“Recommended: Standard Runes & Teleport
Tips: Your W does NOT stop him from applying debuff with his first W. It does stop the empowered damage from his second W. Your W also blocks his Q stun. This is very important, because it allows you to dodge his E. If you get stunned and hit by his E, you lose the lane.”
“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.
“His base damage is crazy but it is avoidable. Start E and treat him like the other melee lanes. Stun him if he runs at you and wait until it crashes into your tower, he is pretty squishy lvls 1-5 so if you have your passive, look to get a few autos in and all in once you hit your E on him. Avoid his E and you will be fine. I recommend avoiding any all-ins with him after this point if you do not get an advantage as he will smash you with his base dmg after 6 even if you avoid his E and R. You have to kite out his R and then all in with yours however it is much safer to farm up for BOTRK and then all in him once you have it (provided that you avoid his E). Avoid all inning him once he has 2-3 items.
“TL;DR - SKILL MATCHUP. 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. GET STEELCAPS.
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 Steelcaps and then Cleaver as the powerspike should help you confidently beat him through his tank items. If he is going AP rush Merc boots instead. 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. Also try to avoid his Q with E or ghost. Just kite it and wait it out.”
“Probably the worst matchup for Nasus this season. The only reason I permaban Camille and not Voli is because of Camille's literal 1 v 9 potential with some jungle help early. Voli is one of those matchups where if you don't dodge then I don't know what to tell you. His combo is guaranteed as he stuns you then lands his W. He has ad ap % hp damage, so building anything into him is worthless. Level 6 he will solo dive you from full hp under your own turret and there's absolutely nothing you can do. honestly, if you guys are comfortable with Camille matchup, just ban Voli. There is no counterplay, you lose at all stages of the game until 35 min+ but that never happens :).”
“Buy healing reduction since in extended fights his W will heal him. Block his Q with your E and don't stand in his E area and you should win the lane. Bork rush is fine here, but you can also go Sunderer if you feel like you need early HP.”
“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 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.”
“First, to beat Volibear, you will start off with your tier 2 berzerker boots FIRST.
Legit do not buy long swords, you will be rushing boots first.
So, in an ideal world, you will stay in lane until 1100g, where you will buy the boots in full.
If you back early don't worry, just get tier 1 boots/dagger and pots/pink ward. Why early boots? Because volibear is a champion where movement speed counters his entire kit.
When Voli tries to engage on you (he will press Q and start running on the ground and make a sound, so you will know when he presses his Q), Vault him whenever BEFORE he comes at you.
Your vault CANCELS his Q stun and pushes you to safety.
So, how to play this lane is to legit just shove him in and poke him with 3 autos whenever PTA is available, use Q and autos along with passive whenever possible, but NEVER USE YOUR E! The only time you use your E in this matchup is to cancel his Q and his Q only (his Q is when he runs at you to stun you).
Do not ever vault his R cuz he's unstoppable, so post 6 when he ults, wait for him to land and press Q, then E the Q and auto to consume harrier proc, then run away.
The only thing to watch out for is his W, voli will like to use W to summon his circle to slow you before engaging, so try to dodge it if you can with your fast speed.
Make sure to constantly apply pressure and auto him because this matchup is literally volibear's toughest matchup top lane.
You hard counter him, so play with confience.”
“He dominates in early game.
You can be better in team fights. Don't get pushed into towers with low health.
Very important is anty-heal - Bramble Vest.”