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Last updated on August 16, 2013
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Offense: 14

Honor Guard

Defense: 9


Utility: 7

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Amumu is often known as a tank, however this guide utilizes him for his damage. Not very many people expect damage from Amumu because everyone thinks he is a tank and because he is almost always banned, so people don't know how to play against him.

People sometimes think amumu has a not very good passive, but this build utilizes the passive to shred the enemy magic resist with wits end, which makes your nashors tooth and magic damage really powerful without lots of Ability Power. Blade of the ruined king gives you extra damage on each auto attack, and the benefit of physical damage, which means you still hurt even if they build Magic Resist.

This build has lots of utility, with the aoe slow from rylais and a slow which speeds up amumu from blade of the ruined king it is possible to chase down almost any enemy. Coupled with Amumu's q, it is possible to assassinate enemies easily by using your bandage toss to get to them then permaslowing them with blade of the ruined king and rylais while your auto attacks kill them.

Amumu is also a tank, so he benefits from high base stats. Good players also don't focus tanks so people get tricked into not focusing you without realizing how much damage you do, this can usually win teamfights and even games.

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Who am i?

I am a player who is taking the ranked ladder by storm and edging his way out of elo hell. Using this build i am able to carry almost all of my games when i get amumu, because it does so much damage while still providing utility and tankiness.

As of completing this guide, i am going to make a new account called Best Amumu OCE, and i will only play Amumu, feel free to add me to watch me climb the ladder.

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How this build works

This build works by giving you as much gold as possible to get you to your late game early where OPmumu works best.

The gold is generated by buying gold per 5 items early, which gives you heaps of gold while you farm in the jungle. You don't need to gank if you don't want to, your teammates especially in elo hell will let you down, instead just farm the jungle and get your gold so you can carry them late game.

Smite also gives you gold because you took the mastery upgrade, which means you want to use it as much as possible, the utility tree also gives you lower summoner spell cool downs which means more smite and more gold.

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How you do damage

By having the magic resist shred from your passive and wits end, it makes the enemys more susceptible to your magic damage which is applied from your auto attacks and abilities. Coupled with your cc and utility, you are very sticky and do massive sustained damage.

You can usually burst down enemy carrys easily with these items, and no one will suspect it because they think you are playing normal tank amumu.

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High damage from Attacks and abilities which lets you assassinate enemys
Deals both Magic and Physical Damage making you hard to build against
Deals lots of magic damage without much AP by utilizing amumu passive and wits end
Lots of CC, including slows, a stun and an aoe snare
Extremely high amounts of gold from items, even if you die you get lots of gold passively
Surprising tankiness from barrier which lets you bait enemys

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Sometimes teammates think you are trolling
Lots of players don't understand the strength of the build and think it won't work
A little bit squishier then normal tank amumu

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Summoner Spells

Taking barrier makes up for not being as tanky as a normal amumu, and it even lets you bait enemys into fights they can't win. Only take this if you know how to position well and how to use your Q to escape, because his Q is basically a free flash.

Smite helps generate gold by killing creeps and because it is upgraded, even when you have to lane it is good because it is one free creep kill that can't be missed.

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How to team fight

With your high damage and deceptive tankiness you want to assassinate your enemy carries as they provide the most threat to your team, Use your snare to keep the enemys of you because when they see you mincing their damage they will try and kill you to protect them.

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Everyone that has tried this build so far has had great results, I will post more screenshots as i get them. Feel free to add my new account which i will make at the completion of this guide, IGN will be: Best Amumu OCE.