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VLADIMIR BUILD GUIDE: Vampire Diaries: Top Lane Vladimir (In Depth) by Qtpnslol

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Greater Mark of Magic Penetration( +7.83 magic penetration)
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Greater Seal of Armor( +12.69 armor)
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Greater Glyph of Magic Resist( +12.06 magic resist)
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Greater Quintessence of Ability Power( +14.85 ability power)
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Champion Matchups

Introduction

oHai there, I made a Vlad guide cause he is my favorite top laner. I'm not a pro player I don't play ranked just made this cause ive seen some people who play Vlad poorly and maybe this can help them.

Masteries

Comming soon

Runes

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Summoner Spells



Explanation:

1.) Ghost: Gives you 35% movement speed when you have the: Summoner's Wrath mastery and ignored unit collision. It has a smaller CD than so you can escape more ganks and chase better when you run Ghost than Flash.

2.) Flash : Flash gives you the ability to jump over a wall or close a small gap. When the enemy team engages on youand you don't have the position to ult more targets than only the tank, you can flash to close the gap and ult more players witch can lead into a victory.

3.) Heal : Heal gives you the chanse to trick targets to :turret dive you, use flash on you or even to engage on your team cause you have low HP. Heal is a good spell vs cause he will probably use his ult to finish you when you have 5 stacks of his passive. BUT, his ult has a long animation so you can heal when he is in the sky dunking you.

4.) Ignite : Ignite is a can be used as a finisher, an opener or to outpush someone out of your lane. Ignite and your ultimate does a lot of extra dmg when the target doesn't expect it, cause it's a big burst.

5.) Exhaust : Exhaust is a spell that I woudn't prefer on Vlad but when your enemy team has something like a and you exhaust them in a team fight that will reduce their AoE dmg output by alot and can save your team.

Skills

Passive: Crimson Pact
Every 40 points of bonus health gives Vladimir 1 ability power and every 1 point of ability power gives Vladimir 2 bonus health (does not stack with itself).

Explanation:
This means that an item like gives you NOT 80 AP but 92,5 AP.
(500/40=12,5)



Q: Transfusion
Vladimir drains the lifeforce of his target, dealing 90/125/160/195/230 (+60% of ability power) magic damage and healing himself for 15/25/35/45/55 (+100% of ability power) of that amount.

Cooldown 12/10/8/6/4 seconds

Range 550


Explanation:
You main dmg spell and haras. Keeps you in lane, can sometimes save you when you are ignited and are running, you just can Q on a minion to get some HP back.




W: Sanguine Pool
Vladimir sinks into a pool of blood for 2.5 seconds, becoming untargetable and slowing enemies above him by 40%.

Vladmir deals 15% of his bonus Health in magic damage over the duration and heals himself for 12.5% of that amount.

Cooldown 22seconds
Cost 20percent of health
Range 1050


Explanation:
Take one point early in the game or two if you are getting camped. This skill makes you untargetable and heals you for a small persentage of the dmg you deal. BUT it cost you 20% of your health so be carefull when you are using it.




E: Tides of Blood
Vladimir unleashes a torrent of blood dealing 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 / 180 (+45% of ability power) magic damage to nearby enemies.

Each cast gives him an Empowered stack (max 4), increasing his healing and regeneration by 8% each. Additionally, his next Tides of Blood deals 25% more damage and costs 50% more Health per stack.

Cooldown 8seconds
Cost 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70health
Range 300


Explanation:
This skill vanishes minion waves in a second later in the game and its your main dmg spell later in the game when you are about to team fight it is gona cost you much health when you want to keep 4 stacks on it early in the game so I don't recommend stacking it early in the game. Late game try to keep 4 stacks the whole time BEFORE you want to start a team fight so you do max dmg.




R: Hemoplague
Vladimir infects the target area with a virulent plague. Affected enemies take 10 / 14 / 18% increased damage for 5 seconds.

