Tank Veigar Build

Tank Veigar build with runes and items. Tank Veigar guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Tank Veigar build in League of Legends Patch 14.13!

Updated: 2024-05-16 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Veigar and build Tank.
Tank Veigar ARAM build with Heartsteel and Grasp of the Undying.
Veigar ARAM modifiers
DMG done -10%
DMG taken +10%

TLDR

Starting items
Giant's Belt should be final item in your build.
Ruby Crystal should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Veigar ability Event Horizon should be leveled first.
E
Veigar ability Baleful Strike should be leveled second.
Q
Veigar ability Dark Matter should be leveled third.
W
Final items
Mercury's Treads should be final item in your build.
Heartsteel should be final item in your build.
Kaenic Rookern should be final item in your build.
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Titanic Hydra should be final item in your build.
Overlord's Bloodmail should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Grasp of the Undying from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Ghost as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Tank Veigar Runes

Resolve
Resolve major tree Grasp of the Undying rune.
Resolve major tree Aftershock rune.
Resolve major tree Guardian rune.
Resolve major tree Demolish rune.
Resolve major tree Font of Life rune.
Resolve major tree Shield Bash rune.
Resolve major tree Conditioning rune.
Resolve major tree Second Wind rune.
Resolve major tree Bone Plating rune.
Resolve major tree Overgrowth rune.
Resolve major tree Revitalize rune.
Resolve major tree Unflinching rune.
Precision
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How to play

  1. You rush Heartsteel.
  2. After Heartsteel, you can rush Titanic Hydra (more fun, damage and some survi) AND/OR Sundered Sky or just go full tank - depending on if you are behind and if your team needs more damage.
  3. Sundered Sky is very good damage item for this build. It scales off your HP (so Grasp, Heartsteel, Overgrowth). It gives damage and pretty good sustain in fights. Remember to switch targets to maximize the effect!
  4. This is auto attack oriented Veigar build, so do it! Especially if running with Titanic Hydra and Sundered Sky as well.
  5. Guardian's Horn is a surprisingly good item for its price. You can keep it for a very long time (or even have it as 6th item).
  6. Triumph is better (heal + gold), but if you want to have easier time with your mana, go Presence of the Mind.
  7. You need to adapt your items to the game. Enemy team heavy on AP? Buy MR. They heavy on AD? Buy Armor. You need some damage? Well buy that.
  8. Remember to consume your Heartsteel procs!
  9. Remember to consume your Grasp of the Undying procs!
  10. Your default skill order is maxing E! Sometimes, for more damage you can max Q first, but overall E max is much better.
  11. Thanks to your Passive, you have lots of AP, so your abilities still do solid damage.
  12. Your R still executes people, even when playing Tank Veigar build.
  13. Do not be shy and do not wait for 'special moment'. You have the best engaging tool available - your E!

Tips and Tricks

Riot
  1. Use Event Horizon to increase your chances of landing Dark Matter.
  2. Veigar is extremely Mana and Cooldown Reduction dependent. Try buying items with these stats in order to increase the effectiveness of your passive and Baleful Strike.
  3. Veigar is very fragile. It is valuable to select at least one summoner spell that can be used defensively.

Skill Order

  • Veigar [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Baleful Strike
  • Veigar [object Object] ability.
    W
    Dark Matter
  • Veigar [object Object] ability.
    E
    Event Horizon
  • Veigar [object Object] ability.
    R
    Primordial Burst

Items

Starting items
Giant's Belt item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Starting items vs poke
Guardian's Horn item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Boots
Mercury's Treads item.
Plated Steelcaps item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Rush this
Heartsteel item.
Dmg items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Wit's End item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Sundered Sky item.
Good tank items
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Good MR items
Kaenic Rookern item.
Force of Nature item.
Spirit Visage item.
Good Armor items
Frozen Heart item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Thornmail item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Situational items
Trailblazer item.
Zeke's Convergence item.
Knight's Vow item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Example final build
Mercury's Treads item.
Heartsteel item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Thornmail item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Overlord's Bloodmail item.