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[WIP] Glacial Augment Vladimir

By Shm11 | Updated on August 5, 2020

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Runes: Glacial Botlane

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Glacial Augment
Magical Footwear
Biscuit Delivery
Approach Velocity

Gathering Storm

+1-10% CDR (lvls 1-18)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


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[WIP] Glacial Augment Vladimir

By Shm11
1. Introduction

So let's start off by answering question Who am I?

Hi! I'm SHM, a peak D2 500k+ mastery vladimir otp from EU region.
I've started maining Vladimir in mid season 9 and made my way from low platinum to mid diamond in a span of around 1 year.
I've picked up Vladimir just for his high potential on basically any lane (other than jungle :> )[Also special thanks to MesterBiver with help on Mid and Top Glacial Augment Vladimir.
2. Why Glacial? Back to Top
Glacial Augment is a great compensation between damage, movement speed and teamfight importance. It's also one of the cheapest 40-45% cdr builds for Vladimir.
Basic Vladimir builds require him to either flash into oponents or for oponents to make a mistake and run into him.
Glacial Augment, + Approach Velocity change that quite a lot. Not only that slow can hit the entire team, you also get 15% movement speed boost for that.

Glacial is a versatile rune, and fits many different scenarios and gameplay patterns. Whatever your playstyle might be, Glacial Augment can fit in (with varying degrees of success of course)

Phase Rush is for kiting/repositioning/escaping? Well, Glacial Augment can do that too. While it may not grant you the movespeed and slow resistance, it still does allow for kiting, by slowing all nearby enemies for a ridiculous amount. It allows for repositioning in the same manner, the enemies can't easily stop you from repositioning if they can't actually reach you themselves. Escaping too

Glacial Augmentis nowhere near as powerful of an early game tool as Electrocute, but it can still provide you with tools to play more aggro during the lane. The slowing auto attack is great combined with cheap shot, for some easy AA + Q harass, and it allows you to hit empowered Q's even easier than any other rune. Into certain matchups, the slowing AA is of course not very useful, but most of the time, you don't wish to have lane presence in those matchups either way, here you'd rather just sit back and scale.

Furthermore, if Predatoris the best at chasing people down and flanking, Glacial Augment is right on its tail in second place. The slowing from Twin Shadows is possibly one of the best chasing tools in the game, and it allows for easy picks around the map, even through scarce vision. Even if one skips out on Twin Shadows, GLP allows for flanks of the same caliber. Slowing an entire enemy team down in a "no movespeed allowed" zone, is detrimental both to the enemies teamfighting capabilities, as well as their mental state.

As such, while Glacial Augment is not the best rune at anything, it is great at a lot of different things, allowing you to adapt to the current game you're playing.
3. Runes Back to Top
I've tried quite a few combinations of rune pages but I found this one to work very well together.

Explanation of runepage:

Glacial Augment Is the core of this build giving you very nice way to combo enemy adc/support that get too close to you and your support both in early game [Basic attacks] also allowing you to start teamfights very well using long range of Hextech GLP-800

Magical Footwear is the best option out of those 3 since Vladimir really loves as much extra movement speed as possible.

Minion Dematerializer and Biscuit Delivery really depend on the match-up you play against, I recommend going Minion Dematerializer against hard push oponents, and Biscuit Delivery into more poke lanes ( Lulu or Caitlyn). Future's Market is also a good option but I feel like the two other options are worth much more.

Even thought Cosmic Insight is a great rune I really like picking Approach Velocity that really synergises with the rest of the build.
Transcendence is just too important for Vladimir to skip on it, Every Phase Rush player knows how good it feels to have 40% cdr.

Gathering Storm is what makes late game Vladimir strong so why not just take it? You get a free Amplifying Tome just for playing 20 minutes.
Cheap Shot is key, since it makes your AA + Q harass in lane ridiculously oppressive. You can use the glacial AA a bit before your emp Q comes up, and due to the slow you'll get it off a lot more than on regular Vlad, combined with the cheap shot proc. Into melees this can be devastating to their lane phase, as they can't really do much against it.

Ingenious Hunter is good if I go both twin shadows and GLP.
Ravenous Hunter is also a good idea for extra healing.
5. To be done Back to Top
WIP 5. Items 6. Lane Phase / Early Game 7. Mid/Late Game / Team Fighting 8. Conclusion
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