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Rumble Build Guide by eatmyraisins
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This match up is actually fairly even and depends on who is better at using their champion. Dyrus may have a slightly stronger lane however Rumble is better in team fights.
When playing against Mundo you want to be aggressive early due to Mundo having a weak early game. once he gets an item or two he will be able to tank most of your damage.
Rumble can generally beat fiora in lane. especially early game. if you manage to shut her down you should be stronger late game as well as long as you watch out for her ult.
Rumble easily beats Gankplank early and it is easy to force him under his tower. he wont be able to poke you much with his Q, if he does the he will miss CS and the extra gold he would get.
This again is a fairly even match up with the better player genrally coming out on top.
Irelia vs Rumble is probably slightly in favour of Irelia as she has better sustain than Rumble and she has a decent all in.
Rumble is better in Jax in lane however Jax will normally out scale you and be able to beat you in late game. if you manage to shut him down early he might not eb as much of a problem.
Gnar can be a bit of a problem for Rumble and it is not always best to push lane against him.
Jayce can be very strong against Rumble due to the fact he can keep his distance while dealing a lot of damage in return so Rumble cannot get of much of his Flamespitter damage.
This is an easy lane for Rumble and you should be easily able kill Malphite easily early on. this is one of the only matchups where you will want to start with an amplifying tome.
This is one of the easiest lanes for Rumble. Although it is essential that you bully nasus off CS. If you allow him to farm then he will be stronger than you later on. Rumble is probably one of the best counters to nasus and I will genrally pick Rumble into a Nasus.
This is a fairly even lane and Both can do lots of damage. Maokai may sometimes come out on top due to the fact that he has more sustain so may not need to back as much.
Playing against Olaf shouldn't be to hard for Rumble as Olaf has no real way of getting close enough to Rumble to deal lots of damage, without taking a lot in return.
Rumble should beat Pantheon in lane however it will most likely be a close match up as both can deal damage from range.
Renekton is normally strong against Rumble due to his powerful all ins. he also has greater sustain than Rumble.
Riven can sometimes bully Rumble early if she uses her abilities correctly. if she goes in at the right time she can often do a lot of damage to Rumble without taking much in return.
Singed should be a fairly easy lane for Rrumble. Just ensure you keep your distance but keep getting damage onto him.
Shyvana can often be a difficult lane for Rumble due to how tanky shyvana can be. she will often out scale Rumble as well.
Rumble should be able to beat Shen in lane using flamespitter
Vladimir can be a fairly hard lane for Rumble as Vladimir has much better sustain than Rumble and so can generally come out on top in most trades.
This match up should be fairly even. with both being able to trade damage. Rumble can normally come out on top if the lane is played right.
Xin zhao is another champion that Rumble can have problems with, as he has a very strong all in. If he jumps on you early there isnt really much you can do.
Yorick is normally very strong against Rumble as he massively out sustains him and can keep out of range while still dealing lots of damage to Rumble.
