The problem of Veigar is the following:
YOU NEED TO PLAY PASSIV, until a point you make some good dmg with your ewq combo.
That should be around 15-20 minutes, having about 250-350 AP.
Before this time, you will not even win a 1 vs 1 against champions, veigar counters.
I read good Argumentations in this discussion and now i wanna tell you how i see it.
My Name is SupportOurJack and i Veigar is almost the only Champ i play mid (+fizz).
-Veigar delets champions, but if you miss the stun, u are normally **
-The stun is in a circle around the mouse, so its hard to place directly on a champ
-Veigar needs a huge amount of mana:
-How already said, Veigar is squishy, because he cant escape from a fizz or khazix or lee e.g.
Now to the positive sides of Veigar:
+If you farm your q a bit (100 minions killed with q within 40 minutes is easy) you get the number into AP 1:1
--> 1100 AP possible in game length of 40-45 minutes without archangels staff and with shoes
+AoE stun. If you place it well it stuns the same like amumu ult, but longer ;)
+Aoe stun is the best ability to counter a engage from the enemy
- ultimative Ability against every AP champ (80% of enemy ap gets converted into ulti dmg) and ADC (with 800 AP about 1300 dmg)
+endless AP farm with your q
No i want to come to all the other discussers:
x The colldowns on Veigar are not longer then on other champions
I play Veigar with 40% cdr so my q has a cd of 2.6 seconds, and stun about 6-8
Ultimate cd is about 40 seconds.
x Veigar is squishy, but champions like fizz are too
i often stay behind the support, but i have flash with me, so if one enemy (except the tank) is out of position i flash and stun, then my combo and he is dead before he can move. Ofc this is a bit risky and its hard to make flash and then aim the stun, but: "SURPRISE, YOU ARE DEAD :)"
Veigar is hard to play and extreme to master, cause you need to stay passive a long time.
I know that is the opposite of what mid players in League of Legends do, but its worth it...
------------VEIGAR IS ONE OF THE TOP 5 HARDEST CHAMPS IN LOL-----------------------------
------------VEIGAR IS ONE OF THE TOP 5 MOST OP CHAMPS IN LOL-----------------------------
But too hard for LCS and WC?
Veigar Gameplay: (enemy has some good engages and jumps!)