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Volibear - Bottom lane support

Last updated on May 4, 2012
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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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I have been playing LOL for around 2 years now and decided to share something that wins my lane consistently.

This is a guide for playing Volibear as a support to an AD carry bottom lane.

The code:
1) Good supports don't let fellow supports last hit.
2) A frugal support doesn't let a minion go to waste either. See your partner busy and s/he can't possibly get that minion in time? Snag that!
3) Try to save that heal summoner for your lane mate.

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Runes are one of my standard pages, I'm not made of money so I don't have runes for every situation. Basically you are there to soak damage and allow the AD carry to farm as freely as possible. Get armor/magic resist runes and whatever quints/marks you want really. Armor pen does statistically do the best late game damage wise though.

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Defenseive masteries because you are not there to last hit or do a ton of damage, that's the AD carry's job. 9 in offense for that extra umpf with 10% armor pen.

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Health Crystal

You might be like "health crystal for starting item? wtf?" and yea I know I was too the game I accidentally bought it first. I thought i had f'd up by not buying boots +3x hp pots, dorans shield, cloth armor +5x hp pots, etc... then I started winning.


Cause you know now you need boots. (wards then hp pots if you got extra $$)

(Situational) Kindle Gem/Merc Treads

Are you getting hurt by AP? Merc Treads. Are you not? Kindle Gem. (wards then hp pots if you got extra $$)

Glacial Shroud

Finish dis sheet, sometimes I get the Mana Crystal first if I'm short on cash. CDR really helps, especially with the long-as-f**k cd on your W. (wards then hp pots if you got extra $$)

(Situational) Megatron Cloak/Frozen Heart

85% of the time I just get Frozen Heart first cause wth I don't pay attention to who does what dmg to me. 15% of the time I do care and at this point of the game I'm usually getting pounded by AP champions. (wards then hp pots if you got extra $$ AND space)

Dat Banshee's Veil

Finish this off so you can keep on beastin' on. (wards then hp pots if you got extra $$ AND space)

???Late Game Items???

Usually I win by now so I don't have to worry about this. WARDS, I always get wards around this time and go on anti-warding trips with da oracles. (hp pots if you got extra $$ AND space)

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Skill Sequence

Get that W and wait in the bush bottom after the creeps come around, if the other team knows you're there they won't f**k with you and if they do make sure your AD carry is around and just wreck them. Kite if you have to around 30% hp when your passive kicks in and if you see your bro low pop that heal. (Using heal right after your passive activates will bring you back up to 80% hp!) You want your W cause of the attack speed bonus and it's active does massive dmg. It's like having garen's ultimate about every 15-20 seconds. Make sure you wait to use it until one of three things: 1) Your about to die so use that shiz quick, 2) you are owning them and chasing and they are at about 30% hp (nom nom nom) or 3) the battle is pretty even and you are both slowly going down to 50% hp pop it and turn the tide in your favor.

So say it's quiet and you wait around til dat farmer gets you both to lvl 2. Your Q is the BOSS move of initiating everything and will later be combined with an immediate E. So pick a target, get out there and ruin some peoples day with your lane mate.

Third get that slow cause it actually does decent dmg especially later levels and will net you mad killz yo. Use immediately after flipping or about to flip someone with Q. Can be used to get minion aggro off you or a team mate by fearing or to farm if you are alone in lane.

The Ultimate. This is what makes you a f**king lightning bear. You can run through minion waves and pummel team fights with this bad boy. You must have discipline to use this correctly though. Someone get the jump on you and you're going head to head? Use this to double your damage. Initiating a kill that you think might get away if not taken down quickly? Use this but make sure you scared them into burning flash first with your scary-as-f**k Q. If in a team fight USE THIS, 100 some odd damage to 4 targets? Come on bro, bro, come on.

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Summoner Spells

Heal: What's a support without a heal? That's right a solo top.

Flash: Who doesn't use flash?

If you are unable to use these for reasons of race, creed, religion, etc., I will also allow Ghost for synergy with Q and Teleport for getting to your team/towers quickly in dire situations. I highly don't recommend using these however, because I have never, ever tried them. Also Flash allows you to close gaps if they are that little extra distance your Q can't catch up to.

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Do me proud kid.