My items sequence is set up to provide the most sustain possible while in laning phase, and get you tanky enough mid game to start becoming a fixture on your team. Starting out with the ruby gives you a nice chunk of health and a bit more ap which is nice. It also leads right into the heart of gold for that 5/10. Keep in mind that any left over monies after buying your next item each time you b, should be spent on health pots and wards. Next big item is level 1 boots, by this time your enemy should have a pair if they didnt start out with them. These will help you to catch up and get your q on them to harass if you so choose. If you are getting beaten in lane even with all your sustain you might want to think about Kage's lucky pick for that extra income and a little ap, and therefore MOAR HEALTH! If you are doing fine, start on that warmogs by getting a giants belt. It should be smooth sailing in lane once you get this item, not much is going hurt you finish out your mogs and get your robyourmoms deathcap =P ap is always nice and what else? MOAR HEALTH! God I love that passive. At this point you might be realizing that Vlad virtually has no cc, well he has a slow... but I'll explain that later ;). Rylai's will fix this and gives a nice 500 health and 80 ability power sooooo MOAR HEALTH $ MOAR ABILITY POWER! All in one convient package, oh yea I forgot, it slows people to. The rest of the build I think you can figure out. If the game makes it that long. You might be scratching your head and saying why Leviathans? To that I say, why not? Between your pool, and the amount of health you should have not many people are going to be killing you if you play smart, and uhhhh 15% reduced damage? Comon? Nuff said, but I suppose you could swap if with another mogs.... -sigh- or a zhonya's for a total of 4 count them 4 seconds of not being targetable and decent amount of ap. Spirit visage has cdr, health, magic res, and a cool passive that increases health regen and healing effects on yourself. WofA has spell vamp and some more ap.