I’m Absolutely Livid

  1. Offense

    +5 AD or 9 AP

  2. Flex

    +5 AD or 9 AP

  3. Defense

    +6 Armor or 8 MR (match-up)


Predator on Vlad allows you to make massive roams into the side lines to get a quick lead and snowball with your item efficiency. The extra burst of speed is great for initiating fights as well.

Why Taste of Blood

Taste of Blood further empowers your sustain lane harass, allowing you to constantly out trade your lane opponent.

Why Eyeball Collection

Eyeball Collection's extra AP means not only more damage but more tankiness furthering your early lead.

Why Treasure Hunter

Ravenous Hunter makes Vladimir an insane teamfighter and skirmisher when you're able to pick up a few stacks, empowering your healing even further.

WhyNimbus Cloak

Nimbus Cloak's massive movement speed boost is great for empowering your ability to dive the backline and kill them quickly after you engage with an [R] cast.


Celerity's massive movement speed boost while Predator and Nimbus Cloak are active allows you to front-load a lot of your damage into a huge burst on important targets.

Vessel of Destruction

  1. Offense

    +5 AD or 9 AP

  2. Flex

    +5 AD or 9 AP

  3. Defense

    +6 Armor or 8 MR (match-up)

Why Phase Rush

Phase Rush on Vladimir allows you to **chase down and position for a second round of spell rotations**. Vlad can be easily kited and Phase Rush helps mitigate that. Proc Phase Rush with a **Auto->[Q]->[E] or with [R]** in teamfights.

Why Nimbus Cloak

Nimbus Cloak's massive movement speed burst is fantastic for opening up on a teamfight flank and taking over the game.

Why Transcendence

The biggest gate to Vlad's power is his cooldowns. Having spells up more often means more damage, more health, and more safety with [W]. Transcendence allows you to hit **40% CDR in the mid-game with Protobelt, CDR boots, and Zhonya's**.

Why Gathering Storm

Gathering Storm on Vlad makes you an unstoppable late-game monster if you're able to get to 3+ items.

WhyTaste of Blood

Taste of Blood on Vlad allows you further pressure your lane opponent through attrition of health. Taking **trades with your empowered [Q] with Taste of Blood, Ravenous Hunter, and Scorch** makes it very difficult for the enemy to come out ahead.

WhyTreasure Hunter

Ravenous Hunter further empowers your ability to heal and take efficient trades. In teamfights, with a few Hunter Stacks, the bonus healing allows you to **dive for a big [R] and heal for massive amounts** to get out safely.

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