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Every once in a while, there comes a champions so controversial that even the executives can’t agree on what to do with them. Some might claim that the combination of two awesome elements can only yield up an even greater awesome of truly epic proportions, while others might cling to the superstition that too much awesome isolated in one particular being can only lead inevitably to disaster.
The two awesome elements that we’re talking about in this case are, of course: bears and gigantic suits of armor.
For many of you, Volibear, the Thunder’s Roar is no doubt the best news you will get in the time of your natural lives. For others, we understand the anxiety that might accompany the thought of facing down a massive, armored bear. If you’re one of those summoners afflicted by a phobia of bear armory, we’ve arranged to include the following comic to help your face down your fears.
Rolling Thunder: Volibear drops to all fours and runs faster if chasing an enemy champion. The first enemy he attacks is knocked into the air.
Frenzy: Volibear's repeated attacks grant him additional attack speed. Once Volibear has repeatedly attacked four times, he can perform a vicious bite on his target.
Majestic Roar: Volibear lets out a powerful roar that damages and slows enemies. Minions and monsters are feared as well.
Thunder Claws (Ultimate): Volibear channels the power of the storm causing his attacks to blast his targets with lightning that bounces to other nearby enemies.
Chosen of the Storm (passive): Volibear heals rapidly for a few seconds when his health drops to a critical level.
Though the northern reaches of Freljord are some of the most unforgiving lands in Valoran, the Ursine have survived upon the region's barren, stormy tundra for centuries. As a fierce and respected warrior of the Ursine, Volibear devoted his life to the protection of his people and loyalty to his elder brother, the tribe's chief. When his brother was killed during a hunt on the tundra, the tribe looked to Volibear as his successor. It was an honor and a burden that Volibear had never expected, but he shouldered the charge with pride. However, by Ursine tradition, the tribe could not recognize Volibear as chief until he returned from a journey to the peak of their sacred mountain, a place forever shrouded in a thundering maelstrom. There, Ursine chieftains must speak to the storm itself, gaining clarity and wisdom to empower them as mighty leaders.
Donning the chieftain's traditional armor and enchanted gauntlets, Volibear began the long and perilous climb up the slopes of the mountain. When he reached the peak and gazed into the raging storm above, he saw a horrific vision of a Freljord utterly consumed by war. Amidst the carnage, the Ursine fell dead upon a bloody battlefield. Believing the vision to be an omen of things to come if he did not act against them, Volibear traveled to the capitol of Freljord. The Ursine had not ventured across the southern mountains in centuries and his appearance was met with unease. However, Queen Ashe recognized Volibear as a wise and powerful ally. In what Volibear considered the first step against a war-torn future, they forged an alliance. As part of their agreement, he joined the League of Legends in the name of a unified Freljord, representing the primal might of his nation on the Field of Justice.
''Few can weather the storm that follows in the wake of Volibear's roar.'' - Ashe, the Frost Archer
Community Spotlight: Vicious Volibear Art
Checkout this realistic and aggressive portrait of our favorite teddy bear (minus Tibbers), Volibear! The effects used on the snow and lighting really bring the creation to life and man does that bear look mean! When Volibear charges, people move. Fantastic work on this KSLR
Even simple artwork turns out to be amazing when done right! Just look the characterization! It portrays a good sense of detailing and creativity on what the subject was doing, which made this really cool for me. Follow JollyRawrger for more masterpieces!
Riot has started a new program that promotes fansites, so naturally we love it! They made some awesome picks for their first edition staring Volibear. One of our very own publishers, Protatomonster, was selected for their outstanding video guide, and a blog called “Surrender at 20” was selected for a text based guide. We are very proud of these fellow fansites, and we want to show our support by giving them today’s “Community Spotlight” here on LoLReport!
Volibear is our newest hero in the league, and he can be played in serveral ways. This video will outline how to play him in lane and jungle, whether it be solo top or duo bot. The options for this characters play-style are diverse, so fit him to your own niche within game and make him your own. No matter what you do, he heals a lot and nukes big!