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AMUMU BUILD GUIDE: The King of Teamfights by Vps

by Vps (last updated over a year ago)

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Greater Mark of Armor( +8.19 armor)
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Greater Seal of Armor( +12.69 armor)
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Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist( +1.35 magic resist per level (24.3 at champion level 18))
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Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed( +4.5% movement speed)
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Cursed Touch
QBandage Toss
WDespair
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RCurse of the Sad Mummy
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Cursed Touch
QBandage Toss
WDespair
ETantrum
RCurse of the Sad Mummy

Champion Matchups

Introduction

Hello everyone here on Solomid.net! My in game nickname is Vps. I'm a Diamond league of legends Brazilian player and I have been playing Amumu since Season 1 and, as I always wanted to write a guide for solomid and he is always saying that he though I'd never pick him, I choose him! I play him a lot in my livestream at [twitch]http://pt-br.twitch.tv/thevps[/twitch]

[http://puu.sh/23tgu] ---> Me getting Diamond playing Amumu = )



[http://puu.sh/26MCN] ---> Diamond IV : )


My Amumu currently situation on EloBuff: [http://puu.sh/28EZB]

Guide Patch Notes

Guide Patch Notes

Released: 02/26/2013

Pros and Cons

Pros of Playing Amumu
He has cool Skins
His IP price is fairly cheap
Strong Iniciation
Decent Damage and Cleartime while still being tanky

Cons of playing Amumu
His ganks at early stages of the game aren't really good as they rely on skillshots
He is a yordle
Relliable on blue buff

Masteries

[http://puu.sh/25R35]



Explanation:
I run this masteries because your goal as Amumu is to survive as long as possible in a teamfight, making defensive tree the best choise on him. I decide to go 9 points on utility over offense cause I think mana regen is key for Amumu fast jungle clear time

Runes

[http://puu.sh/25SFD]



Explanation:
For Jungling as Amumu you don't really need Magic Pen. as most of the monsters don't have any MR. By running 21 armor on Runes you can stay healthy in the jungle and have a safe clear time. Ms quints are core to do his role as fight iniciator and they make ganking an easier task. Mr per lvl glyphs are ideal cause you won't be fighting against Any ap source of damage during the early stage of the game

Summoner Spells



Explanation:
Smite is the best summonner spell in the game for any jungler. Without it, your clear time is compromised and you can't force dragon or baron for your team, as you won't have burst true damage to garantee it. Example of a screenshot of me playing a ranked game without smite:[http://i.imgur.com/JTmPfip.jpg]

Flash is also a core summoner spell on Amumu and I wouldn't trade it for anything. It gives you a tool to make engaging plays and doesn't make you look so bad if you miss your bandage toss.

Skills

Passive: Cursed Touch

Explanation:
Very strong passive, make sure to auto attack everytime it's possible to make your damage output higher. Remember that its time duration refreshes with every auto attack.




Q: Bandage Toss

Explanation:
I like to max this skill second on Amumu cause of the burst damage it offers if you hit it and for the reduction of its cd. Always remember that its a skillshot that stuns the target you hit and pulls yourself to him so make sure that, after hitting someone and before you cast your ultimate, auto attack the stunned enemy for increased damage output. As any skillshot its easier to hit if the enemy is close to a wall cause he will have less terrain to dodge it. Also, its good to remember that it has a brief channel time upon cast before it activates




W: Despair

Explanation:
I like to get a point of it early but max it last on Amumu because the base damage doesn't increase that much on lvling it up and I'd rather have a higher burst and lower cd on my Stun



E: Tantrum

Explanation:

This is your bread & butter. Max it first for faster jungling and to stay healthier due to this passive that reduces the damage you take as it reduces physical damage taken. Try always to auto attack before using it so you can shred the enemy's Magic resist before applying magical damage



R: Curse of the Sad Mummy

Explanation:


This skill is the one that makes Amumu so Scary in teamfights. An aoe spell that makes enemys around you unable to move (unless they have or . Great spell to start teamfights with, making allies with AOE spell, such as ,, really strong to put in a team together

Skill Order

On Amumu you want to get asap as it is a great ultimate that brings a lot to the table. is the spell you want to have maxed at lvl 9 for greater perfomance while jungling(faster cleartime and sustain) as well as burst on ganks. is going to be maxed around lvl 13 for greater burst and lower CD. is going to be maxed around lvl 18 but its good to get a point on it early

Item Builds

In this Chapter I'll talk about Item builds for Amumu, the sad Mummy

I'll show you guys three different Item paths but you can mix em up, but, first of all, I'll show your CORE

, (thats the best start you can go on Amumu and on pretty much any jungler in the game)
, or (on your first back you want to get the boots of speed so you can be able to gank properly and invest on some mana regen that is really core on Amumu)



AP Bruiser Build (the soloq carry build) - , or in case they have a lot of cc

Tank Build (the currently metagame build) -



those two build paths are the ones I think are worth mentioning on Amumu. I highly recommend the Ap bruiser one for Solo Queue play and the tank path for games you can trust your team (ex: premades)




Twisted Treeline Commentary

As a Diamond S2 Treeline player I've played Amumu sucessfully as a jungler on this map. The best thing to do on him is to start with your team on Golems and then do the rest of the jungle, get the Altars as they respawn. The best build on this map for him, in my opnion, is AP AMUMU, close to what was listed above. A good tip to play him and NOT run out of mana is to always buy mana pots when leaving the base, his teamfight power is insane and makes him worth to pick.

