Volibear Build Guide by BaLoRi
My IMMORTAL Volibear Build
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Runes: Immortal Version
+10% Attack Speed
Champion Build Guide
My nickname is BaLoRi, I am an Educational Content-Build Creator that is part of Fnatic and Fnatic Network, that I got 1 goal every single time. To create the MOST POWERFUL builds for each champion, that will give you the FREE ELO that you really want and rank up with your own skills in any DIVISION you want while of course having fun and enjoying the game!
Forget about everything else, cause this is going to be how you will play Volibear from now on and reach insanely crazy win ratios!
With this build you will have around 80% Win ratio at Iron to Gold Elo, 70% Win Ratio At Platinum Elo and 60-61% At Diamond-Challenger Elo!
Feel free to join me in our youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/lolbalori for more BUILDS and GUIDES, our ultimate Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/balori and join our Discord server for real time build creation: https://discord.gg/RazhNDW and reach any ELO you want!
Nothing will stop you, nothing will win against you, the only thing they will ever feel is FEAR from your insane damage!
Hope to enjoy your Elo Boost!
Our Volibear is a champion that is lots more powerful than might ALL THE CHAMPIONS in this game and with a non-punish kit, you can literally go in with your Thundering Smash stun the target, then press Sky Splitter to receive a huge shield and damage-slow the target and then just press Frenzied Maul to totally DESTROY him, while healing for an insanely big amount of HP, the volibear kit is created to be played with this build, cause you got Heals, Shields, TONS OF CC and an ultimate that will also give you much more HP, the bonus HP with this build means that you will you will multiply the sustain that you got at least x2! Also with the Immortal Volibear build we are focusing on doing as much AOE Damage as possible around, we got Sunfire Aegis, The Relentless Storm, Sky Splitter and our R Stormbringer that not only will do AOE damage but will also increase our size and HP making Sunfire Aegis to do an INSANELY BIG AMOUNT Of damage non-stop around you and cause Volibear will always going to use an auto-reset skill like Frenzied Maul to heal-dmg the enemy you will also activate the double AOE Burn effect from Sunfire Aegis to cook your foods some more!!
Check out what our Immortal Volibear build can do here:
With this build Volibear will be a total MONSTER in ANY LANE, be it Top, Mid, Jungle, support or even BOT cause we maximizing his potential greatly by using the BEST item-runes combinations that will make you unstoppable while of course having tons of fun while playing him!
Volibear is one of the champions right now that not only will totally destroy any champion, or even 3 champions (1v3) with our build, but will also support his teammates cause of your ultimate that will literally throw you into the enemy team tanking and damaging all of them at the same time, while receiving close to zero damage back!
Hope you are ready Balorians, cause we will get started by explaining WHY Volibear with our build is going to make you the STRONGEST one of all!
Lets start with his skills:
Passive: The Relentless Storm THE RELENTLESS STORM
Volibear's attacks and abilities grant attack speed, and eventually cause his basic attacks to deal bonus magic damage to nearby enemies. This means that you will have SPLASH DAMAGE to 1st Farm better early while of course damaging our enemy laner but also do more damage in teamfights cause you will be able to hit multiple targets just by focusing always ONE!
Q: Thundering Smash THUNDERING SMASH
Volibear gains speed towards enemies, stunning and damaging the first one he attacks. This skill is going to give you the movement speed that you need to reach your target, do more damage and most importantly STUN THE TARGET, in this game and especially for our Immortal builds, CC is everything cause we love using the combination of items and runes that will maximize the damage while fighting a CC target, for example the item Sunfire Aegis second effect and rune Cheap Shot
W: Frenzied Maul FRENZIED MAUL
Volibear damages an enemy, applying on-hit effects and marking them. Casting this spell again on the same target deals bonus damage and heals Volibear. One of the MOST IMPORTANT skills for the new volibear, not only you will do bonus damage you will also receive a HUGE AMOUNT OF HP back that will also scale with your MISSING HP, cause of the combination of Revitalize and Spirit Visage you will multiply this amount by 40%, that means they wont be able to kill you at all, cause of the HEALS, SHIELDS, DAMAGE and insane regeneration you will have!
