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Amumu's circle of death.
1. Always start off with Doran's Shield. This will give you both a bit more survivability and some well needed hp Regen. If you are starting to get harassed too much, just sit back and leach some exp while your Doran's heals you up, you can get back to the last when healed enough.
2. SUNFIRE CAPES!!!! This is obviously the main item in my build. with your ult,despair, and all those sunfire capes...it is very easy to see that your uber tank just became CRAZY dps. Toss on a tantrum or two when you are chasing them down and stun 'em later on in the game with your bandage toss and you have a killing machine on your hands.
3. Chalice is just a luxury item. Only thing I really use it for is late game (if the game is still going on at this point). With this item, you pretty much have infinite mana and can spam your despair skill (never turn it off in other words) and still have mana.
**NOTE** I like to replace my dorans shield late game with an item that provides additional Magic Penn. i use abyssal scepter but there are a few other magic penn items you can choose from.
**ANOTHER NOTE** Void staff grants 40% magic penn. not staight magic penn. if they stack magic resist use void staff, otherwise use an item with pure magic penn.
I choose cooldown runes to allow me to spam tantrum, and to reduce CD of my ult. but runes are completely up to you. i just prefer CD reduction. You may go AP or Health Regen also.
0/21/9- i go defensive and util for the mana regen and the damage reduction. just adds to the havoc.
Teleport is VERY important seeing as you will probably be needing to run back to base against a very difficult laning foe. It serves its purposes later in game too for ganks and loner kills (both are Amumu's specialty). Teleport is the main reason you are able to get a kill at level 6 tho so I HIGHLY suggest you take this skill.
-YOU CAN SOLO MID WITH AMUMU-
HOW IN THE EFF DO YOU MID WITH AMUMU!!!??? Well, it really isn't that hard. In fact, the hardest part is convincing your teammates that it's a good idea. Just tell them that you want mid and if they start giving you flack about it, tell them to just trust you and if you need a lane swap, you will let them know asap. After you get that first kill, I promise they won't be QQ ing about it anymore.
Keep farming until level 6. It is a relatively boring game up until this point. You should have farmed up enough money by now to AT LEAST buy the basic boots. This is essential for you to get your first kill here. Once you are both level 6 and you have the money for your boots. Blue pill back to base, buy your boots, and assuming you haven't used it yet, teleport back to your lane. This way you barely missed any exp/gold and now you are fast enough for chasing your hopefully unbooted opponent.
Hopefully at this point in the game you have been harassing your opponent middle enough so he isn't at full health (if he is, you probably cannot kill him yet). Also, you have hopefully been using my tactics to your advantage and your opponent is harassing you and getting reckless. Now you just have to wait for him to make a mistake and once he does Capitalize on him using my killer combo which needs to be done as quickly as possible.
*************************** AMUMU COMBO!!! **************************
1. Turn on Despair
2.bandage toss to enemy for stun
3. Get in range and Pop Your Ultimate
4. Now just chase him hitting your Tantrum as often as possible.
One thing I want everyone who reads this to be aware of is that you are a very good tank and you can chase into towers at a very early level with Amumu. Just be careful and don't go too far or you will pay the price, but it's not uncommon for me to be level 6 and last hit at a tower and roll away with a kill and my life.
If you can get an early kill or two with your ultimate then the rest of the game will be easy for you. Use your ult from now on in GANKING SITUATIONS ONLY, but you can still focus one person and use the combo above. Once you stack the sunfire capes (which should be relatively easy to farm if you get early kills) the game will most likely be over because you will be a tank that does a crazy amount of dps and with the backing of your team, you should be able to just ignore the turrets and dive in making for a fast push to the inhibitors and a quick and painful final push to their big tower.