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Amumu Build Guide by SmileYouDied

League of Legends Build Guide Author SmileYouDied

[S6] [Patch - 6.2] ♛ Amumu doesn't lift, HE CARRIES ♛

SmileYouDied Last updated on February 6, 2016
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Ability Sequence

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


Double Edged Sword
Natural Talent
Bounty Hunter
Battering Blows
Piercing Thoughts

Ferocity: 0

Dangerous Game

Cunning: 12

Tough Skin
Runic Armor
Veteran's Scars
Legendary Guardian

Resolve: 18

Threats to Amumu with this build

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Update Log:


# Updated for Patch 5.10


# Updated for Patch 5.9


# Updated for Patch 5.8


# Updated the skill order for Patch 5.6
# Updated the masteries for Patch 5.6 (Meteo's)
# Updated the runes for Patch 5.6 (Meteo's)
# Changed the item build to the Patch 5.6 (removed Sunfire Cape mainly)


# Did 5.3 update for the guide


# Did 5.2 update for the guide


# Did 5.1 update for the guide


# Added Azir, Kalista, and Sion to the "Best Picks With Amumu" section
# Added items for "Twisted Treeline - 3vs3", "Howling Abyss - Aram", "Crystal Scar - Dominion"
# Added ability sequence in "His Abilities" section
# Added a "Masteries" chapter - (still need to write)
# Added a "Runes" chapter - (still need to write)
# Added an items end build section in the "Items" chapter


# Created an update log to keep track of updates
# Changed masteries to fit the new patch, 4.21.
# Added Banner of Command to the "AGAINST BIG CARRY AP" section.
# Removed the 2 bugging trinkets in the "TRINKETS" section
# Updated the "Items" section with the Banner of Command, Ranger's Trailblazer.
# Reworked the whole "Jungling" section, changed the jungle route, added the new pictures for the camps (S5 pictures), added a dragon and baron nashor section, added the summoner's rift map tool by Riot Games Inc.
# Added ganking routes for top, mid and bot in the "Ganking" section.
# Changed the number of health potions from 4 to 2 in the upper items section and lower text item section.

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Your Role As A Soldier ...

Your role as the tankies little guys in League Of Legends is to take some DMG in. In the end of each game you should always check who took the most DMG, and this should always be you.
Your aim is really to save your team mates and don't worry you will get the best price for a LOL player, ONE MORE WIN ! For me the most important is to take care of mid lane and your buffs. Playing Amumu is a luck, Amumu is often ban for his CC but not often taken too because he is easy to counter jungle, what I often do is ask my mid to look after me a lot because we can get some kills when the other jungler tries to counter us, what I often do if someone counter me (like Lee Sin or Shaco) I just check if they took my red; if yes I finish it (for it to re-spawn later) then I go and jungle normally and paying extra care to get my red before he even thinks about it. Your next blue schould not be yours, I know you need mana but your mid too and you need to learn to not spam your abilities. Then once you gave one kill to your mid go top and trie to get a kill, if it is warded or your gank failed then just let your team mate farm and deny your enemy's farm by standing in the back of the enemy minions. Then come back mid and tries for a second kill then go help bot like you did in top. This would be my regular go to in a normal game. More detailed info BELOW

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His Abilities

His Passive:

Cursed touch could be called a "debuff", because it cancels or reduces a champions skills. Cursed touch is used when you auto-attack an enemy his reduces his magic resistance by 15/20/25.

His "Q":

Bandage Toss is your "Q", Amumu sends a bandage that will stick to the enemy it touch and Amumu will pull himself to the enemy touched (I would strongly recommend you put this spell in smart cast mode). Your "Q" also deal a bit of DMG (AP) 80/130/180/230/280.

His "W":

Despair is a toggle ability (once you active it you have to re-click on it to deactivate it). Despair is Amumu's crying ability, so Amumu begins to cry when you toggle it on and it deals DMG (AP) 12 / 16 / 20 / 24 on all nearby enemies or creeps.

His "E":

Tantrum is a passive and active ability at the same time (an ability you don't need to do something for it to work and an ability (often a skill shot) where you need to click on it for it to work). Tantrum's passive is that Amumu take reduced physical (DMG from auto-attacks) and abilities. Tantrum's active when you activate it is Amumu's rage, his get mad and scratch on all nearby enemies dealing DMG (AP) 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 / 175.

His "R":

Curse of the Sad Mummy is probably one of the most feared ultimate abilities. Curse of the Sad Mummy is an active ability (once you cast it it actives and then it is on cool-down). Amumu entangles all enemies in range and stun them for 2 seconds and DMG (AP) them 150 / 250 / 350.

