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League of Legends Build Guide Author trialexcs

Volibear : Pawning is my job [Offtank]

trialexcs Last updated on December 26, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Offense: 1

Honor Guard

Defense: 11

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 18

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Welcome on my very first build!
As of November 29th, the new champion Volibear made his appearance within the lore of League of Legends. He is an impressive tank with an insane full scale damage abilities that I'm sure, will make everyone trembles in fear!


- Volibear is tanky
- Can shut down low life targets
- Excellent tracker
- Good initiate
- Can solo any AD champ


- Less resistant in teamfight
- Except Frenzy your ability damage is weak
- Very dependant on early game farm / kills (costy build)
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First off, let's see his abilities in details :

Rolling Thunder
Volibear's movement speed increase, enabling him to damage the enemy and to fling him behind
This ability is more likely the most suited for tracking and chasing an enemy champion. You do want to have it when a carry try to escape the teamfight. This ability only gives movement speed bonus while chasing an enemy. Running away won't give any bonus speed

Volibear instantly deal damage to a single target, scaling according to its bonus health points.
This ability is going to be the one you will max. You just do want to see how you can destroy an enemy champion with it. This skill must however be used when the target have less than 50% of its health points so you can truly benefit from it.

Majestic Roar
Volibear lets out a powerful roar that damages and slows enemies. Minions and monsters are feared as well.
This ability is well suited for teamfights and ganks. You slow the enemy and fear the minions, which allows you to track the enemy without worrying about your health by minions.

Thunder Claws
Volibear channels the power of the storm causing his attacks to blast his targets with lightning that bounces to other nearby enemies.
Awesome. This ability is to be used in teamfights as much as you can. The bonus damage dealth is great, and it does it to 4 other targets, which are more likely to be champions.

Chosen of the Storm [Passive]
Volibear heals rapidly for a few seconds when his health drops to a critical level.
This makes Volibear an over powering champion. More you have life, more the passive heals. How many times will the AD carry will try to kill you because he sees you low life? As much as he dies!

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Recommended Runes


Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed

Greater Seal of Scaling Armor

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist

Greater Mark of Armor Penetration
Greater Quintessence of Swiftness
This quintessence allows Volibear to be fast. Why choosing Quintessence of Swiftness over any others? Because Volibear makes an incredible tracker to bring down an opponent. With three Quintessence of Swiftness you are going to run fast, fast!

Greater Mark of DesolationGreater Mark of Desolation
You do want to deal damage. Whereas Frenzy comes it deals physical damage. Since we're going to use an offtank build with Atma's Impaler, we do want to do a great combination with Frenzy as well :-D

Greater Seal of DefenseGreater Seal of Defense
In any case, Volibear has no choice but to be either a melee or a tank. That is why some Armor per level allows you to be tanky. Why choosing Armor per level instead of flat armor ? Because the build is focusing on health. You start tanky, and end tanky.

Greater Glyph of Shielding
Same as above, the Greater Seal of Defense, but this time we're focusing on some magic resist. Who knows, maybe the other team will have some good AP carry!

Recommendable Runes

This is more depending on your game style. However, here is few runes that would be, in my humble opinion, be fit on Volibear. Any Flat armor / magic resist is also viable.

Greater Quintessence of Health

Greater Seal of Scaling Mana Regeneration

Greater Mark of Armor

Greater Seal of Armor

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
Greater Quintessence of Fortitude
Some good old flat hp Quintessences. I totally do approve. With Volibear's Frenzy, it does suit well and enables him to stay a great tank early game. So if you feel going full tank, those Quintessences are a great choice.

Greater Seal of Clarity
Are you an ability spammer, or is it just you are staying alone in your lane too long? Well, these are surprinsigly good. Seals of Clarity gives you just a good amount of mana regen all along the game. But I'd say I put these recommended, but Volibear doesn't consume a lot of mana. So it is based on your play style.

Greater Mark of Resilience
Feeling more tanky? You can replace the Greater Mark of Magic Penetration by those, it will allow you more tankyness early and along with Greater Seal of Defense you will have a nice amount of armor by mid and late game.

Greater Glyph of Warding
Maybe you prefer having flat magic resist early game? However, the bonus it gives compared to Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist is a bit less, and since it will be rare for Volibear to begin against an AP character that will have already 40 AP, I do recommend Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist. However, these still works like a charm!

