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Viktor has been nerfed so damn hard in the past months.

º Life Steal Nerf

º Increase to his damage falloff

º Overall damage nerfed (from 330 to 300 per bullet, 90 less damage per burst)

So most of the people think he sucks now and all I have to say is yes and no. Viktor doesn't suck, it's just that now he requieres more skill than before, yes, the most basic and static DPS in the game requieres skill, who could have thought that.

The Builds
Build Section
Tanky Russian
Flak Jacket

Flak Jacket

Armor

Increase your maximum Health by 250.

Level 5

Firing Stance

Firing Stance

Iron Sights

Increase your Movement Speed by 40% while using Iron Sights.

Level 4

Compensator

Compensator

Iron Sights

Reduce your weapon recoil by 60% while using Iron Sights.

Level 3

Predator

Predator

Iron Sights

Gain 10% Lifesteal while using Iron Sights.

Level 2

Reflexes

Reflexes

Iron Sights

Reduce the time it takes to bring up Iron Sights by 15%.

Level 1

Life Rip

Life Rip

Weapon

Your weapon shots gain +10% Lifesteal.

Level 1

Cauterize

Cauterize

Weapon

Your weapon shots reduce the effect of healing on your target by 25% for 1.5s.

Level 1

Burst Mode

Burst Mode

Weapon

Switch your rifle to Three-Shot-Burst mode, increasing your effective range and firing three 200-damage shots every 0.4s.

Level 1

Notes

Flak Jacket V is for being tanky, nothing else. Predator is there but Predator in lategame is so damn trash. But don't worry, if you think this card sucks I have other build for you 8)
Firing Stance IV is for strafing like there's no day. You WANT to strafe all the time 'cause that makes you a hard to hit objective. This card is what would make you win against low skilled snipers and it'll increase your chances of the enemy Lian missing her Q, a Drogoz missile, Evie's projectile, etc.
Compensator III is the most broken thing that Viktor has in his cards. Why?, basically you're not using a rifle, you're using a laser. Almost NO RECOIL, that means, if you miss is 'cause you really suck. No bullet spray, no weapon recoil, just a goddam laser that shreds enemies HP.
Predator II gives 10% life steal + 10% of Life Rip that means 20% life steal in first round.

On the last one use whatever you want. No, seriously, you have one point left. I would recommend Fire in The Hole so you'll have more time to shot before reloading, or Reflexes if you're a tryhard Kovaak player (wink wink).

Items.
If you don't buy cauterize you're the most useless Viktor on existence. Pls, uninstall the game.
Now with Family Friendly words. You HAVE to buy cauterize 'cause you're one of the best cauterize applicators in the entire game.
Life Rip is for stealing life so you can have more virtual HP. From 2,450HP to 2,570 if you land a fully burst shot without fall off and being bodyshots.

Lifestealer
Predator

Predator

Iron Sights

Gain 25% Lifesteal while using Iron Sights.

Level 5

Firing Stance

Firing Stance

Iron Sights

Increase your Movement Speed by 40% while using Iron Sights.

Level 4

Compensator

Compensator

Iron Sights

Reduce your weapon recoil by 60% while using Iron Sights.

Level 3

Flak Jacket

Flak Jacket

Armor

Increase your maximum Health by 100.

Level 2

Reflexes

Reflexes

Iron Sights

Reduce the time it takes to bring up Iron Sights by 15%.

Level 1

Cauterize

Cauterize

Weapon

Your weapon shots reduce the effect of healing on your target by 25% for 1.5s.

Level 1

Life Rip

Life Rip

Weapon

Your weapon shots gain +10% Lifesteal.

Level 1

Burst Mode

Burst Mode

Weapon

Switch your rifle to Three-Shot-Burst mode, increasing your effective range and firing three 200-damage shots every 0.4s.

Level 1

Notes

I think everyone here knows what Predator does. Before the nerf (40% --> 25%) I would probably say this is a must use, but post nerf big oof.


I'll explain why I don't like Predator anymore. Before the nerf you could have 50% life steal in the first round, 40% from Predator and 10% from Life Rip. Now, on 4.2 it's 35% (25% + 10%). But that's not all, Viktor got his damage nerfed with bigger falloff and lower base damage. Now you heal so much less than before. That Viktor that could kill an Inara or a Raum without dying no longer exists.


Now the damage fall off is just too damn much. From every DPS spot you have a damage fall off of 10% and don't even think about long maps where you damage fall off will be something like 25% to 30%. You'll heal yourself nothing, and if the enemy flank has cauterize III, even if you land full headshots (900 damage each 0.5sec), even if you have Predator V and Life Rip III, if the enemy flank has Cauterize III you'll only heal 247.5/sec. That's garbage, you're a piece of cake in that scenario.

Now, everything else is the same and it was already explained before.

Enemies
Champion Section
Things that Viktor will use as a bottle opener
PipGroverBuckMojiSkyeMaeveEvieDrogozBomb KingWilloVivianMakoaTorvaldBarikKhanFernandoInaraRaum
Notes

>>> HEALERS <<<

Pip - Have you seen his head?, holy damn cow man, that thing is so damn big. One click and half of Pip's HP is gone.

