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Vladmin - The Crimson Reaper

brunodavid97 Last updated on January 27, 2012
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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Offense: 9

Honor Guard

Defense: 0

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 21

Chapter 1


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."

Patch V1.0.0.132

Crimson Pact (Innate): Every 40 points of bonus health grants Vladimir 1 ability power and every 1 point of ability power grants Vladimir 1.4 bonus health. These bonuses do not stack with themselves.

Ability Description Leveling up

Transfusion (Active): Vladimir drains the lifeforce of his target, dealing magic damage and healing himself.
No cost
Range: 600
Cooldown: 10 / 8.5 / 7 / 5.5 / 4 seconds
Magic Damage: 90 / 125 / 160 / 195 / 230 (+0.6 per ability power)

Health Regained: 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 (+0.25 per ability power)

Sanguine Pool (Active): Vladimir sinks into a pool of blood becoming untargetable for 2 seconds and slowing enemies above him by 40% for 1 second. Additionally, he deals magic damage every half second to them and heals himself for 12.5% of the damage done.
Cost: 20% of current health
Radius of AoE: 300
Cooldown: 26 / 23 / 20 / 17 / 14 seconds
Magic Damage Per Half-Second: 20 / 33.75 / 47.5 / 61.25 / 75 (+3.75% of bonus health)

Tides of Blood (Active): Vladimir unleashes a torrent of blood dealing magic damage to all nearby enemies.
Each cast gives him an Empowered stack which increases his healing and regeneration by 8% per stack for 10 seconds. This stacks up to four times. Additionally, his next Tides of Blood deals 25% more base damage and costs 25% more health per stack.
Cooldown: 4.5 seconds
Radius of AoE: 620
Cost: 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 health
Magic Damage: 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 / 180 (+0.45 per ability power)

Hemoplague (Active): Vladimir infects all enemies in the target area with a virulent plague which increases the damage they take from all sources by 14% for 5 seconds. After these 5 seconds, infected enemies take magic damage.
No cost
Range to center of AoE: 700
Radius of AoE: 350
Cooldown: 150 / 135 / 120 seconds
Magic Damage: 150 / 250 / 350 (+0.7 per ability power)


While using Sanguine Pool, Vladimir cannot activate items, summoner spells or any of his other abilities.
During the cast time of Sanguine Pool, Vladimir can be hit by Cho'gath's Feral Scream. He will be damaged and silenced but still go into his pool.
When in Sanguine Pool, Vladimir is still stunned when passing through Veigar's Event Horizon. If he does this, he will remain in his pool for its duration and remain stunned when coming out if the stun has not expired.
Vladimir is still affected by damage over time effects (like Ignite and Swain's Torment) while going into Sanguine Pool.
Vladimir cannot use Sanguine Pool to break leash spells such as Morgana's Soul Shackles, Fiddlesticks's Drain, Swain's Decrepify and LeBlanc's Ethereal Chains.
Vladimir cannot use Sanguine Pool to pass through walls created by abilities such as Anivia's Crystallize, Jarvan IV's Cataclysm, or Trundle's Pillar of Filth.
While specifically noted that Crimson Pact will not stack with itself, any ability power gained through Crimson Pact will be affected by Rabadon's Deathcap. The ability power added in this way will be converted into health through Crimson Pact. You need to gain approximately 74 bonus health to be granted 1 additional health this way.[1] With pure % health runes the bonus health needed will be 61.
Vladimir cannot kill himself by casting abilities with health costs.