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Udyr Statistics for AbsztracTion

Author's performance with Udyr compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
27
5
Win %
59
41
Kills
5.0
5.1
Assists
7.9
6.5
Deaths
2.9
6.3
KA:D Ratio
4.5
1.8
Gold Earned
12.1K
11.3K
Creep Score
75.7
77.4
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Not much to say here. 

You are playing in the jungle, so you take 11.png.

Wether to take 4.png or6.png really comes down to personal preference.
I personally prefer running 6.png at the moment, but really it just depends on your personal playstyle.
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I tried all of the following spells too: 

12.png: Teleport can be fun to backdoor, splitpush even faster, or get to your team from splitpushing instantly. But you´ve got a TON of movementspeed with  udyrbearstance.png, so you are allover the place anyway. So not really worth imo.

14.png3.png: Those two are kind of similar as both are good for (Team-)fights. But in my opinion Ghost is the strongest Teamfighting spell for Udyr. 
You can take exhaust if your team doesn´t have it tho (happens quite often since Supports are taking Ignite very often these days, fucking killstealers.).

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

For masteries there are many possibilities.


This one is the one I prefer at the moment.


6/6/18 - Explanation:

18 in RESOLVE for some tankiness mostly

Unyielding - Makes you Tankier

Explorer - More Movementspeed in brush and river, means running faster when ganking or fighting for Dragon etc.

Runic Armor - Stronger udyrturtlestance.png

Fearless - Tankiness when engaging. Alternative would be:
Insight - More 11.png4.png and6.png     
The choice comes down to preference and the question if oyu have to engage or not.

Swiftness - TENACITY. IMPORTANT.

COURAGE OF THE COLOSSUS - OP Shield when engaging with Bearstance. Best choice atm.

6 in FEROCITY

Fury - For more Atkspeed obviously

Expose Weakness - For better Teamfights by boosting your Teammates DMG

6 in CUNNING

Wanderer - Movementspeed OP

Runic Affinity - Mostly for longer lasting Bluebuff.

You can also go 12 in Cunning or Ferocity, it really depends on what you like more.

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You can go 0/18/12 and pick up Thunderlords/Stormraiders and the 5% CDR but atm I prefer the more defensive masteries, at least in ranked.
CotC is OP in Preseason.




Abilities Back to Top

R
W
R
E
R
W
R
W
R
W
W
E
E
E
E
Q
Q
Q
Passive
Q
16
17
18
W
2
6
8
10
11
E
4
12
13
14
15
R
1
3
5
7
9
This is the Max Order for a full first Clear. If you want to gank before that, make sure to get Bear Stance earlier.


Max udyrphoenixstance.png first, because you are Phoenix Udyr aka D FLAMEGOD aka D GODYR.

After that max udyrturtlestance.png for tankiness, then udyrbearstance.png, and then udyrtigerstance.png.

Other than maxing udyrphoenixstance.png first, nothing is set in stone tho.
You can max udyrbearstance.png second if you feel that you don´t need the tankiness and prefer the movement speed. Don´t recommed to do that atm tho.
If you build Tankdyr, with Cinderhulk, you can actually max bear over turtle since you are tanky anyway.

You can put a point in udyrtigerstance.png before LvL 16 if you need it for pushing towers or if you just want the atkspeed.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    These are your starting items. You could upgrade the potion to hunters later if you are struggling.
    THESE ARE USEFUL! I recommend to at least buy the Oracle Alteration at lvl 9, because Vision, and especially Vision Denial, is important!
    BUY THESE AND USE THEM. VISION IS LIFE.
    For everyone who knows how to efficiently clear the jungle with Udyr. You can build the Bead into Redemption, a zz´Rot, etc. And you don´t really need the Pots.

Core Items

    All of these are Viable on Udyr, although I don´t build Bloodrazor that often anymore. See Notes for more Info. I put Skirmisher´s in bc you can use it instead of Stalkers Blade if you prefer the Dmg Reduction over having a slow.
    BOOTS. I usually take Mercs for the Tenacity.
    Trinity is the closest thing you get to a "Core Item" on Udyr. You can use Iceborn instead if you want more Tankiness+ Utility instead of DMG.
    READ DESCRIPTION FOR MORE INFO ON ITEMS TO BUILD!!1!11!!
    These are Support Items, yes, but I really like to build them atm, because they are strong anyway, and also grant you a lot of Utility to work with. Plus you can save useless Teammates.

