Vladimir Build Guide

Vladimir Top - The Late Game Monster

Uploader Zhorak
Updated 2 years ago

Hi i'm Zhorak, I have about 200 games played with Vladimir , this is how i play him and just my general mindset when i play top lane - Hope you Enjoy! - Zhorak

Pro's - Really strong late game - Really strong AoE Damage - Game changing ultimate - Scales really well with lvl and items - invulnerability mechanic. Con's - Really weak early game - Lacks any form of Crowd control - Deals a lot of dmg to himself early with his wave clear - Long cooldowns early in the game - His very dependant on items like zhonya's - He doesn't have a lot of burst - Requires good positioning to teamfight efficiently

Vladimir's early game is pretty bad and he struggles a lot vs certain champions early. The early game is all about surviving and farming at a decent lvl. try to hit at least 70 Cs at 10 mins. Do whatever you need to do to survive. farm under turret and play really safe. everything gets a lot easier at lvl 9. But even with your bad early game theres always an oppertunity to kill your lane opponent if u keep up the harassing and keeping urself at a decent amount of health with ur sustain. At lvl 6 you can do a decent ammount of dmg with your combo which would go like this : [img=summoners/ghost.png] (if u took ghost) use your [img=skills/vladimir/r.png] Then [img=skills/vladimir/e.png]>[img=skills/vladimir/q.png] and [img=summoners/ignite.png], then use your [img=skills/vladimir/w.png] beneath them and then do another [img=skills/vladimir/e.png]>[img=skills/vladimir/q.png] combo again. this is going to deal a decent ammount of dmg and can probably kill some1 from 50-60 % health.

Mid game is where Vladmir starts to get stronger, this is when he has finished hes core items and he got hes Q at max rank. This is when u can start wave clearing real easy and you can duel a lot more people. As the top lane is at the moment you should just stay in lane and push the lane at this stage of the game. this will create map pressure. Vlad migth not be good at pushing turrets but he clear waves really fast. When u finish ur Zhonya's hourglass is when Vladimir is really strong. this will make your life a lot easier considering you can get off 3 combos being almost invulnerable. If your behind at this point and your team is fighting around bot/drake you should just push mid/top and create some map pressure while still getting stronger and scaling into the late game. But if your gonna keep pushing top its important that you ward, so you don't get caugth and potentially give away a free baron.

Teamfights is probably the best thing about Vladimir, His ultimate is so strong and makes your entire team do 12 % more damage to every target it hits. Try to have 4 stacks of [img=skills/vladimir/e.png] stacks before you engage. If my team engages I will usually pop my [img=summoners/ghost.png]( If u took ghost ) and try to get into a good position, Then I will try to land an ult on at least 3-4 people, then I will do my [img=skills/vladimir/e.png]>[img=skills/vladimir/q.png] combo into [img=skills/vladimir/w.png]. In pool i will try to get into a decent position before i come up again and use another [img=skills/vladimir/e.png]>[img=skills/vladimir/q.png] combo and then using my [img=items/zhonyas-hourglass.png]. when I come out of my zhonya's im going to use my [img=skills/vladimir/e.png]>[img=skills/vladimir/q.png] combo again and by now the teamfight should probably be done. Ofc this is not always going to work, You migth get cc'ed or maybe blown up. Things migth not always go so smooth but if u land a good ultimate and do ur rotation, you should deal a decent ammount of damage. If your team gets engaged on its a bit diffrent. I migth Use my [img=skills/vladimir/e.png]>[img=skills/vladimir/q.png] combo into [img=items/zhonyas-hourglass.png], and then when i come out i will [img=skills/vladimir/r.png]>[img=skills/vladimir/e.png]>[img=skills/vladimir/q.png]>[img=skills/vladimir/w.png] and then get into a better position with my [img=skills/vladimir/w.png], and after that its just doing your rotation which you should know by now.

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