Can any avid Vlad player tell me the order in which you buy core items (e.g. rylai's, deathcap etc) I normally rush WotA and CDR boots, and I'm normally stumped on what to buy first after that, I know Deathcap is great if you wanna push and bully people in lane, but I feel like the extra AP is wasted early, whereas Rylai's offers tankiness, a slow and AP.
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He still has strong poke, the wall makes for great initiates for your team, and you can still running around in team fights with defile on. You just have to be more careful now since you won't be able to abuse a free ult channel during your passive all the time.
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Armor pen marks and AD quints. 9/21/0 masteries.
Tbh, I never rush a full WotA on Vlad, hextech is enough till later. I get a giants belt, then gpnfor dcap. After that, of ap is stronger than me I get a visage, if not rylias
You know you have to apply more pressure, but they don't always let you, or start playing super defensively, and poke to keep you busy (stalling).
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God this guy is annoying as shit to play against.
I never liked Cho'gath jungle, relies too much on skill shots
Concerning Vlad builds: It always depends on who you are against and how the game is going.
Usually a revolver is great but that item wont help you when the real problem is that the enemy just goes nuts and all ins you as soon as he sees you. Revolver is great but I wouldn't upgrade it ASAP unless you are playing a heavy AP team/double wota. One of the big advantages of vlad is that he can build so many items. For example: Warmogs and Randuins can be great items on him if you have to soak a lot of damage and act as a backup frontline. Just think what you and your team needs right now and try to buy the right item.
If you want a general advise follow what Kurdiern has written. That build should work most of the time. To become a better vlad player just learn who you can kite easily (early Rylais would be amazing), with what you can get away with (if you have an advantage the early deathcap might be good to snowball harder) or what you have to do to survive longer to deal more damage (Randiuns is great later on when you have too much hp to be bursted down instantly).
It's not Bloodstone Taric bad, at least. :|