There is a lot of different champions that you can be against at top-lane.
What I'll tell you here is how to play against different kinds of champions. It's very important as Amumu that you know how to play against differend kinds of champions since there is many ways you can play Amumu. This is mostly about items and the moves you make at lane and what you ain't doing against your enemy.
There are many kinds of champions you can face since almost every champion can move top-lane.
It's very important that you buy items after what you are against.
If you also have different types of tanky rune pages would I ofcourse say that you should go "Magic Resist" against an AP and go "Armor" versus AD. If you are going blind pick do I prefer you just get the armor page since people often choose AD top, 2 versus 1. The rune page I made includes both (Armor and Magic Resist), I always use this page at Amumu, but I don't see anything wrong in getting more "Armor" against an AD or more "Magic Resist" against an AP.
There is also a lot of choices doing your build.
The builds I have at the top of this page is what I useually end up with, but I always try to build after what I'm against to counter much as possible. You also have to think about who deals most damage at the enemy team and who is the most important target on the enemy-team. You must remember as Amumu that you are pretty important in fights and people counters on you and what you to do the things right which is impossible without the right items.
AGAINST MELEE AD
A melee AD can be really easy to face, but there is a lot of things that you have to worry about, since they can be really tricky.
If we say you're facing .
Gangplank is a very strong champion at solo lane, he have not really any trouple getting gold, but he's items is very expensive. He got no CC, but he's
counters your CC pretty hard. He's damage is pretty standard and is often kinda tanky.
can choose to go agressive and harass you with
. What do you do against him? It's actually not that difficult. At level 1 do you buy
. The extra "Armor" will be usefull and all your pots will make it hard for gangkplank to harass you. If he do's go agressive early game will he waste a lot of mana. Gangkplank without any mana is an easy to gangk for your jungler. You wont really use any mana at getting harassed since your pots ain't costing any mana, which will give you an easy domination around lvl 3-5 if he's going agressive, if he dosn't can you just farm and try to get a
in at him. Nothing bad in harassing as long as you have egnough mana to use in case that something bad should happen. Ofcourse you don't get to agressive and push to far since Amumu is an easy gangking objekt before he hits level 6.
If we say you're facing a champion like .
Riven is a very difficult champion to lane against as Amumu. Her
can be a really pain in the ass in fight, since people often grab a
to avoid your CC and makes your live sad. Against champions like her is it important that you go
and for the same reason, but I also want you to go back early to grab a
since you wont survive a gangk against a champion like her without your ultimate. At laning phase would I prefer you keep
off CD since it can save your live! Don't use
to get back faster back on lane or something stupid. Against champion like these would I focus on getting
AGAINST MELEE AP
Amumu is a melee AP, but compared to other melee AP's is Amumu not the strongest at laning phase since
is a skill shot that can't hit through minions which make it hard for him to burst a high amount of damage on your target. A lot of melee AP's also have a heavy CC that shits on
. Your best chance in laning phase against these types is your
that can deal a small amount of damage that is very cheap when it comes to mana. No matter what is your number one mission at laning phase not to die, so play save.
Let's say that you're facing a champion like .
This champion have a very high amount of damage and a slow. Your AOE damage shits pretty hard on her stealth but don't fuck with her since her spell-vamp can give her around 20% HP from one combo early on. Grab
at level one against someone like this. You will need potions against champions with a high amount of damage at laning phase to get the right amount of gold before going base for shopping. Get an early ward on champions that can like keep charging you or champions that just have some sort of slow/CC. Why do I get an early ward against Akali? Well. It's not because of her slow but because of
that pretty much shits on my
, you have to think logic.
Facing someone like .
Singed is a tanky champion that can deal a very high amount of damage. He can use
to fuck up your position which can be very dangerous for an Amumu. I want you to be carefull against champions like him. I would prefer you buy an early ward against him too, but you can do fine without. Just play safe, try to get as many last-hits as possible and avoid dying.
Early items that all could be usefull against someone like him:
(Read item section for explanation of why these items is usefull).
AGAINST RANGED AD
Ranged AD is not something you wanna face. If you know that the enemy-team are picking ranged AD for top do you go get another champion that Amumu, but in case that you should face one sometime would I prefer you follow this, remember you are welcome to send me a question if there is anything I am missing that you wanna now!
Let's say you're facing a .
Teemo is hard for you to face. He can harass you with he's auto-attack while it isn't possible for you to get close to him unless you use
. How do you lane against him? You play safe, you wont need an early ward since it will be hard for you to push the lane anyway, wait for your jungle and you catch him up and get an kill, it isn't so hard since he's kinda squishy. What items do you buy against a ranged AD? I get
since you will need the "Armor" and the pots to keep up you health. Early do I focus on getting
(you will need the stats from every single item to keep up your health and mana. Later will I focus on getting items like
and in case that Teemo is grabbing
are you getting
since this item is the strongest item against and hard hitting AD with a lot of attack speed! If you follow this will you not have any preoblem at all. As long as you play safe and use your abilities on the right time your will be okay.
Let's say you're facing a bruiser .
You pretty much do the same against Nidalee. Grab
for the same reason, there is not rly any way that it will be okay for you to lane against Nidalee with
. Play safe, get as many last hits as possible and always try to atleast get in XP range if she is going agressive on you, you just have to face it thata ranged AD can move away from you and keep harassing you from a distance and it's just impossible for you to keep HP up if you don't give a fuck for her damage. Remember that later on will you bee the strongest since ranged AD can barely do anything against you if you follow this build.
AGAINST RANGED AP
Ranged AP is what I fear most. Some more than others. If I see the enemy-team go's double AP do I not pick Amumu, I have tried it sometimes and let's just say it's not easy. Your enemy can often get your out of XP range and your only chance for getting some CS is by you jungler gangks top lane or under the turret trying to get as many CS as possible. If you go Amumu versus an Ranged AP is it because your ultimate benefits very good with one of your other team-mates ultimates, because you can sure still win a game by winning team-fights without having a high amount of CS.
Let's say you are against .
Vladimir is really strong against you since he's spells isn't skillshots and he can keep harassing you without loosing HP. You can't barely do anything but try to farm as much as possible without dying. Items that are good in this case:
. The reason why
is good in this care is simply because of the HP Regen and the bonus gold.
is just a very strong item on Amumu against AP,
mainly because of the HP and MR, spell-vamp from
improves your sustain and gives you a possibility to stand longer time at lane to get egnough gold to an item before recalling.