Vladimir Build Guide by Noodles912
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++8 ability haste
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
++8 ability haste
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order Default build
Threats & Synergies
All upon Aatrox's skill. Early game, just farm for your life and spam Q if you are low. Pool when you cannot escape his W, and outscale him. Morellonomicon can deny his heal late game.
Not much your W can do in this lane. Stay behind and away from your minions and spam Q to stay healthy. Look to outscale her. Mercs can help if you are having trouble.
Just play safe and farm. You cannot do much to an akali besides Q spamming her. If she uses W, you can pool out to safety. Recall if you are low, because her R does more damage the lower you are. Late game, her W is asking you to lane a big ult because they are about the same size.
FARM FARM FARM. You cant kill her, nor can she. This means you are at a bit of an auto win. Just watch out for her wall and W if you need to dodge her Q or R+W. Ganks are nice, mercs help if you are struggling.
Annie is just Annie. You just want to farm safely. If she trues to hit you with her Q with 4 passive stacks, W can be an option. Mercs are a must. You hard outscale.
Freelo! Just farm, farm , and farm. You can pool if his stun will hit you. Ping you teammates, as his mid game is relatively strong and he can roam. You outscale him, and he really has no kill pressure on you.
Skill based lane. You and Azir scale evenly towards late game. Farming competition! If he catches you late game, 4 autos and youre cooked. If you catch his team clumped, PENTAKILL! Just try to outfarm him. You outsustain him in lane, so you can expect an XP advantage. If he uses W+E+Q, expect his R, so W to get out.
JUST CANCER! farm with your Q as much as possible. Try to dodge his W whenever you can. Stay behind minions to avoid being stunned. All you can do is farm and outscale. He builds a lot of tank+AP mix, so you won't kill him. Mercs can save your life. Tip: Your W does not cure his burn damage. If you are burned, get over it. Spam ! and pots.
She beats you always early game. Just farm, and W if she jumps, so she is unable to ult. If she hits you with it, you can't escape. Watch out for her E, as it can be hard times occasionally. Look to outscale her, and ping teammates if she roams.
Your W does not help much in this lane. Avoid being hit by Q, and never be in range to get hit by her W or R. Rush mercs. She scales as hard as you, so you need to play picture perfect late to win, since she is strong at all times. (Cancer?)
A good cho gath with spam Q at you. Stay away from minions to avoid W and E damage. Keep yourself healthy at all times, because his ult will destroy you if you are low. Recall if you need to . If he is low on mana, look to get him out of the lane to get some free guaranteed farm. If he goes AP chogath, mercs can help.
Just farm and avoid him. Don't look to engage, because he just just run away. You scale quite better than him, so afk farming is a great option. A late game Vlad is always scary.
If you always social distancing him, you are fine. Play chicken always, and you will outscale him. Look to freeze in lane so he needs to play up. If he manages to hook you, W will stop his Q and R, but not his passive bleed. Spam Q to stay healthy.
You cannot kill her ever early. Play chicken all game long and afk farm. If she ults, you can w to safety. You outscale her hard, so farming is the one true way to win. Tip: Your W will not remove her moonlight. If you are low, consider recalling, but otherwise, stay healthy.
Freelo! Stay behind minions and freeze all game. Farm over and over again, until you become a beast. Sure mundo is a late game monster, but morellonomicon makes him a lot weaker. Just nuke his team with an ult late game, and mundo will die with no assistance. Dont play aggro in the early game.
AFK farm. You cant kill him. Freeze, and farm over and over. If you are caught in his W, you can pool out. Look to outscale him, and ping teammates if he is MIA, becuase ekko players love roams and tower dives with his ult. Tip: ignite will cut his ult healing in half.
Fiora can get a little scary. Spam Q to stay healthy. You scale a bit better than Fiora, but she is still a late game monster. Look for a freeze, farm up, and blow up her backline so no one can follow up her engages. Morellonomicon can be useful.
Skill based matchup. Use Q to harass him and E+W if he uses E. After that, just use your pool for ult. Fizz can trade under towers, so if you get too low, recalling is the best option. Be aware fizz wins extended trades, so use phase rush to get out. Just try to outscale him, and ping teammates if he is MIA. Fizz loves roaming.
This champion is just busted. Use W to dodge his dash and taunt and you will be fine. Spam Q to stay healthy, and hug that tower. You outscale him. If you are getting low, just recall. Mercs can help.
