Vladimir is the only champion who has not received any kind buffs, nerfs, or bugfixes since season 8

Vladimir has not received any kind buffs, nerfs, or bugfixes since patch 8.13 making him the longest-reigning untouched champion is League of Legends.

After Vladimir’s rework in Patch 6.9, The Crimson Reaper was in his prime time where he was a must pick or ban champion in all major pro leagues due to his high sustain. And it didn’t take much time for Riot Games to nerf him to the ground.

Despite all the nerfs, Vladimir did make his comeback in early season 8 when support items were completely broken. But, it didn’t last long either as Riot Games changed how support items work in season 8. He was also followed by two nerfs in patch 8.3 and 8.13.

And apparently, that nerf in patch 8.13 was the last time Vladimir appeared in any patch note regarding buffs, nerfs, or bugfixes till now. Therefore, according to the League of Legends fandom, The Crimson Reaper is the longest-reigning untouched champion is League of Legends history.

If Zilean didn’t get those bugfixes in patch 10.3 and 10.5, he would have been the longest-reigning untouched champion in League of Legends. As, the last time, he properly received any kind of buff/nerf was in patch 8.9. Excluding the bugfixes, Taliyah has also not appeared in patch notes regarding buff/nerf since season 8 patch 8.23.

1st Nosferatu Vladimir
1st Nosferatu Vladimir Via Riot Games

Is Vladimir Balanced in season 10?

Is Vladimir that much balanced that Riot Games has overlooked him since season 8? The simple answer would be, if the game doesn’t extend 40+ minutes, yes he is pretty much balanced. If we take a look at his win rate, Vladimir has a constant 50% win rate in the mid lane for a while now which is considered average in League of Legends.

He also has one of the lowest win rates pre 25 minutes and considering the fast-paced meta like season 10, most of the early champions can easily punish him. But, as Vladimir scales super hard in the late game, some players consider him as overpowered after 30-35 minutes.

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