Wukong or Volibear

#1RuePosted 2/19/2013 7:21:06 PM
I'm a Garen player who has only played for about a week and a half and I'm saving all my IP to buy a new champion but I'm torn between these two. I'm good with Garen in beginner and I only really plan to play vs AI for fun but I'm not sure which champion fits my current playstyle. Any advice or perhaps descriptions of builds/playstyles for Wukong and Volibear? Maybe in relation to the newb-friendly Garen that I'm familiar with? Also, am I going to get less and less IP for each match I play in beginner since I'm level 7 and going up? Thanks in advance.
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#204DarkPosted 2/19/2013 7:25:50 PM
Volibear is more similar to Garen.
I personally like Wukong more though.
But there are much better champions out there.
Also I would go with a cheaper champion also, both Voli and Wu are 6300.
With that same amount of IP you could buy two 3150 champions.
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#3happyscrub1Posted 2/19/2013 7:26:53 PM
Wubear
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#4centurion911Posted 2/19/2013 7:27:12 PM
Garen is what I call a "full burster". He is designed to take a squishy enemy from 100-0. His spin is the only source of AoE for him and, because of that, his teamfight is lackluster.

Wukong has frontloaded burst, he bursts at the beginning of a combo and walks away. His ult, however, is an AoE CC and HUGE damage so his teamfight is much better. Garen duels better 1v1 but Wukong is more useful to a team.

Volibear is sustained damage. He has a passive attackspeed buff. He's good at running into a fight and flipping an opponent to his team. He has more survivability than Garen thanks to his regenerative passive but only has single target damage. He contributes a bit less DURING the teamfight, but is always liked for his ability to dish out solid damage while being full tank.

I would say Wukong, but both are very strong champs in the right hands.
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#6TomorrowDogPosted 2/19/2013 7:30:52 PM(edited)
They all kind of fit in the same boat. They are guys meant to suck up a lot of damage while putting out great sustained damage, making them good for going after enemy champions that haven't built much defense. Garen and Wukong are more malleable as if they get ahead they can go more in the direction of damage with their high AD ratios. Volibear doesn't really have a great way to ramp up his damage outside of getting an attack speed item.

Volibear and Garen both have execute moves, which means they are very good for running in on the enemy carry and dumping their combos then using these moves for maximum damage. Wukong's strengths include his better gap closer, temporary invisibility, and his ultimate having good synergy with other big AoE ultimates (often called an AoE stomp comp because it obliterates the enemy team if they group up).

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#7OgreBattle019Posted 2/19/2013 7:30:29 PM
wukong is closer to garen

but i do suggest playing against players instead of AI, or the game isn't very deep
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#8earth angelPosted 2/19/2013 7:41:36 PM(edited)
I've heard that Wukong is getting an IP reduction to 4800 soon, so you could wait for that. Not sure how long it is going to be though, since I heard that it isn't happening until the next champion after Quinn comes out.

Edit: actually, here is the link with that info.

http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3004220
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#9Rue(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2013 8:04:08 PM
From: earth angel | #008
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3004220


Thanks, maybe I'll do that. About how long is that going to be do you think?
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