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

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Your Items


You will first start with a Hunter's Machete and 2 Health Potion like every jungle player, most of them at least and your trinket. The Hunter's Machete will provide you with 10 additional damage dealt to monster and 5 damage reduction against monsters (not minions). And the Health Potion will restore 150 health over 15 seconds after have used it.

First Back:

For your first back you should back with the money to be able to buy Boots of Speed and a Stalker's Blade. The Boots of Speed will be used later to upgrade them into Boots of Mobility, Boots of Speed will also provide you with 25 additional movement speed. The Stalker's Blade will be upgraded into a Stalker's Blade - Cinderhulk, but for the moment it provides you with: Smite can be cast on enemy champions, dealing 28-164 true damage and stealing 20% of the target's movement speed for 2 seconds. And deals 45 magic damage on hit to monsters over 2 seconds and gain 10 health and 5 mana per second while in combat with monsters. Additionally, you gain 30 gold for every large monster kill.

Second Back:

You will finish your Stalker's Blade - Cinderhulk and you might have enough money to finish your Boots of Mobility (I am always able to buy both at the same time). The Stalker's Blade - Cinderhulk will give you:
300 Health, 25 Health Multiplier. UNIQUE Passive: Immolate: While in combat, deals 15 (+0.6 per champion level) magic damage a second to nearby enemies. This passive deals +100% damage against monsters and it will also provide you with everything the Stalker's Blade provided you with already. The Boots of Mobility gives you 25 movement speed and 105 when out of combat for 5 seconds.

End Build:

My usual end build consists of the Stalker's Blade - Cinderhulk, the Randuin's Omen which gives you 70 Armor, 500 Health. UNIQUE Passive: Cold Steel: If you are hit by a basic attack, you slow the attacker's Attack Speed by 15% for 1 second. UNIQUE Active: Slows the Movement Speed of nearby enemy units by 35% for 2 seconds + 1 second for every 200 Armor and 200 Magic Resistance you have (500 range). 60 second cooldown. You will also have a Spirit Visage it will give you: 10 Cooldown Reduction, 400 Health, 55 Magic Resistance. Passive: +100% Base Health Regeneration. UNIQUE Passive: Increases all healing, regeneration and drain effects on yourself by 20%. You will also have the Abyssal Scepter which provides you with 70 Ability Power, 45 Magic Resistance and has a unique aura which reduces the magic resistance of nearby enemy champions by 20 (in a range of 700). You will also have the Liandry's Torment which provides you with 80 Ability Power, 300 Health. UNIQUE Passive: Eyes of Pain: +15 Magic Penetration. UNIQUE Passive: Dealing spell damage burns enemies for 6% of their current Health as magic damage over 3 seconds, dealing 1% of their current Health as magic damage every .5 seconds. If their movement is impaired, they take double damage from this effect. 100 max damage per second vs monsters. Your last item will be the Enchantment: Homeguard for your Boots of Mobility, whenever you are at fountain, you instantly gain full health and mana, and gain a 200% movement speed boost that decays over 8 seconds but the bonus movement speed is lost upon entering combat.

Against hard carry AD:

When an AD champion is very fed on the other team I suggest you build a Thornmail or a Frozen Heart or a Randuin's Omen or a Guardian Angel. They will all provide you with a lot of armor. The Thornmail 100 armor, the Frozen Heart 95 armor, 20 cooldown reduction, and 400 mana. The Randuin's Omen with 70 armor and 500 health. The Guardian Angel with 50 armor and 45 magic resist and it will give you a second life once you die regaining a percentage of your health.

Against hard carry AP:

When an AP champion is very fed on the other team I suggest you build a Spirit Visage or a Abyssal Scepter or a Banner of Command or a Banshee's Veil or a Guardian Angel. They will all provide you with a lot of magic resist. The Spirit Visage 20 cooldown reduction, 400 health, 20 health regeneration, and 55 magic resistance, the Abyssal Scepter 70 ability power, 45 magic resistance, the Banner of Command 20 magic resist, 10 cooldown reduction, 200 health, 60 ability power, the Banshee's Veil 450 health, 55 magic resist, the Guardian Angel 50 armor and 45 magic resist and it will give you a second life once you die regaining a percentage of your health.

