Rammus Build Guide by BaLoRi
My IMMORTAL Rammus Build
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My nickname is BaLoRi, I am an Educational Content-Build Creator that is part of Fnatic and Fnatic Network, that I got 1 goal every single time. To create the MOST POWERFUL builds for each champion, that will give you the FREE ELO that you really want and rank up with your own skills in any DIVISION you want while of course having fun and enjoying the game!
With this build you will have around 80% Win ratio at Bronze-Gold Elo, 70% Win Ratio At Platinum Elo and 60-61% At Diamond-Challenger Elo!
Feel free to join me in our youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/lolbalori & https://twitch.tv/balori for more BUILDS and GUIDES and join our Discord server for real time build creation: https://discord.gg/RazhNDW and reach any ELO you want!
Rammus with this build is easy, the only thing you need to do is to FOCUS on your farm, and let them COME TO YOU.
Nothing will stop you, nothing will win against you, they only thing they will ever feel is FEAR from your insane damage!
Hope to enjoy your Free Elo Boost!
Rammus is a special case of a champion, his skills alone can do tons of damage without adding anything else, but by combining all of the items that we will talk in our build together with the combination of runes that you will ALWAYS FOLLOW and never change, will make you the strongest one by far, be it against AD type of enemies or FULL AP, Rammus will never fail to sustain and kill entire enemy teams even while fighting totally solo!
The reason behind it is cause of your W and Aftershock you will have enough sustain and DAMAGE cause of the combo of W-Passive-Thornmail hit-damage return effect that will repel back damage that you will never believe its possible!!
So you will have Insane damage but is it just this? No, it isnt. You wont just have Damage to call yourself an Assassin. You will have 4000+ HP At level 18, Insane Armor/Magic Resist Max HP% effects with each skills-Hits! Damage-Stun-Slow the combination to carry yourself to any Elo you want with Ease.
Also cause of Font of Life not only you will be powerful yourself but you will also heal your teammates while attacking the enemies with your CC on, cause of your Soaring Slam you will apply SLOW TO ALL THE TARGETS around you, that means, every single target will have Font of Life activated on him and cause of Revitalize that will increase your HEALS will also increase the HEALS to your allies (from that rune)
Here you can see what our build in a hard game can really do:
Lets now talk about why our runes will make Rammus be the strongest of all of our Immortals!
Aftershock Gain an insanely big amount of Armor/Magic resist for 2.5 seconds, this bonus armor/mr effect will be multiplied by your W, that means you will gain 100% of that effect together with the rest of your armor/mr that you got, Aftershock alone will give you 120+ armor and will go up to 240+ armor with W and another 100+ Magic Resist, especially now with the new Sunfire Aegis that will give you MR as well making you even stronger!!
Font of Life Lots of people think that Demolish is a better choice cause we are "Solo Laners" but the answer is always NO. Font of Life will give your allies insanely big healing while attacking the targets that you are focusing on, so cause of your CC from your ultimate you will apply this to all the enemy team targets cause with our Rammus build we will go 1v5 all in to kill them all!!! While healing any ally that will focus the enemy team, plus we will multiply this heal effect by 5-15% cause of Revitalize
Conditioning Gain bonus armor/mr after 10 min of the game, now you will ask me why I am not playing with Second Wind instead, Rammus is the ONLY CHAMPION that we doing that, cause the 5% BONUS ARMOR/MR that this rune gives will also be multiply your armor/mr from your Aftershock + Defensive Ball Curl that means that you will have even CRAZIER sustain than before, making this rune also a MUST TO HAVE!
Revitalize No matter what, no matter what allies you got, always play with this runes, you will gain from 5% to 15% bonus healing/SHEILDS and will make you an absolute monster cause of Ravenous Hunter heal that will be applied to all of your DAMAGE, your damage from Defensive Ball Curl, Thornmail, Sunfire Aegis, Demonic Embrace will count as source of healing from your Ravenous Hunter plus you will multiply everything by 25% MORE cause of Spirit Visage, together Revitalize this amount will go up to 40% BONUS HEALING from any type of source, making you just immortal!
Cheap Shot Bonus true damage each time you applying CC to the target, rammus is the KING OF CC, he got 3 different king of CC from his Q-E-R that means that this effect will be activated all the time and will apply true damage each 4 seconds, making you insanely powerful from early to full late game!
