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League of Legends Build Guide Author RedSheepZombi

Rumble : Warning in Ranked Game

RedSheepZombi Last updated on May 5, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

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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: 9

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 21

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

Utility: 0

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Rumble is a pretty cool and fun character. He's also a very powerfull AP Off-Tank and can carry a ranked game if you manage him correctly.

This guide explain how survive, push, kill and assist your team in a ranked game 5vs5 or 3vs3 with Rumble.

I have try the ap rumble, others rumble guide but really

Please leave a comment if this guide help you :)

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Runes & Masteries

Rumble is an ap off-tank, runes and masteries are focus on : Magic penetration & Resistance. With this runes & masteries you're a strong off-tank from beginning to end.

Magic Penetration / AP : & Archaic Knowlegde & Ardor
Life : & Veteran Scars
Armor / Magic Resist : ( ) & & Resistance & Hardiness
Dodge : 2% Dodge or 8% with ( )

You have the choice for or

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Starter items

Start with doran : life, armor, regen. With runes , masteries and doran you start the game with 779hp / 39 armor / 27 magic resist :)

Mercury's Treads by the way.

Mid-Game items


: if lane's opponents is physical.
: if your lane's opponents isn't only physical.

Late game items / Feed items

& & ( / )

: improve damage, slow, life.
: improve damage.
: improve damage versus opponents who have a hight magic resist.
: improve damage and your magic resist, fine versus AP team. Decrease the magic resistance of your opponents.

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Skills Sequence & Tips

System skill of Rumble is really cool : short CD on all skills, no mana or energy to manage, buff , extra damage, slow, shield, speed up... Below, I describe the best use of Rumble's skills.

Rumble's passiv boost all effects and damage from 30% but need some management :
- Improve your skill domage / buff / debuff in the yellow zone ( very cool )
- Improve your auto-attack damage in the red zone but you can not skill ( not very cool )
* Tips :
- You should increase your heat to start a battle in the yellow zone and deal nice damage
- You shouldn't be in the red zone at the beginning of a teamfight
- Your best skill to enter in the red zone is your

Use your Q for :
- Deal great damage in teamfight
- Additional damage with your auto-attack
- Farm ( care, hard to last hit with if your minions are here )
- Increase your heat
* Tips :
- You can use this skill for enter in the red zone because he deal continuously damage over 3seconds :)

Use your E for:
- Harrass continuously
- Kill an ennemy
- Detect ennemy in bush
- Increase your heat
* Tips :
- Always use the extra shoot, it's free
- You can use the extra shoot when you are enter to the red zone.
- Use this skill for detect invisible like eve / shaco on your lane

Use your W for:
- Come back fast in your lane
- Escape from ennemy if they can't slow
- Increase your heat
- Nice combo with your Q

Use your R for :
- Engage in a team fight
- Deal big damage in a team fight
- Save you or an ally
- Counter push / Attack
- Tower dive

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Summoner Spells

Flash and Ghost have the best synergy with Rumble and provide a good way to escape :

- Chase combined with & & .
- Tower dive low level with & .
- Escape combined with & & .
- Always be in the team fight
- All the great moves are possible with Flash

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Sololane or 2vs2 lane ?

Lane 2vs2 : The best is a 2vs2 lane for Rumble, he can double kill easily at low level and if you only last hit the minion you can block level up of your opponents... Rumble is particularly strong with others characters who have some control, like : Jarvan, Shen, Rammus, Pantheon, Ashe, MF, Ryze, Janna, Renekton, etc... With him you can first blood if you play agressiv on your lane but don't forget only LAST HIT and use bushs / minions to protect you.

Sololane 1vs1 : you can sololane 1vs1 of course. Try to pull the ennemy on your tower for a gank with your jungler. Also try to have the maximum of last hits. Play safe but if you think the danger is coming use your flash and/or ghost.

Sololane 1vs2 : WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! Very hard for rumble if your opponents play good and are ranged like gargas, ashe, catih, etc... because you can't attack with your Q... If you can, don't take the sololane 1vs2.

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Team Work

Play as an off-tank : You're an off-tank, you can engage a fight. Do not be afraid or your team will die and you do not want to see it die. Don't forget, if you flee your Q deal 0 damage, often the best defense is attack and it's really true with Rumble.

But ... don't be crazy : You are not a real tank and only your W can help you ( only 100 - 400hp ), so if you are focus, back (flash/ghost), use your ult / E and come back in the fight !

Sight WardWard : If you kill in early game or you back to the base buy one or two ward for your lane. Don't save 75 gold, you need ward for gank and prevent the ennemy gank.

Jungle : you can clean the small spots and help your team to have the red / blue buff. In 3vs3 you can make the jungle fast and safe.

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Ranked Play

Why choose rumble in a ranked game ?

If your team need some ap, aoe, life or slow, you can take Rumble and play offtank.

Here Screenshot from my ranked game with Rumble in solo queue 5vs5 or premade 3vs3 :

Update as promish more screen 5vs5 solo queue & 5vs5 with a friend :
More screenshot coming soon :)

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Thanks to read me, i hope this guide help you !

It's my first guide and any comments and rates are welcome :) !