You scale a bit better than him, but he has insane early poke. Freeze, farm, break his barrels, and you will be fine. If he ults you, or is about to hit you with 2 or more barrels, W and protobelt will save you. Just farm to when you are the monster. Key tip: When he uses Q, you must respond with your Q too.
He is like you, but with engage, tenacity, and point click true damage. Early on, you want to freeze and AFK farm. Never look to engage on him. Remind your jungler to not gank this lane. Farm, and stay healthy to when you outscale him. Tip: one auto is all you need to stop his passive healing.
Freelo! Freeze and farm. At level 6, stay healthy and stay away from walls. Make sure to stay behind and away from minions to avoid his damage. Go outscale him. Ping him MIA when he isn't in lane.
Come on. Its Heimer. Spam pots and q lane and never engage. Keep your jungler away from your lane. You can freeze easily with how much damage his turrets do. Stay healthy, and recall if you are low. W can stop his stunning bomb and rocket barrage.
With proper timing, you can dodge her E with your W. Stay away from her as much as possible. This means behind and away from minions. You outscale her. Recall if you are low, and watch out if she manages to curse you (E). Make sure to use AA to kill her tentacles.
Freeze all game long. Use W to dodge her R and E. Just keep the wave at your turret at all times. Never fight her with passive. Use Q to stay healthy. If you are pushed up, run if your minions are low. You outscale her. This lane needs a lot of practice.
Just afk farm. You and jax scale evenly, but you do more damage in late game team fights. If he does a Q+E or E+Q engage, wait till 2 seconds after his E, then use W. This is because Jax cannot recast E for 2 seconds after the 1st cast. Late game, blow his team up so no one can help him.
Watch for his early damage. You need to play it safe and stay as healthy as possible. Remember to stay behind and away from minions at all times. You easily outscale. Sit under tower, because this champion has 6 damage abilities at level 3.
Just farm and stay healthy. Try to dodge her Q with W. You really don't have any use on W besides her Q. Hug your tower, and if you're pushed up, place a control ward in top river brush closest to top lane and enter it. This will allow you to soak minion exp while MIA. You outscale. If you are struggling, get tabis. You win burst trades, she wins extended.
Just get an early stopwatch. Farm and outscale him. Watch out for his Q spam. Spam your Q to stay healthy. Depending on how good LoL client is (Which never is) you w can sometimes block karthus R. This is why you should get that stopwatch.
Early game kassadin is so free. Get your JG to camp him so he does not get 6. After level 6, he can run you down. Sit under tower, farm, and group with your team. Vlad outclasses in team fights, kass outclasses in 1v1.
She does a lot of damage early. It is not work using W to dodge her passive dagger, so your best bet is to stay away from it. Safely farm and outscale her. Use your W to dodge her ultimate. Probably easiest lane if played right.
Freelo! Kayle cannot do anything to you early, nor can she destroy you late game. Just farm and outscale her. Remember she is melee before 6, so you can really abuse your range advantage. Late game, just blow her team up, because her ult can only save 1 player.
Stay behind minions all game and you will be fine. Save your pool for kennen ult. Kennen does a lot of damage, but if you simply freeze, that ninja is useless. Outscale him easily.
A good leblanc is a living nightmare. If she combos you, you will take a hell ton amount of damage, and with her W allowing her to return to her original place, you can't return any damage. Go mercs if you need, and hug your tower. She will roam a lot. Tip: Your W will not prevent her CC.
Both champs cannot kill each other, so this is a free lane. Farm up, and stay away from her claw. Spam Q to stay healthy, and outscale her. If you are really having a hard time, mercs will help.
He can destroy you. Similar to all marksmen lanes, freeze, farm, heal, and if you end up pushing, sit in the push to soak xp while MIA. You pool can stop some of Lucian R bullets, but he will still hit some on you. Early seekers if you are having trouble.
Just farm farm farm. Going mercs really helps. Spam Q to preserve health. At level 6, save pool for when she uses ult. You scale quite better than lux.
This lane needs perfect timing. Use Q to keep healthy, as malphite will harass with his Q a lot. At level 6, you need to perfectly react to malphite ult by using pool. Mercs will help if he goes AP. You outscale him.
DANGER! DO NOT PLAY THIS LANE. If you main Vlad, this should be your permaban. His malefic visions does insane damage, and goes through your pool. You cannot stop his ult. This is considered giving LP to malz. If you end up in this lane, rush mercs and visage.
