Udyr Build Guide by Andoralson
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Hello, here's my second guide on Mobafire.com, this time about Udyr, the Animal spirit. I felt like i HAD to write down a guide cause like every other character I play, I start playing with a certain guide and I ALWAYS change it to fit my playstyle. Don't forget that this build has been made for a Tanky-DPS style Udyr, not like the fully AD glasscannons that I often see.
Udyr is a very strong Tanky DPS and one of the best junglers, who is specialized in taking out carries, disrupting his foes and soaking damage for his teammates. He has good health, good mobility with his Bear Stance and a good variety of skills to face differant situations. These abilities will be described later in this guide.
Enjoy my guide about Udyr, the Jawbreaker.
-This is the link to the build of Restrictnine, from which I 1st learned about Udyr.-
Monkey's Agility (Innate):
Udyr's attack speed is increased by 10% and dodge chance by 3% for 5 seconds each time he switches stances. This effect can stack up to 3 times. Switching stances sets off a 1.5 second global cooldown.
This is one of the best passive in the game IMO. 9% dodge and 30% Attack speed at all time in late game (Because you'll always be switching stances) is just extremely strong. Use it often.
Tiger Stance (Q):
Activation: Udyr's next attack will deal magic damage over 2 seconds. Udyr has 5 seconds or until he switches stances (whichever gives more time) to proc this attack. 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.
Alot of people argue about Tiger Stance being better than Phoenix Stance, but both are just as good in differant ways. Tiger Stance is very strong for single-target DPS, Taking out towers and burst damage.
Turtle Stance (W):
Activation: Udyr gains a shield, for up 5 seconds, that absorbs damage.
Persistent effect: Udyr's attacks cannot crit, but he restores a percentage of his damage as health and mana.
This stance is what makes Udyr a good jungler, and probably the only reason he CAN jungle. The shield is not alot of damage, but it is enough to take enough damage to let you jungle and it can save you from Children of the Grave, Requiem and Ignite. The passive Regen is also very good to regain health on minions and can help you to stay alive on dragon at early levels.
Bear Stance (E)
Activation: Udyr gains increased movement speed for a few seconds.
Persistent effect: Udyr mauls his target with such force that they are stunned for 1 second. This effect can only occur once every 6 seconds on the same target.
This is the skill that makes Udyr what he is. The movement speed is amazing and the stun every 6 seconds is magic. Bear Stance gives you the movement speed you need to catchup with the enemy or run away, and a stun that keeps your target near you or interrupts channeling abilities like Katarina's Death Lotus or Nunu's Absolute Zero.
Phoenix Stance (R):
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 is, IMO, your best stance, with Turtle Stance, in the jungle and until mid/late game. The active's so great even after you get into another stance. It farms minions like crazy and combined with Tiger Stance it does amazing DPS.
.Runes, Masteries and Summoner Spells.
Greater mark of desolation: I dont believe i could've used anything else.
: Gives you an easy time in the jungle. Could've used dodge seals too.
: Defenses are always good.
: Great for alot of junglers ( Udyr, Warwick, Xin Zhao, Cho'Gath, etc), helps you with Phoenix Stance's Passive.
21-0-9, always good. Some crit, more damage to minions, 4% more damage and 15% more duration on Blue and Red buff (Really important). Often tempted to remove the point in Havoc to get the 2nd rank in Utility mastery.
: Helps you alot to:
1st: Run away
2nd: Catch up/Chase
: Gives you a way faster/safer jungle.
The Atma's Impaler is the item that will never be the same for every games. If everything goes well i'll buy it, but otherwise i'll take something else.
Heavy Magic Damage dealers? Force of Nature or Quicksilver Sash
Heavy Physical Damage dealers? Sunfire Cape or Thornmail
ALOT of HP? Madred's Bloodrazor
If im being focused down but there is no particular type of damage i'll go for Guardian Angel
Your role as a jungler is to travel across the map to kill monsters in the differant camps. While doing that, you have to gank the differant lanes to help your team push their lanes, get kills and to keep their lanes when in a difficult position. You also have to make sure by placing wards that the other team doesn't kill the dragon, which would give them 190g.
The solo lane should always be TOP, to make sure the duo-lane is ready to help you with the dragon if someone shows up when attempting to kill it.
1.Start with a Cloth Armor and 5x Health Potion. Go to the brushes surrounding the Ancient Golem with your partner in mid to make sure the other team doesnt gank you. At around 1:45 head to the Ancient golem and when he appears, ask your mid to leash (Use Auto-Attack or a skill so the golem tries to catch him, letting you time to hit the golem a few times. Use your Phoenix Stance when its off-CD and a Health Potion after you receive the 1st hit. When he's a little under half-health, Smite and finish him off.
2.Get to the wolves, focus down the big one, drink potions when you need to and switch between Phoenix Stance and Turtle Stance.
3.Get to the Wraiths, focus down the Blue one the same way you did with the wolves.
4.Go the two golems, kill them but don't use your Smite.
5.Recall and buy your Boots of Speed and 1 or 2 Health Potion if you feel like you'll need it.
6.Go kill the Lizard Elder, drink a potion and use smite when it's almost dead.
From there check for ganking opportunities, look at the Solo lanes often, and clear you're jungle to earn gold/XP. Kill the dragon when you have time after lvl 6. And don't forget to use your free ward from you're Wriggle's Lantern.
This may not be the best guide around, but it works sooo well with me. Rarely lose with him, about 7/8 of my games with Udyr are victories. Remember that it doesnt matter if your score sucks. This is a TEAM GAME and the goal is VICTORY. Don't play for your stats, play for your team, this brings so much more satisfaction.
Enjoy this guide and leave me constructive comments so I can make this guide better.