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"Few can weather the storm that follows in the wake of VolibearSquare Volibear's roar." - AsheSquare Ashe, the Frost Archer

Though the northern reaches of the 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 capital of the Freljord. The Ursine had not ventured across the southern mountains in centuries and his appearance was met with unease. However, AsheSquare Queen Ashe [S|L] 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.

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Patch History

  • Stats
    • Base attack damage increased to 65 from 57.544.
    • Base armor increased to 35 from 26.38.
  • Frenzy Frenzy
    • Bug Fix: Attack speed bonus now increases as soon as he puts another skill point into it, rather than waiting until the buff falls off and is reapplied.
  • Thunder Claws Thunder Claws
    • Maximum number of bounces increased to 8 from 4.
    • New Effect: There's now a small delay between bounces.
    • New Effect: Is now better at searching for additional targets before ending the chain early.
  • General
    • Bug Fix: Captain Volibear's golden shoulderpad no longer disappears into his shoulder during one of his idle animations.
  • Frenzy Frenzy
    • Base damage reduced to 60 / 110 / 160 / 210 / 260 from 80 / 125 / 170 / 215 / 260.
    • Bonus attack speed per stack reduced to 4 / 8 / 12 / 16 / 20% from 8 / 11 / 14 / 17 / 20%.
      • Maximum attack speed reduced to 12 / 24 / 36 / 48 / 60% from 24 / 33 / 42 / 51 / 60%.
  • Rolling Thunder Rolling Thunder
    • Bug Fix: Sluggish behavior when attempting to cancel the enhanced attack.
  • Thunder Claws Thunder Claws
    • Bounce range increased to 500 from 330.
    • New Effect: Lightning can bounce up to 4 nearby enemies in succession.
  • Frenzy Frenzy
    • New Effect: Refunds half the cooldown if used on a monster.
  • Rolling Thunder Rolling Thunder
    • Bug Fix: Volibear's target not being thrown the correct distance if flipped against a wall or against a group of units.
  • Base armor increased to 20.5 from 16.5.
  • Frenzy Frenzy
    • Bug Fix: Percentage increases to Volibear's health not being included in bonus damage calculation.
V3.5 (Balance update)
  • Rolling Thunder Rolling Thunder
    • Bonus movement speed toward champions changed to 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50% from 45% at all ranks.
  • Stats
    • Base attack speed increased to 0.658 from 0.625.
  • Movement speed increased to 345 from 320.
  • Majestic Roar Majestic Roar
    • Minion/monster fear duration increased to 3 seconds from 2.
  • Majestic Roar Majestic Roar
    • Bug Fix: Reducing minion movement speed to 0 at maximum rank.
  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 20 from 17.5.
  • Chosen of the Storm Chosen of the Storm
    • Removed: Cooldown resetting on death.
  • Rolling Thunder Rolling Thunder
    • Base damage increased to 30 / 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 from 25 / 50 / 75 / 100 / 125.
    • New Effect: Volibear gains 15% bonus movement speed for the duration, increased to 45% when moving toward enemy champions.
    • Bug Fix: Enhanced attack sometimes canceling against fast-moving targets.
  • Frenzy Frenzy
    • Health ratio reduced to 15% bonus health) from 18%.
  • Majestic Roar Majestic Roar
    • Base damage increased to 60 / 105 / 150 / 195 / 240 from 60 / 95 / 130 / 165 / 200.
  • Frenzy Frenzy
    • Base damage reduced to 80 / 125 / 170 / 215 / 260 from 90 / 140 / 190 / 240 / 290.
    • Health ratio reduced to 18% bonus health) from 20%.
V1.0.0.130 added
  • Chosen of the Storm Chosen of the Storm (Innate)
    • Volibear heals rapidly for a few seconds when his health drops to a critical level.
  • Rolling Thunder Rolling Thunder (Q)
    • Volibear drops to all fours and runs faster if chasing an enemy champion. The first enemy he attacks is knocked into the air and flung behind Volibear.
  • Frenzy Frenzy (W)
    • Volibear's repeated attacks grant him additional attack speed. Once Volibear has repeatedly attacked three times, he can perform a vicious bite on his target.
  • Majestic Roar Majestic Roar (E)
    • Volibear lets out a powerful roar that damages and slows enemies. Minions and monsters are feared as well.
  • Thunder Claws Thunder Claws (Ultimate)
    • Volibear channels the power of the storm causing his attacks to blast his targets with lightning that bounces to other nearby enemies.