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.
Steel Tempest is very narrow. Dodge laterally if possible.
Yasuo is at his weakest just after he has launched a whirlwind. Engage at that point.
Yasuo's shield from Resolve lasts only 2 seconds. Dealing damage to him will trigger it. Wait it out, then engage.
When Yasuo lands two Steel Tempests in a row, his next will fire a tornado. Watch and listen for the associated sound to prepare to dodge.
The stat comparisons shown here feature some critical Vel'Koz against Yasuo counter stats that may help you grasp the differences between these two champions. As an example, Vel'Koz’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Yasuo’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Vel'Koz may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Yasuo. This observation is largely a result of the differences in assists.
Vel'Koz normally has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Yasuo. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the champion with more health has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.
Both League champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Vel'Koz usually wins when trying to fight Yasuo, with a 51.0% win rate. Thus, Vel'Koz makes a good counter to Yasuo.
While Vel'Koz does have a higher win rate compared to Yasuo, when on opposite teams, Vel'Koz also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less time consuming champ to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Vel'Koz into Yasuoas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Moreover, Vel'Koz has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Yasuo. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Vel'Koz vs Yasuo matchups, Vel'Koz is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.
Vel'Koz is a decent counter to Yasuo. Focus your play on keeping up your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Vel'Koz against Yasuo.
To learn all of the intricacies of Vel'Koz to counter Yasuo during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Vel'Koz typically gets less CS compared to Yasuo. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed on this page to do well.
The most crucial items to focus on in your Vel'Koz versus Yasuo build consist of Liandry's Anguish, Shard of True Ice, and Demonic Embrace. When Vel'Koz included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better when facing Yasuo than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Vel'Koz boasted an average winrate of 51.0% battling Yasuo with these items in his kit.
To have the best chance of beating Yasuo as Vel'Koz, Vel'Koz players should equip the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Gathering Storm, Eyeball Collection, and Relentless Hunter runes from the Sorcery and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune sets we have analyed for Vel'Koz vs Yasuo counter picks, this composite of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 51.0% win rate overall.
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