Ranked #23 out of 59 in MidDiscover all Mid champions who counter Vladimir. Use our statistics and learn how to counter Vladimir in League of Legends and win in Champion Select! Vladimir Data for all roles taken from 135,5292481,30037,18896,021777 matches.
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Tips Against Vladimir in Middle Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors
Yamikaze says “Ignite and start E. He has long cooldowns until he gets some cdr. Just go ham in lane and play agressive when you have vision. He has no way to respond to your damage output with his CD's. He needs to scale before he becomes a threat, so this lane is in your favor if played correct. ”
iZianni says “If he takes ignite you lose to the all in and cant one shot him because of his pool. Look to pressure his early game by taking advantage of the jungle match up, once he hits critical mass with ignite pressure you'll need to respect his nimbus cloak abuse.
If he uses pool at all, you'll want to murder him.”
Polarshift says “He shouldn't be able to get close to you, just stay out his empowered Q flash range after level 6 and you should be alright. You definitely have the upper hand in this matchup, you can poke him through the wave. When he tries to get close to you, you just root him and overload to run away while he loses HP for using abilities.”
Yeager says “Easy laning phase and you can zone him pretty well with your ball so the only way he can get within range is by using flash.
Get morellonomicon to counter his healing and keep your distance, especially when his empowered q is coming up. He's a monster lategame, so time his flash and play around it. ”
Drewmatth Taliyah says “Ring + 2 pots if you gonna stay away from his big Q, Corrupting otherwise. His Sustain is one of the best in the game so calculate how you are going to damage him, when he is going to heal and when you go for the kill and how. Do not waste mana in vain just for him to heal back up in the next 30-60 seconds.
Winnable matchup early-mid game if you manage to hit your W or you get some jungler ganks. Roam / use minion demat if you think you aren't gonna win much on lane.
NEVER get hit by a full charged Q just to get a minion (cannon might work, but not small minions).
When you are below 50% hp and he's charging his E and his Q is near full bar he prepares to flash on you (combo is E(charge)->flash->release E->Q).
This combo works at all levels and combined with ult it can be deadly. Try to force a W out of him without using your WE (by getting full Q's on him). If he plays with Phase Rush you have to consider his movement speed burst once he gets close to you. He will not be able to get that movement speed burst and drill you down if you keep your distance ! (Q from outside his E or Q range). Go for WEQ full combo and ignite only when you know you can seal the deal (or at least proc a W for a gank from your jungler in the next 10-15 seconds). His W also damages him so that's decent, but remember his sustain is strong so don't waste all mana randomly.
Biscuits might also be useful.”
eiensiei says “I'll poke him with E and go for passive procs when his second bar is low (so his Q heals less and deals less damage). Despite the constant poke, he's still hard to kill due to his sustain, and I won't bother using my R simply because I've landed a Q without baiting out his W first (28s CD lvl 1). I'll stay behind minions when he's charging his E - also after level 6 if I'm low and I see him charging his E just barely in range of me (and know he has flash + R up), it's a good idea to flash away preemptively. He's a late game monster and I definitely need Zhonya's for his R. Also Morello to somewhat diminish his healing (I'll ask my AD to build Executioner's if he hasn't already).”
Yeager says “This is a really good matchup for cassio. He has super high cooldowns early game so he can't take extended trades with you. If you ever hit noxious blast, just run him down with twin fangs. Back off when he's about to get the empowered Q as it deals a lot of damage. You need morello early to counter his healing. ”
Yeager says “Laning phase is really easy but he outscales you hard later on. Actually he outscales every champ bg =)
His waveclear sucks early on, so you can shove him in and poke him under turret. Get morellonomicon second item to counter his healing. Keep your distance when his empowered Q is about to come up. RESPECT his damage when he's level 6 and have flash + ignite up.
It's really difficult to counter vlad in lategame. You HAVE TO time his flash cooldowns and play around that. If he ever manages to close the distance, your team is dead. ”
Sylvan Lore says “Even though Orianna is a great pick into Vlad imo, things can still fall apart very easily. He has low range, but high damage. If he gets on and has all of his abilities up, he definitely has the ability to kill you. In landing phase you should be able to bully him, but make sure you commit to what you decide. If you only bully him a little, he will just heal your damage and you will lose mana. Either bully a lot and look to zone, or don't bully at all until you get more items. Once you have a mana item, you can rush a Morellonomicon to destroy his healing. You can also just finish your mana item and play safe.
Recommend: Barrier and Dmg Build
Note: if nobody on your team has ignite, it is important for you to take it so in late game teamfights he can be ignited. ”
xXkillercrackXx says “vladimir has around the same range as you, but has a ton more sustain. Avoid trading with vlad and try to passively farm up. Call for ganks early as he has no real way to escape it bar using his very long cooldown W. Try and bait him to use his W before using your gold card on him.”
sweodigaming says “Can be annoying, but he will probably build toward spirit visage for the heal, so better build Liandry's Torment or Void staff. He will be op late game, so try to bully him in lane. Keep in mind that he as excellent sustain though. ”
CaptianMike says “Vladimir is tricky because he also is a late-game scaling mage. He contributes to team fights as much as you do! He can also dodge your ultimate with his W. You might be able to kill him pre-6 if you manage to land your Q just on him numerous times.
This is very important and can totally shut down Vladimir. If he is fed, he can tower dive you because he is very fast. Skill oriented match-up.
***Remind your ADC to get executioners calling***”
Twitch.Tv-LimitBreaker88 says “You are superior in lane and in late. he can't do anything against your push and range. Just keep pushing and stay at max range and he will not touch you a single time. Only be carefull about his Flashcombo. he can 70>0 you with ignite. You can also cancel his E with your R but usually he will pool so not reliable.”
Phrxshn says “You will have to make trades early game and stick on Vladimir. Juke or kite out his TIdes of Blood. Avoid fighting Vladimir while he has Bloodthrist(Q) passive or he will able to heal. Dodge or juke out his Hemoplague and he will lose majority of his damage. (Outscaling Edge: Vladimir) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Recommended Items: Morello's, Rylai's Scepter)”
crabbix says “You're a poke mage, his entire kit is built around sustaining and all-in. I usually dodge these games. If you have to play it, rush morellonomicon and try to deny farm as much as possible.”
Scyrine says “Sometimes you'll find a really good vlad and other times you won't. Just play against his heal and whenever he has red bar disengage and then re-engage after. Usually LVL 6 you can outdamage him but just be careful if he runs under turret because that's usually what he does. Rush Morellos after hextech if you're getting destroyed. ”
FalleN3 says “Vladimir is a nuisance champion to play against, I really dislike him. Ignite is a decent summoner spell to take against him as it will reduce his ability to sustain in fights. His early game is very weak but this does not mean he cant harass you much and sustain himself. If he plays passive you will never be able to kill him and overextending will likely get you ganked. By the time you get stronger and able to deal with him he will have some items himself which will likely begin with MR. Look for kills and picks in other lanes and the jungle as he will be next to impossible to kill without jungler help and CC.”
Dr Eggmund says “Skill Matchup (duh) all comes down to pressure and who gets the first kill. But you read this guide so you're obviously the better Vlad player. Also remember just like yourself that Vlad will get strong late game so try and pressure him to make sure he is behind in farm as much as possible.”
xAsuta says “He can avoid your all in and heals a lot. Buy Hexdringer for MR and AD or build Executioner calling so he can't heal. Maybe rush Mercs and don't let him reaches late game because of his solo carry potential. ”
Fuzzmonkey says “From what I've experienced this is quite an easy match up. Always chain first so that if he pools it'll still root him and you can apply the rest of your combo when he comes up. Don't let him harass you with his enhanced passive damage (always back off when he has a full red bar). Always take ignite against Vladimir.”
AP WormMaW Mid says “Vladimir is headache for many midlaners. Main reason is that he has no mana pool and his health sustain is quite good even in early levels. That will most likely cause, that you will run out of mana in lane, before you will have chance to kill him. That is why he was picked quite often in midlane expecially during later phases of last season. As AP Kogmaw though, you have really good kill potential on him, if you use your W in trades. Again rush some MR (Negatron) and abuse your range. When you get your magic penetration (boots and haunting guise), then you should be able to even win face-to-face trades against him, due to high % damage of your W, which will shred his high health pool.”
Yuki H. says “Wow, so much fun. Champion with no mana pool, sustain, and a cheap power spike? Fantastic. He also has an ability which makes him invulnerable for a few seconds which sucks to hear as a Zed. Just avoid his empowered Q's and try to bait out his pool before asking for a gank.”
Impossible2Gank says “A good Vlad will be able to bully you out of lane with ease while you are unable to properly farm as well as outscale you. Stay back and box up, only going in if you manage to wittle him down low enough otherwise just wait for ganks.”
Hullos says “The same reasons as Kass but even harder to punish. His roams are not as good as Kass but his damage output is much grater of a threat through out the game. You just have to be the better player in every way this match up.”
BloooodTV says “D-Blade. Don't do anything stupid. Start E and be as aggressive as you can be when you have vision. He has longer cooldowns before he gets items. His W has a 28s cooldown lvl 1. After he uses that just all in. Also avoid him using Q on you when his Bloodthirst (secondary) bar is red. A good Vladimir will never try to trade and will just focus on farm, but if they try to trade you will win it before he has CDR. Outscales you. Take Conq.”
