How to Win Vel'Koz vs Vladimir Counter Matchup Vel'Koz is in the a tier of champions

Vel'Koz vs Vladimir

How to Beat Vladimir as Vel'Koz in LoL Vladimir is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Vladimir as Vel'Koz

based on 702 Vel'Koz vs Vladimir matchups
Win Rate
52.4 %
K/D/A
2.36
Pick Rate
2.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter stats from the millions of rated League games that we review each week. This guide on how to beat Vladimir as Vel'Koz resulted from an analysis of 702 ranked matches where both champions faced off against one another. This particular counter matchup is fairly rare. Vel'Koz fights Vladimir in only 2.3% of his rounds.

Vel'Koz vs Vladimir Matchup Summary

Vel'Koz has done a good job of beating Vladimir. Normally, he wins a fantastic 52.4% of the time the champions fight one another in. In Vel'Koz against Vladimir games, Vel'Koz’s team is 0.0% more probable to obtain first blood, implying that he most likely will get first blood versus Vladimir.

Best Vel'Koz vs Vladimir Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeLost Chapter

Core Vel'Koz Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestMorellonomiconShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Horizon FocusZhonya's Hourglass

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerbarrier summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Vel'Koz to level up q
>
Second ability for Vel'Koz to level up w
>
Last skill for Vel'Koz to max out e

Runes

Sorcery Arcane Comet Manaflow BandTranscendenceScorch
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Vel'Koz's passive ability p
Vel'Koz q ability q
Vel'Koz w ability w
Vel'Koz e ability e
Vel'Koz's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
8
W
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Q
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W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Vladimir as Vel'Koz

Tips for Playing as Vel'Koz against Vladimir

Be very careful about when to use Life Form Disintegration Ray. Many champions have abilities that can interrupt the spell.

When laning, use Void Rift to kill minions while building stacks of Organic Deconstruction on your opponent. You can then follow up with your other abilities.

Shooting Plasma Fission diagonally and splitting at maximum range allows you to hit opponents that are out of the range of the initial missile, but is more challenging to pull off.

Advice to Win Against Vladimir

Try to take Vladimir down before Hemoplague detonates, as it will heal him for each afflicted enemy Champion.

Making Vladimir use Sanguine Pool at the start of a fight will maximize the Health cost of the ability to him.

Items that counter Health stacking, such as Liandry's Torment and Blade of the Ruined King, are very effective against Vladimir.

Vel'Koz vs Vladimir Counter Stats

Vel'Koz Image
Win Rate
52.4 %
VS
Win Rate
47.6 %
Vladimir Image
5.1
< Kills >
6.9
5.9
< Deaths >
5.5
8.8
< Assists >
5.3
1.14
< Killing Sprees >
1.51
88
< Minions Killed >
177
0.11
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.42
521
< Physical Damage >
801
16,696
< Magic Damage >
19,020
4,235
< True Damage >
981
21,453
< Damage Dealt >
20,803
14,729
< Damage Taken >
28,523
10,020
< Gold Earned >
11,811
1.94
< Towers >
1.84
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
1,180
< Total Healing >
21,468
12,127
< Experience >
14,622
41
< Vision Score >
16
19
< Wards Placed >
9
184
< Time Dealing CC >
95

How to Counter Vladimir with Vel'Koz in LoL

The stats provided here feature some vital Vel'Koz against Vladimir matchup stats that may help us explain the distinctions between the two. For instance, Vel'Koz’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Vladimir’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Vel'Koz may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Vladimir..

Vel'Koz usually has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his foe does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Vladimir. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Vel'Koz and Vladimir

Damage Types Compared

Vel'Koz
Vladimir
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Vel'Koz
Vladimir

Who is Better, Vel'Koz or Vladimir?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Vel'Koz usually wins when taking on Vladimir, with a 52.4% win rate. As a result, Vel'Koz makes a good counter to Vladimir.

While Vel'Koz does have a higher winrate than Vladimir, when on opposite teams, Vel'Koz also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult champ to learn. You should be be fine when picking Vel'Koz into Vladimiras his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Vel'Koz has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Vladimir. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Vel'Koz vs Vladimir matchups, Vel'Koz is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Vel'Koz is a good counter for Vladimir. Make sure you focus your tactics on keeping up your CS and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Vel'Koz against Vladimir.

Additional Information for Vel'Koz Players

How We Calculated Our Vel'Koz vs Vladimir Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Vladimir as Vel'Koz, we analyzed 702 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Vladimir as Vel'Koz comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to truly master Vel'Koz in order to counter Vladimir during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats shown above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Vel'Koz usually picks up less CS as Vladimir. Champions who typically don't take many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers reported here to do well.

The most crucial items to focus on in your Vel'Koz versus Vladimir build include Luden's Tempest, Morellonomicon, and Shard of True Ice. When Vel'Koz included at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better countering Vladimir than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Vel'Koz boasted an average winrate of 52.4% when countering Vladimir with these items in his kit.

To have the best chance of vanquishing Vladimir as Vel'Koz, you should take the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Vel'Koz vs Vladimir matchups, this mix of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 52.4% win rate overall.

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