Trundle / Udyr Low Summoner Level Jungling Guide (Geared for Beginners)
Greetings. This is a guide to jungling as Trundle or Udyr as a low Summoner level. I am designing this guide more so for players who are relatively new to jungling, although there's plenty of good tips in here that it will also help veterans who want to try jungling with Trundle or Udyr at lower levels.
What I mean by "low summoner level" is basically anything under 25 or so. It's not the level that matters, but rather the lack of runes and masteries. So this guide will still be useful even if you are high level but lack the runes.
I highly recommend doing this at Summoner level 11 or higher, as that will grant you enough mastery points. If you want to do it sooner, level 8 is very minimum I would recommend. It's possible to jungle at even lower Summoner levels, but there is a great disadvantage (more info on this later in the guide).
Be sure to practice jungling in an empty custom game before playing with others!
What is Jungling?
Jungling is a term to refer to a player entering the 'jungle' (the forest areas between the bases) to fight neutral monsters.
So why jungle? Jungling is one of the most important "jobs" in the game in my opinion. The advantages of jungling are:
A few things I want to say,
~ Its nice to see a low summoner level jungling guide or also known as a newbie jungling guide.
~ I never jungle with Udyr other than those 3-4 times I wanted to try. Laning Udyr is just as good if you got the right team mate. Exploiting this path is up to you, I am lazy to explain and type. Jungling Trundle is easier than Udyr due to the mana issues. I'm not joking. Jungling Trundle is easier than Udyr due to positional issues. I am not joking. Key points to jungling Phoenix which is easier is positioning yourself. If you position your cone to hit all the creeps than your AoE probably won't hit all of them. Thats the case for the Wraith at least since they are ranged.
Otherwise +1 for effort and newbie friendliness
If you don't have enough runes to use a normal jungling build, I would recommend Fortify over Heal. Silly as it sounds, the 9 damage bonus from fortify is more than 9 Tier 3 AD Marks, and fortify is more useful than heal late game.
(Of course I wouldn't recommend Fortify over Flash for any level 30 junglers)
@Enraged Pickle: Thanks. It always bothered how everyone had the misconception that you could not jungle at all until you were a fully decked out high level.
I've been testing it and I still see Udyr as easier to jungle with. It's more forgiving because of area damage and Turtle Stance healing/shielding. In addition, I always seem to jungle faster as Udyr than Trundle. Positioning surprisingly is not that important. Trundle has to deal with timing the bites, which is slightly more difficult than just switching stances. The only weird thing is that I can solo Blue Golem right away as Trundle but not Udyr, but that's probably because of Bite's damage.
You brought up some good points though, so I've edited the guide.
@Uknowsl: Hey, I never thought of that, that's a great tip! I'll put it in the guide and credit your contribution.
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