“TL;DR - SKILL MATCHUP IN YOUR FAVOR. CONQUEROR RECOMMENDED. FREEZE HIM OFF OF THE WAVE EARLY. DO NOT STAY UNDER TURRET WITH LOW HP VS HIM. YOU DON'T BEAT HIM WITHOUT GHOST. KITE KITE KITE. LAND ALL Qs!
The main playstyle into him has not changed. You simply have to play it as you would any other tank matchup, except with you being more careful in all ins. He is sooo tanky and is able to output solid damage. You beat him quite easily with W level 1 but unless you have ghost, you would HAVE to avoid his lightning thing and kite him to not deal with the shield because otherwise, you would just be dead. You can wear him out over time using good trades but that needs mana and Darius now has mana problems. If he is giving you any trouble just rush Cleaver as the powerspike should help you confidently beat him through his tank items. In all honesty, its a free lane if you know what you are doing but if he SOMEHOW manages to get fed, he will seriously 1v9 the game. I'm not even kidding. He can get RIDICULOUSLY tanky and somehow outdamage entire teams. 200 Years at it again. Another great job Riot!
P.S. If you lost a trade post level 6 and you arent multiple kills ahead, just go back. Give him the plates, give him the CS. It is better to lose less than to lose a lot more because he might be able to burst you down.”
“With the recent Volibear rework, some people have been having problems with him, but overall it's much easier to deal with him. The main problem is his movement speed. You would do well with starting (Q) early to avoid his level 1 (Q) stun cheese. We can blind the stun. He no longer can reveal us in bushes, so it's a good safe haven. A few extra points in your (W) will go a long way with this match-up. It's quite easy to keep your distance, however, be wary about his (R) which he can use to close the gap to get on top of you. It's a small AoE for damage that slows and disables nearby turrets. A Zhonya's would help here.
“The new Volibear is easier to beat than the old one for Renekton. Be sure to use your dash to avoid his E lightening and his ultimate crash zone. These are his only abilities that can miss so it's important to utilize your evasion against them. Because Volibear wants to hit two W's per fight, Renekton can easily deny him that advantage. It's best not to dash engage him so that you have two dashes to back off. Like all juggernauts, you won't win extended trades. Bring Doran shield because his passive will poke you. His ultimate shuts off towers so don't overstay at too low of HP.”
“You beat him immediately at lvl 1. He doesn't do a lot of damage and once you hit lvl 2 the lane is over for him. Look to parry his Q if you are going to kill him while he is CC. You can also look to parry his 2nd W bite but he shouldn't be an issue in lane at all. If he is running grasp, parry his grasp early in game to negate his healing and damage. Rush Executioners calling to cut his healing as it will make a significant difference in lane.”
“The new Volibear is rough. His Q will get reset if you fling him before he uses his Q on something, which gives him a great gap closer post-fling, so watch out! When fighting him, try to extend the trades so when he W's you, you wait for the W buffer to wear out before you go near him again, but generally you should lose all trades with Voli, he's too tanky dude!”
“Volibear has proven to be a notable threat to Urgot, and will win fights if he gets to engage on his terms. During lane, your best bet would be to E away from him as he attempts to stun you with his Q into his E. If you can kill him before he gets a 2nd W off, you should be fine, but you will have a hard time otherwise. Also, remember that his ult makes him unstoppable, so he can use it when you try to reel him in with your own ult.”
“try not to get cheesed level 1 or 2 by his W damage. Make sure you engage him once his E has fully finished and his sheild depleted. You can easily run him down level 3 if he tries to engage on you and misses his E. If you are struggling rush Black cleaver and play around your jungler. Normally you would rush trinity into ster and snowball against him at all levels. The only scare might be if he is able to cheese you and somehow freeze early. ”
“You absolutely don't want to keep trading with Volibear. He wil just heal up the damage you did and do half your HP in return. Watch out for his E and poke him/keep him away with your Q and W. Once low, you can all in.”
“In short trades avoid his repeated W which has a 5 second cooldown without CDR as it heals a truck-ton. His E is easy to predict due to the audio cue. Other than that, treat him like a typical tank.”
“Save Mega Adhesive for his Thundering Smash as he comes ghosted. If you immobilize Volibear with your Fling and Mega Adhesive combo then his Thundering Smash will automatically cancel. Avoid getting full stacks of Wounded via Frenzied Maul or take extra damage and let Volibear gain healing. Dodge his Sky Splitter(E) and Stormbringer(R). Kite out his Storm Bringer(R). (Mega Adhesive prevents Stormbringer from being cast) (Mega Adhesive + Fling combo negates Thundering Smash) (Recommended Items: Demonic Embrace, Mercury's Treads) (Outscaling Edge: Singed) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Volibear)”