“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.”
“Buy Executioner's Call and rush MR against him. Its farm lane.”
“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.”
“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.
“He's going to spam Q's on you nonstop. When he gets his empowered Q, run away. Try not to ult him or use your Q on him until he uses his pool. You can slow him with your E right before he pools to slow his pool down. Rush Abyssal Mask, once you get it, the matchup will become much easier. Vladimir is very vulnerable to ganks so freezing is a good way to setup ganks for your jungler.”
“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 Dshield 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 is a must buy into this lane, so if he ever gets in a bad enough position where you can punish him, he is most likely dead. I’d actually go for Swifties in this lane if I'm running Conqueror as he mostly relies on slows from his E and Pool to kite you. But this is only a consideration if you are a good player AND if noone else on the enemy team requires a specific type of boots to counter them. 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. As with most Ranged matchups, Stridebreaker is great.”
“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.
“Treat this like any other ranged matchup, avoid taking negative trades, use the brushes to avoid auto attacks. Definitely avoid letting Vlad use his empowered Q on you as it deals a lot of damage and gives him a huge heal and the heal is based on his missing health.”
“You can either go Fleet or Conqueror, his poke isn't that bad, but you might need the movement speed from Fleet. Make sure you don't walk up when he gets his Q stacked up because it does a shit ton of damage. Farm until you get Stridebreaker. He can't really do anything to you after you get Stridebreaker and anti heal, just use it on him off cooldown. He also gets a good amount of health but hardly any armor so your Q and R destroy him. You are usually more useful in teamfights than he is.”
“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.