Greater Seal of Resilience
Just as the Greater Mark of Armor, some flat armor is always welcomed with Volibear. Keep in mind the bonus over time is less than Greater Seal of Defense.

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Summoner's Wrath
This mastery surprised me well. It is very offensive early game and very defensive late game. While exhausted, the victims are completely useless. Less armor and magic resist. If you took Frenzy as first ability, you will destroy your target within something around 10-15 seconds, no joke.

Greed, Swiftness and Awareness
Since we're going offtank, we'll need to be ready to sacrifice a couple of minions. However, with the fast experience gained and the gold accumulated, you stay in the game. As of Swiftness, I just do feel that Volibear needs it. He's a tracker, after all.

As the rest of the masteries, they more likely to allow you to survive early game, with some decent supplementary armor and magic resist. Because we're offtank, I did not really consider the Offense tree because we're going to use our abilities.

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Items (or How do I destroy all the game)

The items sequence will be based considering few factors :

  • We'll seek for survivability
  • We'll seek for destruction of the enemy
  • We'll tank a turret and 2-3 champions

Starting Items

Starting item: Ruby Crystal

Ruby crystal is probably one of the less popular starting items. Usually a champion will probably go for Doran's Blade or Doran's Shield (considering offtanks). However, with Volibear, you do want to get the maximum of life. With this one, you have 180 bonus health points, and so your Frenzy ability should deal around 120 damage at level 1-2-3 (depending the sequence you chose).

Alternative starting item: Boots of Speed + Health Potion

This combo is never a bad start, for almost any character. For Volibear, this is also an excellent start. It enables him to track an enemy early instead of being outranged fast. However, if you are going to use this starting combo, then you are better going off using Quintessence of Health as main runes.

First fall back

Heart of Gold

Heart of gold is one of those items that I use the most, since I am often playing tanks and offtanks such as Jarvan IV, Garen, Malphite and etc. The gold received by heart of gold seems little, but becomes signifiant all through the game.

The first time you are coming back at spawn, you should be able to afford Heart of Gold and Mercury's Treads, if you don't have both already. Heart of gold will do some additional damage along with Frenzy, along with giving you survivability and gold. As of Boots of Speed, it is needed to track enemies that start getting their first boots as well.

Giant's Belt

Giant's Belt is a secure item. You won't regret from buying it. Without any doubt you are going to buy it because you want to grab our hand on that Warmog's Armor that you know people don't want you to get. When you are backing at spawn, if you got enough cash go ahead and buy this. However, do not fall back to buy it if you can afford to stay in lanes longer and push / kill. If you can get enough cash to get straight Warmog's Armor, then it's good game. Once you have Warmog, you deal a tons of damage.

Now you grabbed your hand on Giant's Belt, Frenzy should deal around 400 basic damage (without the famous 1%-1% ratio).

Core Items (We're getting serious are we?)

Mercury's Treads

Depending on how well the game goes, I'd priorize Mercury's Treads over Boots of Swiftness. Many people tend to use speed instead of tenacity, and, following the comments of Badass Prince Of LOL , I've looked into my good old Mercury's Treads. After few games of each, I've noticed how much Mercury's Treads are useful, especially against Morgana, Ryze, Taric, etc..

Warmog's Armor + Atma's Impaler = Atmog

This is too great to be true, but it is. Once you grabbed your "Atmog", this is the part in game where the enemy team should consider to surrender. Or, let put a situation where you get a bear running after you at deathly speed, flipping you within his comrades then..ah, you are dead. Now this is what you are, a beast.

In ordinary games, I do deal around 194 damage, only because of Atma's. Going in fights and doing some crits while flipping people is really fun. See their reactions when they get Frenzy on they 50% life.

Randuin's Omen

Randuin's Omen is a great item for Volibear. More life, cooldown reduction, and chance to slow the attack speed of the enemy that hits you. Plus, its unique active makes it very strong in team fights, whereas Volibear can sometimes lack due to its limited range of Majestic Roar. For me it is a late-game core items. Combined with Atma's Impaler and Frenzy, ouch!

Situational Core Items

Frozen Mallet

I can consider Frozen Mallet as a situational item. Depending on how the other team is built, Frozen Mallter can be considered good. You add some health, helping you to be tankier, and even stronger Frenzy. With Atma's Impaler,it just add even more damage. The slow can be good since you want to track down the survivors.

However, if the team has a load of, let's say Thornmail and armor, then you may want to look for another core item.

