Volibear Build Guide by iTzToniOP
[10.14] iTzToniOP's reworked Volibear guide. #15 Volibear EUBy iTzToniOP | Updated on July 9, 2020
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++8 ability haste
Threats & Synergies
We have to take care about Aatrox triple Q, if we avoid the third one then we're probably winning the trade. You'll need to get a kill or minion advantage for winning the lane after level 6. If you're not able to get it just hold the lane. Fight later with your team.
It's not so hard to win before level 6, just wait for the W to fade away and you'll get the favourable trade. If she reaches level 6 ahead... you better stay under tower, not even your passive can save you.
These kind of offensive bruisers are usually easy to beat post level 6. Camille is pretty good receiving ganks because of her E + R, always have control wards on your inventory.
I think Cho'Gath matchup is not so hard, the best way to counter the true damage is building HP, also, building tons of HP is what Volibear is all about.
The best thing is to ask for an early gank to your jungler so you can start ahead. Rush Bami's and Bramble Vest and you should be fine. Die just once against him and the lane is over.
I think it won't be hard for you to bully him pre lvl 6. After that, as soon as he ults you should avoid trading because theres no way you're winning.
So many ways of getting countered by her parry. You can kill her very early if you play it well but after that, the 1v1 becomes impossible. Rush bramble vest to make it easier for you.
Oh come on, his W is unfair! You will not be able to damage him, and if you do, he will heal with his passive. If you try to stunt him he will just run out with his Q.
This matchup was much easier before the rework but now it's unwinnable 1v1 unless he makes a mistake or underestimates you, just hold the lane. The other possibility is to trade when he gets Mega-Gnar. This will be the way of killing him after the first levels.
No one will judge you if you dodge this champion select. But if you don't try to trade just once you have cleared the tentacles. If you get cursed, stay frosty, just kill two tentacles and keep playing defensively. Try to bait her ult by making him think you're going all in but running out as soon as the opponents uses his R.
This is not hard at all but if you underestimate her damage and die early you'll be into a trouble. If the lane is tied and she ults you, don't worry, don't walk away, it will be worse. Just use your R, spam the W and try to win the trade. If you're near your tower it is possible to get away by jumping out.
Since the W now works as an autoattack, this matchup has became stupidly hard. Anyway, you have many tools to disengage if he tries to go in so hold your lane and try to be more useful later.
Against ranged champions always try to get sustain, don't hesitate to use your E for the shield and W for the HP so you can be able to farm.
This is another tricky matchup, try to trade him until he has almost no additional HP. If Skaarl is very low HP and you get the cooldowns, its all in moment. Try to wait until he wastes his W autos and go for the dismount.
You're not killing him but hes neither killing you. Just try to farm more than he does and try to be more useful later. This is one of those matchups where you should take advantage of your teleport to fight drakes or ganking bot.
Same as Malphite, maybe theres a chance of killing him before he gets his first tanky item.
Ask to your jungler for some help, you will need it. You can win by hitting lvl 6 before he does, but theres no way you can win a duel later.
Olaf hits his power spike when hes low HP so be aware of that.
I HATE this kind of laners. Ornn counters you in many situations. He can disengage, he receives ganks insanely and his sustain makes it a hard matchup.
Poppy was created to make me cry, to be honest. I suffer a lot when facing Poppy. If I try to get closer she runs, if I do it, she will q on the ground and hit me with her passive, slowing and making me lose the trade. Even if the lane phase is over and the game reaches minute 40, she can make you lose the whole game by hitting a home run when you try to engage.
Try to bait her E without wasting your cooldowns and trade just after.
It's not easy for us to win this matchup because we're getting outtraded at anytime. The key here is not to die so his utility decreases fast.
Theres absolutely no problem against Rumble, just hold on until lvl 6, after that try to go all in, you should be killing him, he will be so squishy.
You can counter his ultimate easily if you see him. Don't underestimate his damage at the beginning.
His E + W counters you, theres not much more to say, if you rush magic resist you won't be dying. If you hold the toplane fine, he will be useless later.
This matchup is difficult to explain. Killing him at the beginning is not so hard but at the same time he has a lot of tools for zoning you. Be careful, you'll probably get ganked a lot by the enemy jungler.
