If you’re just getting started in League of Legends, this Volibear guide may be the thing you’re looking for! Here’s a full guide to help you get started!
New to League of Legends? Or, maybe you want to change Champion… This fully-explained Volibear Guide is perfect for you! It’ll have the best builds, runes and how to play him in League of Legends Season 11!
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League of Legends Volibear Guide– Runes & Summoner Spells
Volibear usually is played either in the top lane or as a jungler. We’re going to see the different rune setups according to which role you will be playing.
As a top laner, you’d usually want to run Grasp of the Undying. It’s really helpful for short trades: you start stacking it by auto-ing the minions & then hit the enemy champion. Remember that the Volibear’s W procs the Grasp so you can use that as well.
Shield bash is really good when you can consistently land the shield with the E, but demolish is also very good. Second Wind, Bone Plating & Conditioning are all good, so pick according to who you’re against.Unflinching is good if you’re against heavy- crowd-control team comps.
For the second tree, you want to run Magical footwear & Biscuit Delivery. The 300 gold for free from the boots allows you to rush the items faster while Biscuit Delivery helps you surviving laning phase.
You want to get Flash & Teleport when playing as Volibear Top. Flash is the universal summoner that helps you either on forcing engages or for escaping. Teleport instead will allow you to join fights from far away or help you not lose experience in case you recalled or died during laning phase.
You run Flash & Smite when playing as Jungle. This is pretty self-explanatory: you must play Smite as jungler.
As a jungler instead, you want to focus on either dueling the enemy jungler or dishing out more damage as fast as possible. Press the Attack is the best in both situations, so go for that. Triumph & Legend: Tenacity are really good on Volibear, similarly to what happens in the top lane. Last Stand, instead allows you to deal more damage & heal more from your W later in the game when you will be tanking a lot more.
Nimbus Cloak is really strong for Volibear when chasing after targets: Smite also gives the MS bonus, so paired with the Blue Smite it’s the best chasing tool. You can either choose Waterwalking or Celerity as they’re both useful: you’d take Waterwalking more often, especially if you want to contest the scuttle crabs.
Volibear Guide – Build & Skill Order
For Mythic Items, Volibear usually goes for Sunfire Aegis. It’s one of the strongest items in the game: the Immolate Passive ticking overtime when he’s fighting enemies allows him to deal consistent damage while also being tanky.
Turbo Chemtank works similarly but is better against magic damage heavy compositions. If you want to go for more damage, Trinity Force is also decent, but you will be a lot squishier. Frostfire Gauntlet can be good if you need the slow passive to take down the opponents.
As for the Legendary Items, it really depends on the enemies you are going up against. Usually, it’s good to get an early Dead Man’s Plate for the MS boost, but also items like Force of Nature & Spirit Visage have synergy with Volibear.
If you want to go for more damage, get a Titanic Hydra or a Black Cleaver if the enemy has a lot of armor. In most cases, you’d take Titanic Hydra regardless.
Rushing a Bramble Vest can be a good idea in case the enemies have a lot of healing. Gargoyle Stoneplate usually gets built when you have lots of health: built it towards the end of the game. In terms of which boots you should build, go for Mercury’s Treads or Plated Steelcaps. The Tenacity Passive is extremely strong for almost any champion & it’s the highest value out of all boots. Get Plated Steelcaps instead if enemies deal damage with auto-attacks. Boots of Swiftness are optional & can be good when you need the extra 15 MS.
Volibear Abilities Max Order
Volibear’s skill order is very straightforward. You want to max W as it’s the best for dueling, granting you more damage & more healing. You can max both E or Q second, depending on if you need more MS to engage or more damage & shield from the E. Max R whenever you can.
Volibear StrategiesDuring Early Game
As a top laner, you want to fight the enemy in the early stages of the game: very few champions can outduel Volibear so try to get ahead by killing the enemy. Try to get 6 as soon as possible & look for TP’s in the botlane. Your R is extremely useful for dives so don’t be scared to chase after the enemies. Similarly, you want to get ahead playing as a jungler too. You want to either gank or fight the enemy jungler & get the objectives on the map to push out the lead.
And For Mid-Late Game…
Later in the game, you will act as the engaging tank for the team. Your focus will be trying to stun the carries with your Q while creating havoc with your R & E in the middle of the teamfight. Be aware that for Volibear is really hard to get out of a fight so time the engages well & don’t over force it.
After last year’s Rework, Volibear has a much interactive & funnier kit. He was a very strong pick in Season 10, thanks to its unique R that disables turrets. He can be a very useful pick in any champion pool as it requires little practice while giving a lot of value to the team.
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