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League of Legends Build Guide Author Schoeman5

Udyr The Legend

Schoeman5 Last updated on May 10, 2010
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1. Abilities

Monkey's Agility
Entering a stance grants Udyr a temporary buff that increases his attack speed by 15% and dodge chance by 6%. This effect can stack.

Tiger Stance
Tiger Stance: Activation - Udyr's next attack will deal a high amount of damage over 2 seconds (based on his attack damage). Persistent Effect - Udyr's attack speed is passively increased. In Addition, Udyr splits his attacks into 3 lightning fast hits.

Turtle Stance
Turtle Stance: Activation - Udyr gains a temporary shield that absorbs damage. Persistent Effect - Udyr's attacks cannot crit, but he restores his health and mana equivalent to a percentage of his damage dealt.

Bear Stance
Bear Stance: Activation - Udyr gains a large movement speed increase for a short duration. Persistent Effect - Udyr's attacks stun his target for 1 second. This effect cannot occur on the same target for several seconds.

Phoenix Stance
Phoenix Stance: Activation - Udyr sends out pulsing waves of fire dealing damage to neaby foes for 5 seconds. Persistent Effect - Every third attack, Udyr engulfs enemies in front of him in flame.

2. First: Picking Udyr!

Hello all! Udyr wishes you all very well as you read this guide about me!

Udyr will give you tips on how to be a viable choice and credit to team!

FIRST: Picking Udyr

Udyr is tricky to pick since usually people will leave the game immediately. Udyr has come up with fantastic solution to this problem. Pick another hero then switch at one second. Udyr pretends to be Zilian. Zilian is a support hero so when your teammates are picking their heroes they will not expect you to be main dps or tank. If you pick a hero like CM to udyr bait your team will suffer as CM could be taken by another team member, same goes with a tank or dps class. You want these roles to be filled since Udyr has bad reputation. Prepare yourself for insults, they do not mean the things they say. They misunderstand and you must show them that udyr is nice guy.

Since the 12-17-09 Patch Udyr should be welcomed in a team game so the above steps are not always necessary. If you are having problem with ignorance and hatred continue to use the above method.
3. Second: IN THE MIX

This is your skill build. DO NOT ALTER FROM THIS PATH, or certain destruction will fall upon you.

Level 1: Turtle
Level 2: Bear
Level 3: Turtle
Level 4: Bear
Level 5: Turtle
Level 6: Bear
Level 7: Turtle
Level 8: Bear
Level 9: Turtle
Level 10: Bear
Level 11: Tiger
Level 12: Tiger
Level 13: Tiger
Level 14: Tiger
Level 15: Tiger
Level 16: Phoenix
Level 17: Phoenix
Level 18: Phoenix

OH MY GOD YOU ARE THE WORST UDYR EVER HOW DO YOU NOT PICK PHOENIX FIRST NOOB. Udyr is sickened by your ignorance. Let udyr explain.

Turtle will save Udyr early game. It counters every ability. Kass shooting a void sphere at you? Turtle. Teemo Blind? Turtle. Gold Card? Turtle.

You will take virtually no damage from any abilities as long as you are quick with the shield. It takes some practice but it works wonderfully.

Bear is used to GTFO, stun, and engage. Udyr will go into more detail later.

Tiger is good for its activation DOT debuff.

Alternate build! (Udyr always offers the left hand path)
Level 1: Turtle
Level 2: Bear
Level 3: Tiger
Level 4: Turtle
Level 5: Bear
Level 6: Tiger
Level 7: Turtle
Level 8: Bear
Level 9: Tiger
Level 10: Turtle
Level 11: Bear
Level 12: Tiger
Level 13: Turtle
Level 14: Bear
Level 15: Tiger
Level 16: Phoenix
Level 17: Phoenix
Level 18: Phoenix

Udyr suggests this build if you want to deal more DPS early game at the cost of some survivability. Depending on enemy team composition Udyr can have great success.
4. Third: Items, Udyr loves them.

In order:
Ruby Crystal
Long Sword
Combines into:

Boots of Speed
Combines into:
Berserker's Greaves *

Brawler's Gloves
Combines into:

Sapphire Crystal
Amplifying Tome
Combines into:

All three make the almighty:
Trinity Force

Brawler's Gloves
Combines into:
Cloak of Agility
Create the unstoppable:
Phantom Dancer

*Udyr also recommends the Ninja Tabi since udyr can acheive crazy dodge!

At this point Udyr is superkillfrenzyanimalman. If the game is not over get whatever item Udyr sees fit. This late in the game assess the situation and get an item to adapt for it. Udyr knows Udyrs are not idiots and can improvise at this point.
5. Fourth: I see everything you did there

Levels 1-10
Just hold your lane and level turtle then bear, always turtle first then bear.
If you keep steady with your shield you can be somewhat aggressive and last hit creeps. You will be gaining your mana back fairly quickly. Do not go Rambo and try to towerdive or 1v1 at level 1 if you are ALONE. Udyr will die and be sad.