Sunfire Cape

Sunfire Cape. That's a classic. Dealing some AoE damage ? Sweet. Getting some bonus health, again? Even great! Getting some armor? Oh my, well built are we ? Sunfire cape is an item I'd take (if the other team wouldn't surrender) if the other team starts getting hard on me. I'll just show them my way of thoughts.

Banshee's Veil

Getting more health points, mana points, and some nice magic resist? We're talking now! This item is really good, especially if you are playing against Karthus. You should consider this item only if their AP is too strong, let's say a fed Brand. But it is always a welcomed item, along with Atma's Impaler.

Atma's Impaler

You have an excellent quantity of health points. Along with Warmog's Armor and Frozen Mallet, you will deal great damage, not only magic anymore. This item is an excellent, especially when you reach 4k health points!

Optional Items

Leviathan (Because you're strong and you know it)

Let get it straight right. If you are playing aggressive and it works, Levathian is an item you may want to consider. You receive a basic 180 health. Ok. You got an early assist, or even a kill? Now you're talking! 32 health per stacks is absolutely great! Fully stacked, you get a total of 820 health points and reduced damage taken of 15%. How can you not consider this if you are good ? The price is rather low once you get the Ruby's Crystal, which makes an early use really interesting.

Do not buy this item if you're past early-game state (aka level 6+). It is not worth, since a Warmog's Armor without stacks is better than Leviathan

Soul Shroud (Feeling like supporting?)

Yet another item with some nice health points. However, although I am not fan of this item on him, I cannot deny you can help people. Its unique aura gives a great 10% cooldown to you and your allies, as well as some sweet mana regen. In my opinion this item is not too much of a big deal. You should be using this item if you feel like your team is quishy on mana and have a bit much of cooldown reduction.


Okay. At first glance, this item is not optimal for Volibear. Let me convince you otherwise. Although I did not include it in core items, it is an item really powerful against AD champions. You get great armor, and a nice counter. As Volibear you want to solo an AD champion such as Pantheon, Xin Zhao & Garen. If they don't have lifesteal, they are done for with a single Frenzy blow.

Trinity Force

Need to be speedy? Need to be a bit tankier? Need a little more damage, life and mana? This item fits Volibear if you feel a bit more offensive. I'd replace either Frozen Mallet or Sunfire Cape by this, because its bonuses are great.

Rylai's Crystal Scepter

This item gives good amount of life, few APs and procs little slow. I put this item into Optional because the AP ratio of Volibear isn't high and therefore better items such as Sunfire Cape or Frozen Mallet are way more effective.

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Skills Sequence

I'll make this part short. Once you get the pattern it becomes easy to understand. I start with either Frenzy or Rolling Thunder. If you are confident enough, start with Rolling Thunder, you shouldn't regret it. Along with exhaust, you will have a good time laning with, let's say Master Yi or a Xin Xao.

Then, depending on which ability you chose, take the other one. Your third choice is Majestic Roar. You do want to maximize Frenzy & Majestic Roar along with Thunder Claws of course.

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Summoners Spells

Recommended Spells

Flash - Your Way Out

This is a spell that I always carry with me. Since you're probably going to initiate some team fights and ganks, Flash is going to be your favorite tool. Wether it is to escape or to track down the few survivors, flash is a standard spell that you wish to use.

Exhaust - It's dead, right?

As offtank, you can afford this spell. It reduces the target's armor by 10 and its magic resist aswell (with the mastery Summoner's Wrath . It means, you want to use it on the carries on mid-late game. However, early game, it allows you to do a fast kill.

Along with that, exhaust on a carry renders him useless. 70% reduced damage is big, and 45% reduced ability is also rather good. In a teamfight, your goal is to use exhaust on the carry and to shut him down as soon as possible (usually 3 auto attack + Majestic Roar + Frenzy).

Optionnal Spells

Ghost - Because minions are doing a wall

How many times you tried to track someone but you were blocked by a minion wall? Ghost is not bad for you, since that is your main role. Tracking someone is your ultimate goal. You cannot afford being blocked by a &?%?! wall full of minions.

Promote - Feeling like pushin'

If you are someone that love pushing a lane hard, promote can be good for you. However, I put it recommended although I'd rarely use it.

Ignite - Securing a kill

If you feel you are never lucky, get ignite. It will allow you to secure
some kills time to time. Why not?

Teleport - Solo'ing like a boss?

If you are solo'ing a lane, then you might desire to get teleport. It might as well helps
your partner for surprise ganks.

