My IMMORTAL Rammus Build
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Lets now start with our OP Rammus Build guide and how to win games easier than ever!
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 and cause of Riftmaker as Mythic item, you will also HEAL LIKE CRAZY from all the damage you will be doing and on top of that you will aply also % BONUS TRUE DAMAGE making this combination of items the strongest by far for Rammus
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, Healing, %TRUE DMG 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, 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 Riftmaker build in a hard game can really do:
And here the Jak'Sho, The Protean Immortal Rammus Build version that literally broke the game:
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!
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 12 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 % 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/SHIELDS that will let you survive longer!
For the secondary runes tree we got two different options!
Cheap Shot Bonus True dmg after your CC, that means you will activate this rune non stop with Q-E-R making you use also true damage on your engages!
Taste of Blood If you want better sustain, then this is your option, bonus HP each 20seconds while damaging your enemies, this amount will multiplied by 40% cause of Revitalize and Spirit Visage
Ultimate Hunter Bonus Ability haste for your Ultimate, our Soaring Slam is one of our biggest weapons for our Immortal Rammus, now we will use it FASTER and destroy them more EASIER!
And also Precision:
Triumph Missing HP Heal plus bonus gold for every kill/assist, you think the heal value is low for this rune, but in reality you will be gaining more than 500-600 HP per kill/assist, cause you will multiply this heal by Revitalize and Spirit Visage
Legend: Tenacity Bonus 30% Tenacity, making you have a total tenacity of 60%+ that will let you avoid ANY CC while fighting 1v5! One of the most important stats in the game that will also let you the option of going for Plated Steelcaps instead of Mercury's Treads to counter both CC and Basic attackers with lots of ON-hit effects!
Legend: Alacrity If you got close to none CC against you, then to go for this rune is a must, bonus attack speed will let you activate Sunfire Aegis second burn effect and your passive WAY MORE TIMES than before and apply even more damage!
If you want to understand how Heals, Shields and Regeneration works and why we are choosing these runes over anything else, we got our league masterclass that will help you:
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!
Even with all these Mythic item changes our Rammus build order will remain almost the same, but now we will be EVEN STRONGER while using the INSANE Riftmaker as core item, you will see that Rammus became an asbsolute monster!
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 3th item!!
If you decide to go for Winter's Approach then be sure to also buy 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 and finish it into Thornmail as fast as possible, one of the most important item for Rammus and overall the other immortals! Thornmail 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 even while having only Bami's Cinder and Bramble Vest you will be able to 1v2 the enemy top and jungle if they decide to gank you!
The second item that we will finish is going to be Sunfire Aegis, HP, ARMOR and a burn effect that will make you even stronger, after just these two items, Sunfire Aegis & Thornmail Rammus will already going to be unstoppable against AD-Type of damage and with a decent sustain against AP-Type as well cause of Aftershock and your W!
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 Steelcaps 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 next item you will focus on buying and finishing Riftmaker as fast as possible, even without the entire item, just by buying Leeching Leer you will have some of the desired effects.
Now you will ask, but why are we going to play with Riftmaker on Rammus?
Good question, let me explain what this item DOES and then you will fully understand.
The moment you finish Riftmaker, you will already have 2 legendary items, that means you will already use the mythic passive effect to increase your omnivamp by 4% plus some bonus AP, Riftmaker as item will give you AP, HP, ABILITY HASTE, OMNIVAMP and the ability to do BONUS % TRUE DAMAGE.
Remember, this true damage is going to be BONUS TYPE, that means it will be an addional to your INSANE damage that you will do to the enemy team.
So, just like that you got every possible stat that will make Rammus unstoppable, AP that will increase your damage (Q-R skills scales with AP), HP to increase your TRUE HEALTH (if you wanna know what true health is, then go check our first league masterclass here), Ability haste that will help you spam your skills more,
11% OMNIVAMP or should I say DAMAGE to HEAL, that will be multiplied by 5-15% cause of Revitalize as well, making it even stronger and by calculating the 9% bonus true damage that will count as TRUE HEAL BACK to you will make things even more unfair!!
With just these 3 items, Rammus can already 1v5, while doing an insane damage and healing from that!!
As 4rd item and if you decided to buy Tear of goddess early, you will go for Winter's Approach, this item will give you decent amount of mana, HP, ability haste, mana to HP and the ability to have a shield after you CC the enemy target!!
Making it a very good option for our Rammus but not the best!
Instead of Winter's Approach you can 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 LAST item, now we got some final item choices that will give you different results:
1. 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!!
2. 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!
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. 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) and heal even MORE cause of the Riftmaker
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!