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League of Legends Build Guide Author thepowerdragon

Nukedimir the Crimson killer in mid!!! (S3)

thepowerdragon Last updated on April 19, 2013
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Ability Sequence

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

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Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9


Utility: 0

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hello my name is thepowerdragon and this is my guide to own mid with Vladimir. Vladimir
was the first champ i saved 6300IP up to buy and it took like 4 months (yes i sucked like hell)
he is one of the champs i had the hardest time masterin, but ones you do you will have a lot of fun time with him. he is a very sustainable mage nuker who i like because of his many usages of sanguine pool and the way he can turn the tides of and team battle. and most of all that he is very fun to play.

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Greater Mark of Magic Penetration

Greater Seal of Scaling Health

Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power

i take 9 runes of Greater Mark of Magic Penetration for more magic pen. so i deal more damage and i also heal more due to my spell vamp.
i take 9 runes of Greater Seal of Scaling Health fore more health that will both boost my AP due to Crimson Pact and my Sanguine Pool will deal more damage.
i take 9 runes of Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power to boost my AP aswell as my health due to Crimson Pact.
i take 3 runes of Greater Quintessence of Ability Power for the same reason as Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power

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i go 21/9/0
ill explain some of the picks i take:

offensive masteries
Arcane Knowledge for the magic pen.
Mental Force . theres been alot of mages taking 2 points in Brute Force to help them get CS, but i think that if youre skilled enough you can easy get high CS without it, so i rather take more ability power. + with Spellsword you boost your basic Attack by getting AP
Spellsword to boost my basic attack damage.

deffensive masteries
i take 3 points in Perseverance instead of Resistance because of his E. it gives you up to 32% bonus healing and regen
Veteran's Scars for more health and ability power through his passive Crimson Pact

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Item Sequence

Rabadon's Deathcap

Zhonya's Hourglass

Liandry's Torment

Enchantment: Furor

Enchantment: Alacrity

Enchantment: Homeguard

first i buy Boots of Speed and 3 Health Potion with this you can stay in lane with your health potions and you have mobillity to flee or chase. the Health Potions is to get more sustain, but i think with youre Transfusion 3 potion is enough.
then i buy Hextech Revolver for more damage, but mostly for the golden spell vamp. i also like to buy ward then just to be safer in lane
then i buy Sorcerer's Shoes and a Blasting Wand. the shoes for more movespeed but mostly for spell penetraition. i buy the Blasting Wand for more damage and to prepare for the Rylai's Crystal Scepter.
then i buy a Giant's Belt and upgrade it to a Rylai's Crystal Scepter if i have the money. the rylais is just so great for Vladimir it gives health, damage and a spell slow!
then i buy Haunting Guise for more AP, health and spell pen. i also buy Needlessly Large Rod if i have the money
then i buy Will of the Ancients for AP and a nice spell vamp aura.
then i buy Liandry's Torment, for more AP, health, magic penetration and a really cool damage over time passive.
then Needlessly Large Rod into a Rabadon's Deathcap for a huge boost in AP
then i buy Zhonya's Hourglass for more AP and the armor do good too, but the actíve is so great. you can go in use all your abilities (end with W) and then become untargetable for 2,5 seconds!
if the enemy team has alot of magic damage or all of them have high MR i buy Abyssal Mask instead
last i upgrade my boots to either Enchantment: Furor or Enchantment: Captain depending on the needs.

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Skill Sequence

Transfusion is Vladimirs first ability also called his "q" this ability deals damage to a single target and then heals Vladimir for a fixed amount plus 25% of your ability power.

this ability is your main damage source because of its low cooldown and its pretty high damage. when you are in lane this will help you sustain better, get CS and you can also harrass. also later in the game you should chain this with your ult and ignite to deal alot of surprise damage.

