Hello, Welcome to my Vladmir Solo Mid/Top Guide.This is my First Guide i've ever made, and would like for you to give feedback on how I did, and what I should do to improve. This guide will work well with solo mid/top Vladmir. I will show you runes, masteries, items, and other tips needed to be play a good Vladmir
I Hope you enjoy, and learn some new tricks with Vladmir
Crimson Pact : His passive is great since it will give you a ton of bonus health from your base ability, and vice versa.
Tansfusion: This spell is a lane controller. It will do a ton of damage, and heal you enough to stay in lane for a long time.
Sanguine Pool : This spell will save you from many dangerous times. Such as, when Karthus uses Requiem, if you time pool correctly you won't die. The spell is better to use when needed to secure a kill or to escape because it chops of 20% of you current health.
Tides of Blood : This spell is amazing whether you're farming or fighting someone else. It does aoe damage, and has a buff that increases the damage of the next one, that stacks 4 times. Sadly, it also increases the health cost. It also increases your healing and health regeneration, making it amazing.
Hemoplague : This spell will place a circle of blood on the floor. If anyone steps on it, they will take increased damage making it the best iniate of a fight for Vladmir. After it wares off, it explodes and deals damage to the target affected, so it can also be used as an extra ignite.
Very Strong late game
Usually not Banned in Ranked Matches
Can avoid dangerous spells
Referred to as "overpowered"
Not too powerful early
Not a lot of stuns
Some spells cost health
I take a Offense 21/9/0 so I have the most damage possible, but sill stay tanky. If you would like you can take a Defense 9/21/0 build, or a Utility 9/0/21 build.
My choice in items were decided to give Vladmir the most Ability power and defense. The only item that is not a "Must Have" is Warmog's Armor. It is a very good item since it gives lots of health which converts to ability power, and health regeneraton, but it can be replaced with a Zhonya's Hourglass if you would like a ton of Ability Power which converts to health, lots of armor, and invulnerability, Spirit Visage if you would like to be more tanky, a Lich Bane if you would like some magic resist and a increased auto attack damage scaled of your ability power, or a Abyssal Scepter if you would like magic resist, ability power, and enemies having less magic resist. Mejai's Soulstealer is not recommender, but if you are completely dominating eary game, it is worth picking up. You will need to buy Sight Ward's or Vision Ward's and place them often. I have a map of ward placement farther down in the guide.
With Vladmir, you have a easy farming experience. Your Transfusion has no cost, and has a short cooldown, so if you're not harassing with it, you can use it to last hit minions. Tides of Blood is also a great way to farm. Once you get your Hextech Revolver, you can spam it without losing lots of health.
Vladmir can mid and solo top well. When mid, you need to harass, but stay safe. When fighting Anivia, you need to avoid her spells, so she loses her mana, giving you a HUGE advantage.Though, you need to realize that she has an egg, so don't end up commiting suicide by diving. When you're with champions like Gragas or Brand, you need to keep up your harass when they do. They will constantly be throwing spells at you, so you need to be aware.
When you're top you with champions like Garen, you need to keep on harassing so his passive doesn't heal him. With most champions in any lane, you're stronger, so it should be pretty easy to dominate early game.
In my mind,there are good and bad champions that can be against Vladmir. Some of the ones that you will have an easy time beating are Lux, Veigar, Annie, Fizz, Garen, Teemo, Ezreal, Ziggs, and Xerath.
They are very easy to take down since they can'tt really poke as hard as you, and aren't very sustainable in lane.
The couple that can be annoying and can sometimes hurt are LeBlanc, Nidalee, Karthus, Anivia, Ryze,and Kassadin. Many of the other champions you may see in your lane are neutral with Vladmir. Knowing who will be against you can help you decide whether you will solo top or solo mid.
They are very annoying to take down since they do much more damage then you in poke, can easilly counter your attempts to harass, and very sustainable.
Knowing who will be against you can help you decide whether you will solo top or solo mid.
Overall, Vladmir is a very tanky, strong and versatile champion. He excells at team fights, and staying in lane for long periods of time. He shines late game, so do well early game, and you will dominate late game.