Amumu Build Guide by Amumu Top

League of Legends Build Guide Author Amumu Top


Amumu Top Last updated on February 8, 2017
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R


Natural Talent
Battering Blows
Piercing Thoughts

Ferocity: 0


Cunning: 18

Runic Armor
Veteran's Scars
Legendary Guardian

Resolve: 12

Threats to Amumu with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
Cho'Gath In this matchup you cannot let Cho'Gath get his combo off and then walk away. if he combo's you, make sure to Q him and do damage. Be wary of trading him past level 6 because his feast does tons of damage. Recommended Summoners: Ignite/Flash OR Teleport/Flash
Irelia Let the lane push towards you early. Irelia can be tough to trade because she usually outtrades with her self-healing and true damage. If she Q's onto you early, just Q her and disengage. Once you try to trade her, make sure it is in her minions. Be careful in choosing trades because once you commit, if you back out she can q back to you. NOTE: her ultimate will NOT be cancelled if you ult. Recommended Summoners: Ignite/Flash OR Teleport/Flash
Lee Sin Surprisingly, you can outtrade Lee Sin levels 1-5 as long as you dodge his Q. At Level 6 you can still outtrade him. Recommended Summoners: Ignite/Flash OR Teleport/Flash
Malphite Go for small trades early because he burns through mana faster than Amumu. Buy some MR early like Spectre's Cowl which will really duck his damage, then build into a Sunfire Cape. You should outtrade Malphite as long as you have some mana. Recommended Summoners: Ignite/Flash OR Teleport/Flash
Nasus Levels 1 - 5 you can outtrade him. When he goes to Q a minion, auto + E him. If he chooses to Q you instead, then it is an even trade, but he most likely misses out on a stack. So either way is a win-win for you. Once he hits 6 it will be tough to trade him, but as long as you are in his minions, you can outtrade him. Recommended Summoners: Ignite/Flash OR Teleport/Flash
Poppy The trades with Poppy can go either way. You will win them most of the time if you do not let her slam you into a wall. Once you get a Bami's Cinder and hit Level 6, you will have a better time trading her. But if you trade her, make sure to burst her then walk away because it is not worth trading her through her shields. Recommended Summoners: Teleport/Flash
Shen Do not fight Shen early on because his % health damage on his Q will always outtrade you. Once you have 6, the tables are even. But trading shen burns through your mana, so wait for a gank or just try to cs. Recommended Summoners: Teleport/Flash
Wukong You can outtrade him at any level. Just make sure he does not combo you without you giving him any damage. If you fight him in his minions, he cannot outtrade you. Recommended Summoners: Ignite/Flash OR Teleport/Flash
Sion You won't have much trouble trading Sion. Don't let him get his stun off then walk away. Recommended Summoners: Teleport/Flash
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Hi, I'm Amumu Top

I started playing Amumu in Season 5 and I really loved the champion because his ultimate is game-changing. However, I was not great at the jungle but I have always been a good laner. So I decided to try to play him top.

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Misconceptions about Amumu Top

Many people say that Amumu Top is easy to gank, gets destroyed by ranged champions, has no sustain, and has mana issues. Some of these opinions are partly true, and some not.

- Yes Amumu is easy to gank, however when you play Amumu top you can just let the wave push towards you that way you cannot be ganked. If you are by chance ganked, you can always use your bandage toss to stun the jungler, or your ultimate for a clean getaway.

-Amumu does get destroyed by ranged champions, if you let them control the lane. However, you can handedly outtrade them if you land a bandage toss onto them. As long as you take Ghost/Flash they cannot kite you and the lane is yours. Or you can take Doran's shield and just play safe the whole lane.

- Amumu can solve his lane sustain issues by buying a Corrupting potion. Then on the second back, you can purchase a dark seal for more potion health regen, a Doran's ring for more mana regen, or a Doran' shield for more health regen. So lane sustain is a very minor problem for Amumu.

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Best Runes for Amumu Top

Against Hard AD lane bully:

3 greater quintessences of armor

9 greater seals of health regeneration

9 greater marks of armor

9 greater glyph of scaling magic resistance

With this rune page you are tanky early with the flat 21 armor, yet you have good health regeneration through laning phase due to the seals. The scaling magic resistance glyphs make up for lack of any MR mid game.

