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I still don't understand jungling...

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April 15, 2012 5:23pm
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Buranri » April 15, 2012 5:23pm | Report
I read that big long guide a few times, decided to get Amumu to try jungling with. Sounds good, right? So I start a custom game with bots, go out... and get raped. Within in 5 minutes I still haven't gotten blue buff, my first tower is dead, I'm out of mana and health. Yeah, that game isn't happening. So I quit, start another game, and a similar thing happens. Within a few minutes I'm almost dead, and I haven't gotten anywhere significant. What am I doing wrong? I mean... how do you make jungling work? Every time I've tried it I just end up with little to no xp or gold, and fall way behind.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Luther3000 » April 15, 2012 5:28pm | Report
You kinda need runes and masteries to jungle effectively on most champs, most importantly 9x Greater Seal of Armor. I'm assuming that's the problem.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Xenasis » April 15, 2012 5:45pm | Report
First and foremost, what route are you taking, what masteries are you using, and what runes are you using, oh, and what skill order/starting item?

I definitely wouldn't recommend Amumu if you don't have armour runes.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Majamorra » April 15, 2012 6:39pm | Report
Well here in MOBAfire we have a excellent Amumu jungle guide, it's extremdly difficult jungle
with Amumu if you don't have runes and masteries.

A good jungler can carry your team to the victory with his ganks :D

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Buranri » April 15, 2012 8:28pm | Report
Ah. That would make a difference... I'm only level 11, so I don't have access to a whole lot of runes or masteries. I guess I'll just keep playing other roles until 30 then? I do fairly well with carries, I think. My two best are Ziggs and Fiora, even with my limited amount of runes and masteries.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Xenasis » April 16, 2012 9:58am | Report
Buranri wrote:

I guess I'll just keep playing other roles until 30 then?


Honestly, there are quite a few champions that can jungle really well with/without runes.

Examples include -
Warwick, Trundle, Shen, Udyr, Olaf, Shaco (Shaco is extremely tricky to master, however),
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Zoki » April 16, 2012 1:46pm | Report
Warwick is best for you IMO if you don't have runes. You'll have easiest time keeping him at mid-high health. Also Udyr doesn't drop with health so far, but I'd recommend Phoenix jungle, not Tiger(if anyone still even uses Tiger jungle).

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by CaRtRiG8ToR » April 18, 2012 4:55pm | Report
also start with efficent jungling items, smite as summonerspell and watch the health of the enemy champions. thats the trick, not too atack or try to gank a full health champ, but waiting and leveling untill 1 is weak and then you kill him.
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You gain access to the highest level runes at summoner level 20, and if you want to jungle I'd recommend saving up IP beforehand so you can buy 9 Seal of Armors right away.

In addition to these, other necessities as a jungling Amumu would be Smite as a summoner spell and taking Despair at your first level. Also, in a real game it helps to get a leash from your mid lane. How this works is your mid lane auto attacks or casts a spell over the wall at Ancient Golem, and it tries to walk around to get them. Done right, you get a lot of free damage on it before it finally changes targets.

If you look at my sig, you'll see I recently published an Amumu guide, and it explains my jungle route, runes, and masteries there :D *Shameless advertising* :P
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by IceCreamy » April 24, 2012 5:31am | Report

You gain access to the highest level runes at summoner level 20, and if you want to jungle I'd recommend saving up IP beforehand so you can buy 9 Seal of Armors right away.


He means Greater Seal of Armor ;)

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