Vladimir Build Guide by LzNy0
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This is my most common, but UNIQUE Build on Vladimir. This way you will dominate almost everyone you play against in mid and everyone else late game! One thing that is important is that you wanna try to roam at lvl 9 cause of your Q ability is now at lvl 5. At this time you will hopefully have the boots, revolver and mejaia's. This will set up great gank and easy kill. You will now get stacks on your mejaia's and will dominate the player in mid.
Okay so when you are playing mid as i will assume it is your lane, if not playing solo top, You should ALWAYS go for the last hits, no matter what. You have an awesome Q ability to help you out from going farming. Afterwards, your enemy in the lane will start roaming at 6-7 as it seem to be the most common, however, you will wait until 9. As soon you know he is out of lane. you start pushing. Spamming E on minions and Q. Now you will deal alot of damage on the enemy tower, atleast half if he is really going for the gank. Now you should be dealing alot of dps on tower, got alot of EXP from minions and is basicly a higher lvl than your enemy. Now you can back buy the mejaia's and the revolver. set up some wards and start ganking yourself. Vladimir is actually really easy to gank with especially when you have stuns or slows with you. Its almost a guaranteed kill! this is the way of getting stacks so you can afterwards own the player in mid at lvl 10-14.
In teamfights you are going to be a big focus on the team. You now have alot of stacks, and the enemy team hates you :P what you are going to do is to wait for tank to engage, put your Ulti on as many carries as possible, care the tank. Your job is to take out the carries for even more stacks! Having a stun or knockup ulti such as malphite's or alistar's knockup will help you out on getting the ulti on those carries. Also remember that you have a massive HP pool and a massive Spell vamp so dont be afraid of playing at low health. Vladimir is kinda like Trynda in that situation. He can get really low, fake runaway and just drain life and be able to get back in that insane fight. If you wanna know a good combo for you abilites, this is your best way to deal damage keep health and have the ability to get away. R-Q-E-Q-W-Q-E. Now that seems like it is pretty much for vladimir, but it really isn't. And if you yourself pretty low and chased after that combo, Use you flash over a wall or something. then you will have you cd's ready again and can heal yourself up. If you find yourself pretty much dead in that situation, try to have a teammate who can either heal you, stun enemy slow or something like that so you can drain from them and still run. Then suddenly you turn around and BOOM. you have taken them ;).
The second build is pretty much the same but i use utility masteries instead of defensive. and you will play at faster movement speed for the lack of Q ability. good for early game. Just try and see what you like, and please comment if you are wondering about something or just want to say how awesome this build is :P. LzNy0 signing out!