Lane harass and empowered trading.
Empowered abilities and resource manipulation
Your attacks and abilities send Aery to a target, damaging or shielding allies.
Hitting enemy champions with a spell grants maximum mana.
After reaching 250 mana, Manaflow Band restores 1% of your missing mana every 5 seconds.
All movement Speed bonuses are 8% more effective on you.
Your first ability hit every 20s burns champions.
Burst damage and target access
Recover health when you damage an enemy champion.
Heal for a percentage of damage dealt with your abilities. Increases with each unique takedown.
+6 AD or 10 AP
+5 Armor or 6 MR (match-up)
Aery is taken here for it's reliability and chip damage when trading with [Q].
Pay attention to it's return to you and look to proc it as often as possible with [E] poke.
Manaflow Band paired with your Hexcore upgrade is your primary means of mana sustain throughout the game.
In the mid to late game, Viktor has a nearly constant haste thanks to his empowered [Q]. The bonus Movement Speed from [Q] will grant you a bit of an AP steroid.
Combined with Aery, Scorch is a great rune for taking small trades and chipping away at the enemy in lane.
If you're looking for bigger damage in late game teamfights, Gathering Storm is a decent replacement.
Taste of Blood offers you a fantastic trading pattern and extended laning so that you can remain in lane until you reach your first Hex Core upgrade.
Ravenous Hunter empowers your ability to completely take over late game teamfights where your massive extended damage output results in big healing and sustain.