FalleN3 says “Vladimir is a nuisance champion to play against, I really dislike him. Ignite is a decent summoner spell to take against him as it will reduce his ability to sustain in fights. His early game is very weak but this does not mean he cant harass you much and sustain himself. Seeing as you are weak early game also, by the time you get stronger and able to deal with him he will have some items himself which will likely begin with MR. Look for kills and picks in other lanes and the jungle as he will be next to impossible to kill without jungler help and CC.”
arcanejhin says “I honestly hate vlad in general. You should be able to chase him down easily with Q2 and E after he puddles. Let him push into your tower so you have space to run after him and punish him if he gets too close. But honestly he wins. make sure to go in when his Q is on CD
spirit visage or frozen mallet is a nice pick against him
Ignite when he is about to Q you so healing is reduced or get executioners”
LunarVortex says “Vladimir is generally not a huge problem for you in lane, however, he will outscale you and there's not a whole lot you can do about it. Try to abuse his high W cooldown with your jungler and then take objectives together to close out the game quickly before Vlad becomes a oneshot-assassin-controlmage-skirmisher-battlemage-draintank and disintegrates your ADC.”
Sushi_Cat says “"Ah Vladimir, you are nothing but a stain. Splattered on the pages of history"
Try to bait out his W if possible. Keep in mind he can dodge Death Realm with it. Be cautious of when he gets Crimson Rush and save your W for it. You'd be surprised how thirsty Vladimirs get to get an empowered Q off. Use this unwarranted aggression to your advantage and go in as soon as Crimson Rush wears off. ”
TimRhabey says “He outscales you really hard, he's also much better than you in teamfights, his pool blocks all your abilities and he heals pretty much all your poke.
Take the electrocute rune page so you can try to instakill him as fast as possible before he pools.”
Fadedreformed says “Pretty even, even though Kassadin is considered a counter to vlad he can actually be beaten if you do some common mistakes such as trading his empowred q with yours. Care for his flash all in combo since it will be really quick and won't respond to it on time. Should be free by the time you hit 6. Try chunking him a bit and then combine flash + r onto him for an easy kill.”
Proma says “Dshield
You can sustain back from his poke by sitting on grey health with dshield.
Buy executioners calling and avoid trading with him when his bar is red. E start is good into Vlad as long as he doesn't start his pool. You win the lane as long as he doesn't get a snowball. Play aggressive when his pool is on cd(~24ish secs)”
elnino9 says “Don't go for poke trades with him, his Q sustains him and he can crimson rush to get back a lot of health. Make him burn his pool because it costs health and allows you to fight him. Don't get hit by his Crimson Rush Q, as soon as you see the bar fill up immediately step back. It does more damage + gives more HP back. After 6, don't all in him and focus on farming unless you are ahead of him.”
SkellyBirb says “Vladimir can't burst you early game and you win trades against him if you trade effectively. Shrines to heal from his poke are great. I'd suggest Morellonomicon after you finish your core if you're facing him, as he does scale and his healing is large.”
Veralion says “HoB/DH Sword/beads. Obnoxious, but he has a very weak early game and you get the chance to ramp up with him. His Q cooldown is visible to you, so make sure to back well off when his bar is nearly full. When he charges his E, hide behind your wave to block the damage. If you do the dance properly you should take very little damage and be just fine in lane. If he positions poorly you may be able to do a good chunk of damage at level 2 with HoB since he typically skills W at 3 or even 4. A good Vladimir will just stand in front of his creeps to block your E's and heal the damage back, but this has only happened to me exactly once. Most of them never figure this out. Look to all in right after he uses his super Q. He will be forced to back off without access to it. Wait for him to pool before firing your E. You're stronger on even footing, but finishing a kill is difficult through his healing and W. Most of the time it's your second E after your all in that ends up killing him, and that usually only happens if he is disrespectful. Probably wise to wait for help and blow your load on him while he cannot pool. Be very careful if you're low and the wave is pushing in; he has one of the best kits in the game for tower diving and can easily burst you down from as high as 600 life and effortlessly get away with it.”
SnakeOnRiver says “Extreamly easy. Land Q, then run down with E for free trades. He cant do anything in early. Later, when he is trying all-in, wait until he comes out of W and use miasma and R. Phase/Conq.”
Lunasta says “Vladimir vs Qiyana is a Skill Matchup, it's really easy for you to stun him and burst him but it is also really easy for him to avoid all of it with his W, just be patient, build some kind of grievous wounds and try to bait his W and you should be good”
ai darkfluid says “Take Aery and ignite for lane pressure. Vladamir is a monster lategame, but so are you. Ignite should work for any lane kills, but be sure to build into Morellonomicon.
Preferred rune: Summon Aery/Phase rush/Electrocute”
Zoe Sparklepop says “Annoying lane but you'll be fine as long as you get early MR Pen due to him probably getting Spirit Visage first item
Bait out the W by tempting him with an engage and then you can outburst him as long as he doesn't have powered up Q”
snukumz says “He's a manaless champion so there comes a point when you have to back and he doesn't and that can cost you some missed CS.
He can/should be able to heal any poke you do to him so focus only last hitting with your abilities instead of trying to poke him.
He can kill you at 6 and likes to dive under towers because his pool lets him dodge tower shots so be aware that he might try to tower dive you.
He's very good in teamfights so you don't have the team fight advantage when playing against him.
Hopefully he doesn't get fed otherwise you'll probably be losing the game when playing against him. ”
1256 says “this is a race between you and him: who kills the backwave first
for real though, you're a better champion, he doesn't stand a chance in lane, run him down, be careful of his sustain
fleet+dom, electro if confident”
PepeOnDrugs says “Propably the hardest Akali matchups pre 6. He has a lot of healing and pretty good with his Q. He also can try to cheese you when he hits 6 first. Tips: Take feet footwork. Gives you good lane sustain against him. Try to poke him hard at level 1-2.”
GG Yasuo says “Vlad is like Orianna in a way where you both have to farm for items and play for teamfights. The only difference is Vlad is much simpler but easier. He has infinite sustain mid, has tons of damage, and Orianna has trouble landing skillshots on him due to his healing and W. You pretty much always want to rush morello (assuming you already have ludens and boots).”
xXAhriXx69 says “Vlad can be a hard matchup for ahri since he can easily dodge her charm by using his pool but what i've learned that works against a bit lower elo vlad players so mainly around gold u can start your combo of by firing a q first to bait out his pool since most gold players expect you start of your combo with charm that way he wastes his pool and u can look to all in them. that said if the vlad know the matchup well and knows how to play vlad well it might not always work and you have to play it a bit safe look for openings for when he uses his w and try to work together with your jungler to make it so vlad cant create any leads.”
Ekko Rush B Guides says “Vladimir can be really annoying to deal with. He has constant lane sustain, and his pool allows him to easily dodge your W, or timewinder when you dash on him.
Trade when he just used his Q on minions, and you can bait out his pool by placing a W on top of him and dashing near it.
But what's good is that you can ult his ult to counter it.”
Axelote says “Try to bait his pool, it has a long cooldown and it costs health - it's your opportunity to kill him or make him go back. Don't try to win by poking - his Q is on a low cooldown, he will get the health back very quickly.”
Gageowago says “Poke and bully him levels 1-4 as much as physically possible. Once he hits level 5 you are rarely going to win trades unless Vlad is just bad. Pressure him off of cs if you can but just make sure to farm up and roam to help your other lanes to get them ahead. Build Morello's immediately after Luden's. He will scale out of control and become unkillable if he gets ahead. Remember that while you should roam, DO NOT let him free farm for too long. Call for ganks to keep him pressured and end as soon as you can. Bait out his pool as much as possible before ganks.”
Debonair Karma says “One of the easiest matchups. Vladimir has no waveclear so just push him into the tower and poke him there. He has no range on top of it all. Your W isn't interrupted by his W so he can't even escape ganks. Take ignite/teleport”
Noodles912 says “Similar to veigar, you're never behind. Stay behind minions, play safe when he has empowered Q, and farm hard. Save R if he looks to engage on you. Jump on him when he uses Q but exit immediately after, because vlads love stacking CDR, so if you take too long, you may take an empowered Q. You scale evenly. ”
Lil Tidepod says “Vladimir's only strength against Ryze is that he can go untargetable. You probably won't be able to kill him because of this. Try and bait it out and force him to stay in lane by shoving the wave into the turret hard. If you can't do this, just push and roam. He can't push well. I'd try and kill him as much as possible, though, because his life steal can really turn late game fights around, even if he's playing from way behind.”
Sanctuar says “Vladimir has always been a hard champion to lane against due to his unrivaled sustain. Buying Morellonomicon will cut his sustain and allow for better trades, but don't forget about his surprising burst combo with his fully charged E and Q combined with his ultimate.”
Capparelli says “Get an early executioners instead of your usual Tiamat/Hexdrinker, bait his pool by using E and then holding Q, easy lane if you don't let him poke you, always go in when his pool is down”
BigBushMan says “This matchup is like Teemo in the sense that its a complete annoyance of a lane. However, with Vladimir, he can hyper carry into the late game with his ridiculous CDs with 45% CDR. Just look to try to shove Vlad in and roam if at all possible, because killing him will be very difficult. Just try to end the game as early as possible. Another time bomb matchup (See Kayle for reference) ”
ahrienthusiastmain says “You keep your distance with celerity and vlad can't land his spells. The only way he kills you is with his flash/ignite combo. You outrange him and win trades with scorch. If you can land your charm, he loses lane hard.”
