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Volibear Build Guide by NotoriousCR

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League of Legends Build Guide Author NotoriousCR

Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, Volibears out here!!

NotoriousCR Last updated on December 6, 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: 9

Honor Guard

Defense: 21

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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The story of Volibear

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

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This is my first guide on Moba and because I really haven't seen a guide with the same style as I use, I made a guide. I will show you how to abuse your powers with Volibear, as he has great speen, great damage, tank and best of all, he has a throw back. Everything will be explained in this guide, why I choose my runes, masteries, runes, items and more. I have tried jungling with Volibear but I just didn't see it working very well. (At least for me)

I hope you enjoy this guide, and please don't down vote unless you try it. And I will be updating this guide daily, and eventually finish it off.

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Summoner Spells

The 2 spells that I selected and is BEAST for Volibear is Surge and Heal . Now I will explain how and when to use these spells and just own the living **** out of everyone. Most of the time I would never of had thought of using these spells, but when I saw how abusive the can be for Volibear, these are just amazing.

This was made for Volibear! This and Thunder Claws is just BEAST, the added attack speed and Ap is what Volibear needs for his ultimate! And its even 12 seconds long, exactly as long as Thunder Claws . So just make the right choice and choose this spell if you want to own their entire team and get triple/quad/penta kills like nothing.

This is for his Chosen of the Storm as sometimes you may lose to much health for the passive to even kick in, so when your passive starts, use heal, and you will be back to more then half your health in no time! This spell makes you tankier, and even helps out your team mates.

Optional- This and Rolling Thunder is pretty much always escape, because of the intence speed. But as Volibear, I think Heal is just better as you become tankier and have a better chance to survive if you are targeted in a team fight. But the choice is yours.

Try not to use Flash over any of these spells, becaue you already have great escapes with Volibear. You have Rolling Thunder for the 45% extra speed, you have Majestic Roar for your slow (But they need to be right next to you for it to be in use). So just use these to escape, and if your passive comes up make sure you use Heal .

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Volibear's main source of attack damage is from his Frenzy and Thunder Claws so attack speed is very important for Volibear, not only to get the Frenzy to kick in as it boosts your attack speed by a great ammount and its also a great nuke, but its also good for Thunder Claws because then you will be able to hit more.

This will be good during the begining of the game. As you can run in and throw back without taking to much damage. These will also help you control your lane.

Same this as the Resilience except you take less damage from spells.

Adds a lot of needed Attack speed for your Frenzy and Thunder Claws so these are probably the best Quints for Volibear. Greater Quintessence of Health is also a good choice because it adds to Volibears passive and makes you a bit more tankier, but I perfer attack speed.

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Volibears Skills and how to use them

Choosen of the Storm size64
Very good passive, when your low on health this will get you back up on the fight. This and Heal , you pretty much have 2 lives.

Rolling Thunder size64
Very good skill, as it gives you the speed to run away from ganks, it also has a throw back. This skill is your initiator, so make sure you use this if your about to fight and when you get them use Majestic Roar to slow them down, so they pretty much have no chance of surviving. If your ganked, or your losing a fight, use this skill and Majestic Roar to run off.

Your main skill you will be using. Try attacking minions often to keep the Attack speed bonus and to use his bite. The reason why you should max this skill first is for the attack speed and bite, the bite is also a good nuke, make sure you only use it when their close to about 30% health left to finish them off.

This is a good escape skill, but its just not worth leveling up until the end. Use this after you use Rolling Thunder to slow down your enemies and pretty much giving them no chance to escape. When you are ganked or losing the fight, use this and then use Rolling Thunder to escape.

This is your nuke, this is the skill to own the living **** out of them. This is the skill to get triples, quads, and maybe even pentas. This is the skill for them to say "OMG OP BEAR!!".

ALWAYS remember to use this skill with Surge for the extra attack speed and AP damage! This will make you insanly powerful. Espically when you are attacking all of them. And when people run away from you and their low on health, try attacking other champions or minions and you might be able to finish him off.

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Will put more info up but these items are just so beast with volibear (probably overpowered) and everyone that faces me even with half health gets killed under seconds while still having a lot of health left.

-Warmongs will keep him tanky while everything eles will nuke, and frozen mallet will be the last tanky - nuke item.

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More will be coming soon

I want to see what people think of so far, and I will update this guide more if it gets good ratings. Happy owning people :) .

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Screenshots of my ownage