Vex Wild Rift Guide: Breakdown of Builds, Runes, Combos, and Strategies

Author: Son Acton

Build Vex Wild Rift with spell-heavy gear to ensure you’re dealing enough damage every time you charge at an enemy. The correct way to play Vex is to poke whenever it has enough passive. Combo for best damage and detailed Vex review. Guide to build items, play, and use runes for Vex Wild Rift.

Vex Wild Rift

Vex Wild Rift

Patch 5.0a

Mage - Lane: mid

Damage: Magic

Power Spike

Difficulty

Damage

Toughness

Utility

CC

Mobility

Tier S
Win rate 52.09%
Pick rate 7.1%
Ban rate 10.0%
Vex Wild Rift Build
Vex: Wild Rift Build Guide

Vex's Item Build & Runes

Vex Wild Rift Build

(1) Vex runes Win 69.23% and Pick 82.31%

(2) Vex runes Mid with Win 53.92% and Pick 24.45%

Electrocute

Scorch

Cheap Shot

Eyeball Collector

TRANSCENDENCE

Build Vex Wild Rift with the highest win rate

  • Item Boots of Mana Boots of Mana
  • Item Luden's Echo Luden's Echo
  • Item Infinity Orb Infinity Orb
  • Item Rabadon's Deathcap Rabadon's Deathcap
  • Item Liandry's Torment Liandry's Torment
  • Item Morellonomicon Morellonomicon

Ultimate mage

  • Item  Luden's Echo Luden's Echo
  • Item  Awakened Soulstealer Awakened Soulstealer
  • Item  Protobelt Protobelt
  • Item  Rabadon's Deathcap Rabadon's Deathcap
  • Item  Morellonomicon Morellonomicon
  • Item  Oceanid's Trident Oceanid's Trident

Ambush mage

  • Item  Luden's Echo Luden's Echo
  • Item  Morellonomicon Morellonomicon
  • Item  Stasis Stasis
  • Item  Rabadon's Deathcap Rabadon's Deathcap
  • Item  Lich Bane Lich Bane
  • Item  Crown of the Shattered Queen Crown of the Shattered Queen

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Vex's Runes

With Runes (1) will make Vex strong when exchanging skills, increasing damage to destroy low health enemies, creating armor when in danger and providing skill recovery points. Suitable for teamfights.

With Runes (2) will make Vex stronger in the laning phase. Regularly trade damage with enemy champions.

I suggest you choose Runes (1). Because Vex's true power comes from his ultimate "Shadow Surge". Continually take down prey and heal after each successful kill.

Electrocute Electrocute makes it possible for Vex to trade and quickly deal damage to enemies.

Hunter - Vampirism Hunter - Vampirism: Vex's target is weak enemies that throw R and activate for a kill. So this gem will help Vex heal more to continue to use R to rush to the next target.

Nullifying Orb Nullifying Orb is a defensive rune that ensures Vex lasts longer in teamfights. Creates a shield when below 35% health. A vulnerable mage that takes a lot of damage won't be of any use.

Hunter - Genius Vex needs skill cooldown to comfortably unleash a set of moves. If you play in the allin direction and aim to destroy as many enemies as possible, this is the gem to choose.

Vex position

Mid

Vex's summoner spells

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Vex Build Breakdown

Luden's Echo Vex has many skills that deal massive damage. The combo often used is to rush at the champion with low health with "Shadow Surge". The passive of "Luden's Echo" deals 100 bonus magic damage to up to 3 targets. Very useful in teamfights, or when Vex ganking the bottom lane at the same time can deal multi-target damage. Another reason I recommend buying this item is Luden for 300 mana. It should be understood that Vex is a mage that deals damage based on skill spam, so mana and skill cooldown are required on every item Vex buys.

"Rabadon's Deathcap" is the second item. When having this equipment is also in the middle of the game Vex will often roam, gank the lanes. To ensure that each approach to the enemy has a large enough amount of damage to instantly kill the enemy. "Rabadon's Deathcap" increases magic power by 40%, which is not a small number.

Stasis The third item "Stasis" is very suitable for the combo ready to rush into the enemy team's encirclement. Avoid all damage and crowd control on a champion with low health and no gliding ability to escape dangerous situations.

The 4th item I recommend is "Void Staff" at this stage, the enemy team has equipped with magic resistance. With 45% magic penetration will ensure that Vex's damage is not reduced at all.

The next items can depending on the situation continue to increase magic resistance or heavy magic equipment for movement speed depending on you.

Liandry's Torment Build this item when the enemy team has many champions with high health. Helps Vex have extremely good damage that increases over time.

Vex ability 

Vex's skill order

VEX ABILITY ORDER

Let's max Q Q - Mistral Bolt first to have a good output damage to help clear minions as well as trade damage with enemies. Besides, "Mistral Bolt" has a cooldown and consumes much less mana than "Looming Darkness".

Vex's abilities

Doom 'n Gloom Doom 'n Gloom

Function: Passive ability that provides fear and damage opportunities.

Effect: Every 22 seconds, Vex becomes afflicted with Doom, causing her next basic ability to fear enemies for 0.75 seconds. Marks nearby dashing/blinking enemies with Gloom for 6 seconds, granting bonus damage and cooldown reduction on attack.

Usage: Time Doom's activation to maximize fear effectiveness. Prioritize attacking Gloomed enemies for extra damage and cooldown reduction.

