Be More Tanky
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Hello My name is Shi Black. This is my first guide i'm sorry if this isn't that good a guide. Well this is my Jungle Volibear guide.
Smite Smite is a mandatory summoner spell while jungling.
Flash Flash is good to either escape from the enemy or to catch up to the enemy.
Ghost Ghost is a substitute to Flash, Ghost can help you chase a bit better than Flash and has a shorter CD.
REDS For Reds i like armor since you should have health or health per level yellows
YELLOWS For Yellows i like Health per level since voli's w scales with max health
BLUES For Blues i take MR per level but if they have an all AD comp you can take armor blues
QUINTS For Quints i like Movement speed since your going to be ganking a lot early game
For Masteries i take 0/12/18 focusing on the defense tree and getting strength of the ages as my keystone. Strength of the ages is the best keystone for voli since its 300 free health just for killing jungle monsters or siege minions, its also helpful with his W since it scales of voli's max health. I also take everything movement speed related to help me gank, chase or escape the enemy. Runic armor and perseverance are good on voli since they help with his healing when his passive pops.
For your spells you take E at level 1, W at level 2 and Q at level 3. Max W 1st E 2nd and Q last and your ult at level 6, 11, and 16.
Q: I take Q at level 3 and max this last, I max this last since it does increase your movement speed when your running towards an enemy champion, but it is the same when your not running towards an enemy.
W: I take W at level 2 and max this 1st since it give you free attack speed and its an execute.
E: I take E at level 1 since it fears the jungle monsters for a while and they cant attack you which helps you take a bit less damage, but i max E 2nd since it increase the slow with each point.
For your items you have a few core items which are Stalker's blade with chinderhulk upgrade, Spirit Visage, Boots with alacrity upgrade. I like to take ZZ Portal to help me push lanes and Titanic Hydra since the damage scales with your max health (I can see Titanic Hydra as a core item as well but its more of a choice). For Armor you have a few choices, Dead Mans Plate is good since the stats are good but i like it for the passive which gives you more movement speed, Randuin's is good against champions that rely on attack speed or crit like vayne, kalista, yasuo, tryndamere for a few examples, and Thornmail is only good if they have an all AD comp and 0 AP. For MR there isnt much of a choice if they have a good amount of AP and slows, stuns, etc i take Merc Threads, since you also take Spirit Visage as a core item you have enough MR, you can also take ZZ Portal just for the split push since it offers both MR and Armor (best of both worlds), banshee's is a good item if you have to block 1 major speel from the enemy.
Creeping / Jungling
The only tip I can give while jungling is to try to move in between each auto attack and use cc on the jungle monsters. At level 1 you should start with your E since it fears the jungle monsters and prevents them from attack for a while, also when you fight the golems use smite to get the golem buff since it stuns the jungle monsters and it will help you take less damage while jungling, you can also use your Q as an auto attack reset when jungling which increase your DPS and helps you take a bit less damage.
How i like to play volibear is a tanky damage split pushing champion.
Early Game: Pick 1 lane and gank them a ton, rush your boots with alacrity 1st and gank, also push towers after a kill or if they enemy leave.
Mid Game: You have two choices One either stay with your group and fight the enemy and push towers or Two split push with the ZZ Portal.
Late Game: Split push lanes with the ZZ Portal you have you can place it in one lane and either push with that lane or go to a different lane, you can join your team a bit but i prefer to mostly ignore them and split push lanes.
*Reminder after killing the enemy early game and destroying a tower try to get an early dragon, also when split pushing mid and late game get dragon when you can*
I would like to say Thanks for taking your time to read my jungle guide on Volibear, i would appreciate if you could take a bit more of your time to leave comments (to help me improve) or questions you have about this guide.