Situational Items

    Example Build against full AD
    Example Build against Full AP
    Example Build against Mixed Damage
    Example Build if FED (You can really just build anything you want if you´re fed)
    AP BUILD

Attention: ItemBuilds are weird on Udyr! You can build a lot of different things on him, so you will have to try a lot of things and see what works for you! I won´t go over every Detail, since my build is usually different every game, but I will go over a few Things you could do: 


Usually, I´ll start 1039.png1006.png3340.png
then I get my upgraded Jungle Item (which varies) and Tier 1 Boots. Sometimes (If ahead) I throw a1082.png in there.
After that I rush3078.png, except that I maybe get Tier 2 Boots in between.
If I have enough gold on first back, I don´t buy a Jungle Item and just buy a 3057.png and Tier 1 Boots.
(If I´m behind usually I don´t rush Triforce, and go Fulltank instead)

After this, you should build whatever you want/need out of these:

FOR OFFENSE:3091.png3046.png3087.png3001.png3041.png3124.png (Notes on Mejais below) 
NOTE THAT I DONT BUILD ANOTHER DMG ITEM AFTER TRIFORCE EXCEPT IF I´M AHEAD!

FOR DEFENSE:3056.png3110.png3075.png3143.png3742.png3060.png3512.png3026.png3065.png3102.png3190.png 3083.png3053.png3107.png(in order from Armor to Magic resistance, health at the end)

The most important thing is that you get 40% CDR at the end. Nothing more, nothing less. If you use my runes, and build Trinity Force/Gauntlet, you will only need to build 10% CDR, so one of these: SV, Banner, Abyssal Scepter, Redemption or Ohmwrecker.
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 Fulltank Udyr, if that´s what you like, it can be really strong. It could look like this:

1401.png3025.png3065.png3800.png3111.png3075.png (With 10% Cdr from Runes, or just build another 10% CDR Item)
Technically you can build every Tank Item on Udyr pretty much.

This Tank Build, with Triforce instead of Iceborn, is something I had a lot of success with recently.
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Fun AP build that I had the most success with after the nerfs back in 6.7:


Start: 1039.png2031.png3340.png
After that buy boots and3706.png
Complete your 1402.png or 1401.pngand after that rush3100.png, then3115.png.
You can also throw a 1082.png in there to upgrade it into Mejai´s if you think it will be worth it.
After that build another Item with 10% CDR, I like 3056.png a lot right now, but 3060.png or 3001.png or sth like that is good too.
Build whatever you need after that.

With this build you are a lot squishier than with the old builds, but you also deal TONS of Damage.
Since udyrturtlestance.png scales with AP too, you can maintain some tankiness through that, but you have to play more careful nontheless.
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Items you can build, but probably shouldn´t if you´re new to playing Udyr:
3041.png3115.png3100.png Basically the whole AP Build

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One thing about this item: 3041.png
Should you build it? 
Well, you might think it´s weird, especially on Udyr, but it´s actually pretty awesome if you manage to stack it.
So when should you build it?
Mejai´s is only useful at all if you get Kills and Assists and manage to avoid dying.
This is a HIGH RISK HIGH REWARD kind of playstyle, and pretty cheesy. It kind of leads you to playing Team Deathmatch, which you usually want to avoid.
So only build it if you really believe in your abilities and feel like it could be worth it.
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Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Aatrox
    Easy
  • Ahri
    Medium
  • Akali
    Easy
  • Alistar
    Medium
  • Amumu
    Medium
  • Anivia
    Medium
  • Annie
    Medium
  • Ashe
    Medium
  • Azir
    Easy
  • Bard
    Medium
  • Blitzcrank
    Medium
  • Brand
    Hard
  • Braum
    Medium
  • Caitlyn
    Medium
  • Cho'Gath
    Medium
  • Diana
    Easy
  • Dr. Mundo
    Medium
  • Elise
    Medium
  • Fiddlesticks
    Easy
  • Gnar
    Easy
  • Gragas
    Easy
  • Heimerdinger
    Medium
  • Illaoi
    Medium
  • Irelia
    Medium
  • Jarvan IV
    Medium
  • Jax
    Medium
  • Kalista
    Medium
  • Kha'Zix
    Hard
  • Kindred
    Medium
  • Lee Sin
    Hard
  • Master Yi
    Medium
  • Quinn
    Hard
  • Rek'Sai
    Easy
  • Shaco
    Medium
  • Udyr
    Easy
  • Vayne
    Hard
  • Volibear
    Medium
  • Warwick
    Easy
  • Xin Zhao
    Medium

VS

Aatrox

Easy

DON´T 1v1 him. Just Don´t. Especially if he´s got his passive up.

He isn´t played much these days and for good reason, but he´s still too strong in a 1v1 situation.
I´d rate this easy-medium.

VS

Ahri

Medium

I´ll rate this medium because:

If you get to her, she´s pretty much dead, but she has 3 dashes with her ult so she can kite you a little, and if she hits her charm, and her team follows, you could be dead or at least so low that you can´t really fight anymore. 
Other than that she´s like any squishy tho. 