After 5 seconds, infected enemies take 200 / 300 / 400 (+75% of ability power) magic damage.

Cooldown 120seconds
Cost 15percent of health
Range 700


Explanation:
Your ultimate, its such a good spell. Try to use it ASAP when a teamfight starts to profit the moast out of it. Not only you but your team does mroe dmg on the targets affected by it.




Item Builds

I can not give any build but I explain you items that are good and why they are good on Vladimir.

1.) boots-of-speed health-potion4 Gives you mobility to escape early ganks, keep you longer in lane.
2.) dorans-shield Gives you armor, health per 5 and HP wich meens AP
3.) hextech-revolver Gives you sick sustain, dmg and makes later on into a that gives everyone near you AP and Spell Vamp.
4.) zhonyas-hourglass Gives you armor, AP and a realy good item when you want to go balls deep and bait then attacking you.
5.) rylais-crystal-scepter Gives you 92,5 AP cause of a 35% slow with your Q or a 15% slow on your E
6.) ionian-boots-of-lucidity / sorcerers-shoes / ninja-tabi The more CDR you have the more skills you will be able to use in a teamfight. The more magic penetration the more dmg your spells do. Ninja tabi just makes you more tanky vs AD carrys.
7.) will-of-the-ancients Gives you great sustain and buffs your team. THIS ITEM DOES NOT STACK BUT THE BUFF DOES so if your mid AP buys one you'll have 2 WotA buffs.
8.) rabadons-deathcap Explains itself, more AP = more dmg.
9.) abyssal-scepter Makes you more tanky vs AP bursters like and gives you a bit of magic penetration.
10.) void-staff More ap, alot of magic penetration your spells will do alot of dmg but you take alot more dmg to when compared to abyssal-scepter
11.) spirit-visage It gives you many good stats for a small price. More CDR (wich helps you reach the cap when you have )MR, more healing with your spells wich is awesome and more HP and some AP 6,25 AP.

Matchups

I need to say that me and my friends only tried Kennen-Vlad-Ashe.

Vlad - Kennen. This is a very powerfull AoE setup, with a proper initiation you can do serius dmg to your enemy team. Kennen uses almoast the same build as Vlad so it can proffit from a double . This setup can work well with a proper initiation like a / or even an Ashe arrow.

Vlad - Morgana. This is kinda the same as Kennen Vlad but here you have a beter initiation cause of her Black Shield and the Magic Penetration of her Tormented Soil.
TIP Use your ult first then W before Morgana ults so the targets wont be able to outrun her slow.

Vlad - Karthus. Karthus is maybe Vlads best friend. Your ultimate and his ultimate will proably burst all targets down to 60-50% hp when combinend right. If karthus has a he can walk straight into hte enemy team with his E and pop Zhonyas while you slow them with your . If they are affected by Karthus will deal a much highter amought of dmg.

Vlad-Cassio. Cassio is a high dmg dealer but don't forget her DoTs, her DoTs will do more dmg cause of your ult and you and her well be able to instagibb a squishy target. If she can land a good ult you can go ballsdeep and spam your skills before you and wait for them to come of CD.

Junglers and Opponents

When you fight vs a early gank jungler like the best you can do is not to push and use your Q on your opponent, let him push cause you the chanse that you'll survive an early gank is realy small without using or
Play passive use your Q only to haras and lasthit when you are pushed at your tower, dont get cought. Look on your map when the enemy jungler is, if you spot him you can play more agresive. If the enemy jungler camps your lane put some early points in your W.

When you fight vs a solid gank junler like then ofc use everytime you go back to buy buy 1 or 2 of them or a when you know where your enemy ward is. But ok back to the point. When you have warded your lane and winning it, you can push with your E and go roam or get double golems/invade the jungle.

