After over a year, the Udyr rework has finally been revealed. He is everyone’s favorite shaman that used to just run at a player and strike fear into their heart. It seems as though he may do the same, but a bit different and in a much more fun and interesting way. Here is what was seen in the Udyr Rework Reveal trailer including the Udyr Rework Abilities.
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When Udyr was chosen for the reworks, he was one of the least played champions in the game. This was due to his kit being out of date and nothing seemingly was able to help him reach his targets with regularity. Then with the reworked items came Turbo Chemtank. This item instantly shot Udyr up to being one of the most desirable champions in the jungle. Not only was this in solo queue but also in pro play.
Since then Udyr has become a bit of a pocket pick or just a pick for certain situations. Watch the trailer below and see why this may no longer be the case.
As one of the oldest champions in the game, it was clearly time for Udyr to level up. While there have been small changes before, this one looks like a major one.
All of his forms also seem to be staying, just not in the exact way they were before. They all look to be more related to the major gods of the Freiljord, which was a design choice. Little did players realize that even the abilities would actually be similar to the champions they are modeled after.
**Note: The official Udyr Rework Abilities have not been revealed. This is based on the reveal video and partially what was known from his previous iteration.
His bear stance has seemingly changed to be more like his old tiger stance. It looks to increase his attack speed.
Ram seemingly replaces the old Bear Stance. it looks like it will stun a target each time they are hit the for first time.
This one takes the place of Turtle Stance giving Udyr a shield of some sort.
This one is like a combination of Anivia’s ultimate and Shyvana’s fire. It slows enemies and looks to deal damage in an area of effect.
There also looks to be an ultimate move or something else involved with each stance. The Bear brings out Volibear’s lightning. The Ram makes him charge like Ornn. Then the Boar seemingly increases the shield. Lastly the Phoenix may freeze champions.
Potentially Leaked Abilities
**Note: These abilities are leaked and not confirmed by Riot.
Passive: Spirit Walker
Awakened Spirit: Instead of a traditional ultimate, Udyr has four basic abilities that swap between stances. Udyr can re-cast his stance during its cool down to Awaken it, refreshing it with bonus effects. Monk Training: After using an Ability, Udyr’s next two attacks within 4 seconds gain 30% increased attack speed and refund 5% of Awaken’s cool down on hit.
[Q] Wilding Claw Wilding Stance:
Udyr gains 25% attack speed for 4 seconds. Udyr’s next two attacks in this stance maul the target to deal a bonus 3.2% max health physical damage.
Awaken: Grants 34% additional attack speed. During this time, Udy’rs next two attacks call lightning to strike six times, each dealing up to 10.6% max health magic damage to isolated targets.
[W] Iron Mantle Mantle Stance:
Udyr gains 63 shield for 4 seconds. Udyr’s next two attacks in this stance additionally gain 10% life steal and restore 12 health on hit.
Awaken: shield increased to 178 and Udyr regenerates 89 over 4 seconds. Stance Life on hit and life steal bonuses doubled during this time.
[E] Blazing Stampede Stampede Stance:
Udyr gains 30% move speed, decaying over 4 seconds. Additionally, Udyr’s attacks in this stance lunge at and stun targets for .75 seconds.
Awaken: Grants immunity to immobilizing and disabling effects and an additional 32% move speed for 1.5 seconds
[R] Wingborne Storm Storm Stance:
Udyr Surrounds himself in a glacial storm for 4 seconds that deals 20 magic damage per second to nearby enemies inside and slows them by 15%. Udyr’s next two attacks in this stance deal 14 magic damage to enemies in the storm.
Awaken: Unleash the storm, causing it to seek a nearby. [Sic] Deals an additional 9.4% max health damage over the remainder of its duration.
The Udyr Rework release date will be coming soon so make sure to stay vigilant for his release.
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