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.
When I started playing LoL around 4 months ago, I browsed the champion list looking for the most appealing mage I could find. I've always had a thing for lifesteal/vampiric champions, and the Haemomancer Vladimir flew to the top of my list. I bought Master Yi and farmed 6300 IP to buy Vlad'. I lost the first 10 matches I played, cried like a little girl, and played somebody else.
... Things have changed. Whenever I am in the blues and want a guaranteed victory, I choose Vladimir and go mid.
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