Vladimir General Guide by kolard
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Vlad is a champ that uses hes own hp to cast a skill but also drains hp with hes "Q" skill. I'll show you how to build Vlad to stay longer in the fight and alows easy finishing enemy champs.
Marks i take for magic penetration. It gives a nice boost at the beginning and its always usefull :)
For Seals i take flat armour. Many people take HP but in my build you'll have lot of it.
Glyphs and Quints flat AP.
offense just to get magic penetration and CD reduction.
utility for speed cd reduction and spell vamp.
Playing Vlad u need to recall only when ull low on hp ore u need to spend some gold.
CD reduction enables u to constantly use "Q" skill and spell vamp will enable you to quickly regain HP and you wont have to recal back just for regen.
Whell it's hard to say when you'll need what items. It depends how the game goes.
The first thing you should get is Hextech Revolver than boots. Than it depends what you need it can be Rylai's Crystal Scepter ore Abyssal Scepter. When youl get one of them build Rabadon's Deathcap and than the other item (ylai's Crystal Scepter ore Abyssal Scepter).
Note taht Rylai's Crystal Scepter will slow enemy champs when you'll attack them with spells.
than u can go for Warmog's Armor will give you big HP boost and will allow you to constanly stuck the "E" skill without loosing much HP. Than u can finish your build by upgreating Hextech Revolver to Will of the Ancients.
Its the most important to get youre "Q" skill to max as fast as possible.
The "W" skill take on lvl 4 becouse there are not many ganks between 1-3 lvl and that skill is perfect to running from ganks. And ofcours finishing enemy champs. Never the less take it on lvl 4 and max it last.
The "E" skill consumes many hp so take it on lvl 2 and leave it unteal ull get some more hp and ablity to restore that hp.
Ulti ofcourse u take every time its possible :)
Since you'll be quite fast and ull slow down the enemy champs u dont need to go for nothing more that ignite and flash.
Basicly many of you will not be interested becouse of 423AP but notice that ull get almost 50 magic penetration what will enable u to do some nice damage to tanks. Lot of HP, HP regeneration and spell vamp allowu you to stuck youre "E" spell all the time and you can easyly get under the turet for a kill knowing that ull regain your HP in no time. Since you need to recal back only for spending gold and u get 5% more exp (mastery) u lvl up faster than other champs.
Lot of HP and skills makes Vlad a nice team fight starter. You can flash into the enemy team use your ulti + "E" skill and dive under the ground with "W" skill makeing tones of damage takeing basickly no damage. Even if you'll get stuned ore something while doying that combo you can still survive and finish it.
Its always good (if you go mid) to kill and steal Wraith's. Its:
-fast aditional money and exp
-it doesn't take much time
-in early game it gives a nice boost and you can recover lost HP very fast