Bruiser Vel'Koz Build

Bruiser Vel'Koz build with runes and items. Bruiser Vel'Koz guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Bruiser Vel'Koz build in League of Legends Patch 14.11!

Updated: 2024-05-22 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Vel'Koz and build Bruiser.
Titanic Hydra Vel'Koz build. You, Vel'Koz, Grasp of the Undying and one very specific item. Hail Hydra!
Vel'Koz ARAM modifiers
DMG done -5%
DMG taken +5%

TLDR

Starting items
Tiamat should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Vel'Koz ability Tectonic Disruption should be leveled first.
E
Vel'Koz ability Void Rift should be leveled second.
W
Vel'Koz ability Plasma Fission should be leveled third.
Q
Final items
Mercury's Treads should be final item in your build.
Titanic Hydra should be final item in your build.
Warmog's Armor should be final item in your build.
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Spirit Visage should be final item in your build.
Force of Nature 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.

Bruiser Vel'Koz 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 it works

  1. You play Bruiser stacking HP, auto attacking and rushing one specific item. You adapt to enemy team, building tanky items.
  2. You rush Titanic Hydra.
  3. Titanic Hydra can be your only damage item.
  4. Your auto attacks are quite powerful, thanks to Titanic Hydra and Grasp of the Undying. It's your main source of damage + your abilities.

How to play

  1. This build is focused on a single item - Titanic Hydra.
  2. How is this build different to other bruisers builds? The main difference is item rush order. You rush Titanic Hydra first, then adapt to the situation!
  3. Sundered Sky is very good damage item for this build. It scales off your HP (so Grasp, Overgrowth). It gives damage and pretty good sustain in fights. Remember to switch targets to maximize the effect!
  4. A very effective way of poking enemies is to use Titanic Hydra Active and hit minions in front of them (closer to them, better the effect).
  5. Another effective way of poking enemies with Titanic, is to hit caster minions in the back.
  6. Enemy team heavy on AP? Buy MR. They heavy on AD? Buy Armor. You need some damage? Well buy that.
  7. Remember to consume your Grasp of the Undying procs!
  8. You have instant auto attack animation, meaning there's no travel time, and it hits right away. That makes this Bruiser Vel'Koz build better, as you do plenty of auto attacking!

Tips and Tricks

Riot
  1. When laning, use Void Rift to kill minions while building stacks of Organic Deconstruction on your opponent. You can then follow up with your other abilities.
  2. Shooting Plasma Fission diagonally and splitting at maximum range allows you to hit opponents that are out of the range of the initial missile, but is more challenging to pull off.
  3. Be very careful about when to use Life Form Disintegration Ray. Many champions have abilities that can interrupt the spell.

Skill Order

  • Vel'Koz [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Plasma Fission
  • Vel'Koz [object Object] ability.
    W
    Void Rift
  • Vel'Koz [object Object] ability.
    E
    Tectonic Disruption
  • Vel'Koz [object Object] ability.
    R
    Life Form Disintegration Ray

Items

Starting items
Tiamat item.
Rush #1
Titanic Hydra item.
Boots
Plated Steelcaps item.
Mercury's Treads item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Good bruiser items
Wit's End item.
Blade of The Ruined King item.
Sterak's Gage item.
Sundered Sky item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Heartsteel item.
Good tanky items
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Good MR items
Kaenic Rookern item.
Force of Nature item.
Spirit Visage item.
Good Armor items
Dead Man's Plate item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Thornmail item.
Frozen Heart item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Situational items
Trailblazer item.
Knight's Vow item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Wrath item.
Example final build
Mercury's Treads item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Thornmail item.
Spirit Visage item.
Force of Nature item.