Vainglory 4.8 Hero Builds Released

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Up to date hero builds: http://everlastingnight.net/vainglory-hero-builds/

Tl;dr Use these as a starting point if you’re not sure about what to build. Both build and item orders are generic (what usually is good), think with your head about the items you need, depending on the situation.

These are GENERIC Hero builds. You are supposed to buy appropriately depending on the match. Use this just to have an idea, a start point, on what you could buy.
While usually you won’t buy Poisoned Shiv on Kinetic, if the enemy’s team has a lot of healing and your team is lacking of characters capable of applying mortal wound, you might need to change the build, and buy Poisoned Shiv yourself, and eventually also change the rest of the build due to that.
While many carries will build Aegis as their only defensive items, if the enemy’s team doesn’t have any CC, you could build slumbering husk, or if they are going more for one path (weapon/crystal path) than another, then Metal Jacket or Celestial Shroud might work.
Utility builds are even more flexible than CP/WP. After a few core items, you have many choices.

Similarly, build order is generic. You might need a certain item earlier than usual. You might need to buy an Atlas Pauldron earlier to face that SAW.
Build order only takes in account T3 items. You might need a reflex block much earlier than when Aegis is listed in the build, by example. In fact, reflex block is usually built after the 2nd or 3rd damage items on most carries, and built into Aegis only much later.

As most high elo player could tell you, the in-game recommended build are in most cases quite bad. We highly recommend to use the ones below instead.

Each hero was only written with the roles and suggested build (wp, cp, utility) of the 4.8 tier list

By example, you will not find here a build for CP Ringo, since he didn’t appear in the tier list. These builds will be covered later in an upcoming article though!

Legend:

WP=Weapon Power
CP=Crystal Power
/=one or the other
&=both, up to you which one buy first (in some cases, you might have to pick 1 of 2 or 3 items, then build a completely different item, and only later build the one items you didn’t pick earlier. In this case, you’ll find a note directly in the build)
CP Utility= Without “/” it means both. By example, some crystal and some utility, or some weapon power and some utility.

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Adagio

Captain
Utility – Fountain Of Renewal, Crucible, War Treads, Capacitor Plate, Rock’s Decree, Aegis

Mid Laner
CP – Shatterglass, Alcyon Chargers, Alternating Current, Broken Myth, Dragon’s Eye/Shatterglass, Aegis

Top Laner
CP – Shatterglass, Alcyon Chargers, Alternating Current, Broken Myth, Dragon’s Eye/Shatterglass, Aegis

Alpha

Top Laner
WP – Serpent Mask, War Treads, Breaking Point, Bonesaw, Aegis, Slumbering Husk

Anka

Jungler
CP – Stormcrown, Spellfire, Halcyon Chargers, Shatterglass, Broken Myth, Aegis

Top Laner
CP – Spellfire, Halcyon Chargers, Shatterglass, Broken Myth, Aegis, Shatterglass

Ardan

Captain
Utility – Fountain Of Renewal, Crucible, War Treads, Capacitor Plate, Atlas Pauldron, Pulsewave/Rock’s Decree

Jungler
Utility – Stormcrown, Crucible, War Treads, Capacitor Plate, Atlas Pauldron, Pulsewave/Rock’s Decree

Baptiste

Top Laner
CP Utility – Pulsewave, Atlas Pauldron, Crucible, War Treads, Clockwork, Fountain of Renewal

Jungler
CP Utility – Stormcrown, Crucible, War Treads, Atlas Pauldron, Clockwork, Fountain of Renewal

Baron

Bottom Laner
WP – Sorrowblade, Halcyon Chargers, Tension Bow, Tyrant’s Monocle, Tornado Trigger, Aegis

Blackfeather

Jungler
CP – Stormcrown, Spellfire, Halcyon Chargers, Shatterglass, Broken Myth, Aegis

Top Laner
CP – Spellfire, Halcyon Chargers, Shatterglass, Broken Myth, Eve of Harvest, Slumbering Husk

Caine

Bottom Laner
WP – Sorrowblade, Tension Bow, Tyrant’s Monocle, Breaking Point , Aegis, Halcyon Chargers

Catherine

Captain
Utility – Fountain of Renewal, Crucible, War Treads/Halcyon Chargers, Atlas Pauldron, Pulsewave, Rock’s Decree

Jungler
Utility – Stormcrown, Halcyon Chargers, Crucible, Atlas Pauldron, Pulsewave, Rock’s Decree

