Sono's all purpose vlad guide
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Threats to Vladimir with this build
|Vladimir||if you read this guide and he doesnt you should be able to win.|
|Yasuo||Easiset matchup in the world. I have never lost laning phase to a yasuo as vlad ever. use your auto attacks to poke out his shield, play safe early game though. Once you go back and get hextech revolver you win trades so hard and you get to heal up. Eventually against yasuo you can bait him by getting hit by his tornado on purpose so he'll ult you and then you can burst him down. his windwall will block your e but not your q damange, however it will block the health you get from your q from returning to you.|
for vlad all you really need to know is his e+q combo for harass. Really familiarize yourself with the range of these abilities. For quick harass use your e before you use your q because it takes less time to get all the damage out and you're more likely to hit them with both abilities. Note though that if a champion like fiora ripostes she can block both of your spells. And if both of your spells land at the same time, champions like sivir will block both abilities as well. Another thing to know about vlad is his q has a .5 second cast time which sucks because so many times you feel so close to killing someone but it wont go off. Next comes a little handy dandy tip about your pool. Your pool grants you a tiny bit of movement speed that slowly decays over time. Use this information how you will.
your burst. I usually E=Q for quick damage, then ult then pool then ignite while in pool, then e+q when I'm out of pool and this usually kills them. Depending on the champion in laning phase you can kill most non tanks from about 60-70% health with this combo. One tip to do is if they're low enough run at them while they're under their turret. Your pool is fantastic at dropping turret aggro so if you continue to run they might turn back to try to "outplay" you under their tower but you will most likely still get the kill.
That's it for now
I hope you all enjoyed reading my guide, I hope to do some more work on this analyzing pro play of vlad and showing you what they do and dont do right and what you should take with you back to your solo queue games. If you have any questions or comments on a specific matchup or in general about vlad please put it in the comments (if there is a comment section) if not you can add me on league, I'm on NA, IGN: DonnieTrump.