The lane is winnable but the way it is played is different. Wins the one that runs more. Rush mercs, you'll need them. After level 6 if you grab him far from his tower you'll always kill him or force his flash.
Even if you get 2 kills before you both get ultimate he always outscales you. Don't split push against him, he is better at doing that.
Take care of his fury level, you can win before he gets the 5 seconds invulnerability but take care about his lvl 2 critical hits. If you use your W when he is marked you'll heal up even if he is literally 1 HP, have that in mind.
Not much to say, this champion is designed for psycopaths and by psycopaths.
Easy matchup, don't die the first 5 minutes and the match is yours. Pay attention, if you're running behind him clicking on him once he becomes invisible you'll stop moving. Please, always move by clicking on the floor. The invisibility doesn't last for so long.
Don't get so punished by his Qs the first levels, it shouldn't threaten you so much later.
Yes, you will suffer. Try to priorize Yorick's minions when farming. Just go all in when his ult is out, if you dodge his jail when running you'll get the kill.
The Lulu + Volibear combo is way too OP. Every single champion that grants us movement speed fits so well in our team but if you can also become a shielded monster we got one of the strongest synergies of the entire game. Ideal for DuoQ.
Another strong combination. Zilean is the champion that gives the highest amount of speed to his allyes, furthermore if you die in the middle of the teamfight you can revive at 3k+ HP. Pretty insane.
Another shield support that will follow our mid game engages at the drake/nashor pit, after killing one enemy or if we get into a trouble she will just ult the rest of the team out.
Hello everybody and welcome to my own Volibear guide! First of all I will introduce myself, I am Antonio "iTz ToniOP" and I'm a spanish Volibear main. If you find some mistakes please notice me so I can fix it since it is not my native language.
Im currently one of the best 15 Volibear in EUW.
I've been playing League of Legends since 2012, when I started playing rankeds. I have climb from an ELO score of 550 (worse than the actual bronze IV) in season 2 to Diamond IV 6 years later.
I will teach how do I play my main champion, I will focus on how is it played in SoloQ on my own way. This means thet you'll probably find other guides that might suit your playstyle better than this one.
Demolish gives you the chance of getting free plates once you've killed or made the enemy go back to his base, which is so powerful.
For the secondary tree, Inspiration is insane since it allows you to equip Cosmic Insight and Biscuit Delivery, which allows us to achieve a 45% of CDR and insane sustain during the lane phase.
It's very important to also pick CDR on the third tree to get the last 10% of CDR we'll need so we'll just have to build a 30%.
Bami's Cinder. This is my favourite item by far, it gives you amazing stats for only 900 gold. This combines with Thundering Smash and Frenzied Maul perfectly. After it we'll go for the Frostfire Gauntlet, starting with the Glacial Shroud better than the Sheen as soon as possible.
The reason for building Bami's Cinder as our first item is that if we rush Frostfire Gauntlet as our first item, we will have no additional HP until minute 12 aproximately and that would be a little bit late.
If you're playing against an ability power champion such as Vladimir you can build Bami's Cinder aswell but before anything else you must priorize Spectre's Cowl and Spirit Visage
For the boots I choose Mercury's Treads, you cannot dash into the fight. The only way for you to get into the enemy team is to run more than they do, you need Tenacity for that. If you're playing DuoQ with a friend and he mains support, he can pick Lulu or Zilean, those combos are insane.
The key of the build is the Turbo Chemtank, it allows you to make the most savage engages.
Spirit Visage is the last core item I will be talking about, the healing you get with The Relentless Storm will be increased by a 30%. This means that if you have a maximum health of 3000 you will heal 900 once your passive procs. Combined with Spirit Visage this amount is increased to 1170 HP healed.
For the full build I really like how Sterak's Gage fits to this aggresive playstyle.
If you are not feeling tanky enough you can build Randuin's Omen as your last item.
Of course if the game is not over once you have got the full build keep buying Elixir of Iron.
- Great tank with amazing individual CC.
- Easy to play.
- Nice engages, you can comeback easily by landing on the right guy.
- Unknown champion.
- Weak against kite and poke.
- Blade of the Ruined King counters him so much.
- If you run too far from your teammates looking for the engage, they won't be able to follow you up.
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