BigBushMan says “Vlad is a very hard matchup, as his sustain is near infinite and its hard to kill him due to his W if you do get him low. Once he gets 45% CDR though, its basically lane over. He will also carry late game so this lane is very difficult. ”
serruh says “90% of the time this matchup should be free, but on the off chance vlad gets a lead and starts snowballing with ignite, it can be hard for ryze to keep in the sidelane. this champion is also obviously a monster in teamfights compared to ryze, so worth keeping that in mind as well. you can bully him pretty reliably once you get your first back and just put him on the back foot as he cant keep up with your shove from then on, just be careful of any cheesy all in with ignite and you should be fine.”
Noodles912 says “Play safe when he has empowered abilities, and never use your R unless you got his pool. You win short trades, and Vlad only wins with his R. Use your E to escape immediately if he ults, unless you can guarantee the kill. His pool CD can be abused, and is your opening to hit an R.”
RockitoAhri says “Fighting him on lane is very difficult. A better thing to do is just CS and roam as soon as you have your ULT up. Picking morello after Ludens is a MUST and keeping ignite ONLY for him during team fights. ”
JoshAy says “He is you but, better? Don't let him hit his empowered Q and stay behind minions for his E. Back off from his R when fighting. He is immobile and you aren't. Try and bait out his pool before you go for E2. Mediocre ult to steal”
Kami_EU says “Vladimir struggles in early game due to his massive cooldowns pre 40%-45% CDR.
Best way to beat Vladimir is by freezing your lane and making him overextend. crashing waves under his tower will help you outscale him.
In late-game Wit's End, Executioner's Calling will make you a big threat to Vladimir.
ur_mom_gay says “Easy for you early, hard to deal with later on. Level 4 you pretty much slap him. Don't get discouraged by his sustain if he has a lot of pots, just keep poking him down. You'll be able to kill him if you bait out his pool.”
Sloyr says “His W makes him nearly impossible to kill in early game, if he wastes it, you can go all in. His late game scaling is really strong so you have to shut down him in mid game during fights ( You can counter his healing with Kata's 60% healing reduction on R )”
NebuIa says “Vladimir cannot do anything to Zoe unless she majorly missteps. Try W level one, as you can't trade into him at level 1. If you hit a bubble, don't throw q immediately. He may try to pool it. If he does he's screwed, as he just took more damage for free. The only way it works is if you q really early.”
Je Suis Azir says “this guy is a fucking garbage can if you play well. All you need to do is hardpush from max range, he can't touch you and he can't push as fast as you. Your late game outshines his, and you can just get Morello and shit down his throat. ”
Impswitch says “Ew... will out heal most of your damage and kept you pushed pretty well and its hard to trade since his q range will match your w range. late game cant really do much to him since most vlads will build MR. ”
cobbzy says “watch out for the empowered Q, make sure to disengage when he is pooled. Otherwise, trade when his Q is down, and make sure to roam when you can. Being ahead of him is pretty much where you want to be for this matchup. ”
sekkondsEU says “Tanky, healing, a lot of damage, can dodge your passive. Be careful, dont trade after approx. 2 backs unless you stomp him early. Take ignite, cheapshot and build morello after lich bane. ”
CupOLatte says “Try to avoid this matchup as much as possible. Vlad can go into his pool during your E cast period and it'll render your combo useless. Luckily, he's very rarely played in mid so you wont see this matchup too often.”
DravensBukkake says “Ignite/Barrier matchup. Ignite for low kill pressure junglers, barrier for burst (assassins or karthus junglers).
Only anomaly of ranged matchups. Take electrocute instead of comet. Actually very easy matchup, and one of Vlads most difficult. Do NOT use Q, like at all in this matchup. Spam W near your minions and constantly shove/harass him. He will NEVER be able to get within Q range, much less E. Once hes about to get empowered Q, start walking back since he will tank minions trying to cast it on you, then once he uses it on minions, AA Q AA him and you done more damage than he has healed. If he is level 6, about to have empowered Q, and is randomly charging up E, flash. He is about to flash E Q R W away. Easiest prediction. Oh by the way, Vlads waveclear sucks ass. Shove him in and roam a lot if you can't kill him. He will cry bloody tears under tower while you get double kill bot lane. Also rush Morello 2nd. ”
Mid Win Repeat says “Vlad just isn't a threat to Taliyah. He can pool your W but you have more consistent damage with your Q. If I rush sorcs in this match up I can pretty much kill him at will. Sorcs into Lost Chapter into Morrello and its GG.”
MarkeleleYasuo says “Good vlad will destroy you, buy exe early so he doesnt heal that much, always use windwall for his e but only at the last moment so he doesnt hit you for sure, avoid fighting him with his red bar up”
Braddik says “poke him forever with your q and dont let him his his empowered q on you. after 6 you can run him down and before that you can look to E him when he steps up too far then burst him. you outrade him hard, you can Q his e and weak Q”
HeisendongNA says “Vladimir takes turrets with Q+E while sustaining off them, and W allows him to dodge all of your abilities. Your best option is to go Ignite instead of TP and try to kill him because there is no way you can win a sustain war against Vladimir. Also remember he is not really strong early w/o items and his Q is pretty long CD until lvl 9. When his empowered Q is just coming off cool-down he will likely use it on you or a creep, making him an easy target to hit your stun (timing is the key)”
ZEDORSON says “I think Vlad is the biggest counter of Zed. If you don't beat him in early you are done later. He is weak in early game. (cooldowns and no escape)
But when he has cooldown items he starts be dangerous for you. Every trade with you is his win. because he will get hp back, you not (if not lifesteal).
Rush Executioner in early for reduce his heals. If you failed vs him in early. Try to rush hexdrinker with Mercury boots. Vladimir's weakness are ignite and Grevious wound (mortal reminder and morello)”
Tayna says “Phew...a good Vladimir won't die, period.
You can Q him and even if he uses the pool, he CAN'T move.
But your E is basically useless here, and if he goes all in with the R+E+Q+Ignite combo, you're DEAD.
But he has NO RANGE at all so abuse that!”
Cloud375 says “This guy basically doesn't do anything but survive till he has level 6 or two items; by which point he literally massacres you and your teammates if he can land a good combo. Crush him early or hard scale to the late game and focus every other major threat first.”
Garybaldo says “You can bully his early game easily, go Phase Rush or Electrocute, he will outscale you but it will take him a lot, if he does get ahead though be careful as he can run you and your team down very, VERY easily”
Garybaldo says “You can bully his early game easily, go Phase Rush or Electrocute, he will outscale you but it will take him a lot, if he does get ahead though be careful as he can run you and your team down very, VERY easily”
Novok says “Fighting him on lane is very difficult. A better thing to do is just CS and roam as soon as you have your ULT up. Picking morello after Ludens is a MUST and keeping ignite ONLY for him during team fights. ”
Tchouvline says “Like Anivia, a better-than-average Vladimir will be annoying for you, but a casual Vladimir is not a huge problem, you can Drain him even if he's on his W, you have alot of controls to stop Vladimir. Your E have a better range than his Q.”
Euphoric Toaster says “Vladimir can be an extremely annoying matchup. Pre level 6 you can poke and harass him a lot but hes just going to end up healing most of it up. Post 6 he quickly gets to the point where he can do his flash combo and kill you from nearly full HP. His passive also gives him TONS of free HP, which makes it difficult for you to actually burst him down. If you're in a skirmish with him you have to wait out his pool before you stun or he will just dodge it. Keep in mind you can stay behind and drop your turrets to block his E damage. Obviously Morellonomicon is good against him although you might be forced to go Zhonya's Hourglass to stasis his Ult pop.”
Chromuro says “He can be a bit problematic, too much HP regen, tankiness, damage till the end of time and spirit visage is a thing that exist. Farm, farm and farm, his Q can target one voidling at time, so you have more farming power. Morello is your best friend and don't be reckless. Don't expect to kill him in laning phase and stay focused during the later stages of the game, his R hurts like hell and you need to have your passive up when it hits”
Wizboy73 says “even thought you fuck him in the early levels. once he reaches his 40% cdr you lose, he can negate your W as well as fully heal from a good R, take barier and dont try to get flanked in fights, in this matchup you NEED to play front to back teamfights.”
Yeager says “Match up is manageable because he's also a scaling champion that wants to farm for his powerspikes.
- Stay out of range when his empowered Q is up. It deals a lot of damage even early game.
- Minions can block his E damage.
- You don't really kill each other in the laning phase unless one of you plays it super bad. Both of you scale hard into lategame, so just play passive and farm or wait for jungle ganks.
- Tell your adc to buy executioners. Morello is a decent item, but not that good on Kayle as she doesn't benefit as much from it like mages do. If your ADC won't buy anti healing, then you have no choice but to buy morello..
- ALWAYS time his flash. It's the most important thing when playing against vladimir. He has no mobility, so can only reach your carries by flanking with flash. Timing it will let you know when to back off.
