Rioter Comments
Rioter Comments
Shnitzel (EUNE)
: Vladimir W doesn't work with Nasus Q
vlad is buggy and riot doesnt care; deal with it.
: Help me decide if Swain is better than Vladimir
Swain is far better than vlad. Better sustain, tankier, higher damage output, stronger when fed, more crowd control, more AoE. Better in every way. Only difference is vlad is a slightly easier champ to farm as(though the 2016+ vlad is still a terrible champ to farm with in comparison to others).
sørakã (NA)
: petition to revert vladimirs Q
It blatantly sucks. I vote for the false petition that rito will laugh at as they wipe their feet on a Vladimir shaped doormat to rito HQ.
Enloct (NA)
: The Autofill Paradox
orlynao But you have some RP left over even if its just 1 and youll never spend that ^_^ aka rito got the bigger end of the stick in your payments :)
: Autofill
Rito is a chinese company where they have no concerns for human rights or environmental conservation. They'll make changes and you'll pay them money, simple.
Enloct (NA)
: The Autofill Paradox
You have to remember, Riot Games is a chinese company, based in a nation where slavery is legal and environmental regulations don't exist outside of the international nuclear industry. They don't care what you think, they'll make changes and you'll continue to make them rich.
: What happend to VLAD?
Look at my comments history from the date of 6.13 to know the entire story.
Snow Tea (NA)
: League of Legends is indeed slowly losing players...
MaddMan (NA)
: Thornmail Fix. ITS ALREADY IN GAME!
maybe reduces lifesteal by half whenever critically struck for the one hit
: Please riot make it so vlad isnt 9,000% telegraphed anymore
Ask yourself why people would ban a champion who just by being on the enemy team, increases your odds of victory to up to 67%
Rioter Comments
: Why is Vladimir getting nerfed?
rito needa give vlad his balls back someday. It's not like they're donating their own for him
: Vladimir buffs direction - risk-reward, skill ceilings and counterplay
No dude, no. Bad ideas; Vlad ruined; Playstyle melted; Vlad is dead.
MeYami (EUNE)
: 6.9 New Vladimir has nothing in common with the old one. Vladimir main here. I'm about to cry.
Rito hated vlad. He was a 100% skill-based champion. They reversed it, now he's low skill and 100% mechanics; gameplay now revolves around his mechanics rather than making opportunities yourself. He's no longer the champion you purchased unfortunately, be glad the old vlad ever happened and move on in life. Blue Vanity Best vlad NA 2014, 4th best worlds 2014 - Diamond 2 Vlad main Uninstalled 5/3/2016
: Why the Vladimir Rework is bad.
They smashed vlad into oblivion and he'll never make a comeback like he was before. Give it up; the vlad you initially bought is no longer available content in LoL.
Thumpin (NA)
: Let's play a game: who's the most poorly designed champion?
: So is anyone actually having fun this season?
: Vladimir is useless
Read posts from my profile.
: @Riot: The boards might only show a minority of the playerbase...
Reminds me of Jagex. Right before RuneScape went bankrupt they started turning on their forum regulars by calling them the "vocal minority" Really bad idea for a company to insult their most concerned customers. Expect LoL to be dead soon.