Against hard MR bully:

3 greater quintessences of magic resistance

9 greater seals of health regeneration

9 greater marks of ability power

9 greater glyphs of magic resistance

With this rune page you will be able to tank many of your opponent's spells. You will gain more health regeneration throughout laning phase with the seals.

Lane kill pressure:

3 greater quintessences of ability power

9 greater seals of armor

9 greater marks of ability power

9 greater glyphs of scaling magic resistance

You should run this rune page if you think you have an easy matchup where you can bully. The extra ability power will add a lot of early game damage to your E.

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Why Amumu's Abilities Make Him Good Toplane

Amumu's Passive (Cursed Touch):

reduces the magic resistance from his targets for 3 seconds, refreshing with each subsequent basic attack. So when you are trading your opponent, his magic resistance is lowered, so your abilities do even more damage.

Amumu's Q (Bandage Toss):

is a skillshot that tosses a bandage in the target direction that stuns the first enemy hit for 1 second and pulling Amumu to their location. This ability can be used as an engage and disengage in lane. if you have a really aggressive laner like Jax or Irelia, if they jump onto you, you can bandage toss them and disengage the fight. If you are being ganked, you can stun them with your bandage toss to setup for your jungler as well. When trading, you usually hold onto your Q until the end of the trade. This way, if your opponent is losing the trade and he flashes away, you can Q onto him. Likewise, if you are losing the trade, you can Q your opponent to disengage. This ability uses up a lot of mana, so be cautious when using it.

Amumu's W (Despair):

is a continous pool of tears that deals magic damage every second to nearby enemies. This ability hardly costs any mana, so you can use it a lot in lane. Despite being hit by hard crowd control like roots, snares, or binds, Amumu's despair stays on and does continous AOE damage. This ability also comes in handy for 1v2 scenarios because you are doing damage to both of your opponents.

Amumu's E (Tantrum):

is when Amumu releases his anger, dealing magic damage to nearby enemies. Tantrum's cooldown is reduced by 0.5 seconds every time Amumu is hit by a basic attack. Amumu also take reduced physical damage. This ability is the bread and butter of Amumu top. Because you take reduced physical damage, minion basic attacks not only do less damage to you, but they also decrease the cooldown of this ability. So when you trade in their minions, you do a lot more damage to your opponent because the minions are reducing the cooldown of tantrum drastically with their basic attacks. Many opponents will be willing to trade you in their minions, then you surprise them when you outtrade them every time. This ability is what makes it easy for Amumu to 1v2 because when the jungler comes, he is also reducing the cooldown of this ability. So you can spam it even more and it is damaging both of your opponents. This ability has a low mana cost so it can be spammed alot.

Amumu's R (Curse of the Sad Mummy):

Amumu deals magic damage to nearby enemies and entangles them for two seconds. You want to hold onto this ability until the end of the trade because when they get low enough you can cast this ability to snare them for 2 seconds, then Q them to stun them for another second. This ability works well for 1v2's again because it does damage to both your opponent laner and the jungler.

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How to be Successful in the Laning Phase with Amumu

For the early game, you need to let the lane push towards you and play passive levels 1 - 5. This is because you are a prime gank opportunity for the other jungler since you have no built-in escapes. Another reason why you let the lane push is so that you will have their minions to fight in once you decide to all-in, and as you know you do more damage to them in their minions. In some matchups you may be zoned from cs, and you have to let this happen. If you go for a risky cs and get killed, you will be even further behind then if you had let him zone you. So some matchups play differently early, for example if you are facing illaio or nasus, you can safely auto + E them whenever they go for a minion without any retaliation. However against any range opponents or hard lane bullies like renekton and yasuo, they will harass you if you try to go for a minion, so you'll need to play safe for these lanes.

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How to Lane Against Ranged Champions

Whether you[/color] are playing against Gnar, Teemo, or Quinn, you need to let them control the lane early. You will have to give up some CS because they will zone you from it. But it is imperative that you do not take too much poke because you need enough health to be able to all-in them once you hit 6. I recommend taking Ghost/Flash against all ranged champions because they cannot kite you since you have Ghost. As long as you are staying with them you are outtrading them, trust. If you take Teleport/Flash or Ignite/Flash, they will be able to kite you easily if you try to trade them and then they will control the lane for the rest of the laning phase since you do not have any kill pressure on them.