Vex Build Guide for Wild Rift

Build Vex with confidence with the help of WildRiftFire's build guides. Whether you are completely new to Vex or looking to refine your playstyle, we will help you take your Wild Rift game to the next level. Learn Vex's abilities in detail, the best items to build, which skills to level first, and more. Vex is ranked Tier S+ (Mid Lane) in our Champion Tier List
Vex
Vex Mid Lane The Gloomist
Patch 3.5a
Recommended Role Mid Lane

Vex's Item Build

Starting Item
Amplifying Tome
Amplifying Tome
Core Items
Luden's Echo
Luden's Echo
Rabadon's Deathcap
Rabadon's Deathcap
Void Staff
Void Staff
Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Stasis
Stasis
Final Build
Luden's Echo
Luden's Echo
Rabadon's Deathcap
Rabadon's Deathcap
Void Staff
Void Staff
Horizon Focus
Horizon Focus
Infinity Orb
Infinity Orb
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Stasis
Stasis

Vex's Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Flash
Flash
Ignite
Ignite
Runes
Electrocute
Electrocute
Giant Slayer
Giant Slayer
Nullifying Orb
Nullifying Orb
Hunter - Genius
Hunter - Genius

Vex's Skill Order

Doom 'n Gloom Doom 'n Gloom (Passive)
Mistral Bolt
  • Mistral Bolt
Personal Space
  • Personal Space
Looming Darkness
  • Looming Darkness
Shadow Surge
  • Shadow Surge
Quick Skill Order
Mistral Bolt
Personal Space
Looming Darkness

How to play Vex


Vex is an AP control mage that can turn into an assassin when hitting her ultimate Shadow Surge. She is a mid-lane champion that uses her abilities to fear, wave clear, and burst the enemies. Vex excels at dealing single-target damage with her abilities, especially when fearing enemy champions with Doom n' Gloom. Vex is an excellent counter to assassins; when you have your fear up, and enemies look to jump in, use your Personal Space to gain a shield and fear enemies around you.

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Vex's Abilities


Doom n' Gloom (Passive)

Every few seconds, Vex becomes afflicted with Doom, causing her next basic ability to interrupt dashes and Fear enemies for under a second. You can see when your fear is up and available by looking under your mana bar; a red bar will fill up over time.

Also, whenever a nearby enemy dashes or blinks, Vex marks them with Gloom for a few seconds. Vex's next attack against a Gloomed enemy deals additional magic damage and reduces the cooldown of this ability. Shadow Surge is the only ability that does not fear.

Mistral Bolt (1)

Vex launches a wave of mist that deals magic damage. After a delay, the wave becomes smaller and faster. This ability also consumes Gloom on enemies hit, dealing additional damage if the enemies are marked. You can also use Mistral Bolt with Flash to extend the range and surprise the enemy.

Personal Space (2)

Vex gains a shield for a few seconds and emits a shockwave that deals magic damage. This ability also consumes Gloom on enemies hit, dealing additional damage if the enemies are marked.

Personal Space is your primary ability when wave clearing mid and killing minions at range when playing safe.

Looming Darkness (3)

Vex commands Shadow to fly to a location. Upon arriving, it deals magic damage and slows for a few seconds. This ability applies Gloom to enemies; this is one of the main reasons why you want to use this ability to poke enemy champions in the landing phase so you can auto-attack afterwards to deal additional magic damage.

Enemies feared by this ability move away from the centre rather than from Vex, so when using this ability, make sure the centre of the ability is behind the enemy, so they get feared towards you, which makes it easier to auto attack and land other abilities.

When using Looming Darkness, the size of the affected area increases the further vex casts this from herself but the longer the cast time will be.

Shadow Surge (Ultimate)

Vex launches her Shadow, dealing magic damage and marking the first enemy champion hit for a few seconds. This ability will go through minions, towers and major objectives (Dragon and Baron). Vex can recast the ability to dash to the marked champion dealing more magic damage on arrival.

If the marked champion dies within a few seconds of taking damage from Shadow Surge, its cooldown is temporarily reset. The best ability to use with Shadow Surge is Personal Space. When you arrive at the enemy, you can get a massive area of effect fear.

Vex Build Breakdown


Luden's Echo
Rabadon's Deathcap
Void Staff
Horizon Focus
Infinity Orb
Ionian Boots of Lucidity - Stasis

Vex does excellent with most ability power items. Her primary source of damage is from all her abilities. Getting Luden's Echo first is essential for the extra mana, ability haste, and ability power. Luden's Echo also works well when clearing minion waves because of its passive. After building Luden's Echo, Vex can build more items that give her ability power, like Rabadon's Deathcap and Void Staff, since she has multiple abilities to keep her safe.


With runes, we have the following:

Electrocute

Electrocute is an excellent way for Vex to deal extra damage when hitting her abilities, especially when you fear the enemy champion you can quickly auto-attack after.

Giant Slayer

One thing Ability Power mages struggle against is bruisers and tanks that like to build a lot of health and magic resist. Giant Slayer helps you deal more damage vs champions that are building health.

Nullifying Orb

Nullifying Orb is a great rune that gives Vex a shield that absorbs incoming damage when she drops low on health. This will help you survive that little bit longer so you can escape to safety or go in for the killing blow.

Hunter - Genius

Vex will always be involved in team fights, and she will get a lot of takedowns. After every unique takedown, Vex gets Ability Haste to use her abilities more often.

Flash
Ignite

For summoner spells, Flash is a must on Vex. It's an excellent spell for getting out of tricky situations and when you're trying to kill enemies. You can also combo Flash with Mistral Bolt to increase the distance and surprise the enemies! Ignite is also a powerful spell for Vex since she can use it when she hits an ability and fears an enemy to deal a bit extra damage.

Early Game


In the early game, Vex does well at clearing minion waves with her Mistral Bolt, especially after you get Luden's Echo. When she has cleared the minion wave, and her minions are pushed under the enemy tower, she can use this free time to roam around the map to try and get an advantage elsewhere on the map. In the laning phase, you always want to keep an eye on your fear bar. When it is full, look to use your Looming Darkness to fear the enemy towards you and then you can auto-attack and use other abilities to deal a lot of burst damage.

Late Game


Vex is a very versatile champion in the late game because she can fill multiple roles. She can sit in bushes and catch enemies off guard with her fear and combo that with other abilities to deal a lot of damage, or she can group with her team and look to use her ultimate to jump onto the enemy backline and one-shot the enemy carries.

Conclusion


Overall Vex is a champion that relies a lot on timing your abilities at the right time. Whether it's using the right ability when her fear is up, or finding the right target with her ultimate Shadow Surge.


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