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Volibear Build Guide by Gramps Tewks

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Gramps Tewks

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a Bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy ATE YOUR FAMILY

Gramps Tewks Last updated on December 3, 2011
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Ability Sequence

2
8
10
12
13
Ability Key Q
1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key W
3
14
15
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 8

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 1


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Introduction

Hello and welcome to Fuzzy Wuzzy ATE YOUR FAMILY; a Volibear build guide of a different color!
I'm Gramps Tewks, and I'll be your curator as we explore the possibilities of playing with this bulky, bursty punster of a champion!



Here's Phreak's Champion Spotlight:
He highlights Volibear's skillset, playstyle and team role!

Please comment and rate in the comments section below; share your experiences playing with or against Volibear and/or put in your criticism about the guide itself.

Additionally, endless kudos upon kudos to the incomparable JhoiJhoi for the template, which you can find here.

Onward, then!


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Pros / Cons

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Pros


+ Brilliantly bulky.
+ Superb burst and melee damage!
+ Great initiator.
+ Puns!

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Cons


- No ranged harass. (Lane with one)
- Um.. gimme a sec....


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Masteries

Masteries
1/5
3/5
4/5
3/5
3/1
4/1
3/5
1/1
3/1
3/1
1/
1/5

The most important Masteries reduce Volibear's Cooldowns and make him tankier.
Improve Ghost and Teleport as well!


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Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Lethality
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Health
3


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Summoner Spells


Teleport: I used Exhaust, then realized that Volibear has built-in CC!
You're a very useful bear indeed to your team with Teleport.
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Ghost: Mobility for the win!
Post-nerf, Ghost > Flash
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Skill Discussion


  • Chosen of the Storm: Last-ditch Health Regen!
    It's a free Heal-bait, switch, and kill!

  • Rolling Thunder (Q): Hear my cry!
    Rammus-style initiation and chasing... and you've seen what that guy can do.

  • Frenzy (W): Not to be confused with the Transformer.
    Frenzy is Jax's Ultimate ( Relentless Assault), but MUCH BETTER.
    This DEVASTATES people!

  • Majestic Roar (E): Wake up in the mornin', feelin' like dat Aslan..
    Unless you're stacking Rabadon's Deathcaps, this is a bit of extra burst and a great slow!
    (If you are, then it's a nuke.)
    (But please don't, and here's why:)



    Similar reasoning applies for Majestic Roar; too expensive!
    Used with(out) permission from LoL Wiki (2011)

  • Thunder Claws (R): Not to be confused with ThunderCats.
    Save it for teamfights and massive farming!


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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Max Frenzy for farm and chomp! Follow up with Rolling Thunder for initiation and lower Cooldown, then ice the cake with improved Majestic Roar!
As always, level Thunder Claws at 6, 11, and 16.


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Items


Here's a record of the destruction the Bear can wreak:


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Gameplay

Early-Game

Lane With a Ranged Champ!
That is all.

Your primary goal is to farm 725 Gold for philosopher's stone and Boots of Speed as quickly as possible, then grab Heart of Gold; afterwards, you can stay in lane and generate cashmoney for a good while!
If your partner's aggressive and harassing well, you can go for early kills!

This is your target build, so FARM HARD:


Mid-Game

To initiate fights, use Rolling Thunder to close distance and throw, then pop Majestic Roar for Damage and slow! Auto-attack and then use Frenzy to send 'em cryin' to dey momma!

Once you have Warmog's Armor, you're a MONSTER. With Atma's Impaler, you can take down anything in your path!

Push lanes, win teamfights, and continue to Farm!

Late-Game

With Spirit Visage and Zeke's Harbinger, you're a DEMON.
Finish off the enemy team and their Nexus with your teammates!


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Summary

My love for Volibear is enormous and fuzzy.
Great thanks and sincere adulation to Riot Games for bringing him into the world!

Pre-BEAR for annihilation!

~Gramps Tewks