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Volibear Build Guide by ARTHEO



Updated on March 21, 2023
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  • LoL Champion: Volibear
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Hey guys! My gaming name is ARTHEO and my real name is BEAR. Welcome to my SHRINE BREAKER guide where I will always try my best to keep it up to date! Follow me on to watch me play LIVE full gameplays.

Who am I? I am a 2 million + Volibear one trick that has been playing the bear since he was born in Season 2. I am also a father of 2 and a freelance illustrator/artist who has a passion in animation. Stop by my stream and check out my Volibear web cam skins!
You can get these Volibear cam skins for free for a limited time. The more I grow on YouTube, the more I release the rest of the cam skins. Check out my illustration/art website gaming section: VOLIBEAR CAM SKINS

I love adding one tricks and especially Volibear one tricks to my Discord community. Feel free to join and make some friends with a wide range of skilled Volibear players from Top lane to Jungle as well as rank from Bronze-Masters or beyond. I welcome you all as we can learn from each other as well as play together!

My goals? My goal is simply play the best Volibear in the way that I know how and grind in ranked as far as I can go given to the limited time that I have to grind as being a father of 2 is a lot on my plate. I hope to continute to grow my community on Twitch and YouTube as well as my artistic talent producing cam skins, streaming packages, and etc for small time or big time streamers.

The biggest thing you can get out of me is my knowledge and skill on the Volibear in terms of testing every item and playstyle, but there is only one playstyle that I love to play and that is the SHRINE BREAKER playstyle! I'm here to guide you on how to play it my way!

"Your shrines will fall!"


Riftmaker is the most powerful mythic for the SHRINE BREAKER playstyle, which earned the name "RIFT BREAKER" as in Volibear's lore he becomes corrupted after the Void was released from being frozen in time at the ARAM bridge turning him into his final form known as the Thousand-pierced Bear. Utilizing the Void creatures on the Summoner's Rift, rift herald and baron nashor to tear down shrines.

Riftmaker grants omnivamp and AP, which scales with Volibear's passive: The Relentless Storm allowing him to heal off the minion waves or enemies that he is fighting. The more AP he has, the more attack speed he gains.

Iceborn Gauntlet mythic symbolizes who and what the Volibear is as he is from the lands just north of the Freljord. Volibear is all about true ice and lightning. This is the birth of the SHRINE BREAKER playstyle, which earned the name "STORM BREAKER" as in Volibear's lore he made a vow to tear down all civilization and false idols they call shrines, marching his way towards the ARAM bridge growing in size and power!

Iceborn Gauntlet grants health, tenacity, and slow resistance, but most importantly Spellblade with a slow ice zone that provides crowd control along with Q Thundering Smash, E Sky Splitter, and R Stormbringer.


Doran's Ring grants mana regeneration, but also Volibear's passive will gain 1% attack speed at level 1 and once you have E Sky Splitter, he will deal so much burst damage. With Second Wind, W Frenzied Maul, and Grasp of the Undying healing in combination with Doran's Ring will help keep Volibear healthly in both his health and mana plus the 2 Health Potions.


"THE MIKE TYSON" I call it that because Volibear punches the shrines and with Titanic Hydra its a BIG PUNCH as well as with R Stormbringer. Once you have Titanic Hydra, this is a huge power spike for Volibear. Not only you have the wave clear, the upfront damage with the delayed damage, the attack speed, but the most important part of all is his R Stormbringer gains health, which means you will deal bonus damage because Titanic Hydra scales with health. During the 12 secs, Volibear's basic attacks and Q Thundering Smash and W Frenzied Maul deals more damage. This item also deals damage to towers, which is why we want to always rush this item first for the SHRINE BREAKER playstyle!

This item is also important to have in case the enemy team has taken down an inhibitor, Volibear will have the ability to push even against super minions and still take towers down in that lane.

This in combination with Demolish will deliver a BIG PUNCH to the tower and it only requires a few hits. This increases the more health you add on, which is why you want to consume Elixir of Iron, which gains health and increases Volibear's size.