Meddler (NA)
: 6.9 balance hotfix going out soon
Increasing vlad's numbers without changing the mechanics isn't going to resolve his present issues. His damage was fine before, now his chance of roflstomping bad players is going to increase but in higher tier gameplay his counterplay vulnerability level is still over 9,000. The self-slowing mechanism needs to be removed, as with the charged E mechanic. An improvement to the current E to return him to his streamlined playstyle will either be an unblockable AOE toggle which deals damage every 2 seconds and by 3 ticks the cost and damage maxes out, also remove the HP scaling damage and buff his AP margin. The charge-up needs to be removed if you want to bring Vlad back to life. Either give it a stacking buff like before or a make it an absolute high-damage, high-cost ability. The ability to block his E is attrocious right now. in high-tier games this is retardedly counterable that vladimir is the new yorick. He'll stay this way, and you can either ignore this issue and let him die or resurrect him by rectifying it. An improvement to his W would be to increase the heal and make it as responsive as it was prior to 6.9. An improvement to his Q would be to reduce its cooldown at higher ranks closer to how it was before, and not have his resource bar fill up in the manner it does when his 3rd Q cooldown is still seconds from finishing. This would stop people from instinctively freaking out and getting back during the 3 or 4 second "GET AWAY FROM ME" margin they're given, making it impossible to ever land the buffed Q on a champion when playing against people who aren't stupid. Right now it's horrific. I think it was wrong to reduce the damage amplification on his R as well as the duration; the long duration on the R would lead to people shielding themselves and having the shield dissipate before the R is even finished. It was a skilled calculation for vladimir players. And now people can mitigate the delayed damage from his ult more easily, and the decrease in his ult's duration is very sad. Vladimir lost his identity as a late-game monster. The most skilled vladimirs' playstyle was 1. Being good enough to be able to stall games in a meta where the end result is usually decided in the first 10 to 15 minutes, 2. Play a late-game champion who is underpowered during the mid and early phases without completely throwing a game, and 3. Turn the tides of battle as he scales when he approaches his max build. All three of these identities were lost, and more. I didn't even get into how his ideal teamfight was carried out previously, but in short the counterplay to vladimir prior to 6.9 was the fact that he is the least mobile champion in LoL and if he fails to get into his opponents' back line, he isn't able to carry a teamfight. He's hardly even a champion at this stage in the game. His sustain isn't nearly what it used to be either. The removal of WOTA would have been acceptable if you didn't give the equivalent of spellvamp exlusively to mana-based mages in the same patch. That was ridiculous. You could have kept it for champions like Fiddlesticks/vlad/mordekaiser etc. Despite being neglected in mainsteam games, WOTA was actually a decent item which could be purchased on most mages. -Blue Vanity 1,500+ High-elo ranked games as vladimir Diamond 2 S4 vlad main Best vlad USA 2014, 4th best vlad worlds 2014 Uninstalled 5/3/2016
shabingi (NA)
: vlad's new E is laughably bad
The entire counterplay to the previous vladimir is the fact that he was the least mobile champion in LoL. Now he's as immobile as ever, and slows himself, plus all of his abilities are telegraphed and 100% avoidable by opponents. it's total bullcrap -Blue Vanity 4th best vlad worlds 2014, best vlad USA 2014 - Diamond 2 3,000+ ranked games as vlad Uninstalled 5/3/2016
: If you could completely erase 3 things from the game what would they be?
WOTA removal Vlad rework The mana-based spellvamp items
: Balance--some fond memories :)
I agree. Season 4 was my favorite.
: Can someone help me counter these champions. (Come for the story, comment for the advice)
Rushing MR shuts down eve early. Chalice was a good option but I don't know if it still gives MR. But it defo stops her from nuking you. Against Viktor.. Most meta mages are about equal to him and a skill matchup. He may have outfarmed you as well(20 farm = 2 kills)
: You shouldn't have build {{item:3065}} in any of the games that you did. Vladimir is not a tank, you need ABILITY POWER. This is very simple, basic understanding of Vladimir.
> [{quoted}](name=Indominus 1337,realm=EUW,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=zLUc6VOT,comment-id=00010000000100000000000000010000,timestamp=2016-05-05T23:03:24.245+0000) > > You shouldn't have build {{item:3065}} in any of the games that you did. Vladimir is not a tank, you need ABILITY POWER. This is very simple, basic understanding of Vladimir. LOL I bet you're the dude in a dumpster who rito consulted when asking how vlad could be reworked without damaging his identity.
: ok man I get what youre saying . so it best not to play vlad until they fix him I guess
> [{quoted}](name=Mtsulock5,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=zLUc6VOT,comment-id=0003000000000000,timestamp=2016-05-05T22:31:26.303+0000) > > ok man I get what youre saying . so it best not to play vlad until they fix him I guess Precisely, I'm sorry if I wasn't clear about it sooner. I'm clearly unhappy about the situation he's in, given he was my favorite champion and the one reason I played LoL for the last several years.
