Vi

The Piltover Enforcer

Vi INFO

  • Vi was released on 19 December 2012 and can be purchased from the Riot Store for 6300 IP or 975 RP.
  • Vi's taunt makes her do the "Ali shuffle" which fits well with her punching theme.
  • Vi features several easter eggs: When playing with an allied Caitlyn, each gains: The cosmetic buff "On The Case: Piltover's finest". 1 movement speed while near one another. 1 bonus gold if they assisted on the same kill. Three unique shouts in response to an allied Ace in the Hole. When playing against an enemy Caitlyn: If Vi taunts while near an enemy Caitlyn, she will perform one of two special taunts. Doing so debuffs the Caitlyn with "Agitated: How Agitating", which will remain until Caitlyn damages Vi or Caitlyn dies. Vi features three unique shouts in response to surviving an enemy Ace in the Hole. She features a unique shout when she uses Assault and Battery on an enemy Jayce. There may be additional interactions with Jayce. When playing against an enemy Jinx: Causes Vi, also to an allied Caitlyn if she is present, to get a debuff "Catch me if you can!". The debuff reads "Jinx is causing chaos again. How obnoxious... Criminals Apprehended:" followed by a counter that represents the number of Jinx kills/assists. 1 bonus gold for every criminal they apprehend.
  • When playing with an allied Caitlyn, each gains: The cosmetic buff "On The Case: Piltover's finest". 1 movement speed while near one another. 1 bonus gold if they assisted on the same kill. Three unique shouts in response to an allied Ace in the Hole.
  • The cosmetic buff "On The Case: Piltover's finest".
  • 1 movement speed while near one another.
  • 1 bonus gold if they assisted on the same kill.
  • Three unique shouts in response to an allied Ace in the Hole.
  • When playing against an enemy Caitlyn: If Vi taunts while near an enemy Caitlyn, she will perform one of two special taunts. Doing so debuffs the Caitlyn with "Agitated: How Agitating", which will remain until Caitlyn damages Vi or Caitlyn dies. Vi features three unique shouts in response to surviving an enemy Ace in the Hole.
  • If Vi taunts while near an enemy Caitlyn, she will perform one of two special taunts. Doing so debuffs the Caitlyn with "Agitated: How Agitating", which will remain until Caitlyn damages Vi or Caitlyn dies.
  • Vi features three unique shouts in response to surviving an enemy Ace in the Hole.
  • She features a unique shout when she uses Assault and Battery on an enemy Jayce. There may be additional interactions with Jayce.
  • When playing against an enemy Jinx: Causes Vi, also to an allied Caitlyn if she is present, to get a debuff "Catch me if you can!". The debuff reads "Jinx is causing chaos again. How obnoxious... Criminals Apprehended:" followed by a counter that represents the number of Jinx kills/assists. 1 bonus gold for every criminal they apprehend.
  • Causes Vi, also to an allied Caitlyn if she is present, to get a debuff "Catch me if you can!".
  • The debuff reads "Jinx is causing chaos again. How obnoxious... Criminals Apprehended:" followed by a counter that represents the number of Jinx kills/assists.
  • 1 bonus gold for every criminal they apprehend.
  • Vi's login theme ("Here Comes Vi") was sung by Nicki Taylor , lead singer of the band "Running the Risk". Vi is the second champion whose login theme contains sung lyrics. The first was Diana and her theme "Daylight's End". Nicki Taylor also was in the rap This is War 2: Piltover VS Zaun. as Vi.
  • Vi is the second champion whose login theme contains sung lyrics. The first was Diana and her theme "Daylight's End".
  • Nicki Taylor also was in the rap This is War 2: Piltover VS Zaun. as Vi.
  • Vi's dance is the Dougie. A side-by-side comparison can be seen here .
  • Vi is, along with Caitlyn, Lissandra, Rumble, Sion, Varus, Blitzcrank, Xerath, and Ziggs, one of the few champions that can CC themselves.
  • Vi has the shortest name in League of Legends, at two letters long.
  • Vi's ability kit contains all "knock" crowd control effects: knockback on her Vault Breaker and both knockup and knock aside on her Assault and Battery.
  • Vi has a light on her back that when glowing indicates her passive Blast Shield is ready to use (similar to Annie's stun).
  • The ability icon for Vault Breaker looks similar to that of Ahri's ultimate, Spirit Rush.

Vi Skins

Vi Pros

  • Has one of the best initiations in the game.
  • Deals a lot of damage.
  • Shreds Armour on tanks.
  • Great at ganking, dueling and counter jungling.

Vi Cons

  • High cooldowns early.
  • Skillshot based with Q.
  • Enemies can drag you to their turrets by flashing when you ult.

Vi Counter Tips

  • Vi's Vault Break can be interrupted while charging, so try to save a disable (silence/snare/stun/knock-up/displacement) for it.
  • Try not to duel against a Vi for an extended amount of time, because her Denting blows will grant her additional attack speed and shred your armor.
  • Vi can't be CC'd while casting her ultimate. Save your disables until after she lands.
  • When laning against Vi, don't stand behind your minions, her ranged damage with her E isn't to be underestimated. She does not need to get someone very low to kill them with a full combo. Don't trade with her when she has her shield up or ready.

