Reworked Volibear has one of the lowest win rates after Day 1 in League of Legends history

Ali Ahmed Akib
By Ali Ahmed Akib
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Volibear’s rework hit live servers on patch 10.11, but his day-one win rate is one of the lowest in League of Legends history.

Riot Games introduced Volibear’s rework in one of the most exciting ways possible after winning the public vote for the next rework. Riot teased his new look in multiple teasers, even featuring him in Howling Abyss. And to celebrate his rework, Riot Games is also giving away the horror-themed Thousand-Pierced Bear skin for free.

But, after stepping into the Summoner’s Rift, the thunderous demigod is not having fun in the jungle or the top lane.

After day 1 of his rework release, Volibear is currently sitting at a 37.43% win rate in the Top lane and a 35.97% win rate in the jungle, according to This is the 2nd lowest win rate ever recorded in League of Legends history after the day-one rework release.

Even with the 35.97%, he couldn’t beat Syndra’s record for the lowest win rate, as Syndra only had a 27% win rate after her rework.

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Is the reworked Volibear really that bad?

Players have been complaining about how bad the rework Volibear is on the League of Legends subreddit. Some think despite having a unique kit, Riot should buff him immediately, whereas others think players need time to play him correctly.

When Fiddlesticks was reworked back in patch 10.7, he had a similar issue. Fiddlesticks also had around a 40% win rate after his rework, which let Riot hotfix buff him immediately. But it didn’t solve there, and Riot had to give him three more back-to-back buffs to make him impactful, not to mention he currently has one of the highest win rates in the jungle.

Regarding the newly reworked champions’ win rate, Riot Games previously said, “For most normal champs or VGUs, we see their win rate climb over the first few weeks as players learn to play them correctly. But a certain type of champion design that is very trickery focused can have a similarly steep learning curve for opponents, as they get familiar with the types of tricks that they should be looking out for when playing against them”.

Thunderous demigod’s win rate might be one of the lowest in the game, but players have yet to figure out his best build, rune, and playstyle. And when players finally manage to figure out his new kit, it’s only a matter of time before Volibear’s win rate skyrockets, just like Fiddlesticks.

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Ali Ahmed Akib is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-chief of GameRiv. Akib grew up playing MOBA titles, especially League of Legends and is currently managing the editorial team of GameRiv.