Udyr Build Guide

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Comprehensive Udyr Guide - "The Most Flexible and Versatile"

written by TheConquerorr

Udyr Build

Table of Contents

  • Greetings !

    Hello, I'm TheConquerorr. I wanted to make this guide because i want to show Udyr's maximum potential. Unfortunately most of other guides states that either Tiger or Phoenix is useless when its not. Of course they have some pros over each other but overally, they both are very efficient (explained later).

    Udyr can take many roles even after game has started depending on enemy and ally team composition. I want to show how Udyr can fit nearly every team with its flexibilty, versatility etc etc... Therefore there is no core build and my recommended builds are not holy words so you can change them to suit better for your playstyle.

    This guide is for those players who already played Udyr at least (well umm...) 10 times and has basic knowledge about core elements like Jungling-Laning, Map Awareness etc. so i'll pass beginner tips...

    I'm playing Udyr since 07/26/2010 (source: PVP.net Purchase History) and played more than 400 games with just Udyr. In this time i tried every possible build-playstyle with Udyr to achieve its maximum potential. I hope you enjoy reading this guide! Your suggestions and constructive comments are very welcome. Thanks!

  • Abilities

    Monkey's Agility
    It is still a decent passive after the cruel nerf (v1.0.0.130)... To get max effect, we need to change stances every 5(max) secs.

    Tiger Stance
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    Actually it is Udyr who killed Urf the Manatee. Later Warwick has stolen his skin for himself =P

    Persistent Effect: Increases attack speed by (20/25/30/35/40)%.

    Activation: Udyr's attack speed is increased by (15/20/25/30/35)% and Udyr's first attack rends his target, dealing an extra (30/80/130/180/230) (+1.5 per attack damage point) magic damage over 2 seconds.

    Tiger = AD Udyr
    Your single target ripper ability. On activation you get %75 AS plus (on first hit) dot(damage over time) effect which bleeds enemy for 2 secs. This will kill enemies after they waste their flash to escape... HAHA! As you see its a good finishing strike.

    Persistent effect only good for farming, tower-inhibator damaging. In combat, once delivered first hit of Tiger change stance.

    When assaulting, switch to tiger than bear and attack. This will both stun and apply tiger's first hit effect. But remember you have 3 seconds (approx.) to accomplish this or tiger stance at background will fade...

    Turtle Stance
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    Meet "The Turtlezilla" =D

    Persistent Effect: Udyr's attacks cannot crit, but he restores (10/12/14/16/18)% of his damage as health and (5/6/7/8/9)% of his damage as mana.

    Activation: Udyr gains a temporary shield that absorbs (60/100/140/180/220) (+0.5 per ability power point) damage.

    Very useful spammable sheild with just 3.6 secs cd (with %40 cdr). Turtle is our best friend at early level jungling or laning. Mana and HP regen will let you stay in your lane more than everyone. And enemy harrassers will only waste their mana (or effort) as you use sheild against their attacks and continue regenerating. At late game we will use this between every 2 stance to reduce incoming damage and stay in fight longer.

    The temporary sheild benefits from armor and magic resistance, this means if we have 100 armor our sheild will block 440 physical damage(at lvl5) at least (of course if enemy doesn't have armor penetration). Some people say "AP is not suitable because its AP ratio is only 0.5"
    They are right actually pure AP for Udyr is a bad joke. But AP&AS hybrid with %40 CdR and reasonable resistance, it can be very fun to play. I'll talk about this later.

    You may also use turtle before any attack to get you sheild up and get stacks earlier.

    When you have low hp, hitting minions while spamming turtle is a very good way to regain full hp but you need %18 CdR at least for this. Spamming turtle is also very helpful when you are focused in teamfights but remember you need to max CdR and have good amounts of resistance for higher damage absorbtion and longer durability.

    Bear Stance
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    Default Udyr is Bear Udyr

    Spell Summary
    Persistent Effect: Udyr mauls his target with such force that they are stunned for 1 second. This effect cannot occur on the same target for 6 seconds.

    Activation: Udyr gains (15/18/21/24/27)% increased movement speed for (2/2.5/3/3.5/4) seconds.

    Your assault or flee stance. Shortly; Stun, Chase, Flee, Fast Travel

    A well placed stun can change the outcome of a game. Yes, you can interrupt
    ------------------(prevent teleport)---------(if already bear)---(channeling)---(channeling)---(channeling)

    Note that stun cd is for "same" target. This means you can slap around at team fights and interrupt them like crazy...

