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League of Legends Build Guide Author Shadowcom

Rammus: Great Build

Shadowcom Last updated on January 20, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 0

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 16

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 14

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Welcome to my build for Rammus.

By: Shadowcom

Hope this build helps everyone out.

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Character Description

Rammus is one of the best tanks in the game. He has the longest taunt and the best protection against the enemy team. His (DBC). He is also the fastest tank in the game because of his You are pretty much unstoppable when it comes to team fights. Only thing is you better make sure your DBC is on when fighting or you will be taken out fast.

Damage 55.32 (+2.75 / per level)
Health 420 (+86 / per level)
Mana 255 (+33 / per level)
Move Speed 310
Armor 21 (+3.8 / per level)
Spell Block 30 (+0 / per level)
Health Regen 1 (+0.11 / per level)
Mana Regen 0.9 (+0.06 / per level)


* Powerball can be used as an effective escape mechanism.

* Using taunt on a champion by your tower can cause the tower to attack your enemy.

* Tremors and Defensive Ball Curl can be used late in the game to obliterate towers. If
you're bogged down in a team fight, it is often valuable to break off and attack the

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Pros / Cons

Great Tank
Longest Taunt in Game
Fastest character when in Powerball
Powerball has a few uses:
1. Escape from a gank.
2. Stop enemy team from attacking or getting to another player.
3. Helps you chase down someone running away.
Defensive ball curl makes you the strongest person on the field.
Also good to use when tanking a tower.

Minions get in the way when chasing someone with powerball.
When your out of Defensive Ball Curl you are weakest.
Taunts range is only inside the blue ring.
Bad Farmer early game.

Hope this helps.

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Spiked Shell - Rammus gains additional damage as his shell becomes reinforced, converting 25% of his armor into damage.

Powerball - Rammus accelerates in a ball towards his enemies, dealing damage and slowing targets affected by the impact.
Rammus accelerates in a ball towards his enemies, dealing 100/150/200/250/300 (+1) magic damage and causing 28/36/44/52/60% reduced movement speed to nearby enemies on impact.

80/90/100/110/120 Mana

Defensive Ball Curl - Rammus goes into a defensive formation, vastly increasing his armor and magic resistance, while returning damage to attacks.
Rammus goes into a defensive formation for 6 seconds, increasing his armor and magic resistance by 50/75/100/125/150 and returning 22/28/34/40/46 (+ (10% of Armor)) magic damage to attackers.

50/50/50/50/50 Mana

Puncturing Taunt - Rammus taunts an enemy unit into a reckless assault against Rammus' hard shell, reducing armor temporarily.
Rammus taunts the unit into a reckless assault, reducing their armor by 10/15/20/25/30 and forcing them to attack Rammus for 1/1.5/2/2.5/3 second(s).

50/60/70/80/90 Mana

Tremors - Rammus creates waves of destruction pulsing through the ground, causing damage to units and structures near him.
Rammus creates tremors beneath him, dealing 65/130/195 (+0.3) magic damage per second to nearby units and structures.
Lasts 8 seconds.

120/120/120 Mana

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Summoner Spells

For Summoner Spells it's your own perspective about what you like and don't like to use. But if I'm laning as rammus I like to use and .

Recommended Summoner Spells:
Laning: and

Others like to use Spells like:
and or
or and

Spells that are okay to get:
Good to use if teammates put wards or in Teemo's case "Shrooms" down
Good to use if you are solo laning against 2 people.
Okay Spell to have but I wouldn't recommend really using it. is better.

Spells Not To Get:
Don't need to exhaust other players since you are a fast character
Don't need ignite since other players will have it.
No need to have revive because you wont die a lot.
No need since once you hit level 18 you will have enough mana for team fights.
If you get this I would just laugh at you all game.
Why would you even get this? Seriously
May be good for beginners but once your level 30 please don't get this.

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Laning and Jungling:
(x9) Greater Mark of Resilience
(x9) Greater Seal of Resilience
(x9) Greater Glyph of Shielding
(x3) Greater Quintessence of Fortitude

Reasons for using Armor Runes:
When it come to jungling you will do more damage to the minions therefor killing them faster. Dodge Runes may give you a less of a chance to get it but as Rammus you WANT to get hit especially if you go into

Many reasons as to why I don't use dodge on Rammus:
You always want to be taking hits and never dodging them.
Dodging stops you from making enemy players take damage from your and
You always want to keep getting hit while in it is the greatest thing. Which most people don't understand when playing Rammus.