E Sky Splitter SKY SPLITTER
Volibear summons a lightning bolt at a location, dealing damage and slowing enemies while granting Volibear a shield if he's inside the blast radius. Another IMPORTANT and super powerful skill that not only will give you sustain with a shield that will also be multiplied by Spirit Visage and Revitalize but also damage and BONUS DAMAGE cause of Shield Bash this rune will also give you armor/magic resist for the duration of the shield plus 2 more second, making it extremely valuable to have cause of your E (or cause of your allies with shields)
R Stormbringer STORMBRINGER
Volibear leaps to a target location, slowing and damaging enemies beneath him while gaining bonus health. Enemy towers near his landing location become temporarily disabled.
Your ultimate will give you the ability to have an extra flash-dash to reach the target, go over walls etc. BUT ALSO will disable towers, making you an extraordinary dive machine for TOP lane or JUNGLE and also giving you BONUS HP to sustain even further their damage, while also doing AOE damage at the area you will hit for enemies and towers!
Grasp of the Undying One of the most powerful runes in the game for champions like Volibear this runes will give you 3 stats, bonus damage with % of your HP that will work greatly with your Frenzied Maul that will activate it while also damaging the enemy and healing you, % of HP HEAL back and one of the most important stat that most people forgetting is the 5 permanent HP each time you using it!
Note, You can play with Aftershock as jungler if you don't want to miss your chances to stack Grasp of the Undying while playing in jungle. But rememeber, than even if you cant stack grasp early, sooner or later you will start fighting and stacking it easily
Shield Bash A super important rune, a MUST TO HAVE for Volibear and one of the reasons that to go for Grasp is the only way, it will give you bonus Armor-Mr each time you got a shield PLUS bonus damage that scales with the % of the shield for your next basic attack cause of your Sky Splitter you will use Shield Bash almost every single time cause of the low CD and we will also use it with Winter's Approach while effect, making Shield Bash to be EVEN STRONGER than ever!
Second Wind Another monstrous rune, HP REGAIN each time you receiving damage from the enemy that scales with your MISSING HP, people keep underestimate this rune, but cause of this rune and Doran's Shield you will be totally UNSTOPPABLE early, cause of this double regeneration from level 1 you will have ability to trade with the enemy for AS LONG AS YOU WANT and kill them easily while being Full HP!
Revitalize One of the most BROKEN runes that on certain champions works incredible, Volibear is one of them, 5%-15% BONUS HEALS and SHIELDS that together with Spirit Visage you will increase this to 30%-40% and will make you an IMMORTAL MONSTER! The bonus heal and shield effect will apply when it comes from your allies as well, so that means the heals-shields that you will have from allies such as Janna Yuumi Sona etc. will also be multiplied by 40%!!!
The secondary runes tree that we will choose will always be DOMINATION and that cause we need the Ravenous Hunter rune at all cost plus one of the other 2 choices:
Cheap Shot Extra true damage after your CC, that means with both your E, Q and even your R, a powerful rune that will give you extra TRUE damage, we are choosing it 99% of the times!
Taste of Blood If you want better sustain, then this is your option, bonus HP each 20seconds while damaging your enemies, this amount will multiplied by 40% cause of Revitalize and Spirit Visage
Ravenous Hunter A MUST TO HAVE RUNE, Damage to Heal, that means each time you are using your RUNES-SKILLS-ITEMS-HITS you will receive % of the damage dealt as health back, this amount will be MULTIPLIED by 40% cause of Revitalize and Spirit Visage and together with all the runes that we talked about will make you a total MONSTER!
By having this combination of runes you will realize that Volibear is many times stronger than you think, making him impossible to die while having the damage to kill them all!
Now that you understood how the runes working, let’s continue with the item choices and see how well they will work all together!!
