Amumu Build Guide by AhFat
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Hello. This is my first time writing a guide so please forgive any mistakes and feel free to ask any questions and vote up if you like the guide. Lets go straight into the guide and have fun enjoy Amumu ^_^v
Thanks to DannyMagick for writing his Amumu: The Tank Slayer as i used his guide first to play Amumu and began to change the guide bit by bit to my personal taste.
Pros / Cons
-good at farming
-tank with lots of armour and hp
-able to kill
-you might kill-steal due to Despair or Sunfire Cape
-early game if you're inexperienced with this build, you might be a little squishy.
-might be called a noob during early game due to the reason stated above this
Well the runes are pretty self-explanatory
Greater Mark of Magic Penetration is to get some magic penetration so that despair will be able to do more damage if the opponent has started building MR items.
Greater Seal of Armor is to get you some extra armour to help you tank better.
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist is to give you some extra MR per level which can help you tank better.
Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed is to give you more speed to run to ganks faster and get those kills that you want or assists which will lead to your VICTORY~ hehe.
Well my items at the start are Regrowth Pendant and Mana Potion so that you will be able to fight and if you take a little damage, you will be able to stay at your lane at just health regen and the mana pot is for using as you will find at the start that your mana isn't enough for you to spam skills at the start.
The Abyssal Scepter is for the ap to increase your skills damage and at the same time reduce opponent's magic resist so that you will be able to do more damage. yeah~ v^_^v
The Warmog's Armour is to give you more health and health regen to make you more tanky to help in team fights.
The Thornmail is to give you pure armour and take reduced damage and at the same time return damage to the attacker as magic damage ^_^
You could also upgrade your Philosopher's Stone to a Shurelya's Reverie if you like it.
If the opponent's team has more mages you might considering replacing them with Banshee's Veil and/or Force of Nature to get some magic resist and banshee's veil will be able to help negate one spell every 45 seconds WEE~ =)
Well my skill sequence is for better ganking and laning in early game. Add Bandage Toss so that you will be able to help stun an enemy in your lane to get that firstblood or maybe harrass them enough for them to use their heal or even recall which gives you more time to farm!! =) Try to farm more early game. I will explain more on using the skills in the farming chapter and game phases and ganking.
Teleport well its good cause you will be able to teleport somewhere maybe to defend bottom or top or to go ganking within 4-5 seconds.
Flash wonderful skill ^_^ its just awesome.
Ignite well get this if you want to.. its an okay skill but its still good if the opponent is running away with like 50-100 hp and ignite to finish him off ^^
Ghost well.... you may get this to run to your destination faster or to chase heroes.. but you have your first skill. so its not that effective. But its still cool as it makes your champion Usain Bolt for 10 seconds ^^
Heal you might get this if you're just starting out with Amumu as you might not know when to run and when to tower dive and this could be your life-saver. But after 1-2 games. i suggest you do not get it as it might save you in early game, but its totally and i mean TOTALLY USELESS in mid-game or late game, as you will be owning =).
For farming, remember to spam Tantrum as it will damage those creeps and remember to try and tantrum when the creeps are at low hp and you will be able to get the gold. Tantrum is good as when you are attacked, the cooldown is reduced. So you will be able to spam it which is a good thing ^_^ BUT BE MINDFUL OF YOUR MANAAAAAA!!!!
Creeping / Jungling
As Amumu, you should always try to get the Golem's blue buff so that you will have faster cooldowns and at the same time increased mana regen which can allow you to spam your skills more oftenly and also allow you to use despair for a longer time to damage the enemy and get a KILL~ =D
Team Work/Ganking/Team Fights
For Ganking, as a tanker you should be the one who initiates the fight. You can initiate the fight by first using Bandage Toss but immediately try to activate Despair so that you will be able to do a few seconds of damage. At the same time, try to tantrum and auto attack which will decrease their magic resist to Despair due to your Cursed Touch.
Try to time your Curse of the Sad Mummy at about when you know yourself that they will try to run. This will help your teams carry to attack them and also allowing your despair to do it's magic ^_^ and also spam tantrum! (not forgetting to auto-attack)
With this you should be able to AT LEAST take down 3 champions of the opponent's team. AND its important to communicate who your team is going to aim first. Make sure to aim their team's carry/squishy instead of the tank as the tank is just tanking while the ones doing damage are their carries!!! So, aim the opponent's team carry and make sure to also tell your team when your Curse of the Sad Mummy's cooldown is over so that they know that you have your ulti to help stun and allow your team to go ganking to get some kills.
This are some of my scores. Im as my mobafire account states AhFat.
Im AhFat with a score of 21/6/25 yeah~ =D
Enjoy having fun with this guide of Amumu and please comment or ask question below to help me improve this guide and make this guide a better one ^_^ ENJOY!
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Well i wanna thank DannyMagick for writing his guide of Amumu: The Tank Slayer which i first read and used to play Amumu. He's the one who inspired me to play Amumu. Please comment and ask questions! If you like the guide please give me a vote up ^_^ if you disliked it vote down D= and tell me the reason why so that i will be able to improve my guide and make it better ^_^
If you wanna play with me, find me. My summoner name is AhFat =D.