Viego Wild Rift Build & Guide

Viego Wild Rift

S Tier

Class: Fighter

Best Viego Wild Rift build guide for Season 11 Patch 5.0 of WR. With our Viego guide you will learn which items to build, runes to select, skill order, who counters Viego, and how to use abilities properly.

Recommended Builds

Starting Item Long Sword
Boots Gluttonous Greaves Stasis Enchant
Core Items Blade of the Ruined King Trinity Force Sterak’s Gage
Complete Build Blade of the Ruined King Trinity Force Stasis Enchant Sterak’s Gage Death’s Dance Guardian Angel
Coup de Grace
Legend: Alacrity
Bone Plating
Starting Item Long Sword
Boots Mercury’s Treads Quicksilver Enchant
Core Items Blade of the Ruined King Trinity Force Maw of Malmortius
Complete Build Blade of the Ruined King Trinity Force Quicksilver Enchant Maw of Malmortius Death’s Dance Wit’s End
Giant Slayer
Legend: Alacrity
Nullifying Orb

Viego Wild Rift Build Recommendation

Here are Item Build Recommendations that works on this champion and which are the best build for Viego Wild Rift in this patch.

The Ruined King

Blade of the Ruined King Trinity Force Stasis Enchant Sterak’s Gage Death’s Dance Guardian Angel

This Viego Wild Rift Build is his standard Jungle Lane Build, designed to eliminate jungle camps and enemy champions as quickly as possible while having good survivability thanks to the Omnivamp and Physical Vamp. Viego is equipped with many items to survive, such as Blade of the Ruined King, Death’s Dance, Sterak’s Gage, Guardian Angel, and Gluttonous Greaves with a Stasis Enchant. Additionally, the additional movement speed from Trinity Force is also great, as it can help chase and position better when fighting or dueling a champion.

King of Ruin

Blade of the Ruined King Trinity Force Quicksilver Enchant Maw of Malmortius Death’s Dance Wit’s End

This alternative Viego Wild Rift Build provides more survivability when fighting against a mage-heavy team composition. Maw of Malmortius is used in this build as it provides a magic shield. Additionally, not only does Wit’s End provide a magic resistance, but it can also help Viego regain health through its life-steal mechanic, which is also great at surviving a burst attack. Moreover, the on-hit effects of this item are also beneficial to Viego, as he primarily deals with on-hit effect damage to enemies.

Runes for Viego in Wild Rift

For Viego Wild Rift, Conqueror is the most optimal Keystone rune for him across all the builds. The attack and magic damage it provides are essential to him to deal more damage and heal due to its Omnivamp. Triumph for more survivability and snowballing when taking down enemies, as it also heals Viego after a takedown. Coup de Grace to help execute enemies that are low health, perfect for bursting a champion instantaneously. Additionally, you can swap Giant Slayer for Coup de Grace if you’re facing a tank jungle or lane champion, as it also provides bonus damage against champions with higher base HP. Legend: Alacrity for more attack speed, essential for a normal attack or on-hit champion like Viego. Bone Plating for more general survivability, while Nullifying Orb is great against mage champions.


In our Viego Wild Rift Guide, here are the best champion spells that you can equip on him.

Wild Rift Flash

Flash is a must-have summoner spell, especially for a jungle champion like Viego. This spell can help him engage or initiate a team fight while also escaping sticky situations when things do not go as planned.

Smite WR

Smite is also a must-have for Viego, as he is a jungle lane champion. This spell can help him clear jungle camps quickly while also being able to steal the Baron or Dragon.

Skill Order


Viego can start by first taking her Q ability, Blade of the Ruined King. It is essential for him as it can help clear jungle camps quickly because of its low cooldown and no mana or energy cost. Then, he can take his W ability, Spectral Maw, to help stun jungle mobs for better clearing time. This ability can also help execute enemies for ganking, as he can initiate a fight. Then, he can take his E ability, Harrowed Path, for more effective ganks, as it makes him camouflaged when entering a lane. Last but not least, Viego can now take his ultimate Heartbreaker. Viego will be more potent to fight against when he has his ultimate, as it can deal devastating damage after executing his combo, making this ultimate a finishing move at taking down his opponents.


Infernal Chains

Enemies who fall before Viego become wraiths. By attacking a wraith, Viego temporarily seizes control of the dead enemy’s body, healing for a percentage of his target’s max health and gaining access to their basic abilities and items. He replaces their Ultimate with a free cast of his own.

Infernal Chains

Viego’s spectral blade passively deals a bonus percent current Health damage On-Hit and strikes twice vs. enemies he recently hit with an Ability, stealing Health. Viego can activate this Ability to thrust his zweihander forward, impaling enemies in front of him.

Infernal Chains

Viego charges up before dashing forward, releasing a ball of concentrated Black Mist that stuns the first enemy hit.

Infernal Chains

Viego commands the Black Mist to haunt and surround a piece of terrain. Viego can hide in the Mist as a wraith, gaining camouflage, Move Speed, and Attack Speed.

Infernal Chains

Viego teleports to a nearby location and executes an enemy champion on arrival, piercing their heart and causing a destructive shockwave around them that knocks away their allies.

