Picking up goo chunks is very important to staying alive.
When Cell Division is ready, try to die in a position that makes it difficult for the enemy team to kill your bloblets.
Charging Elastic Slingshot from the fog of war will give opponents less time to react.
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.
The stat comparisons provided here clarify several critical Zac vs. Vladimir matchup statistics that may help us understand the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Zac’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Vladimir’s ratio of NaN, showing that Zac may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Vladimir. This observation is largely a result of the differences in assists.
Zac typically has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his foe does. Typically, he receives more damage than Vladimir. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the champ with increased HP has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both League champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Zac usually fairs equally well when playing against Vladimir, with a 49.9% win rate. Therefore, Zac makes an ok counter to Vladimir.
While Zac does have a lower winrate compared to Vladimir, when facing one another, Zac also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more complex champion to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Zac into Vladimiras his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Zac also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Vladimir. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Zac vs Vladimir matchups, Vladimir is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.
Zac is a somewhat poor counter to Vladimir. You will do well by focussing your actions on increasing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Zac against Vladimir.
If you would like to truly master Zac in order to counter Vladimir during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips presented here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Zac usually gets a lot less CS compared to Vladimir. Champions who on average don't earn much CS usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values shown here to do well.
The ideal items to use in your Zac versus Vladimir build consist of Sunfire Aegis, Thornmail, and Demonic Embrace. When Zac incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better when fighting Vladimir than with many other common builds. In fact, Zac had an average win rate of 49.9% when playing against Vladimir with this build.
To have the highest likelihood of defeating Vladimir as Zac, Zac players should equip the Aftershock, Font of Life, Conditioning, Revitalize, Triumph, and Legend: Tenacity runes from the Resolve and Precision rune sets. Out of all the runes that we analyzed for Zac vs Vladimir face-offs, this mix of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 49.9% winrate overall.
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