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Vladimir Build Guides, Runes and Items

Vladimir The Crimson Reaper

Find the best Vladimir build guides for League of Legends S13 Patch 12.22. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Vladimir build for the S13 meta. Learn more about Vladimir's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

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Vladimir Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Vladimir we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Vladimir, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Vladimir this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 12.22. However, if you are a new Vladimir player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Vladimir!

Patch 12.22: 525947 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Vladimir's Runes

Vladimir's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 15456 Games

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

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Second Best

Vladimir's 2nd Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 2575 Games

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

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Third Best

Vladimir's 3rd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 1580 Games

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

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Vladimir's Summoner Spells

Vladimir's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 22656 Games

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Second Best

Vladimir's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 11534 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Vladimir's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 4540 Games

Ghost Ignite

Vladimir's Starters

Vladimir's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 23665 Games

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Second Best

Vladimir's 2nd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 9513 Games

Doran's Ring Health Potion

Third Best

Vladimir's 3rd Best Starter Items 45%

Win Rate 2142 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Trinket

Vladimir's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 10498 Games

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Second Best

Vladimir's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 26328 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Vladimir's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 3382 Games

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Patch 12.22: 525955 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Vladimir's Runes

Vladimir's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 3284 Games

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

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Second Best

Vladimir's 2nd Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 151 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Summon Aery
Summon Aery
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Third Best

Vladimir's 3rd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 658 Games

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

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Vladimir's Summoner Spells

Vladimir's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 5303 Games

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Second Best

Vladimir's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 2179 Games

Ghost Ignite

Third Best

Vladimir's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 2102 Games

Flash Ignite

Vladimir's Starters

Vladimir's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 5118 Games

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Trinket

Vladimir's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 7550 Games

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Second Best

Vladimir's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 2689 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Vladimir's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 910 Games

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Vladimir Counters

Learn Vladimir's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Vladimir guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Vladimir Mid in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Vladimir. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Vladimir Skins

Vladimir's Abilities

Vladimir's Crimson Pact
Crimson Pact Vladimir's Passive Vladimir's Passive
Self
Vladimir's Passive
Vladimir's Passive
Every 30 points of bonus health gives Vladimir 1 ability power and every 1 point of ability power gives Vladimir 1.6 bonus health (does not stack with itself).
Q
Vladimir's Transfusion
Transfusion Vladimir's Q Ability
600
0
9 / 7.9 / 6.8 / 5.7 / 4.6
Vladimir drains his target's lifeforce, dealing 80 / 100 / 120 / 140 / 160 (+60% of ability power) magic damage and restoring 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 (+35% of ability power) health. After using this ability twice, Vladimir gains 10% movement speed for 0.5 seconds and empowers the next use of this ability for 2.5 seconds.

The empowered version of this ability deals 148 / 185 / 222 / 259 / 296 (+111% of ability power) magic damage instead and restores an additional 30-200 (+4% per 100 ability power) plus 5% missing health (depending on level).
W
Vladimir's Sanguine Pool
Sanguine Pool Vladimir's W Ability
350
20
28 / 25 / 22 / 19 / 16
Vladimir sinks into a pool of blood for 2 seconds, gaining 37.5% decaying movement speed for 1 second and becoming untargetable and ghosted while slowing enemies in the pool by 40%. Vladimir deals 20 / 33.75 / 47.5 / 61.25 / 75 (+2.5% of bonus health) magic damage every 0.5 seconds and restores health equal to 15% of the damage dealt.
E
Vladimir's Tides of Blood
Tides of Blood Vladimir's E Ability
600
2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 8
13 / 11 / 9 / 7 / 5
Begin Charging: Vladimir charges up a reservoir of blood, spending up to 8% health. While at full charge, Vladimir is slowed by 20%.

Release: Vladimir unleashes a torrent of blood missiles at surrounding enemies, dealing between 20 / 33.75 / 47.5 / 61.25 / 75 (+2.5% bonus health) and 80 / 135 / 190 / 245 / 300 (+10% bonus health) magic damage depending on charge time. If this ability was charged for at least 1 second, it also slows targets by 40% for 0.5 seconds.
R
Vladimir's Hemoplague
Hemoplague Vladimir's Ultimate (R) Ability
625
0
120
Vladimir creates a virulent plague, causing its victims to take 10% increased damage from all sources for 4 seconds. After it expires, Vladimir deals 150 / 250 / 350 (+70% of ability power) magic damage to all infected targets. Vladimir restores 150 / 250 / 350 (+70% of ability power) health if he hits a champion, and restores an additional 60 / 100 / 140 (+28% of ability power) health for each champion beyond the first.

Questions About Vladimir

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Why no riftmaker on Vlad?

So, I'm still learning league and am a Vladimir main. I saw this item called Riftmaker, and normally on Vlad I run Night Harvester for my mythic item. At Almost 1000 gold cheaper than night harvester, I only noticed a few problems with this...

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Vlad passive

Does vladimirs passive, crimson rush, scale with his missing health or the targets missing health?

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Vladimir top : counters?

What are [[vladimir]]'s worst toplane matchups? To know what to ban/avoid.

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Vladimir farming

Vladimir"s early farming is very hard for me, is there any tips to how to farm effectively as Vladimir when you are getting shoved in under tower

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Phase Rush vs Grasp on Vladimir?

I'm trying to figure out if Phase Rush is better, seeing as Stormraider's Surge used to work so well with him. But grasp looks extremely strong for the late game. Thoughts?

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ryze and vladimir

so where are these two better atm? top or mid?

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Against Top lane Vladimir

How to build against top lane vladimir and also how to build late game against Vlad,Yasuo,Ezreal,Amumu and Tahm Kench? Keep in mind I am Gangplank

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Who should i choose?

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Void Staff vs Abyssal Scepter

This might sound like a stupid question. On ap carries such as [[leblanc]] or [[viktor]] for example, when would it be better to build a [[void staff]] over an > [[abyssal scepter]] and vice versa? Both are relatively cheap and give a...

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Vladimir is Useless?

Why does everyone say this champion is useless?

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Vladimir help

Hey guys, I've been playing a lot of Vladimir again and was wondering if you can help me out with an up to date build. Currently my build is: boots of lucidity, zhonya's, will of the ancients, voidstaff, liandry's, and rylai's. It a good build and...

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Some questions on Vladimir

i bought [[Vladimir]] not so many days ago. i loved him but still having more bad games then good ones (even if i just won a game as 1/15 vlad today lol) im using this rune & masteries set: [[Greater Mark of magic penetration]] [[Greater...

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Viktor vs Vladimir who wins?

Hello everyone on mobafire. Im new to this community and want to ask one simple question: if playin midlane Viktor versus Vladimir is there way to hard win Vladimir with his push and sustain abilities or its just ureal? P.S. I maining Viktor and...

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