VS

Akali

Easy

Gosh, does anyone remember this grill? She used to be like a top tier assassin, but now she´s seen more on lolhentai.net or rule34 than on the rift. She´s so damn weak atm.

If you see her in the jungle you´re playing 5v4 anyway, if she´s mid or top, her opponent gets pretty much a free lane if he´s not completely retarded. Just beware of tank Akali. Thats more dangerous :´D

VS

Alistar

Medium

This dude is annoying since he can peel for his carries all day, and it takes hours to kill him. But usually he builds full Tank, so he deals no real Damage, hence you can just try to avoid him and focus the rest of his team.

If he is dangerous or not really depends on his Teammates tho.

VS

Amumu

Medium

His CC is annoying, gets really Tanky, and has decent Damage, especially against other Tanks. If he gets a good ult off and his team can follow up its bad, but other than that you can just invade him, maybe kill him, take his shit, and just generally try to avoid Clumping and Teamfighting, as with any other strong Teamfight Champ you´re playing against.

Also you´re stronger early, so try to gank more than him, maybe countergank and kill him/his teammates.

VS

Anivia

Medium

Her wall is so fucking annoying, it even makes me take flash just to get past it sometimes.

Her stun is also a problem if it lands, but let´s be honest here:
NO ANIVIA IN LOW ELO HITS THAT SHIT.
If they do, it´s probably your fault for walking into it.
Other than that, she´s squishy, so it´s kind of easy to kill her if you get to her, although it´s quite tiring that you have to kill her egg too after killing her.
Also this Bird has the best waveclear in the game, so don´t even try to siege towers, except if she´s dead. Splitpushing, and getting a pick on her at best, might be your best Option.

VS

Annie

Medium
WHY THE FUCK WOULD ANYONE BUFF TIBBERS.
This little girl hurts. She will probably hurt your Midlaner, so you should maybe gank there. Just keep track of her stun and ULT if you want to gank. You and your team should try to avoid fighting in small spaces (jungle) or standing close together, since she can get a 5man stun off then, and if she succeeds in that, the fight is pretty much lost. You can fight her without problems when her ult is down tho.

VS

Ashe

Medium
She´s stronger these days.
Oh man, these slows. 
Again, just annoying since you are kind of easy to kite, and she can kite pretty well, but with swifties and your movementspeed you should get to her np and she´s dead, since she´s squishy as fuck.

VS

Azir

Easy

Well in my opinion this guy is pretty much always an easy matchup in lower elo, because his skillcap is pretty high. 

He is squishy, so you can kill him easy, and he hasn´t got anything to really stop you from doing that, apart from his ult, which is annoying, but not really a problem, since most Azir players don´t know how and when to use it right.
His soldiers are pretty much useless against you since you just run past them into his face.

VS

Bard

Medium

I don´t really know about Bard man. 

Thing is, he´s so strong if played well, but otherwise he´s pretty much just useless all game.
But since most players in low elo can´t play him it´s not that bad.
I´ll just rate medium since it´s so skill dependant.

VS

Blitzcrank

Medium

I´m talking about Blitz SUPP here, not jungle since nobody really plays that in Ranked (At least i hope so). 

This guy is annoying for your squishies. For you it´s pretty much a free flash if he grabs you. Except if he grabs you alone into 5 people, then you die.
I don´t find him to be that strong tho.
If you don´t like him, ban him, otherwise it´s not that bad.

VS

Brand

Hard

This guy is annoying for one single reason: He deals TONS OF DAMAGE.

While he is kind of squishy, so you can kill him, he will still hurt you a LOT before you get to him., after 6.9 he may even kill you now.
He´s not a Counter or anything, just really strong atm, even as a support.
won´t really stop you, especially if you can dodge his Q, but will deal a lot of Damage, just keep that in mind.
Gank his lane, maybe Camp it even.

VS

Braum

Medium
His Q slows, that can be annoying.
His shield blocks projectiles, so you don´t care about that. The damage reduction isn´t that strong, and you probably won´t focus him anyway, just run past him.
The only peel he has then is his ult and that knocks you up for a maximum of 1,5 sec.
That usually won´t stop you either.
The passive stun is really strong tho, and if he hit you, then their ADC kites you, you might be dead.
You can often just straight up ignore him, but if he´s good, like really good, you may have a hard time.

VS

Caitlyn

Medium

SHES FUCKIN ANNOYING AS HELL.

God i hate this bitch at the moment. She´s one of the strongest ADC´s right now and all of her kit just pisses me (and you, if you play the DYR) off.
Try not to get kited by her, hope that her Frontline is bad, and don´t die. HAHA.

VS

Cho'Gath

Medium

This guy is dangerous if he´s big, but useless if he´s small.