- He's a lategame god like kayle. You can outclass him in the sidelane, but he can wipe out your entire team in fights with insane AOE damage, so never underestimate the damage of lategame vladimir. ”
Vispectra says “His early is bad and so is yours. Without CD and levels vlad won't cause you too much trouble. You can cancel his E if he's charging it and aside from the occasional Q poke you'll be fine. You can attempt to all in him if his W isn't up and could get away with a kill if you've taken electrocute early on. Later on he's kind of a beast , scales just like you and becomes a very big threat. You should be able to kill him just be sure not to be the first one to dive into him.”
MechaaZero says “He doesn't really die often unless its early game. His damage output can get high, but yours will be higher more often than not. He will W to dodge literally everything, and its annoying.”
RagexAddict says “Vladimir not only has no mana costs, his Q and R can heal him for a decent amount. He'll most likely rush a spirit visage to increase his healing and damage from increasing his health, while also decreasing your damage. Morellonomicon should be at the very latest your second item against this champion, or else you won't be able to take him on by mid game. Keep track of his W cooldown, as he can use it to make himself untargetable and avoid your ultimate and your Q and E damage. When he uses this ability, he will be vulnerable, as it costs health to use and he'll no longer have any escape tools to avoid your damage.”
SrSuders says “Vladimir kann man schwer besiegen, da wenn er die Vladimir W komplett ausweicht kriegt man stacks nur noch schwieriger drauf.
Abgesehen davon hat er ziemlich starken sustain und besseren Sustain.”
Flipps says “vladmir's damage output is intense, that being said if he tries to kill you without puddle, you can most of the time turn it around to your favour, ignite before he Qs you if you go all in.”
YayaLoL says “With any item path you take you wont be able to do anything to this guy. He legit heals the entire time so poking him down is hard. Then it just gets late game so try roaming and farming.”
YourBestSenpai says “Gay champion is all I can say. Counters your charm with ease, and since you most probably will use e and straight q after that, he will dodge both, so be careful on that. Also, his damage on q when he has his charge is stupiditly huge as well as his heal, morello NEEDS to be bought after GLP. Ignite is great vs him as well.”
Ec40494 says “W counters your ultimate and poke. W < E and save your Q so when he gets out of pool you can hit it, or you can W < Q < E for fast combo (hard to hit for beginners because no e slow). Sustain is strong. ”
NescEI says “Stay passive in lane first and don't force to trade with him, you will lose the Trade almost everytime, only Trade him when you can use your higher range to your advantage. You should fight him when he used his empowered Q for a minion or something, His Q cooldown is pretty high so you can outdamage him, but don't ult first, I prefer that you only go in when you got your Ignite to reduce his healing. So WEQ AA first, ignite and try to ult him, he maybe won't have that much health left because he dodged your R with his W and did dmg to himself, if he doesn't dodge your R with his W he'll be dead. ”
aButteredPoptart says “Vlad about to die? He'll just pool away. There's very little solo kill potential as he has so much sustain and health after protobelt. Look to roam when you hit lvl 6 because there's no benefit in stalemating with him.”
SmokeyEggs says “Vladimir usually builds Visage very early so it's very hard to deal with. Sacrificing your damage output and CDR for Morello is very worth in this matchup. His constant healing can be annoying to deal with but you can outpush and outroam him. Focus him in teamfights since that's where Vlad thrives.”
BicBee says “Build early Morellos. Don't fight him when his bar is red. His W (pool) has around 15s CD. Try to engage hard to make him use W when your jungler is ganking. You win trades pretty easily with QW because it's on a shorter CD while being a lot easier to attack with than his skills.”
AzureArmatt says “Vlad is somewhat weird match up where you will poke him constantly but he will always heal back up. it will be match of sustain in lane. There is One bad thing that make him actually quite a treat: it's his scaling. He will become really strong in late game where he will heal a ton, deal lots of damage and on top of that will be able to spam his abilities more often (especially his "blood pool" that makes him untargetable). You will need some tools to counter his healing so you will win with your own sustain and damage. And all this talk brings us to one tip: "Buy morelonomicon" and passive from it will reduce his healing making him super easy to kill and make his life pain. Never let him get his empowered Q used on you since it will hurt so try to poke while the bar bellow his health is white or yellow but never when red”
Shaawn says “Ignite and start E. He has long cooldowns until he gets some cdr. Just go ham in lane and play agressive when you have vision. He has no way to respond to your damage output with his CD's. He needs to scale before he becomes a threat, so this lane is in your favor if played correct.”
thedonk says “Bring ignite. Kill him as fast a possible or else he'll heal up with is Q. Hurt him with chains since it'll still root him when he W's. Stay away from him when he has Crimson Rush, or his full red bar below his health bar. ”
Dudstrol says “O mesmo caso da Cassio, só que seu sustain é bem maior e ele possui um dano explosivo alto. Evite trocas e guarde mana para o farm. Quando tiver com morelo pode começar a trocar mas com cuidado, troque somente quando o Q dele tiver em espera e você estiver no meio das tropas para evitar seu E. Se ele iniciar com a ult use o combo do escudo e corra para longe.”
Jazzmonkey says “Go curroption Potion vs Vlad. You will outstand his sustain. Wait until he use his empowered Q and then trade him with E>A>Q>A>W. YOu can easily kill befor hitting 6. Keep in mind he can outplay your full comb so use your full comb E>A>Q>R after he used his W.”
Jammy158 says “The sustain he gets early is annoying. Windwall his E in trades and you can abuse his weak early game. However, do be careful level 6+ because of his Ult. He can kill you if you aren't careful. He can also be a huge threat later on in fights so be careful.”
qasddsa says “Every time he walks up to you to use Q on you, just Q back and you'll end up dealing more damage. Try not to use Q before he heals from his own Q to optimize the damage. You can push in and take Fleet; he cannot match your roams unless he is running Predator.”
Skeptil says “Entirely a skill matchup, but you read this guide which means you should be on the road to success and should easily be able to clap him, like how Jensen said "Can't wait to clap Faker."”
Sozzoh says “Vladimir has constant poke, sustain, and is very slippery; get Morellonomicon to counter Vladimir. In laning phase, try and harass Vladimir from a distance, while also farming. Try and bait out his W whenever your jungler is going to gank so he'll be a lot easier to catch. Hide behind minions so you don't get hit by his E. Since Vladimir's cooldowns are pretty low in the early game, try to bait out a full rotation of his kit so you can abuse him and possibly push him under turret. Post-6, you'll want to be very careful trading with Vladimir because his ultimate will allow him to heal back most of his health depending on how many champions he has hit. If you think you can get a kill on Vladimir, try to get him to use his W first so he can't W under your ult and healing himself. In teamfights this is where you'll be able to shutdown Vladimir if he's fed, because solo kills or 2v1 kills on Vladimir in laning phase are little to none. I would suggest roaming for kills and try to avoid staying in lane too long.”
undeadsoldiers says “As an experienced mid/top laner I find going up against Vlad average. Most people think of him as a super hard counter to most, but the truth is that you have to know how to lane against him. Take him when he doesn't have his pool. Poking him won't work, he will just heal back up. You have to find him when he's vulnerable and be patient. The all-in has to be strong and guarranteed. Once Vlad gets behind you, he can't really do anything.”
Witwickies says “There is nothing you can do to him. We have to face truth - he can W from your all-in, heal all your poke thanks to Q, and at some point even kill you easily. Your role here is to slow down his power-spikes and burn his W as often as possible.”
ZF.PandaYang says “Vlad is only a threat because of his ability to sustain and negate you of being able to execute him due to his W. bring ignite to counter his heal and sustain, i recommend a executioner's calling”
Eccentrik says “Tank you say? nope, he's the god of staying in lane for like, 10 minutes of no backing. I recommend you to roam botlane instead if you want kills, don't forget to guard midlane though!”
Rosie Posy says “I really dislike playing Akali vs Vlad since he can turn into a pool, drain your health, and his E is annoying as well as his ult. When fighting Vlad, wait for his bar to go from red to either empty or white so he doesn't take even more health from you. Bait out his pool with your E or Q and save your ult. ”
Snowyfreezer says “This guy :V.
He can drain you and can also go untargetable should you decide to jump on him it has a pretty long cooldown though but he won't use it unless hes gonna avoid some of your damage.
If hes bad and new to the champ you should most likely beat him unless you're new to Fizz :V”
Canttouchthis123 says “Ya just cant kill this guy. Likely to be extremely aggressive early with autos and q's. He can pool your engage and e and negate the activation of aftershock. Get shut out early and you will have a hard time coming back.”
Smol Jelly says “Vladimir has better sustain than you do, and his pool is such a pain to deal with. He can avoid your poke, but he's not the most dangerous person to you. He's annoying for you to lane against, but not impossible.”
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I Am Goliath says “Vlad is pretty safe but this lane should be in your favor, I like to get an early executioners calling in this matchup and play really agressive early because vlad sucks early game, a lot of vlads will try to use their empowered Q on you and walk up for that, so that's when you want to go for E's on him, you can tell when he gets empowered Q by the bar below his health bar when it turns yellow that means it's close and then it will turn red is when he has his empowered Q so it's fairly easy to predict. You want to try to get him to use his pool before you use your ultimate in this matchup since it's extremely easy to pool, you can usually bait out his pool with your E and if he doesn't pool your E then he will have to pool shortly after because he will take a ton of damage. Basically punish this matchup early, vlad scales really well into teamfights and will most likely do more then you so splitpushing is also a great option here.”
