Some simple Volibear playability thingies

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A bouncy Furret

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12-04-2012

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Knight of Dusk

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12-04-2012

Boredom spawns some awesome stuff on occasion

PRESEASON STUFF KER-BLARGH:

Item combinations to watch and try as a Volibear player in S3:

Boots of Swiftness + Spirit of the Ancient Golem + Defensive mastery tree
Laugh at all the slows! Builds out of Machete and makes you go fast so it's really a sweet deal when jungling. Never go for this if you're laning against stuns, the early tenacity on Merc Treads will obviously help you MUCH more.

Black Cleaver + Tiamat + Tanky AD items
Farming and team fight Utility for your team. Goes well with Bloodthirster for carry mode, or Iceborn gauntlet for AoE damage and slow for more team utility.

Liandry's Torment + Rylai's Crystal Scepter + Tanky stuff
Requires high CDR, as it puts all the monies on Thunder Claws. Deals 3.33% of current health per second as a DoT to the entire opposition in team fights and 200~ magic damage on top with just the two. Also gives you 700+ health for extra beef. Pretty much requires Wit's End for early game damage though, these won't healp you in lane. Malady is a great pick up later on for the shredding.

Manamune + Sheen + Brutalizer + Whatever Ryze fancies this evening
Muramana is probably the build option with the most late game potential on Volibear. Before that, the build is so-so.

Clear times from my jungle attempts:
4:15 - 4:25 (depending on the quality of the leash) for blue route to lvl 4, half health, no pots remaining
4:00~ red route without leashing, half health and one potion remaining upon reaching lvl 4

Get AS marks, Glyphs too if you can handle passing up the MR.

Counter jungling will pretty much destroy you. Keeping the passive from triggering might be key, but you'll come out very hurt by doing so.


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A bouncy Furret

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12-04-2012

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Originally Posted by Knight of Dusk View Post
Boredom spawns some awesome stuff on occasion

PRESEASON STUFF KER-BLARGH:

Item combinations to watch and try as a Volibear player in S3:

Boots of Swiftness + Spirit of the Ancient Golem + Defensive mastery tree
Laugh at all the slows! Builds out of Machete and makes you go fast so it's really a sweet deal when jungling. Never go for this if you're laning against stuns, the early tenacity on Merc Treads will obviously help you MUCH more.

Black Cleaver + Tiamat + Tanky AD items
Farming and team fight Utility for your team. Goes well with Bloodthirster for carry mode, or Iceborn gauntlet for AoE damage and slow for more team utility.

Liandry's Torment + Rylai's Crystal Scepter + Tanky stuff
Requires high CDR, as it puts all the monies on Thunder Claws. Deals 3.33% of current health per second as a DoT to the entire opposition in team fights and 200~ magic damage on top with just the two. Also gives you 700+ health for extra beef. Pretty much requires Wit's End for early game damage though, these won't healp you in lane. Malady is a great pick up later on for the shredding.

Manamune + Sheen + Brutalizer + Whatever Ryze fancies this evening
Muramana is probably the build option with the most late game potential on Volibear. Before that, the build is so-so.

Clear times from my jungle attempts:
4:15 - 4:25 (depending on the quality of the leash) for blue route to lvl 4, half health, no pots remaining
4:00~ red route without leashing, half health and one potion remaining upon reaching lvl 4

Get AS marks, Glyphs too if you can handle passing up the MR.

Counter jungling will pretty much destroy you. Keeping the passive from triggering might be key, but you'll come out very hurt by doing so.
Hmm... I'll do a lot of testing after my exam block


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A bouncy Furret

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12-05-2012

So it looks like top lane is no longer a home for Volibear.

If you have a bad early game which will make you fall behind you are completely useless in top lane.

Since you can't build tanky early game you can't survive against people who are building damage.


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Rowanoake

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12-05-2012

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So it looks like top lane is no longer a home for Volibear.

If you have a bad early game which will make you fall behind you are completely useless in top lane.

Since you can't build tanky early game you can't survive against people who are building damage.
I have good evidence for Twitch-Voli being a MUCH more viable bot lane now, though. perhaps if he begins to fill an ADC/support role more often, he'll get more Riot love.


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A bouncy Furret

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I have good evidence for Twitch-Voli being a MUCH more viable bot lane now, though. perhaps if he begins to fill an ADC/support role more often, he'll get more Riot love.
Twitch Voli sounds like it would get torn to pieces by a common bot lane though.

Taric Ezreal against Twitch Voli doesn't sound healthy for the bear


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Vakyoom

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12-05-2012

keep this alive. at least make his stacks last 2-3 seconds longer... SO tired of having executes not work as i cast them.