He has a lot of CC, but no damage. Pool any CC you want to avoid. Safely farm and outscale him. Make sure to be careful about his sapling traps. If he goes AP, mercs is almost auto-win.
Play away from your minions, so morde needs to chose damaging you or minions. W can be used to cancel his ult, but he will use it again on you after the pool. Safely farm and outscale. Watch out for his passive, because it can do a good chunk of your health.
Can be 1 or 5. 1 because he is super weak early, 5 because he can build visage and get free stacks. Get jg to gank, and hope he does not run you down.
Would be extreme if his range was longer. Just hug your tower and you're fine. If you try to 1v1 at all, say goodbye to your LP. Outscale him, and get that sweet elo.
One of the most disgusting champions. Hug tower, stay away from minions, and spam Q for health. After 6, you can use W to dodge her R. If you're having a hard time, mercs will do the trick. You outscale her.
Farm this lane peacefully. Ornn is going to keep CCing you, so mercs can be purchased. Use Pool to dodge his E or R depending on your preferance. Outscale him, and spam Q to keep your health up.
If you have the skill, you easily win this lane. Do your best to dodge his Q. If timed properly, your W can negate pantheon W, which is his engage and CC. Don't try to kill him, keep your health up, and outscale him.
Annoying but easy lane. She can push you around the lane, but does not no good damage. Just farm, and outscale her. Your W can block her R.
Similar to marksmen lane, freeze and farm. Use the river bush trick if you pushed the wave. Outscale her. Her nearsight can be annoying, but you can pool to make sure she does not get the free harass.
FREELO! Just freeze and farm for 30 minutes. Your pool cannot do much in this lane, but you can keep taking his health. Avoid being close to minions, and take home some sweet LP.
Rare matchup, but can come out of nowhere. If so, stay away from bushes and outscale him. If you time your W, you can prevent his R from hitting and reducing your armor. Easy lane if played right.
Tough lane. Social distancing the riven will help you a lot. Riven does scale really well, but not as good as you do. If riven chooses to all in you, use your W to dodge her wind slash. Remember to not pool if she has W. Spam Q for health.
Farm behind and away from minions and you will be fine. Get as much cs as possible. At level 6, use pool to dodge his R. Outscale him for free LP.
Behind and away from minions and you are fine. Grab all the cs you can grab safely. Spam Q for health. Mercs is the best item to wreck Ryze. Dont think about 1v1 with him. He wins 1v1, you win team fights.
Keep your distance and you will be fine. Use your W to dodge his W, but only if he has a lot of grit stacks. Farm and outscale him. Can be a little rough early, but you will ge the hang of it soon. Do not 1v1 him at any stage. Just harass him and run.
Freelo! Just farm under your tower and you are fine. Shen W is useless in this lane. Use W if he tries to taunt you, and never fight him 1v1, because Shen can take the biggest of beatings and live. Ping teammates when he ults.
Easy. Dont chase him and you will be fine. If he tosses you, use E+W to get out. Easy! Just farm and outscale him. If you are really bad, mercs will help 1000000 times. If that does not help this is not your game.
Easy lane but do not expect solo kills at all. Sion is really tanky and full of shields, so don't think about doing anything aggressive without your jg. Keep your distance and scale it up. Sion has low kill threat. You may not insta win laning phase, but you insta win the game.
She cannot kill you. If she is laning against you. Just press Q until you hit 16, then its gg. Take it easy if she is playing extremely safe.
HIgh threat lane. Always be side stepping in lane, and preserve hp as best as you can. He can bully you decently. Just farm it up, and chances are, you will be fine late game.
He can't do much to you pre 6. bully him with empowered Qs, and if he looks to E on you, use E+W and you hit him hard. Take ignite. At 6, you should be more careful, as he can hit you hard with his ult. Both scale evenly, so look to bully him early, since after that, its 50-50.
Big lane bully. Rush mercs ASAP. Early on, constantly sidestep, and w when you think she will E. Post 6, keep playing safe, look for empowered Qs, and W when she uses R. You outscale her.
Annoying lane. Tham is still OP IMO. No one will kill each other in this lane. Tham will be a tank and look to soak damage in teamfights. You want to look to one shot back line. Farm naturally, and outscale him. Don't let him proc grasp.
Pretty even. If she looks to knock you up, use E+W. Stay behind and away from minions to evade her Q. Spam Q for health, and look to outscale her.
Just sit under tower till 11. Ping teammates if he roams. If he looks to ult you, E+W will do the trick (if he is low hp, you wont need to E). You hard outscale, but he will get fed because teammates never listen. Mind you own business, and farm it up.