Sovereign Kitten says “We sometimes take Doran's Shield into this match-up to match his sustain with grasp of the undying. However, this is based on personal preference. You should be working your way into a more damage oriented build around mid game. The simple way to deal with Vladimir is to watch his energy bar. If he is glowing red, back off and let him use it on a minion, as you don't wanna take the increased damage from his empowered (Q). Once he has used it, you can go in and try to poke him out with your (Q) or possibly your (E) auto attack, it may seem boring, and you may miss CS, but you'll go even or win because of it.
Sovereign Kitten says “We sometimes take Doran's Shield into this match-up to match his sustain with grasp of the undying. However, this is based on personal preference. You should be working your way into a more damage oriented build around mid game. The simple way to deal with Vladimir is to watch his energy bar. If he is glowing red, back off and let him use it on a minion, as you don't wanna take the increased damage from his empowered (Q). Once he has used it, you can go in and try to poke him out with your (Q) or possibly your (E) auto attack, it may seem boring, and you may miss CS, but you'll go even or win because of it.”
Rhoku says “TL;DR - BORING MATCHUP WHERE NOBODY WINS. DON’T TAKE FREE POKE. IF YOU ARE GONNA TRADE, MAKE SURE TO DUMPSTER HIM IN IT. PHASE RUSH IS RECOMMENDED BUT CONQUEROR IS OKAY. GHOST IS GREAT.
Vladimir isn’t a difficult matchup similar to a strong lane bully per se. It is just that it is very difficult to generate a lead against a competent Vladimir. He has a frightening lategame and the sustain in lane to get there. You have to get early sustain with Second Wind and etc in order to match his healing. Try not to take stupid trades. He is free food when he does not have pool but don’t overextend and take free damage after he uses it to get away. The health cost of pool is high enough to be punishing enough on its own. Just make sure you stomp him in trades, as his sustain is quite annoying. Executioner’s isn’t a must buy into this lane, as if he ever gets in a bad enough position where you can punish him, he is most likely dead. I’d go for Phage early in order to catch up to him and kill him. Vladimir does not have enough damage to beat you in an all in. Even with his ultimate. Conqueror is not bad but Phase Rush is a good choice as it lets you stick to him through his annoying pool slow. If all else fails, just try to make sure you keep up in cs and dont feed him. He can 1v9 once he gets his items.”
lol Wero says “Vladimir will not do much during the laning phase. But its difficult to kill the vladimir. Push all game during the laning phase, take plate golds, deny him CS while hes under his tower, and Ward to avoid ganks. ”
Drake6401 says “Just a big coward like all ranged top laners. Executioners Calling is a must rush item in this lane. Sustain start to stay long enough to get the gold for it. use E-Q-E combos to heal up. When you have enough gold, back when it's suitable to do so and buy Executioners Calling above all else. Other than that, this is a standard ranged laner but more annoying since he has sustain and no mana... sound familar?...hmmm. Trade whenever you can when E is up. Vladimir cannot buy a reliable grievous wounds item this early so it's an item power spike for you. Also I do not recommend tower diving him alone. His W lets him pool under ground and makes it almost impossible to dive him unless you can bait it out. even then, his burst healing is risky.
qasddsa says “Hard to lane against because he can out-sustain you. Buy either Executioner's or Morellonomicon, wait until mid/late game, and he'll become increasingly easy. Try to keep your distance so he cannot hit you with Tides of Blood (E). Try not to fight him if he has used his ultimate on you, since his damage against you will be increased.”
PH45 says “Sustain is good in this lane, get some mr and vamp scepter and just farm up and you can kill him later on. You have to bait his pool though or he will just dodge your stun with it. While laning try to avoid getting hit by his strong Q poke since it deals quite hefty amount of damage. Stay behind minions so his E can't hit you.”
Raen says “Tough opponent for Jax. Vlad got decent sustain and can easily harass you. You have to bait his pool since his W got longer CD than your E otherwise he will just dodge your stun with it. When he will waste his pool then try to all in him it's your chance to get him. Max Q + while laning stay behind minions so his E can't hit you also try to avoid getting hit by his upgraded Q. Executioner's will be helpful.”
CaptianMike says “Easy match up really. You win all trades when you use your E, so the main strategy here is to do short trades. Q>W>E then disengage. This combo should be enough to win trades without giving him time to retaliate. If you're having a hard time, rush Merc Treads. He won't be able to kill you after a few items. You can start doran's shield if you are not confident in this matchup”
The_Unf0rgiv3n says “There is a good reason he's top tier champ right now. Tons of dmg, a lot of sustain and his pool covers basically half the lane which makes him very hard to gank. You can fight him early after he uses his Q on the minions, block his E dmg with your W and ALWAYS avoid being close to him when he has the red bar!”
Anoying bro5 says “NEVER trade with him when he has his empowered Q (the red bar filled under his health bar). You can parry his empowered Q or the delayed damage from his ultimate. Rush tiamat and then buy executioners calling. Never tower dive unless his pool is down. Try to pressure him early game as he will scale HARD into the late game.”
iZeal says “Most Vlads will have Magical Footwear in their runes and will therefore be laning with a huge movement speed disadvantage if you rush T2 boots early. Don't take empowered Qs. Vlad's attack range is very short and you can pull or Q him whenever he tries to cs with it. Once you pull him, auto him until he is outside of range to Q him or he has pooled as most Vlads will try to pool your Q.
DBlade/DShield, early T2 boots, Phage!”
Justkb says “This is not too bad for Darius as you will almost certainly have a base movement speed advantage. Rush phage and try and get on him as much as possible. you can land your E whenever he goes to auto the wave, just make sure he uses Phase rush and his W before hard engaging on him.”
iZeal says “You match his sustain, you deal way more damage than him from early to mid and he has to use dodge your W with his pool or proc Phase rush or else he gets dragged into an undodgeable Q3. Just don't eat empowered Qs and you are fine.”
Rhoku says “His early game is a bit weak but he is very good at playing safe. Ignite works well into this lane as you have no cheap anti-heal option. And a morello rush is out of the question. If you land a pull you can get a VERY nice trade onto him but he will just heal it back up. You may attempt to chip away at him like this and kill him with ignite. You can also try to fight him at level 6. You straight up beat him HARD level 6. He has no room to kite and is just free food. If you have ignite AND your ultimate he is just a free kill. If he plays too safe and you can't land your E, just farm up and prepare for Teamfights. Try to be more useful than him.”
LoLReal says “Vlad is tough. They run phase rush against Darius and we can never truly get into their range if the play the lane properly.
Try to punish a misplay and farm. He outscales us and is also a good team fighter, though. Executioners Calling is great in this lane along with the usual early cowl vs. AP threats.”
Ravenborne says “Will outsustain you. Go 3 Rejuv Bead into Specters Cowl. Phase Rush is mandatory to stick to him. Start off with E and wait for his pool to run out. Immediately W him so you can stick to him.”
TwistedDemon says “It mostly depends on how good you can play the early game. He is vulnerable since he has long cooldownds and has no relevant dmg/healing until he gets some items. Try to get the most out of his early game. Once he gets 6 and items, he can eventually beat you and escape.”
Phrxshn says “You will have to make trades early game and stick on Vladimir. Juke or kite out his TIdes of Blood. Avoid fighting Vladimir while he has Bloodthrist(Q) passive or he will able to heal. Dodge or juke out his Hemoplague and he will lose majority of his damage. (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Recommended Items: Executioner's)”
ERNESTSAURUS says “CONQUEROR / FLEET FOOTWORK SETUP - DORANS SHIELD / 3 REJUVENATION BEADS + POT =
Vladimir is surprisingly one of the easiest AP matchups in the game for Nasus, he will usually lifesteal his enemies to death but Nasus Passive + Legend Bloodline are way supperior and can't outsustain though it. In laning phase, his wave clear is really bad, so let him push the first wave and set up a freeze on the second wave, if you play it properly you should be able to maintain the freeze and stack easily. Once you hit lvl 6 and Sheen power spike you can run him down the lane as long as he just wasted his Phase Rush and his W (28 seconds cooldown lvl 1), if he hasn't he can run away easily. Later on to the game you outscale him really hard but unluckily your teamates don't and since he can literally just walk up, use W, R and then burst your backline without you being able to properly peel them to prevent this look to splitpush, he can't poke you enough to the point your lifesteal to minions isn't enough just be careful if he ults you because most likely his team is there to back him off. ”
chrisorion says “Go Nullifying Orb. He has a lot of sustain and is pretty safe but you can kill him at all stages of the game. Avoiding getting poked by his Q. Parry his empowered Q/E. Bait out his pool and then look for an all-in. Get Executioner's Calling after Tiamat or Ravenous Hydra.”
Phrxshn says “You will have to make trades early game and stick on Vladimir. Juke or kite out his TIdes of Blood. Avoid fighting Vladimir while he has Bloodthrist(Q) passive or he will able to heal. Dodge or juke out his Hemoplague and he will lose majority of his damage. (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Recommended Items: Morellos if no one on your team is building Executioner's or Morellos)”
Twist21 says “Against Vladimir you want to maintain your health as high as possible and make the wave push to you so you can all in him when he overextends under your tower.You win this matchup 1v1 at any stage of the game as long as you dont fall behind.Fleet runes / Standard LT runes based on team comps with Flash Ghost as summoner spells.”