Early Game

On the early stages of the game you want to secure your jungle against the enemy team. Ask politely for your teammates to cover you up and give you a good leash

This is a screenshot for blue side: [http://puu.sh/28EXl] I like to start at red and save smite with help from my bot lane and after getting the red buff go straight to blue and,w ith both of your buffs on you, look for a gank in the areas with a 4

This is a screenshot for purple side: [http://puu.sh/28EYb] I like to start at blue buff for the same reason as listed above, bot laners usually help more in leashs and I want to get to the top lane to pressure it or mid ASAP.


Now the wards screenshot, where you should focus to put them: [http://puu.sh/28EYE] Warding your own jungle and the enemy jungler makes your lanes safer. Always pink ward dragon and baron so you can sneak it after getting a kill on mid lane or bottom



Keep in mind that in the early stage of the game you should focus on lvling up and pressuring your lanes, manly top & mid lane.



Credit to all images go to my beloved baby Mia =)

Mid Game

At this time you already got your ultimate and thats the time to get things done. Camp your bot lane, gank there as much as possible and make they fed. If you get a doublekill and have smite up do Dragon calls and remember to ALWAYS time it

Blue buff and Red Buff: 5m respawn
Dragon: 6m respawn
Baron Nashor: 7m respawn

A good tip for timing dragon and baron is to turn on chat timer on your Client so when the chat says Vps(Amumu) has slain the Dragon it will have the EXACTLY time so you just need to add more 6m to it

Late Game

At this stage you should stay together with your team. If you find a good openning to iniciate a team fight AND your teammates are near, do it. Your job here is to keep the enemy team cced so your teammates can kill them all or to protecr your adc as much as possible, as late game teamfights are all about how protecting the ADC and giving him room to shine

Final Comments

I'd like to thank you all for taking the time to read it and hope it helps you guys to climb the league of legends tiers and divisions. I'll post on this section some videos of Amumu gameplay later, hope you enjoy it.

in this game I didn't start really well but I managed to recover from this poor start

Comments

July 28, 2013 - 07:18 PM #1

@Vps What should i pick for enchantments on boots while playing this?

July 18, 2013 - 07:43 PM #2

Just looked through your runes and masteries at lolking and found out, that you used cdr glyphs on amumu, what is about that? And mpen marks aswell.

July 14, 2013 - 05:43 AM #3

another option for ap items is to get the ones that charge. i've found that since you are jungling the blue buff lets you keep your cry on without running out of mana and it counts for the charges....which means you max them ridiculously fast.

June 28, 2013 - 12:19 AM #4

I'm everywhere vps '-'

April 1, 2013 - 02:56 AM #5

Can you explain when to get a doran's ring and when to get a philosopher's stone please? Thanks.

March 27, 2013 - 01:50 PM #6
Vps

I'll add as soon as I have time an improved Item section and a Amumu x Other junglers section.



@ASNuggets I think the Carry build I put as core is the best Solo Queue wise, you do tons of damage and still tanks a ton.

The Tank meta build is more for a team game in wich you trust your teammates



@WarrenM Sunfire cap is just awesome on him cause it adds more dot damage to his kit and, as his passive decreases enemy units Magic resist, you will be doing a nice damage with it while being tank



Thanks for the feedback guys !

March 12, 2013 - 05:38 AM #7

+1

This guide got me back into playing Amumu. Thanks

March 9, 2013 - 05:15 PM #8

@WarrenM 1) Sunfire Cape is the best heavy armor item you can get with his health + passiv. And you will need this Armor for the fights, otherwise the enemy ADC can stop any of your initiate-trys with 1-2 hits.

March 7, 2013 - 09:25 PM #9

One other question:



Many modern junglers opt for a 0/9/21 build. The main train off being 6% CD, 3% MS 3% Life/Magic steal and the temp ward and pot vs 3% less damage 4% more life, a couple of point less damage from heroes and tenacity.



The utility build clearly help with jungle speed and leaves you with a higher life total during the jungling phase (life leach beating out the 3% less damage). Not forgetting the better ganks due to CD and extra MS. Is it really worth trading all this for what might be more survivability in the team fight? Assuming the utility tree bonuses do not net you a kill, for which the gold diff would remove the Defensive tree benefit from the equation.



I hope I was clear :)!

March 7, 2013 - 09:10 PM #10

Thank you for the guide!



Can you help me understand a few item choices?



Consistently you select Sunfire Cape in both of your builds. How does it compare to the other choices for a tanky DPS slot? eg Rylai's, Liandry's and at what point does Will of the Ancients become better? The life gain covering for the lack in health and the bonus to the team from the aura.



I just want to understand the ingredients rather than just follow a recipe, to use a metaphor!



Thanks

WarrenM

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