Keep him from snowballing in laning phase.
He´s got a lot of cc, so that would usually be annoying, but his cc is delayed and he is slow, so if you´re good, you can just dodge all of it.
Don´t focus him in teamfights, kill his friends first.

VS

Diana

Easy

If your enemy picks Diana into Udyr, he´s either dumb or a Diana main with experience in every matchup. If she´s ahead, or fed, she could burst you tho so beware.

If she isn´t she won´t be that much of a problem. You can maybe even kill her solo. Try to countergank too.

VS

Dr. Mundo

Medium

Well, he was a VEEEEERRRRRYYYYYY Banworthy Champ, but kind of got nerfed a bit in 6.2, especially the jungle playstyle.

So now he´s kind of "meh".
He´s still a big piece of meat dealing decent damage, don´t get me wrong,
but I mean what does the real Flamegod do with a big piece of meat?
Right, he fries it man.
Anyway, Top lane, he´s annoying, bc hard to kill when ganking, and a beast lategame.
We´ll see how Riot will change him.
My guess is he´s going to be forgotten again. Sadly.

VS

Elise

Medium

Really hard if she´s good, really easy if she´s bad-mediocre.

Elise is pretty strong atm, and benefits from Runic Echoes just as much as Udyr.
I had to play against an Elise main this patch, and he really knew what he was doing and I got pretty much completely wrecked.
So beware of this Champion, I even ban her sometimes.

VS

Fiddlesticks

Easy

Just kill this guy everytime you see him. When he tries to Drain you, Stun him, kill him and continue farming. Seriously though, he´s so squishy, you can duel him anytime.He got a lot stronger after 6.9, but I still think it´s pretty easy to play against him.

VS

Gnar

Easy

Actually he´s not easy as in: Go in you, can kill him, no problem.

He´s easy as in: Know when you can kill him and when you can´t, and it´s easy.
In lane, a gank when he´s mini- Gnar will usually be successful. So do that.
If he´s ahead he can be really annoying in Teamfights, but doesn´t bring enough Dmg to kill you so I usually try to ignore him, kill his teams squishies, and then him. You maybe have to peel for your Squishies tho, so be aware of him still.

VS

Gragas

Easy

Ah the fat guy. I hate him, because I hate every Champ that can stop me from moving for what feels like an hour. In laning phase you can maybe kill him or make him go back to base when you see him alone, or just countergank and get a double/triple kill, especially if he wasted his ult on engaging in a Gank. 

He will probably try to force teamfights later tho, bc that´s what he thrives in, so tell your team to be careful when you´re splitpushing (they should always be actually, but teammates are dumb).
You don´t see him very often these days, and he´s not that strong atm.

VS

Heimerdinger

Medium

Annoying. You CAN gank him, but it will hurt, and maybe he will end up getting a double kill if you don´t kill him fast enough. He´s not very useful for the rest of his team tho, so in a Teamfight he shouldn´t be a problem if he´s not ridicoulusly fed. 

Either way, gank other lanes, if you´re tanky enough you can gank him if he´s overextended, Otherwise just kill him in Teamfights.

VS

Illaoi

Medium

I don´t find her to be that strong, but for some reason people in low elo still like to ban her.

She´s hard to gank and a lane bully, which doesn´t make laning phase easy for your laner, but later she´s not that strong, except if you stay in her ultimate zone after she ulted. Then you´re pretty much dead.

Watch this for general info on how to play against her:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLiTGQML3pI

VS

Irelia

Medium

Strong Champ. I don´t like her. She does too much. And she´s got a shit ton of movement speed. And a stun.

If she gets fed, tell your Toplaner to uninstall and go afk.
Nah just kidding.
But really, try to gank her, delay her Triforce as long as you can, and in teamfights, if she´s not behind, your team should probably focus her as much as possible.
She isn´t as horrible as I may make it sound tho, just really strong.

VS

Jarvan IV

Medium

If you play against him, take flash, it could come in handy to flash out of his ult.

He´s a really strong ganker thanks to his kit, so if you can countergank a lot to make his ganks useless, then he´s useless. Maybe not completely but you will stop him from having any real influence.
Try not to get locked down by his ult in teamfights, and if you do get locked down, flash out of it if your flash is up, and proceed to flame his team while he is trapped inside his own ult.

VS

Jax

Medium
Usually kind of depends if he´s Jungle or Top. He´s really strong at the moment with rageblade etc., but he´s not really as much a threat to you as he is to your Squishies. His dodge is annoying, as you can´t do shit when he´s using it, but after using it, he´s vulnerable. Try to countergank if he´s jungle, try to gank his lane when he´s laning, and just keep him from getting fed. You can kill him, especially early, because he will build Damage first, and will therefore be kind of squishy.
Don´t try to duel him if you´re not ahead tho.

