Vladimir Guide

Key Insights
After two
Vladimir
Q
's, Vladimir gains 10% bonus movespeed for 0.5 seconds and his next
Vladimir
Q
within 2.5 seconds deals 85% increased damage and heals more.
Vladimir heals for 15% of the damage dealt by
Vladimir
W
.
If
Vladimir
E
is charging at the time of
Vladimir
W
's cast, it can continue charging.
Vladimir
E
costs more HP and deals more damage based on its charge time.
Strengths
Has a strong spike when
Vladimir
Q
reaches max rank.
Has easy access into teamfights with
Vladimir
W
.
A well-positioned
Vladimir
R
enables Vladimir to sustain better in teamfights.
Synergizes well with
Hextech Rocketbelt
,
Cosmic Drive
,
Shadowflame
,
Zhonya's Hourglass
,
Rabadon's Deathcap
, and
Spirit Visage
. Can opt for
Riftmaker
or
Night Harvester
when needed.
Weaknesses
Has a weaker early game.
Immobile, leaving him vulnerable to ganks.
Vladimir
W
has a high cooldown of 28 seconds at rank 1. Once used, he can be punished.
Vladimir
R
's damage and healing doesn't take place until 4 seconds after the cast.
Most forms of Grievous Wounds hurt Vladimir because of how much healing he has in his kit (
Executioner's Calling
,
Oblivion Orb
,
Chemtech Putrifier
,
Morellonomicon
,
Mortal Reminder
,
Thornmail
,
Chempunk Chainsword
).