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Vladimir Build Guide by 149Gray

Middle [14.2+] Vladimir Season 14 Midlane Guide

Middle [14.2+] Vladimir Season 14 Midlane Guide

Updated on April 17, 2024
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Runes: PHASE RUSH FULL SCALING

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Sorcery
Phase Rush
Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence
Gathering Storm

Inspiration
Magical Footwear
Cosmic Insight
Bonus:

+8 Ability Haste
+10-180 Bonus Health
+10-180 Bonus Health

Spells:

1 2 3 4 5
The best/most common Vlad summoner spells
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ghost

Ghost

Items

STARTING ITEMS

Ability Order STANDARD ORDER (READ THE NOTE)

Threats & Synergies

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Extreme Threats
Ideal Synergies
Synergies
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The first thing you need to learn is farming and hitting 10 cs per minute. Having a high cs score is something you can acheive in 100% of your games.

Vladimir is a champion that needs to be played very selfishly. This is why most of the time the correct play would be staying on your lane and farming. You can only roam on a good wave (meaning either when the wave is fully crashed under the enemy tower or slow pushing into you), and when you know 100% that the play will work and will be more beneficial than staying midlane.

Mid game, the person with Teleport has to be on the opposite side of the objective, so if Rift Herald / Baron spawns, he has to be bot and if Drake spawns, he has to be top. This applies to you as well if you are running Teleport, but most of the games Vladimir won't have Teleport so you need to be on the side of the map where the objective spawns and the ADC needs to be mid.

If the enemy team is stronger and you can't contest the objective, go on the opposite side of the map and try to make a trade there. You can push, get a tower, maybe even get a kill, and if your team doesn't listen to you and decides to contest, die and flame you afterwords (which will most likely happen a lot if you're playing in low elo), just mute them. It's never worth it to type back, get angry, and play bad as a result.

During the laning phase, you can use your summoners (your Ghost in particular,and maybe Ignite if you have it) to get a big trade on your opponent since there isn't anything else you can use them for that early into the game, so ghosting on your lane opponent to hit them with an empowered Transfusion and auto attack them a couple of times is extremely worth. However, mid and late game it's the opposite. Since Vladimir has no mobility and is pretty low range, he needs to have summoners in order to participate in a fight, so always check in how much time does the next objective spawns to know if you are allowed to use summoners or not. Using summoners before an objective is only worth if you use them to kill a fed member of their team or their jungler.
Single Target Combo:

Hold Tides of Blood > Flash > Release Tides of Blood > Hemoplague > Transfusion (and Ignite if you have it.)
You release Tides of Blood yourself before your Hemoplague becuase it's alot faster and impossible to react to if done correctly.

Some people do: Hold Tides of Blood > Flash > Hemoplague > Tides of Blood > Transfusion since pressing Hemoplague automatically releases your Tides of Blood, but the combo is really slow and easy to react to.

Team Fight Combo:

If you see the enemy team clumped up do: Flash > Hemoplague > Transfusion > Tides of Blood > Sanguine Pool.
Transfusion if you have 50% Crimson Rush so you get empowered Transfusion after you exit Sanguine Pool.
This combo is even better if you are running Phase Rush.

Zhonya's Hourglass Team Fight combo:

Start the combo with 0% Crimson Rush Flash > Hemoplague > Transfusion > Tides of Blood > Sanguine Pool > Transfusion > Zhonya's Hourglass by that point you should've gotten some takedowns so your Transcendence will reduce the cdr on your abilities and you will be able to use Sanguine Pool again.
If you start the combo with 50% Crimson Rush do the exact same thing just don't use Transfusion before Hemoplague.

You are untargetable for 6.5 seconds while also doing insane amounts of damage to the enemies, and the combo is very useful even when you're behind. You won't see yourself doing this exact combo very often, it's hard to do it consistently and i don't think Zhonya's Hourglass is that good this season due to its high price and lack of cdr, but still just keep it in mind.
Blood Lord Vladimir : 10/10 Amazing animations, extremely good taunts, GODLY laugh. Badass voice lines, ability sounds, and probably has my favourite voice in the entire game.

Marquis Vladimir : 10/10 Feels really good to play with, legit makes me have better movement and looks fantastic.

Nightbringer Vladimir : 9/10 Has invisible ult, stunning ability effects, satisfying sounds, and looks spectacular (especially with the Obsidian Chroma).  It was also my first ever Vladimir skin, so bonus points for that.

Dark Waters Vladimir : 9/10 Also has invisible ult (in the river especially), really nice ability sounds, and modified voice. Swappable with Nightbringer Vladimir .

Soulstealer Vladimir : 8/10 No one uses this skin, but I personally like it a lot. The only bad thing about it is that it feels sluggish to play with, the E feels like it charges slower than usual, and it makes me hold my E button harder.

Cosmic Devourer Vladimir : 8/10 Love the sound effects, his ult is almost invisible, and he also has a modified voice like Dark Waters. Overall, decent skin, the only downside is his Q, it feels extremely clunky, and it doesn't feel that satisfying to Q things, which I didn't even know was possible.

Cafe Cuties Vladimir : 8/10 People meme this skin, but I don't care, I think the skin is pretty good, especially with the obsidian and tarzanite chromas.

Broken Covenant Vladimir : 8/10 Sometimes I wonder if a black-themed Broken Covenant skin would've been better, but this one is still really good. Another skin with an invisible ult, the pool looks massive but also nice in a way.

Vandal Vladimir : 7/10 Feels good to play with, and I like the alternative aesthetic.

Nosferatu Vladimir : 7/10 I kinda like his cape, don't really know why. Oh, and he is also bald!!!

Academy Vladimir : 7/10 I really like the scarf replacing the cape, also feels good to play with like Marquis and Vandal, but his hands seem to be bigger on this skin for some reason.

Vladimir: 6/10 I know everyone hates this skin, but for me, it's the same case as Soulstealer, it doesn't feel good to play with. If Riot updates Vlad without changing the way he is depicted, he will look extremely good, in my opinion.

Count Vladimir : 6/10 The exact same thing goes for this skin since it's literally just a black chroma of the original, but I do think they should make this one a separate skin and not just a chroma, it has a lot of potential.
Welcome to my Season 14 Vladimir Guide!

Hello everyone! My name is Gray149, and I reached Masters in season 13 on the Euw server, playing mainly Vladimir. I'm trying to improve and reach higher elo this season.
I sincerely hope this guide helps you and leaves you with something new. It's my first time making a guide, and I'll try to update it when needed.
I also started streaming in recent months, so here is a link to my stream if you are interested: https://www.twitch.tv/149gray149
Feel free to join and ask anything League/Vlad-related. I will answer all of your questions as soon as I can.
With that being said, I want to say thank you to every single one of you who read the guide.
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