VS

Kalista

Medium

I HATE HER. I mean she´s technically just another ADC, and thus squishy and you can kill her, but she kites SO FUCKING HARD. It´s just really annoying. Don´t just dive in blindly to get her, plis. 

She´s hard to play against if she´s got a supp who can peel well, otherwise she has to be really good to kill you in a 1v1 (usually), except if she´s fed.

VS

Kha'Zix

Hard
 I see him more often these days. 
His jump has a ridiculous range, his damage is pretty crazy, and he still maintains a tankiness that you shouldn´t underestimate.
I had some problems against him recently so I´d rate this hard for now
- a little harder than usual.

VS

Kindred

Medium

Kindred is one of the most useless Champs combined with an annoying gamechanging Ult, in my humble opinion. At least in low elo.

Kindred is squishy as fuck, so I usually kill it everytime i see it running around alone.
Other than that, the enemy team will be less tanky because they have an Adc in the jungle.
MOST IMPORTANT THING IS: UNDERSTAND HOW THE ULT WORKS, 
and use that to your advantage, since many Kindred players don´t even know what their own ult does.

Last thing is: Don´t get kited. Bloodrazer is a very good Item on her so if she kites you, don´t overcommit!

She´s supposed to be really strong but c´mon, this shit is EZ

VS

Lee Sin

Hard

 TL;DR: Easy if he´s bad, which is usually the case, Hard when he´s good, which can happen. 

Lee Sin -  The Blind Motherfucker who will try to take every Buff you got all the time.
This Shit is annoying. He will usually either try to get your first buff, or your second one. To avoid getting killed and losing your buff, try to ward over the wall, kite the buffs a little bit out of their lair, because he will try to Q into them.
Also if your ward spots him in your jungle then, call for help. You won´t be able to duel him this early usually. At least you can´t if he´s not bad.
Try to gank better than him, countergank, and proceed to ward your jungle. 
If your ward spots him invading and you´re not close enough to get him, just invade his jungle in the meantime.
Because thats what I do when they take my Shit.
I take their Shit.

VS

Master Yi

Medium

Yung Skywalker. He can really hurt. But only if he´s played by someone who knows how to do it right. With this guy, its easy:

CC him, he´s dead.
Don´t CC him, you´re dead.
He´s usually squishy as fuck tho, so once you get him, you kill him fast. I don´t think he´s hard to play against, but I´ll rate medium because some people really fear this guy, and he could happen to kill your entire team if you don´t pay attention.

VS

Quinn

Hard

Oh god this BirdBitch.

I feel like she is one of Udyrs "Counters" if you want to call it that. In a way she is like any other ADC, meaning that if you get to her, she´s dead, but if she´s got the DMG, she could assassinate you early or at least hurt you very bad, since she can vault off of you and get a lot of dmg off and the "blind" is really annoying too.
Luckily nobody really plays her at low Elo, at least I don´t encounter her very often.

VS

Rek'Sai

Easy

Not a big problem. She´s got strong earlygame Dmg, but you do too. 

She´s generally not as strong as she used to be, so you can just do business as usual, countergank maybe, if you catch her and think you can duel her, you can try that.
You can invade too.
The longer the game goes on, the weaker she gets so you will outclass her in every way.
Just be aware of her ult when you splitpush. She could try to stop you from pushing, since she´s tanky later on and it will take some time for you to kill her, and just ult back to her team and fight 5v4. 

VS

Shaco

Medium

This really depends. If its a good Shaco player, he can completely screw you over. I hate it when people take my shit aka my buffs, and he will usually try to do this all the time. If you play tiger against him he´s pretty much useless tho, because you can duel him any time. With phoenix it depends. If you are not sure, don´t fight him 1v1. Call for help when he´s invading or just straight up run away.

If he´s not that good, you will usually win tho. He´s useless lategame anyway, just be aware of his splitpush.

VS

Udyr

Easy

Easy because

YOU DONT PLAY BLINDPICK.

But if you do, the chances to run into another Udyr are rather small, and most of them are bad.

VS

Vayne

Hard

I hate Vayne, and i guess we all do. This bitch kites you all day and deals all the fucking damages. IF you get her tho, you have a chance of killing her. Build strong armor items. And a lot of Health.

VS

Volibear

Medium

There can be only one OP Bear in the game.

He is one of my favorite Champs to play apart from Udyr, and for good reasons. He builds Full Tank, and still hurts really bad. 
You can try to stun him when he wants to fling your carries, but only if you´re tanky enough.
Otherwise, as with any tank, try to kill his teammates first, and hope that your AD built BotRK. 
If you encounter him alone, you may be able to kill him, but that kind of depends on his build.

VS

Warwick

Easy

MOST USELESS JUNGLER EVER. If the enemy team picks Warwick, they play 4v5.

You´re better in every way.

