If you remember, at the last Demacia Cup 2021, a “drama” match took place in the Semifinals when LNG Esports faced FunPlus Phoenix. This is the first time that Doinb has faced the old team, especially his close friend Lwx since leaving FPX. And the result of that match should be clear to us when Doinb and LNG lost to FPX with a score of 1-3.
Doinb’s meeting with Lwx was not smooth at all
Of course, with a tournament that does not focus on achievements like the Demacia Cup 2021, Doinb and LNG Esports are not criticized by fans too much. However, for Doinb personally, he was strongly criticized by a colleague in the LCK tournament about building Viktor’s equipment, even when in game 4 he was very “green”. Doinb himself recently shared this story on air and admitted that he was completely wrong in that game.
Doinb: “You know what, there was a mid laner in the LCK who said that I built all the wrong items after watching that Demacia Cup. He said if I bought Calamity Sword in that game (game 4 Semifinals). with FPX) won and straight up said you shouldn’t go on both Crown of Doom and Hourglass Zhonya he even told me to go to Echo Luden in that match I’m not kidding, he even said I’m not going to play Viktor the way I played that game.
I was told that if I bought the Crown of Doom, I had to get to the Void Staff as soon as possible. The reason is because for each Legendary item, the Crown of Doom only provides AP and movement speed. I have to go to Void Staff to get massive magic penetration right away. If you build like me in that match, at about 20-25 minutes Viktor’s skills won’t even enter the opponent’s health. Then I tried a game according to his build and it worked better.”
With the Crown of Doom but not buying magic penetration items early, Doinb (with Viktor) can’t even finish LWX despite casting all the correct skills
Indeed, when we look closely at the stats that the Crown of Doom provides, we can see that this is a good defensive item but does not bring too much damage. So, going up to Zhonya Hourglass (another defensive item) with the Crown of Doom will cause the output damage of the Mages to be “smashed” a lot compared to the match. As Doinb mentioned above, at 20-25 minutes, your skills will not even enter the opponent’s blood.
It’s not wrong to raise the Crown of Doom for Viktor, but you need to buy the Wand of Void to ensure the output damage
Meanwhile, with the use of Luden Echo, you will have magic penetration every time you get a Legendary item. So you are allowed to build defensive items but still have extremely large output damage. However, Doinb in that 4th game chose to build too many defensive items, without strong magic resistance. As a result, even if he can eat a lot of lives, he can’t “carry the team”.