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[GUIDE] The Legend of Udyr

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Typhon

Junior Member

12-26-2009

Since he took your advice, Udyr has been praised by his allies and enemies alike.
Udyr appreciates your guide greatly.


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HackerJacks

Member

12-27-2009

Quote:
flankd:
I disagree with 90% of this guide, especially the item order... maybe i'll write a guide too.



Tell Udyr your ways. Udyr is always open to new suggestions and play styles.


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SirGeo21

Junior Member

12-27-2009

Wonderful guide, thanking you twice for the humor and especially for the ideas on how to play him! Have you written any other guides for any other characters and also do you think Udyr benefits at all from the +AP from the trinity? Wouldn't it be better to get something else? Like +DMG?

Thanks again!


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The Bacon Dragon

Senior Member

12-28-2009

AP is nice, but I've found with my playstyle a way to work with Tiger and Bear early game.

Item build:

1. Sheen
2. Executioner's Calling
3. Mercury's Treads
4. Zeal
5. Trinity Force
6. Phantom Dancer
7. Last Whisper
8. Either Innervating Locket to help team
OR
8. Infinity Edge

Skill Build:

Bear
Tiger
Tiger
Bear
Tiger
Bear
Tiger
Bear
Tiger
Bear
Turtle
Turtle
Turtle
Turtle
Turtle
Phoenix
Phoenix
Phoenix

Early Game you need Mana to switch between Tiger and Bear when it is truly needed, by getting Sheen first you gain an early multiplier of your damage with tiger and sheen creating a nasty combo that can punish anyone should they fall under that one hit from bear.

An instant switch to Tiger and you deal a massive amount of damage while gaining life from Executioner's Calling, have the chance to crit with bear and tiger, allowing more lifesteal, and if you are finished off by another character and they are on the brink of death...Executioner's Calling will finish the job.

This build is risky in early game since Boots are not gotten until after the initial two items. It requires you to constantly be aware of the battlefield and keeping the other lane enemies in check. If you are ignored, the combo by the time you reach Mercury Treads can become a deadly force in a gank or even when counter-attacking a gank.

But I have made this build work, and I've found that with proper control of Tiger and even Turtle at level 1, Udyr can farm money quickly.


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SalvationTwist

Junior Member

12-28-2009

After udyr looked at ur topic
he has become very strong
but udyr thinks u can improve it
udyr seems to think that rammus counter this build
what would u do aginst a well built rammus
UDYR ROARS!

and thank you dude ur awesome


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HackerJacks

Member

12-29-2009

Quote:
SalvationTwist:
After udyr looked at ur topic
he has become very strong
but udyr thinks u can improve it
udyr seems to think that rammus counter this build
what would u do aginst a well built rammus
UDYR ROARS!

and thank you dude ur awesome



Rammus can be a tough champion to lane against no matter who you are. When Udyr play's against Rammus Udyr just avoids getting in range of his taunt around towers. Depending who his laning partner is Udyr may need to stay out of melle range of him altogether. A stun into a taunt or vice versa is bad for Udyr. When Rammus goes into his chainsaw death ball if he is comming at Udyr just pop your turtle shield and hope for the best. Cleanse currently does not remove this which is a bug and is being worked on by Top Men. Eventually that will be your best option. For right now just stay out of range of his taunt and have a ranged champion as your partner.

Also, udyr can go brutalizer early game to penetrate Rammu's HoG's which he will no doubt be buying. Then later on Udyr can grab a black cleaver. Make sure Udyr gets at least the phage of the triforce for some health. Bloozrazor is also always a good choice for fat enemy champions. Hope Udyr has helped!


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Adorno

Senior Member

12-29-2009

Udyr would like to share some insights with his brothers. Some of these things, he has seen in other places. Some, he hasn't.

Tiger stance is great for jungling. Tiger-Turtle. With this, Udyr can solo baron late game. Or, he can take down baron pretty easily with just a little help. Jungling is means of healing and transit for Udyr. He can go across the map and keep getting gold and xp! He can go into jungle hurt, and come out recovered, glowing, and ready to crush skulls!

Tiger's activate effect remains active for about 5 seconds after you activate it. This sets up a tiger-bear(charge in)-tiger, with your two tiger strikes coming one right after the other. If you(dyr) deals 200 damage in a hit, with tri-force and tiger he does 1000, then 1000 more. With 2 seconds of attacking, that adds another 5 hits (1000 more). That makes 3000! That's math even Udyr can do. The tri-force won't always proc at the same time, but will probably proc on one of your stances while you are attacking.