Ravenous Hunter Damage to heal effect, this apply on every source of damage that you will do to champions, creeps, jungle minions etc. and will be multiplied by 40% cause of Spirit Visage plus Revitalize
Now that you fully understood the power of our Runes, it’s time to go to the important part, that is to understand the item choices and item order that you will always follow in order to be ready to overpower them all!
Always start with Doran's Shield and 1 pot. This will give you the sustain needed to survive early and you will keep doran’s shield till literally the last item that you will buy in full late game, cause of how this start item works, while being activated (fighting) you will gain regen stats that making the entire item goes up to be 300% gold efficient, that means the stats that you are gaiting cost 1300+gold while you are paying only 450 and you will have it from lvl 1!
At your first back you will focus to have 1250 Gold, and you will buy Bami's Cinder plus Refillable Potion the reason we are playing with the pot, is cause we will have it for all lane phase long (and not only) and we will sell it ONLY if we start building our 4th item!!
Remember to buy also Tear of the Goddess as well, now if you got less gold than 1100 to buy bami and around 800+, then be sure to buy a Ruby Crystal and Tear of the Goddess to start stacking it from early in order for us to have the full Winter's Approach effect faster!
The next item that you focus on getting fast, before finishing anything else is going to be Bramble Vest one of the most important items, even without finishing it for Rammus and overall the other immortals! This item while being so cheap will give you the ability to repel damage back that will scale with your bonus armor, you can guess what that means, as talked above, cause of how Aftershock works together with Conditioning plus your W you will have TONS OF BONUS ARMOR, making Bramble Vest together with rammus repel damage to have enough to fight 1v2 or even 1v3 in some situations while having only Bami's Cinder and Bramble Vest this repel effect will also work on the creeps and from Ravenous Hunter you will heal from that damage while fighting, making you not only taking zero damage from your enemies but also heal from that same damage!!!
Plus you will have a 40% heal reduction effect to make sure they won’t be able to heal or regain back at all!
The first item that we will finish from now is going to be Sunfire Aegis the new effects from our mythic item will make you have everything that you need, armor, mr, hp, ability haste and a burn effect around you that will literally melt everything while you continue fighting, the more you fight, the more damage this item will do, the moment you will reach the full stacks you will also activate it’s second effect to apply double that damage with your hits as well!
The next item that we will build, is going to be Thornmail now not only you will have more damage repel, but also HP and ARMOR plus a heal reduction effect that will go up to 60% while immobilizing the enemy targets and 40% to everything else!
Then we will finish our Boots into MOST OF THE TIMES Mercury's Treads cause we need the extra TENACITY effect, plus to balance out the ARMOR and MAGIC RESIST, we will only have Spirit Visage for magic resist and together with the boots it will be MORE THAN ENOUGH!
If you playing against FULL AD teams with ZERO CC, then go for Plated stealcaps especially against champion that using basic attacks as main source of damage, like for example Tryndamere Yasuo or Master Yi etc. this item will COUNTER THEM completely, cause it will reduce their pre-armor reduction damage by 12% (it’s pretty big, cause after that you will reduce it even further cause of your resistances)
As 3rd item from now on we will always go for Winter's Approach cause of the early Tear of the Goddess we will always have it fully stacked and ready to use the most OP Effect for the IMMORTALS that is going to be extra shields while CC the enemies!!
Then we will build Spirit Visage this item will give you HP, MR, HP REGEN, ABILITY HASTE and the STRONGEST effect in the entire game, 25% bonus heals and shields that together with Revitalize will go up to 40%, making you unable to die while fighting 1v5 and healing from all the damage that you are doing!! As you can imagine Spirit Visage and Revitalize will increase the shields that you got from Winter's Approach by 40% making it even MORE POWERFUL than ever. Cause of this item to go for Shield Bash as rune instead of Demolish or Font of Life is finally an option, but play with this rune only if you got some kind of shields from your teammates in order to use it sooner!
After finishing Spirit Visage we will start building our next item, now we got some final item choices that will give you different results:
1. Demonic Embrace instantly, we already got the sustain, so we need to add MORE DAMAGE instead and make sure to destroy all, AP, %Max HP dmg to EVERYTHING around you cause of your R and bonus armor-Mr that will go up for each champion you are activating the effect on, perfect for rammus that with our Immortal build will go 1v5 either way!
2. Gargoyle Stoneplate a very VERY powerful item, first of all rammus got bonus armor and magic resist from everything that we talked above, this item will give you that and multiply these stats EVEN MORE and will also give you a huge SHIELD that can be used to instantly dodge burst damage if you use it right making you survive longer = do more damage in the teamfight while of course forcing them to waste their strongest skills on your shield!!
