Vladimir Build Guide by PlayCabex
Vladimir guide (Patch 11.9) MID/TOP Iron to diamondBy PlayCabex | Updated on April 30, 2021
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++8 ability haste
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
Threats & Synergies
You just need to farm until you get level 6 and get your first item then you win
you win her easily, when she jumps on you and you are level 3 just go for e and w if you are lvl 6 ult her and then go for e and w
Use your w when he ults you to remove his ult, you might lose early if you play wrong
You just need to farm until you get level 6 and get your first item then you win
Its very hard to farm agaisnt him , your should "try" to farm somehow and ask your jungler for gank . after you get protobelt , you can start to trade with him. and you have very high chance of killing him bcs he issquishy. pretty much your early game is super hard. next , you need to worry about late game. in late , he is super strong , 4 to 5 hits and ur dead , only way to kill him is by doing a flash combo , or if he comes to your e q range.
when he comes in with his stun then just go for w and e
just aa him and then you can fight
just wait to dodge her e and you can kill her easily
you lose early but can win mid and late game
very easy match up , just poke and don't fight before lvl 3, your q can go through his windwall
Your w blocks his explosion (passive) but not his fire, get hextech protobelt and level 6 as soon as possible
if you kill her before level 6 you win
when he uses his stun on you , quickly go into your e and w or outrun his w if you can. Don't fight before level 3
you can kill him easily after level 6, if you have enough damage then just fight, otherwise r him then q and go for e and w then run out of his ult with your phase rush
before level 6 and first item, just try to farm and poke , after then you will win
if you dodge her stun go all in if there is no huge wave of minions, if she ults you , your w can block it
if you dont oneshot her before she does you are pretty much screwed because if she uses her stun (q) then your w does not remove her stun (q)
you need to play def in early but you will win early and late game
pretty easy match up, he is squishy in early so you can 1shot him with your flash ult combo. you can play aggressive against him
Pretty easy matchup, your w can go through his ultimate , also your w can block his ultimate, you'll oneshot him, just watch when he uses his ult, when you are inside his w, dont just go awat with your w , just poke him and dodge
You need to dodge as much as you can, he is very squishy which means you can kill him very easily , when you are near him and he ults , ult and go kill him , when away run with your w don't run when you are fed , just 1shot him
such a pain in the *** in early game , all you can do is just poke , you want to buy hextech protobelt as fast as you can and stay behind minions . If she uses his q and then jumps on you quicly try to hit her with your e,q and aa, when you get hextech protobelt and she jumps on you , you can do the same thing (q and e and aa) but now also you can chase her and try to hit again with q and e , you can also kill her with your ult combo, when you chase her and she tries to e you , then ult, e,w (if you haven't ulted yet) if you have ulted , then go to e and w and also use your protobelt (if you haven't used it) if you have then just go to e and w , use your e on her and run away and keep farming you will this champ is just so busted
you need to play a bit more safer with him than other champions because he can outrange you with his combo (cc , e and q) try get your boots and hextech protobelt asap then you can just go all in
Trade only when you have your red q and e , use them on him , do 1 aa and run away with your phase rush, dont let him poke you with his q
she is pretty squishy so you can oneshot easily her with your flash combo Dont let him hit you when she uses her 3 abilities
Its very painful to play against a good anivia ,(Good anivia) when she gets lvl 6 and starts using her combo things , Here you need to just farm but try to poke in 1-5 lvls after this , ask your jungler to help you, (bad anivia) here you just can go full in , she probably cant use her wall and ult which is disgusting
You can kill her easily , she can poke you but that doesn't do anything against you , you just heal everything back from her or raptors, if you can you can kill her early if she lets you to poke her, also try to dodge her ball
You can't kill him and neither does he , because of his stupid magic resist shield which takes no dmg , aslo he is probably going to buy abyssal mask aswell , just farm and poke against him and ask your jungler for a gank
Very easy match up , his blind is useless against you , you just poke him to death
pretty easy match up , she is melee so you can just bully her in lane , when she fights with you lvl 6 , she will use her q probably and then jump on you , use ult q and go to e and w , you come out from your w and you do aa and q again and so on until you kill her
Pretty easy match up , your poke is stronger than his , just trade your q's and you win trade , if you get 1st item you can easily kill him , also if you have poked him down then you can kill him also with flash combo
Easy match up , you can out damage her in early game , also your e counters her w (smoke) go to centre and use your e to see where she is.
