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Udyr - Tank or DPS?

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nevets04

Senior Member

10-08-2010

Is Udyr a tank or Melee DPS? I want to buy another tank, but I'm not sure if udyr is the way to go.


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CaptainMÃ¥rvelous

Member

10-08-2010

Udyr CAN be a tank if you build him as one. His turtle stance is awesome in terms of tanking ability.


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Rawrful

Senior Member

10-08-2010

He is a tank. A jungle tank, similar to Amumu.

He tends to run as more of an offtank or disruptor than a full tank, with two main roles. He either plays linebacker and stands in front of your carries, stunning anyone that gets near them while pulsing phoenix or he runs into the enemy team and disrupts them by dropping micro stuns on anyone who is trying to run or starts to channel anything (Or he can just start beating up a carry) all the while being invincible.

Omen+Veil+Turtlespam = unkillable Udyr.


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Carados

Senior Member

10-08-2010

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SealingSword:
Udyr CAN be a tank if you build him as one. His turtle stance is awesome in terms of tanking ability.

Bear stance, you mean.

All Turtle does is make him harder to kill.

Bear stance gives him the ability to intiate and punish people out of position.


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Ssraeshza

Member

10-08-2010

Udyr is a tank first and DPS second.


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Unreal2

Senior Member

10-08-2010

A good udyr tank jungler scares the **** out of me.


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Razzimath

Member

10-08-2010

Quote:
Carados:
Bear stance, you mean.

All Turtle does is make him harder to kill.

Bear stance gives him the ability to intiate and punish people out of position.


Its ok guys, Carados is here to enforce semantics.

What hes trying to say is that the best tanks have means to initiate and disrupt the enemy team. Survival techniques are secondary to 'tanking' in lol. The main job is to be a major pain in the ass to the enemy and survivability just makes it easier.

Udyrs brilliant at this. But hes best in a team when paired with another mainstream tank like shen/amumu/galio/rammus. Put a good nuker, range carry and support behind you and its GG.


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Azkalas

Senior Member

10-08-2010

DPS Udyr is awesome IMO. Can even solo turrets from 100% to zero.


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King Kend

Member

10-08-2010

Udyr is an off-tank. He's a great disabler but without items he's way too squishy to be a main tank.


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Sturmhard

Senior Member

10-08-2010

Many viable ways to play Udyr. First is of course tank....but always keep in mind that you can NOT tank for a team full of squishies. Amumu can do that but Udyr simply has no mass disable to prevent sturdy enemies from steamrolling your squishies. You survive a lot of punishment with randuins/frozen heart and banshees/FoN but your damage output is mediocre at best. Noticeable but not really significant late game unless you throw in an Atmas and level tiger to 5 later.
But in the right team you can be a pain in the ass as tanky Udyr.

Next best known way to play is Tiger/dps Udyr. Imho the weakest build you can run. Dishes out a lot of damage but you dont survive focus fire at all....you drop very, VERY fast, since you rely on building pure damage. Fun in the right team if played correctly but mostly a bad build and no help for the team if the enemy is not completely ******ed and runs a decent team composition.

A very underestimated build imho is the AP-Udyr. You have a MUCH higher damage output than the tank and a MUCH higher survivability than the dps-udyr. Its a good all around version. one of the core items here is rageblade followed by lich bane and abyssal sceptre.Quite a "cheap" build and you can always toss in a sunfire cape or a banshees for higher survivability later on instead of abyssal.

i was fooling around with that build recently and realized that it can be quite fun and efficient if you already have a main tank and some ranged heroes in the team. thats anyway the most important thing to keep in mind as udyr....you CAN NOT play him in every team. just lean back and choose another char if you see that you already have melees and a nice tank.


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