3. Warmog's Armor one of the strongest items for sustain in the entire game, you will gain HUGE AMOUNT OF HP, Hp regain, ability haste and a passive effect that will let you remain full hp in late game. You can go in, do damage, kill something then go out of combat go full hp and then go in again!!!
4. Sterak's Gage this item is insanely powerful and can be considered the secret behind immortality, cause of how good Spirit Visage and Revitalize work together, it can make it EVEN STRONGER, you will have AD, HP and two important effects: HEAL that stacking up to 5 times (with each unique champion you are hitting or damaging you) this effect will go up to 100+Hp per second and also a shield effect that will also be multiplied by 40%
5. Void Staff you heard that right, as last item you also got this as an option and let me tell you exactly why. Void Staff giving you AP and Magic penetration, all of Rammus damage is MAGIC DAMAGE, that means you will increase the damage that you are doing to them BY A LOT (check our league masterclasses to see how magic pen works in our youtube channel) and as last item it will let you melt pretty much any target just by letting them hitting you ( Thornmail damage repel is also magic damage just like Sunfire Aegis)
Also cause of the Mythic item Sunfire Aegis that we will have, we will also get Bonus TENACITY and slow resistances a super powerful stat for our Immortal build cause it will make you literally Unstoppable from any kind of CC, making you have 5% for each Legendary item, meaning 20% with 4 completed legendary items!
Damage, sustain, Immortality everything a Balorian need to always be victorious, now that you understood the combination of runes-items you are ready to start your FREE ELO Journey, be sure to check our gameplays to fully understand how to use the champion right and may the FREE ELO Be with you!!
Use your Q or E to activate Aftershock first then ACTICATE YOUR Defensive Ball Curl this will multiply your ARMOR/MR greatly and you will keep these stats even after the duration of Aftershock is over, rammus is a champion that you are not really need "skills" what you need is to PRESS Q, go into the entire enemy team, press fast Defensive Ball Curl before their CC, activate your R and hit something with E, after that, what you need to do is to ENJOY THE SHOW!!!!!!
Remember that you will also have enough sustain to fight them even under towers, so after finishing Sunfire Aegis and Thornmail tower’s damage wont matter anymore, you can freely dive all game but remember to activate the W fast enough and start moving away from the tower range after 4-5 seconds to avoid the stacked damage to hit you without having the bonus ARMOR-MR from W!
Lets talk about the strategy here. To play with Rammus isnt only use his PURE Tankiness as your weapon, like any other WARS, at league you need to use your HEAD as well to win the game.
So lets talk about what you need to focus.
Creeps: The most important thing is to focus on your farm, you need to farm fast and if you can kill all the creeps without missing even one. This way you will take the lead from your enemy champion!
Learn how To improve your Farming and Wave Management by watching our League Masterclass:
Stay Alive: To not to die at lane and not have any kills is more worth than to be 3-3 or 4-4 with your enemy Lane champion.
Your build focusing to be the strongest at the MID-Late game, doesn't matter if you cant kill now early as the game goes on and after buying Thornmail together with Defensive Ball Curl and later on Demonic Embrace you will be able to kill ANYTHING that will be brave enough to attack you.
After the new rework now we will focus on leveling up Q first
By leveling up the Q we are having 6 sec CD, this will let you either CHASE someone that running or simply walk away from a gank, a powerful tool that will save you multiple times!
To make it Easier to trap my enemies, I came up with the Rengar style trick, its simple. Just hid in the Bushes and make use of the FOG OF WAR, this way your enemy champion will have an interesting surprise
Just hid, charge UP Q to max up the speed hit him activate Defensive Ball Curl, Puncturing Taunt and Soaring Slam
Even if you won’t kill your enemy, he will start losing focus from this strategy.
They won’t be able to go close to cs, and lose EXP-FARM so after doing this a couple of times the game is yours.
at all my other champions! And the answer was cause i dont need it, but Rammus is a bit DIFFERENT!
And the reason I need Teleport isnt to help my team, but to BAIT the enemy jungler to gank me at TOP LANE and kill them both. Also its going to be help me get the important items that I need for my power spikes, that items are 2:
First Bami's Cinder
Then Bramble Vest after buying these two items and cause of the combination of our runes-items-skills you will be able to 1v2 the jungler and the top laner EASILY, something most of the players dont know about!
Trust your power-sustain and try to play safe early till you get your 2 items, after that, you can go and play a little more "crazy" and destroy some people with it!!!!
Enjoy your free wins!