Easy match up , you can out damage her in early , mid and late game, only problem is she can ult you in teamfights and make you useless , if you got reaction , you can e and w her ult , if she is about to ult her hands go up
if you manage to kill him before his first item (probably abyssal mask) then you can bully him in lane, otherwise you wont do dmg to him
very easy match up , you have everything to counter him , your w , your q to heal back his dmg , your w can block his ult , if possible , then try to avoid his w (slow) because if will reduce your movement speed and magic resist , but with that you can still kill him but its just a bit harder
you kill her and you win, your w can go through her ult
very pain in the ass to play against , you might win like 5-10 mins , then he will just run it down and kill you, just farm your items, in late game , if you oneshot him before he uses ult , his dead
you just oneshot him before he kills you , all you need to do is hit ult , e and q + protobelt and he is dead , with full build (if he is not tank) just e , q and protobelt
you can only farm and if you can , poke him with your q because if you fight him in early game, he is just going to out damage you , in late game you can kill him just farm and wait for gank in early game
it seems like an easy match up but , it isn't, you can poke him in early game but if he gets stacks , he is just going to run it down. his slow is just so cancer its like stun if maxed, just go to q e and w to get phase rush movement speed and run away as fast as you can because his w cooldown is like 7 seconds
you can't do anything against him , just wait for ganks , you can't win any trades, only thing you can do is dodge his e (when he throws something at you) then try to farm. your w can't go through his w and thats why he is so good against vladimir
just play def , farm and poke until you get your items , then its easy to kill him
just poke him down if he jumps on you just do a q then go to e and w , you get your movement speed and you run away, then come back when his e ended , poke and run away , his e cooldown is smaller than vladimir's w
just dodge in lane and you win in early game , you probably want to build morellonomicon because it will reduce his healing
if you play it right then you can get away from him and then just damage him, if he is going towards you , q him and when he is near press e and w , e instantly and run for your life , then come back and damage him
pretty easy match up, just poke him down and if he comes with his q then just go into your e and w then play def a bit until your w comes up and then play aggressive again, if you can kill him , then ult first before going to your e w
if you get against this sh*t , then youre fuck*ed up , he will just get a abyssal mask and SOMEHOW oneshot you , bs champion wait for gank , if he goes ap then you can kill him easily , just poke first and then fight (if ap) if tank then farm and wait for gank
just poke her in early game , when she uses her e ability and you get hit by that then don't go into your w because you still take dmg and you take even more if you use your w to win her , you need to get items and run away from her ult , but dont if you kill her like with 1 e or red q or something like that
You cant do anything against a good aatrox, you need to play def and wait for gank , he wins very easily trades against you when your reactions aren't good, you use your q he just uses his q , knocks you and then dashes forward to do the passive auto attack on you on. also your e is not strong in early game , but youll kill him easily in mid and late game
poke her hard to win this match up because he will out damage you with full hp, when shes not full hp , you can kill her
very hard match up , this guy has slow , pull and so much damage , just farm and wait for gank to kill him in early game , you can kill him easily in mid and late game
to be honest , i havent played against good aurelien sol once, just don't get damage from his passive (comets) and you can out damage her, you will win against this match up easily
pretty easy to win her and pretty easy to lose against her , you have 2 choices when she uses her e and is near wall , you can put your r e and w to kill her or just go to e and w to run away
Very easy to win against her , you can heal her poke back , you can dodge her ult with your sanguine pool , you can oneshot her very easily
Viktor is slow, like vladimir. You can outdamage him in the early game since he needs his hex cores to do sth. Later, be careful, he can kite you with his slow (patches ago they changed his w, now spells slow instead) but if he gets into your range, you can delete him from the orbit
Good because of her ult , she will ult + your combo , you will be very fast
He can deal a lot of area damage with r and also knock enemys , which means with your ult , he can do even more damage , also you can do alot of damage while they are knocked up
Very good with vladimir , speccaly in jungle , ganks are awesome, teamfights are awesome aswell , "Vlad im a cc their whole team and you are going to kill em all"
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"Vladimir is always a good idea" -PlayCabex
+ Top Tier Late Game Carries
+ Great Escape Tool with Sanguine Pool
+ Shines In Team Fights
+ Great Engage in Teamfights
+ Amazing AoE attack with Tides of Blood
+ Uses HP instead of Mana
+ Scales Well with AP items
- Hard to farm with early (in terms of AD)
- Easy kit to learn, difficult to master
- Early game can be a struggle for newcomers
- Lack of mobility
- High cooldowns early game.
- Has no hard crowd control
- Very prone to ganks when Sanguine Pool is down
- Not the strongest against shields
I think its not a big deal, this -0.2 ap doesnt effect my build at all.
In early game your e poke is a bit lower but its not your dmg in early game , your early game damage is your q , mid and late is your e, but if you win your lane you still oneshot every1
Patch 11.3 - Buff
I think that this is a pretty decent buff for vladimir. Your r cooldown is lower in the early game which allows you to have a higher kill pressure in lane. It also allows you to teamfight more often in the early game (for example scuttle fights, dragon fights and so on)
Patch 11.8 - buff
Now, I'll say straight away that this buff over here is really really huge. That one second cooldown makes everything so much better. Your sustain will be so much better and if you play around ability haste, then you can practically spam it. To conclude it, it's a really amazing buff for him.