You also got another start item choice if you want, if you need more mana sustain then you can start with Doran's Ring and 2 pots, Doran's Ring will give you HP, AP both useful for Volibear and more than enough mana regain to spam your skills much easier. Note, even if we start with Doran's Ring we will buy Doran's Shield on our first back, cause Doran's Shield is one of most gold efficient items in the game, the stats alone while fighting are going to be over 1300gold worth of stats, making it a MUST TO HAVE and we will always sell it last in full late game while building the 5th core item
Our first back item will always be Bami's Cinder this item will give you bonus HP and damage around, that will make you powerful enough to start fighting against any target plus we need a Refillable Potion and Tear of the Goddess if we got enough gold, your main focus is to go back to base with 1150 gold, in order to buy Bami's Cinder and Refillable Potion something that people ignoring is that by buying Refillable Potion as soon as possible in the game, you will have free pots all lane phage long and you will also sell it and gain back some of the gold that you invested to this item, making it TOTALLY FREE!
Then our main focus in to first buy Bramble Vest cause of the armor and its effects will make us even stronger, you will repel back damage while applying the Grievous Wounds effect that will reduce their healing at the same time! And these two part items alone are going to be enough to play as aggressive as you want and even cause of how powerful your BONUS HP from your R is to fight 1v2 or even 1v3 in some situations without even having a completed item!
After finishing our Bramble Vest and if you didn't buy it earlier then don't forget that we also need to buy an item part that we need to stack in order to finish our core item later on, this item is going to be Tear of the Goddess with this you will have enough mana to spam your skills more and not have overall mana problems later on and especially in full late game at all, another option here is to buy it on one of your backs after getting your Bami's Cinder and Refillable Potion
Then we will finish our Mythic item Sunfire Aegis the most powerful item for Volibear, you will now have everything you need, HP, Armor, MR, Ability haste, 5 TENACITY with each complete legendary item, AOE BURN effect around you that will scale with your HP, that means Grasp of the Undying will increase the damage effect of this item limitless!!! And also one more effect, for each second that you are in-combat while applying damage with Sunfire Aegis you will gain stacks, with each stacks you will do increased damage, at max 6 stacks, you will have start applying a second AOE effect that will double your damage to all the targets that are within the range, that together with your The Relentless Storm will let you apply insane multiple target effects that will also let you heal greatly cause of Ravenous Hunter damage to heal effect!
Then we will complete our next item Thornmail with these 2 items you are ready to battle any kind of enemy and win easily, even in 1v3 situations even if they got AP DAMAGE, you won’t have any kind of problem, cause Sunfire Aegis now will give you the MR that you need to survive, plus with Thundering Smash you will also activate the second Thornmail item effect that will apply to the targets 60% HEAL REDUCTION, this is just insane, cause any super heal champion that will play against you will be completely useless and you will be able to overpower them all without insane sustain and damage!!
Next we will finish our Boots into MOST OF THE TIMES Mercury's Treads cause we need the extra TENACITY effect, plus to balance out the ARMOR and MAGIC RESIST, we will only have Spirit Visage for magic resist and together with the boots it will be MORE THAN ENOUGH!
If you playing against FULL AD teams with ZERO CC, then go for Plated Steelcaps especially against champion that using basic attacks as main source of damage, like for example Tryndamere Yasuo or Master Yi etc. this item will COUNTER THEM completely, cause it will reduce their pre-armor reduction damage by 12% (its pretty big, cause after that you will recude it even further cause of your resistances)
As Third item we will from now on choose one of the MOST OP items that exist for our Immortal builds, this will be Winter's Approach a super cheap item that will give you HP, Tons of MANA to spam your skills, %Mana to HP effect and NON-STOP SHIELDS every time you are stunning someone with Q, or applying SLOW with E and R! That means, Volibear will have 3 different skills to activate the shields effects of Winter's Approach after full stacking it and ADD ONE MORE tool to our insane IMMORTALITY!
