Hello, my "Vladimir the Immortal Crimson Blood Reaper" Is guide that can be used for beginner trying to go pro or those who are trying to main with vlad. With this build you will start off with more of surviving rather then doing more damage. When Vlad reaches level 6, you will get a ult that could change the possibility of your team from losing to victory, Just do what this build tells you and you might just be the game saver.
I understand most builds tell you to get Mejai's Soulstealer but i highly recommend vladimir users to not get it. Ill give you some reasons why.
To start off more people will be aiming for YOU, so you do not get stacked with AP. Another reason is, your not going to do good EVERY SINGLE GAME, no matter what the case they will always be those games you do really good, then there will be those games you might not do so well. Reason I dont you shouldnt get it is because its more of a "your relying to much on the Mejai's Soulstealer" situation.
This build will surly get you better with vladimir,
And ive hope this particular build was helpful
almost all the guides say Ghost and Ignite.
Will lets me different and show out all the causes you can use for Vladimir.
IGNITE - Basically is mainly used for that first blood. But lets say you have an real *** on your team who doesnt want you to get top, or for 5v5 mid. Then its gonna be a little bit tougher for that first blood. Ignite may be good for late game also but think about, its usually mainly used for a more of an 1v1 thing.
GHOST - Ghost is perfect. Provides great mobility, Its good for getting into combat and running away from combat as well.
For example if there are 5 Enemy champs at you or for 3v3 case 3 enemy champs at you, all you have to do is Ghost then Sanguine pool and your basically out of the mess.
So you might be thinking if not IGNITE then what do you suggest we use?
What I think the best option is HEAL or FLASH
I mean C'mon
Heal - Its just great overall, Many people might disagree but once you use heal over ignite you will see what i mean. It gives you double the heal. Later in game you might be about to die, then BOOM out of nowhere you heal, then use Q almost half your hp is back. Now thats a suprise to the enemies.
Flash- Flash is just another great summoner's spell over ignite. Flash can be used for many things from chasing to running away. Flash you can just use to save time for CD uses like when your running from a champion, You just Flash away! that simple
What I would say is....
Flash/Ghost - For vlad's who say That likes to chase, or more used for beginners who needs more of an escaping plan
Ghost/Heal - I would say for the more advanced Vlad's who can survive better and deal more damage. Ghost/Heal would be greater for you anyday.
How to play/lane with vlad
This will show you how to lane with vlad.
My idea of to play with vlad is a special method.
"ONLY LAST HIT" litterly all you do, is just last hit, dont even attack a minion without last hitting it. When you need HP just use Q on the enemy champion.
There are many reason's for this.
1) It will move the mobs closer to your tower, therfore the enemy champs will be more aware of you, and will be easier to gank him as well.
2) Its just easier to get exp and gold this way trust me
3) The enemy will have a harder time, getting leveled
4) Gives you a better advantage overall
Vladimir is very important in team fights.
First, in team fights always use your ult first, then use your Tides of blood.
Second, Use Transfusion to heal, then use sanguine pool so the enemy's get slowed down and cant run,
Thirdly, Just spam your E, and use your Q wisly.
(Innate): Every 25 points of bonus health gives Vladimir 1 ability power and every 1 point of ability power gives Vladimir 2 bonus health.
I love this!, Once you reach around 600ap youll have about 4000hp late game. This is when You become very deadly, and nearly impossible to kill if played right!
(Active): Vladimir drains the lifeforce of his target, dealing magic damage and healing himself for 25% (+0.25 per ability power) of that amount.
Cooldown: 12 / 10 / 8 / 6 / 3 seconds
Magic Damage: 70 / 115 / 160 / 205 / 250 (+0.6 per ability power)
This ability is Vladimir's blood eating spell. Its easy to spam with late game, and its perfect to regain your health with. This is what will get you immortal later in the game if you know how to use vladimir!
[TIDES OF BLOOD]
(Active): Vladimir unleashes a torrent of blood dealing magic damage to nearby enemies.
Each cast gives him an Empowered stack (max 4), increasing his healing and regeneration by 8% each for 10 seconds. Additionally, his next tides of Blood deals 25% more damage and costs 50% more health per stack.
Cooldown: 4.5 seconds
Area of Effect: 620
Cost: 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90 Health
Magic Damage: 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 / 180 (+0.45 per ability power)
This ability is very important to spam and use often. It increases your healing and regeneration, and also does a fair amount of damage to all targets in close range. This is your primary ability for farming and can really come in handy. When combined with Spirit Visage your Transfusion will be healing you for insane amounts of health!
(Active): Vladimir sinks into a pool of blood for 2 seconds, becoming untargetable and slowing enemies above him by 50%, and deals magic damage over the duration plus heals himself for 12.5% of that amount.
Cost: 20% current health
Area of Effect:
Cooldown: 26 / 23 / 20 / 17 / 14 seconds
Magic Damage: 80 / 135 / 190 / 245 / 300 (+15% of bonus Health)
This is the absolute best skill in my thoughts. I say this because, it's basically the defence that makes vladimir, VLADIMIR. You can run away from almost any spell.
And the great part you get HEALED as your not getting attacked and running.
I mostly use this when the enemy is lower on health, tower dive then use this skill to get out, since the tower cannot get you!, It's great!
(Active): Vladimir infects the target area with a virulent plague which increases the damage nearby enemies take for 5 seconds. After these 5 seconds, infected enemies take magic damage.
Cooldown: 120 seconds
Cost: 15% current health
Area of Effect:
Extra Damage Taken: 10 / 14 / 18%
Magic Damage: 200 / 300 / 400 (+0.75 per ability power)
Most people think This ult should be used at the last minute as there running.
WRONG, that i think is for more of the selfish vlad users. The ults MUCH MORE effective if you use it right as you get in team battle. The reason is, you never know if you'll finish of the team enemies. So its good to deal damage earlier in the game, then spam your other skills.