Though the northern reaches of Freljord are some of the most unforgiving lands in Valoran, the Ursine have survived upon the region's barren, stormy tundra for centuries. As a fierce and respected warrior of the Ursine, Volibear devoted his life to the protection of his people and loyalty to his elder brother, the tribe's chief. When his brother was killed during a hunt on the tundra, the tribe looked to Volibear as his successor. It was an honor and a burden that Volibear had never expected, but he shouldered the charge with pride. However, by Ursine tradition, the tribe could not recognize Volibear as chief until he returned from a journey to the peak of their sacred mountain, a place forever shrouded in a thundering maelstrom. There, Ursine chieftains must speak to the storm itself, gaining clarity and wisdom to empower them as mighty leaders.
Donning the chieftain's traditional armor and enchanted gauntlets, Volibear began the long and perilous climb up the slopes of the mountain. When he reached the peak and gazed into the raging storm above, he saw a horrific vision of a Freljord utterly consumed by war. Amidst the carnage, the Ursine fell dead upon a bloody battlefield. Believing the vision to be an omen of things to come if he did not act against them, Volibear traveled to the capitol of Freljord. The Ursine had not ventured across the southern mountains in centuries and his appearance was met with unease. However, Queen Ashe recognized Volibear as a wise and powerful ally. In what Volibear considered the first step against a war-torn future, they forged an alliance. As part of their agreement, he joined the League of Legends in the name of a unified Freljord, representing the primal might of his nation on the Field of Justice.
"Few can weather the storm that follows in the wake of Volibear's roar."
- Ashe, the Frost Archer
Chosen of the Storm
(Innate) When Volibear's health drops below 30% of his maximum health, he will heal for [30% of of his maximum Health] over the next 6 seconds.
Cooldown: 120 seconds
(Active) For the next 4 seconds, Volibear will gain 15% movement speed. This bonus increases when headed toward a nearby visible enemy champion. Additionally, Volibear's next autoattack during this time will deal bonus physical damage and will fling the target behind him.
Cost: 40 mana
Fling Distance: 300
Bonus Speed Range: 1,800 (estimate)
Cooldown: 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 seconds
Bonus Physical Damage: 30 / 60 / 90 / 120 / 150
Movement Speed Bonus Towards Champions: 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50%
(Passive) Volibear temporarily gains bonus attack speed after an autoattack. This bonus stacks up to 3 times and lasts for 4 seconds.
(Active) While Volibear has 3 stacks of Frenzy, he can activate this ability to deal physical damage plus a percentage of his bonus Health to target enemy. The stacks won't be consumed and this damage will in turn be increased by 1% for every 1% of the target's missing health. Half of the cooldown is refunded if used on a monster.
THUNDER CANCELLING : Attempting to cancel Rolling Thunder's attack no longer causes sluggish behavior
v5.16 Volibear explodes in lightning upon casting R.
Invoking the legendary Ursine 'Thunder-Claws' technique should be a powerful moment for Volibear, but leaves much to be desired as enemies can just bearly escape when channeling. Rather than ditching the cast-time and removing the tradeoff for Voli entirely, we're making it better for him to use in combat (as well as feeling pretty epic) in all situations.
R - Thunder Claws
NEW FLEECED LIGHTNING : Upon activation, lightning will chain outward from Volibear once and deal damage
v5.5Bite a monster, get half your cooldown back. Winning!
W - Frenzy
[NEW]TASTES LIKE RAPTORS : Refunds half of the cooldown if used on a monster
"We're continuing our comprehensive pass at the game's older character textures. As with previous installments, our goal is to improve parity with newer releases and make sure everybody looks at home on the newly-updated Rift. At least two people said they're still reading this paragraph so we're gonna keep it!"
TEXTURES : The following textures have been updated:
BUGFIX: Fixed a bug where % increases to Volibear’s health were not being included in the bonus damage calculation
v3.05 Balance Update
Volibear was both an extremely powerful duelist as well as an almost guaranteed initiator for early skirmishes. In order to preserve his presence as a threatening fighter, these changes instead reduce Volibear's ability to force engagements early on.
Movement Speed bonus toward champions adjusted to 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50% from 45% at all ranks