How to Win Olaf vs Vel'Koz Counter Matchup Olaf is in the a tier of champions

Olaf vs Vel'Koz

How to Beat Vel'Koz as Olaf in LoL Vel'Koz is in the s tier of champions
Fighter Tank
Mage

How to Beat Vel'Koz as Olaf

based on 1,101 Olaf vs Vel'Koz matchups
Win Rate
46.3 %
K/D/A
1.76
Pick Rate
2.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked League rounds that we analyze every week. Our guide on how to beat Vel'Koz as Olaf came out of an analysis of 1101 ranked games where both champs faced off against one another. This particular champion matchup is fairly rare. Olaf encounters Vel'Koz in only 2.3% of his games.

Olaf vs Vel'Koz Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Olaf has done a terrible job of countering Vel'Koz. On average, he wins a lowly 46.3% of the time the champs oppose each other in. In Olaf against Vel'Koz games, Olaf’s team is 0.1% more likely to earn first blood. This indicates that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Vel'Koz.

Best Olaf vs Vel'Koz Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalHearthbound Axe

Core Olaf Items

~22 Mins
Trinity ForceMaw of MalmortiusDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Spirit VisageBlade of The Ruined KingThe CollectorThornmail

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerhaste summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Olaf to level up q
>
Second ability for Olaf to level up e
>
Last skill for Olaf to max out w

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: AlacrityLast Stand
Inspiration Magical FootwearApproach Velocity
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Olaf's passive ability p
Olaf q ability q
Olaf w ability w
Olaf e ability e
Olaf's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Vel'Koz as Olaf

Tips for Playing as Olaf against Vel'Koz

Olaf can combine Berserker Rage, Vicious Strikes, and Ragnarok at low life to become deceptively strong.

The bonus healing granted by Vicious Strikes amplifies your Life Steal from all sources as well as heals from allies.

Advice to Win Against Vel'Koz

Vel'Koz has fairly low mobility and is vulnerable to ganks.

Life Form Disintegration Ray can be interrupted by stuns, silences and knockups.

Vel'Koz is very dangerous if left alone in a fight. Try to focus him down early.

Olaf vs Vel'Koz Counter Stats

Olaf Image
Win Rate
46.3 %
VS
Win Rate
53.7 %
Vel'Koz Image
7.3
< Kills >
5.5
6.8
< Deaths >
5.7
4.7
< Assists >
9.3
1.67
< Killing Sprees >
1.29
137
< Minions Killed >
90
0.42
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.51
15,219
< Physical Damage >
546
172
< Magic Damage >
17,697
6,306
< True Damage >
5,641
21,697
< Damage Dealt >
23,885
30,609
< Damage Taken >
16,540
12,410
< Gold Earned >
10,337
2.39
< Towers >
1.81
0.09
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
8,491
< Total Healing >
1,443
14,485
< Experience >
12,430
17
< Vision Score >
39
7
< Wards Placed >
19
380
< Time Dealing CC >
191

How to Counter Vel'Koz with Olaf in LoL

The stats shown here feature some valuable Olaf vs. Vel'Koz counter statistics that may help us grasp the differences between this pair of champions. As an example, Olaf’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Vel'Koz’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Olaf may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Vel'Koz..

Olaf typically has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his counter does. On average, he receives more damage than Vel'Koz. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Olaf and Vel'Koz

Damage Types Compared

Olaf
Vel'Koz
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Olaf
Vel'Koz

Who is Better, Olaf or Vel'Koz?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Olaf usually loses when trying to fight Vel'Koz, with a 46.3% win rate. As a result, Olaf makes a poor counter to Vel'Koz.

While Olaf does have a lower winrate compared to Vel'Koz, when facing one another, Olaf also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes him a less challenging champion to develop with. You may get destroyed when picking Olaf into Vel'Koz.

Moreover, Olaf has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Vel'Koz. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Olaf vs Vel'Koz matchups, Vel'Koz is the better champion with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Olaf is a garbage counter to Vel'Koz. Focus your strategy on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Olaf against Vel'Koz.

Additional Information for Olaf Players

How We Calculated Our Olaf vs Vel'Koz Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Vel'Koz as Olaf, we analyzed 1,101 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Vel'Koz as Olaf comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To learn all of the intricacies of Olaf in order to counter Vel'Koz during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats shown here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Olaf on average accumulates more CS as Vel'Koz. Champions who on average don't take many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values reported on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to use in your Olaf versus Vel'Koz build consist of Trinity Force, Maw of Malmortius, and Death's Dance. When Olaf bought at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better against Vel'Koz than with many other common builds. In fact, Olaf had an average winrate of 46.3% battling Vel'Koz with this build.

To have the greatest likelihood of defeating Vel'Koz as Olaf, you should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Magical Footwear, and Approach Velocity runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune builds players used for Olaf vs Vel'Koz counterpicks, this composite of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 46.3% win rate overall.

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