You do not want to really be fighting at all until you get your phage.

However, there are times where you will have to fight and should even at level 2-5. If an enemy is low and you have a strong laneing partner with a disable you can get easy kills.

Rush the enemy with turtle to get your first monkey bonus up. Switch into bear and go for the stun, your ally will be right behind you. After you hit the stun immediately switch back to turtle. Then back to bear for another stun.

NEVER EVER STAY IN ONE STANCE WHEN FIGHTING AN ENEMY*. This is the most common mistake Udyr makes. Refresh that shield, and by the time you can switch back to bear your stun is up.

*Udyr should point out that sometimes staying in turtle stance can outregen the enemies DPS. Udyr accepts this.

Once you have your phage and zerkers boots you are ready to participate and even start ganks. You will have awesome HP and your slow combined with your attack speed makes you a great ganking partner. You will be able to solo some squishier heroes around level 8-14 like kass or yi. That shield is 245 damage negated every 5 seconds. it adds up.

People think Udyr sucks, take advantage of that.

LATE GAME: levels 10-18

Until level 11 you are primarily just around to keep the enemy from running away and absorbing damage. You are awesome to kill heroes like Kat or Fiddle that have to channel. Just run up and hit em with bear.

Once Udyr is level 11 Tiger Stance comes into THE MIX. Udyr should have just finished his triforce or be very close to it. Use Bear Stance to get IN THE MIX then TIGER THE **** out of the enemy. Udyr would like to point out that the triforce 150% base damage increase applies to Tiger Stance's initial hit dot application death frenzy. While it is true Udyr will not have big crits the attack speed crack injection will more than make up for this.


In team fights this is arguably the hardest part. People LOVE to kill Udyr because he is a scary MANBEARTIGERTURTLEPHEONIX that makes them feel insecure about themselves. If you are unfortunately caught first in a team gank, bear and turtle your way out. Which brings Udyr to Udyr's next point. SUMMONER SPELLS
6. Fifth: Spells of the Summoner variety

Ghost and Cleanse. No exceptions. No debate.

Cleanse. You are going to get stunned, first. Everytime. Without cleanse you will die horrible deaths and Udyr's many babies with supermodels will go uncared for. This can't happen. Get Cleanse.

Ghost: Well after you cleanse you need to move FAST. Pop ghost and hit bear and you are GONE. Udyr moves so fast he goes back in time to when everyone is level 1 and eats them. Additionally no one can run from Udyr, not even Yi or Sivir. If they are low or alone and you have allies near or can kill them yourself hit bear and pop ghost. YOU WILL CATCH THEM. THEY WILL DIE.

7. Sixth: Team Communication

Udyr must always talk in third person. No exceptions. Your team will hate you for baiting them with Zilian. Talking in third person will bring some humor to the game and calm their rage. DO NOT ENGAGE IN FLAMING. This makes your teamates type when they should be killing. Besides Udyr should be focusing on turtle shielding.

Your allies will come around when they see how useful Udyr is.

Udyr is a viable choice.

Udyr also finds it effective to taunt and boast during your combats engagements. For instance:

*Udyr runs down a pathetic champion and eats them*

-Udyr's appropriate response should be as follows:

or perhaps (My personal favorite)

Be creative!

8. Seventh: Rune Apocalypse

Marks: Greater Mark of Furor: +2.48% Critical Damage X9
Seals: Greater Seal of Evasion: +0.75% Dodge X9
Glyphs: Greater Glyphs of Celerity: -0.05% Cooldown Reduction per level(.9% at level 18) X9

Greater Quintessence of Furor: +4.96% Critical Damage
Greater Quintessence of Celerity: -0.13% cooldowns per level (-2.34% at 18)
Greater Quintessence of Evasion: +1.5% dodge

Udyr believes that skill comes into play very much so but what matters most is natural ability. Udyr's natural ability is attack speed and dodge. With the dodge runes, items, and talents you can get up to 45% dodge no problem! WOWEE!
Udyr chooses these runes because this is how Udyr plays. The CD reduction is nice when you need that extra couple seconds to matter when changing stances. Crit damage increase is nice all around for bigger hits. Evasion runes build on Udyr's natural dodge gain and are happy win zone.
Which brings Udyr to...

9. Eigth: Masteries to Master Masterfully

There are three build Udyr recommends going depending on your play style.

A more aggressive Udyr that likes to get IN THE MIX and spit in faces:

A more defensive Udyr that enjoys sacrificing offensive power for extra defense for survivability:

A more utility focus, specifically on increased cooldown reduction:

Depending on how Udyr likes to play with himself udyr can see which one works it best for you.

Udyr personally goes defensive, but then Udyr tucks his dress in and puts some metal on and goes offensive.

Not my build. I thought it was too good though to stay on 1site