StrikeX114 says “Due to the invulnerability he can grant himself as well as having excellent burst damage, keeping him at bay is necessary. Keep him from scaling as best you can to decrease the threat he'll pose later.”
Bombabo says “Poking him is useless, since he will just heal back whatever you do to him. The best way to deal with vlad is to apply constant pressure onto him. Stick to him whenever he uses his w, as this is his only hope of dealing with you when it comes to a fight.”
ForgottenProject says “Now this is some real Cancer right here boys. You pretty much cant kill him in lane unless he somehow messes up and he will out-scale you in team fighting HARD.
Corrupting Potions to Lane along with some Magic Resist in your runes.
Executioner's Calling After Tiamat ALWAYS.
Walk away from him if he gets his Empowered Q, indicated by his Bar turning Red.
Poke him but not at the cost of your own HP because he has ways to out-heal you and kill you if you're low.
You can only kill him by forcing him to use Pool and then running him down while he's over-extended without it. (It's a 25 Second CD)
Parry Empowered Q in an all-in.
TXK_ says “Your early is stronger than his however his sustain makes up for that. Look to catch him with your E and avoid his empowered Q in trades. Play aggressive to avoid a 40 minute game where he 1v5s.”
Womsky says “Lane survival, its all about playing around his empowered Q and trading around it, he is weak early so u can abuse that, trade with him when u has good amount of fury, if he plays super safe just keep shoving him in and make him loss cs, run ignite into him and wave control well, its an easy matchup unless it gets for the very late game when he goes god mode.”
laoshin3v3 says “Fleet
Dash with Q+W into him when his bar is Red since he will immediatly Q you when you get in range. It will still heal him but a lot of his damage is gone and he will not have Q for a few seconds”
AWierdShoe says “Try to push with Q early on so it pushes slowly into him while blocking his Q’s with your passive shield. If you managed to push faster, then walk up to him right before you hit level 2 and instantly taunt in when you hit 2 for a trade. If he picks E level 2 keep punishing him. Once he has his pool it’s all about forcing him to use it by taunting in for a trade, and then using the long pool cooldown of 28 seconds to taunt in again once it is up again. Position the blade up the lane between the taunts, so you can get the initial slow with Q.
Horu says “Poking Vlad is easy, however, he'll continue to just heal off minions. Vlad's pool takes a good chunk out of his HP so commit to certain trades to force him to retreat. Make sure to W first to counter him healing off your HP”
Fiora Pogjet says “Vladimir can just poke you down and win every trade. he will have more impact in a teamfight than you and he will scale better. With phase rush and his W you won't be able to trade him.”
LeSocair says “Get away from him when his Passive is full or near full, trade with him when he CS with his Q. If you're aiming for a full trade, stay on him when he uses W, don't run away unless he's close to filling up the passive.
He's only a Major Threat with ignite.”
LeSocair says “Get away from him when his Passive is full or near full, trade with him when he CS with his Q. If you're aiming for a full trade, stay on him when he uses W, don't run away unless he's close to filling up the passive. He's only a Major Threat with ignite.”
Soothie says “Play around his enhanced Q
chase and all in him when possible.
You are stronger in 1v1 til midgame.
He doesnt have kill pressure against you, but he is hard to kill too.
If you choose anti ap itemising he will never outscale you.”
CptTeemoOnDuty says “Not easy to win against but possible, he will heal most your damage and he could just start buying spirit visage, try and punish him early on and avoid getting hit. Check more info below. ”
9690 says “D-Blade. Don't do anything stupid. Start E and be as aggressive as you can be when you have vision. He has longer cooldowns before he gets items. His W has a 28s cooldown lvl 1. After he uses that just all in. Also avoid him using Q on you when his Bloodthirst (secondary) bar is red. A good Vladimir will never try to trade and will just focus on farm, but if they try to trade you will win it before he has CDR. Outscales you. Take Conq.”
BloodyDream81 says “Match up compliqué, il te faut jouer avec Rush phasique et fantôme et abusé de ta mobilité en early pour essayer de le tuer, cela reste dur, et si il joue safe, il n'y a pas grand chose que tu puisse faire, de plus il scale beaucoup mieux que toi, et si tu n'es pas parvenu à le tuer ou a prendre de l'avance avant le niveau 6, tu ne pourras probablement plus le tuer, essaie donc de te concentrer sur ton farm et d'avoir de l'impact dans les teamfights.
Astuce : Prendre botte de mercure et phage très vite, pour essayer de le tuer avant qu'il n'est trop de stuff. ”
Kingarthur720 says “Fleet Footwork Runes and Build. Ignite + Flash. Dorans shield start. Remember that you are taking Fleet footwork to be AGGRESSIVE in this matchup! Look for early trades against vladimir after building some fury. Look to back off when his empowered q is almost up (when is bar fills all the way up.) With vlad's empowered q he gains movement speed, bonus healing, and damage but he has to use the empowered q within 3 seconds. Vladimir usually takes phase rush in this matchup so you have to take consistent short trades against him, it is really hard to force an allin against him unless vlad wastes his phase rush before you commit to him. If vladimir is playing back and safe this is mostly a farm matchup, you can look to pressure vlad under turret with short trades (auto attack + spin out.) Or you can try to hold the wave close to your turret to try and force opportunities to get multiple short trades in a row. Phase rush has a 15 second cooldown and tryndamere's spin is a 12 second cooldown level 1. So you can spin into vlad auto attack him, he will q, then e + w to disengage. Then if he walks back up while your spin is available you can look for an allin. Vlad's w and E cost him health so if you force his W, that by itself is a really good trade. Vladimir's W is a 28 second cooldown level 1. In the mid-late game against vladimir you can beat him outside of his turret range in an allin by looking to spin on him, resetting your spin and chasing him down through his phase rush with your second spin, but it is nearly impossible to dive him with his w + zhonya + phase rush + ultimate healing. If vlad is hugging turret, look to shove him in and rotate into jungle camps, placing deep wards, or looking to flank his team while he is covering the wave.”
Alan234 says “Any rune is fine.
Trade agressively early on. Dont trade if he gets empowered q. With ignite you can always kill vlad because he will panic w and lose too much hp. Ask for the jungler and set him behind so that he cant become monster late game. Even late game vlad doesnt run any resistances so you can blow him up and zhonya his ult burst. Go morello against his healing (if he is stupid he wont go mr and you 1shot)”
Xplor says “Besides that Vladimir is a ranged mage, has plenty of lifesteal and can run away in a blood puddle, he is very vulnerable to Yorick.
Most of the Vladimirs I played against as Yorick did not gave me any trouble, however, he has better sustain than you on the lane, not only that he has no mana, but Mr. Dracula has enough life steal (spell vamp) to replenish his before you, therefore, he may poke you quite a lot.”
Alzeidx says “Quite difficult matchup, all in if he makes a mistake and uses his W early. You should be able to outrade him early if you keep your rage full from farming minions, it will give you early game advantage, dont let him push you, if he snowball it will be unreal to trade with him. Go PTA, rush Mercs, get some MR items”
SpyDaFX says “skill matchup. avoid getting closer to him when he has a red bar since his damage is really strong, try to bait his W (when he goes untargetable) and then look for an all in. level 6 you can win an all in if you play it well (its favored to renekton). go Conqueror, doran's shield is recommended, but not nessecary.”
WayOfTheTempesst says “One of the harder matchups midlane but still not as bad as hard top matchups. Main thing you have to look out for is to not go near him when his empowered Q is up or it will do a massive chunk of damage to you and heal him for double the amount of a regular Q. When going for a duel, windwall his E while hes charging it and you should 100% win the trade. Lastly, when Eing on him with 3rd Q, hold it so you can bait out his W and land the nado when he comes out of it to go for the all in.”
Speed_Fire2 says “Vladimir is one of those Picks that is just... Super annoying, He pokes, he heals, and he runs, Thats all he does, combined with how much health he gets Well he can become a pain to destroy... Morellos is a definite in this match up and highly suggested to build it early.”
MateuszNH says “Skill Matchup
Take doran shield unless you feel confident.
He outscale you so i prefer to play aggresive, if your team win then just farm and don't take free poke. Fed late game vlad is frightening. Executioner works great.”
Beatport Expo says “Don't bother trying to engage him If he tries to trade with you, Rush Spirit Visage to help you survive lane and wait for Ganks when trying to kill him. The reason for this is because he can easily regain health during or after the fight. It's pretty pointless I'd say to trade unless he forces the fight”
VIP Titan says “Vladimir is one of the QQ master. Honestly, I am not too bother about him, if you stacks a little bit of MR in early. Get your boost up to chase him! Ruined king will be great against his passive
Make sure don't let him get a free Q on you.
Fight him in level 1 and early to prevent him from farms up in mid game
Max Q not E ! ”
ShaharKarisi says “His sustain is scary later on, but building Bramble Vest and taking ignite counter him hard. Beating him early on is extremely easy, just don't E in Drake form when his W is off-cooldown.”