: I looked you up, you do not know how to play Vladimir at all. Unlike you, I actually play Vladimir at a high elo (diamond one).You only need 1 rune page for Vladimir, all 12 rune settups of you are wrong. Stop building {{item:3065}}, this item was never a core item or a good item for Vladimir, only a situational item that should rarely be build. Stop building that hextech protobelt, it is a terrible item on Vladimir. Don't spread false information and blame Vladimir, the champ is great, people haven't adapted and learned his new kit, runes, masteries and items.
> [{quoted}](name=Indominus 1337,realm=EUW,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=zLUc6VOT,comment-id=000100000001000000000000,timestamp=2016-05-05T22:09:13.902+0000) > > I looked you up, you do not know how to play Vladimir at all. Unlike you, I actually play Vladimir at a high elo (diamond one).You only need 1 rune page for Vladimir, all 12 rune settups of you are wrong. Stop building {{item:3065}}, this item was never a core item or a good item for Vladimir, only a situational item that should rarely be build. Stop building that hextech protobelt, it is a terrible item on Vladimir. > > Don't spread false information and blame Vladimir, the champ is great, people haven't adapted and learned his new kit, runes, masteries and items. Alright Rito. I guess I'll have to defend my accusations thoroughly in order to properly warn people that they're wasting time by reading this person's messages. First, a player who is experienced in any tier of diamond, let alone diamond 1(which would mean he should have 100% noticed what i'm about to point out), would, as he said himself, claim{{item:3065}} is only useful situationally, never a core item, and not a good item on Vladimir. A real diamond player would have examined the games and noticed that I purchased that item only when at least 3(usually 4 of 5) of the enemy team were AP-based, and my team had no tanks. Second, a player of diamond tier would know that the pvp.net client changed the WOTA icon out with Hextech Protobelt in the games played menu, and looking at the dates of the games played they should have been able to detect that easily. Third, a player of diamond quality would have experience with high-elo one-trick ponies, for there are many, and consequently would understand that 12 rune pages for a single champion, one for any given situation, is arguably not even enough to cover all of the possibilities, and would certainly not disrespect me for being so well-equipped and prepared. So I'd like to reaffirm to everybody here, including Rito, that Indominus 1337 is a troll and I recommend them to critically examine the information they're spouting out, before believing that giving them a skin would allow you to climb from gold to diamond 1 in 7 days. Happy Rito?
: I can give you a legendary skin, if you can prove that you can carry a few games in diamond 1 elo as vlad as solo Q.
> [{quoted}](name=My eeeeel,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=zLUc6VOT,comment-id=000100000001000000000000000000000001,timestamp=2016-05-05T22:22:30.330+0000) > > I can give you a legendary skin, if you can prove that you can carry a few games in diamond 1 elo as vlad as solo Q. Don't waste your time. This dude is clueless about how the LoL client works and is definitely not a reputable player of any kind.