VS

Xin Zhao

Medium
This guy is an asshole, and more medium-hard. He is a little weaker these Days, but Rageblade is still pretty damn strong on him. If you do have to play against him, try to countergank and don´t duel him if you´re even or if he´s ahead. You can invade and counterjungle, but only if you know he isn´t near you.
You could try to outgank him, show more presence than he does.
He can´t get out of a fight once he went in though, so if you manage to focus him down, he´s dead for sure.

CLEARING, GANKING, and TEAMFIGHTING Back to Top

First Clear and Clearing in General

Sooo, I can´t really tell you what I do every game, since every game is different, but just so you get a basic idea about what to do, I will try to list some Basics.

FIRST CLEAR ROUTE:

Alright, so you´re standing in Base and you have ne clue where to go? Well, these are some Options for both sides:

RED SIDE STARTS:
Blue->Gromp->Wolves->Razorbeaks->Red/Krugs->Red/Krugs-> Gank or go B
Blue->Gromp->Wolves-> Gank
You can also start Blue/Red and gank right after for some lvl 2 Surprise Buttsex.

BLUE SIDE STARTS:
Blue->Gromp->Wolves->Razorbeaks->Red/Krugs->Red/Krugs-> Gank or go B
Blue->Gromp->Wolves-> Gank
You can also start Blue/Red and gank right after for some lvl 2 Surprise Buttsex.

Notice the pattern? I almost always start Blue. If I don´t, which is possible, I try to get it as soon as possible after whatever I wanted to do.

HOW TO CLEAR WHEN PLAYING PHOENIX UDYR:


Except for the first camp you do, you always want to
-Go in with udyrturtlestance.png
-Switch to udyrphoenixstance.pngASAP
-Wait until it procs again
-udyrturtlestance.png again.
-Switch to udyrphoenixstance.png ASAP
-you get the concept.

Always do this. you will notice when you do it right, because it feels SMOOTH AS FUCK.
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Ganking as UDYR

Usually when ganking a lane, you should do this:


-Throw it inudyrturtlestance.png
-Run up to the enemy withudyrbearstance.png
-FLAME them withudyrphoenixstance.png
-proceed with whatever you need (usually a second Stun)

While doing this, always run WITH the enemy. Since you´ve got more movementspeed than everyone else, you can attack the opponent, if he runs, click in the direction he´s going, to walk with him, attack again and so on and so forth.

-TAX THE LANE. 
(Of course you don´t ALWAYS want to do this, but usually it´s good. You get more Gold, the lane pushes into the Turret so you deny Creeps to the Enemy Laner, and your Laner(s) can go back and buy items.)

Don´t do it if your laner is really good, even ahead maybe and pings you to go away. If he´s good, he´s got a plan that doesn´t involve you being on his lane. But since Laners are useless most of the time, tax.
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Teamfighting as UDYR

Teamfighting as Udyr is difficult at times, and I don´t think I have mastered it myself, but I think I can give a few Tips.
Usually when playing Udyr, you want to avoid fighting. You´d rather Splitpush, do something useful, get objectives, do these kinds of things. But sometimes it doesn´t work out, or maybe you are ahead and want to force a fight.
One of the most important things to remember when fighting as Udyr, is to switch through your Stances as often as you can. In a useful way of course, but try to use udyrturtlestance.png everytime it´s up for example, because a lot of your Tankiness comes from this Ability. Pretty much the same thing with udyrbearstance.png. Stun someone everytime you can.

Another Big Thing is to keep moving. Udyr usually is a lot faster than everyone else, and you don´t have to Tank, if you can dodge instead, if that makes sense. Circle around your Opponents, make it hard for them to get to you, run into, and out of the Fight again, things like that.

Other than that it´s just important to focus the right Enemies. Udyr can usually get to the Enemy Carries pretty easily, but maybe you also have to peel for your Carries.
Just find out what you have to do! 



GIVING BUFFS TO YOUR LANERS Back to Top

I don´t offer buffs to my laners if I don´t know them.

AND IF YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE FUCKING MIDLANERS WHO WALK UP TO ME WHILE IM DOING MY BLUE AND TRY TO TAKE IT, FUCK YOU, ESPECIALLY IF YOU BUILD FUCKING ROA.

I once had a 0/3/0 Ryze who already built ROA and Seraphs Embrace tell me that he needed Blue. The fuck are these types of People thinking?

Blue Buffs: You need most of these, especially early. We all know the Midlaners who cry and write stuff like "Useless jungle, 0 Blues" at about 5 min into the game, but they are useless to me anyway.
I like to say: Having no Mid laner is usually better than having one. (As of writing this I just had 10 Games in a row where I had a feeding Mid)

Red Buffs: YOU DON´T GIVE THESE AWAY. DON´T. Not even to your closest friends.
Except if your ADC carries HARD. But then he probably won´t need it since he´s wrecking anyway.

