A question for Viktor mains

So I just finished a game where I went Naut top against a Viktor. He maxed his laser (E) first and used it to harass and cs. This left him pushed to my turret most of the laning phase and in the long run lost him alot of cs due to the threat of ganks (to which he died twice). I know most of you don't play him in top but would it not had been better for him to max his Q first and not push the lane so hard or would that deal less damage/cost too much mana? Edit: And btw, I didn't die during the entire game and was even on cs, so the harass he landed didn't matter much.
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