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

Vel'Koz vs Pyke

How to Beat Pyke as Vel'Koz in LoL Pyke is in the a tier of champions
Mage
Support Assassin

How to Beat Pyke as Vel'Koz

based on 1,798 Vel'Koz vs Pyke matchups
Win Rate
50.1 %
K/D/A
2.18
Pick Rate
3.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of recently ranked League matches each week. In our database, Vel'Koz fought Pyke in 1798 matches. With so many matchups for Vel'Koz versus Pyke gives us confidence in our capacity to produce useful stats and a solid build to destroy Pyke. This champ pairing is fairly rare. Vel'Koz encounters Pyke in only 3.9% of his matches.

Vel'Koz vs Pyke Matchup Summary

Vel'Koz has done a ok job of beating Pyke. On average, he wins a acceptable 50.1% of the time the champions oppose one another in. In Vel'Koz against Pyke games, Vel'Koz’s side is 0.3% less expected to obtain first blood, indicating that he probably won't get first blood against Pyke.

Best Vel'Koz vs Pyke Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

Core Vel'Koz Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestMorellonomiconShard of True Ice

Optional Items

ShadowflameHorizon FocusRabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Vel'Koz to level up q
>
Second ability for Vel'Koz to level up w
>
Last skill for Vel'Koz to max out e

Runes

Sorcery Arcane Comet Manaflow BandTranscendenceScorch
Inspiration Magical FootwearBiscuit Delivery
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Vel'Koz's passive ability p
Vel'Koz q ability q
Vel'Koz w ability w
Vel'Koz e ability e
Vel'Koz's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
W
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E
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Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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Guide to Countering Pyke as Vel'Koz

Tips for Playing as Vel'Koz against Pyke

Be very careful about when to use Life Form Disintegration Ray. Many champions have abilities that can interrupt the spell.

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.

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.

Advice to Win Against Pyke

Try not to stand near low health allies. If Pyke executes them using Death From Below, you might be next on the list.

Pyke regenerates a significant amount of damage he has taken from enemy champions, but only when you can't see him!

When Pyke is hidden nearby in his Ghostwater Dive, sharks will circle underneath your feet.

Vel'Koz vs Pyke Counter Stats

Vel'Koz Image
Win Rate
50.1 %
VS
Win Rate
49.9 %
Pyke Image
5.5
< Kills >
7.1
6.7
< Deaths >
7
9.1
< Assists >
8.5
1.23
< Killing Sprees >
1.66
102
< Minions Killed >
42
0.1
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.52
< Inhibitors >
0.34
589
< Physical Damage >
8,841
18,752
< Magic Damage >
23
5,034
< True Damage >
2,592
24,376
< Damage Dealt >
11,457
17,378
< Damage Taken >
23,093
10,605
< Gold Earned >
9,992
1.81
< Towers >
1.07
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
1,257
< Total Healing >
5,143
12,945
< Experience >
11,223
37
< Vision Score >
59
18
< Wards Placed >
28
199
< Time Dealing CC >
88

How to Counter Pyke with Vel'Koz in LoL

The stats shown on this page feature several significant Vel'Koz versus Pyke counter stats that can help you distinguish the distinctions between the two. For instance, Vel'Koz’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Pyke’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Vel'Koz may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Pyke..

Vel'Koz normally has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his matchup does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Pyke. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Vel'Koz and Pyke

Damage Types Compared

Vel'Koz
Pyke
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Vel'Koz
Pyke

Who is Better, Vel'Koz or Pyke?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Vel'Koz usually fairs equally well when playing against Pyke, with a 50.1% win rate. Thus, Vel'Koz makes an ok counter to Pyke.

While Vel'Koz does have a higher win rate than Pyke, when facing one another, Vel'Koz also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex character to develop with. You should be careful when picking Vel'Koz into Pykeas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Vel'Koz also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Pyke. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Vel'Koz vs Pyke matchups, Vel'Koz is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Vel'Koz is a decent counter for Pyke. Make sure you focus your actions on maximizing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Vel'Koz against Pyke.

Additional Information for Vel'Koz Players

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

For this guide on countering Pyke as Vel'Koz, we analyzed 1,798 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 Pyke as Vel'Koz 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

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Vel'Koz in order to counter Pyke during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and tips presented here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Vel'Koz most often gets more CS as Pyke. Champs who on average don't acquire much CS often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually 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 ideal items to prioritize in your Vel'Koz versus Pyke build include Luden's Tempest, Morellonomicon, and Shard of True Ice. When Vel'Koz used at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better against Pyke than with many other common item sets. In fact, Vel'Koz boasted an average winrate of 50.1% when countering Pyke with this counter build.

To have the highest likelihood of beating Pyke as Vel'Koz, Vel'Koz players should equip the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Magical Footwear, and Biscuit Delivery runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Vel'Koz vs Pyke face-offs, this blending of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 50.1% winrate overall.

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