Sanguine Pool is Vladimirs second ability also called his "w" this will make you untargetable and deals 75 + 3,75% of youre max health. you also get 40% more movespeed and decrease youre enemys movespeed by 40%. and also heals you for 12,5% of the damage dealt

you need to remeber that you can stil take damage by damage over time skills. this skill is very good for tower diving and for holding out if you get tower dived. this is good for doging skillshots like Ezreal Trueshot Barrage and also on target spells like Sion Cryptic Gaze just wait till they send it out and then use W and see them rage.

this is Vladimir third skill also called his "e" this abillity will deal damage in an area around of him that will stack up for every time you uses this it will increase a bit in damage and health cost. It also increases your health regen

remember to use this ability when you got some more ability power to kill minnions. this will allow you to get alot of minnions fast and easy. also remeber that this stacked fully up with Hemoplague and Sanguine Pool will deal crazy damage in team fights.

this is Vladimir fourth ability also called "r" this ability will mark all enemys in an area with a damage increasing buff that will last for 5 seconds and after that will deal alot of damage to all buffed enemys.

this is what makes Vladimir so great in teamfights. first you will tag all enemys with Hemoplague then use E and Q make sure you hit all enemys with E and focus squishy targets with Q then you W on all the enemys and when the Hemoplague expires your enemys will probally be dead.

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

first i max Transfusion for more nuke damage and sustain
then i max Tides of Blood for more Aoe damage and better minnion clearing
last i max Sanguine Pool because my health isn´t that high so it dont deal that much damage, but i take a point in lvl 2 to escape gangs and juke.
as with all ultimates i max Hemoplague in lvls 6/11/16.

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Summoner Spells

summoner spells:

I take Flash for the surprise element in flashing over walls, under a tower or flashing out of a gang. If you are outlaning your enemy you can go for an early Tower dive with Flash + Sanguine Pool.

i take Ignite for more damage to deal while cooldowns are up, and it stacks with Hemoplague. It is helping to get the firstblood and an advantage from the start.

even thought i recommend Flash and Ignite i sometimes take Ghost to Stick to my enemy and just keeping using Transfusion on Them and Then bring them Down with ignite and Hemoplague.
If you want Ghost switch it for Flash

i sometimes take this spell to make a very high burst heal with this and Transfusion it also does very good with its new improwment in masteries.

i like to take this to make sure i win in mid. it works kinda like Heal but cant get countered by Ignite but that means that you have to use it before some damage is about to hit you. example: Nidalee´s Spear Shot Gragas Barrel Roll and Karthus Requiem you can also use it in team fights against things like: nunu´s Absolute Zero and katarina´s Death Lotus

if you are top it can be really nice to have Teleport to go quickly back inlane or into a teamfight.
Vladimir does not have mana

you are not the jungler

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Pros / Cons

  • + great harass
  • + great susatin
  • + high nuke
  • + nice tower dive with Sanguine Pool
  • + good minnion farmer
  • + is a blood sucking vampire

  • + he can be very squishy
  • + dosn´t have any real escape tools exept Sanguine Pool
  • + if an enemy like an AD carry lets say Graves survives your combo you cant really do more than that. because he will heal it all back with life steal and kill you. (exept if you manage to kill him fast with a high damage Transfusion)
  • + he uses his own life to cast spells

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Ranked Play

when using this build you can nuke very well and you have an good time farming minnions. you can destroy your enemies in team fights you just have to wait and dont get in the middle to early becasue you are not the greatest tank in the game

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Team Work

  • + initiate for you
  • + protect you if you get focused
  • + tank the damage for you
  • + CC the enemy because you doesn't have a lot of CC

  • + nuke the the enemy carry or someone low life
  • + Hemoplague the entire enemy team and use Sanguine Pool after that (if you don't wanna save it to escape or remove focus if they switch to you)
  • + poke the enemy with Transfusion if no one will initiate the fight
  • + clean up the kills after a fight

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Unique Skills

with this build you do more damagde than with most vlad builds and you will get like 200cs almost every game. when you play vlad with this build you should end as number one in every game and just slaying everyone 5v1 all the time late game.

P.S. this is not me it is just a vid to show how much damagde a vlad can deal i will publish one of me when i get the LOL recoder too work.

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So now after you have Read my guide you Will hopefully want to play Vladimir alot more. So get on and start you LOL launcher and go have fun.

Now if you stayed that means that you either dont know what League of legends is. If that is right you can click on the link below and start playing now! or that you want to like or comment so please do that it helps me alot.

Please anyone who reads this guide leave a comment or a rating. I really need those things so please do leave a comment or rate

And alot of thanks to Jhoijhoi for helping to create a guide.
and the biggest thanks to noob police for helping with alot of things. go check his avesome guide on gragas here.
ps. i know the item is not right but i will fix it very soon