If Veigar is known for one thing in League of Legends, then that is one-shotting people! No matter the meta, he’s always able to pump crazy numbers and quickly assassinate an enemy.

And even though you can play Veigar as a tank or as a support, most players go for an offensive build. But what is the overall best one shot build for Veigar?

Well, that’s what I’m here to discuss!

I’m a Master mid laner and I’ve been a Veigar main in the past seasons. I regularly play this champion and often use him for climbing and smurfing.

And over the years, I’ve tried numerous different builds. 

One of the best playstyles that Veigar has in the modern League is Dark Harvest Veigar. This is an incredibly good build to use for scaling and carrying from the late game.

However, it’s not the best one for one-shotting!

So what are the benefits of playing LoL with the one shot build for Veigar?

The one shot build is the easiest playstyle that you have for Veigar. You primarily focus on runes and items that deal direct damage via procs.

And even though you still have a good amount of utility and crowd control, your job is to only assassinate your opponents.

That said, let’s jump into the actual build and discuss the runes and items!

Veigar One Shot Build – Runes

Veigar one shot rune page

Here are the best runes to run if you want to one shot people as Veigar:

  • Electrocute – a bursty keystone that activates when you do your basic combo. It deals a great amount of bonus damage on top of your regular abilities.
  • Cheap Shot – allows you to deal bonus true damage every time you stun your opponents. 
  • Eyeball Collection – passively increases your AP which is the fuel for your damage.
  • Ultimate Hunter – lowers the cooldown of your ultimate so you can do more one-shots per game.
  • Triumph – doesn’t increase your DPS, but it helps you stay alive in a team fight.
  • Coup de Grace – boosts your damage against low-HP targets and helps you secure the kill.

Read Also: Zoe One Shot Build – How To Instantly Delete Enemies?

Optional Runes

Even though this rune page should be your bread and butter, there are a few things you can change. 

For example, swapping Electrocute for Dark Harvest can also work, but DH requires soul stacks.

And if you don’t get your stacks early on, it means that your overall burst damage will be lower. 

Another thing is your secondary page. You can always go for Sorcery second and pick things like Gathering Storm.

But the 8% damage boost of Coup de Grace is way too valuable in most situations.

Anyway, here are the best optional runes:

  • Dark Harvest – grants higher burst in the late game, but it requires stacks.
  • Arcane Comet – great front damage for one-shotting early on.
  • Gathering Storm – gives you more AP throughout the game.

Going for any of these runes won’t lower your burst damage significantly. And in many situations, it may increase it.

However, I would suggest staying with the basic one shot rune page for Veigar if you’re a beginner on this champion!

Read Also: How to Counter Veigar in League of Legends – Full Guide

Veigar One Shot Build – Items

Veigar one shot build

Here is the best one shot item build for Veigar:

  • Luden’s Tempest – grants all necessary stats and deals additional damage to the first enemy you strike with an ability.
  • Horizon Focus – allows you to deal 10% increased damage with your R after you’ve struck the target with Q or W.
  • Void Staff – helps you bypass nearly all Magic Resist that your enemies have and deal flat damage instead.
  • Rabadon’s Deathcap – almost doubles your Ability Power and helps you reach 1000 AP sooner.
  • Morellonomicon – lowers the healing of your enemies so they can’t out-heal your damage.
  • Sorcerer’s Shoes – gives additional Magic Penetration, particularly useful against tanks.

As you can see, all these items help you deal your damage upfront. Both Luden’s Tempest and Horizon Focus make your burst scary, while Void Staff and Rabadon’s Deathcap boost your AP. 

Optional Items

Keep in mind that there are a few optional items that you should consider too.

For example, you don’t always have to play with Sorcerer’s Shoes. In fact, you can often swap them for Ionian Boots of Lucidity.

Luden’s Tempest grants 5% Magic Penetration per item completed, so Sorcerer’s Shoes aren’t always a must.

Similarly, you can go with any defensive item you want in the place of Morellonomicon. Zhonya’s Hourglass and Banshee’s Veil are great options.

  • Archangel Staff – grants a lot of AP and should be purchased if you start with Tear of the Goddess.
  • Zhonya’s Hourglass – great against assassins.
  • Banshee’s Veil – effective versus CC team comp or a heavy AP comp.
  • Cosmic Drive – significantly lowers the cooldown of all your abilities.

How to One Shot Someone as Veigar?

Veigar casting R

Even though Veigar is one of the few champions that can truly one shot an enemy with one button (like Zoe), that’s not always the case.

Sure, Veigar’s R – Primordial Burst does insane direct damage, but its full potential can only be reached against low-HP targets.

So how do you lower your enemies’ health bars quickly enough so you can one-shot them with your ultimate?

Well, you have to learn the most basic and the most powerful Veigar combo! Here it is:

E > W > Q > R

I know, it looks super simple and straightforward. However, the way someone executes this combo really distinguishes him as an excellent or an average Veigar player.

And here’s what I mean by this. Everybody can press these buttons and activate the abilities in that sequence.

How it takes mastery to know where to place Veigar’s cage to ensure a 100% stun. And it also takes practice to quickly throw your W in the same spot as the stunned champion.

Why is this important?

Well, it’s important because if you miss your W or your Q, you can’t one shot someone! And in most situations, they’ll run away with 30-40% HP, even if you’ve used your Primordial Burst on them.

So, make sure to practice the way you place Veigar’s cage first. But also remember that you should activate your W as soon as you use your E.

Veigar’s W has a 1.2 seconds delay, so it doesn’t instantly strike the enemy.

However, this is the perfect time for you to shoot your Q and follow it up with your R in the end. 

Read Also: How To Stack Quickly And Efficiently on Veigar?


I hope this post helped you figure out the best way to one shot your enemies as Veigar.

The runes and items we discussed are great in all elos, no matter your rank or knowledge of League of Legends. I’ve used them in Diamond with success, so I know that you can do it too!

In summary, you want to get all the items and runes that grant direct damage. This will increase the power of Veigar’s E>W>Q>R combo and guarantee a kill.

You can also sneak in some defensive tools, but your primary playstyle should revolve around fishing for these one shots!

Good luck and have fun!

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Last Update: March 2, 2024