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Vladimir Build Guide by Exality

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Exality

Mid Vlad by T for Tricks

Exality Last updated on July 9, 2012
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Ability Sequence

1
3
5
8
10
Ability Key Q
2
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
4
7
9
12
13
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
4/
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
3/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Hello, today (or right now, whatever you prefer) I shall go through how I play my favorite Champion, guess who, Vlad.

REMEMBER: I have only played Vlad for 2-3 weeks, I still have MUCH to learn about this champ, this is just the best way I have played him so far, Do NOT think this is even close to the best out there. It is NOT. It works for me yes, but maybe not for you, I've had this experience with several builds.


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Runes

For my runes I go Flat AP for that early game bonus and get the upper edge over my opponent, you may swap these to whatever you wish as I find if I take out any, my AP is too low. But it's entirely up to preference.


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Items

For my items, on Vlad, I obviously rush Hextech Revolver, but get Boots of Speed and 3 Health Pots as starting because the extra movement speed combined with my runes are a good combination for the best possibility of a good start, at least you can get out of range of someone who has a Doran's Ring and they can't catch up to you or if you'd rather, use the boots and bonus AP for an aggressive start if you know you are controlling the lane and most of the time the other person has to back off because they can't do much versus your healing even if they do some damage.

Also Note: it says 571 or so AP, that's wrong for some reason, When I finish my build, which happens a lot, I have 850+ AP, so I do not know what happened there, sorry.


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Pros / Cons

Pro's
Great Sustain
Great Damage
Good at breaking ganks
Good late game Cd's

Con's
Bad early game Cd's especially on his Q
Can become a problem quickly and get focused (Fix
by staying in the back and Q'ing with an E before for maximum healing)
Ignite will kill him with reduced healing effects in a Fight.


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Team Work

Vlad can be great at helping his team out whether Slowing an enemy with his Sanguine Pool to allow an ally to escape or Ult'ing with Hemoplague to allow every source of damage to deal 12% additional damage, which as we all should know could turn the tide of a battle, just all those miniscule details can change a game.


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Farming

Vlad is a great farmer, His E mixed with his Q can devastate Creep waves. Early game it won't do much and you'll find yourself farming with your Q which works very well alone, but late game he can take out Creep waves in literally 3 seconds flat. 9.5/10 for farming skills on Vlad.