Vladimir Build Guide by briandot
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In my first guide, Vladimir the Crimson Reaper (some call the Heromancer), will become a force to be dealth with!
My runes are focused on AP for early game dominiation.
For Red, i take the always needed MAGIC PEN runes
For Blue, I tate AP:1 runes
For Yellow, I also take AP:1 runes
For Quints, You can either take AP or Magic Pen
For masteries, i take the basic AP mage 9/0/21 for CDR, faster lvls, lower summoner spell CDs and some extra gold. You can move the utility tree points around to your fitting but PLEASE DONT GO FOR THE MANA TALENTS!!!!!
If you want something a little more tanky, you can use 9/21/0 but you lose a good bunch of dmg
1) Will of the Ancients
Rule 1: Spell vamp+ Vladimir= perfection
Reason: Spell vamp goes with your q perfectly because you gain hp whenever you use it_
This allows you to stay in a solo lane for a long peroid of time
2) Sorcerer Shoes
Reason: Spell pen gives your spells more dmg by reducing the enemy's magic resistance
(optional) CDR boots
Reason: CDR=more q's which ='s more dmg and harassment
3) Rabadon's Deathcap
Rule 1: Rab's is mandatory on any mage or ap champion because it gives 140 ap PLUS gives30% total ap!!!
4) Lich Bane
Now, I think some of you will probably read this and say wtf but you might be suprised if you get fed enough.
Reason: deals AA (auto attack) dmg every 2 sec when u cast a spell which means your q and e are perfect for this nuking item for 1k dmg in 2hits
5) Void Staff
Gives 70AP and 30% magic pen what else to say?
6) The last item is kind of dependant on the enemy but i like the Hourglass because u get 100ap, 70armor and a 2sec help me button.[*]
For Vladimir, you will want to max your Q first, getting your E at lvl 2, and your W at lvl 4 (and leave W there until the last few points)
If you are feeling like you need the extra support, you CAN lvl your W after you max your Q but Vladimir is much more deadly if you Q,E,W
For summoner spells, I like to take Ignite and Teleport
Ignite has a good bunch of hate on it but i will tell you a secert, your ult (Hemoplague) INCREASES ingite's dmg by about 130 at lvl 18
Teleport gives you more lane support and lets you gank (if your allies coordinate) but is normally used after recalling and getting your items/healing
Exhast will completly shut that Yi or Tryndamere up for a few seconds with only about 30% of that dmg plus 70% of his AS moved out.
Flash will give you a little more staying alive powers sense vlad doesnt have a build in flash (and cant use summoner spells in his W)
Heal has ALOT of hate on it but it can save your life if you are still a little bit new to the Heromancer by giving you 500hp at lvl 18 which helps with your lack of early game defences
Team fights with Vladimir consist of dealing dmg while your ultimate is up sense it increases ALL dmg taken by 15% for about 4sec (then exploding for about 600-700dmg) and by then, the enemy will be either retreating, or getting burned by your allie's wrath.
In conclusion, Vladimir is a fun, harassing, vampric champion but takes a little bit of skill and time to learn but is rewarded when those teams start screaming in the chat that you murder them.
With Vladimir, You truely are a force to fear... Bring they're blood to your own and bleed they're hearts out!
As i said earlier, This is my first guide. my in game name is Briandot (im not an immortal vladimir yet) so any tips would be nice.
Hope you enjoy giving the other team AIDS =)