: I'm not I just want to kow how to be better with him. ill listen if you tell
> [{quoted}](name=Mtsulock5,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=zLUc6VOT,comment-id=00030000,timestamp=2016-05-05T22:16:42.220+0000) > > I'm not I just want to kow how to be better with him. ill listen if you tell MTSU, please read this entire message of mine. It'll be in your interest and I'm going to thoroughly explain the situation you're in. If you read it all, I promise that I'll include tips for playing Vlad if you're hellbent on continuing. Imagine your opponent knowing every single move you're about to make, two seconds before you make it. This is the handicap that you give yourself when you play vladimir. His E no longer stacks; Unfortunately you purchased him one day after his rework from a unique, fun, versatile champion.. Into an underpowered, fragile copy of several mechanics already in place on other champions. There's nothing unique about the currently vladimir; all of his abilities are lesser version of more OP attacks that other champions have. If you like his E, go for Darius; Darius' Q is like Vlad's current E, however it deals more damage, heals Darius for thousands of HP per swing, and increases his movement speed, rather than slowing it like vlad's does. If you like Vladimir's Q, go with Ahri. She gets the movespeed bonus from every cast instead of just every third, and the movespeed bonus is greater. Ahri's spellvamp heals her for significantly more than Vladimir's sustain. If you like Vladimir's W, go for Fizz. Fizz's Playful/Trickster ability is the same thing, except its cooldown is just 5 seconds instead of 25. Oh, and it lets fizz jump over walls. If you like Vladimir's R, then go with Swain. Swain's E amplifies damage by 20% instead of Vlad's 10%, and deals a massive amount of damage over time. All of the mentioned champions are significantly tankier and stronger than Vladimir, with increased sustain and mobility. If you still want to continue with Vlad, here you go.. There are no tips for him right now because his win ratio is in the 30% zone globally. Just by picking him, you're so useless than your team's odds of victory immediately drop by 40%.(30% out of the (50% default) is 60% of 50% Aka a 40% reduced chance of victory simply by choosing the champion. You probably have him down, because Riot made him *extremely* simple to play as, so simple that even your enemies know exactly what you're about to do at any given moment. They're always a step ahead of you because all of vlad's abilities are telegraphed aka they give the opponent well over 100% reaction and counterplay chances.
: I don't even need to know what masteries and items you build, because I am 100% you do the wrong build, I can already tell you that you are not a good Vladimir based on which runes you use. Tell me which runes you use with 6.9 Vlad, go ahead, don't be scared now :) Lets see if "best Vladimir 2014" can actually adapt to change or not, tell me your runes.
> [{quoted}](name=Indominus 1337,realm=EUW,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=zLUc6VOT,comment-id=0001000000010000,timestamp=2016-05-05T22:01:57.060+0000) > > I don't even need to know what masteries and items you build, because I am 100% you do the wrong build, I can already tell you that you are not a good Vladimir based on which runes you use. Tell me which runes you use with 6.9 Vlad, go ahead, don't be scared now :) Lets see if "best Vladimir 2014" can actually adapt to change or not, tell me your runes. As a vladimir main, all of my rune pages were dedicated to that one single champion based on variable dynamics. I think I had 12?
: Best Vladimir in your dreams, you can't even adapt properly and figure out how to play the new Vladimir. He is very strong, you just don't know the correct build for him.
> [{quoted}](name=Indominus 1337,realm=EUW,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=zLUc6VOT,comment-id=00010000,timestamp=2016-05-05T21:56:14.298+0000) > > Best Vladimir in your dreams, you can't even adapt properly and figure out how to play the new Vladimir. He is very strong, you just don't know the correct build for him. "New vladimir" Entirely different source code with an identical color scheme and content label as the Vladimir pre-6.9, however certainly not the character I paid for.
Sercesz (NA)
: I just went 19/3/9 and still lost. Solo Que is dead. Any Gold+ wanna Dynamic ?
Sorry to say this dude but if you went 19/3/9 and couldn't win then you didn't end the game soon enough. When you reach full build, you won't be getting any stronger for the rest of the game, and the opponents just accelerate to full build quickly and your window of opportunity to carry vanishes. At around 4/1 you should take proactive advantage of your lead and secure as many turrets as possible, immediately, and secure dragon.
: HOW to play as Vlad sucessfully ?
Vlad is ruined now. Refund your purchase and go for swain instead. He's a more viable option by far, with a similarity of, low-mobility, mediocre sustain, short-range caster. However he's about three hundred billion times better than vladimir. Blue Vanity 1,500+ Ranked games Vlad main Diamond 3 seasons in a row best vlad NA 2014; 4th best vlad worlds 2014 Uninstalled 5/3/2016
: STOP REWORKING ALL THE CHAMPIONS
Too late dude. They reworked Vlad. VLAD. The one champion they would never dare touch in fear of having all of their blood drained. And it happened. I think they all have leukaemia or something, but they're not human anymore. Definitely not human. Anything is possible now that Vlad's been touched. Anything bad, that is.
: Vlad was not streamlined, granted vlad also had pretty big counterplay issues.
