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LoL: 7 Best Volibear Skins Ranked Worst to Best

Originally nothing more than a forum meme to add a bear in armor to the game, Volibear has come a long way from his joke origins. Now he stands tall as one of the Freljordian gods made manifest, come to return the world to its raw primal state as an untamed wilderness. Revel in his glory with our lineup of the best Volibear skins ranked from worst to best looking.

With the might of storms at his beck and call, Volibear sunders and tramples his foes with the earth-splitting wrath of the sky itself. Destruction and death are left wherever Volibear goes, but those who value strength above all else have followed in his wake, determined to take the Freljord by storm.

With those traits in mind, we’ll be going over all of the best Volibear skins, ranking them from worst-looking to coolest of the cool. We’ll be judging each skin on how well it conveys his theme as the furious ursine storm god, how much each one changes his abilities, and obviously how good the skin looks overall.

The Best Volibear Skins Ranked

Let’s get started with the #7 pick on our list of the best Volibear skins.

7/7

Classic

Classic Volibear
Image: Riot Games
  • Cost: 790 RP
  • Unique SFX: No
  • Chroma: No

With Volibear’s VGU (visual & gameplay update) back in May 2020, his classic skin now properly conveys a powerful ursine figure, armored to the brim with lightning magic. He now carries the proper weight and fear that a massive bear charging at you should invoke, with each of his attacks carrying significant weight behind them.

Classic
Image: Riot Games via HGG

Each blow feels like you’re hitting the enemy with the force of a storm. You feel the sheer panic that a bear barreling towards you would bring about, only for that fear to be compounded when he leaps through the sky to slam pure lightning into you.

Yet despite all of that, we have to place Volibear’s Classic skin at the bottom of the list. It definitely sets the standard for what you should expect from his other skins, but the other ones either amp up his god factor or pay homage to his original joke origins. In comparison to other Champions, his Classic skin is still leagues above most and is more than sufficient as the best Volibear skin if you don’t have any of the others.

6/7

El Rayo

El Rayo Volibear
Image: Riot Games
  • Cost: 750 RP
  • Unique SFX: No
  • Chroma: No

El Rayo has entered the ring! Weighing in at ten tons, this masked luchador grapples with the best of them! With his signature suplex, he drives the crowd into a frenzy! They’re practically a storm!

El Rayo
Image: Riot Games via HGG

Okay, bad one liners aside, El Rayo is an interesting take on Volibear. His pro wrestling outfit is incredibly flashy as you would expect, complete with yellow lightning bolts on a purple leotard. We’re not the biggest fan of it due to how ridiculous it looks (yes, we know it’s a joke skin), but it is still well put-together in game.

If you want to completely disrespect your opponent, then this is the best Volibear skin for you.

5/7

Northern Storm

Northern Storm Volibear
Image: Riot Games
  • Cost: 750 RP
  • Unique SFX: Yes – Minor
  • Chroma: No

We’re a bit unsure if this is supposed to be a serious or joke skin. Volibear dons a high-tech artic operations suit that you would expect to see spec ops wearing for a stealth mission. Problem is, Volibear is a gigantic bear with no subtlety to him whatsoever.

Northern
Image: Riot Games via HGG

Naturally, you would be inclined to think this is a joke skin… but the attention to detail and overall design gives it a bit of a serious tone. It helps that there’s a really cool blue thruster effect from his armor’s exhaust ports when he uses his W.

This skin will be really hit or miss with you. However, we have to say that there’s something inherently amusing about a bear wearing artic survival gear. If you’re looking for something in between joke and serious, this is the best Volibear skin for you.

4/7

The Thousand-Pierced Bear

Thousand Pierced Bear Volibear
Image: Riot Games
  • Cost: 975 RP
  • Unique SFX: Yes – Moderate
  • Chroma: No

The Thousand-Pierced Bear is the most recent among the best Volibear skins, and the one with the most special effects. Based off his other title and real life pagan mythology, Volibear has become the eldritch god that a coven of witches worship.

Thousand
Image: Riot Games via HGG

With a change from his usual blue-themed lightning and colors, Volibear has taken on a much more sinister purple and an ethereal appearance when using his ult. With his antler mask hiding his true appearance, Volibear looms ever forward as sacrifices to him grow.

The skin certainly has more work put into it in comparison to his other skins, but we find it a bit lacking in some departments (especially for its cost). Had Riot added some special effects to his voice to make it more gravelly and tainted, the skin would be much more worth the higher price tag.

3/7

Thunder Lord

Thunder Lord Volibear
Image: Riot Games
  • Cost: 520 RP
  • Unique SFX: No
  • Chroma: No

Next on our list of best Volibear skins is Thunder Lord! Bearing battle armor with his signet upon it, Thunder Lord gives Volibear a more regal appearance that has him look at home in a pantheon of gods. Complete with glowing blue eyes and a glowing crown, Volibear is definitely fit to bear the title of Thunder Lord.

Thunder
Image: Riot Games via HGG

Though it does seem a bit strange to see him looking so composed when his theme revolves around destroying civilization to return to more primal roots. Still, he maintains all of the ferocity you would expect with Volibear while looking like a proper god at the same time.

2/7

Runeguard

Runeguard Volibear
Image: Riot Games
  • Cost: 975 RP
  • Unique SFX: Yes – Minor
  • Chroma: No

Donning armor crafted by his fellow god and brother, Ornn, Volibear takes to the battlefield as an unstoppable force, protected against the various magics of the Freljord. Traces of the magical enchantments on his armor are left behind when Volibear sprints towards his enemies on all fours, and the armor thrums with power when he ults.

Runeguard
Image: Riot Games via HGG

Overall, the skin gives him a much more field commander vibe, sporting the most armored look with a nice helmet to boot. A pity that Volibear discarded the armor in rage after having a falling out with Ornn over the future of the Freljord.

If you’re interested in a serious look for him, this is probably the best Volibear skin. However, we’re going to have give our number one spot to another.

1/7

Captain

Captain Volibear
Image: Riot Games
  • Cost: 750 RP
  • Unique SFX: Yes – Minor
  • Chroma: No

Very much so a joke skin, but Captain Volibear is by far what we consider to be the best of the best Volibear skins. Dressed in a police captain’s uniform, complete with shades and an 80’s mustache, Volibear is on patrol with his partner Constable Trundle. Try not to resist arrest, it’ll probably end with him mauling you.

Captain
Image: Riot Games via HGG

As a bonus, when Volibear uses his Q, a police siren sound effect will play as the lights on his back flash! Criminal scum can try to escape, but Captain Volibear is on the case!

Seriously though, that stache is perfection itself and chasing down your opponent while making wee-woo sounds is incredibly amusing. Bonus points if you put together a team of champions with law enforcement themed skins.

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And that’s it for our list of the best Volibear skins. Have any thoughts you want to share or disagree with our ranking? Leave a comment below telling us how you’d rank your favorite Volibear skins, and subscribe to stay up to date with more rankings like this.

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