Abilities Analysis

Passive | Sovereign’s Dominion

Whenever Viego scores a takedown, he will have a chance to take over the corpse of his enemies. He will then gain the said enemy’s abilities, basic attacks, and items, like controlling a new champion except for their ultimate. It can help Viego to snowball and fight for more after taking down an enemy, as he can also heal after inheriting the champion’s corpse, which makes him a great champion at teamfights.

Viego Passive WR

Q | Blade of the Ruined King

Viego uses the Blade of the Ruined King to stab forward, dealing physical damage to all enemies hit. As a jungle champion, this ability is essential to clear the jungle camps quickly, especially when it has no mana or energy cost like any other jungle champion.

Viego Q WR

W | Spectral Maw

Viego will dash in a direction while stunning an enemy hit by its projectile. Viego can effectively gank a lane or execute a fleeing champion when you time this ability right. He can also use this in jungle camps, so remember it when you need to clear a jungle camp as much as possible. Additionally, you can cast and hold this inside his E ability, Harrowed Path, to be camouflaged while channeling, making it harder for enemies to escape as you land your Spectral Maw more effectively.

Viego W WR

E | Harrowed Path

Viego sends out a specter in the target direction that creates a mist trail, which also envelopes the whole terrain that was hit by this ability. Viego will also be camouflaged inside this mist while gaining additional movement speed. This ability is also great, especially for executing a gank, as it can catch the enemies off-guard. He can also combo this with his other abilities to make the gank more potent and leave no room for the enemy to escape.

Viego E WR

R | Heartbreaker

Viego blinks in the target direction, dealing physical damage to enemies while getting knocked back. Its huge area of effect (AoE) is vital for team fights, as it can decimate enemy formations and positions. This ability can also help close the gap when taking down a fleeing enemy.

Viego R WR

Viego Early Game Guide

In the early stages, you can focus on clearing the first wave of the jungle camps to gain enough gold to get started in the game. Then, you can begin to gank the lanes when you have decent starter items that will help you deal damage.

As a jungle champion, it’s better to keep an eye on the jungle objectives, such as the Baron and Dragon, to help your team. Additionally, he can start snowballing and decimating enemies with that strategy, which allows him to better transition to the late game.

Viego Late Game Guide

In the game’s later stages, Viego is a beast. He has good scaling in terms of damage, making him an excellent late-game champion. However, he can be fragile and difficult to play if not played correctly.

Additionally, you’ll have to farm for items if you’re behind on Viego, as he’s not that effective to play when behind on items, especially in the late game. Moreover, you’ll need to duel enemies rather than fight them in groups, as it’s not his asset. You’ll have to isolate them to be effective throughout the map.


For our Viego Wild Rift Guide, we highly recommend using Viego with the following champions as they synergize well with him.

Thresh WR

Thresh is an excellent support champion for Viego, as he not only crowd controls the enemies but also has his lantern, which he can use to aid you in sticky situations.

Wild Rift Nautilus Icon

Nautilus is also an excellent support champion for him. Thanks to his ultimate, he has undodgeable crowd control that is great for setting up a fight for Viego. Additionally, he has the widest hook in the game

All Viego Wild Rift Counter Champions

In this section, we’ll specifically show champions that can easily counter Viego in Wild Rift.

Kha'zix WR

Kha’zix is a potent opponent to face, as he can outgank you with his high burst abilities, making him a better champion to snowball than Viego. It is also worth noting that Viego is not that as great in the early game, so be careful if he invades your jungle.

Kindred Icon

Kindred is also a problematic champion to face as a Viego, as she also has great late-game scaling. Additionally, she can save enemies from dying and it will be troublesome for Viego, as he’ll need to eliminate first to unleash his potential.

Pros & Cons About Viego

Here are some pros and cons if you are playing with Viego in Wild Rift.


  • Strong champion in 1v1 or duel
  • Excellent scaling, making him great at the late-game
  • Fast jungle-clearing capabilities
  • Has camouflage, immunity, and mobility, which is excellent as a jungle champion.


  • Elimination or takedown is a must to unleash his potential
  • Not great at early game
  • Weak crowd-control
  • A bit squishy

FAQ's About Viego in Wild Rift

How good is Viego in Wild Rift?

Viego in Wild Rift is an S-tier champion due to his excellent scaling and unusual playstyle. He is also a champion that is hard to learn for beginners but will be very potent to the hands of the ones who mastered his gameplay

What role / lane should I play with Viego in Wild Rift?

Viego in Wild Rift is meant to be played in the jungle lane because of his jungle-clearing ability and sustain. Additionally, his E ability, Harrowed Path, is a tremendous ganking ability that can leave enemies off-guard due to its camouflage.

What are the best runes for Viego in Wild Rift?

Conqueror is the best Keystone rune for Viego because of how he fights. He can utilize this rune to make him a great bruiser or fighter champion who can fight in longer and extended battles.

What is the best build for Viego in Wild Rift?

According to our Viego Wild Rift Guide, it is optimal to equip him with the Blade of the Ruined King because of its on-hit effects and physical vamp, which is essential for a fighter champion like him. Not only that, but it is also fitting for Viego as this weapon originates from him.

When is the release date of Viego in Wild Rift?

Viego is expected to arrive in Wild Rift on May 8th, 2024.