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Papa Bear: Papa Nurgle's guide to Volibear

Last updated on September 11, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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





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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: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

This is my first guide so be gentle. Volibear is one of the greatest tanks/off tanks in the game. I hope you find all this info to be valuable.
P.S. dont forget to add atma's in to the equation when you look at lvl 18 stats.


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Pros / Cons

PROS
-UR A BEAR!
-Great at surviving.
-Awesome damage out put for a tank
-Great initiater
-AoE Slow
-GREAT SOLO TOP!

CONs
-no built in escape. (your q hardly counts)
-Sucks to play against him?

.... im sure there are other things.....


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Item Sequence

Right off the bat your going to notice I have a lot of health but that is for a good reason. Not only does health make you tanky but it increase your damage out put by quite a bit because your W scales with your health.
Boots of speed/pots- First of all you speed because you are a slow champ with no escape mechanism. As for health pots the speak for themselves, why recall when you could farm and gain levels and if your solo top you cant really afford to go recall often.
Ruby crystal- Get a nice and easy head start on your warmogs. I get this over Regrowth pendant because health is vital and if you have pots health regen's importance is diminished.
Mercury Treads- MR and Tenacity... yes please. Tenacity is a very important stat because I have never encountered a team that doesnt have a slow, stun or blind. If your stunned you cant fight back so might as well make that as short as possible.
Warmogs- MOST IMPORTANT ITEM! 980 health right off the bat is makes this the best item in the game for Volibear because as i said you damage out put scales with your health.
Atma's Impaler- also very important makes all your health more worth while because you get attack damage too. Plus armor plus a small crit chance so it is pretty perfect for voli and this build particularly.
Frozen mallet- Attack damage, 700 health, slow. What more could you ask for? at this point you will have a **** ton of health and decent attack damage plus a slow so this item is well worth your while. When you get this everyone will want to target you because you will have a lot of damage output but at the same time your the tank so it will make things difficult for the enemy team.
Sunfire Cape- This item is good because it increases health, armor and plus some base damage to all around you. Truly a great item, however, if you are playing a ap heavy team replace with with Nature's Wrath.
Warmogs... AGAIN- like i said this item is truly awesome for Voli so why not get it again? 1000 more health will make you damn near unstoppable.


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GOT MAD SKILLS!

Your going to start with the skill you will max out last, Rolling Thunder, then I get Majestic Roar for the slow then I get frenzy. MAX OUT FRENZY ASAP (of course not at lvl 6 because you need ur ulti). I save frenzy for the final blow because easily (With this build) stronger or as strong as darius' ulti. Also frenzy gives attack speed stacks so dont use your ulti until this is at full stacks so you get the most hits out of it. Then I max out majestic roar for AoE damage and slow. So this is how it looks
R first, W second, E third, Q last.


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SUMMONER SPELLS

I go Ghost and Ignite. Ghost OR flash is important because you have no real escape method.
Heal is a also a valid spell. I know what your thinking "hey ****** dont you know what voli's passive is?" Yes i know but if you times it right u bassically have 2 lives worth of health because once your passive proc's you pop this and BAM!! your not dying even from things like cho's ulti.
But I believe summoner spels are mostly personal preference so do you as you like but those are my suggestions.


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Summary

All in all Voli is a powerful champ that can tank and dps at the same time. Just make sure you time your abilities well and you should be fine.
I hope this was helpful. I intend on uploading pictures and videos in the near future!