Udyr Build Guide by MrCoon
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Well I admit I did draw inspiration from two guides, by Redmercy and Elementz, but I have tweaked and changed so much through exerperimentation and testing, only the core concepts remain, and they are Basicly shared with almost any other Udyr guide you'll find. This guide is still being heavily tested but for the most part it's very useful. I like to keep it short and sweet, so please don't downvote just because I didn't make this my Udyr thesis.
8/28/11 Build created
8/29/11 Did some rearranging of the skills, after some testing. More sustainable and runeless-friendly. Inserted WiP of Jungling chapter. Adjusted items. More health, a little more dps. Adjusted items chapter accordingly
9/2/11 after more tests, scrapped the phoenix part of the build. As of now, is more OP. Basicly redid guide.
You may have noticed the weird set of runes, as you hardly see any dodge runes anymore except on maybe Jax. This is all explained in Elementz's guide, which if you're reading this, you've probably already seen. I love the idea of stacking dodge as much as possible, and the small difference in a lack of Greater Seal of Armor traditional to Junglers is worth having every 1 out of 4 or 5 hits not even count (especially when facing off those cheap AD carries like Tryndamere, Master Yi, and Xin Zhao). I added the traditional marks from Redmercy's guide since they help with Tiger stance a lot. Lastly, I just added Greater Glyph of Magic Resist from traditional jungler rune builds.
During testing I found that Udyr lacks in damage early game due to the fact that you are relying soley on a half upgraded Tiger Stance to do all your damage. That's why after you get your first 2 core items, you will then rush . Also, you can get either Banshee's Veil or Force of Nature, your preference. Past that, it's pretty straightforward. If you want you can replace Wriggle's Lantern with The Bloodthirster or Zeke's Harbinger if you want to give your team an edge in a team fight. Sunfire Cape is used for extra dps, plus a nice health boost. The order in which you buy Trinity Force is situational. An average game I would get , , and lastly. If you are being fed, switch Phage and Zeal. If you are doing poorly, get , , then .
Well this section will tell you how to use your skills if you are new to Tiger Udyr, or to Udyr as a whole. Basicly, you will use your as much as possible, switching in between and (and if you are below 50%). Maxing out Tiger Stance ASAP is priority #1. If you are ever low on health and you have , go into the jungle with Turtle Stance and regain it quickly.