Vladimir Build Guide by Pacho7
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Hi again guys! I'm back. This time I'm bringing you a guide about Vladimir, The Crimson Reaper. Hope you'll enjoy it and thumbs up if you liked it.
First, something about Vladimir. Vladimir is a ranged fighter and a very good burst mage.
(Passive) This is a very nice passive ability. I love Vlad only because of his passive. For every 40 health Vlad gets 1 Ability Power and for every 1 Ability Power, he gets 2 health. (Does not stack with itself) Cool, ha? xD
This is Vlads main ability. He sends spikes out from the ground that go through the enemy, dealing damage and healing Vladimir. This ability is just too awesome! It deals damage to an enemy and instantly heas yourself.
Omfg! What awesome ability! Vladimir "dives" into a pool of blood, becoming untargetable for 2 seconds and any enemies that will pass through the pool or stay in the pool will take damage and heal Vlad. This ability is a great tower diving ability. With this ability you can tower dive to an enemy who is teleporting home and scare the **** out of it. =)
Tides of Blood
This is Vlads ability increasing ability. Vladimir launches blood in the air and hits surounding enemies in an area around him. It sounds boring but, it gives Vladimir stacks. Those stacks can increase the damage your abilities will do. Prety awesome.
(Ultimate) A very good team fight ability. Vlad infects an area with a virus, all enemies whish were in the area are infected by the virus. After a short time, the virus will explode on the enemy, dealing high damage. Its like Ignit, but stronger and deals damage instntly after the explosion.
Vladimir has got a very high sustainability in his lane. You don't actually need o care if you are low health, you'll just heal yourself on the minions with your abilities.
-Very high sustainability
-Squishy in early game
-Can be sometimes focused and shut down
For masteries I take 9/21/0. I know what you think know. What the hell is wrong with this guy? But I took the Defensive skill tree because of his passive. I don't want to take the Utility tree because it gives a lot of mana, mana regen and other mana stuff.
For runes I take:
Greater mark of Insight
Magic Penetration. This is something every AP dealer should have. It actually lowers the Magic Ressist of the enemy your spell has been casted on.
Greater Seal of Fortitude
This is a great Seal choice for Vlad. Its great because of his passive. He is almost unstoppable with his passive. I think its one of the best passives on the game(for me).
Greater Glyph of Potency
Easily, every mage needs AP. It increases the damage of his abilities. Nothing much to say here...
Greater Quintessence of Potency
Same as above. -.-
First, start off with
Boots of Speed or
Amplifying Tome and 2 or 3
Try to use your Transfusion as many times on your enemy lane Champ/s as possible. And if you are low health and you didn't max your Tranfusion, use your Health Potion. If you would have the chance to kill your oponent, use Tides of Blood than Sanguine Pool and than on the end if you enemy is runing with low health in font of you use Transfusion and if it wont kill your enemy, which is still running with very low hp, just use your Hemoplague. After a few seconds you'll just hear "YOU HAVE SLAIN AN ENEMY!". lol
As your next item buy yourself a Hextech Revolver. This item will give you more Spell Vamp. And with Spell Vamp your abilities will heal you stronger. Next, you should upgrade your Boots of Speed into Sorcerer's Shoes so you will have Magic Penetration. Your next item will be Needlessly Large Rod and than upgrade it into a Rabadon's Deathcap. Ok, now buy a Blasting wardBlasting ward and upgrade it into a Void Staff. This will give you amazing Magic Penetration.
Now, you need health, AP and some defense. For HEALTH and AP go: Giant's Belt, than upgrade it into a Rylai's Crystal Scepter. And now for DEFENSE go: Spirit Visage and a Zhonya's Hourglass. Those two items will give you Magic Ressist, Armor, Cooldown Reduction, AP and health.
Use the strategy that I wrote beneath at the "EARLY GAME". This strategy will give you much HP, much damage output and sustainability.
For Summoner Spells, I take:
-helps you escape faster
-helps you get those last enemy Champ hits
Other good choices:
-helps you to push a lane with your friends if you died
-helps you chase some enemies with low hp
-its good if your Snaguine Pool is on cooldown
-Vlad already heals himself
-What? Clairvoyance for Vlad!?!?
-Good for tanks but not for Vlad
-actually, no one uses that ability
-Revive is for those guys who die a lot, but Vlad does not die a lot (at least you aren't a noob with Vlad)
-ok? Vlad is not a jungler.
Lol! I hope this guide/build will be succesfull. If not, than all those who play on the EU Nordic and East, ad me my summoner name is QuadraSerpent. I really need zo find a group of pros which can go with me on ranked games. Well, than see ya on the battlefield! xD