He can bully you in laning phase, but you will hard outscale him. Play it safe, buy your oracles, and outscale him. If you are struggling, mercs or adaptive helm/spirit visage can help.
Keep your distance, and its ggwp. Look for empowered Qs, and freeze the wave at your tower. He can't turret dive you. If he uses his pillar and movement boost, use E+W to disengage.
He can't do anything to you early on, but man is he annoying. Bully him pre 6, and after that, save your pool for his R. When he is low, he will R, and w will let time tick, until you kill him when his R is up. If he sticks by, then a stopwatch can burn all of his R. Rush zhonyas, and look to outscale him. Late game, use protobelt to clear his sidelane waves, as he will splitpush all game.
Juke his Qs. If he looks to hit a W card, use E+W and you win the trade. Ping teammates when he uses R, and look to outscale him. He cannot do much to you without a jungler and ignite.
Just dont fight him and you will be fine. Spam Q to keep your health up. Look to outscale him, and you win. You can go tabis if you are struggling.
He can't do anything to you. If he uses E, then respond with E+W. Play safe when you have no pool. Post 6, use W to dodge his R. He does get free passive stacks in this lane, but you one shot him late game too.
This champ is annoying. Pre 6, use E+W to dodge his E. Stay behind and away from minions. Post 6, save W for his R. You outscale, but a good vel can make your like absolute hell.
Farm, and gg. W his R, and spam Q to stay healthy. You scale harder than him, so dont be afraid of his late game potential.
Dodge. You will lose.
Stay away from minions and you auto win. When he uses R, use E+W and GTFO. DOnt try to duel with him. Farm it up, and one shot his backline.
This champ is just broken. Sit under tower and afk farm till you outscale. Take TP as a get out of jail free card, and ping MIA if hes gone.
He does not have an ability worth using W for.Spam Q to preserve HP, and position so he needs to choose hitting you, or minions. Look to farm up, and one shot him late game. Eliminate him ASAP, as he can melt your team late game with his spells. If you execute it well, its freelo.
He is just annoying. Sit under tower and farm it up. Xin falls of hard late game, so farming will make him absolutely useless. if he jumps onto you, use E+W when he is about to land his 3rd Q AA.
Mid lane, 3. Top lane, 5. Just farm and freeze. If you are against him top, rush seekers+tabi. Yas wins extended trades and can easily run you down. Use W to dodge his nado. Farm and outscale him. Top lane yas is painful, so best is to not pick vlad in this case.
You both cant kill each other. Farming contest to the late game. If he uses E, use a quick AA+E+Q to phase rush and get out. Use pool to dodge his nado or R. You 2 are even in side lanes, scaling, and team fights, so its better player wins.
Farm it out. Dont 1v1 him. Killing his R will give gold, so if its tanking tower shots and its low, make sure to go for it . Just freeze and farm peacefully.
Spam Q in lane to stay healthy. Use E+W to deflect his R, followed with some burst. Watch out for his W+E+Q combo. Farm it out and outscale.
He will harass you pre 6. After 6, he cannot out damage your healing. Farm it out, and outscale him. Use W to avoid his R.
Stand behind and away from minions and dont roam. Zoe can catch you off guard with a bubble and kill you. Just farm it out and outscale. Use W to dodge her E, and get mercs to make her E sleepy look like a joke, or go Magic pen.
She can be a painful lane bully. Use W to dodge her root and you will be fine. Look to outscale her. Think of it as a heimer lane.
Champion Build Guide
Also, in a good matchup, its usually a free ticket to late game. In an even matchup, both often hit the late game, and a bad matchup is a living nightmare.
Pros: High Sustain, high damage, safe kit, hyper scaling, average skill ceiling, satisfying Health stat, no need of mana/energy/ammo.
Cons: Super weak early, weak mobility, one sided damage output, uses health to combat.
You can run electrocute though:
taste of blood
hunter rune of your choice
1. Flash-R-E-W-Q (ingite in W if you take it)
Your main teamfight combo, as it maximized burst on the enemy backline due to your surprise flash.
Also a suprise combo, but usually meant to kill 1 person, as using E before R when entering a clump of champions is a bad idea.
Fast way to proc phase rush vs ranged champions
4. E(tap)+AA+Q or E+Q+W
Fast way to proc phase rush vs melee champions. Use E hold if you are trying to proc electrocute instead.