Enemy Buffs: You can give these to your laners, if the opportunity arises and you don´t need them yourself.

IMPORTANT:
If you play like a piece of shit and get carried hard, give your buffs to whoever carries you.

COUNTERJUNGLING Back to Top

Udyr has pretty fast clears, and a lot of movementspeed, so you can generally invade, get enemy camps, and leave again really quick.

The best time to do that is when you see the enemy jungler somewhere on the map.
If he ganks Top for example, and you are near botside, go farm his jungle.
ADVANCED VERSION: If you see him on the map, try to see which buffs he has. If he hasn´t got a certain buff, chances are it´s either not up yet, or it is up and he didn´t clear it.
TAKE IT THEN.

Counterjungling to KILL the enemy Jungler is something you should only do if he can´t kill you, and if you can kill him fast enough. So usually if he´s already low or something like that. I don´t do it very often. 
For Tiger it´s another story but for Phoenix, only do it if you know what u do.

NOW IN PRESEASON COUNTERJUNGLING IS MORE REWARDING AGAIN!
Because Camps give more XP and Gold, and take longer to respawn.

DRAGON + BARON Back to Top

Objective control as Udyr is pretty important. Udyr doesn´t win games by being super strong or having good teamfighting capabilities, but more by the game knowledge of the player.

And this is where objectives come into play, because you will win games by controlling them, not by getting the most kills. REMEMBER THAT.

To start things off I will write about Dragon.

DRAGONS:

SOOOOOO. The four Elemental Drakes, and The Avatar Drake.
I will list them below and tell you which ones I like, and which ones I don´t like.

Infernal Drake: Is cool, can be pretty strong Late. Try to get them if possible!
Cloud Drake: Is also cool, especially on Udyr, tho u don´t really notice it until you get 3 of them. 
Ocean Drake: Is awesome, especially for Splitpushing and Sieging. Try to get them!
Mountain Drake: Is probably my favorite one of them, I like to call it the GATEZ DRAKE. More Dmg to Objectives, thats fucking awesome. This thing is a priority! 

Elder Drake, aka D Avatar Drake:
If you´ve got the time, and already have killed lots of Dragons before, by all means go for it.
If not, fuck that thing, I don´t like it.

BAROON:

If there is an Opening, for example when you killed at least 2 Enemy champions, and or the jungler, and the ones you didn´t kill can´t kill you, you can go for a Baron. 
Don´t  go for it if you could get an enemy Inhib, or end instead.

SOME INFO ABOUT UDYR IN GENERAL Back to Top

SKIP IF YOU KNOW WHAT UDYR DOES/IS

So, starting off, I wanna say that Udyr is not an easy Champion to play. Mechanically easy maybe, but not overall.
I sometimes play different Champs (yea for real, I do), and some of those feel much easier to win with.
But Udyr is the most fun to play. At least for me.
First of all, He´s got two different playstyles available:

1. The TIGERDYR. For this playstyle you max Tiger Stance first, and build AD, more like a Bruiser. Tigerdyr deals more Single Target DMG but is less Tanky usually.

2. The Phoenix Udyr aka D FLAMEGOD. For this playstyle (the one this guide is about), you max Phoenix Stance first, and build less damage (1 or 2 Items usually), then Fulltank. This version is tankier than Tiger, while still maintaining a consistent AoE DMG. Phoenix also has great waveclear.

For playing Udyr it´s important to know what each of his skills do.
Udyr is currently the only Champion without a real "Ultimate"
Instead he has four unique Skills, that each give a persistent effect, and a temporary one.

udyrpassive.png Monkey´s Agility. Udyrs passive, which grants him a little bit of movement- and Attackspeed for a short time after activating an ability.

udyrtigerstance.png Tiger Stance. The first Basic Attack after using this skill will deal Damage over time, your Attack Damage while using this Stance is higher, and you gain a temporary Attackspeed Boost.

udyrturtlestance.png Turtle Stance. You get Lifesteal while using this stance, and you get a Shield upon Activation.

udyrbearstance.png Bear Stance. You get a temporary Movementspeed Boost, and your Attacks stun enemies for 1 sec.

udyrphoenixstance.png Phoenix Stance. You get a temporary "Sunfire" - like effect that burns enemies around you, and the first Attack after activating Phoenix, and every third after that, burn enemies in front of you. All of this is magic Damage.

