Udyr Build Guide by WolfeyGuides
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[5.18] Phoenix Godyr
Really Good HP Item
Example Build Against Heavy AD
Example Build Against Heavy AP
Example Build Against Hybrid Team
The Damage Build
The AP FireBird
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This won't be a long guide. I just want to show people the proper Jungle Path, Item Build and how to win games with Udyr in Season 5.
The great thing about Udyr is he can make a full clear before needing to back! You can use this to your advantage but I will go on about that later.
If you are Red side. Start R and ask for a leash at Gromp. Smite it immediately for the extra damage and you will get level 2. Take your Turtle and go to blue. Killing it by alternating between Turtle and Phoenix. Take out the Wolves now, smiting them if you have it. Kill the chickens next. Get your Tiger Stance. Run over to Golems and kill them. Now you can do red. Let him take you low before smiting him and regaining health. By now you should have enough for your Trailblazer and a Dagger, or some boots if you want.
If you are Blue side. You should probably do the same. This requires a lot of mana and you may or may not have enough to make a clear from Golems to Blue.
Now that the jungle has changed, most junglers will have to back before clearing their second buff. Use this to your advantage to steal their buff. Most people will smite immediately now. If you have tabs on your enemy you can successfully steal their buff every game. Look for their top side buff around 3:00-3:45
You should take importance to smiting the enemy wolves and leave one there for them now that it takes 100 seconds for the camp to respawn.
You can take out the enemy junglers presence if you ward their jungle and take their camps. Now more then ever.
GANK! Udyr has very strong ganks once he gets Bear. You get 2 stacks for kills and assists now. You should be ganking at every opportunity. You should start a gank by revving up your passive. Do Bear - Turtle - Bear while approaching the lane. The shield from Turtle stance is very nice and you should have it when you go in to slap their team with Bear. DoT them with Tiger stance after stunning them and then hit them with the Phoenix 4 times before restarting. Bear, Tiger, Phoenix 4 times. Do not smite them until they flash or use their gap closer.
Counter Ganking is tricky now that the jungle has changed. Usually you would want to be near your over extended lane by 3:10 but now its around 4 minutes. Make sure to ward up the enemies jungle to know their jungle path. Some jungles can still gank at 3:10 like Lee Sin so learn other champions clear times.
Dragon is very different now. Early game, the first dragon buff will not do much for you or the enemy. If I could get a turret off the enemy's first dragon I would take it every time. However, the 3rd and 5th Dragon stacks are very important. These don't happen until later in the game and are usually always contested. However, getting Dragon as early as possible is very good and helps the team snowball. Camping bot is a great way to get easy Dragons.
Baron is good too. They got rid of the regen which is killer, but it still gives massive buffs and the minion buff is so important for sieges. If you have watched the LCS recently you can see how the pros use Baron perfectly. Its truly beautiful and I recommend watching some games to fully understand the importance of Baron in taking objectives.
Ideally you want to have Trinity Force 15 minutes in the game. You should not be starting fights or team fighting in general until you get tanky. Use this time to split push and farm up. You should have 200 CS 25 minutes in the game no excuses.
You have 30 stacks now, you are full build and level 18 while the enemy team has only 4 items and level 16. GROUP! Don't try to split push unless it is absolutely necessary. Udyr is a late game monster.
What you want to do in team fights is stay near your carry as much as possible. Make sure to never engage a fight. Bear slap enemies that try to get close to your carry and burn them. If you are somehow in the back line, good job! Burn the squishies with Phoenix.