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Vladimir Build Guide by ShadowVenim

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League of Legends Build Guide Author ShadowVenim

"Safe" Vladimir

ShadowVenim Last updated on January 25, 2012
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Ability Sequence

1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
4
13
15
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18
Ability Key W
2
8
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14
Ability Key E
6
11
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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
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 12

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
3/
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 7

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 11


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VLADIMIR THE BLOOD LORD


NOW THIS IS VLADIMIR IN HIS TRUE FORM! OF DARKNESS!

PS: Please do not buy this skin before you feel you are really GOOD with Vladimir. My friend was like:"Hey, ya guys. I wanna try play that Vladimir fella'. Oh! Look here ya guys! This skin looks pretty cool, imma buy that now." Now my friend is not a bad player, but with Vladimir the get's 2/XXXXXXXXX/4, so yeah. Is is his legendary skin so I would therefore like people to buy it as a sign of there superior Vladimir skills! Thanks, I'll begin my guide now.

PSSS: Also I might do the Guide more in-depth later - when I have time of course.


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Introduction

Hello there Mobafire. I am ShadowVenim with my very first build on Mobafire. Some of you most likely saw the item build and that stuff and thought: "Wtf?" But this is my build, and this is how I play Vladimir, my main Champion and the champion I first ever played on League of Legends. Now let's start off. First: If you like do deal UBER damage with Vladimir you should not use this build, it is not focused on damage. This build takes advantage of Vladimir's passive and therefore neutral "beefyness".


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Runes

My runes are buildt for a simple purpose: Help me early game as well as late game. You may choose as you like with the runes, I myself mix around with them but this is the runes I use most of the time I play. They are very defensive - because it gives health, CD reduction and Spell Vamp. I was reallly happy when I heard about the Spellvamp runes, I've always loved Spellvamp and on Vladimir I say: "The more the marrier!"


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Masteries

My Masteries are a bit "odd" for some people. But as you know by know I like to focus on defense rather than offense, becuase Vladimir scales very good into late game with any amount of Ability Power really.


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Items

DO NOT FOLLOW THE ITEMS BLINDLY! Mix them up the way you want. F.example: Some games taking boots and pots first is a much better choice, in my opinion I like to use boots first against champions that has skill shots like Morgana for instance, or perhaps champs that has a low range on attacks. Because if they do you can use the extra movement speed for harasing them early on in lane - Hit-And-Run.


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Skill Sequence

No need for explanation here, Vladimir needs his Transfusion for than anything else. Feel free to skill Pool in level 2 though, it's sometimes better.


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Summoner Spells

Now I do not always use Flash and Ignite, sometimes I like to use Teleport. Because Teleport is MUCH better for your team. I can't count all the times I've helped my bot lane because they had a ward on the river brush - so awesome.


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Unique Skills

Now this build is not a very in-depth guide(sadly), but that is because I hate maths(sadly), so if you are new with Vladimir - I mean like first game or something - I am not sure if you should use this build, because I didn't use this before I felt I knew Vladimir. But I guess you can use it since it makes you hard to kill, but hey.


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Summary

What will this build give you?
This build will focus on your survival - not damage. And it is focused around Vladimirs ability to become quite beefy due to his passive. Now go out there! "There is a monster within all of us!"