“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.”
“Recommended: Standard Runes & Ignite
Tips: His W has a massive cooldown in the early game, use it to your advantage. Passive shield his Q's. Your W does not do much in this matchup, you can use it freely to block even just 1 AA. Keep in mind that it will provide more value in a gank situation. A good Vladimir is very annoying to play against.”
“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.
“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.
“Same strategy as Kayle and Nasus, push and bounce the wave to freeze on your tower. Bait his W and you can all-in.”
“When he uses up his invulnerability, you can destroy him with your R.
Very important is anty-heal - Bramble Vest.”
“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.”
“Buy Executioner's Call and rush MR against him. Its farm lane.”
“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.
“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.”