Welcome to our elo booster Vladimir build, complete with runes, masteries, skill order and the item build. Since the vladimir rework has changed his kit slightly, building high HP item is a bit more effective in terms of quality of life. This vladimir item build will focus around items that grant utility and kill potential. since vladimir lacks almost any source of CC, rylai’s is almost a must build item on him. alright lets have a look at what has changed spell wise and damage.
- Crimson Pact (Passive):
- Bonus HP to AP factor increased to .04 from .025
- Bonus AP to HP factor decreased to 1.0 from 1.4
- Transfusion (Q):
- Cooldown 9/8/7/6/5
- Damage 80/100/120/140/160 (.45 AP)
- Heal 20/25/30/35/40 (.15 AP)
- [NEW] After casting Q twice, Vladimir gains Crimson Rush the next time it becomes available to cast.
- Crimson Rush: Vladimir is briefly hasted and for the next 2.5 seconds Transfusion deals 100% increased damage and heals for an additional 40 + 15 per level plus 5% (+.025 AP)% of his missing health (healing halved against minions).
- Crimson Rush charges are displayed on Vlad’s resource bar.
- Sanguine Pool (W)
- MAGIC DAMAGE PER HALF SECOND:20 / 33.75 / 47.5 / 61.25 / 75 (+ 2.5% bonus health)
- MAXIMUM MAGIC DAMAGE: 80 / 135 / 190 / 245 / 300 (+ 10% bonus health)
sink into a pool of blood, gaining 37.5% bonus movement speed which decays exponentially for 1 second and becoming untargetable for 2 seconds. Enemies who stand upon the pool are slowed by 40% and dealt magic damage every half second, while healing himself for 15% of the damage done.
- [NEW] Tides of Blood (E):
“Channeling Cost 10% of max Health
9/8/7/6/5 sec Cooldown
First Cast: Vladimir charges up a reservoir of blood over 1 second, spending up to 10% of his max Health to increase this spell’s damage by that amount.
Second Cast: Vladimir unleashes a nova of blood at surrounding enemies which deals between 30/40/50/60/70 (+0.025 HP) (+0.35 AP) and 60/80/100/150/140 (+.1 HP) (+.7) magic damage and, at full charge,
briefly slows by 40/45/50/55/60%. Targets hit block a portion of the nova.
Tides of Blood will release automatically if held for more than 1.5 seconds, or if this channel is broken.”
- Hemoplague (R):
- 「 MAGIC DAMAGE: 150 / 250 / 350(+ 70% AP) 」
- Duration 4 seconds
- Damage amplification 10%
- At the end of the duration, Hemoplague heals Vladimir for 50% of it’s damage [75/125/175 + (.35 AP)] for each enemy champion hit.
Vladimir Item Build
In this Vladimir Build the Rylai’s is the essential item and should be built fairly early in the, usually first or second item. It’s super important that you’re also picking up some cooldown reduction along the way when building it. Picking up a fiendish codex or CDR boots in between building rylai’s a good buy in this vladimir item build. Since you’ll be maxing your Q first you’ll be able to repeatedly spam your abilities whilst being able to soak and tank damage from exchanging because you’ll be healing from Q. Building Haunting Guise will later build into Liandry’s Torment which synergies with your Crystal Specter. This vladimir build has a strong slow combo with the burn twice as effective (4% of the target’s current health per second for 3 seconds.). Top lane you’ll be facing off against alot of tanky champions that have raid boss amounts of health and this item combo will allow you to come out on top in your exchanges and potentially in winning your lane.
Look out for Swain, if he also builds this same item combo you’re going to have a super hard time in lane. However, if you pick up a Spirit Visage you can also retaliate against him and other tanky mage champions you end up going against. Picking up a void staff as a third or forth item in this vladimir build is excellent for late game damage. If you have the Zhonya’s Hourglass you’ll also be able to go all in and have alot of up-time to deal consistent dps to the enemy team’s backline. Keep in mind, in this vladimir build your kiting potential is quite amazing. Some of my personal challenger tier friends run the luden’s echo as a final item to enchance his kiting abilities. If the enemy team isn’t aware of how to handle this vladimir build in a late game team fight, they will most likely get aced underestimating his healing potential, cooldowns and movement speed.
Now for vladimir Runes, there are fairly simple rune page. The early defensive stat help, but the Magic Pen mark runes are a must. The best way to top of any AP Carry rune page, is by giving them that extra flat 15 AP.
Vladimir Masteries utilize the deathfire torch keystone, since you will periodically spam your (E). making the most of your healing by putting 5 points into runic armor is a must.
Early on in any vladimir build player will need skill points in there (Q). this needed to sustain in lane and survive and complete your item without falling behind. after that your (E) is your next best damage source.
Now that you learned the Vladimir item build, along with his runes masteries and skill order. The only thing left in this vladimir build is his Counters. View our champion Counters for more in depth strategy’s.