Vi DEV INFO

  • Vi was designed by gypsylord.
  • Vi is voiced by Cia Court.
  • Vi is the first champion to be revealed by a feedback thread rather than by a sneak peek or art spotlight.
  • Prior to her PBE release, Vi's character archetype had been in and out of development for two years.
  • Vi's last two abilities, "Excessive Force" and "Assault and Battery", are named after real criminal charges. Excessive force is a form of police brutality, while assault and battery are two different but similar crimes. Both go along with Vi's background and theme.
  • Shortly before the release of Jinx, Vi's Champion page (if opened from the home page) was 'graffitied' on. This was thought to be a teaser of an upcoming champion. Many members of the community believed it would be her sister, a member of the group she was in, or both. More information can be found on Jinx's page.
  • "Vis" is Latin for "force". To be exact, "Vi" is ablative singular and means "with force", which can be related to Vi's design.
  • VI is the number 6 in Roman Numerals. Because of this, many players are attempting to find some significance between the number 6 and Vi. VI, being the roman numeral for six, could be a reference to her relationship with Caitlyn. This meaning that she has her partner's back, or in other terms her 'six'. Vi's lore states that she became part of her former gang at the age of six. This could also refer to the Sixth Amendment (of the USA), concerning criminal prosecution which is also a running theme of Vi. The number 6 can be seen on Vi's left breast and on the badge on her police cap in her Officer Vi skin.
  • VI, being the roman numeral for six, could be a reference to her relationship with Caitlyn. This meaning that she has her partner's back, or in other terms her 'six'.
  • Vi's lore states that she became part of her former gang at the age of six.
  • This could also refer to the Sixth Amendment (of the USA), concerning criminal prosecution which is also a running theme of Vi.
  • The number 6 can be seen on Vi's left breast and on the badge on her police cap in her Officer Vi skin.
  • According to ohmikegoodness at PAX 2013, Vi was originally named "Ruby" and rode around on rollerskates during her initial design.
  • The visual effects designer for Vi's log-in screen was Anthony Possobon.
  • On 1st of January 2016, a teaser was released on Vi's main League site page which consists of a short video (which starts with what sounds like a gun shot followed by a picture of Vi being penetrated by scarlet light through her chest, also removing her gauntlets) and an updated animated champion icon (different appearance from her current splash art). The teasers were done for an upcoming champion release. In the code of her page, the teaser video is named "Dead Eye". There are also several teasers for Sona, Zed, and Garen; and a name called " Jhin" has also popped up in the coding of the page.
  • In the code of her page, the teaser video is named "Dead Eye". There are also several teasers for Sona, Zed, and Garen; and a name called " Jhin" has also popped up in the coding of the page.

Vi IS STRONG AGAINST

ZacKatarinaJarvan IVMalphiteShacoRammusHecarim

Vi IS WEAK AGAINST

RivenJaxDariusTeemoLee SinKarmaPantheon

Vi IS GOOD WITH

CaitlynYasuoOriannaZedHeimerdingerLuxMalphite

Vi IS EVEN WITH

JayceAkaliCaitlynWarwickEvelynnVeigarCorki

VI STORY

To Vi, every problem is just another brick wall to punch through with her gigantic hextech gauntlets. Though she grew up on the wrong side of the law, Vi now uses her criminal know-how to serve Piltover’s police force. Vi’s brash attitude, abrasive humor, and blatant refusal to follow orders can often infuriate her by-the-books partner, Caitlyn. But even the sheriff of Piltover cannot deny that Vi is an invaluable asset in the fight against crime.

As a child growing up in the lawless outskirts of Piltover, Vi learned to rob and cheat to get by. Stealing and stripping hextech hardware gave her the skills of a master mechanic, while life on the streets taught her self-reliance. When she was six, a ragtag group of criminals took a shine to the young delinquent and brought her into their fold. By the time Vi was eleven, she had become a seasoned accomplice, and she relished the thrill of every heist.

Vi’s attitude changed when a raid on a mining facility went bad. She was forced to decide between fleeing with her crew and trying to save the innocent mine workers from a collapsed tunnel. Vi chose to play the hero. While searching for a way to free the mine workers from the rubble, she discovered a damaged robotic mining rig. Improvising, she wrenched off its huge fists and modified them into makeshift hextech gauntlets. Fitting the heavy weapons to her tiny hands, the young girl flexed her arm and threw a powered punch at the rubble. The force of the blow blasted away the rock. With the workers free to escape, Vi fled the scene.

After that job gone wrong, Vi severed her connection to the crew. She returned to a life of solitary crime, but stole only from other criminals. As the years went by, Vi modified and improved her hextech fists, allowing her to bust up heists and snatch loot with ease. Eventually, word of her notoriety reached Caitlyn, the famed Sheriff of Piltover. Rather than seek Vi’s arrest, Caitlyn offered the criminal a way to pay her debt to society: work for the law in Piltover. Vi laughed. To her, a job that let her beat up crooks without forcing her to run from the cops sounded perfect. She immediately accepted. Caitlyn now struggles to keep Vi in line, and Vi treats Caitlyn’s orders as mere suggestions, but when they work together, they are feared by all lawbreakers in Piltover.

“It’s a shame. I’ve got two fists, but you’ve only got one face.”
— Vi

Vi Abilities

Blast Shield

BadDesc

Vault Breaker

Vi charges her gauntlets and unleashes a vault shattering punch, carrying her forward. Enemies she hits are knocked back and receive a stack of Denting Blows.

Denting Blows

Vi's punches break her opponent's Armor, dealing bonus damage and granting her Attack Speed.

Excessive Force

Vi's next attack blasts through her target, dealing damage to enemies behind it.

Assault and Battery

Vi runs down an enemy, knocking aside anyone in the way. When she reaches her target she knocks it into the air, jumps after it, and slams it back into the ground.