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Vladimir·Top Build

Crimson PactP
TransfusionQ
Sanguine PoolW
Tides of BloodE
HemoplagueR
Win rate50.8%
Pick rate2.1%
Ban rate4.2%
Matches3 822-
Vladimir Top has a 50.8% win rate with 2.1% pick rate in Emerald + and is currently ranked A tier. Based on our analysis of 3 822 matches in patch 14.14 the best build for Vladimir is Rabadon's Deathcap, Ionian Boots of Lucidity, Stormsurge, Cryptbloom, and Zhonya's Hourglass. Most picked runes for Vladimir Top are Summon Aery, Nimbus Cloak, Transcendence, and Scorch for primary tree, as well as Legend: Haste, and Cut Down for secondary tree.
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Vladimir Build

Top Top  Patch 14.14

Most Popular

Win Rate 56.9% based on 1 083 matches

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Recommended builds

Build
WR
Summon AeryPrecision
Rabadon's Deathcap

Most Popular

56.9%
Summon AeryPrecision
Cosmic Drive

2nd Most Popular

56.1%
Phase RushInspiration
Rabadon's Deathcap

Alternative

55.6%
Summon AeryPrecision
Stormsurge

Off-Meta

62.0%

Top Players
ALL

Player name
WR
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MonsTa XCH OTP

100%
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L9 Beli14 OTP

44.4%
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Aqualix#EUW OTP

25.0%

runes

Sorcery
Sorcery
Summon AeryArcane CometPhase Rush
Nullifying Orb
Manaflow Band
Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence
Celerity
Absolute Focus
Scorch
Waterwalking
Gathering Storm
Precision
Precision
Absorb Life
Triumph
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Haste
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace
Cut Down
Last Stand
Adaptive Force
Attack Speed
Ability Haste
Adaptive Force
Move Speed
Health Scaling
Health
Tenacity and Slow Resist
Health Scaling

spells

SummonerFlash

D

SummonerDot

F

items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's Ring
Health Potion
2
Stealth Ward

@ 14 sec

Early Items

Ionian Boots of Lucidity

@ 5 min

Core Items

Rabadon's Deathcap
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Stormsurge

@ 21 min

Full Build

Rabadon's Deathcap
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Stormsurge
Cryptbloom
Zhonya's Hourglass
Shadowflame

ability order

Max:

Q

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E

right arrow

W

right arrow

Skills

Crimson Pact
Transfusion
Sanguine Pool
Tides of Blood
Hemoplague
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R
17
W
18
W

situational items

Void Staff
Morellonomicon
Cosmic Drive
Riftmaker
Liandry's Torment
Hextech Rocketbelt

Vladimir Matchups Overview

Vladimir General information

Vladimir tips and tricks

Avoid using your Sanguine PoolW at all costs as it costs you tons of health. Use it at the last possible second if you have to commit to using it.

You’re weak in the early game. There’s no need to commit to trades or going for kills from the get-go. You need time to come online.

Flank in team fights to make it harder for the enemy to disengage or blow you up before you can get on top of them.

Vladimir combos

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The Best Vladimir Builds, Runes and Items for Top in Emerald +

Most Popular

If you want to use the most popular Vladimir Top build, you should take Flash and Ignite as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick Summon Aery as your keystone, followed by Nimbus Cloak, Transcendence and Scorch in the primary tree, as well as Legend: Haste and Cut Down in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Ability Haste in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Rabadon's Deathcap as your first item, followed by Ionian Boots of Lucidity and Stormsurge. For your last 3 items, you should build Cryptbloom, Zhonya's Hourglass and finish with Shadowflame. For the skill order, you want to stick with Q - E - W. Right now, this build has 56.9% winrate over 1 083 matches played.

Optional

Your second option for Vladimir Top build would be to take Flash and Ignite as your Summoner Spells. The runes that this build takes advantage of are Summon Aery as your keystone, Nimbus Cloak, Transcendence and Scorch in the primary tree, and Last Stand with Legend: Haste in the secondary tree. The shards used in this build are Ability Haste in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health in defense. The items for the build are Cosmic Drive, which you should build first, followed by Ionian Boots of Lucidity as your second item and Rabadon's Deathcap as your third item. The rest of the items in order are Stormsurge, Zhonya's Hourglass and Riftmaker. The skill order for this build is Q - E - W. In the current patch, this build has a 56.1% win rate over 196 matches.

Alternative

If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Flash and Ghost as your Summoner Spells, with runes being Phase Rush as your keystone, Nimbus Cloak, Transcendence and Gathering Storm in the primary tree, and Cosmic Insight with Magical Footwear in the secondary tree, as well as Ability Haste, Adaptive Force, and Health Scaling as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Rabadon's Deathcap as your first item, then Sorcerer's Shoes as a second item and Stormsurge as a third item. You want to finish the build with Shadowflame, Zhonya's Hourglass and Riftmaker. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it Q - E - W. This build is currently sitting at a 55.6% win rate across 99 matches played.

Off-Meta

If you want to try an Off-Meta Vladimir Top build in the current patch, try Flash and Ignite as your Summoner Spells, Summon Aery, Nimbus Cloak, Transcendence and Scorch as your primary rune tree, and Legend: Haste with Cut Down as your secondary tree. Use Ability Haste, Adaptive Force and Health as your shards. For items in this build, you want to complete Stormsurge as your first item, then finish Ionian Boots of Lucidity as your second item, and Rabadon's Deathcap as third item. The last 3 options are Cryptbloom, Zhonya's Hourglass and Morellonomicon. The ability order for this build is Q - E - W. As of the current patch, this build has a 62.0% win rate over 92 matches played.

Situational Vladimir Runes and Items

Depending on the context of your game, your matchup, and enemy champions, you might want to consider building some situational items or take specific runes. Carefully examine your team, enemy team, game state , and your matchup to plan your Vladimir build accordingly! For example, when it comes to rune shards, you might want to take either Armor or Magic Resist, depending on which champion you are about to lane against.

Furthermore, if you want a more detailed breakdown, you should also check out Vladimir runes page.

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Vladimir Counters - Best and Worst Matchups for Top in Emerald +

Best Matchups

In Patch 14.14 the best possible matchups for Vladimir Top are:

Consider picking Vladimir into these matches to increase your chance to win a game. These are the most popular Top matchups that currently are in favor of Vladimir.

Worst Matchups

We highly recommend avoiding picking Vladimir in the current patch into the following Top matchups:

These champions are considered as Vladimir counters in the current patch, and playing such a matchup will decrease your chances of winning a game.

Additional Notes

If you want to find out more about best and worst matchups, as well as specific matchup statistics, we highly encourage you to check our Vladimir counters page. Keep in mind that while the champion may counter or be countered, it also comes down to your individual skill, the skill of your opponent, your team, and enemy team compositions.