Amumu Build Guide by The amazing Soraka
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Amumu, Lonely But Powerful
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So who is Amumu.
Is he a jungler? Yes
Is he an ap mid? NO
Is he an ad? NO
Is he a support? Maybe
Is he a top? Maybe
This guide will build a jungle amumu
I have some nice tips too.
Tips and Advice
1/ The first thing is easy to understand: use your Bandage Toss for running, passing the wall and most of all to start a team fight.
So which enemy should you use Bandage Toss with?
I think the ad and ap should be stunned with your Bandage Toss. But sometimes you cannot do that. You should use Bandage Toss to get to someone you can get to no matter who they are. Sometimes you should save it later.
2/ The second thing is DO NOT spam your Despair to much. Only when you can approach an enemy champion or creeps should you use Despair. Sometimes the mana cost will make you unable to use Bandage Toss and Curse of the Sad Mummy. And it can make you lose in fighting.
3/ In teamfighting you should use Curse of the Sad Mummy when it can hit the morst enemy champions. 0 is stupid, 1 is fail, 2 is normal, 3 is nice, 4 is amazing and 5 is YOU-WILL-WIN-THE-FIGHT (if all of your team are with you). But when you gank, just you Curse of the Sad Mummy to make sure that the enemy will die if you need to. Also, use Curse of the Sad Mummy to escape from enemy if needed.
4/ The last thing is very special /league-of-legends/ability/curse-of-the-sad-mummy-116
Sunfire Cape For me, i don't really like to use this item. i think your Despair deals enough damage to kill jungle creeps. Also, this item does not deal as much damage as you think. It's only 25+ your level x1. I think the only champions that need this is the ones who have trouble farming (which is definitely not amumu). Still i think it is a nice item though: it increase both your armor and your HP (which a tank like amumu need). So i don't recommend it, it just a nice choice for beginner. In some conditions, when your enemy team have a lot of AD damage champions i think you should go with this item or you could go with Thornmail first.
Spirit of the Spectral Wraith This is a good jungle item for AP damage like Amumu. And Amumu farming skill is quite nice so you can easily get 30 AP from the item (which is quite a lot actually). And it increases your gold and it has Cooldown reduction (CDR) too. At late game, you should consider selling this item for some tank item that is good for teamfights like
Thornmail This item is nice for amumu. It's quite cheap, it increases insane armor (100) and it's effect is so so strong. You could go with this to anti your enemy AD, Top or jungler. But you still need some HP from other scource. You could go with item like Warmog's Armor , Spirit Visage , Randuin's Omen.
Liandry's Torment This item deals extra damage and it increases AP and HP. And don't forget the magic penetration. This item should be your Fourth item (If you have had enough armor, magic resist and HP). You can pass this for another item if you want.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter I think this is core item for Amumu . It increases your health quite a lot and the slow effect is awesome. You could use this as a Second or Third item. Still, if you think you don't need the slow or think the slow is not enough, you can pass this item and go with Randuin's Omen (which is more effective).
Warmog's Armor This is for the fully tank Amumu . It increases 1000 HP which is insane but it doesn't increase any armor or magic resist so this will be the Fifth or Last Item. I think you should have Spirit Visage along with this item.
Rod of Ages This item is not for jungle Amumu but if you go top or SP this could be useful. And if you go with this and you are jungle you must have a good farming skills (because jungle usually have less gold than other champions so buy this and wait for 10 minutes is quite a long time).
Spirit Visage This item is quite nice because of it's CDR, healing, and magic resist. But Amumu health regen is not that good for 20% more so this is just situational. For me i prefer Abyssal Scepter and Banshee's Veil.
Abyssal Scepter this item is the item you need if your enemy team has a lot of AP champions or has a strong AP champions like LeBlanc , Ziggs and you think you can kill them. This is also good for your team if it has a lot of AP too. the range of Abyssal Scepter's effect is quite big and you can use with all of your skill especially Curse of the Sad Mummy and Despair.
Banshee's Veil This item is also used for dealing with AP champion because it has Magic resist. The shield is great. It can prevent some skill that stun, snair, silence or surpress you. Or it can just be used to prevent damage from some heavy AP skill.
Tear of the Goddess This item increases your mana very much so it can be useful if you have to dedicate the blue buff for your AP mid. With this item, your mana hungry problem will not be a problem at all. Still it costs 700 gold so you should consider buying it or just save your mana.
Morellonomicon this item is situational of course. it is used to prevent the enemy to heal especially some champions like Dr. Mundo , Volibear , Kayle and many more. It also have 20% CDR and it increases mana regen so it would be nice for Amumu.
Athene's Unholy Grail This item cost you a lot but it has amazing effect like 20% CDR, an insane Mana regen and some magic resist too. But remember you are a jungler, you don't have money for items like this if you are just at normal condition. So if you are in other lanes this can be used.
Mejai's Soulstealer this item is used if you are so so so so ahead. All of your skill will deal better damage and if you have full 20 stacks you will have 15% CDR so this is cheap but powerful. Still, amumu need some other things like HP, armor and Magic resist so buying this and have no chance of passing 10 stacks at all will be a waste of time and money. And be careful to save your stacks is my advice.
So it's quite enough for items. Just kidding, i need to tell you about shoes. For Amumu there are many choices of shoes. Boots of Mobility help increase your running from place to place, helping lane easier. Boots of Swiftness is also good because you will not get slow so much. It's used when there are too many slow champions on the enemy team. Sorcerer's Shoes would be nice because you will deal more damage with all of your skills. Ninja Tabi is used to anti AD damage team. Mercury's Treads is used to decrease the effect of snair, slow, silence and other stuffs. For me, i prefer Sorcerer's Shoes but i still use other shoes when in special conditions. So choose whatever you want. Also i think the Homeguard upgrade is the best.
In ranked play especially Bronze and Silver Amumu is usually banned so if you have a chance to play him just play him or someone else will do. Make sure that you don't feed enemy AP mid, Jungler or AD. At late game, Amumu will be everyone's thread because of his Despair and Curse of the Sad Mummy so if you make your game last longer it is easier for your team to win (usually).
Pros / Cons
Cheap to buy
Fast farming jungler
Insane damage by percent % with Despair
Have a snair and a stun
Great AP damage
Easy and fun to play
Strong at late game
Count on Curse of the Sad Mummy
easy to be stolen or killed in jungle
hard to gank
hard to master
usually get banned
Need so many items to be strong