- Quick Guide
- Item Build
- Rune, Masteries, and Summoner Spells
- Strategy and Tactics
- Questions Page/Extra Info
Questions Page/Extra Info
Who Does Volibear Stomp?
Answering Questions Page.
Q: With the incoming removal of Ionic, how are you gonna build him? Im thinking that new item Zephyr + Wit's End + Randuins?
A: To be honest I am disappointed in the removal of Ionic Spark, it was a beast item on him. However, I'm thinking of replacing Ionic Spark with one of the new AS items or Statikk Shiv, I will have to evaluate stats on the PBE or when S3 comes. But if I can predict my actions, it's going to be another pure tank item or a tanky AS item. Also BC is another option because it gives health and damage now.
Q: Can you explain how volibear beats yorick?
A: Alright, let me tell you the big secret behind beating "The Annoying Ghoul Man". Yorick is his strongest when he has all 3 ghouls up. Now, if we look at the Volibear E, we notice it fears minions for a total of 3 seconds. Yorick's ghouls are up for 5 seconds, with your fear being 3 seconds and lets say it takes Yorick a total of 1 second to activate every Ghoul (assuming he leads with E). When all his ghouls are up, use E: Slowing Yorick/Damaging him, and it will fear the primary annoying ghoul until it dies (or it may get one more auto in, but assuming the damage on your E will get rid of a second). This makes his lifesteal significantly lower and makes him reliant on E activate rather than ghoul autos, allowing Voli to rail on him. This takes a bit of practice and timing, but once you get it down it's easy wins!
Q: How do you feel about building Kindlegem early instead of HoG?
A: I wouldn't recommend it unless you want to build an early spirit visage, I feel saving it until you get Shurelia's is a waste, it would be much more worth it to get HoG or Philo if you really want to go the Shurelia's path. CDR is good on Volibear but not a necessity.
Q: How do you feel about running Cleanse?
A: I feel it's a viable summoner for Volibear but really only for the beginner Volibears. While it is a great summoner, a well practiced Volibear know's his limits (when it comes to ignite damage + enemy champ) and would rather go the aggressive path with Ignite than the defensive path with cleanse.
Q: How do you think Voli is against Riven?
A: Riven is a character that generally stays in extended fights to kill you, and as we all know: Volibear is a king of skirmishes. My best advice on beating riven is to kill her at level 2. If you kill your minions faster than her then you will gain a level advantage, get Q and W and proceed to dominate. If that doesn't work do your best to kill her pre 6 (generally with the same level advantage strat). After 6 it gets risky with her ignite and execute, but the odds are; if you are both at full hp and stay in a 1v1 scenario without backing off, you should win (just remember to ignite early)
Q: How do you fare against an Irelia?
A: Irelia is easy pickings! She has to extend a 1v1 fight to do maximum damage and your autos with Ultimate (or even earlier fights) out damage her by a HUGE amount. Even around level 3 or 4, if you just keep autoing her and using W at the end of the engage you should win a fairly easy lane. Just watch out for level 2 ganks, they really screw up Volibears laning.
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