Udyr General Guide by noobplayerlol
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example of final build
Other good items to get
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Lane or Jungle
Lane Udyr is viable in certain situations, but he is not made for solo top, he has certain qualities that make him suitable for top lane but he is more powerful in the jungle. Udyr is a good roamer and has the mobility and strength (without lane farm) to cause havoc in the enemy jungle. Jungle is just a better choice in S3, i'll show you what i mean later in the guide.
Flash, Ghost, Exhaust are your only options, nothing else. Smite is a no-brainer.
Take flash if there are a lot of AOE ults on the other team, for example: Galio, Fiddlesticks, Nunu. But in most circumstances Flash is always the better option. If the enemy jungler is a weak jungler take either ghost or exhaust and duel him in for his buffs, you'll most likely win 1 v 1 at lvl 2 if you don't get exhausted.
Masteries: Utility or Defensive
works very well pre 1.5k elo, move speed is TOO STRONGK people need to realise this
if you are really serious about this game, its the most optimal for udyr as it helps him not get kited.
AGRESSIVE 21/0/9 (or 21/9/0)
if you do this, your first clear will be fast, VERY FAST, probs 10 seconds faster but its not worth IMO
Fairly Simple max R then W then E, Phoenix Udyr is stronger than tiger Udyr in the jungle deal with it. But there are some times when you could go Tiger Udyr in the jungle, very rare and risky to go tiger in the jungle, there is a tactic i'll talk about it later in the jungle routes.
Max bear stance second if the teams are balanced or you are winning, because with tiger stance you do a lot of single target damage, so bear stance if better for chasing people down.
NOTE*** don't always follow this sequence, put points into any skill you feel like it, during the game things could turn out differently. For example someone invades when u hit lvl 2, and he fail smited, put a point in bear and chase...
Jungle Route 1 - THE BEST ROUTE
Udyr is pretty flexible with his jungling route, i will only show you the two main ways to jungle as Udyr, the rest are based on certain conditions, you need to learn yourself ;D
The is the easiest and most rewarding route you can take as Udyr, you must counter jungle do not just farm your own jungle like a lot of scrubs. Invade, invade, invade.
As a jungler you need to go balls deep in the enemy jungle or gank as hard as you can. But in s3 wards are easy to come by so ganking early is pretty hard. Instead if you do not get a chance to execute a good gank go and screw the enemy jungler.
This route is simple:
1. Wolves (always start on a small camp then a big camp)
3. Enemy Red
4. Back to your own jungle or continue stealing
Jungle Route 2
This is a more advanced route, ummm... you shouldn't do this route if you have unwilling team mates as you can get pretty low and use a lot of pots. But this route allows you to gank/ counter gank top ASAP if the enemy jungler is a lvl 2 ganker, e.g. Lee Sin or Shaco
4. Gank top or sabotage enemy red 8D
Oh yeah tell your top lane to guard your blue for a while.
There are a lot of jungle routes for Udyr but those two are the only two main routes you need to know, other ones require certain conditions. How ever i will post them here, you'll have to figure out how to execute them yourselves, this game is a learning game not a spoon feeding game.
These are like tactics that work but require some degree of luck and dependence on team compositions.
Items Items items
Alright... this game is all about adapting and learning from mistakes, so item wise i can not tell you exactly what and when to buy certain items. I can how ever explain when these items come in handy for Udyr. Alot of items are really strong on him so i'll just talk about the items you shouldn't get.
Don't get, not worth it, not even when you're fed, the crit chance is wasted and it just costs way too much, you can get better stuff for 4k.
Only when you're super fed and just ceebs to play legit, this item will never be a core item on udyr, just not worth it. Too expensive and sacrifices mid game tankyness.
Some would argue this isn't worth it, but at low elo (below 1.5k) this is a must have, it gives dragon and baron control, plus is makes you faster in the enemy jungle :D
Armor seems to be less useful in s3, not worth, because of the new meta for ad casters The Black Cleaver + Last Whisper you can't really stack armor <.> : Good item though if your support doesn't feel like buying
*you are either off tank or tank, your armor will get shredded on the front lines, you may as well stack health, just saying >.> , but nah armor is still unnecessary but it shouldn't be place above the need for health.
Is it worth it? yes it is... lol but, i think its not a late game item, in my opinion if you want to destroy late game Zephyr is better, but this item still makes you a monster, this is up to you. Either zephyr or wit's end, both solid items.
kk Lets talk about legit Items now.
Alright lets move on to the items that makes Udyr so strongk.
YES YES and YES. This item is strong (mid game, it falls of late game), it helps you jungle, push lanes, tank and looks cool. Its a good item to get if your doing well or need that mid game tankyness.
