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Volibear·Top Build

The Relentless StormP
Thundering SmashQ
Frenzied MaulW
Sky SplitterE
StormbringerR
Win rate49.4%
Pick rate3.6%
Ban rate10.9%
Matches93 094-
Volibear Top has a 49.4% win rate with 3.6% pick rate in Emerald + and is currently ranked B tier. Based on our analysis of 93 094 matches in patch 14.7 the best build for Volibear is Unending Despair, Ionian Boots of Lucidity, Winter's Approach, Spirit Visage, and Iceborn Gauntlet. Most picked runes for Volibear Top are Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Second Wind, and Revitalize for primary tree, as well as Ingenious Hunter, and Taste of Blood for secondary tree.
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Volibear Build

Top Top  Patch 14.7

Most Popular

Win Rate 53.0% based on 18 201 matches

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Recommended builds

Build
WR
Grasp of the UndyingDomination
Unending Despair

Most Popular

53.0%
Lethal TempoResolve
Nashor's Tooth

2nd Most Popular

53.4%
Lethal TempoResolve
Riftmaker

Alternative

53.7%
Press the AttackSorcery
Hextech Rocketbelt

Off-Meta

49.6%

Top Players
ALL

Player name
WR
iconRankName

천상천하유아독존 OTP

67.9%
iconRankName

EdgySnyderFanboy OTP

53.1%
iconRankName

Thisisbear#Thisb OTP

53.8%

Matchup Specific

vs Champion
WR

Aatrox

55.2%

Sett

52.9%

runes

Resolve
Resolve
Grasp of the UndyingAftershockGuardian
Demolish
Font of Life
Shield Bash
Conditioning
Second Wind
Bone Plating
Overgrowth
Revitalize
Unflinching
Domination
Domination
Cheap Shot
Taste of Blood
Sudden Impact
Zombie Ward
Ghost Poro
Eyeball Collection
Treasure Hunter
Ingenious Hunter
Relentless Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
Adaptive Force
Attack Speed
Ability Haste
Adaptive Force
Move Speed
Health Scaling
Health
Tenacity and Slow Resist
Health Scaling

spells

SummonerFlash

D

SummonerTeleport

F

items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's Ring
Health Potion
2
Stealth Ward

@ 15 sec

Early Items

Kindlegem
Boots

@ 4 min

Core Items

Unending Despair
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Winter's Approach

@ 19 min

Full Build

Unending Despair
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Winter's Approach
Spirit Visage
Iceborn Gauntlet
Thornmail

ability order

Max:

W

right arrow

Q

right arrow

E

right arrow

Skills

The Relentless Storm
Thundering Smash
Frenzied Maul
Sky Splitter
Stormbringer
1
E
2
Q
3
W
4
W
5
W
6
R
7
W
8
Q
9
W
10
Q
11
R
12
Q
13
Q
14
E
15
E
16
R
17
E
18
E

situational items

Frozen Heart
Sundered Sky
Jak'Sho, The Protean
Randuin's Omen
Riftmaker
Nashor's Tooth

Volibear Matchups Overview

Volibear General information

Volibear tips and tricks

Keep the minion wave closer to your side of the map in the early game. This will allow you to look for favourable trades pre-6.

Get as close to the enemy laner as possible before activating your Thundering SmashQ so it doesn’t run out before you can CC them.

Look to gain an advantage in the early game to make the mid and late game easier.

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The Best Volibear Builds, Runes and Items for Top in Emerald +

Most Popular

If you want to use the most popular Volibear Top build, you should take Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick Grasp of the Undying as your keystone, followed by Demolish, Second Wind and Revitalize in the primary tree, as well as Ingenious Hunter and Taste of Blood in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Ability Haste in offense, Health Scaling in flex and Health Scaling in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Unending Despair as your first item, followed by Ionian Boots of Lucidity and Winter's Approach. For your last 3 items, you should build Spirit Visage, Iceborn Gauntlet and finish with Thornmail. For the skill order, you want to stick with W - Q - E. Right now, this build has 53.0% winrate over 18 201 matches played.

Optional

Your second option for Volibear Top build would be to take Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells. The runes that this build takes advantage of are Lethal Tempo as your keystone, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity and Last Stand in the primary tree, and Demolish with Revitalize in the secondary tree. The shards used in this build are Attack Speed in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health Scaling in defense. The items for the build are Nashor's Tooth, which you should build first, followed by Ionian Boots of Lucidity as your second item and Riftmaker as your third item. The rest of the items in order are Hullbreaker, Spirit Visage and Thornmail. The skill order for this build is W - Q - E. In the current patch, this build has a 53.4% win rate over 10 064 matches.

Alternative

If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells, with runes being Lethal Tempo as your keystone, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity and Last Stand in the primary tree, and Demolish with Revitalize in the secondary tree, as well as Attack Speed, Adaptive Force, and Health Scaling as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Riftmaker as your first item, then Ionian Boots of Lucidity as a second item and Nashor's Tooth as a third item. You want to finish the build with Hullbreaker, Spirit Visage and Zhonya's Hourglass. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it W - Q - E. This build is currently sitting at a 53.7% win rate across 3 369 matches played.

Off-Meta

If you want to try an Off-Meta Volibear Top build in the current patch, try Flash and Ignite as your Summoner Spells, Press the Attack, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity and Last Stand as your primary rune tree, and Nimbus Cloak with Transcendence as your secondary tree. Use Attack Speed, Adaptive Force and Health Scaling as your shards. For items in this build, you want to complete Hextech Rocketbelt as your first item, then finish Ionian Boots of Lucidity as your second item, and Riftmaker as third item. The last 3 options are Nashor's Tooth, Spirit Visage and Jak'Sho, The Protean. The ability order for this build is W - Q - E. As of the current patch, this build has a 49.6% win rate over 1 432 matches played.

Situational Volibear Runes and Items

Depending on the context of your game, your matchup, and enemy champions, you might want to consider building some situational items or take specific runes. Carefully examine your team, enemy team, game state , and your matchup to plan your Volibear build accordingly! For example, when it comes to rune shards, you might want to take either Armor or Magic Resist, depending on which champion you are about to lane against.

Furthermore, if you want a more detailed breakdown, you should also check out Volibear runes page.

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Volibear Counters - Best and Worst Matchups for Top in Emerald +

Best Matchups

In Patch 14.7 the best possible matchups for Volibear Top are:

Consider picking Volibear into these matches to increase your chance to win a game. These are the most popular Top matchups that currently are in favor of Volibear.

Worst Matchups

We highly recommend avoiding picking Volibear in the current patch into the following Top matchups:

  • vs. Quinn - 40.9% win rate over 508 games.
  • vs. Vayne - 42.1% win rate over 1 042 games.
  • vs. Gnar - 44.6% win rate over 1 582 games.
  • vs. Olaf - 44.9% win rate over 1 451 games.
  • vs. Kayle - 45.0% win rate over 1 400 games.

These champions are considered as Volibear counters in the current patch, and playing such a matchup will decrease your chances of winning a game.

Additional Notes

If you want to find out more about best and worst matchups, as well as specific matchup statistics, we highly encourage you to check our Volibear counters page. Keep in mind that while the champion may counter or be countered, it also comes down to your individual skill, the skill of your opponent, your team, and enemy team compositions.