swap with top. If the enemy has a immobile top laner like Garen, you will have a much easier time fighting him even if he is fed as you can push him back and jump away.
Vayne

Synergies & Tips

Good Synergies

  • Alistar: Can engage with HeadbuttHeadbutt + PulverizePulverize and follow the knock-ups with a stun from TrampleTrample . This gives you enough time to kill or bring the enemy target to very low health
  • Blitzcrank: If he lands a good hook, you will kill the target. He can follow it up with a stun from Power FistPower Fist and silence from Static FieldStatic Field on top of your ultimate.
  • Braum: When Braum uses Winter's BiteWinter's Bite he puts one stack on the enemy. Your Silver BoltsSilver Bolts requires three attacks. If you manage to proc Braum's stun it is more or less and instant death. Plus he can also shield you from potential engages with his UnbreakableUnbreakable and Glacial FissureGlacial Fissure .
  • Soraka: While Soraka isn't an aggressive support, she is the strongest healers in the game which allows you to jump into battles as long as she is following you.
  • Nami: Super powerful combination with your CondemnCondemn . If she hits the enemy with Aqua PrisonAqua Prison or Tidal WaveTidal Wave you can easily follow that up with your condemn. Vice-versa also works. Plus she heals and empowers three attacks which is perfect for Silver BoltsSilver Bolts

Bad Synergies

  • Sona: Doesn't do much. She can heal and deal a little damage until level 5. After 5 she just gains a short stun which doesn't do much unless you manage to follow it up. But chances are that the enemy will flash or run to avoid your stun.
  • Janna: While she has a very strong shield, it sadly isn't enough. If the enemy team decides to fully engage on you, there's very little Janna can do apart from throw a shield on you and try to land a tornado. She has a very good disengage with her MonsoonMonsoon but it is only useful against a powerful engagers like Malphite or Camille.

Basic Combos

Vayne

How to play the game


Early Phase (Laning)
Play very safe the first 6 minutes of the game. If your support or jungler engages, you can follow it up if you think you can kill the enemies.

Only last hit and do not push! This means the enemies will push into you, so you can farm under turret which in turn lets your jungler gank your lane. If the enemies are missing, push in the lane into turret and get turret platings before recalling.
Goals:
1. Don't die
2. Gain gold advantage
3. Play safe and freeze the lane


Middle Phase (Roaming)After you reach level 5, you are stronger than most ad carries if you didn't die. You should have 1-2 full items at this point which should let you solo kill the enemy support, top laner and ad carry unless they are very fed.

Play around objectives at this point. If you destroyed the bot lane turret, roam to mid or top and help them push it in. If the enemy ad carry stays bot, you can return once they have pushed in the lane.

Contest dragon if you can, and if your support follows you then feel free to invade the enemy jungle and steal the camps once you pushed the lane.
Goals:
1. Participate in fights (Do not engage first unless on solo target)
2. Focus on objectives rather than kills
3. Invade the enemy jungle & clear camps
Late Phase (Team Fighting)Vayne is at her strongest during the late phase. If you haven't ended the game by now, think of what you can do to end it. Take baron, secure dragon or group up and siege a lane.

At this point you should be able to 1vs1 or 1vs2 anyone in the game. Position yourself correctly in team fights so you are at the heart or back of your team. Do not try to 1vs5 and engage on the enemy team solo as this will lose you the game. Farm up, punish those who overextend and play with your team.
Goals:
1. End the game
Comments
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BigMona2001
10 months ago
The guides are more and more complete and exhaustive, I am really very happy 😲
Salt
1 year ago
Another combo is AA+Q+AA+E, fastest way to proc silver bolts.
SilverNova
1 year ago
AA+Q+AA already procs silver bots. The E is useless, and I didn't think involving an auto attack reset would be a worthy mention since it is pretty basic.