Vladimir was released on 27 July 2010 and can be purchased from the Riot Store for 4800 IP or 880 RP.
Although there are many Tank/Mage champions in the game, Vladimir is the only champion classified as a Mage/Tank. Vladimir (and Gnar) are also the only ranged "tank" champions in the game, although tank is only Vladimir's secondary role (as is Gnar). Urgot used to be another ranged "tank" champion, but his champion classification combination has been changed to Marksman/Fighter.
Vladimir (and Gnar) are also the only ranged "tank" champions in the game, although tank is only Vladimir's secondary role (as is Gnar). Urgot used to be another ranged "tank" champion, but his champion classification combination has been changed to Marksman/Fighter.
Vladimir was the second champion released in Season One, Xin Zhao being the first.
Vladimir was one of the champions chosen for the Noxian pool available during the Ionia vs. Noxus match. He was one of the selected champions.
Vladimir is one of the five champions who use health as a primary resource for casting spells. The other four champions are Aatrox, Dr. Mundo, Mordekaiser and Zac.
With Zhonya's, can remain invulnerable for over 4 seconds.
Lots of AoE damage.
Insane late game scaling due to passive.
Unstoppable laning beast after level 9.
High sustained damage in teamfights.
Pseudo tank, good damage soak.
Can become a huge lane bully in certain matchups.
Can singlehandedly dive a backline by himself and take them out the game.
Difficult to gank/lock down due to Sanguine pool.
Spends health to cast abilities.
Sanguine pool has high cooldown early game.
No hard CC.
Low spell ranges.
No upfront burst damage.
Very weak early laning phase (but powerspikes at level 9).
No strong roam / gank potential.
Vladimir Counter Tips
Vladimir's ultimate can be cured by buying a Quicksilver Sash.
Saving an Ignite against a Vladimir will significantly hinder his ability to sustain himself in a fight.
Do not clump against a Vladimir, so that he won't be able to hit multiple people with his ultimate.
Vladimir's early game is very weak. Try to pick a champion who can put a lot of pressure on him. Deny Vladimir's farm at all costs. If possible, try to delay his purchase of a Hextech Revolver. Do all this because Vladimir's late game is amazing.
One of Vladimir's basic abilities, Tides of Blood, is a reference to a previous Multiplayer Online Battle Arena(MOBA) game by the same name that was created as a custom map on Warcraft 3.
Vladimir's name is inspired from Vlad the Impaler, the 15th century wallachian Prince that later inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula.
Vladimir IS STRONG AGAINST
Vladimir IS WEAK AGAINST
Vladimir IS GOOD WITH
Vladimir IS EVEN WITH
There is a temple hidden in the mountains between Noxus and the Tempest Flats, where the secrets of an ancient and terrifying sorcery are kept. The area surrounding the temple is littered with the exsanguinated corpses of those who have mistakenly wandered too close. These served only to pique the curiosity of Vladimir, when – in his youth – he trekked through these mountains during his flight from Noxus. A day earlier, the teenaged Vladimir had brutally murdered two boys his age, for no better reason than to enjoy the intoxicating scarlet bloom that surged forth. He realized immediately that he would never be able to suppress his murderous desires, and if he remained in Noxus, his foul deeds were sure to catch up with him. Without hesitation, he abandoned the city-state, and journeyed south.
The trail of bodies led him to a crumbling stone temple. Inside he found an aging monk who appraised him with eyes of pure crimson. Vladimir surprised the monk by returning the wicked gaze with zeal. Recognizing the boy’s sinister craving, the monk taught Vladimir how to manipulate and control the fluid of life, often practicing on passing travelers. When it came time for Vladimir to learn the final lesson, the monk warned that failure would result in death. Vladimir did not fail, but success bore a grisly surprise. During the ritual, every drop of the monk’s blood was drawn from his body and fused with Vladimir’s, imbuing him with his master’s magical essence, and that of every hemomancer before him. Left alone and suddenly without purpose, Vladimir resolved to return to Noxus, demanding enrollment in the League to prove the supremacy of his craft. When the Noxian High Command observed the gruesome fates which befell the palace guards, they elected to avail themselves of Vladimir’s unsavory talents.
“That which runs through you will run you through.”
Every 40 points of bonus Health gives Vladimir 1 Ability Power and every 1 point of Ability Power gives Vladimir 1.4 bonus Health (does not stack with itself).
Vladimir drains life from his target.
Vladimir sinks into a pool of blood, becoming untargetable for 2 seconds. Additionally, enemies on the pool are slowed and Vladimir siphons life from them.
Tides of Blood
Vladimir unleashes a torrent of blood, damaging surrounding enemies. Additionally, multiple Tides of Blood in a short period of time cause them to cost additional Health and deal additional damage, and increases his healing and regeneration.
Vladimir infects an area with a virulent plague. Affected enemies take increased damage for the duration. Hemoplague deals additional magic damage after a few seconds to infected enemies.
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