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Vladimir Build Guide by Byakunai

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Byakunai

Vladimir - [Safe and Sound]

Byakunai Last updated on September 11, 2011
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Ability Sequence

1
3
5
7
Ability Key Q
2
10
13
15
17
Ability Key W
4
8
9
12
14
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





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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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
Awareness
4/
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 21


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Introduction

This is my first guide on MOBAfire so I hope you guys will like it.This is MY way of playing Vlad.I think he is a great mid/solo laner and totally worth the IP.The constructive criticism is always welcome and I hope you will enjoy my guide.


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Masteries

For masteries I take a standard 9/0/21 caster build.


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Items

For the starting item I usualy go with a Regrowth Pendant and a Health Potion because I can farm in lane enough to go for a Hextech Revolver or even an early Needlessly Large Rod
Either way Vladimir MUST FARM A LOT.His most gold comes from his ability to farm creeps with his E and Q , but also his atack animation is good.
Anyway till mid game his Core Items must be achieved:[*] , Ionian Boots


If you are not doing too well in early game due to ganks or other factors , focus ALOT on farming cause your sustain ability once you get your WoA
increases insanely.
Anyway items I consider you MUST have in late-game are:


And if the enemy team has lots of casters you can go for an Abyssal Scepter
If you're done building items , you should be powerful enough to initiate a fight without dyeing with almost anyone in the oposing team.


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Skill Sequence

I go for maxing Transfusion first , because it's your main damage/sustain ability cause it deals damage and it heals you for a percent of the damage dealt.
I also put a point in the Sanguine Pool at level 2 so I can prevent an early gank or to make out alive if I'm beeing chased.
The Tides of Blood is a very good farming tool but also deals tons of damage in team fights.
I will max this second.

The Kill Skill Sequence:
When I go for a kill I make sure I have him like 50/75% hp
So it goes like this : Ghost - Q - E - R - W -Ignite - Q
This is the main rotation for a kill but it may variate due to enemy range or HP.


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Pros / Cons

Pros
*Good Damage Dealer
*Can Solo a Lane
*High Survivability
*He really SHINES in teamfights
*Uses HP to cast spells
*Kewl Dance

Cons
*Takes a while to master
*MUST FARM A LOT
*Not a Burst Caster
*Damage per second spells goes through ur W


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Summoner Spells

For summoner spells I always use:


Usable:
Flash
Exhaust
Not at all:
Clarity
Rally
Smite
Revive


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Last Minute Tips

* Transfusion is very good for last hitting creeps/champs
* Spirit Visage is a defensive item , if u are building offensively don't take it
*Don't try anything risky in Vlad's weak levels [Till lvl 9]
*"Harass is always good"-Phreak
Yea it is good but don't neglect your creeps farming
*CDR can make your Transfusion and Tides of Blood really spamable


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Thancks.

Thancks for reading my guide and I hope you'll leave a comment with your impression or my
mistakes I did without noticing.
EDIT:
If I will get positive feedback I will continue updateing it.