> [{quoted}](name=DarkenedAuras,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=dyz5FIJo,comment-id=00030000,timestamp=2016-05-05T21:18:29.770+0000) > > Vlad was not streamlined, granted vlad also had pretty big counterplay issues. He was streamlined. None of his abilities conflicted with one another; now they all do.
: Should I believe 20 diamond mains on my friendlist or someone who never actually mained or played vlad?
> [{quoted}](name=My eeeeel,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=7LOXorv6,comment-id=00030000,timestamp=2016-05-05T20:37:06.081+0000) > > Should I believe 20 diamond mains on my friendlist or someone who never actually mained or played vlad? Share this link with your friends and get them to support my thread please. It's self-explanatory. http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/gameplay-balance/nP0XMqfb-i-can-fix-vladimir-post-69?comment=00010000
: Should I believe 20 diamond mains on my friendlist or someone who never actually mained or played vlad?
> [{quoted}](name=My eeeeel,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=7LOXorv6,comment-id=00030000,timestamp=2016-05-05T20:37:06.081+0000) > > Should I believe 20 diamond mains on my friendlist or someone who never actually mained or played vlad? Read what i say above this message.
: Vlad may or may not be op
I like how a level 18 vladimir kills 5 level 12s and ignorant people call him out as OP.
Vianci (EUNE)
: Vladimir's bar clarity problem...
Dude vlad's dead. Refund him and go for swain.
: Get rid of this PBE Tryndamere change, please.
30 health wtf. that's some random obscure number. 1hp is badass and risky as heck Don't change it. You've already ruined this game enough Riot leave trynd alone.
Helraven (EUNE)
: I can't stand this anymore and I had to post it somewhere.
Hey. I've played thousands of ranked games in the ranges from plat V to diamond II over the last 4 years, so I have a clue about the pattern that ranks follow. If Riot didn't put any handles on Elo increases or decreases and put it all to chance, then according to statistics, several of the hundred million LoL players worldwide would get lucky enough to win 60 games in a row and end up in Challenger rank 1 How do they stop this? Read onward. You know what Elo is. That's one number on your account. Then there's a second number. Think.. Elo + Pendulum. It sways. That number decides who you're paired with and against. And it goes up and down. If the pendulum is to the left, then you end up with allies worse than your opponents. It can stay to the left for up to 40 games, if you keep losing. When it swings to the right, you end up allied with players better than your opponents. That's why you can somehow swing from Plat 1 to plat V in a day, then after a week, in two hours go from plat V to plat 1. your mmr isn't a stagnant number. It's a range of divisions. How do you break the pattern? Win games that you weren't supposed to win, and by hell don't lose any games that you are supposed to win. This is how you actually climb. Now, I'll tell you, this pendulum variable gets discarded as soon as you reach diamond. With the 0.1% pool of overall players, these measures are no longer needed. When this happens, you'll realize something.. Diamond V is the new bronze, silver, and gold. Diamond IV through diamond II is the new plat. Diamond I is Mount Vesuvius. Master+ is Valhalla. This is speculation and observation from a pool of several thousands of ranked games in High ELO which I have personally played. Rito will never share their actual elo formula with the public so everything is just speculation, but I have a record of being correct when it comes to these kinds of hidden details in my history of MMORPGS. Hope I helped. FYI, I'll tell you a little secret. Getting out of plat and into diamond is actually very easy. It only takes one trick. Think of how many games you've raged in and lost. Then think of how many games it'd take for you to get into D5 if you win. Now imagine those games you raged, you actually focused and carried(even if it was 10 games out of 50, those 10 wins would have led to you being in D5) The lesson? the secret? Once you reach Diamond IV and higher, NO ONE RAGES. EVER. It's spooky. In diamond, practically everybody knows one another, and if you witness someone raging once, you never see them again. Look them up 5 days later and they're in plat 1. Stuck in plat forever. The secret? Don't rage, and you'll slip right into diamond. Blue Vanity out o7
: Riot, why didn't you consult even a SINGLE vlad main about this?
