Vladimir Build Guide by D3m0nl0rd
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Mid (vs AP)
Final build CDR
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Welcome to my Vladimir guide.
Note: This is my first guide, I look forward to making more guides in the feauture.
This guide is also still under construction! please don't grade it down because it has not enough data yet.
Pros / Cons
He can farm GODLIKE. Use your E well and you will get a huge amount of farm, without losing that much health.
He has also got a great sustain.
In teamfights he will domitate with his combo
A basic page should fit. e.g. a MID page.
However the best pages depend on your build. If you have got a full Penetration build, you should get some cooldown reduction runes.
If you got a build with enough CDR concider taking resists and some more AP as well as Magic Penetration.
Note: NEVER NEVER NEVER Take any Mana Masteries!!!
You can take the normal 21/9/0 as shown above.
If you are slower and you need more speed, concider taking 9/0/21
If you will get a hard lane vs any AD champ, concider taking 9/21/0
Items will be placed in a tier.
Dominating: good, but only in certain situations
Godlike: Shoud be picked if you can
Legendary: Always get this!!! You won't find better items
Items not mentioned will somtimes be bad. Note: NEVER NEVER NEVER Buy any Mana items. It is a waste of money since Vladimir is not using any Mana.
Your Q is a great skill. It has no costs and you will get HP back! This skill should always be on couldown and should be spammed against your opponents and minion to heal yourself.
Then you get W, the reason I get E at level 4 is very simple. Before level 4 you will only sucide with this skill, you lose way to much health and won't be able to get the lost health back in a short time. Later on when you got spell vamp, this ability will be good.
A few notes for the W. If you get ganked, use this ability to evade nearly all stunns and slows, even if they are cast, y ou can still evade them. Only some hard CC effects won't be ignored, e.g. Veigar his stun.
Your E is one of the best skills in a fight or simply to farm minions. It will cost some HP, but if you got spellvamp this wont matter. That is why I recommand taking this skill at level 4 and not at lv 2 or 3.
However you can stack with your E. Using it 4 times will give you the max amount of stacks. They increase the damage done with your E and also your own regeneration. I highly recommand keeping this ability stacked up at 4 before a teamfight breaks out!
The R ability is suck a great one in a big teamfight. Try to use it on many champions. At least 3 and if you can 5. It will deal a fair amout of damage after 5 seconds. But during the 5 seconds all atacks will deal more damage ( also attacks from your allies ). This might even help winning a teamfight 4 vs 5.
I will be short about the passive.
Every 40 points of bonus health gives Vladimir 1 ability power and every 1 point of ability power gives Vladimir 1.4 bonus health. These bonuses do not stack with themselves.
If you get a warmogs (1000 HP) you will get 25 bonus AP
If you get a deathcap (156 AP) you will get 218 bonus HP
A full build usually gives you areound 560 AP, this will give youu a bonus of 784 HP!!! This is the wasy way to be a good damage dealer as well as a bit tanky, so you won't get bursted.
A good skills sequence is Q>E>R>Q>E>W>Q>E
You can also use your hourglass! But try to use your ULTI before using the Hourglass, since your team will deal more damage during 5 seconds.