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Vladimir - The Crimson Reaper
Vladimir, The Crimson Reaper
The Crimson Reaper There is a temple hidden in the mountains between Noxus and the Tempest Flats, where the secrets of an ancient and terrifying sorcery are kept. The area surrounding the temple is littered with the exsanguinated corpses of those who have mistakenly wandered too close. These served only to pique the curiosity of Vladimir, when - in his youth - he trekked through these mountains during his flight from Noxus. A day earlier, the teenaged Vladimir had brutally murdered two boys his age, for no better reason than to enjoy the intoxicating scarlet bloom that surged forth. He realized immediately that he would never be able to suppress his murderous desires, and if he remained in Noxus, his foul deeds were sure to catch up with him. Without hesitation, he abandoned the city-state, and journeyed south.
The trail of bodies led him to a crumbling stone temple. Inside he found an aging monk who appraised him with eyes of pure crimson. Vladimir surprised the monk by returning the wicked gaze with zeal. Recognizing the boy's sinister craving, the monk taught Vladimir how to manipulate and control the fluid of life, often practicing on passing travelers. When it came time for Vladimir to learn the final lesson, the monk warned that failure would result in death. Vladimir did not fail, but success bore a grisly surprise. During the ritual, every drop of the monk's blood was drawn from his body and fused with Vladimir's, imbuing him with his master's magical essence, and that of every hemomancer before him. Left alone and suddenly without purpose, Vladimir resolved to return to Noxus, demanding enrollment in the League to prove the supremacy of his craft. When the Noxian High Command observed the gruesome fates which befell the palace guards, they elected to avail themselves of Vladimir's unsavory talents.
''That which runs through you will run you through.''
The best item for every situation.
Health + armor and of course health regen are very useful for Vladimir.
Try to stay at your position untill you can afford the items above.
If you farm well with your Q it won't be a problem.
Hextech is very useful on Vlad not only for the ap it offers but also for the spell vamp
Grab 1 or 2 potions to recover health in case your health is too low.
Vladimir needs CDR that's why I choose Ionian's Boots
Spirit Visage will increase Vladimir's health,health regen and healing effects on him.
Also the CDR and magic resist it offers are useful too.
Buy a Blasting Wand and then upgrade it into a Rylai's Crystal Scepter.
It gives 2 things that vlad needs:a)health b)Ability Power
In addition the slow is good too.
Upgrade your Hextech Revolver into a WOTA.
Ability power for you and your allies.
This will give you a large amount of ability power.
That's the reason I buy it 2 times
So you can easily farm with your Q every 2 sec.
Vladimir's skill sequence it's simple:
a)First max your Q
b)Lvl up your E and W inermidate
c)Unlock and lvl up your ult when you able to do it
You can use flash for an easy escape or to finish someone who is trying to escape
(Flash + Q + Ignite or other abilities if you have to)
I preffer ignite because it will help you finish someone easily.
I played a match with Vlad which I solo bot.
My enemies were Master Yi and Jax (but they were noobs :P )
I used my Q on Yi and I forced him to use all his potions.
When I reached lvl 6 my ult was ready.
Yi had half health.
Then I drained health from Yi again, I used my ult and land the ignite on Yi.
After 5 seconds Yi was dead :D
I use this build and I don't face any difficulties.
It's very easy to farm with Q and you can recover a lot of health with the spell vamp etc.
I read some guides for Vladimir and I noticed the Meja's Soulstealer.
It's a good item but I won't suggest it because stacks aren't guarranteeed.