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Maybe you live under a rock or something and don´t know why everyone is talking about the "Godyr" or "D Flamegod", that´s because of this guy:


http://www.twitch.tv/trick2g


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Trick is the Godyr himself. He also has a youtube channel and does "My Ways" in which he runs down what he does. Watch those, they´re helpful.
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There are also some other League Youtubers that play Udyr and make Videos about him:

First one is called "AnOldSchoolPro". He plays in High Elo and is pretty much an Udyr OTP:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1_tbUnM-d-1U3XhDoQvw0w

Second one is Num, he plays in High gold at the moment I think, also makes good content about Udyr:

https://www.youtube.com/user/JRefleX93

Third one is called "4everMaxty", he´s from Romania, but lately started to do english content too.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDoVuxENG97uRS4iW13oocA 


SKINS:


If you think about playing the Dyr a lot, you will probably want to buy a skin.
You´ve got exactly one Option:
SPIRIT GUARD UDYR.
The way Udyr is SUPPOSED to look.
It´s expensive, but it´s beautiful.
I own every Udyr skin now, bc I like variety and it´s fun to play as Black Belt Udyr, and look ugly while wrecking noobs, but really Spirit Guard is the only real option. It´s the tryhard skin.
Go buy it.

Pros & Cons to playing Phoenix Back to Top

PROS:

-Tanky, but can still do a lot of dmg
-AOE Damage
-Strong Splitpush
-Strong waveclear in general
-Some AP Dmg for your Team

CONS:

-Not as strong at dueling as Tigerdyr
-Less (single target) Damage than Tigerdyr


STATE OF THE DYR Back to Top

So in this section I will try to write about what a certain patch does for Udyr, maybe something on the Pbe that catches my attention, or just in what place Udyr is or will be.

Note that I will delete my notes for older patches from now on, to have a better overview.
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6.8 

This is the time of experiments for me, I´m currently thinking about different builds that could work, but in Ranked, I just run the full AP Runepage and go Lich Bane into Nashors. Usually. Seems to be the thing to do right now if you have a look at Champion.gg
I´m really interested in what the Midseason Mage Update stuff will do for Udyr, and I guess we´ll see some nice new things buildwise.

6.10

So, after 6.9 I needed a lot of time to try out everything again, hence I didn´t update the Guide sooner. Phoenix is still viable, but honestly at the moment Tiger seems like it´s equal, if not stronger, especially with the Tiamat Rush that seems to be standard now. The Mage Update and the changes in 6.10 made Mages really strong, I ban things like Brand, Malz, Swain and Annie now, cause that shit is really annoying, even OP if you ask me.
There´s a lot of Build that are viable on Udyr now imo, you can build Tank Udyr and it´s really strong, you can still build AP Udyr, which i play mostly still, or build something around the new Rageblade (which is too damn expensive). All in all I´m still figuring out what the "strongest" Phoenix build is, but that takes some time, especially bc I play a lot of TigerDyr atm.
ALSO I´m fucking PISSED that you need Hextech Boxes for the new Champion Mastery System, so Thanks for nothing Riot.

6.22

So, I guess I didn´t update this guide in a long time, and there´s a lot that has changed since 6.10, obviously.
But I won´t write about all of that here.
The Dyr is in a pretty... ok spot right now. Same spot as usual actually. I pretty much only build Triforce Builds atm, and a lot of tanky stuff, since being tanky feels pretty good after the Assassin Update.
Phoenix and Tiger seem kind of equal to me, and I just play the playstyle that fits the comp/matchup the most. The changes to Banner of Command make it look like a good Item for Udyr, but I don´t like it that much actually, we´ll see after I test it some more. Also I really like Righteous Glory right now. 

6.23

Really nothing new for Udyr I guess, not sure if Rageblade is more useful now, bc of the Attackspeed it now grants, i will try it out a little.
Courage of the Colossus is still OP, so thats good for us, other than that, business as usual.

About me Back to Top

I´m an Udyr main on EUW. I´m currently in fucking Bronze after the shittiest Placement Games of my Life, and trying to climb to whatever i can get, although I don´t have much time to play a lot of SoloQ really. 


I started maining the Dyr in Spring 2015, Didn´t play for some time after that, but picked League up again in September.
 
I initially started playing Udyr because I was trying out some new Champions, on my Quest to find one I really like, and then I kinda stuck with him. 
And since I always liked Trick Senpais Stream, I had some ideas on what to build and how to play him.

Other Jungle Champs I play a lot include, but are not limited to:
Volibear, Sejuani, VI, Amumu, although I don´t feel like I´m proficient enough at playing them to write guides.

IF you have any Tips or some things you would like me to think about/change in my guide, feel free to drop a comment.

See you on the Rift.
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FUTURE PLANS:

I guess if I ever get 100 likes on this maybe I will do a video - Guide.


I will try to grow as a player while maintaining this guide, and strive to gain ELO by playing the DYR.

I´ll try to update it regularly.

I will try to add matchups for every single Champion, not just jungle encounters.

Maybe, if I ever have the time for it, and a new PC, I will make some Montages and stuff and upload them on Youtube, while linking them here.
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