If you have never played Bel’Veth before, It is probably a bit challenging to try and figure out what type of damage she does. Bel’Veth does not fit the typical theme that an AD champion does. Subjectively, she looks more like a mage than she does a fighter. Regardless, Bel’Veth is an AD champion. Due to this, every item recommended against her is either some form of armor item, even if she passively does true damage due to her R and her build path including Kraken Slayer.
You should know this about Bel’Veth as a champion in League of Legends.
Bel’Veth is primarily an AD champion in League of Legends. Consequently, she exclusively builds Attack Damage items and lacks any real AP scaling aside from the AP ratio on her R. However, this AP ratio is not enough to justify any sort of AP item in her build. Her standard build is by far the most popular and holds the most win rate plus pick rate.
Upon taking a closer look at some of Bel’Veth’s abilities, one can conclude that she is not an original idea. She shares some similarities with Rhaast (Red Kayn) in the form of her W and further similarities with every champion added in 2021 and 2022, in the form of having multiple dashes. She does have the unique ability to not have a traditional cap on her attack speed and to be able to stack it multiple times in various ways that are intertwined in her kit.
That being said, she is just another fighter jungler. This means she is a living hell for any team that is trying to win late game. Bel’Veth scales insanely well as the game goes on, especially due to her stacking passive and the ability to chase people down upon getting takedowns and using her ultimate to reveal her true form.
Bel’Veth is not for the people looking to try some insane new mechanics (like Viego has for example); instead, she is meant for the people who simply want to win because they have the latest and greatest of Riot’s creations and the whole development team at Riot on their side, Greatly increasing their chances of achieving victory.
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Is Full AD Bel’Veth Worth It in LoL?
Short answer, Yes. Long answer, still yes, but here are some things you should know;
Bel’Veth can work very well into certain matchups, but she can also greatly suffer if the enemy team composition has more ranged champions than they do melee. Additionally, due to her having to rely on auto attacks to dish her damage, anti-carry champions are very effective against her.
The “standard” Bel’Veth pick (with the highest winrate) is constant from patch to patch due to Riot not giving too much of a thought to her as she is not being picked as much as Poppy or Trundle in pro play (Riot has been known to focus more on pro play nearing Worlds). Currently, her build focuses on maximum damage and DPS (damage per second) along with the ability to chase down high-value targets and also being able to tank anyone who poses a threat to her.
This is what you need to know to play Bel’Veth with her AD build in LoL:
How Do You Play Full AD Bel’Veth in LoL?
- Conqueror- Your basic attacks on damage against enemy champions grant 2 stacks of Conqueror. Abilities, spells, and item actives on damage will grant 2 stacks.Each stack of Conqueror grants 1.2 − 2.7 (based on level) bonus Attack Damage or 2 − 4.5 (based on level) Ability Power (Adaptive) for 5 seconds, stacking up to 12 times. While fully stacked, you heal for 8% from damage dealt to enemy champions. Subsequent damage dealt by basic attacks, abilities, spells, or item actives refreshes the duration. This is preferred over Lethal Tempo because Bel’Veth already stacks attack speed and does not have a cap on it.
- Triumph- Scoring a takedown against an enemy champion heals you for 10% of your missing health and grants you an additional 20 Gold after a 1-second delay.
- Legend: Alacrity- Gain 3% (+ 1.5% stack) bonus attack speed, up to 18% with 10 stacks.
- Coup de Grace- Deal 8% increased damage to champions below 40% maximum health.
- Magical Footwear- After 12 minutes (reduced by 45 seconds whenever scoring a takedown), you gain “Slightly Magical Boots”.
- Cosmic Insight- Gain 18 summoner spell haste and 10 item haste.
For bonuses, go AS, AD, and armor or Mr, depending on the matchup.
Best AD Bel’Veth Item builds in Season 12 (in order):
- Kraken Slayer- Offers true damage on every third auto attack for massive DPS, along with insane stats as a first item.
- Plated Steel caps / Mercury Treads- Good against all types of auto attackers (including magic damage auto attackers like Teemo and Azir) / Good against all types of cc champions and most mages.
- Death’s Dance- Reduces the damage you take upfront by 30% and gives you the option to negate that damage by getting a kill in the 3 seconds following the damage.
- Wit’s End- Offers on-hit magic damage along with magic resist. Works very well with Bel’Veth’s passive and does good damage in the long run while offering resistances.
- Guardian Angel- Good burst protection when you are the team’s carry beyond 35-40 minutes into the game
- Guinsoo’s Rageblade- Enhances every on-hit effect and gives you a lot of attack speed. It also converts all your critical strikes into on-hit physical damage.
Bel’Veth can also build situational items like Mortal Reminder, Rapidfire Cannon, Infinity Edge, Phantom Dancer, Bloodthirster, Maw of Malmortius, and Mercurial Scimitar/ Silvermere Dawn.
What Lane is Bel’Veth?
Bel’Veth is primarily made to be a Jungler, and cannot possibly lane due to her passive offering her many benefits upon killing standard and epic monsters. She is very good into bruisers and assassins due to her ability to negate their damage and out damaging them 10:1. If you want to try her out in a lane, I would suggest following a different build path, as minions will not be healing you the way monsters do via omnivamp and smite.
People have not been paying that much attention to Bel’veth due to her unoriginal and standard gameplay, but those who do have been seeing success in the jungle in most of their respective games and matchups.
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When to pick Bel’Veth?
As stated before, Bel’Veth is best picked into bruisers and assassins, especially AD ones. The best matchups she has include Lee Sin, Evelynn, Udyr, Talon, Zed, Viego, Xin Zhao, and Diana to name a few. As you can see, most of these champions are either uber cancer assassins who oneshot you, or uber cancer assassins disguised as bruisers but still can oneshot you. Either way, these matchups are ideal for Bel’Veth.
One should also consider If your team requires more AD or if they already have 4. In the former case, Bel’Veth would be ideal. In the latter, picking her would be trolling your own game. Although Bel’Veth does have access to true damage, at the end of the day she is still a heavy AD champion that builds AD items and is countered by armor items.
This makes Bel’Veth one of the best picks in recent times, especially because she counters half of the jungle champion pool that is most played these days.
While Bel’Veth may not be the most popular jungler when talking on the subject, she is undeniably one of the best to win. If you like winning, pick her up, and if you like having fun more, steer away from her. Bel’Veth may deal physical damage, but the attachment people have to their mains is very emotional, and Bel’Veth misses the mark for me to be able to recommend her as a good switch.
We hope this article has helped you understand the basics of Bel’Veth and what to do when picking her as well as when to pick her properly. As always, leave your suggestions and comments down in the comments section below. Until next time!
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