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League of Legends (LoL) Question: Is Armor penetration on Volibear a viable option?

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  • tasteslikepuddin

    Is Armor penetration on Volibear a viable option?

    Somebody said that armor penetration on Volibear would be a good idea. When I looked at it some of his spells are physcial Frenzy and Thundering Smash, but he doesn't deal a lot of damage with his auto-attacks nor do any of his spells scale with Attack damage. Is it viable to put them on him?
  • Answers (4)

    OTGBionicArm (415) | August 25, 2014 6:09pm
    If we're looking at Top Lane Volibear, AD marks are likely better for general trading. The only champions that really make use of ArPen runes have either built in AD steroids like Zed, Riven and Trundle or have very reliable armor sheds innately to further abuse the enemies lack of armor like Jarvan IV.

    I am however unsure on Quints. I'd assume you'd run AD quints as well, but could see AS or Movement speed quints, or even armor quints with flat health seals.

    As for your concerns that his abilities do not scale with AD, it's really not about the scaling, and more about general offense. Volibear does have to auto attack to do what he does (good ol' fashioned maulin'.), and in doing so, Flat AD will probably get the job done better than ArPen. I'm like 90% sure on that. You'll need a mathcrafter for like, conclusive ****.
    tasteslikepuddin (3) | August 25, 2014 8:31pm
    Thank you for the advic.
    utopus (313) | August 26, 2014 9:16am
    PsiGuard (1495) | August 25, 2014 12:59pm
    Are you playing him in top lane or jungle? I tend to think attack speed runes are better suited to jungling. Armor pen could work in top lane but you would probably want to build a bit of early AD to make it worthwhile outside your W.
    tasteslikepuddin (3) | August 25, 2014 5:24pm
    I prefer to play him Top lane due to his gank potential being a little less than desired for me personallly
    IornMoon | August 25, 2014 12:48pm
    it depends on the way your playing him, i play him as a jungle tank with 5000+ health that my frenzy is doing enough damage to take down a few daruis in less than a few seconds without armor pen. The choice is mostly on what their team is, i prefer the health and armor more or less but bruiser volibear can be a terror top lane.
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