"THE SHRINE BUG" I call it that because it basically crashes into shrines. After Titanic Hydra you want to siege the rift herald and use the Eye of the Herald in combination with Demolish and Titanic Hydra's tower damage to take out at least 1 tower and damage another one to make it easier to take down the next time you push up.


"THE JACKED SUPERS" I call it that because Hullbreaker applies a buff to the cannon/super minions, but the super minions are what we want to destroy the Nexus shrines. We also want to seige the baron nashor buff to apply the another buff onto jacked super minions, and push them all the way to the double Nexus shrines to deliver the BIG BOOM! Stormbringer, Demolish, and Titanic Hydra will PUNCH these 2 towers down so you can end the game while everyone is busy at the Dragon.


"THE BARON TOOTH" I call it that because Nashor's Tooth is literally baron nashor 's tooth. At this time of the game when baron nashor spawns, you want to start building Nashor's Tooth because the baron nashor buff grants increased AD/AP and by this time, you want more attack speed utilizing Volibear's passive: The Relentless Storm to quickly BREAK the Nexus shrines with Titanic Hydra. Nashor's Tooth will scale from the bonus AP from Elixir of Sorcery, which deals true damage to enemies and shrines, Gathering Storm will keep scaling AP every 10 mins of the game only making Volibear stronger the longer the game goes on.

The "STORM BREAKER" runes is all about diving targets with Nimbus Cloak and Ghost utilizing the mythic: Iceborn Gauntlet, which applies a slow zone allowing Volibear to have more control of his targets. Every time he uses his abilities such as Q Thundering Smash and W Frenzied Maul in combination with Titanic Hydra espeically during R Stormbringer he will deal massive amounts of physical damage because of the spellblade passive. He can spam W Frenzied Maul every 5 secs applying the slow zone making it difficult for anyone to kite him. Gathering Storm grants him bonus AD, which is great with the spellblade passive and then during the time of baron nashor , the buff grants increased AD/AP, which by then Volibear will have Nashor's Tooth. Gathering Storm will convert to AP, which will increase the attack speed from his passive: The Relentless Storm to shred targets and shrines with Titanic Hydra!

The "RIFT BREAKER" runes are very similar to the "STORM BREAKER". The only difference is adding in more power utilizing Absolute Focus giving Volibear a lot of AP damage early game. The omnivamp from Riftmaker allows Volibear to keep his health above 70% to abuse this bonus AP. Volibear heals through the minions using his passive: The Relentless Storm's lightning chain. Into the late game, Gathering Storm will only increase his power and attack speed along with Nashor's Tooth, baron nashor , Elixir of Sorcery, and Demonic Embrace.
The "COLOSSAL BREAKER" AKA lore sized Volibear using Heartsteel to achieve increased size to block damage for the team when fighting for objectives or diving shrines! The more targets you attack, the more health you will stack and the extra damage is applied per target. This combination with Titanic Hydra and other items that scale with health makes this playstyle a very deadly teamfight SHRINE BREAKER playstyle. This is a playstyle that does not use Nashor's Tooth because we want to have the items that scale with health instead. Volibear gets enough attack speed from Legend: Alacrity and eventually Demonic Embrace's AP on his passive: The Relentless Storm because of the amount of health he can stack from Heartsteel and Overgrowth.