FYI Riot you have my personal info so you can contact me personally if you want me to help you fix vlad. You can go to hell personally but I've invested enough time and enjoyment into vlad that I'd work with Kim Sung Il himself to fix vlad if I had to. I also care enough about my vlad main brothers that I'd do anything possible to fix this if I had the power. Sorry to make it obvious to you but some simpleton like me is willing to put more effort into fixing this than all of you combined ever will. Not that I expect you to give any craps about this but I can say I've done my part by offering assistance. Up to you to take me on for my offer.
Rioter Comments
Queenzea (NA)
: Riot,what is wrong with you,why would you do this to an already %46 win rate champion
Vlad's busted. His identity is lost. Riot didn't care about actually reworking him. They reworked him in a way where he's 9,000x easier to counter regardless of who the opponent is, and in turn he's 0% viable in competitive play. RIP vlad 5/3/2016.
: Blood Lord Vlad
Should have saved your money. Vlad will be useless from 6.9 to when the Big Bang reverts and the universe is over. He's useless now. refund the skin and buy swain or something.
: Petition to Rework Vlad.... Again
You have to remember, Vladimir's first 2 Q's have a reduced heal rate, and his third one only has an increase when used on an enemy champion, in a 0.5s window when it's clear to them when to backoff, so it never lands. This is what Riot intended to be the case. BEFORE THEY REMOVED SPELLVAMP. Vladimir's sustain is literally 1/10th of what it used to be; his damage is crap, he has no escapes, and he slows himself when using an ability which is blocked by units so it can just be hidden from. They made it so people playing first-time against him can figure him out by level 3 and beat him using little to no effort. He's been designed to appeal to retards who want to be good at league within minutes and it worked. Vlad's dead, end of story. Riot doesn't care to appease us because vlad players only account for 0.0000003% of LoL players. We're a dead race and we'll be ignored.
: IMO they just need to buff Vladimir's numbers. The rework is fine, but he just doesn't have the damage he used to.
> [{quoted}](name=Ruin Lance,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=EMkNNNs5,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2016-05-05T17:12:56.971+0000) > > IMO they just need to buff Vladimir's numbers. The rework is fine, but he just doesn't have the damage he used to. The numbers don't mean squat if it takes 2 seconds to charge them, while slowing yourself, and having the enemy team be absolutely aware that you are charging this. Abilities like this will never land unless you're playing against a team of 5 stoned drug-addicts on a saturday night. Vladimir's been killed. He's dead, period. End of story. And there's no way riot care enough to spend a whole nother 5 minutes studying this champion before they rework him again. It won't happen, ever. You have to remember, Riot staff are human beings. They're paid to show up at work on time, and if it weren't for the salary they'd be anywhere but in the office. They have no real passion of a human being when in the workplace; it's all artificial, so for one they won't take this seriously and two they quite frankly don't care.
: Petition to Rework Vlad.... Again
Coming from one of the most experienced vladimir players in the world, Vladimir's identity wasn't analyzed by any of the rework development team. They generated a few half-assed changes to everything about him, not a single one of these changes contributed to his prior playstyle and his place in LoL has been lost forever now. They might rework him to be like Sion or Darius but the vlad you once knew is gone forever. Riot won't be able to please any legitimately-ranked vlad mains because this rework was the most insulting action I've ever experienced from a staff team in my history of online games. They literally spent five minutes dusting off their toenails at their computer while skipping through a single vlad montage vid on youtube before deciding what to rework, then instead of designing it from the ground up, took Urf the Manantee's skills from 2011 and copypasted them into the coding for Vladimir then viola you have this blood stain on a pantie who will never see the spotlight of day again. Vladimir will never be competitively played again; his purpose in league has been surrendered, and on a stone slab his heart was pierced and his presence in League of Legends sacrificed forever in order to make way for patch 6.9 where every mage was given vlad's pre-6.9 sustain and vlad's was revoked. -Blue Vanity best vlad NA 2014; 4th best vlad worlds 2014 3,000+ Ranked and tournament games played in high elo Diamond 2 vlad main 2014-2015 Uninstalled 5/3/2016
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