Vox Builds

Last changed 7/24/2016 for update 1.20.

You’ll find the best and most popular builds for Vox on this page! For more information regarding situational items, check out our guides for situational items on roams and carries! To see how well this hero performs in the current meta, check out our hero tier list.

The Sound and the Fury

This build focuses around huge AoE (Area of Effect) Crystal damage from both Vox’s auto-attacks as well as his ultimate.

Skill Path

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Vox will need his B, Pulse, overdriven ASAP to be able to bounce sound waves hard enough to make an impact in his games. Max out his ultimate, Wait for It…, to turn your teamfights up to 11 with massive shockwaves. An alternative to this build is to max Sonic Zoom over Pulse – this gives it a lower cooldown and allows Vox to kite more easily and provide more sudden bursts in fights.

Core Items

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These items are the core of your Crystal Power Vox. Alternating Current should be rushed as your first item to help CP Vox’s single-target damage, which is otherwise lacking. After that, you should grab a Broken Myth to further increase his crystal damage output. The third CP item should be an Eve of Harvest; the lifesteal is invaluable when combined with CP Vox’s insane AoE damage. A Reflex Block should usually be built by the time your opponents turn level 6, as many heroes that don’t have stuns until level 6 get them in the form of their ultimates. In most games, you’ll want to build some additional defense after or maybe even before completing your second item, Broken Myth.

As Needed

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These items should be picked up when you need them. Tier 1 Boots obviously should be built earlier in the game, but upgrades to Tier 2 or 3 can wait. Defense items should be built according to who and what you are taking the most damage from. Shatterglass can be built for additional damage, sometimes as a replaement for Eve of Harvest if you value the burst damage over the sustain that the lifesteal offers. You should usually build a Reflex Block after completing your Alternating Current for some tankiness and to block stuns.

The Sonic Tremor

This build is less expensive than the Crystal Power build, but doesn’t pack as much of a punch late-game. One of the tradeoffs is that it is cheaper and thus has an earlier power spike. The build is best against high-HP enemies such as Glaive and Phinn (high base HP), or Krul, Rona, and Ardan (often build HP items such as Shiversteel and Crucible). It leverages the low cooldown on Vox’s Sonic Zoom to proc Aftershock repeatedly and also kite extremely effectively. As noted above, Vox is best played in lane.

Skill Path

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This build focuses on Aftershock procs dealing immense damage alongside bounces. Start with Vox’s B, Pulse, so that he can deal damage, but take his A, Sonic Zoom, overdrive by Level 8 to get the most out of its cooldown. Max out Vox’s ultimate, Wait for It…, to bring a strong ranged initiation or finishing move to this more up-close-and-personal build’s attack.

Core Items

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Aftershock should be rushed. Although it isn’t built into anything, some people start the game with a Swift Shooter to help with farming in lane. Broken Myth should be your second Tier 3 CP item to amplify Aftershock’s damage. Clockwork should be built to further decrease the cooldown on Sonic Zoom and thus allow more Aftershock procs. Chronograph, a component of Clockwork, is sometimes built before Broken Myth is completed for the extra Cooldown Acceleration. As above, a Reflex Block should usually be built by the time your opponents turn level 6, as many heroes that don’t have stuns until level 6 get them in the form of their ultimates.

As Needed

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These items should be picked up when you need them. Tier 1 Boots obviously should be built earlier in the game, but upgrades to Tier 2 or 3 can wait. Defense items should be built according to who and what you are taking the most damage from. Eve of Harvest can be built on Vox to help him heal mid-fight, and Aftershock already has a 50% heal on its damage, so the two combined add up to a fairly large heal. You should usually build a Reflex Block after completing your Aftershock for some tankiness and to block stuns.

The Beat Drop

Weapon Power Vox is great for single-target damage, and Vox’s Sonic Zoom allows him to build up Breaking Point stacks extremely quickly.

Skill Path

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Weapon Power Vox should obviously max out Sonic Zoom first to get the weapon damage amplification effect from Sonic Zoom’s overdrive as soon as possible. Wait For It is usually maxed over Pulse.

Core Items

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You’ll usually want to start with a Swift Shooter on Vox to make farming easier, then work your way to a Sorrowblade. Upgrade your Swift Shooter to a Blazing Salvo at some point, then build Bonesaw. Finish up with a Tyrant’s Monocle. Build a Reflex Block by level 6 – many heroes without stuns get stuns at level 6 with their ultimates!

As Needed

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Halcyon Chargers provide Vox with the energy he needs, as well as some cooldown as a bonus. Defense items should be built according to who and what you are taking the most damage from. Breaking Point can be built, but it’s not always the best item.


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