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Rammus Build Guide by Smitty224

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Smitty224

Rammus the Pokemon Tank (Revamping)

Smitty224 Last updated on June 10, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
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13
Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
4/
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4/
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 9


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Introduction

This is my first ever guide for league of legends, and I decided to start out with a guide for my main champion, Rammus. As you can see by the title, this is a guide for tanking as Rammus. Tanking is the way to play Rammus and there really isn't any other way to play as him.

This guide does not involve jungling in anyway, I prefer laning as Rammus so I never jungle with him.


Please do remember, I am not the best at this game and I will never claim to be the best. I made this guide for fun and will hope to continue to make some in the future. Please give constructive criticism as to why you +1 or -1 and tell me how to improve my guide.


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Pros / Cons

Pros
-Good ganking ability
-Good building destruction
-His taunt is beast
-Nice damage soak, armor increase and magic resistance increase
-Hes a Rollie-Pollie Pokemon
-Hard to kill
-Nice damage for tank

Cons
-Terrible with no mana
-Terrible if silenced


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Item Build

1)
-Start out with a Doran's Shield for early game survivability, some people may suggest getting health regeneration, but this item gives you that little regeneration you need early game as well as some health and armor.

2)
-The 2nd item to buy is usually a pretty obvious one which are the Boots of speed.

3)
-After you buy your boots of speed start building Randuin's Omen, this is a big tanking item and can help out a lot in all parts of the game.

4)
-Now its time for your mercury treads, with the Magic Resist, Tenacity and movement speed they are a must.

5)
-Banshee's Veil is 5th on the list to start building, this will help with 3 of Rammus' main needs which are health, mana and magic resist.

6)
-Now lets add some more armor to out stats by getting sunfire cape, that little armor it adds as well as the health; without forgetting its sick passive, I think this could be a crucial item to buy.

7)
-Now to top it all off with one of the best tanking items in the game, this item has amazing health regeneration and magic resist. It is a rammus must.


***Please note: I am in the process of reconstructing the written item build to a more in-depth purchase guide, this will help users of this guide know what to buy in a more direct order.***


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Masteries

My masteries for Rammus are a basic tank setup. I focus a lot on defense obviously with a 0/21/9 build. The 9 in the utility build is used for health/mana regeneration as well as death time reduction and more experience gain.


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Summoner Spells

Most Useful:


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I use flash as my first spell for a couple of reasons. The main reason is for positioning. Being a tank you need to be into position to prevent the enemies from targeting your team. This spell will help you get into position to taunt the enemy away from your team. It will also help you in chases and getaways.

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My next spell is usually Ghost. Ghost + Powerball are an amazing chase and escape combination.

Other Possibilities:


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Although it is not my first recommendation for Rammus, teleport is a possibility because it is helpful for saving your team mates that are on the other side of the map.

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Exhaust can be a helpful spell for protecting your team mates, since most teams only have one tank it can be a hard job to handle on your own, taking exhaust can reduce there a ability to kill your team mates, as well as making it easier for your team mates to kill them.


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Runes

My Recommendations:


-Greater Seal of Defense
I suggest taking Greater Seal of Resilience for an armor increase, as a tank armor is what you need, there is no reason not to take these.

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For your glyph, take the Greater Glyph of Shielding for magic resistance per level.

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For your quint, it is usually pretty obvious for a tank. Take the Greater Quint of Fortitude for that health boost.

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I suggest taking this because magic pen is a great tool for Rammus.


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Ending

Thanks for taking the time to read over my build, and please remember don't knock it until you try it. As I said above this is my first build ever for league of legends and I wish to keep making more. I respect all constructive criticism but please do not troll all over my build and please do not give -1 endless you have a real reason and you have tried the build.


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Changelog

Sunday, May 15, 2011



Runes
  • Replaced Greater Seal of Resilience with Greater Seal of Defense
  • Replaced Greater Glyph of Focus with Greater Glyph of Shielding
  • Replaced Greater Mark of Warding with Greater Mark of Focus
  • Removed Greater Mark of Focus and added Greater Mark of Insight

Masteries
  • Removed Ardor from defense
  • Added 2 points to Defensive Mastery in defense tree
  • Maxed out harden skin in defense tree

Saturday, May 21, 2011

  • Began guide rewriting stage
    • I decided to completely rewrite my guide with more detail on everything. I will probably release the new version slowly or all together after the voting and publishing bugs are fixed.