Because of this powerful burst damage, Udyr likes to do hit and runs. Sometimes, he likes flash for this. Smack, flash run. Wait for death. Run back in, kill others. There is much suffering, for many have defamed the name of Udyr.

Phoenix is great for early farming. Then Udyr can lay off and still max tiger. If Udyr is really sad about having less aoe, he can always buy Tiamat. Not sure if it is good, but it is fun. One tiamat smack on creep wave with turtle, Udyr is at full health! 1 second in tiger stance and creeps are dead! 1 second in bear with tiamat and udyr Rooooars because the bear always wanted to do AOE! AOE bear damage ftw!


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zastrozzi

Member

12-29-2009

Udyr would like to know if Brother and Sister Udyr have ever tried making Udyr roaring manbearturtletigerpheonix tank of never dieing.

Udyr has tried following build for great tanking:

Doran's Shield + Health Pot (Many underestimate Doran's Shield. Udyr laughs at those people and slaps them with bear hands. No item is more tanky at level 1)

Boots of Speed + Null-Magic mantle (Udyr needs movement speed as he hasn't created laser-panther stance yet and must run for bear hand slapping. Null-Magic mantle shows villians of a magical nature that Udyr cannot be stopped by their puny mana supply)

Cloth Armor + Ruby Crystal -> Heart of Gold (More armor! More Health! More Money! Cheaper then Udyr's stylish-yet-manly skirt-pants!)

Boots of Speed -> Mercury's Treads (Now Udyr need fear no stun! He shall run through Rune Cages and Gold Cards and small, crying mummy boys, pausing only to say disagreeable things about his enemy's parentage!)

Ruby Crystal + Saphire Crystal + Amplifying Tomb (Udyr is eating most enemies hits and belching rudely with victory by level 6-7. Now, he shall begin crafting his Triforce! Even tanks must smash the faces of the enemy!)

Saphire + Tomb -> Sheen, Long Sword

Long Sword + Ruby -> Phage, Dagger

Dagger + Brawler's Gloves -> Zeal

Sheen + Phage + Zeal -> Triforce

Now, Udyr has tanked the enemies and won the game by this point in every game he has tried. But, if given the chance, he would follow the Triforce With two BF Swords for much more face breaking, only to sell his much loved Doran's shield and turn them into Bloodthirsters.

Sure, Udyr of tanking will not be breaking faces like Udyr of... face breaking, but the initial item build provides a steady stream of items to increase Udyr's survivablility in the crucial early part of the game.

Even Face-Smashing Roarbeast Udyr agrees that Udyr spends levels 1-7 Absorbing with Turtle Stance and Stunning with Bear stance. He needs no attack power to do his job (which is not dying and yelling obscenities at opponents).

Remember, all good Udyr make friends with Squishy DPS types. While the enemy is running in fear from roaring manbearpheonixturtletiger, Udyr's friends will be shanking unopposed.

Also, Udyr thinks that Balance is for Sealmarkgliphs. He stacks HP quints to not-die harder in early game. While Crit marks are filled with awesome, Udyr spends much time not-critting with turtle stance. He recommends armor pen instead.


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Exantius

Member

12-29-2009

Does Udyr make a good backdoorer?

Turtle stance lets him tank towers exceptionally well and all the stance shifting + trinity force adds a decent chunk of damage. Bear form lets him run from tower to tower quickly as well and whatnot.

Also, thoughts on Nashor after Trinity? Cooldown reduction seems amazing since it gives damage from trinity and means you spend more of your time in a turtle shield and in bear super run fast mode.


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Adorno

Senior Member

12-30-2009

Udyr loves to backdoor!

Udyr doesn't theorycraft, but why would he spend 2645 for an item that does 1 thing that he doesn't need at all (mana regen) and another that isn't as good as dmg or attack speed (ability power).

Udyr likes to use skills and runes to get cooldown up above 20. Then golem buff maxes his cooldown. He can also get Brutalizer for half the price of Nashor's, and it does all kinds of useful things. Plus, the cost is 1337 and is in his item list. Clearly, Udyr is getting coded message from Riot. Brutalizer adds as much to Udyr's damage as sword of the divine, except it can be critted on, stacks w/tiger, etc, and is easy to patch together if you have to bp at odd times. Plus, armor penetration is awesome, and hard to come by. +15 armor pen means Udyr's foes have 15% less effective hp. Udyr imagines all life bars starting with almost 1/5 chopped off when he has brutalizer. Udyr doesn't think about their armor adding to that bar, though. That hurts his head.