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  • He is the only character that cannot max out all of his skills, as each of his skills have six levels and the max character level is 18 (18 points for a total of 24 possible ranks).
    • However, in the Ultra Rapid Fire (2015) featured mode, there is no limit to a champion's level, so Udyr is able to have 6 levels for his abilities.
  • He is one of the few characters without an ultimate along with Jayce OriginalSquare Jayce. Udyr has 4 skills that can be leveled up to the maximum rank of 6.
  • Udyr is one of a few champions to have multiple textures in one skin. Udyr however has more different textures in one skin than any other champion, as he has a different one for each of his stances.
  • Udyr's dance references the Drunken Master Kung Fu Style.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Udyr is one of two champions that went into the weekly champion rotation on the day of their release. The other one is Poppy OriginalSquare Poppy.
  • Udyr was one of the champions chosen for the Ionian pool available during the Ionia vs. Noxus match. He was one of the selected champions, and was voted the MVP.


  • Udyr is voiced by J.S. Gilbert.
  • Udyr was designed by Steven 'Coronach' DeRose.
  • He was the first Champion released after the official October 27, 2009 launch of the game.
  • Udyr's original champion title was "the Animal Spirit" but with the Freljord patch his champion title was changed to "the Spirit Walker" and changes were also made to his lore.
  • His name Udyr literally translates into 'Beast~Monster' in Danish, Norwegian Bokmål, and Nynorsk (cognates: Swedish odjur, German Untier, & hypothetical English *undeer),
    • all from Proto-Germanic negative prefix *un- & nominal base *deuzan ("wild animal", narrowing down to cervids in English) .
    • However, udyr is mostly used to describe people acting like animals, i.e. instinctively. 
  • Almost all of Udyr's skills are based off the 4 Beasts of the Cardinal Directions, with the sole exception of the Azure Dragon.
  • Udyr has 4 unreleased icons for his basic abilities:
    • Tiger Stance unused Tiger Stance.
    • Turtle Stance unused Turtle Stance.
    • Bear Stance unused Bear Stance.
    • Phoenix Stance unused Phoenix Stance.


  • Being a Spirit Walker, Udyr can harness a small portion of power of a dozen Great Spirit animals such as Tiger Stance Tiger, Turtle Stance Turtle, Bear Stance Bear, Phoenix Stance Phoenix, Call of the Forge God Ram, Monkey's Agility Lynx, Monkey's Agility Boar, and more.
    • Volibear OriginalSquare Volibear and Ornn OriginalSquare Ornn represent the Great Bear and Ram respectively. As such Udyr can harness a small portion of their powers.
    • Part of his power possibly comes from his diluted vastayan heritage. [2]


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    Udyr BlackBeltCircle Black Belt Udyr
    • He wears a black belt, which denotes high competence in a martial art.
    • The splash art suggests he is in his Phoenix Stance Phoenix Stance.
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    Udyr SpiritGuardCircle Spirit Guard Udyr
    Chromaskins Chromas: Bear, Phoenix, Tiger, Turtle
    • The theme behind Udyr's Ultimate Udyr SpiritGuardCircle Spirit Guard Udyr skin is one of the possible outcomes for Runeterra. In this future, Udyr reaches inner harmony and conquers his rage during his time with the Ionian monks. He then guards the Hirana Monastery from demons and corrupt monsters that would use the Temples power for the destruction of Runeterra.
      • This future may also depict a possible outcome for Ao ShinSquare Ao Shin.
    • His appearance and clothing style parody Japanese monks' appearance, with comically oversized & incorrectly worn prayer beads, hakama, geta, samurai's kote, & stylized non-Japanese lungi, yet without the kesa robe.
    • He also bears a striking resemblance to the Sura Master NPC from Ragnarok Online, if one doesn't count for the hairstyle.
    • Spirit Guard Udyr's Level 5 Bear Stance Bear Stance has a similarity to the Street Fighter character Oni, one of Akuma's alternate forms. Both have bluish glowing skin and aura, a large prayer beads, bear-claw shaped hands, exposed upper bodies and gruffy hairstyle resembling flames.
    • Using a Dance, Laugh, or Taunt emote command with Spirit Guard Udyr summons whichever spirit corresponds to his current stance. His Dance will summon all four spirits in sequence once any given ability has reached rank five. His Joke summons UrfSquare Urf, which finally explains where Urf's spirit went after being killed by Warwick OriginalSquare Warwick.
    • This skin represents his state as a monk after finding his inner harmony and conquering his rage completely, even when fusing with one of the four spirits. This stands in strong contrast to his non-ultimate skins which represent his feral nature and somewhat still-uncontrolled rage.
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    Udyr DragonOracleCircle Dragon Oracle Udyr


    • Udyr serves as the shaman for the Winter's Claw and is Sejuani OriginalSquare Sejuani's oathfather.
      • He is speculated to be the man for whom Sejuani's mother Kalkia abandonned her tribe.
    • Udyr and Lee Sin OriginalSquare Lee Sin formed a friendship after the latter traveled to the Freljord to learn more about spirits. He traveled with Lee Sin back to Ionia in order to learn more about spirits and aided in defending the Hirana monastery from Noxian invaders.
    • Despite harnessing the power of the Great Spirit of the Bear, Udyr does not trust Volibear OriginalSquare Volibear. He respects his brother Ornn OriginalSquare Ornn, the Great Spirit of the Ram, far more.


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