Just like many of the other champions in League, Veigar utilizes different items depending on the situation. Nonetheless, there are core items that are paramount to increasing success with the champion.
Arcane Comet: Due to his kit, Veigar is going to be using his abilities very often. This is because the bulk of his damage during combat comes from his abilities and his reliance on Baleful Strike while farming minions. The Arcane Comet rune is going to increase the damage dealt by Veigar’s abilities by firing a comet at nearby enemies, dealing bonus adaptive damage.
Manaflow Band: Since Veigar is going to be using abilities frequently, he’ll run through his mana quite fast. Having ranged abilities such as Dark Matter means that Veigar can poke enemy champions without getting close to them. Manaflow Band is a rune that will increase the champion’s maximum mana when he hits an enemy champion with an ability. This is going to grant Veigar more mana, and in turn, the ability to use more abilities in farming and eliminating opponents.
Transcendence: The faster Veigar can use abilities, the more effective the champion becomes. This is the case for farming and accumulating bonus AP, but also during a combat situation with enemy champions. This rune will grant Veigar 10-percent bonus cooldown reduction once he reaches level 10.
Gathering Storm: As the game goes on, all players are naturally going to become stronger due to items and abilities. But having a rune like Gathering Storm offers a slight edge on many of the opposing champions.
Perfect Timing: As an ability-based champion, Veigar will need an escape plan should he find himself stuck in combat with his abilities on cooldown.
Cosmic Insight: This rune grants all-around cooldown reduction for the champion. This includes five-percent cooldown reduction, five-percent max cooldown reduction, five-percent summoner spell cooldown reduction, and five-percent item cooldown reduction.
Bonuses: +9 adaptive force, +9 adaptive force, +8 magic resist
Starting items Doran’s Ring
The best choice for AP champions to start with, Doran’s Ring is a popular item for many of the mid lane champions in the game. This item grants Veigar ability power that will increase his damage early in the game and allow him to farm at an increased pace.
Some matchups against champions in the lane are going to be difficult for Veigar given his skillset.
Core items Luden’s Echo
Luden’s Echo offers some unique abilities that will enhance Veigar’s damage as well as stat increases that offer some great benefits to the champion.
A clear choice for Veigar, Sorcerer’s Shoes offer 18 magic penetration. On top of this, the bonus movement speed grants Veigar some much-needed mobility.