Top Laner
Utility – Pulsewave, Halcyon Chargers, Atlas Pauldron, Crucible, Fountain of Renewal, Rock’s Decree

Celeste

Mid Laner
CP – Spellfire, Halcyon Chargers, Frostburn, Broken Myth, Eve of Harvest/Clockwork, Aegis

Churnwalker

Captain – Fountain of Renewal, Crucible, War Treads, Capacitor Plate, Atlas Pauldron, Rock’s Decree

Jungler
Utility – Stormcrown, Crucible, War Treads, Atlas Pauldron, Capacitor Plate, Rock’s Decree

Flicker

Jungler
Utility – Stormcrown, Crucible, War Treads, Atlas Pauldron, Fountain of Renewal, Slumbering Husk

Fortress

Jungler
Utility – Stormcrown, Crucible, War Treads, Atlas Pauldron, Pulsewave, Fountain of Renewal/Rock’s Decree

Glaive

Jungler
WP – Serpent Mask/Poisoned Shiv, Breaking Point, Bonesaw, Halcyon Chargers, Aegis, Slumbering Husk

Grace

Captain
Utility – Fountain of Renewal, Crucible, War Treads, Atlas Pauldron, Capacitor Plate, Pulsewave/Rock’s Decree

Jungler
Utility – Stormcrown, Crucible, War Treads, Atlas Pauldron, Capacitor Plate, Pulsewave/Rock’s Decree

Top Laner
Utility CP – Pulsewave, Atlas Pauldron, Crucible, War Treads, Capacitor Plate, Rock’s Decree

Grumpjaw

Jungler – Stormcrown, Shiversteel, Crucible, War Treads, Atlas Pauldron, Pulsewave

Top Laner – Pulsewave, Shiversteel, Atlas Pauldron, Crucible, War Treads, Rock’s Decree

Gwen

Bottom Laner
Sorrowblade, Halcyon Chargers, Tension Bow, Breaking Point, Poisoned Shiv, Aegis

Idris

Mid Laner
CP – Alternating Current, Halcyon Chargers, Shatterglass, Broken Myth, Eve of Harvest/Shatterglass, Aegis

Inara

Jungler
Utility – Stormcrown, Crucible, War Treads, Atlas Pauldron, Fountain of Renewal, Pulsewave

Ishtar

Mid Laner
Alternating Current, Halcyon Chargers, Dragon’s Eye, Broken Myth, Eve of Harvest, Aegis
or
Shatterglass, Halcyon Chargers, Alternating Current, Dragon Eye, Broken Myth, Aegis

Joule

Top Laner
WP – Serpent Mask, Halcyon Chargers, Breaking Point, Bonesaw, Sorrowblade, Aegis

Kensei

Bottom Laner
WP – Serpent Mask, Halcyon Chargers, Breaking Point, Bonesaw, Aegis, Slumbering Husk

Kestrel

Bottom Laner
WP – Sorrowblade, Halcyon Chargers, Bonesaw, Tyrant’s Monocle, Tyrant’s Monocle, Aegis

Kinetic

Bottom Laner
WP – Serpent Mask, Halcyon Chargers, Breaking Point, Bonesaw, Aegis, Slumbering Husk

Koshka

Jungler
CP – Stormcrown, Aftershock, Pulsewave, Halcyon Chargers, Aegis, Slumbering Husk

Krul

CP – Alternating Current, Shatterglass, Halcyon Chargers, Broken Myth, Slumbering Husk, Aegis

WP – Sorrowblade, Bonesaw, Breaking Point, Aegis, Slumbering Husk

Lance

Captain
Utility – Fountain of Renewal, Crucible, War Treads, Atlas Pauldron, Pulsewave, Rock’s Decree

Jungler
Utility – Stormcrown, Crucible, War Treads, Atlas Pauldron, Fountain of Renewal, Pulsewave

Top Laner
Utility – Pulsewave, Atlas Pauldron, Crucible, War Treads, Fountain of Renewal, Rock’s Decree

Leo

Top Laner
Utility – Pulsewave, Stormcrown, Crucible, War Treads, Atlas Pauldron, Fountain of Renewal

Lorelai

Captain
Utility – Fountain of Renewal, Crucible, War Treads, Capacitor Plate, Rock’s Decree, Pulsewave

Lyra

Captain
Utility – Fountain of Renewal, Crucible, War Treads, Capacitor Plate, Atlas Pauldron, Rock’s Decree

Magnus

Mid Laner
CP – Spellfire, Halcyon Chargers, Clockwork, Frostburn, Broken Myth, Aegis