Opponents


Be carefull she CAN burst you down at any lvl. Try to keep max range freeze the lane at your turret and try to haras her with your Q
You can only beat him early game, haras him much as possible with your Q but be carefull of his knockup silence combo. He wont be able to kill you without a gank. Its kinda a farm fest but you scale better late game.
Pretty easy lane, stay max range easy to avoid his grip cause it has a small range.
Buy early / cause her dmg is sick, I think you can cancel her ult by useing W (not 100% sure)
Easy lane same as Darius but don't duel him, you will lose it cause his passive will do massive dmg when you duel him.
Yeah... outpush him.
She counters you... ask for early game ganks cause she will rip you appart.
Same as Irelia only you can sustain a bit more vs him.
Avoid his auto attacks, when imposible kite him and auto attack him.
Rush a early his dmg when he can combo you is deadly.
Not much info for Kayle never faced her but I supose handle like Fiora buy early armor.
You will win this lane. When he comes to you for a Q try to kite between your minions or pool when you see the animation, that is his main dmg on you.
Pretty easy, but, Q him AFTER he Q you. Always autoattack him so his passive can't regen.
Farm fest, kinda same as Cho Gath try to outpush him or push him under his turret, never let him free farm cause before 30 min its 4v5 but after 30 min he can like 1v5 a team xP if he gets free farmed.
Verry annoying if its AD buy early /. Go for a so you will be able to kite her when she is in pussy mode.
Dind't face much but same as Fiora buy some armor and haras him as much as possible.
He counters you cause of his gap closer. His E has a way smaller Cd than your W ask for early ganks.
Shen can be a tough opponent depends on how he build, try to haras him much a possible.
Rape that Yordle
Same as Fiora but only easier. You can outpush him easy.
You will win early game but try not to duel, a tiger stance udyr will poop on you early lvls.
You can outpush him only with your E cause Warwick cant farm well under his turret.
You just lose... cause its Yorick. Get a and try to farm under your turret.

Early Game

Early game laning as Vladimir can be difficult vs early burst dmg like . But when you know your opponent is going to be agresive dont you use your Q to last hit but use it when your opponent hits you to restore some of the dmg he does. When he plays passive you can use it to push him out of his lane but be carefull minion dmg on early lvl is more than you think.
When you see that your enemy team is leading in gold
rush a (AFTER ) / depends if they play double AP or with a bruiser.

Mid Game

Mid game when you have some of items, / for example you can do some serius dmg. You can keep your E at 4 stacks to clear minions fast and do massive dmg on your opponent. TIP When you are moving to mid lane or to dragon try to have 4 stacks of your E before you arive to be able to output max dmg.

Late Game/Team Fights

Late game try to force team fights, cause this is where Vlad shines. Always keep 4 stack of your E up and Q the main nuke target. But first of all use your ultimate before the team fight starts to make your team do more dmg on the targets affected by it.When you see that you are getting focussed use your W todo dmg,ehal yourself and slow your targets (People underestimate this ability) after you used your W you can E once again or Q and pop your after the Zhonyas is worn off you can use your Q and E again. Vlad can also instanuke minion waves with his E so he can push lanes very easy.

Final Comments

I hope that this guide helped you understand Vladimir a bit better, helped you improve yourself in playing Vlad.
Sorry for my bad english.



Thank you for your time, I hope you appreciate it.

Comments

January 18, 2013 - 09:57 PM #1

@ Robertooz

AA cs in early game will be hard but if you practise it will be ok. The Defence tree is more for laning vs bruisers and you'll be in the frontline in the team fights. Thats why i prefer this build.

January 16, 2013 - 09:54 PM #2

How much you will be able to get creeps with this setup, gouing defensive and nothing to boost your auto attack. I usually set my goals to 65-75 9mins and around 110-130 15 mins, expecting that laning goes without dieing. 49 lvl1 damage is painfull to get creeps with. Good guide btw, there is a lot of right things in it. I personally go revolver,sorc shoes, haunting guise, hat, and from there eigher ap/mr or ap/armor item.

