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Vladimir Build Guide by BB Gnomophobe

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League of Legends Build Guide Author BB Gnomophobe

Top and Middle Vlad, an idea of how to play him

BB Gnomophobe Last updated on April 23, 2013
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Ability Sequence

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





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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Hello Guys!

Today I want to present you my first guide! The last days I discovered Vladimir again for me and since I wanted to try to write a guide I did it on Vladimir!
I am 18 years old and a normal league of legends player. I am at Silver Division IV at the moment with around 500 wins.
Please tell me how I can improve my guide or what I could add.

Thank you and have fun reading my guide!


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Summoner Spells

This is what I find the strongest summoners on Vladimir!
" Flash is the most OP Spell in the Game"

Ignite is a very strong Spell and helps a lot to finish off enemies while you still have CD as Vlad.

Other viable choices:

Exhaust : I would recommend this spell mostly in Toplane against dives in early levels or if your team needs two Exhaust.

Heal : Most players will call this a noob spell. I for myself find it a difficult choice.
Together with your Transfusion,with your spellvamp in lategame and Heal combined you can turn around many fights or bait enemies into death!

Garrison : This is no Dominion Guide!

Smite : Neither you jungle with Vladimir.

Ghost : Take Flash!

Clairvoyance : I take it on Lux, AP EZ or Support. But not on Vlad!

Clarity : Show me your Mana Bar on Vlad and I show you the use of Clarity on him!

Revive : You get up to 560 extra Health. That are 14 Bonus AP additionally through his passive.
Still I don't like the summoner cause you have to die to use it. Which never should be your goal!

Teleport : Worth an Idea as Toplaner to reach top again faster or teleport-gank other lanes.

Barrier : Can give you 360 Shield.
positiv: 360 is more then 355 from Heal. 90 seconds shorter CD then Heal
negative: Doesn't scale with Spirit Visage (unlike Heal which provides then 426 Heal). Heal stays after usage - the shield is gone.


Cleanse : Most things you can dodge or use your w to get away. I like other summoners more


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Masteries and Runes

Masteries
3/5
1/5
4/1
1/1
3/1
1/1
3/1
4/5
1/1
3/1
4/1
1/5
1/5
This are the standard masteries you will use with Vladimir

Alternatives are:
Masteries
4/1
4/5
3/1
1/1
2/1
1/1
1/5
2/5
4/1
2/1
2/5
1/1
3/1

This I use as defensiv vlad when I know I will have a hard lane and or lategame!

I also saw builds with 9/21/0

something like this:
Masteries
1/5
3/1
4/5
1/1
4/1
2/1
3/5
2/1
1/1
1/5
3/1
3/
1/
1/

I personally don't like them, but you can try them for you!

As for Runes I go:
Runes

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
3

Greater Mark of Ability Power
9

Greater Glyph of Ability Power
9

Greater Seal of Scaling Health
9

As AP Caster with a hard early game I like to take a high amount of flat AP. For lategame I take the health per level runes.

I refuse to take the 1.41 armor per rune cause Vladimirs playstyle is pretty simple. QE-Pool-QE-Zhonyas-QE-maybe kite-QE-Pool again. So your looking that nobody hits you between your spells. Therefore I like the health for bonus AP through passive more then any armor runes.