Our next item will ALWAYS BE Spirit Visage, HP, MR, REGAIN and 25% bonus Heals and Shields this item might be one of the most important to have items for our build, the reason is cause of the combination of Revitalize that we talked about you will have an insanely amount of bonus healing, that will help you sustain and easily right now destroy any kind of enemy, be it FULL AD or FULL AP and even have the power to 1v5 easily! The stats that Spirit Visage gives are the most gold efficiency stats that you can buy in the game, not only you will have HP-MR-Ability Haste-REGAIN but you will also have 40% BONUS HEALS and SHIELDS together with Revitalize from any kind of source that you got plus heals and shields from your teammates as well, so just imagine playing with a Soraka or Janna with you or even deadlier to have Yuumi!!
That means the heal from your Frenzied Maul and shield from Sky Splitter and Winter's Approach will be multiplied by 40% and make you EVEN STRONGER than before, a change that will be game breaking for Volibear and also this increase on your shield power, will also increase the Shield Bash total damage that will make you UNSTOPPABLE!
Note: A good Yuumi that will use Summon Aery and Revitalize will make you TOTALLY UNSTOPPABLE if you got a duo and you want to try this combo, I will tell from now, it’s going to be something beyond imagination!!!
For last Item for our Immortal Volibear Build we got the following item choices:
1. Warmog's Armor MOST gold efficiency item in the game, its passive alone is 1000% gold efficiency of its cost as a stat and this item of course is Warmog's Armor not only you will have HP, CDR, HP Regain but you will also have an insanely out of combat HP REGAIN, imagine that you will have the power to go in, fight literally for AS LONG AS YOU WANT and then, if you are TOO LOW, to flash or E away, wait for 10seconds and then go in again with FULL HP, something else that right now is a good time to realize, we also playing with the rune Second Wind this rune is giving you health regeneration equal to 6 (+ 4% of your missing health)
cause its scales with the missing HP and cause we will have 4000 TOTAL HP or even more with our BUILD, the moment you are with only 1000 HP left you will have regeneration ~12.0HP per second (~120 in 10 seconds) this amount, will be multiplied by your Spirit Visage as well by 25% (its a same that Revitalize is not scales with HP regan a well) that means, from the Second Wind alone and without calculating anything else you will have HP regain of ~16.00HP per second (Imagine that you also have, the base hp regain, Spirit Visage hp regain, Warmog's Armor hp regain to sum them up to even greater number)
2. Sterak's Gage a super powerful item that will give you bonus AD, HP and the following 2 effects:
Heal per target that you damage or got damaged from, that will stack up to 5 unique times and will give you 100+HP per second HEAL back and another effect that will give you an INSANE BIG amount of shield that will make you have more sustain but also more damage cause of Shield Bash!!
3. Demonic Embrace this item will give you an AOE BURN Max %HP dmg effect cause of how your passive works. Together with bonus HP, AP and %HP to AP effect, making it a very powerful choice as last item!
4. Dead Man's Plate another good option if you need more mobility. The stats from this item wil lbe HP, ARMOR, bonus damage and movement speed with your stacks. If you got fast enemies that you need to reach easier and lots of physical damage against you, then go for it!
5. Force of Natrue a MUST TO HAVE as last item if you got Heavy AP damage against you. This item will make you an absolute monster while giving you also more mobility, the stats are: HP, MR, Ms bonus and one of the most OP effects from an item, %Magic Damage reduction that will help you reduce the incoming magic damage even if they got lots of magic penetration against you!
6. Titanic Hydra lots of people keep asking about this, so lets add it as last item choice, Volibear is a champion that will use lots of basic attacks cause of the attack speed bonus with the passive plus the auto-reset W Frenzied Maul and also got AD Ratios on his Q, W and R so this item will be somehow useful for Volibear.