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Pros and Cons


~ Good CC (crowd control) with his Bandage Toss and his Curse of the Sad Mummy
~ Game changing ult
~ Can be build AP and be very successful and be build TANK and be successful as well
~ Very fast clearing time
~ Amazing ganks with his Bandage Toss and his Curse of the Sad Mummy
~ Has an escape with his Bandage Toss, he can Bandage Toss to monsters and escape easely
~ You will get a fair amount of kills at the end of the game, and nearly no deaths


~ People get made very easely if you miss your Bandage Toss or your Curse of the Sad Mummy
~ Huge cooldown on your Curse of the Sad Mummy
~ Very mana reliant at the start of the game
~ His skins are not amazing
~ He is often ban at low ELO ranked games or draft pick games
~ You are very useless if your team deals no damage
~ He can be very slow

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Your first thing to do in a game is get to lvl 4 as fast as you can and go gangking and for this you need to jungle first. You will always begin at the blue side. Start with the Gromp.

(if you get invaded this will be explained in the next Chapter) once you took your Gromp and smited it go for your blue

Then do your wolves and smite them

Then skip the wraiths and go straight for your red, as they deal to much damage for not enough gold

Now that you have your two buffs you can gank or do golems

Then after your back maybe start we the wraiths that you still have to do

and by now you should be lvl 4. My second go to root is all the same apart that from the golem I go top or mid where I wait a bit next to the laner to get to lvl 4 with minions or by waiting in the ganking bush you will use to gank you should be able to get some XP from there and get lvl 4 as well. One you are lvl 4 gank then don't forget to ward dragon as soon as the enemy team is able to go for it and continue warding it (if the support do so it is even better). Give your second blue to your mid and get your red, don't forget to farm and to get some towers down if you can. Don't forget to go for the dragon and nashor when possible. I would not solo dragon if I were you (too risky). All these are the basic tips I can give you to jungle and farm at your best.

Yes throughout the game try and keep an eye on the nashor and the dragon, because it is your responsibility to make the calls to go and kill these and you responsibility to make sure the enemy does not do them.

Dragon, spawn time 2:30, re-spawn time 6:00.

Baron Nashor, spawn time 20:00, re-spawn time 7:00

Very handy tool to look at the map in detail:

Jungle route for blue side

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Counter Jungle

The best way to have a good jungle is by banning the champions that could counter jungle you, kill you and steal your buffs before you get to them.

Here are the bans I would suggest, the champions that killed me a lot in my jungle and made my jungle very hard:
Picks & Bans
Your Team
Enemy Team

Shaco is very strong against you, his boxes Jack In The Box will make your jungle a nightmare. My best tip for you is just to ignore him, go check your red, if it is taken then go away and keep on jungling, if it is not taken then ward it and wait and see when it can be a good time to take it. The worst thing to do is to die. If you don't see him around then make sure to do your red in the bush next to it, do the same for blue if you prefer starting red (I don't advise you to start red, but it I advise you to start red if you have Shaco , Lee Sin or Shyvana against you who could run strait to your red after their blue (because some Lee Sin players (like me) prefer to start blue so that they can run straight to the enemy's red.)).

Just do the same against Lee Sin and Shyvana , beware these 3 champions are very fast and have a lot of mobility spells, like Lee Sin's Q Sonic Wave or Shyvana's W Burnout or Shaco's Q Deceive.

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Ganking is the easy part with Amumu, all you need to do is make your "Q". If you fail your Q your gank is most likely to turn bad or to fail. You need to know who you are going against, for me it is very easy to gank because I know each champions ability and I am sure that if you read this guide it is because you already know all the champions abilities. Once you made your Q you can ult (r) or just try to deal as much DMG as possible to help your team mate get the kill. A really important thing with Amumu i snot to take the kills, you can take some like when I soloed Caitlyn last game (that was amazing)(those kills are your to take). But don't get mad if your team KS, just answer them GJ and they will say thank you automatically (if they have been raised like you and I).

Ganking routes from golems to BOTLANE

Ganking routes from gromp to TOPLANE

Ganking routes from wraith to MIDLANE

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Team Fights

Amumu in team fight is like a monster, you come in people are scared. The best you can do to help your team out is by stunning their full team at the right time, sorry I can't explain this to you this has to be achieved by playing; playing; playing; ... Eventually you can assure to win every team fight and every game when you team up with a Oriana or Fiddlestick; Leona (all this will be explained in Chapter 5 (Team Comp)). If you manage the enemy team to focus you (which is very hard to do cause you are a tank and they are unlikely going to focus the tank, my best tip for you dough to make them focus you is by running in their full team low health normally it will always work because everyone wants kills!). For your ult, use it at the very beginning (keep in mind that your team should be backing you up with DMG when you engage) or keep it for the worst moment in the team fight (for your team to flee or to take the advantage). If you arrive late in a team fight try and do your best to place your ult on as much people as you can, your team only count on you for your ult and you tankiness so be there to do what you are best at. If a team fight go wrong (missed your ult (can happen) or just not enough DMG) just flee with your Q it is very important for you to Q to jungle creeps to flee as best as you can, what I personally do (when I fail my ult) I first A to a jungle creep then walk a bit and finally flash.

