Vlad guide ~~

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bellarix

Senior Member

11-24-2012

http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-le...-do-you-266754


Don't go to the link if you expect a guide on how to play the role, go there to learn to play VLAD.

And if youre playing my build and i find you in ranked games, dont expect it to be easy.


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LegacyEx

Senior Member

11-25-2012

By "your" build you mean a very standard Vlad build...?


Regarding your build: You're going to want to finish your boots before spirit visage, not afterwards. As you reach up towards level 9 and become a sustain monster you can't afford having less mobility than the other team.
Also, regarding boots, you want Ionian's over any other boots. Greatly increases your survivability from reducing your W's cooldown by quite a bit and shaving some time off of Q. It's saved my ass many a time.
WotA needs to be finished very last unless your team is very AP heavy.
Only build Zhonya's if you're being focused. If they're not focusing you, you're going to want Void Staff for the magic pen instead.
Deathcap needs to come after Rylai's for increased burst from your ult.


Regarding your ability sequence: Q needs to have a point in it at every possible opportunity. Your E can wait until level 4, the damage and sustain from your Q is MUCH more important, especially earlygame when you can't just toss out 4 stacked E's on a whim.

Regarding your masteries: Offense is ACCEPTABLE for Vlad, but Defense masteries are a much better choice, dipping far enough into Offense to grab Arcane Knowledge.

Regarding your summoners: Ghost/ignite is far and away the best choice of summoner's for Vlad unless you're running a gimmicky team composition. Ghosting into a pool makes it extremely difficult to gank Vlad or catch him out in any situation. Ignite has unbelievably powerful synergy with Vlad's ult, especially in the early-game. If you're not using it, you really need to be.

Also, Vlad is a much better top-laner than he is an AP carry. The point of an AP carry is to dish out ridiculous damage early game before anyone else can. Vlad cannot do this and is a late-game monster who is essentially an AP Bruiser.


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11-25-2012

Sees mobafire link