Patch 11.9 - nerf
Yea, as expected, we got the vladimir nerf since he got a little bit overpowerd with last buff. I'd say that it's still a buff if you compare vlad to the 11.7 patch. The cooldown is still lower compared to patch 11.7. It's not that bad.
When you get to to lane (mid) you pretty much farm and poke with your q , 2 seconds before red q comes start to walk towards enemy to use the q. When you get to level 2 you can start poking with your e and q= charge up e and then try to use q on enemy and also e if you can. I dont know why but if you go in with your e and q , when e ended then they walk back and you can q them , idk why :D
When you get your red q try to use it on enemy or if you can't and there is a cannon minion, use it on that. If you charge up your e and then press q then your e will instantly cast
When you are fed enough and mid is pushed you can roam , but its kinda bad , because you are slow and you will miss a lot of farm, i recommend staying mid because you can kill jungler and laner both , so the enemy team needs pretty much entire team to kill you , just push in and they will come
When you have atleast 1 item and you are against squishy laner and jungler ganks you , if the jungler is tank you can get 1 kill , if you are fed then you can kill them both just try to land your ult on both of them, if jungler is aswell squishy you can kill them both.
You heal more from raptors than minions but less than champions.
Your ult increases damage from every source from everyone in your team.
You can use your flash when you are in w or you use your e.
You can use your items when you are in w.
When you use your e and then cast q then e will instantly cast
When you use your e and you flash it won't cancel your e.
When you use your e and you go into w then it won't cancel your e.
I recommend you to put your e on normal cast.Why ?
Because you can do your E + FLASH + R + E + Q
Something like this:
Believe or not , but you can acctualy do a animation cancel with vladimir. I want to point out , please put your e on normal cast , you cant do it with quick cast. So , how to do it? If you press q at the same time when e is about to end , then you do it. here is an example:
Here is the video where i talk and show it:
You start the game with dorans ring and health potions and walk to lane. You wait until minions spawn or go invade or whatever your team wants to do.
When minions are in lane, you're going to farm and what i like to call "test my damage" , it means im going to do damage with my q , e and with combo (e and q) to calculate how much damage i do to do flash combos , when you know how much you do then you know how much you do even with items, when youre level 6 you know that your damage is increased which means you do more damage with everything you have.
in mid game you are still farming and pushing and if you can you can roam , but i don't
usully do it because vlad is slow af when it comes to roaming without predator, so , when im winning im farming and pushing as much as i can because i know i can kill enemy jungler and mid laner both and then push , which mean enemy fed bot lane have to come mid to defend, and if they don't i just push enemy towers, when your'e losing you still farm
your items and you can try to gank bot lane with your jungler, when you are fed or not , in fights you try to hit as much enemys with your ult as you can and focus killing their back line, only place where i roam is river , when my team do drake and they need my help or when there is fight.
In late game you are with your team and you do stuff with your team and you fight, again you try to hit as many enemys with your ult as you can and focus killing enemy back line
So lets start with Phase Rush
Vlad is very slow if i use e then i am even more slower, also its good to run it down in teamfights, also if you do flash combo you can easily run away after you do it.
As said before vlad is slow , so this will add even more movement speed.
it will give you more cooldown , also will give you ap if you have over 45% cd
Vladimir is a scaling champion , and also gathering storm scales which makes it perfect choice for vladimir.
Futures marketa lot of people question me about this , but its very good on vlad , you want to get your items as fast as possible, thats why you take it.
Gives you cooldown reduction which is good.
Extremely good, because you get 8 haste instantly at the start of the game
give you extra ap in early game
good in early because youre going to get more hp
- Good to all in and hit your q. It's also really good to run enemies over since it gives you movement speed.
- Good because you will do max hp dmg so you could kill champs who have a lot of hp faster. It's also good because it gives you both, ap, health and resitance.
- You get flat magic penetration and also movement speed. With enough flat magic damage, you deal pretty much true damage to champions, who havent bought any magic resist.
- You gain magic penetration which is giga good against tanks
- it will give you a lot of ap , and hp because vlad's great passive. AP=HP AND HP=AP <3
- This item is pretty decent against a team, whos damage is mostly ap (for example 4 ap 1 ad). You can defo get this as your 6th item. Increases your healing and also gives you ability haste, heatlh and ap.
- You get ability haste, ap and armor. It's really good because let's say your abilites are on cooldown, you can use it to buy time. Since it gives you armor, it's really good against ad teams.
- you will get spellshield , ap and health , also mr and cooldown reduction, good against who have like a pull or click on things also for ap hp and cd.
- You will get ap and health. It's a must have item against healing champions like yuumi and soraka.