Not Recommended

Heal - Wait, what?

Why the hell would you get heal? I mean, your passive Chosen of the Storm is abusive already. You technically cannot die once you reach 3k or 4k health points. You are not a support, you are off-tank. You want to kill, not to heal. Let your sexiness Sona and the goddess Soraka do that instead.

Clarity - Uhm. No.

Yet again, you are not a support. You are lucky since your abilities don't consume a load of mana, unlike many offtank, such as Jarvan IV. Let toss this out, you no need it.

Revive - Wait, you actually died?!

How can you die with that build, I mean, really...


You are not a support. You are technically not supposed to use this if you have a support in your team.

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Your Laning Partners

Good Partners - Cause it's a team play (Tier 1)

In a general case, you will be willing to help your carries.
  • Shyvana (AD) - Excellent partner! Great early damage, not too squishy. With a little teamwork, you should dominate your lane. However, she's often refered as better jungler, and you might prefer having a ranged with you.
  • Kassadin (AP) - Excellent partner. If he's not mid, take him with you. You will pawn with him!
  • Master Yi (AD) - A good partner. Starting with ABILITY ONE [Q] along with exhaust, you will do a first blood easily.
  • Singed (AP) - Overpower. You shouldn't technically be with him, but your partnership owns. You can flip someone to your turret fast.
  • Vayne (AD) - Really good. Yet again, you will do a kill very fast.
  • Gangplank (AD) - You will feed him. He will give you assists. good combo.
  • Tryndamere (AD) - A slow, with a flipping, wow, free kills and assists on the go.
  • Alistar (Support/Tank) - Your duo is overpower. Once you caught your target, it's gone.
  • Twitch (AD) - He got slow, can get invisible. If you want him to be fed, good game.
  • Rammus (Tank) - If he's not jungling, laning with you is strong when well coordonated. Nobody can really escape alive.
  • Pantheon (AD) - Kill secured. Good stun, flipping behind. Hopefully they'll turret dive >:D
  • Renekton (AD) - A stun, great damage, good resistance, great partner.
  • Malphite (Tank) - A slow, great resistance, great ult, this guy is surprinsigly good.
  • Shaco (AP/AD) - An AP Shaco will allows you to stack fast a Leviathan, by both assists and kills.
  • Riven (AD)- If not solo'ing top, Riven is an excellent partner, you will get kills fast with her stun and own your lane.
  • Miss Fortune (AD) - Strong, small slow, just enough to push your lane.
  • Poppy (AD) - Truly strong duo. Deal tons of damage fast. You definitely want to lane with him.
  • Blitzcrank - Great duo if Blitz has good skillshots. Once caught, the enemy has no chance to live.
  • Ashe (AD) - Great partner that slows the enemy. A well placed flip is strong, let Ashe get fed and stack a Leviathan, good job.
  • Nunu (AP) - Funny duo, terribly strong. Good slow with the ice ball, ultimate if needed, the enemy is going to have hard time.
  • Nocturne (AD) - Strong duo, if he's not jungling, Nocturne shall bring great damage on the enemy, and you can always finish the job if needed.
  • Jax (Hybrid) - Great partner, great damage, has stun, good duo in overall.
  • Caitlyn (AD) - Great damage, awesome range, the traps also restrict the enemi movement. One mistep and he's dead!

Less good partners (Tier 2)

