Over the past few years, Top lane Vayne has gradually become a problem, a new symbol of “breaking the game” into the “illusion of self-skill”. Even this gameplay is so toxic that the number of gamers who hate Top Lane Vayne and are willing to ban it in every match has increased rapidly, approaching the number of people who hate Yasuo. So where is the source and strength of the obsession called Top Lane Vayne? Let’s find out together.
A lot of memes about Vayne Top lane have appeared to show the frustration of gamers about this gameplay
To talk about the Vayne fever, let’s go back in time a little bit to 2013. This is arguably the peak of the legendary Chinese AD carry – Uzi. At Worlds 2013, the semi-final between Royal Club and OMG, Uzi had a series of unbelievable moves when he survived with just a little blood and smashed the OMG squad with Vayne. Combined with the extremely famous “one champ Vayne” on YouTube when it was Gosu, the love for this Shadowhunter girl burned in the hearts of Vietnamese gamers.
Of course, at that time, Vayne still stopped at the bottom lane and needed Support to protect. However, as League of Legends grows, a variety of tactics are created, ADCs can not only play in the bot lane anymore. And then the appearance of toplane superstar TheShy was like a drop of water that overflowed the glass. A lot of people have followed the highlights that hit the road, smashing the enemy team with TheShy’s Vayne and making the movement to bring the Shadowhunter to the top explode.
Being “badly taught” by TheShy made the Top Lane Vayne movement explode
That’s the origin, but what is the power of Vayne Top lane that makes it such a new symbol of “game breaking”? Of course, we won’t talk about how Vayne’s skill works because everyone knows and understands it all. What makes Vayne a nightmare is that gamers using this champion often tend to be overly confident in her strength.
It is true that when in the hands of a master, Vayne can crush the road in a terrible way thanks to her long arm span and true damage from the skill W – Silver Arrow. However, ordinary players do not learn how to “auto spacing” or simply keep a distance to be able to match the opponent’s blood without losing the farm. A lot of toplane players can take advantage of this to make Top lane Vayne economically viable, even though it looks like a winning lane.
There are many ways to counter Vayne Top lane, but this gameplay is not “auto win” as many people think
As a result, a lot of Vayne Top lane players fell into a situation of being ganked by their opponents, reversed solokill, and then “feeding without stopping”. With a champion that only deals single-target damage and provides no other utility, once dead, Top Lane Vayne will become “weight” and contribute nothing to teammates. In that situation, the remaining 4 people in the team are clearly not happy, gradually the aversion to this style of play is also bigger because of that.
Vayne is the type of champion that once hit is extremely “weighty” and is completely pushed out of the game, especially in the Top lane position.
And then as we’ve seen, the number of players who hate Top Lane Vayne has become larger and larger and in fact gamers have a good reason to do so. No one wants the fate of their “tryhard” rank match to be placed in the hands of a game that is both risky and doesn’t help a team like Vayne Top.