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Vladimir Build Guide by BCota

Middle Vladimir Mid Guide 12.18

Middle Vladimir Mid Guide 12.18

Updated on September 23, 2022
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Runes: Standard

1 2
Phase Rush
Nimbus Cloak
Gathering Storm

Magical Footwear
Cosmic Insight

+8 ability haste
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-140 HP (lvls 1-18)


LoL Summoner Spell: Ghost


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


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Champion Build Guide

Vladimir Mid Guide 12.18

By BCota
About Me

Hello, my name is BCota. I am 19 years old, currently living in California. I am a Vladimir one-trick and have been maining him for just under a year. I have been playing league since around Season 8 or end of 7 I can't remember. I can play many other champs and any role but I prefer mid vlad since he is so good at going 1v9.

Why pick Vlad? When is he a bad pick?
Vladimir is NEVER a bad pick. He synergizes well with any team comp simply because of his kit. You should pick Vlad because he has by far the best sustain in laning phase and outside of laning phase unless you are against Karma mid with grasp biscuits and time warp tonic, but that's situational. He can be built as an AP bruiser but he is most commonly built as an AP assassin/tank/bruiser whatever. He is VERY good at oneshotting squishies and dueling anyone else. He is VERY dangerous with flash as well since he has easy access to the backline. His pool Sanguine Pool makes him very hard to gank and makes it easy to survive throughout the game if you need to dodge cc, skillshots, or any other threat. His Q damage is very strong as well, especially when he has Super Q Transfusion, or Crimson Rush. His ult Hemoplague is also very special in the sense that not only does it do damage, it amplifies all damage dealt by 10% if they are hit with it but only before the pop. This makes it incredibly useful during teamfights and should be focused on either oneshotting 2 important squishes (usually always ADC and mid laner) or getting a huge ult (3+ man ult) so your team can dump everything on the enemy team. Even if your team is behind, as long as you are ahead you can get at least 3 kills in a teamfight solo and even get a penta if you are strong enough.
Pros and Cons

+He is very strong mid/late game
+able to go 1v9
+One of the best teamfighters in the game
+Q goes through windwalls like Samira and Yasuo
+Oneshots anyone who doesnt buy MR
+Good dueling potential
+Has an escape with his W
+gains AP with health and health with AP

-Piss weak early game
-Hard time farming against people who outrange him
-if behind, somewhat hard to catchup if you aren't perma-farming 10 cs a min
-FAT CDs early game
-Low base MR and Armor
-Itemization can be kinda expensive

Early Lvl 3 Cheese/ Basic Oneshot

Lvl 6 Oneshot

Protobelt Oneshot
Laning Phase/ Mid/ Late Game

Laning Phase

Laning Phase is when Vladimir is the weakest. You want to prioritize farm over everything else. You WILL carry if you get to late game. Try to get near perfect cs early game so lvls 1-6 if you can. A kill is 300 gold, so if you feel like you can get a kill its ok to lose MAX 2 waves if they aren't cannon or 1 wave if it is cannon. Personally, when my laner backs or I kill them and I push wave towards their tower, I will take my/their junglers raptors or try to get tower plating and back afterwards. Even if you can't get a kill laning phase, if you go even with your laner it is an automatic win since you will outscale. If you get ahead and are able to shove wave, you can actually roam bot lane for a kill or two or to get your botlane ahead.

Mid Game

Focus on perma-farming and if somehow some way teamfights occur, you have to make a decision. Either ignore it and let your team lose or potentially win, or go to it and try to do as much damage as possible. If the enemy team has a huge threat that you cannot one shot or they are ahead of your team, then it's best to keep farming. If you can oneshot their carries and don't have threats you and your team can't deal with, then it's free. My personal preference is to keep farming but it is situational.

Late Game

Yes, Vladimir's BEST POINT IN THE GAME. IF YOU ARE FULL BUILD ONESHOT THEIR ***ES. You can force any objective you want even if your team is behind, get a huge ult, dump everything, and watch the entire enemy team crumble to pieces. The best situations for late game Vladimir is when the entire enemy team is grouped in Baron Nashor pit or Dragon pit. If your team somehow gets Elder Dragon , don't even bother staying with them, **** them. Run in 1v5 and enjoy your free penta. However, if your team isn't ahead and the enemy team is, you can carry a teamfight by ensuring that at least 2 squishies get instakilled and continue to fight with your team. Again, Vladimir is VERY strong with Flash. Flash allows you to get to the backline easily, so make sure you complete this task swiftly, and you will be gifted LP gains by Riot for free.
Examples of Vlad Late Game

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