Overall these runes just help rumble to be much stronger in lane as he can take more damage but also deal a lot more to his opponent. Glyph of scaling magic resist
|Liandry's Torment is a very good item to buy on Rumble and in almost all builds it is best to rush a Haunting Guise. Liandry's Anguish is a great item for rumble as it gives him health, ability power and magic penetration, which are all very useful for him. The passive however is what makes the item most useful. the passive allows the user to deal damage over time to enemies depending on their current health. so the more health they have the more damage you do. but then pair this up with Executioner you do a lot of damage no matter how high or low health they are. it also does more damage to movement impaired enemies. so if you manage to hit someone with your Electro-Harpoon it is useful to follow up with Flamespitter to get the extra damage from the item.|
|Zhonya's hourglass is another very useful item. it gives Rumble the armor he often needs to survive in lane through the Seeker's Armguard and then he also gains the usefulness of the active the item gives later on in the game, which in some scenarios can be extremely useful. The reason the active on this item is so good is that rumble can still deal a lot of damage while he is invulnerable. if a champion tries to jump onto you, it is possible to put down The Equalizer on top of you and use Flamespitter and then use the zhonya's active. so the other champion will be sat on your Q and ult and take a lot of damage, which can often be enough to kill a weaker opponent. This is why I feel that this item is essential for Rumble' kit.|
|Void staff is another great item for any Ability power champion and often makes it into my build on rumble. this item is very useful alongside Liandry's Anguish as they both provide magic penetration. Void Staff is very useful on Rumble as generally you are likely to come across someone building magic resist to reduce the damage you do. by buying a void staff you can still do a lot of damage even to people who have bought magic resist items. I wouldn't make void staff one of the first items to buy on Rumble as it is much better to get some damage first, due to Void staff not giving as much ability power as other items.|
|Rylai's Crystal Scepter is another great item for Rumble and works really well with the Liandry's Anguish which is part of Rumble's core build. The item provides a slow which can be very useful for chasing opponents with your Flamespitter and Electro-Harpoon which already has a good slow. The health on Rylai's is also good for Rumble making him able to survive fights a lot easier.|
|Although I don't normally build Rabadon's Deathcap on Rumble that doesn't mean it is not a viable item for him. Buying deathcap can mean that Rumble does a lot more damage however you often have to sacrifice a lot of health or other defences in order to buy one, leaving you much more vulnerable in team fights.|
|Either Nashor's Tooth or Wit's End can both be very good for Rumble as they go really well with his passive Junkyard Titan which allows him to do extra damage with auto attacks while he over heats. Buying either of these items allows you to make full use of this part of Rumble's passive dealing out even more damage even while overheating. I would however only really recommend buying these items if they don't have much crowd control as you are going to need to get close to the enemy if you want to use your auto attacks.|
|the final damage item I will look at in Will of the Ancients. this item can be good on Rumble however I would not normally recommend it. it can be useful to buy a Hextech Revolver if you want more sustain in lane but I feel that late game there are more useful items for Rumble which cannot be bought if you decide to go for Will of the Ancients.|
|Randuin's Omen can be a useful item as it gives a lot of health and armour. it also provides Rumble with a useful slow to go with Liandry's Anguish and his Flamespitter. The slow can be very useful in team fights and often if you are tanky enough you can get into their team and use your slow along with Q to deal lots of damage to their whole team.|
|Both of these items are good against heavy AP comps. If you are not sure which to buy then one way to decide is on what type of abilities the opponent has. if they have a lot of single target abilities that you could really do with not being hit by, such as a Morgana Dark Binding or Blitzcrank Rocket Grab then it is better to buy a Banshee's Veil as the passive will allow you to take one of these abilities and not take the damage or the effect. if the other teams damage mainly comprises of lots of area of effect magic damage, or not much Crowd control, such as a Cassiopeia or Fizz, Spirit Visage may be the better option. Locket of the Iron Solari can also be a more useful Magic resist item, especially in terms of team fights as you can give your team mates extra magic resist and a shield.|
|The final Defensive item I would be likely to buy is Warmog's Armor. this item provides a lot of health and also the passive which regenerates health based on your maximum health goes well with items such as Liandry's Anguish or Rylai's Crystal Scepter. It is a good idea to build Warmog's Armor if the enemy team has a lot of Ability power and Attack damage as Health stops both of these rather than focusing on one.|
There are other defensive items that could work on Rumble, such as Locket of the Iron Solari but I would normally just recommend staying with the ones above and primarily build damage.
|Flash is pretty much a must on any Rumble as he does not have any gap closers or escapes.|
|Ignite is normally the second summoner spell you want to take as it is most useful in a 1v1 situation, especially in solo queue if you want to carry a game, as it means you can win lane much easier.|
|Teleport is another option you could take, it allows you to stay in lane and farm and then teleport into team fights, however this generally requires good communication and so isn't always the best for solo queue, especially at low elo.|
Some tips I would give for farming with Rumble is that you can always use your passive to help you farm in the early game. Junkyard Titan gives you quite a lot of extra damage with your auto attacks which can help you finish off minions. however you will lose the extra damage on your Q until you manage to build it back up again
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