Want to know how you can play Vex in League of Legends?
League of Legends is rapidly expanding its champion lineup despite already having hundreds of playable characters in the Rift. This is good news for long-time players who want to see new faces in the game.
With every new champion release, League of Legends’ devs seems to bring something new and interesting to the table.
However, some champions simply spark more interest than others.
One good example would be Vex, a new Yordle champion that was recently launched in the Summoner’s Rift.
Vex came from the family of Yordle, a race of spirits who take the appearance of mammalian bipeds. They mostly thrive in a mystical place called Bandle Cty, though some have ventured out and lived around Runeterra.
In this guide, we will show you how to play Vex in League of Legends.
Vex uses an ultimate similar to Kaisa’s, which allows her to dive instantly into the middle of the battle. Unlike Kaisa, however, Vex is also equipped with crowd-control tools to follow up her swift engages.
Doom ‘n Gloom (Passive)
PASSIVE (DOOM) – Occasionally, Vex gains Doom, empowering her next basic ability to knock down affected opponents and cause them to flee from her for up to 1.5 seconds. During the duration, they are also slowed by 60% – 99% depending on their distance from Vex.
If Looming Darkness triggers Doom, all targets will flee from its epicenter instead. Doom’s cooldown resets when Vex respawns.
INNATE (GLOOM) – Close enemy champions and monsters that dahs or blink, as well as those affected by Looming Darkness, will be marked with Gloom for 6 seconds. Vex’s next basic attack, Mistral Bolt, or Personal Space against a marked target, will trigger Gloom.
Vex’s basic attacks against marked targets are non-projectile.
Mistral Bolt (Q)
ACTIVE – Vex releases a wave of mist in the target direction, dealing magic damage to enemies hit. After traveling 500 units, the wave accelerates but has reduced width.
Personal Space (W)
ACTIVE – Vex emits a shockwave around her before the cast time, giving her a hybrid shield for 2.5 seconds, and deals magic damage to surrounding opponents.
Looming Darkness (E)
ACTIVE – Vex sends Shadow to the target location, generating a blast that deals magic damage and slows enemies for 2 seconds. The blast radius also increases depending on the cast distance.
Shadow Surge (R)
ACTIVE – Vex sends Shadow in the target direction, granting sight of the area along its path for 0.4 seconds each and deals magic damage to enemies hit.
The Shadow stops upon colliding with an enemy champion, marking them for 4 seconds and revealing them for the duration. Shadow Surge can be recast while the enemy champion is marked.
RECAST – Vex dashes towards the marked target with displacement immunity. Upon arrival, the mark is consumed to deal magic damage. If the market enemy dies within the 6 seconds after being hit by Shadow Surge, Vex can cast recast Shadow Surge at no additional cost.
Depending on who you’re up against, the laning phase for Vex can go two ways. When you’re playing against a long-ranged champion, you’ll be likely pushed in since Vex doesn’t have the range to keep up and her passive is not as effective.
When playing against short-ranged champions, you can take advantage of your Mistral Bolt (Q) to poke your enemy whenever they walk up to last hit minions. If you have your jungler close, you can use Looming Darkness (E) to slow your opponents, followed by Mistral Bolt (Q) to initiate a gank.
If you successfully land this combo, your jungler merely has to clean up in the end to secure the kill.
Unfortunately, Vex only relies on her Personal Space (W) for escape. With this, we recommend that you save it in case the enemy jungler tries to counter gank or dive you. Using Personal Space (W), you’ll be able to fear them and deal some damage as you disengage.
Once you’ve built your Luden’s Tempest and another core item, Vex will be capable of dealing some decent damage.
During this time, you should be looking to jump into a couple of fights.
When fighting against the enemy team, you should always stay on the outside before jumping in to find the perfect target for your Shadow Surge (R).
Vex’s ultimate has insane range, so you can force some plays even when the target champion is further away from the fight. This also makes it easier for you to target marksman carries and make the clash easier for your team.
When playing Vex, be careful not to overextend and only go for fights that you have a clear advantage. Despite having great damage potential, keep in mind that you’re not a tank and can be easily burst down.
- +10% Attack Speed
- +9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
- +8 Magic Resist
That ends our guide on how to play Vex in League of Legends. For your questions and other concerns, please leave a comment below, and we’ll do our best to answer them.