Combo: Doom basic ability -> Attack Gloomed enemy

Advantages: Strong crowd control, good damage potential, cooldown reduction.

Disadvantages: Relies on passive cooldown, requires good timing and target selection.

Mistral Bolt Mistral Bolt

Function: Projectile that deals damage and consumes Gloom.

Effect: Launches a wave of mist that deals magic damage. Smaller, faster wave after a delay. Consumes Gloom on enemies hit, dealing additional damage. Can be used with Flash for extended range.

Usage: Poke enemies, wave clear, apply Gloom for bonus damage. Combine with Flash for surprise attacks.

Combo: Doom basic ability -> Mistral Bolt (consumes Gloom for extra damage)

Advantages: Good range, versatile tool for poke, damage, and Gloom application.

Disadvantages: Can be blocked by minions, requires aiming.

Personal Space! Personal Space!

Function: Shield and shockwave that deals damage and consumes Gloom.

Effect: Grants a shield and emits a shockwave that deals magic damage. Consumes Gloom on enemies hit, dealing additional damage. Useful for wave clear and protection.

Usage: Wave clear, engage/disengage, shield yourself. Combine with Gloom for extra damage.

Combo: Doom basic ability -> Personal Space (consumes Gloom for extra damage)

Advantages: Versatile tool for defense, offense, and wave clear.

Disadvantages: Short shield duration, predictable shockwave.

Looming Darkness Looming Darkness

Function: Shadow projectile that deals damage, slows, and applies Gloom.

Effect: Shadow flies to a location, dealing magic damage and slowing enemies. Applies Gloom on hit. Feared enemies move away from the center. Cast range affects area of effect.

Usage: Poke, zone control, set up ganks. Apply Gloom for bonus damage later. Use fear strategically for enemy movement control.

Combo: Looming Darkness -> Attack (consumes Gloom for extra damage)

Advantages: Long range poke, area-of-effect slow, fear manipulation.

Disadvantages: Long cast time, predictable trajectory.

Shadow Surge Shadow Surge

Function: Dash that marks and damages an enemy, resets cooldown on kill.

Effect: Shadow dashes forward, marking the first enemy champion hit for 4 seconds. Re-cast to dash to the marked champion, dealing bonus damage. Resets cooldown if marked champion dies within 6 seconds.

Usage: Engage, chase, execute low enemies. Use in conjunction with Doom for fear upon arrival.

Combo: Doom basic ability -> Shadow Surge (mark enemy) -> Re-cast Shadow Surge (fear and execute)

Advantages: High mobility, reset potential, good for engage and chasing.

Disadvantages: Long cooldown, requires precise aiming and timing.

How to play Vex

Early game:

Play safe at level 1 as Vex is pretty weak this time around, keep W - Personal Space! "This My Place" to be safe from jungle ganks. When starting up more levels, the damage done is also more. "Waves of Melancholy" is Vex's main poke tool, which is more energy efficient than using "Diffuse Sorrow". Use "Wave of Sorrow" so that you can both last hit minions and poke enemies.

Most mid laners have surfing skills. Let the enemy use it will activate Vex's passive and you can deal more damage to them.

Mid game:

Can look for ganks in the remaining lanes. Thanks to the ability to approach the enemy in the ultimate move 

Can look for ganks in the remaining lanes. Thanks to the ability to reach the enemy in the ultimate skill R - Shadow Surge. And use "Mistral Bolt" to hit as many targets as possible.

End game:

Peek from a distance in teamfights before plunging in with his ultimate.

Ignore the cooldown of "frustration" to maximize damage. Vex's main gameplay is to activate as much "sad" as possible to cooldown for "frustration".

Combo Vex:

Combo 1 allin:

R - Shadow Surge + Flash + R - Shadow Surge + W - Personal Space! + AA + E - Looming Darkness + Q - Mistral Bolt + AA

Combo 2:

E - Looming Darkness + Q - Mistral Bolt + R - Shadow Surge + R - Shadow Surge + W - Personal Space!

Combo 3:

Flash + W - Personal Space! + E - Looming Darkness + R - Shadow Surge + Q - Mistral Bolt + R - Shadow Surge + AA

Combo 4:

R - Shadow Surge + R - Shadow Surge + W - Personal Space! + E - Looming Darkness + Q - Mistral Bolt + AA

Combo 5:

E - Looming Darkness + R - Shadow Surge + Q - Mistral Bolt + AA + R - Shadow Surge + AA + W - Personal Space! + AA

Combo 6:

AA + E - Looming Darkness + AA + Q - Mistral Bolt + AA

Combo 7:

AA + W - Personal Space! + Q - Mistral Bolt + E - Looming Darkness + AA

Vex pros and cons

Pros

  • Skilled to slow down, panic.
  • Create armor.
  • Break the surf, counter hard the goods that like to fly and jump.
  • The damage done on cooldown is extremely high.

Cons

  • No skills to surf, run when approached.
  • Poor resistance, no healing skill.
  • The skill consumes a lot of energy.
  • Passive when the final show is on cooldown.

Conclusion

It can be seen that Vex Wild Rift is a mage that controls the mid lane, has a strong long-range attack. Possesses explosive skills that activate passively and slow in an area. Hopefully the Vex rune and how to build at Kicdo will help you master how to play this champion.

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