  • Shyvana - Great partner, deals good damage. Absence of CC makes the duo harder to use.
  • Mordekaiser - Huehue Morde es #1! Not anymore, but good damage and a good start isgreat for Mordekaiser that can help your team later in game.
  • Anivia - Great wall, allows you to catch up with enemies. Has also good stun. However, always preferable to let her mid tho.
  • Gragas - Good damage, he's not squishy, high sustainability. He got good belly jump ;-)
  • Leona - She's tank, she stuns, but her range is as limited as yours, and therefore kills are hard to get.
  • Shen - He's tank, he taunts. Decent partner if well played, kills aren't often though.
  • Amumu - He'stanky, he stuns, decent partner if he lets you the kills. However you shouldn't depend on him. He could be more useful to another carry.
  • Garen - Great damage partner, with a silence, good tracker too. However, limited range too.
  • Janna - She slows, create a strong shield. However, she would be more useful to another ally. Her passive applies on you globally anyways.
  • Fizz] - He's good, but he's better mid, and he's better with a support.
  • Taric - Good stun, great heal. Great combo but you'd prefer
  • Xin Zhao - Great guy, deals good damage, but he'd be better with someone like Taric.
  • Jarvan IV - Powerful ally, but he'd be better solo'ing top, or jungling.
  • Yorick - Powerful ally, but he is better solo'ing top, since he needs a tons of farms. Great slow, however.
  • Katarina - Good duo if your goal is to feed her. If she's not mid, can be good choice. However, try to get a Leviathan soon.
  • Akali - Good duo, really strong, but Akali should be solo'ing like a true ninja.
  • Kennen - Kills guaranteed, however why isn't he mid?
  • Nasus - Overpower slow. Overpower Siphoning Strike. He is, however, farm hungry. Solo top is his best spot.
  • Trundle - Not bad, not good. However, a jungling Trundle is stronger!
  • Xerath - He should be mid but, his range and his stun is definitely strong with you. The enemy is tracked...dead.
  • Sivir - If she's not alone in mid, then it's a decent partner, with good damage. Not the optimal choice, though.
  • Annie - She's strong, she got a stun, but, she's better be solo'ing mid because she needs to get good farm and level fast.
  • Karthus - He deals decent damage, got a good slow, but he's better going mid, just like Annie.
  • Warwick - Good damage, good ult. Better jungler, tho.
  • Fiddlestick - Good fear, good skills, I do however prefer him jungler or solo mid.
  • Ryze - Great snare, great damage output. Once he spammed them, your job is to ensure the kill or flipping behind the enemy.
  • Irelia - She's not bad, but I've seen better combination. She deals decent damage but you need to be careful to not let her die.

Partner you shouldn't lane with (Tier 3)

  • Soraka - She heals, silence, regen mana... Nothing you really need there. You are better alone.
  • Sona - Except her ultimate, which stuns, she heals, gives few speed bonus. She could be useful to others.
  • Galio - Great tank, small shield, mm, he's better solo'ing mid as carry or being with a carry.
  • Karma - She's not bad, but, she is way more useful solo'ing mid or being with a squishy carry.
  • Lee Sin - Good player, but he's more an individualist, jungler than a partner. You shouldn'tlane with him.
  • Evelynn - Hard duo. Difficult to succeed ganks since the enemies will most likely buy vizion wards.
  • Brand - Please, tell me why he's not solo mid...

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Laning Phase

As an offtank, I recommend you to be aggressive. Numerous times I've been able to either take in the first blood or my partner was.

In the case you chose Rolling Thunder

If you took rolling thunder, try to get a hold with your partner so you don't miss a chance to get the kill. Volibear likes the bushes, and, any surprise attack is a good attack. Even if they stay careful, if you can manage to make them miss last hits, then it's already good.

Rolling Thunder + Exhaust is really good. I'd rather say start initiating with Rolling Thunder then exhausting the person. Doing this in the early levels (1-3) will allow you to destroy a target easily with a tier1 and tier2 partner.

In the case you chose Frenzy

Just hit the minions. Always be sure Frenzy is ready and up to be used on an enemy. If your partner can surprise them by bush, or is it just by getting closer to them, using Exhaust and few hits + Frenzy will at least bring your victim at 20% health.

If not, maybe it is because it was a tank. Always aim for the carry, or less defensive/tankish. If you aim the tank, at least be sure your exhaust spell is up.

In the case of Majestic Roar

Oh well. Guess can't be helped, but fearing minions is always a good thing when attacking an enemy champion..I guess. I'd suggest you to at least grab Rolling Thunder. Slowing and flipping, not bad I guess!

Levels 3-6

Starting level 3, you do want to get some additional gold. You technically have your 3 abilities, your exhaust up, and ready to kill. Maximize your Frenzy and Majestic Roar so you can deal fair amount of damage early. Frenzy is, in my opinion, more powerful than Garen's ultimate.

Upon reaching level 6, you either kill or fall back at base getting AT least few items of the build. I always suggest you to get Heart of Gold as soon as possible with the boots. You do not want to miss gold too much and you can't afford to be outranged by speed.

Needing gold? Okay...

Sometimes you just can't get a kill. It is even possible that Singed rock your *** off your lane. Then you will probably need to stack Heart of Gold and Philosopher's Stone. This is really good how much gold over you'll get. Only use this if you feel like the other team has outfarmed you.

Technically, you should be owning the laning with any tier 1 or tier 2 partners. Try to be the first to destroy the turrets, then go help mid, bot, top etc.. Initiate the ganking phase.

