This is my first guide and its about Vladimir, my main char.
Note that this guide is to play Vladimir in ranked games, not only doing awesome damage, but also preventing death. Vladimir is a great char doing a lot of damage while being tanky and having good survivability. plz read on, hope you like it :)
Right now I'm using build nº1, and I think its better!
CDR: Cooldown Reduction
AP: Ability Power
HP: Hit Points
AD: Atack Damage
CC: Crowd Control
IP: Influence Points
ToB: Tides of Blood
MPEN: Magic Penetration
pots: Health Potion
For marks obviously magic penetration runes to increase early-mid game damage. They are the basic marks for casters.
There are no really useful seals so its kinda up to your choice. You can chose vitality for some extra survivability, force for more damage output or resilience for armor its really up to you... really any runes you already have already bought may work, so you don't waste extra IP on that.
With glyphs I use force for that extra AP to increase my early-mid game damage output. You could also use focus but with the boots of lucidity and the blue buff (yes its very useful if no other mage needs it, as I will speak of it later) you will reach the CDR cap (40%) so not my choice!
For quintessences you can go for early game AP or HP or MPEN. I use fortitude because I had them already bought, they are very useful for a lot of champs. Use MPEN if you are going for Sorcerer's Shoes!
With this one, the worthy things should be :
-> Less Damage taken from ALL parts.( Melee/AP)
-> + 48HP in level 1 makes a big difference with
-> + 4 % AP.
-> - 4 % damage taken from all sources.
-> + 6 Armor / 6 Magic Resist.