Gain increasing amounts of AD or AP, Adaptive over the course of the game.
Unsealed Spellbook paired with boots of Lucidity and Cosmic Insight will grant you massive Summoner Cooldown allowing you to spam them for maximum kill potential and safety.
The ability to swap summoners also allows you to take Ignite in situations where you think you can get the kill, while still being able to swap back to TP for late game splitting.
The stasis from Stopwatch is a must have on Vlad as you're able to heal through it with your ultimate giving you the opportunity to potentially out-play the enemy in a 1v2 gank from the jungler.
Magical Footwear saves you the hassle of having to spend that gold on boots, empowering your mid game for more damage/utility making you a monster.
Vladimir can massively abuse the extra bit of Summoner and spell CDR for harassment and lane pressure throughout the entire game.
Transcendence on Vlad allows you to become an unkillable god in the mid-game, reaching 40% CDR with just Protobelt, Zhonya's, and Boots of Lucidity.
Vlad is a champion that scales incredibly well into the mid to late game. Your short Summoner Cooldown makes you incredibly obnoxious and help you survive the early game. Once you've hit the late game with Gathering Storm you still be unstoppable.