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Vladimir Build Guide by kianlakoo

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League of Legends Build Guide Author kianlakoo

The Rivers Will Run Red

kianlakoo Last updated on July 10, 2016
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Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
3
13
15
17
18
Ability Key W
2
8
10
12
14
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

Fury
 
 
5/
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Vampirism
 
 
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Bounty Hunter
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 12

Wanderer
 
 
5/
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
1/
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
Precision
 
 
5/
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 18

Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
Explorer
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
Insight
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 0



Threats to Vladimir with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Zed Zed relies so much on using his ultimate which you can negate with your W and get health back with your Q, but late game it will be harder to regain the health from his ult's passive.
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How he should be played

Vladimir needs to be played very passive aggressive, especially in the beginning, because of his high cool down on his W which leads to escapes in battles you can't win. Keep in mid that your Q is supposed to be used for pokes and last hitting if necessary. Late Game expect to become more aggressive and a bit reliant in your teams help until you get Rylai's Crystal Scepter. The reason why Rylai's Crystal Scepter is such a good item is because of his passive, which scales with both AP Items and Items that have Health. Once you get your Q, try to use Crimson Rush to initiate for big damage(Crimson Rush is triggered by using you Q twice)


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Pros / Cons

Pros:
-Great Poke and Sustain
-Great in team fights
-W is useful in so many situations
-Great Wave Clear with E
-Getting his
Cons:
-Sucks against champions with high attack damage and lifesteal (Building Armour will help sustain against them for a bit)
-Has a hard time with anyone that has a silence
-Laning phase needs to be played cautiously and safely even when you have W (Unless your ahead and can 2 v 1)
-Bad auto attacks, hard to last hit with.
-High cooldown on W


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Team Work

In team fights you want to try to land ult in the beginning(situational) on as many people as you can. Doing this will lead to unexpected damage, and will scare most of the enemies hit away from you and your team, but by then they will have Rylai's passive activated leading to easy snowballing for you and your team. If they start focusing on you in every team fight, consider getting Zhonya's Hour Glass, and using ult into W so that you wont be focused and do some DPS (Damage per Second)


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Combos

Keep in mind if you can activate Crimson Rush, all the parts of the combo with Vladimir's Q will do more crazy damage than his normal Q.

Crimson Rush is activated by using Q 2 times and then after it's cooldown will activate Crimson Rush for a few seconds.

Basic Combos Before Level 6:
W -> E -> Q
W -> E
E -> W -> Q (This one isn't as effective as the rest, and is hard to pull off)
If you have Rylai's:
Q -> E -> W -> R
E-> W -> Q -> R
R -> Q -> E -> W
If you don't have Rylai's:
W -> E -> Q -> R


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Farming

In the beginning:
Try to learn when you can kill a minion with you basic attack, but if you mess up you can use your Q to last hit them.
Mid Game:
Try to get in the center of the minion Crowd and use you E to get as many as them as you can, and by Mid game your Q will be on a lower cooldown, so you should be able to last hit pretty easily.
Late Game:
You won't be farming as much, but split pushing will be easy because of his extremely low cooldown on his E and Q giving him so much last hitting and AOE (Area of Effect) Damage for minions