Udyr Build Guide by Rexranger1
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Hi, my name is Rexranger1, I'm fairly new at league(started near the end of season 3), and this is my first guide on MOBAFire. Udyr is my main and i mostly play him in the jungle but occasionally ill go top with him as well, but that's for later.
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
Greater Mark of Attack Damage
Greater Quintessence of Cooldown Reduction
Greater Seal of Armor
MasteriesFury and Sorcery give you attackspeed and cooldown reduction that are essential to splitpushing with Udyr. Butcher and Feast are fairly common jungle masteries that give you more sustain in the jungle. Finally pretty much all the remaining masteries in the Offense tree are just for more and more scaling AD that does the most damage to objectives like towers. As for the Utility masteries, Fleet of Foot gives you more movement speed, a key part for ganks and Pekeing the enemy inhibitors and nexus. Meditation and Strength of Spirit give you more regens on health and mana, and the Alchemist and Culinary Master masteries give you the Total Biscuit of Rejuvenation and extend potion and elixir timewhich is always a good benefit.
These are the items Addressed from the core to the questionable:
This is pretty much the only spirit item that i would recommend on Udyr. If you wanted Spirit of the Elder Lizard or Spirit of the Specrtal Wraith then you would do a bit more damage but it would be harder to towerdive early on without the extra health, I wouldnt rely on your mid tanking tower when you dive mid so this is the best all around Spirit item for Udyr, oh and the tenacity is really nice for not being Fiddlesticks Terrify for 2.25 eternities.
This gives you a bit of everything and Udyr benefits from all of it.
This is really the only boots i build on Udyr. Ive tryed Boots of Mobility before, but i like the dive potential of the armor on the tabi's better. As far as Mercury's Treds go, I wont build them unless they have 3 AP champs on their team ad I get tenacity from Spirit of the Ancient Golem and Zephyr.
20% CDR, MR, and health regen as well as a good chunk of Health.
AOE always on magic damage, Health, and Armor another standard item for Udyr in my opinion.
More cooldowns, lots of mana and armor so this is a solid pick and should probably be picked up in almost every match given that something more situational isn't in order.
Now to explain some situational items.
This should really only be build to break a siege on the enemy base in the late game, other than that i wouldn't normally build it.
K. Community. Plz. I don't know what this new brilliant idea was that someone had, probably a Voyboy stream, but STOP BUILDING THIS ON MEELEE CHAMPS! Seriously, i wouldn't build this on any champ except for Teemo.
This is definitely more orient if you go for top lane Udyr but when i build it in the jungle its not for the tenacity but for the attackspeed so i can walk up to a tower and just destroy it quickly and GTFO.
Skill SequencePhoenix Stance sequence that i have shown. I your top or go for an early invade and basically live in the enemies jungle in the early levels the its up to you to decide if you want Phoenix Stance for faster farm or if you just want to keep catching out the enemy jungler with Tiger Stance. if your top i would just go Tiger Stance in general, helps you win lane easier with the overtime physical damage applied the first 2 hits of every stance activation.
Bread and butter Jungle summoner spell.
I like this more than Flash on Udyr as it helps you gank better with the increase movement speed and not being forced in a single direction like Flash does, If you mess up the Flash or the enemy jukes it, your Bear Stance is going to have a hard time catching the champion you ganking if they still have Flash up.
As much as i prefer Ghost, this is till useful for gap-closing and escapes.
this is essencally for top lane Udyr only. Splitpush Teleport into a fight or porting in onto a ward in the enemy base with homeguard for a hasty xPeke victory is always great.
With Udyr you want to make a full jungle clear before you go into a gank unless there is a lane without any escape other than flash such as Fiora, then i would kill blue, then wolves wraiths and red for level 3 and go for an early gank on that lane and just bring your tent cause you should camp and snowball that lane the whole laning phase. Though if you do this make sure you are farming constantly, this includes the enemy jungle as well, live in their jungle if you need to but be aware of counter ganking and the enemy jungler's position, don't let your buffs get stolen, your mid is better without blue if it means keeping it on you instead of the enemy jungler. Don't forget to ward, i've stolen so many blues because the enemy jungler didn't ward the bush next to it when it came time to go get it.
This is where your actions in the early game can make or break your chances of winning. you probably have close to a full build by this point or at the least 3 items if things didn't go your way through the rest of the game and you should be putting serious tower damage now. once you get 4 full items (ie: Golem, tri, tabi's and spirit visage or sunfire)you should check to see if you have vision of all 5 enemy players and if you do you can walk up at full health to an enemy inhibitor turret and solo tank it without minions and destroy it simply by starting off with Turtle Stance and constantly triggering your Monkey's Agility passive by switching between Turtle Stance, Phoenix Stance, and Tiger Stance. Yes, Udyr is one of the few champs that can do this.
If you feel you need to be in a teamfight to win then by all means to so, but getting an inhibitor in a 4v5 is worth the risk as it adds tons of pressure to the enemies to stay at their base and defend instead of pressing an advantageous teamfight and caturing objectives like baron or going for a win.
Also, if you go for a backdoor inhibitor or turret, make sure you have Ghost up so you can escape, or you have a good chance of dying when trying to escape.
Udyr is a good all-around jungler that when played well can carry hard in the late game. while he can be easily kited, his Bear Stance can help him catch up quickly. Farm your jungle and farm your other jungle (the one that some call the enemy's jungle, but we know its actually yours as well).
Get buff hungry, only give blue to mid if they are doing well (like 3 kills but 10 minutes well) else you could just be giving the enemy free blues. You are as mana hungry as may midlaners and its technically YOUR blue in YOUR jungle, its up to you if they deserve it or not.
Also, if your playing top Udyr the splitpushing should only be done if you have a tanky jungler like Nautilus, Xin Zhao, or a tank build Vi. Else you should be with your team when teamfight stage comes around, but the always farming still applies. Make it (as Dyrus once said) "A great 4v4 matchup".
Once again thank you for checking out my guide, tell me how to improve it in anyway possible so that i can fix whatever may be wrong with this one and make better ones in the future!