Amumu Build Guide by Wylade
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Hi. I'm Wylade, and I have played League of Legends for about 3 months now. I am level 30, but unranked. This is because I play with my lower level friends most of the time. I made this build with them so they could get introduced to playing a tank. It is simple, easy to edit to suit your needs, and gives you a broad view of how to build your tanks.
I left these out because none of my friends use them. They are not level 20, and as such don't really see the use of them. If you are level 20+ and are new to tanking, just use flat armor/magic resist runes. Keep is simple, stuipid.
I use 0/21/9 for the extra defense, and for extra gold/exp. I see alot of people bashing greed for it's low income, but as a tank, you will have low minion kills, and almost no champion kills. You need the gold from somewhere, and this is one place you can get it.
I use ghost and teleport, because they help me move across the map fast. If your not at a team fight, your team is proboly going to die. On 3v3s however, exaust or flash work better than teleport. The map is just too small for teleport to work better then your other options.
I like to get an even level for all my skills, but if your more comfortable with one or two powerful skills, then by all means do that. This guide is just to start you off, then let you change it up to whatever fits you and your teams playstyle.
Now, I have seen many different tank builds, and my favorites are the easy ones. They get boots, then some armor, then some magic resist, then some health. You can do it in whatever order you think is important. I have a Dorans Shield listed as my first item above, but lately I have been getting a ruby crystal then rushing a heart of gold before boots for the extra gold. Mess around, see what works for YOU.
Now, you can ignore everything else in this guide, most of it, odds are, you already figured out on your own. However, the thing that makes tanks tanks, is their play style. You have to be the center of attenion. You have to hold their attention. And you cannot die while doing so. The easiest way to do this is through Crowd Control affects like stuns. I used Ammumu for this guide because he is 1. Cheap and 2. Has two great CC abilities. He has Bandage Toss, which stuns and gets him into the fight, and his Ultimate. This is an extrordinarily powerful ability, which stuns all in it's range, and does moderate damage to boot. using this in a team fight almost gaurentees a win if used at the correct time. If the cooldown is too long for you, try out Alistar, one of my favorite champions. His CC abilities are legendary among summoners.
Tanking requirs a good build, a good champion, but mostly, a good team. If your taking tons of damage in a fight, but the enemies arent dieing, don't despair. YOU are doing fine. Your carrys are not pulling their own weight, but don't let it affect you. Get some people who you play with on a regular basis. Train with them, and you will see a dramatic increase in your skills.