TrinityForceYasuo says “Level 1 be safe stay healthy, level 2 you can try to go for a short trade but let him first use his Q on a minion then rush onto him with your dashes. Level 3 and again let him use his Q on the minions then go in for a trade and try to react on this E with your W so it wont deal damage on you and slow you. Also avoid being near him when he has his passive up because that Q hurts and heals him a lot. Freeze a lot against him and when he oversteps dont let him fix that mistake so run him down and cut his hp bar. If you dont have W up and want to go in for a trade to avoid his E charge try to be behind a minion so it can tank the damage for you.”
Subject3 says “once again phase rush is nothing and your q even slows them during their blood pool, punish them hard and enjoy the sweet song of their misery as they call you a fat ass for playing tahm, been there done that.”
Captain Dantems says “Fique atrás dos minions para não ser acertado pelo seu E, quando a barra em baixo da vida ficar vermelha corre, pois ele vai recuperar mais vida e dar mais dano, por isso comece com escudo de Doran. Grasp com inspiração.”
Discord Rengar Mains says “Teamfight monster who actually has a relatively decent early game against most melees. He takes a while to get going, but the moment he gets his core or a lead, he will just bring bloodshed wherever he goes. Luckily, Rengar can deal with him fairly easily, even from early on. Just poke him when you get the chance, avoid his empowered Q so he doesn't get an increased heal, and keep a constant aggression up to make him lose farm. If you manage to kill him once or twice just focus on pushing top lane ASAP and roam, since you won't really get much from killing him and it's fairly time consuming if he has everything up. Be careful once he is 6 however, if you don't respect his heal and increased damage you might yourself short a couple liters of blood. An early executioners does wonders against him, and cripples him greatly for all-ins and ganks. Ignite is recommended. For runes pretty much anything goes, but either conqueror or HoB can help significantly in making short work of him.
NaCLBait says “Look to all in after he uses his pool or bait it with your q while he is high hp so he wastes it. Don't let him q you when he has a red bar. Care for his flash e r q combo. If you are remotely low and he start's charging his e while walking towards you with his red bar be careful.”
Itreallyhim says “Vladimir sucks (Pun intended)
Ult him if he ults your team, This will remove his ability to oneshot them, Dont expect to kill him, but as long as you keep him away its good.
Save your e for his pool, Long trades.”
Potato Mob says “A good Vlad will buy Zhonya's or a stop watch and screw you over, his W + Zhonya's give him time to avoid your damage and wait out his cool downs, Zhony's active also lasts long enough that your spears on him despawn.”
Rivenetto says “Early levels,if played properly,he is easy,bait his pool and then all in him,avoid taking free damage from him.Use minions to block his E.Buy executioners and try to end the game before he outscales all in your team.”
DabPajusDab says “You can try beating him until he reaches lvl 6. The problem comes after that. He outdamages you, outheals you, outscales you. Ask for jungler for a help. Buy exe as quick as possible”
AkenoSenpai says “While this match up one of the easy once, i always find him pretty annoying due to his pool which allows him to dodge your stun, which basically doesnt allow you to kill him pre 6 if he is playing it right. Once you are 6 you get another tool which is you ult, and vlad can only dodge one of them. ”
Thr3shPrinc3 says “This is in my opinion the most even lane you can possibly play. Neither of you have kill pressure unless the opponent makes a mistake so don't try and be fancy and force plays. I recommend rushing and Executioners Calling as it will mitigate his healing if you do fight him. Once you get Executioners and your jungler ganks you can kill him, just don't use your hook before he uses his blood pool. You both scale equally well into mid game so you still don't have to be scared mid game, but Vladimir is much better in teamfights then you are so be careful when fighting him as a team.”
ForgottenProject says “Never walk up to him during his empowered Q
Parry his empowered Q or his charged E
Get Executioners AFTER your tiamat and tier 1 boots
Bait his pool before a tower dive
You can take ignite in lower elos vs vlad, in diamond+ I wouldn't”
Pedrokis says “Faça Chamado do Carrasco, use ignite e dê all-ins constantes. / Evite usar os Qs que nem bobo na poça. - O seu W também pode ser counterado, sendo bom esperar ele usar a poça ou jogando bem perto dele (mesmo na poça, ele será puxado se ele tomar o skillshot).”
Braddik says “If you let him poke you you'll lose. Jump on him level 2 if he steps up, all in him every chance you get. While his pool is down, you should win all ins. Executioners calling rush is good here”
NoxianBlood says “Vlad tends to heal allot from his ability damage so get magic resist and thornmail, allot of magic resist will make him deal no damage if you are planning to kill wait for him to use his pool and then ult him right after when he's just coming out of it since that he's slowed why he's in pool mode and can't dodge, he will burn flash for it, and retry the attack and you will get him and he will die since his pool is on cooldown and has no other form of escape.”
Split King says “This lane can go both ways. Shen can abuse Vladimirs shitty early game. But if Vladimir survives early and keeps up in farm Shen can no longer touch him. Try your luck and adapt accordingly”
BeautifulWinter says “Vlad isn't all that dangerous right now against Illaoi. Your sustain with Q's and Corrupting potion should be more than enough. If you cast your E there is a high likelihood that he will use his W to escape. His W has a much lower cooldown than your E, so he may dive you after. Go for E's after killing creeps as they may not expect it at much. He is a Hyper Carry so try not to feed him.
Wait until 6 to play too aggressive.”
Big Belly Bop says “He will be easy to abuse until he get's some CDR, when he gets CDR he becomes a nightmare. Ask for ganks and poke him down early. Deny CS as much as possible. Flash + TP, Doran's Shield + 1 HP, Sustain rune page.”
Loevely says “Scales like crazy, but should get blasted in lane. Fleet sustain helps keep up in lane and the mobility it provides helps with the trading. Short trades when his empowered Q is unavailable make this matchup relatively easy.”
LuxIsMyCrush says “bully him everytime his Q is down, you can easy notice when he can use Q or not based on his mana bar, the first part is the normal Q, the second one is the empowered Q, when the bar is almost full you should go back, as his main damage is from Q spam. Also rush morello. Honestly i never lose a lane (and extremly rarely a game) against vlad as teeto.”
ProgettoYorick says “Against vladimir, yorick is a perfect champ, the damage he will do to you in early will be felt, you just need level 3 to close it and give him back the damage he caused you.
OTP tip: don't get hit too many times or you'll lose. Its W does not go beyond your W.”
Karnan says “He pokes you, so what? Avoid his empowered Q. Push the lane, he can't stop you and he has a harder time csing under turret. You won't outscale him so make good use of the early to mid game and secure drakes as fast as possible. Early executioners is a must!”
AlienMV says “Beware his empowered Q and stand behind minions in order to avoid his E damage.
He's unlikely to poke you out with regular Q damage, and you should be able to decently farm enough without danger.”
CrimsonAngel1 says “Another lane bully, huh? Well, this one has some well-known counter tips. First, the bar below his health is his Q timer. If it is going up, it is on cool down. If it is red, he can cast an empowered Q, which will heal him immensely and deals insane damage.”
ryzetrox says “Cancer BUT FREE. Cant pool when Q:d. all in early levels and dont let him scale. He cant match you early or late in a 1 v 1 situation. His teamfighting is amazing so try to get him to match your splitpush so your team gets a free win.”
picklehater77 says “His earlygame is incredibly weak, an exe's calling early on will shut him down hard and there's little he can do to you once his blood pool is down. Just be aware of the enemy jungler.”
OneMustFall says “Sheen --> Maw and just let it rip on this guy. Once you get 6, you can run him down when he tries to flee away and either force him out of lane or kill him outright. He's not hard but you need to constantly keep poking him.”
Kalrex says “Vlad is really good right now in addition his blood pool counters a lot of Urgot's main engange/ damage sources. He can pool your ult or your E and is not fun to play against. If he's dumb enough to try and trade after he uses pool or before level 3, you might be able to score a cheeky kill on him.”
Jnewbringspain says “Cho is generally great against mages, as are most tanks. Vlad is really well countered in this matchup. You sustain possibly better than he does. He also has no mobility so you can land Q, and you can silence him before he goes into his pool. You essentially stop him from everything he's used to doing.”
BearRider says “Be very agressive at the start. Tiamat and then Titanic hydra is very recomended. Vladimirs usualy do not predict much dmg from Shen, but Heil Blades are very effective. Frozen Mallet is also good as last item.”
Hamstertamer says “Vlad is great at bursting squishies but doesn't duel tanks very well. Only issue with him is that a lot of Vlads run phase rush, which counters your W, so only W him when it's down. Move back when his empowered Q is up. Sit behind minions to dodge his E. Sheen into spirit visage. All-in him at level 6 with ult and ignite.”
Atlascrower says “Ranged. He can heal your poke easy away and poke you with his Q/Aa´s. You can slow him with Barrels if he wants to engage you. Farming is the best Way to get through the Laning Phase.”
ineptpineapple says “Although he is a little bit annoying with his invulnerability still gets deleted quite quick once he used it. Wait for him to do so and he cant do anything while you lay down the law on him. Just make sure he cant get crimson rush when you engage.”
Hugys says “Vladimir is a personal ban / dodge for me as he's just impossible to lane against unless you can beat him down early (around 5 minutes) with your jungler and get MR and Morello. He will deny you farm, plays etc.”
blunderr says “Vladimir is really dangerous because he is full AP, your Q won't make him miss anything and Vladimir can pack quite a punch. Just poke him as much as possible and if you think you can all in him with auto + Q + auto + ignite go for it. If not wait for your jungler to gank.”