The stats are AD, HP, Bonus AD that scales with your HP and on-hit damage but with A HUGE ITEM COST and weak close to useless item parts with very low gold efficiency. But we got the Tiamat lovers that need it! Personally I will always choose any other choice than this, the final choice is up to you and what is working better for you. To fully use the Titanic Hydra and to not affect the overal performance of our Immortal build itself always buy it after finishing your 3rd CORE item that we talked about above, so use Titanic Hydra as 4th, 5th or full late game 6th item while selling the boots!
And of course, cause of your Sunfire Aegis you will also have 20 Bonus TENACITY, to survive more while receiving zero CC from the enemy team!
And also never forget to always get your Elixir of Iron for BONUS HP, TENACITY and also bonus movement speed for your allies that following you into battle
The full Volibear Build should look like this:
Sunfire Aegis Thornmail Winter's Approach Mercury's Treads Spirit Visage Warmog's Armor Elixir of Iron
Sunfire Aegis Thornmail Winter's Approach Mercury's Treads Spirit Visage Sterak's Gage Elixir of Iron
Sunfire Aegis Thornmail Winter's Approach Mercury's Treads Spirit Visage Demonic Embrace Elixir of Iron
So Balorians, now you can fully understand why this combination of items is BY FAR the most powerful one in the game that you can even play with and you are ready to go and earn your FREE LP!!
So lets talk about what you need to focus.
Creeps(FOCUS on FARM): The most important thing is to focus on your farm, you need to farm fast and if you can kill all the creeps without missing even one. This way you will take the lead from your enemy champion, dont be afraid to use your skills for last hits even at the 1 level.
Learn how To improve your Farming and Wave Management by watching our League Masterclass:
Stay Alive: To not to die at lane and not have any kills is more worth than to be 3-3 or 4-4 with your enemy Lane champion.
Your build focusing to be the strongest at the MID-Late game, doesn't matter if you cant kill now, focus on farm and you will be able to show your true Strength at the right time of the game.
Always engage with your Thundering Smash while using the Sky Splitter close to the target to hit him and use your shield while fighting, then instantly start the fight by activating your Frenzied Maul in order to do damage but also to have it again to activate its special abilities, that is to do BONUS DAMAGE but also to HEAL for a huge amount of hp that will be multiplied by 40% cause of your Revitalize and Spirit Visage just by following this simple combo you will ALWAYS overpower your enemy champion or enemy team while taking close to ZERO DAMAGE!
So remember the most important thing in this game is FARMING and to STAY ALIVE to overpower and kill them all will come as long as you focusing on these two things! Our Immortal Volibear build will always be the strongest in full early to full late game, no matter how bad you play early, clear all the waves that is EASY with your passive and items, get your gold that you need, use your Ultimate to reach in the backline of the teamfights and kill the enemy bot laners, play with focus and you will always end up VICTORIOUS! Our different Volibear match ups below will show you how to play this champion and show you the TRUE POWER of the new Volibear rework!
and the answer is simple and i will give it to all of you as well.
Im playing always with Flash and Ignite Top, for the following reason, Teleport is a skill for any of players don't have enough confident in themselves that they can DESTROY the enemy TOP laner.
Its as simple as that, Teleport can be used to Come back after a fast back or go to other lane and "Help" your team.
The reason all playing with Teleport is cause they want to find the "easy" answer behind the top lane "go help others and exp there", i cant judge them really, but if you really want to say yourself that you actually won the TOP Lane then you need to do it SOLO.
TIP: Lots of you will think "but when my team need me i can teleport there", NO. You dont need to teleport there. You can be there by foot, if you cant join and help them, then continue with the OBJECTIVES, push your lane destroy towers take Dragons with your jungler etc.
Almost every rush TP to help BOT or MID Lane end up by being all DEAD together with you.
Cause when you TP, you suddenly change the entire MAP Phase, you going somewhere where you will be 100% seen and try to either Dodge your skills or Kill you first.
So go by foot, and go from behind them by using the FOR OF WAR.
In our Youtube videos you will understand FULLY how to use our gamestyle, be sure to watch our gameplays and you will for sure be ALWAYS VICTORIOUS!