Build Guide by DeadstormIK
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Welcome , thank u for seeing this build... It isnt any special build but when u get those runes and go normal game u win 9/10 games with this build.... Dont shy with ap... you have more this only dont calculate with passive ;).
- Your main dmg ability... from lvl 5 it is really unique ability. I use very much cooldown reduction items to fast this .... 1.8sec cooldown is really really pwn when u dealing about 500dmg with this ;). This ability also heal u for a bif of hp (u can upgrade it by ap and buyig spell vamp items). After get RylaiÃ�ï¿½Ã�Â´s Crystal Scepter just spam this and they havent so much way to flee ;).
2. Sanguine Pool:
- Turns you into a puddle of blood, Dealing damage to enemies above you as well as healing yourself. Cost 20% Current health to activate so use wisely! This move can be used for both Tower Diving and Escaping Ganks. Best used say if a nasty projectile is flying towards your face, pop it and dodge the move entirely and sneak away unharmed. Ex: Ashe's Ult, Sion's Stun, Blitz's Fist. Use it in conjunction with Ghost for an easy behind turret kill or to escape a neardeath gank. (DOES NOT STOP ENVIRONMENTAL STUNS! EX: Veigar's stun.
3. Tides of Blood:
- This is move with which u deal really nice AoE and gain heal buff.... For this durable nuke build this is spell which u must tune after Transfusion because u dont need Sanguine pool so much like dmg. Durning team fights this ability is really overpower...with low cd and big ability power it is best way to farm minions.
This is one of the top ultimate ability.... You tell no , i understand but i tell yes because when u use transfusion , this , ignite , sanguine pool , its really big DoT damage with reduced healing and movement on enemy. Too good use this ignite when any enemy getting away from u ;).
Why i choose this abilites?
*Fortify* (killing from the graveyard) - why this? its low?
Every player tell me the same why this ability ghost is better.... Why??... here is answer....
Vladimir really pwn with this... aggresive players atack u at turrets when u have low healths ye?... u have sanguine pool so use Ã�ï¿½Ã�Â¨Fortify , sanguine pool and he havent chance... or next good time to use this, your team wiped and enemies with minions are at turrets what to do? With that talents i build this spell get all minions with aoe then dmg players too. If any turret kill enemy champion with fortify u get the money and kill is yours.... its very very nice... then why dont take it??
Ignite - fire devastate all
Best summoner skill for Vladimir... As i told use it with your ulti to massive dmg.
From start u have about 60ap because u buy book , runes and when this is on cooldown u get 10more ap so you are impossible from start ;).
You will want to take the Center lane and should have put your first level into Transfusion. Wait at your turret for minions to appear before running in. Depending on the enemy champ and their range/movement speed, you should be able to begin harassing them with Transfusion immediately. If they have gotten boots as their first item or a heavy health regen item such as a Regrowth Pendant or Vampiric Scepter, hold off on Transfuse harassing them until level 5. You should only be using Transfusion at this point to attack with, and saving your Sanguine Pool for escapes. Step only close enough to cast Transfusion and then step back away, returning to last hitting minions until the cooldown is back up again.
How To: Your First Kill
Their health should be reaching about half around level 7 if they have not gone back to the store and you are properly harassing them with Transfusion on each cooldown. When their health is 500-600 you are ready to move in for the kill. Let them push your minions at least halfway through the center towards your turret and then slip out of view. Toss your Ultimate(Hemoplague) on them and follow it up with your Transfusion and Ignite. If their health is lower than 250 at this point and they have no way to heal themselves, they will die from your Hemoplague and Ignite shortly. If their health is greater than 250 or they have a Healing spell or the Heal Summoner's Spell, continue chasing. Your Transfusion should come off of cooldown just quick enough to snag the finishing blow right behind their turret. Pop Sanguine Pool to drop the turrets aggro and get out of there. Congratulations, that is kill #1 of many in the game to come.
Farming and Ganking
Around level 9+ you should begin to gank. Keep a close eye on the enemy champions in the top and bottom lanes until you see a good opportunity to put yourself behind the enemies and sandwich them with your team without risking yourself. Ex: Their Health is halfway gone or they have no strong disables such as silences, stuns, and taunts. Sneak up behind them via the river in the middle of the map and wait inside the tall grass at either end until the moment comes. Pick a target and signal it to your team via a ping and then make your move, charge out of the grass until you are near melee range with the enemy champions. Cast Transfusion on your target and then pop your Sanguine Pool and path through the enemy Champions to your teammates, this will slow them down and allow you to rejoin up with your team. If your Ultimate is up and there is more than one enemy champion, use it to make sure that no one escapes even if they slip past you and your team.
After each gank, if your health is 40% of higher and you do not need to do any shopping, Just shift back to the middle lane and cast Transfusion till your health is full again allowing you more time gaining experience and money, and spending less time running. Alternate the center farming, single champion killing strategy from above, and ganking bottom or top until you enter the Team Fighting phase.
Team Fights: Your Moment to Sparkle(Pun Intended)
As the game progresses, your enemies and your own team will start to travel more closely together and attempt to gank loose teammates or push the remaining turrets. This generally happens at around level 13-15+. Watch yourself, making sure that you are never alone on your enemy's half of the field for more than brief moments. Even make sure that you are not alone on YOUR side of the field if all of the enemy champions are MIA.
When you and your team finally engage the enemy, make sure to let a more sturdy champion such as a tank initiate. When the enemy's team swarms around him to start their attack you should pop your Ultimate, ensuring that you reach as many of them as possible. Close the gap to the enemy, trying to stay tucked behind your tank or melee and use your Tides of Blood and Transfusion spells each on cooldown. (MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE HEALTH TO SPARE FOR TIDES OF BLOOD) Between your Ultimate and your teammates' damage, the enemy should be dead or staggering away while your team walks off with only scratches. Try to cut off the enemies as they run away with Sanguine Pool, slowing them down as you cast Transfusion/Tides of Blood/Ignite to finish them off. BE SMART! If an enemy has gotten away, retreat! Don't be reckless! Your top priority is ensuring that your Soulstealer's stacks do not fall for any reason. THE ONLY THING THAT CAN KILL YOU AS VLAD IS CARELESSNESS!
At the end, if for whatever reason your team is having trouble pushing the final turrets, I suggest grabbing the Lich Bane from the optional item list. Allowing you spike 800 damage hits on turrets every three seconds, YOU can push the turrets! Having around 4k Health and taking only minimal damage from cannon fire, YOU could even backdoor a turret without minions provided you are careful.
Follow these strategies, tips, and tricks and you should rock the enemy team with no problem. If for any reason any part of these Strategies or any other part of this guide were not clear to you. Please leave me a comment! I will try to explain it in more depth as well as use your feedback to improve the wording of my guide! Thank you and enjoy.