Who doesn't like health, the secret of the game HEALTH COUNTERS DAMAGE, it's legit. Good item, but don't rush it after boots unless you're fed and want to psych the enemy team... enemy team "OMG UDYR SO TANKY GG, SURREDNER AT 20". Not much to say, just a strong item, get it like third.
Underestimated item, insanely good, its pretty cheap and gives you almost the same stats as sunfire cape, its active make you very survivable, and good bait too. Don't forget about this item, very strong, get this like 3rd or 4th, or if you just like it 8D
Cool down reduction, too good, this is a core item, but in most cases you will finish building this later in the game. This item is ideal to rush if bot is feeding really hard, or if top lane is having troubles.
Core, you need this, you get kited, this helps you not get kited. The active will screw the enemy team. Active + Bear stance = Sona ult XD... just a great item, you can rush this, but the warden's mail component is enough for early-mid.
Last item or if you're getting combo'd too hard by casters like Brand or to piss off Karthus, not always a item to get, but is a very strong item, the spell shield is OP.
This is a sometimes item, don't always get this, but its a good item to get if you're having trouble against double AP teams.
This item is really strong on udyr, and on many other sustain freaks, Warwick, it gives you so much sustain and the active is very useful for those close fights. If you decided to go tiger udyr this item hurts... ALOT... lol very nice item, could be a core item.
Tactics TO USE
Always prioritize counter jungling and counter ganking, your pre 6 is very strong, you can definately beat most junglers at their red buff, careful of stealing blue, mid laners hate their blue being stolen :P so they will react quicker
You have a high chance of wining 2 v 2 and small skirmishes
Never back down (unless your like 10 hp), engage and disengage, as udyr you will get kited, but if you land your stun on someone you can kite them with your bear and phoenix stance all day lol
Oh yeah, Udyr is very good bait, very good bait, his turtle stance plus Locket of the Iron Solari you can bait 500+ health easy. Don't under estimate his turtle stance, although it does not heal upon use, it absorbs a ton of damage
****MOST IMPORTANTLY READ THIS****
WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEOS ON HOW TO PLAY UDYR, NOT ONLY THAT LEARN THE JUNGLE ROUTES OF OTHER JUNGLERS. I CAN TELL YOU NOW, IF YOU WANT TO BE GOOD AT THIS GAME YOU NEED TO LEARN TO PLAY OTHER JUNGLERS ASWELL.
Cheat sheet for match Ups
NOTE*** i base these on past experience, always go take the enemy red, or contest for it. If they're not there just take it and their golemns. MAKE SURE TO POT TO FULL HEALTH BEFORE ENGAGING ON MEDIUM DIFFICULTY JUNGLERS.
IT'S ALL BOUT EARLY GAME, SO I'LL MAINLY TALK ABOUT HOW TO DESTROY THEM EARLY IN THE GAME.
too slow not a threat until lvl 6, delay his lvl 6 by counter jungle hard, his first clear is fast, so just harass him in his jungle because you can out farm him in the jungle easy. If he's full health when he gets to red wait until his Hunters Call ends then try killing him. Don't fight him for too long.
You are a soft counter to him in lane, lee sin shines at lvl 3, but you can beat him at lvl 2, it depends if he has exhaust, you can't beat him if he does, but if he's just packing flash go kill him at blue, or steal it from him
Half health junglers have a bad time against udyr, just take his red and kill him at golemns, or if he does go straight to red, back off and wait. You can easly kill him or take his red. No sweat.
Squishy junglers gonna die, naut is easy to kill, but after his first clear his CC is annoying, you can kill him at red, or golemns. Easy kill.
Hmmm... coutner jungling is hard, because a skarner jungles pretty fast, he does get a bit low, but its hard to kill him, just farm your jungle and counter gank.
Squishy. Kill. NP.
He has a lot of damage, but you can kill him or cripple his jungle route, be careful he can gank lvl 2 decently, just go to his red, if he sees you, run. If he has ignite (for some reason) be very careful.
Fast at jungle, doesn't get that low, has good mobility, don't try stealing red, wait until she does it her self, then kill or cripple her.
He gets pretty low in the jungle, definitely try killing him at lvl 2. One time i killed chogath at his blue, his leashers left early and as he went to go gank top, i killed him. He's not a big problem, his CC is, but he would of gone vorpal spikes (or soemthing) at lvl 2 so just go ham on him.
depends, if he's low, you can kill him easily, but if he has full health, try not to engage, he hurts quite a lot. Be very careful of your own jungle, he has a very fast first clear, he may even counter jungle you. He will make it to red really fast so just wait for him.
He is VERY FAST AT CLEARING BUFFS, he will counter jungle your red, or finish his red very fast, his boxes will screw you over. How ever it is possible to beat him, you must counter gank top and bot, i suggest starting at red for this match up.
Note*** when waiting for junglers who have fast clears, don't start it until they get there, if they appear on the map somewhere else take it, NP.
Hope you have enjoyed
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