Groover - Same case as Pip but worse. Massive hitbox, it's so damn big, an insanely easy target.

>>> FLANKS <<<

Buck - People think Buck eats Viktor, they're so wrong. Waaaah he's so tanky waaaah he heals herself, who cares? just shot at his head an Buck will run every single time. And if he heals herself HAHAHAHAHA he becomes a punching bag.
Moji - Depends. If you know Moji is coming, reposition yourself and abuse his big fat head. Moji will probably use his invulnerability and run, I don't recommend you chase her, that's the flanks roll. if Moji correctly flanks you (you didn't know it) you're totally dead.
Skye - Most trash flank in the entire game. Buy Illuminate, end of the guide. If you die to a Skye wtf bro.

Evie & Maeve - You're a counter of everything that flies, the problem is that if you're not skilled enough a good Evie and a good Maeve will destroy you. But, if you have been farming Kovaak for 900hrs, 100% sure you'll destroy them if you already know flank how this two champions works and the common routes they'll use.

>>> DAMAGES <<<

Drogoz - You're one of the biggest fears of any Drogoz player. Massive hitbox + hitscan champion, yeah, that doesn't sound ok.

Bomb King - Massive ball that screams for being bullied with that insane hitbox. Big head too.

Willow - Drogoz but smaller and flies less. You can easily counter her with some strafe and them shred his HP.

Vivian - If Viktor is dead I don't know where's Vivian then. Just shoot at her foots and for the love of god don't flank her, you're going to die.

>>> TANKS <<<

Makoa - HAHAHAHAHHAHAA.

Torvald, Barik, Khan & Fernando - Buy Wrecker

Inara & Raum - Punching bags that are slow as fuckhell You can easily land headshots on them.

Things that will use Viktor as a bottle opener
CorvusJenosSerisGrohkAndroxusLexTalusVoraZhinKinessaStrixLianSha LinDredgeImaniCassieTyraTiberiusAshRuckusAtlasTerminus
Notes

>>> HEALERS <<<

Corvus, Jenos & Seris - You'll never seen them. They always 1000000mts away.

Grohk - Damn ton of damage and sustain. If he flanks you MUST land headshots only if you want to survive.

>>> FLANK <<<
Androxus - Is Androxus, if he's good you're dead, if both are at the same skill he will run. If you let him get close you will probably die.

Lex - Holy shit man. If you're marked by Lex, see ya mate, you'll die in less than a sec.

Talus - Same as Moji. If you see him first he's dead or he will run, if he surprises you, well, that's it. The thing why he's here and Moji doesn't is that Talus has his shitty F.

Vora - Ton of sustain and you will never see her coming if she's going double tendril. If she's next to you, you're 100% dead.

Zhin - Stupidest flank ever created. No matter what, he will never be killed by you 'cause he has two invulnerability skills, one dash and he has more DPS than most DPS characters. And if you're a good Viktor that is annoying to the enemy team he will ult you.

>>> DAMAGES <<<

Kinessa & Strix - Your biggest counters. If they're good enough, sorry, you cannot do absolutely anything. Try to flank them and die in the process. You're totally useless against good snipers.

Lian - Q, Q, Q, Q, Q, Q, Q, Q, Q, Q. Only show yourself when you hear she has used his Q, or strafe and pray to god she fails her Q.

Sha Lin, Harpoon Dredge & Burst Imani - 1,000 free damage to your hp pool, nothing else to say. You can tank two of their shots, the third will kill you or the enemy flank is going to chase you and bye bye.

Impulse Cassie and Grenades Tyra - Not an insanely burst as the guys on top, but still hurts a loooot and you're dead if Cassie has godlike aim. She will make you useless.

Tiberius - Piece of trash character. Braindead and easy as hell for people that are playing with their asses. If he flanks you: Q > dead. If he bursts you: retreat > then die to the flank. He doesn't throws chakrams, he throws houses, 'cause that the hitbox of those things.

>>> TANKS <<<

Ash - She is the definition of run or just watch how you do nothing to my hp pool. And she can escape most of the time too.
Ruckus - Is like Vora but with more damage and looooots more of mobility. A good Ruckus will totally destroy you.

Atlas - You cannot damage his shield.

Terminus - You cannot damage his shield and he will send your damage back to you.

How to Play Viktor
Build Section
Notes

- In most of the cases, play on the backlines.

- Always, ALWAYS do fast checks to flank routes.

- Reposition yourself with the tank, never get too far and too close.

- If you see the flank coming do a grenade combo and he will instantly loose something between 450 and 750hp, then shreds his HP and that's it.

- Try to use your grenades for incoming Evies and Maeves, they have a massive hitbox.

- There are maps where Viktor sucks. Don't play Viktor in maps when there are to many flank routes as Jaguar Falls.

- DO HEADSHOTS. If you can only do bodyshots, play something else, Viktor in the current state without a constant amount of headshots is totally garbage against flanks.

Recomendations
Build Section
Notes

If you want to be called a cheater try Kovaak's Aim Trainer and join Voltaic's Discord and start your aim journey.

Voltaic.gg is the place you'll need to stop doing bodyshots.

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