Rumble General Guide by RumbleMidGG
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Threats to Rumble with this build
|Garen||Super easy, just stay outside of his auto attack/spin range. Stay to the side of minions so when he charges at you you can easily harpoon him. Try to save your harpoons for after he uses his Q. During ganks on a Garen a good strategy is to harpoon him once, he uses his Q to speed away, you harpoon him again and hes stuck slow. In teamfights just keep harpooning him because it will render him pretty useless, save your ult for the other champs because Garen isn't worth much, let alone your ultimate, late game.|
|Hecarim||Stay out of his helicopter and poke him with your fire from a distance and his only way of hurting you is to engage on you. This may do some damage to you but this allows you to easily double harpoon him in the face and then hit him with two rotations of your Q. Just don't auto attack him unless necessary because that puts you in range to getting both autoed and spun on. Hecarim is really useless after getting harpooned twice and he usually has to use his ult to get anywhere once that happens. Late game you want to use your ult under the teammate he engages on so they can kill him with both your damage and slow from the ultimate. Harpoon Hecarim in teamfights as well because as fast as he is, landing double harpoons on Hecarim is hilarious to watch because even with the speedup he goes nowhere.|
|Lee Sin||If he is in a solo lane vs you then dodging his Qs by hiding behind minions is easy, and your kite makes it easy to punish him when he farms. If you are vs a Lee jungle then just dodge his Qs using your W ms speedup and you should always be home free. If he lands his Q on you just shoot your harpoon at him while hes flying to you and he won't be able to do much to you once he connects. Post level 6 if lee ganks and lands a Q on you then flash the second he is supposed to connect. He will sometimes flash too and just burn it, otherwise he will kick you to safety.|
|Shyvana||Punish her when she farms and keep her off your nuts by harpooning her when she comes at you. In teamfights your double harpoons alone can keep her off your allies even after she ults to them. Use your ultimate to peel for your teammates if necessary but it usually won't be.|
I'm RumbleMidGG, hopefully I'm correct in saying I am the best Rumble mid in the world and one of the best Rumbles in the world. I am currently Challenger in the NA server maining mostly Rumble midlane. Rumble is great vs just about every midlane because his kit allows him to potentially counter almost every single champion midlane based on how you play with him per champion. I know a lot of players won't only play Rumble mid for serious ranked games but normals as well so I added matchups with literally every champion available, however the advice goes for both ranked and normals, top or mid. Lets get started.
Just use these, sometimes you'll see me trade out the Glyphs for Flat AP and the Seals for flat health, this is for AD matchups specifically. However, your MR and Armor is my go to for any matchup.
These are fantastic masteries, there is little reason to ever change these for any matchup or any reason.
I give what to buy for most matchups in my explanations on the other part of the guide but you can generally do this.
AD Cloth 5 into Armguard/Ruby Crystal. Then go Sorc shoes into Rylais Liandries, into whatever makes sense from there.
AP Boots 4 into Liandries into Sorc shoes. Then go Rylais and Void if you need to do more damage, glass if you need more survivability, or Deathcap for fun most of the time works too.
Ranked Play and General Strategy
I will add YouTube videos showing this if necessary but for now here is the super simple lowdown about how to carry yourself as a Rumble player.
How to farm with Rumble in lane
Earn your ability to farm well with Rumble by leveling W level 1, blocking poke and auto attacks as you go in to last hit minions. At level 2 you get E so that you can farm minions easily from as distance while your W is on cooldown and vice versa. This lets you farm and not be very far behind in CS. Remember, Rumble typically has 20% less farm than his lane opponent but can always make it up by dominating teamfights and objective control such as dragon.
When to be aggressive in lane
You can typically be aggressive with Rumble level 4 in most matchups in order to get them off your back and let you farm even more easily. By level 5 you should be able to take mostly anyone on 1v1 if you are able to dodge your enemy lane opponent's CC of skill shot damage. Earn your victory by knowing when to be aggressive, level 5 is the best time.
How to earn your potential to roam
If you play your early game right understand that you need to force your lane opportunities, if at level 5 you are able to be aggressive successfully then you should shove the wave at level 6 and then try to roam somewhere with your ultimate. You have a few choices, either sneak into the enemy jungle and kill them with your combo/ignite to one shot almost any jungler from full when you are level 6 and they are level 4-5. Otherwise you can easily just roam botlane and shoot an ult from the sky they usually don't see coming, even in higher Elos. The Rumble ultimate is so good for roaming botlane that I try to roam bot off cooldown. Just imagine being a lowly support botlane and getting ulted by a Rumble every 100 seconds. Its beautiful, try it. I show how to do it on my stream @ http://www.twitch.tv/rumblemidgg
Pros / Cons
Pros Everything if you are good
Cons: Everything if you are bad
I'm not telling you the obvious hes bad at farming and hes good in teamfights because if played right you can compensate for most of his pitfalls.
This might seem blunt but take it from me, this champ has extremely high and low potential. This is based on personal Rumble knowledge.
As easy as 1, 2, 3
W level 1 helps you farm and not die to poke.
E level 2 helps you farm from a safe distance and still last hit minions well.
Q level 3 helps you start fending off the enemies so you can farm with peace
Life's easy boys, you just have to know that. Not everyone hits the lotto, but that's only because they don't know how to win the game. Learn to win the game and everything else will make itself work out on its own. This is life, and League is no different.