Flash is the spell you want to take ALWAYS ,
its such a good spell for vlad , you can do
flash combos with flash , and oneshot, also
flash away when you are in danger
For me , barrier is the third best spell for vlad but
a lot of people question it , but when they play with
they say its very good on vlad. your q dmg is pretty
good in early game and you heal alot but your w and q
cooldownas are too high, so you can always use it ,
then comes barrier to play safe in early game , and
later on , you don't feed to jungle ganks aswell
so, umm , what should i say about ignite ?
pretty good on vlad, i always take it when
i play vlad in the mid lane , you have a very high
chance of getting a kill in lane because of
that stupid dmg what ignite does, ITS JUST
TOO MUCH, overall ignite is a very good
option on vlad.
Ghost is pretty dope on vlad aswell, vlad is
extremly slow when it comes to roaming , with ghost
you can roam very easily , also run it down in teamfights
to their backline and BOOM you had 700 movement speed within
your w and enemeys had nothing to do against you , mission
completed , kill their backline
Teleport is very good spell for vlad especially in top lane,
you can roam with it when fight starts in mid and
if u dont do that, u can just afk farm in top
usully take it to farm up. I recommend it to top lane only
because its S tier for top lane.
Exhaust ?? you can take it , pretty good against
early game champions with that damage in early,
you will just use exhaust and boom , enemy does
no damage to you but you don't use it on late game
because you just can oneshot them before they can do
anything to you, so its like 50/50 good in early
but falls off in mid/late game
to be honest , i haven't seen it once on vlad
but i think its pretty decent spell against CC
team , when you somehow got stun when you were
in a FU****G POOL or youre slowed in the pool
then you can just use it and run it down in
teamfights , otherwise its pretty useless
because when jungler ganks you who hasn't cc
you dont use it , and you probably do the q e w e
instantly and you will get phase rush movement speed
in your w so you will just run away
useless af , you don't use mana and only thing this spell
gives you is mana , so its useless , dont take it take
something else in the mid or high tier.
it would be high tier , but only if you play jungle ,useless
in late , just dont take it , take something else in the mid
or high tear
this is one of the worst spells on vlad aswell,
why would you take extra heal when you heal with
your q ??? also its healing can be reduced with
ignite , barrier is just so much better , its cooldown
is longer compared to barrier , just don't take it
take something else in the high or mid tier
Every 40 points of bonus Health gives Vladimir 1 Ability Power and every 1 point of Ability Power gives Vladimir 1.4 bonus Health (does not stack with itself). Practicly when you buy hp you get ap and when you buy ap you get hp
Vladimir steals life from the target enemy. When Vladimir's resource is full, Transfusion will benefit from massively increased damage and healing for a brief time. Your first 2 qs are regular but third does much magic dmg and heals you a lot
W: Sanguine Pool
Vladimir sinks into a pool of blood, becoming untargetable for 2 seconds. Additionally, enemies on the pool are slowed and Vladimir siphons life from them. You become untargetable but ignite or like kayn's ult does dmg when you are in w
E: Tides of blood
Vladimir pays his own health to charge up a reservoir of blood which, when released, deals damage in the area around him but can be blocked by enemy units. It uses your health but does a lot of magic dmg. There are 2 casts on that: 1st cast and 2nd cast, 1st cast(happens when you press e and thenimmediately press e again) doesn't take that much health but does low dmg, 2nd(happens when you hold your e longer) cast takes much health but does a lot of dmg. There is a blue line when charging up, you don't need to wait until it goes off, just wait until the blue line is full and press e PS! use your e on normal cast, its much easier to do combos and go into e and w
Vladimir infects an area with a virulent plague. Affected enemies take increased damage for the duration. After a few seconds, Hemoplague deals magic damage to infected enemies and heals Vladimir for each enemy Champion hit. This ult is pretty broken: you heal yourself,deal magic dmg and also causing enemys to take 10% increased damage from all sources for 4 seconds.
So , you first wanna max your q because in early game its your main damage. each time you level up your q , your damage increases , your cooldown goes lower and you heal more.
Second you want to max your e because this is your main damage in mid and late game (q aswell), each time you level up your e , your minimum damage increases , your max damage increases , cooldown goes lower and you slow % will increase by 5%.
third you want to max your w , because you dont need to max it in early and mid game , you want to do as much damage as you can, and this will not give you high damage , so its better to max your w last
I forgot to put combos in the video , so they are here
If you want to do like an one on one and try combos etc then comment or add me in lol my name in eune is PlayCabex".I am in na and eune server, if you need help in na then you need to messeage me because i mostly play in eune server
I have done some great outplays with vladimir and they are on my youtube channel:
If i missed something, you want to ask something or you want me to add something else then comment and i will try to answer asap
But yeah , thanks for reading and see you on the rift