EpicDan01 says “The early lane is fairly even vs Vlad, neither of you have much kill pressure. Build Null Mantle into Sunfire. If you can whittle him down with Cleavers then you can kill him, but don't turret dive on your own as he has invulnerability and lots of healing. Late game keep Vlad in the side lanes as he can destroy teamfights.”
Poppu says “Really annoying but easier than Teemo or Pantheon. When you got a good amount of MR, just bait him. He uses his HP as abilities and heals from his Q and W. I suggest you E him to walls or force him to use his abilities as disengage. That way you can out trade him. Run when his bar becomes red or ults you. Fight if he doesn't have ult.”
Aizo says “Hardest counter in the game for maokai. He has one of the most powerful lategames and will 1v5 your team and maokai has no good kill threat on him at any point in the game because you can't itemize towards grevious and magic resist”
SoulHero says “An acutal psychological mind game. You get dorans shield second wind, cs as much as possible let him poke but try to dodge his red bar. Near mid game once you get bc deaths dance executioners, you win. You pretend to back off(assuming you've been playing defensive, making him think he still wins) you q him, slowing him, turn on him with w, you should be past lvl 9 with infinite w, try to flip him, if u land flip u basically mow him down, if he pools try to follow unless he has like phase rush. Try not to flip unless you can land it, I recommend doing it at the last second and just auto with w till he pools. If you cant pull off kills mid game he outscales and you might lose.”
Vodka4Gaben says “You should dodge this match up every time, you can't do anything to him all game. So you ban him or you dodge because unless they have no idea how to play him, you are losing lane. I always ban him when playing Darius”
HarryCao says “Difficult matchup but can be handled. Vlad will pool if you jump on him so what I do is let him push towards my tower and I jump on him without using my E. He will not pool unless he is about to die so I save my E until he pools and stun him and hopefully kill him. This tactic will not work if you're behind as you will just lose the trade and die. If you're behind then just ask your jungler and help. Only get a null magic mantle as you can't afford to spend too much money that doesn't help you powerspike. ”
Lynboe says “Le poke de Vladimir est très puissant, il est recommandé de prendre un Doran’s Shield ainsi que Second Wind. Cependant il n’est pas nécessaire d’acheter rapidement de la MR, l’Executioner’s Calling réduira considérablement sa capacité à se regen lorsque vous allez lui courir dessus.
Vladimir étant un mage et un champion à distance il est fortement conseillé de prendre la run Phase Rush avec Nullifying Orb ce qui vous permettra de vous coller à lui plus facilement et même durant sa flaque.
Le meilleur moment pour punir Vladimir sera lorsqu’il push ou du moins essaye de push, vous pourrez tout simplement lui courir dessus (il aura trop peur de vous pour riposter).
Vladimir peut s’avérer difficile à gérer une fois la phase de lane terminé, il est donc conseillé de faire appel à votre jungler si vous n’arrivez pas à le détruire durant la phase de lane.
Jnewbringspain says “Vlad is a hard matchup. Obviously he has range and sustain, but his Sanguine Pool makes it impossible to fully engage. Try to be somewhat aggressive early and build MR fast. Your Counter Strike is nearly useless in this matchup. Try to get ganks.”
Devitt45 says “You can beat him before he gets a few points into his Q. You can get an executioner's calling to make laning easier, but you will have to sell it later on. Try to farm a lot and not go for kills because of his puddle. Getting an early pair of Mercury Treads will help.”
PogLord says “He is my other main character, so it might be just me reading their minds, but none can defeat me so far. They will try to poke you. If his bar is red, you either stay away, or dodge his powered Q with your E-shield.
You steal his ultimate, which will give you a bonus damage against him, which combined with your burst is just unfair and torturous. If you has his R on you, just E away, you'll get 200 explosion. Dont let him poke you under his ultimate's buff, it'll give him extra dmg.
His E is not that dramatic, E towards him, and it's defended. His non-red Q-s do shit.
He did a W? good. you just E, and wait for him to come up to instat E-Q-A-W-AA him.
ULTIMATE STEAL SCORE: 3/5”
Jnewbringspain says “Basically a no kill lane for either side. If you stack MR early on, he will have difficulty killing you. At the same time, his sustain makes it hard for you to ever truly finish him off. Play aggressive early on while his cooldowns are high, and his damage is low. Be careful afterwards as you just won't be able to kill him.”
Prince Afghan says “Vlad has good sustain and can W out of most bad situations but he can't use it to get out of your W. Don't let him roam and get kills and pressure him. He won't be able to stop you once you have a few items.”
ImpossibleLogic says “More AP top laners, so much fun. Vlad has been dominating in the top lane, especially in the Spring Splits and MSI, his ability to steal health, gain health, and keep distance is potent and should not be underestimated. If left unchecked, Vlad will win the game. Keeping his health and farm low is top priority. Poke lane and/or him and you can gain your advantage over him.”
LighterDay says “Vladimir's pool can stop Garen's ult, the range for most abilities make it so that he can harass from a comfortable distance, and will heal for more than Garen can hurt. However, once you build enough MR, Vlad shouldn't be that much of a problem, but that will be in late game.”
GrGamingTeo says “Be as aggressive as you cqan early on. Vlad can not kill you no matter what unless you screw up. If a Vlad doesn't respect you even level 1 run his ass down and auto q ignote him to death.”
mlgn4ever says “Another hard matchup, that should not be able to abuse you early on but he get's a free matchup most of the time. Take ignite to counter his healing. Try to all in level 6 when's pushed up and try to avoid his trades early on because he out damages you.”
DrMoneybags says “If he ever over-extends even a little bit, he should be dead if you land a Q. Your Q works on his pool as long as you land the initial part, so he can't escape. Executioner's calling makes him pretty useless, especially if you put him behind. Hexdrinker and nullifying orb will help if he gets out of control.”
CrackenZap says “Vladmir and really anyone that becomes invulnerable or leaps while doing damage, can be a big threat. But Vlad doesn't rely on autoattacks at ALL, so you can't even blind him for anything but the damage! For leaping characters at least your minions bodyblock/attack, but not so helpful when Vlad is on you.”
ElleryTheViking says “Boring. He should never be able to kill you. Both of you have great sustain, your W and his Q. I like to normally rush a spirit visage to even our sustain out. You likely wont get a lot of kills out of this, but if he overextends you might be able to get him with a ghost ult q e w combo. Bit of a stalemate. Beware early if he has ignite. ”
E61K says “You have to play around his pool. If the bar turns red don't let him Q you for free. Start Doran's Shield and look to bait out his pool with your E. As soon as your E is back up try to hook him again since his Pool has a longer CD than your E. Vlad has good all-in potential, Darius has better all-in potential. I heavily recommend going Phase Rush in this matchup and going for a level 3 all in. Vladimir struggles against beefy Bruisers who deal a lot of damage because he can't kill them before they kill him. Darius is one of those kind of champs.”
SwiftOblivion says “Strengths: Great sustain, AP, Burst potential, Sanguine Pool. Weaknesses: Low mobility, Squishy. Taking trades with him in the first few levels of the game isn’t going to go too well. If you have conqueror activated post-Lv 4, You can trade with him decently well. I recommend buying a hexdrinker on your first back seeing as he won’t be able to poke you down anymore and the shield prevents him from All-inning you. Once you have this you can All-in him as much as you like. Good uses of parry in this matchup include His ultimate if you can time it and his Tides of Blood where he pulls blood together and blasts it in an AOE around him.”
Lemondads says “This match up can be frustrating because it is hard to gain stacks of Conqueror on these ranged champions. Vladimirs' sustain goes greatly unmatched in the top lane, and his Pool allows him to evade your fear as well as jungle ganks when played corectly. The best thing to do here is try to farm and roam, as well as building MR + Executioners to mitigate his sustain.”
E61K says “Tricky match-up. You can windwall his E and the healing portion of his Q, not the damage though. Go Hexdrinker first and keep an eye on his bar. If it turns red back off, so he is forced to use it on minions instead. He will use his W to pool your nados if he is smart to deny you the opportunity to ult. Bait it out beforehand if you're planning on going all-in. ”
Demon Lord AC0 says “His damage is pretty meh in the early game so you should be able to attack him. On the Mid-late tho, you won't most of the time, and he will just W your E+Q and then succ you. He's annoying because of his poke and unstoppable sustain. Rush Bork, Mercs, and Excecutioner's”
Mr Regular says “If it's a ranged champion, you're in for a surprise.
Annoying to deal with, but you should be able to sustain yourself against his basic combos.
Bait his blood pool if you want to guarantee trades”
Skullsunderer says “Blood pool to allow him to escape and negate damage from your passive while in the pool. Walk away when his secondary bar is full. He scales way harder than you do, just buy a Bramble vest, if he isn't auto attacking enough then is may just be better to buy the Executioner's Calling.”
DERPFISHrejects says “Vlad can sustain through your harass quite easily, and is going to be able to match your harass with his own very often. His Q has a sizeable cooldown early, play around that and try to smash him when it's down.”
thedunkening111 says “He's pretty annoying, but can be killed. The only way to beat him is to go big or go home. E onto him, wait a second. If he doesn't panic pool, stun and continue to fight him until he does. Ult only after he pools so you can continue to fight.