Udyr Build Guide by blastantir

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League of Legends Build Guide Author blastantir

Udyr SoloTop Guide

blastantir Last updated on July 18, 2012
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
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.



Offense: 9

Honor Guard

Defense: 21

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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1) i'm sorry for my written english, i don't use it so much, so i know i'm not writing very well.

2) In my opinion Udyr is a great solo top champion and he can gives you a lot of fun and nice results. He is one of the best junglers in the game too, i just preffer other champs as junglers ;)

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Pros / Cons

    Shot CD stun
    Mana and Heath regen for each autoattack while in turtle stance
    Nice burst with tiger stance
    Can clear a lane quite fast with phoenix stance
    mana hungry early game if spam
    no ranged skills

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Greater Mark of Attack Damage: give you early damage.

Greater Seal of Armor: early armor.

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist: some MR mid and late game.. i think this rune is very nice.

greater quintessence of desolation: in my opinion a must have. you will ignore a lot of armor early game combined with Weapon Expertise .

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Weapon Expertise will grants you some bonus damage ignoring part of the enemy's armor.

Defence tree will helps you staying in lane longer, giving you health, health regen, cdr and damage mitigation.

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Summoner Spell

Teleport this spell is great for solo top in my opinion. It allow you to go back and return to your tower in a very short time and give you map control for the rest of the game.

Exhaust this spell is usefull for attack an enemy and for escape too.

Flash a nice alternative to Exhaust or Teleport.. your choice.

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Udyr's attack speed is increased by 10% for 5 seconds each time he switches stances. This effect can stack up to 3 times. Switching stances sets off a 1.0 second global cooldown.

This passive will grant you a boost of damage and/or a boost of survivability combined with Turtle Stance.. try to have 3 stacks when you decide to kill attack and kill an enemy.

Activation: Udyr's next attack will deal magic damage over 2 seconds. In addition, Udyr gains an attack speed buff for 5 seconds. This stacks additively with his persistent attack speed bonus.
Persistent effect: Udyr's attack speed is increased.

This skill is your main damage source. The magic damage on active is very nice and allow you to do a lot of damage in a short time combined with the activation bonus attack speed. The persistent attack speed bonus is a nice gift from this skill ;)

Activation: Udyr gains a shield that absorbs damage for 5 seconds or until it has absorbed the full amount of damage.
Persistent effect: Udyr's attacks cannot crit, but they restore a percentage of his damage as health and mana.

This skill gives you a lot of defence and survivability. The persistence effect is fantastic for a solo top champion cause it grants you health and mana restoration, allowing you to stay in lane longer. The activation effect can be used for stopping an enemy ability of for running away after an attack.

Activation: Udyr gains increased movement speed for a few seconds.
Persistent effect: Udyr mauls his enemies with such force that they are stunned for 1 second when they are hit. This effect can only occur once every 6 seconds on the same target.

This skill is usefull while your jungler comes to gank.. just stun your enemy with the persistent effect and kill him activating your tiger stance and the help of your jungler. The activation effect could save you in a lot of situation.

Activation: Udyr sends out pulsing waves of fire dealing magic damage each second to nearby enemies for 5 seconds. During this time Udyr's ability power and attack damage are increased.
Persistent effect: Every third attack, Udyr engulfs the enemies in front of him in flames, dealing magic damage.

This skill is a great skill for jungling udyr and could be nice for a solo top udyr too. It can be used for cleaning a lane is a short time. In this guide we are using Tiger Stance as main damage source, so ( in this case ) i see this skill as an utility for cleaning lanes.

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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

We will max together Tiger Stance and Turtle Stance because in this way you will have the right balance between damage and survivability. If you are dominating your lane and you can manage your mana quite well you can just max Tiger Stance and max Turtle Stance second.

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How to combine your skills

early farm

last hit minions and use Tiger Stance if you need a little boost, active Turtle Stance if you need to stop an incoming damage and stay in Turtle Stance if you need to restore health or mana.
jungler gank or simple attack

reach 3 stacks of your passive, than active Bear Stance and stun your enemy, active Tiger Stance and hit him with the atcivation effect and some autoattacks. Now there are two cases:
1) the enemy fight with you: switch between Tiger Stance and Turtle Stance
2) the enemy run away: if you can kill him run with Bear Stance stun him and attack him with Tiger Stance
fast clear of a lane

just attack the minions switching between Tiger Stance and Phoenix Stance
team fight

1) select the target that should be killed first
2) active Turtle Stance gaining the shield
3) active Bear Stance and stun him
4) active Tiger Stance and attack him with your active effect plus three passive stacks.
5) if they are targetting you switch between Turtle Stance and Tiger Stance. if they are not targetting you switch between Tiger Stance and Phoenix Stance. Remember to stun your target each 6 second activating Bear Stance

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Wriggle's Lantern: you MUST HAVE this item cause it provide you armor, lifesteal, damage and first of all free wards for avoid to be ganked.

Mercury's Treads great items cause give you tenacity. you can replace this item with Ninja Tabi if you are facing two phisical champion.

Trinity Force this item is great for you. It gives you all the stats that you need and his passive will gives you a lot of bonus damage. I think this is the best item for Udyr.

Wit's End this item is very good for Udyr. It gives you a nice boost of damage combined with Tiger Stance, and it gives you some nice magic resist too. It can be a good and cheaper alternative to Trinity Force
philosopher's stone

Frozen Heart and Randuin's Omen are great defence items. In my opinion you need one of them. In my opinion with this build i preffer Randuin's Omen cause it scales better with Atma's Impaler. These items ( Randuin's Omen+ Atma's Impaler ) will give you a lot of armor and a nice bonus damage, with a nice activation too.

Force of Nature and Banshee's Veil one of these items will give you the magic resistence that you need. For my build i preffer Banshee's Veil cause it will work fine with Atma's Impaler and the shield, combined with your Turtle Stance grants you a lot of survivability. But Force of Nature is a nice item too.

philosopher's stone is a great early item cause it makes you restore health and mana quite quick, letting you to stay in your lane longer.

Hexdrinker this item should be your choice as first item after philosopher's stone and Boots of Speed if you are facing a magic damage enemy.

in this way you can stay in lane for a long time with no fear. Go back for the first recall when you can buy philosopher's stone and Boots of Speed

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Udyr is not my favourite jungler champion, but he is surelly one of the best junglers in the game. There are mainly two tipes of build for him:

Tiger: this setup focuses on burst the ganked enemy, thanks to the high damage of your Tiger Stance.

Phoenix: this setup is great in my opinion, it gives you a little less damage than your Tiger Stance setup, but thanks to the great AOE damage of Phoenix Stance it makes Udyr one of the faster jungler in LOL , allowing you early ganks and a great scale during the game when team fight begins.

masteries and items coming in the evening, now i need to work ;)