    While running away don't just use bear, shift between bear and turtle to get your shield up. Stunning before escape can sometimes help you to safely retreat.

    You are very fast when bear is active but that doesn't means you should chase enemy to the end of the world... If they manage to get too far just turn back, 0 is better than -1.

    Some players dont give 5 points to this ability because they can already reach 500 MS (soft cap)... I personally dont agree this because some champions can still race and own Udyr AND whats the purpose of Bear if you cant catch enemies when you need to ? What if enemy has 10 MS more than you..? More MS is never a waste.

    When you need to reach somewhere asap (or if you have blue buff) spam bear. But you need %35 CdR for continuous effect.

    Phoenix Stance
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    A mighty Phoenix

    Persistent Effect: Every third attack, Udyr engulfs enemies in front of him in flame, dealing (40/80/120/160/200) (+0.25 per ability power point) magic damage.

    Activation: Udyr sends out pulsing waves of fire dealing (15/25/35/45/55) (+0.25 per ability power point) magic damage each second to nearby enemies for 5 seconds. In addition, Udyr's ability power is increased by (15/25/35/45/55) and his attack damage is increased by half of that amount.

    Phoenix = Magic Damage&AS Udyr
    Your other offensive ability but this one gains more power from AS then AD. Thats why if we decide to go Phoenix Udyr we'll buy lot of AS items. I said Magic Damage&AS Udyr above because your damage output includes more magic damage than... Many players underestimate magic damage part because they didn't really understand . I will explain this later.

    When jungling, dont forget to count 3. hit before you change stance.

  • A. Jungledyr

    Lets get to the most exciting part. Before we start i want to ask myself: Why should i jungle ?
    Answer: By jungling, i leave more XP and Gold for my team while not sacrificing from mine. I gank enemies and interrupt their laning. My team dominates map because i'm patrolling around. And hey! i'm UDYR! The Jungle King!

  • B. Lanedyr

    As well as an excellent jungler, Udyr is also a very durable laner. With the help of Turtle, you can stay on your lane forever. But its best to recall and get some items from time to time =) Udyr can do solo top fairly well and even solo mid versus some champions.

  • C. Tankdyr

    Udyr's versatility and flexibility allows him to be a decent tank. In case your team doesnt have a dedicated tank champion like Amumu, Alistar etc.. Udyr can fulfill that duty not as good as them but still he does pretty well.

  • D. AP Udyr

    If you are bored and want to try something different with Udyr try AP-AS Udyr. As you know, Udyr is not made to be an AP champion but with some customization it can be worthy of respect. Our main focus here will be enhancing Phoenix and Turtle.

  • E. The Ultimate UDYR

    For those who wants even more action,
    For those who has more killing ambition,
    For those who gives a little value to protection,
    For those who have already mastered UDYR!

  • F. Udyr in Twisted Treeline

    Twisted Treeline is Udyr's favourite ground... It's like a large jungle (home) for him and he feels good inside. With correct setup & playstyle, he is unbeatable there.

  • G. Udyr in Crystal Scar

    Coming Soon...

  • 1 vs 1 Fights

    As i said before, Udyr's versatility makes him very strong. On 1v1 situations he can kill nearly all champions but there are tricky ones which i am going to talk about. Versus AP champions, if you have enough resistance to survive first burst with a reasonable HP, you can kill them without any problem...

  • Stance Dancing Details

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    Ever met a champion in LoL that can both dance and fight at the same time? No, you didnt - until now! =D Stance Dance is core element when playing Udyr.

    Changing stances simultaneously to get multiple buffs for a short time is what we call as "Stance Dance" (shortly SD) Every SD has its own usage and bonuses. And here i'll talk about what do we get and when should we do different SD'es.

  • Conclusion

    As i said, Udyr is the most flexible and versatile. He is a champion that you can discover something new about him when you are playing your 100. game with him. I think he is so unique! So play with him as many times as you can! If you are new to Udyr, i recommend you to start with Tankdyr because its rather easier than others... And for those who seeks more challenge, i recommend The Ultimate Udyr because its rather harder to play... You can play with Udyr using many many ways. So why not to make your own build according to your own playstyle?

    Here is a nice clip worthy of watching =)

    Thanks for reading this guide! I may have made some mistakes but hey, whats the community's job ? xD
    I'm looking forward about adding more content (pics,videos,math etc...) into guide but first i need your constructive comments & feedbacks. Also, don't forget to rate this guide. =D

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