January 16, 2013 - 08:55 PM #3

@TTUCyntic

You can take both on Vlad. I would prefer ghost instead of flash cause of the ghost pool combo. and it has a shorter CD than flash. But if the enemy team has like a J4 jungler flash is a beter option.

September 4, 2012 - 07:38 PM #4

Why ghost instead of flash ?

June 27, 2012 - 09:05 PM #5

Im not a mid player either, this is for top :P but i guess it is viable for mid either, i dont rly think that Haunting Guise is a great item cause it wont fir cause i rush a revolver then an abyssal or a zhonyas but when all lanes are winning i dont think it would be a bad choise but still, i have to try it

June 27, 2012 - 03:22 PM #6

I'm not a mid player, but I stumbled onto the discussion a few days ago in the forums....don't know if the thread is buried too deep now, but maybe you want to have a look there. Riot did some theorcrafting on it and that it's nearly as strong as a 2nd Rabadon, even as late game item, because of the Magicpen, that becomes more important late game.



If I was you, I would try to find that thread and if you can't find it, at least try a few games with this item and tell us a few days later, when you gathered experience with it, your opinion on it. Maybe it'll become one of your new favourite items ^^

"Social Anxious (Karthus) [00:13:12]: HEY LOW LIFE FRENCHIE

Social Anxious (Karthus) [00:13:15]: DOG RACE

itzCraG (Xin Zhao) [00:13:18]: YEP

Social Anxious (Karthus) [00:13:20]: HAHAH

Social Anxious (Karthus) [00:14:15]: HEY LOW LIFER

Social Anxious (Karthus) [00:14:20]: U PIECE OF CRAP MONKEY

Social Anxious (Karthus) [00:14:24]: YE IAM TALKING TO U

Social Anxious (Karthus) [00:14:28]: HEY MONKEWY

Social Anxious (Karthus) [00:14:33]: HWY

Social Anxious (Karthus) [All] [00:15:01]: REPORT THIS TRASH

WarrexX (Shaco) [All] [00:15:16]: its jungle karthus"



Trolls everywhere...

June 27, 2012 - 11:48 AM #7

I can't talk about that item cause I haven't try it tbh so i cant say if its bad or good but it gives you 30 AP 200hp and 20 magic pen witch is kinda much for that price, i guess its a good early game item but not worthy late game but thats just a thought

June 27, 2012 - 12:57 AM #8

Reading it step by step now and the first question I got after I saw your item discussion: Would be nice, if you have a discussion on Haunting Guise, which lately came into forum-talks. Is it better than a 2nd Rabadon's? You have to consider, that Haunting Guide got AP and HP and these stats are stacking each other on Vlad, so the item is even stronger. (But take your time with it, I know it's hard work ; ))

"Social Anxious (Karthus) [00:13:12]: HEY LOW LIFE FRENCHIE

Social Anxious (Karthus) [00:13:15]: DOG RACE

itzCraG (Xin Zhao) [00:13:18]: YEP

Social Anxious (Karthus) [00:13:20]: HAHAH

Social Anxious (Karthus) [00:14:15]: HEY LOW LIFER

Social Anxious (Karthus) [00:14:20]: U PIECE OF CRAP MONKEY

Social Anxious (Karthus) [00:14:24]: YE IAM TALKING TO U

Social Anxious (Karthus) [00:14:28]: HEY MONKEWY

Social Anxious (Karthus) [00:14:33]: HWY

Social Anxious (Karthus) [All] [00:15:01]: REPORT THIS TRASH

WarrexX (Shaco) [All] [00:15:16]: its jungle karthus"



Trolls everywhere...

June 27, 2012 - 12:47 AM #9

plz tell me what needs to get improved so it can be a decent guide all feedback is welcome

June 26, 2012 - 03:17 PM #10

Thanks for your comment, I'll work on it.