Viktor was one of my favourite midlane champion for some time now. Noone played him, when I picked him up. Bought Creator Viktor skin for him, its just so badass, its my favourite skin in the game. Now I never want to play him, because Its not fun to loose most of the games even if I do well with him. He was balanced before the nerfs to his E, even then he was playable, but with the mage update he became a champ that brings nothing (you pick him if you want to have fun and you plan to loose anyway).
His main ability E got nerfed to the ground along with his ult. He is practically sh'it tier now.
Problems with him :
-you have to upgrade his skills with gold but they are mediocre now at best.
-his laser never hits anyone (2nd effect)
-his ult deals damage for staying in it for 2 sec. (everyone and their mother can flash or dash out of it)
Only 1 good thing was done for him in exchange for making him useless, his Q gives stronger shield .
Viktor was a burst mage with some decent poke with his E. Now he is good at nothing.
Its not fair to ruin a champion just to make the boring lcs more interesting. Even if the problem was that he could farm with his E easily, just nerf his E damage to minions thats all. Not ruin the whole champ just because he was picked 1 season.
Either revert him back and cut his damage to minions or rework him completely.
Some ideas that could make Viktor better.
-If he puts his ult on his W , his W will stun instantly or burst his ult into an explosion removing both ult and W at the same time.
-revert back his E and cut his damage to minions.
-ult is terribly now rework it completely or rewert it to continous damage.
-charge his Q. (the higher the charge , the higher the range and lower the damage)