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The Jungle

Volibear is an excellent jungler. He has Majestic Roar that allows him to fear neutral monsters such as the golems, wraiths and wolves. So here's few tips for jungle.

Why Jungling With Volibear

Although jungling Volibear is not my number one choice, he's still, in my opinion, in tier 1 junglers. He has great survability and good spells allowing him to jungle rather fast.

Yet again, I do prefer a solo top Volibear or laning one, rather than jungle, but that is considering my own gameplay style. When I jungle, I do prefer Trundle, Lee Sin and etc.

Jungling Items :

I do start with Doran's Shield. Weird at first, but I found it rather good on Volibear, considering Frenzy, armor and life. I also saw that CLG member saintvicious used it too, and I'll be honest saying that he's the one that inspired me for this item, as well as he inspired me into Jarvan IV.

Third and fourth item: Boots of Speed + Ward

I chose Boots of Speed as second item because I never felt when playing Volibear that I needed any more defense or life steal. Adding few wards, your jungling is fast, useful, and allows you to gank easily with your little fling.

jhoijhoi's blog post, see ward part, clear short and correctly explained.

Next items

Next items will more likely to be the same sequence as earlier above, following my general build on Volibear. I will, however, insist on the fact that you must ward, which is a important responsability of the jungler. You will be mostly responsible to ward the top lane and mid lane. Try to get your bot lane warded either by you or another player that is located below.

Don't forget that map awareness is one of those main factors between successful ganks and successful escapes.

Jungle Runes

I do suggest you to go straight flat defense and magic resist, instead of armor per level and magic resist per level. This is one of those case where having early tankyness is welcomed.

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Ganking / Teamfights Phase


When ganking you will want to be at least 2 to secure a kill. If you are alone, be sure you don't miss your fight. Rolling Thunder has to be used only when the target is trying to escape. For example, I ganked Caytlin alone on top. When she tried to use her escape skill, it did not work because once she launched it on me, I throwed her behind me. She died rather fast.

Also, try to know where your enemies are. Never gank if you only see 1 enemy on the map. It is more likely to be a bait. You can also play the bait, you know?


In teamfights, your role as head hunter will be to shut down their carry. I truly mean it. Don't forget Exhaust reduce considerably the damage output. Using it on a carry allows your team to not get killed too fast, and even reduce the enemy armor. If you are not too much focused, I do recommend you to bring the carry down with Frenzy + Majestic Roar at 50% of their health, when you have around 3k health points.

A team without their carry is done for, at least, this general rule works when you are not facing a Singed...Yea, him.

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Brainstorming + Conclusion

Volibear is a great champion, maybe even too much. What do you need to expect playing him ?

  • Getting focused a lot by CC's
  • Getting nerfed soon
  • Expected to be a jungler / tank only (to not pick the kills)

Getting Nerfed

I prefer seeing his future. I'm certain he'll be nerfed, and so, let prepare ourselves.
What would be nerfed? Frenzy and Chosen of the Storm are both abilities that makes him too much powerful.

Frenzy ratio on life is probably going to be nerfed, as well as his mana being raised. As of Chosen of the Storm, Riot will probably reduce his percentage of healing, which to me, would be fair enough.

In that case, the health + atma build wouldn't be bad and Volibear would remain one good melee champion. I'll also try doing an alternative builds, in this order.


This build will be subject to some supplementary updates and love. I do hope you read the whole guide, and I do strongly welcome comments that will help to improve it. If you want to post screenshots / videos of you using this build, just send me it in comments and I'll look for it!

Have fun pawning your enemies ;-)

P.S. If you ever wanted to try some good builds, I'd strongly recommend this one:
Augman's Guide for Mordekaiser

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Games log

Exemple of scores with this build (if you did a game too with my build go ahead and show!) :

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Changes Logs

As of December 8th

  • Corrected Skill Sequence ( Frenzy@level 13)
Thanks to Yippy for his contribution to this log !

As of December 6th
  • Added Shyvana in tier 1 partners, in laning partner

As of December 3rd 2011: Thanks to Varstfor his contribution for this log!

As of December 2nd 2011:
  • Added Anivia into tier 2 laning partner
  • Changed Gragas to tier 2 instead tier 3 laning partner
  • Added Mordekaiser to tier 2 laning partner
  • Added "Games Log" section.
  • Added Shyvana into tier 2 laning partner
Thanks to Therolyk, Augman for their contributions to this log!

As of December 1st 2011:
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