Here’s how to build the newest LoL champion Viego

Christian Vejvad • January 24, 00:45

The Ruined King Viego has made his entrance to League of Legends and is already popular in solo queue, but what is the best way to build him?

With Viego arriving in LoL, players are starting to find out how to build and play him in the most optimal way possible. As Viego isn’t available in professional play yet, there are many builds and a lot of different variants can work. To give an idea of his build path and general synergy with items, here’s one of the most successful ways to build the Ruined King so far. 

Blade of the Ruined King is essential on Viego

Viego wouldn’t be the real Ruined King without the item itself being viable on him. In fact, Blade of the Ruined King already seems like the core item for Viego and there is a good reason for that. 

So far in solo queue, players are rushing the Blade of the Ruined King and it seems like the right way to go so far. Usually champions want their Mythic item first but that’s not necessarily the case with Viego. Getting Blade of the Ruined King as fast as possible means that Viego can engage in skirmishes and do what he is best at, which is to slay enemies.

With Blade of the Ruined King, Viego deals a lot of percent health damage on auto attacks, since his own Blade of the Ruined King (Q) ability has the same effect. The item and ability synergize very well with each other and enable Viego to be an auto-attacking monster. 

Following up is his Mythic item, where many players are choosing the Trinity Force route so far. Other options might become more viable as players explore Viego further but for now, the Trinity Force stats and bonus-damage passive suit Viego very well. 

A save third-item choice for Viego will be the Collector. The item has been popular for many carry champions since the new item system hit since it provides great attack damage, critical strike, and lethality. These stats are perfect for any skirmish jungler and even gives Viego a small execution when enemy champions reach below 5% health. 

After the first three items, Viego is ready to go for some bruiser items to stay on top during the late game. In the Patch 11.2, Sterak’s Gage and Guardian Angel are great choices. Viego can also go for the Death’s Dance for even more damage and sustain. 

To enable all these items even more, Viego wants Conqueror as his keystone since he will be looking for as many skirmishes as possible. 

As Viego gets more time on the live server and enters professional play, his build and items are likely to change. 

Lunar Beast Viego

What role is Viego in LoL?

Viego is mainly suited for the jungle role but has already seen play in both top and mid lane. The skirmish-heavy champion will likely continue to be most popular in the jungle, but it isn’t unthinkable that players will succeed with him in solo lanes as well. For pro play, fans might also see Viego as a strong flex pick when he becomes available in the big leagues around the world. 

What does Viego cost in LoL?

As the newest champion in League of Legends, Viego is released at a price of 7800 Blue Essence or 975 Riot Points. After Viego has been available for some time, his price will be reduced to 6300 Blue Essence but his RP price won’t change. Viego was also released with a Lunar Beast skin, which can be purchased for 1350 RP in the LoL shop. 

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