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Build A: My Recommended Build (for mixed teams)

(this is the build I usually go with. I lose every 20 games or so with it. I love this build.)

Build B: DPS Team

Build C: Magic Team

Build D: AP Rammus(just for the LOL's)

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Jungle Rammus

Jungling Summoner Spells: and

I'm giving you a story of pretty much where to go and what to get.(Should finish jungle in under 4 minutes doing what I say.)

First items: and (x5).
One tip for being a first timer at jungle Rammus is "GET" (DBC). Once you get to Blue Buff which will spawn at 1:55 you need to pop a when you get hit. Once Blue Buff gets down to about 575 it and get . Moving on to the Wolves you into them and go straight into . After is done hit each of the smaller Wolves once and then into them killing them both. Now pop another and move on to the Wraiths. Stand in the middle of them and turn on so you do damage to them all. Then go to and they should all die. Pop another and level up your . Now we go to Red buff and your should be down still with about 20 sec. So you kill Red Buff without and after Red Buff is done level up your and move on to the golems. them and one; go into and kill the other while the other kills itself from the damage. Level up Go back to Base and this is the end of Jungle for levels 1-4.

Now since your at the shop by the beginning to your so you have more mobility. Also grab (x4) since you only used 4 in the jungle. We go into the ganking phase now. Either go to bottom, top, or mid. Whichever one needs the more help. Assist them in getting a kill or two and then move on to the opposing teams jungle "IF" they don't have a jungler. The rest is self explanatory since you need to be ganking non-stop now.

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For Rammus he is a bad farmer but when it's mid to late game he is a great farmer with a and his .

Tips for laning:
Last hit minions any chance you get.
NEVER start attacking minions that have full health. Only the ones with less than half.(let your laning partner hit the ones with full hp.)
Staying in the brush is great for Rammus because then they don't know if your going to them.
When your jungler comes to your lane to gank make sure your taunt the enemy player that has less of a chance to get away. If they both have a bad chance then the one with the lost health so you can get an easy kill. If the other enemy player stays kill him/her too.

In late game Rammus can clean up minions likes it's his job. Walk into a bunch of minions that are going towards your tower and hit your then them. All of the minions should die. And you should get a lot of Gold.

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Ranked Play

If you ever go into ranked games and you have no jungler on your team make sure you go Jungle Rammus.
3 reasons why.
Other team will hate you for being jungle Rammus.
you are a great ganker.
Since you have the longest taunt in the game you can gank the easiest.
Also NEVER another tank in a team fight. - trust me I have seen it and it was the worst thing that could have ever happened in a game. AKA whole team died.
Never turret dive at early levels as Rammus. Your team wont be able to help you finish the kill.
Make sure to share Blue Buff and to share Red Buff with Teammates after the 3rd time around. They will need them more than you because they will be doing pretty much all the damage in team fights.

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Team Work

For Rammus you may have a skill to get away. But it is an also great skill to help your teammate escape from a fatal death. You can into an enemy player stopping them in their tracks and letting your teammate get away. If there are two enemy players chasing, you can just and then taunt so they don't target your teammate. AKA a player like Panth, Akali, Xin, or Kat who can jump/dash at them for an easy kill. Then your teammate blames you for not doing anything.

When in a team fight it is very important to go for the teams carry. Make sure your target them first and get the easy kill so your team can get the easy "ACE".

Another good thing to do as Rammus is to tank a tower with so your team can kill it nice and easy if no minions are around. Another thing you can do if an enemy player is around but with low health is to go into and move back and forth to block the enemy from stopping your team. It works great trust me.
Oh and if you go jungle Rammus and go in for a gank. Make sure to give your teammates the kills unless you absolutely have to kill the person.
Tips while Team fighting:
NEVER go for the easy bait running away from the fight. Your team will need you to stay and the heavy DPS or AOE champs.
If you have and it is off CD go into and flash into the middle of the enemy team to start a team fight. Once started the enemies Heavy DPS character, and then go into . Turn on your Tremers and let your team just dominate your enemies.
Make sure to keep using taunt on your enemies until it's down to their TANK. Once it's just him left away.

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Champion's you will love on your team


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Champion's you will hate to face

Dr. Mundo

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My Recent Games as Rammus

Show me what you get out of this build.

Have fun and remember...Have fun out there Summoners!!