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Vladimir guide patch 8.20 MID/TOP bronze to diamond

softwing Last updated on October 10, 2018
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I'll take that free blood (mid

Vladimir Build

LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Phase Rush
Phase Rush
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak
LoL Rune: Transcendence
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

+12 Attack Damage or +20 Ability Power, Adaptive

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Ranked #43 in
Middle Lane
Win 51%
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Ability Sequence

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

Threats to Vladimir with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
Yasuo very easy match up , just poke and don't fight before lvl 3, your q can go through his windwall
Teemo Very easy match up , his blind is useless against you , you just poke him to death
Karthus 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
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A bit of myself

Hello , im 14 years old vladimir onetrick.

my elo currently : Diamond 3

Why i started to play vladimir ?

I started to play vladimir because i just liked him and i like tanks who can do damage in tf and can solocarry a game

Where do you like to play vlad the most ? in the mid because there are raptors where you can heal from and easier to get away

When i started to play vladimir ?

i started to main vladimir in may 2017

when did you started to play league of legends ?

i started to play league of legends in the end of season 2 but found my main in season 7

How many points to you have on vladimir ?

i currently have 678894 points on vladimir

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When to pick vladimir ?

You can pick vladimir whenever you want speccaly in low elo(gold,silver,bronze). He is such a great champion for climbing because of his kit. You can easily solocarry a game when you get fed.

"Vladimir is always a good idea" -SoftWing

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Pros / Cons

+ Great Sustain with Transfusion
+ 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

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My thoughts on vladimir nerfs and buffs

Patch 8.13 -Nerf
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

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You start the game , you buy dark seal and 3 health potions and then walk to your lane.

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:

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early , mid and late game

Early Game

You start the game with dark seal and 3 health potion and walk to lane. You wait until minions spawn or go invade or something else what your team wants.
When minions are in lane , your'e going to farm and like i say "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.

Mid Game

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.

Late Game

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

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Remember ap = hp and hp = ap
- Good to poke in lane , also doing flash r combo.

- Good because you will do max hp dmg also gain health and ap

- you gain magic penetration and ap, good for ap ,hp and that magic penetration

- you gain magic penetration and movement speed, good in early and late game because of that magic penetration.

- it will give you a lot of ap , and hp because vlad's passive :*

- you will gain health, ap and you heal more, good because you will heal much more.

- you get cooldown reduction, ap, health and good to use when like abilities are on cooldown

- you get cooldown reduction to use abilities more often and movement speed

- 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 , health and also grievous wounds so enemys can't heal much

- you will get ap and health , also movement speed , its good for doing flash r combo

- good because it gives you ap , health , magic resist cooldown reduction , and enemys will take more dmg when they are near you

- Gives you ap , health , movement speed and cooldown reduction , you can run faster in teamfights.

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High Tier

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 second 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 , 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

Middle Tier

Teleport is very questionable spell for vlad,
i't doesn't help you win your lane but you
can roam with it when fight starts in bot
or top but its still not worth it , and its
cooldown is too high ,champions with mana
usully take it to farm up , take mana item
then back and then tp to lane, for vlad
you can pretty much do the same with your
ap item but its not worth it , cooldown is
just too high , you have a decent early game
you can take it to get your item fast and tp back lane
so you don't miss farm.

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

Low Tier

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

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My vladimir guide is in youtube

If you have time to , check out this, it my vlad guide in yt

I forgot to put combos in the video , so they are here

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Passive: Crimson Pact
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

Q: Transfusion
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

R: Hemoplague
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.

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Skill Order

You always want to max your ultimate when you can
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

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Vladimir top

(depending on the elo) DONT RECOMMEND PLAYING VLAD TOP RIGHT NOW , he is weak to top lane match ups ,if you play then try to farm your items

Vs. champions - adding more soon

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If you need help , our club, stream and youtube

If you need any kind of help with vladimir, put it in the comments and i'll try to answer as soon as possible.

If you want to do like an one on one and try combos etc then comment or add me in lol.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

If you wish to join our club called (™vlad) then add me on league of legends (eune) and write me that you wish to join my vladimir club

I have done some great outplays with vladimir and they are on my youtube channel:

Also i have twitch channel , sometimes i stream there:

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