Here the Amumu is right in the middle of the other team and all his team is following him, this is an example of the perfect scenario.

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Warding is probably the most important thing in League Of Legends.

This is where you and your team should sight ward.

~ Yellow: To protect your buffs
~ Blue: Good map warding, prevent ganks
~ Red: To guard Dragon and Baron
~ Orange: If you want to counter jungle

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Best Picks With Amumu

Top lane:

§ Fiora - For Blade Waltz
§ Gangplank - For Cannon Barrage
§ Jarvan IV IV - For Cataclysm
§ Kennen - For Electrical Surge and Slicing Maelstrom
§ Malphite - For Brutal Strikes and Ground Slam and Unstoppable Force
§ Pantheon - For Grand Skyfall (HARD)
§ Riven - For all her melee spells
§ Rumble - For The Equalizer
§ Sejuani - For Glacial Prison
§ Sion - For Decimating Smash and Unstoppable Onslaught
§ Wukong - For Cyclone
§ Zac - For all his melee spells
§ Yasuo - For Last Breath

Mid lane:

§ Anivia - For all her area damage spells
§ Azir - For his Emperor's Divide which can push people into your Curse of the Sad Mummy
§ Brand - For all his area damage spells
§ Fiddlesticks - For Crowstorm
§ Galio - For Resolute Smite and Idol of Durand
§ Kalista - For Fate's Call
§ Karthus - For all his area damage spells
§ Katarina - For Sinister Steel and Death Lotus
§ Lissandra - For all her area damage spells
§ Morgana - For Tormented Soil and Soul Shackles
§ Orianna - For all her area damage spells
§ Veigar - For Dark Matter
§ Xerath - For all his area damage spells
§ Ziggs - For Mega Inferno Bomb
§ Vel'Koz - For his Life Form Disintegration Ray
§ Yasuo - For Last Breath


§ Lucian - For Ardent Blaze and The Culling
§ Miss Fortune - For Double Up and Make it Rain and Bullet Time
§ Varus - For Hail of Arrows and Chain of Corruption (fit well with Chain of Corruption to prevent fails)


§ Leona - For Solar Flare
§ Nunu - For Absolute Zero (can also be played top)
§ Sona - For Crescendo
§ Thresh - For The Box (my favorite for incredible CC (enemies cannot move anymore when The Box is placed over Curse of the Sad Mummy))
§ Zilean - For Time Bomb
§ Zyra - For Deadly Bloom and Rampant Growth and Stranglethorns (can also be played mid)
§ Braum - For Glacial Fissure

My Dream Team Composition:

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Amumu's Counters:

Amumu is Strong Against:

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Champions Similar To Amumu

Here I am going to list you all the champions that I like and I feel similar to Amumu

He is very strong as a tank, has an escape tool ( Powerball). He is a very fun champion to play. You will have little number of deaths due to your tanky items and escape tool. I will make a build on Rammus as well to help you.

He is not a jungler but I feel he is very similar to Amumu and he is the only support I play. His Death Sentence is very similar to Amumu's Bandage Toss. Thresh is a tank as well and you will have more deaths than with Amumu and Rammus. But you will have fun saving others with your Dark Passage and making blind Death Sentence.

Wukong is very similar in many ways to Amumu, sometimes Wukong is even better than Amumu especially in Patch 4.16 (NOW). Wukong has many AOE spells like Amumu and he has this game changing ultimate like Amumu Cyclone. I recommend you trying out Wukong if you are like me a fans of Amumu, you can really pull of some great play with your Decoy then Nimbus Strike in the enemy team and Cyclone.

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Amumu Summary

Amumu is a very fun champion to play, I hope you will have a lot of fun playing him. No worries you will get kills in team fights, I very rarely get negative scores playing Amumu. I like skill shots, so I really like Amumu's Bandage Toss as I like Thresh's Death Sentence. Amumu can change team fights with his Curse of the Sad Mummy, although your ganks are not very usefull if you don't have your Curse of the Sad Mummy you can still make a gank happen with your Bandage Toss. Overall he is a cute champion, and very fun to play with.

Hope you have a lot of fun playing him, and hope this guide helped you understand him in detail.

See you on the fields of justice Summoner.

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