The "GOD BREAKER" I call it that because I use the mythic: Divine Sunderer, the mythic that destroys anyone he fights 1 v 1 or multiple targets thanks to Conqueror's increased damage and healing plus Triumph's health restoration per takedown. Legend: Alacrity provides a lot of early to late game attack speed, which makes it easier to stack Conqueror and build AD items early on. Then once you get Nashor's Tooth, that's when you abuse the armor and magic pen from Divine Sunderer and shred everything in your path while healing greatly in combination with Conqueror and W Frenzied Maul. Conqueror increases R Stormbringer's damage in the same way Titanic Hydra does when he gains health from R Stormbringer. These set of runes also allow Volibear to take any mythic item he wants such as Iceborn Gauntlet, Riftmaker, Heartsteel, Radiant Virtue, Jak'Sho, The Protean, Trinity Force, but Divine shines the brightest with this playstyle.
The "FIMBUL BREAKER" I call it that because I use the item: Fimbulwinter which grants a shield when Volibear applies his CC. The double shield combo with E Sky Splitter allows him to survive with a decent balance of ability haste from the mythic item Iceborn Gauntlet, rune: Transcendence, and Fimbulwinter, to spam his W Frenzied Maul plus on-hit damage from Titanic Hydra that scales with health. The mana from Manaflow Band and eventually Frozen Heart will grant you more health because of Fimbulwinter's passive. The more health means more damage with Titanic Hydra and with Demolish. Elixir of Iron increased health will give Titanic Hydra more damage especially during the time of his ULT Stormbringer which also gains health.
"PROTEAN BREAKER" I call it that because I use the mythic: Jak'Sho, The Protean, which allows Volibear to stack resistances and at max stacks while in combat, deal magic damage to enemies around him draining their health. This is why we want to take Aftershock and Conditioning because this playstyle is all about wanting to eat damage from shrines and everyone in his way. Manaflow Band will keep his mana up as long as you are using abilities on targets. Scorch adds in bonus magic damage along with Sunfire Aegis + Jak'Sho, The Protean. The more health you have, the more magic damage you will deal with that mythic so Warmog's Armor will make Volibear immortal with the regen, but also the amount of health + resistances. All of this health is great for Titanic Hydra into the late + Demolish. This is the only playstyle that does not rush to build Titanic Hydra early. Focuses on high health, resistances, and regeneration.
"RADIANT BREAKER" I call it that because I use the mythic: Radiant Virtue, which allows Volibear increase his R Stormbringer damage with Titanic Hydra, heal himself and allies within 1,200 range during that time. This is 1 of 3 different playstyles to play this mythic item. This first playstyle is a split push playstyle going with the classic Titanic Hydra, mythic, and Hullbreaker. We want to use Ultimate Hunter to reduce his R Stormbringer down to the same cooldown as Radiant Virtue so that they are both ready at the same time.

This is the 2nd playstyle using Aftershock, Conditioning, and Ingenious Hunter. This playstyle is focused on helping your team using Aftershock's bonus resistances with Radiant Virtue's resistances when diving in the thick of the enemy team and healing yourself + allies. Ability haste is very important because we are reducing Radiant Virtue's cooldown with Ingenious Hunter from 90 secs to 60 secs. This is why ability haste is more important in this playstyle to reduce his R Stormbringer down to 60 sec by level 16. This means he will be able to cast his R Stormbringer many times in a single game for objectives/shrines.

This is the 3rd playstyle using Predator. We need Sunfire Aegis to burn down the monster camps and for the extra armor. This playstyle is very similar to the 2nd playstyle in terms of having ability haste and using Ingenious Hunter to reduce Radiant Virtue's cooldown. This also reduces Predator's cooldown so he can hunt down single targets. For this reason we want to swap out Anathema's Chains that is used in the 2nd playstyle for Turbo Chemtank for the speed boost combination with Predator and Ghost, but also it gives magic resist and ability haste.

"CHAIN BREAKER" I call it that because we are using the chain mythic items, Goredrinker or Stridebreaker with the ElRAYO skin that has chains on his shoulders, but also this playstyle utilizes his passive: The Relentless Storm's lightning chain with the attack speed from Lethal Tempo. However, Lethal Tempo grants extra range on his W Frenzied Maul and his R Stormbringer also increases his range, which is why we are using the chain mythics to scale AD + health. The omnivamp from Goredrinker works really well with the attack speed from Lethal Tempo in the same way as Riftmaker does, but we want the AD for the W instead of AP. Stridebreaker's on-hit movement speed works really well with Lethal Tempo allowing him to constantly move around his target. Presence of Mind is important for the W spam in this playstyle to keep his mana up. Legend: Tenacity hence "CC chain breaking" along with the slow resistance from Boots of Swiftness is needed since we need to keep moving and apply on-hit damage. Last Stand because as a wrestler you will be the last man standing dealing more damage when low and heal the most with W also when low! ;)

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