Volibear is a great pick, but is not always a smart move. His jungle time is slow initally and really isn't made for invades unless you start blue and run to their red to smite steal it. Some champions that you shouldn't try to pick volibear against are:
Champs that can beat volibear easily
He's darius. Top lane and in the jungle HE WILL DESTROY YOU EVERY TIME
you need to get a second person to help and it is crucial to shut him down early, or he will outplay you.
Against darius you really dont want to do a lot of counter jungling so you should start with
because he can out duel you without your passive up, which can sometimes be triggered if you drop too low.
Warwick has a lot of sustain and in a duel will beat you almost every time. Warwick almost always gets a
and that is one of the biggest counters to volibear. The combination of that and his Q will win him the exchange. This is another case where you should start with
but it is possible to start
because he really won't do too much damage early on. If you know that you will run into him around level six it is crucial to make sure you have your
before because you can't do anything alone about his ultimate.
Olaf's true damage really hurts voliear, because volibear relies on armour. Since Olaf can just cut right through it it will be a challenge to kill him. make sure to shut him down early if you can. Get
because you need to run from him. His W gives him lifesteal and he will out duel you, so running is the best option for survival.
Champs that volibear can tear through
Riven is always a strong pick, and in the jungle she is very tough to beat. If you can counter her early you will gain dominance over her most times. She is trick however and should not be taken lightly. Start
because she does a lot of damage
Jax should be easy to take down. His stun on his E is the only thing that can make him a threat. You're a tank and as such will shut him down because you also can do tons of damage. make sure to land all of your cc and he will go down easy,
is the best option because he can do a lot of damage and has time to get off hits when you are stunned.
Gangplank is just annoying. Crit plank will be hard to mess with but he is not naturally tanky and will be destroyed. all you have to do is make his waste his remove scurvy and he will be easy to take down. he has no natural escape and if you can fling him out of his ultimate and fight him there. ALWAYS start
he hits hard, especially if he's building crit-plank.