Malene

Jungler
CP – Stormcrow, Shatterglass, Halcyon Chargers, Spellfire, Broken Myth, Aegis

Top Laner
CP – Shatterglass, Halcyon Chargers, Aftershock/Clockwork, Spellfire, Broken Myth, Aegis

Miho

Bottom Laner
WP – Sorrowblade, Halcyon Chargers, Tension Bow, Tyrant’s Monocle, Tyrant’s Monocle, Aegis

Ozo

Jungler
CP – Aftershock, Shatterglass/Eve of Harvest, Halcyon Chargers, Broken Myth, Capacitor Plate, Slumbering Husk
WP – Serpent Mask, Breaking Point, Bonesaw, Aegis, Slumbering Husk, Halchyon Chargers

Petal

Top Laner
CP – Spellfire, Halcyon Chargers, Dragon Eye, Broken Myth, Shatterglass, Aegis

Phinn

Captain
Utility – Fountain of Renewal, Crucible, War Treads, Atlas Pauldron, Capacitor Plate, Rock’s Decree

Reim

Jungler
CP – Stormcrown, Halcyon Chargers, Dragon’s Eye, Eve of Harvest, Broken Myth, Aegis

Reza

Jungler
CP – Stormcrown, Halcyon Chargers, Spellfire, Aftershock, Broken Myth, Aegis

Top Laner
CP – Spellfire, Halcyon Chargers, Aftershock, Broken Myth, Shatterglass Aegis

Ringo

Bottom Laner
WP – Sorrowblade, Halcyon Chargers, Bonesaw, Tyrant’s Monocle, Tyrant’s Monocle, Aegis

Rona

Jungler
WP – Serpent Mask, Breaking Point, Bonesaw, Aegis, Slumbering Husk, War Treads

Top Laner
WP – Serpent Mask, Breaking Point, Bonesaw, Aegis, Slumbering Husk, War Treads

Samuel

Mid Laner
CP – Frostburn & Spellfire, Halcyon Chargers before the 2nd item of your choice, Eve of Harvest/Clockwork, Broken Myth, Aegis

San Feng

Captain
Utility – Fountain of Renewal, Crucible, War Treads, Atlas Pauldron, Pulsewave, Aegis

Top Laner
Utility – Pulsewave, Crucible, War Treads, Atlas Pauldron, Fountain of Renewal, Aegis

SAW

Bottom Laner
WP – Sorrowblade, Tyrant’s Monocle, Tyrant’s Monocle, Aegis, Slumbering Husk, Halcyon Chargers

Silvernail

Bottom Laner
WP – Sorrowblade, Halcyon Chargers, Bonesaw, Poisoned Shiv, Breaking Point, Aegis

Skaarf

Mid Laner
CP – Spellfire, Halcyon Chargers, Eve/Clockwork, Broken Myth, Frostburn/Shatterglass/Dragon’s Eye, Aegis

Skye

Mid Laner
CP – Spellfire, Halcyon Chargers, Dragon’s Eye/Frostburn, Eve of Harvest/Clockwork, Broken Myth, Aegis

Taka

Jungler
WP – Stormcrown, Sorrowblade, Bonesaw, Tyrant’s Monocle, Tyrant’s Monocle, Aegis

Tony

Jungler
Utility – Stormcrown, Crucible, War Treads, Atlas Pauldron, Pulsewave, Fountain of Renewal

Top Laner – Pulsewave, Stormcrown, Crucible, War Treads, Atlas Pauldron, Fountain of Renewal

Varya

Mid Laner
CP – Alternating Current, Halcyon Chargers, Dragon’s Eye, Eve & Broken Myth, Aegis

Viola

Captain
Utility – Fountain of Renewal, Crucible, War Treads, Capacitor Plate, Rock’s Decree, Pulsewave/Atlas Pauldron

Vox

Mid Laner
CP – Alternating Current, Halcyon Chargers, Dragon’s Eye, Eve of Harvest & Broken Myth, Aegis

Warhawk

Mid Laner
CP – Spellfire, Halcyon Chargers, Shatterglass & Clockwork (buy the 2nd choice AFTER Broken Myth), Broken Myth, Aegis

Yates

Captain
Utility – Fountain of Renewal, Crucible, War Treads, Atlas Pauldron, Pulsewave, Rock’s Decree

Ylva

Jungler
Utility – Stormcrown, Crucible, War Treads, Atlas Pauldron, Fountain of Renewal, Pulsewave

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