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Hey guys. So in my recent LoL career I've been mostly only playing mid and support, with some dabbling in vayne as adc for fun. I've been rather frustrated in solo queue though to having other lanes losing and feeding causing me to lose the game, so I wanted to pick up jungle so I can help all lanes win. I've picked up jungle Amumu and tried two games with him in normals and had a lot of fun (and success), but of course I'm still kind of nooby on him. What are your best tips for a new jungle amumu player? Any tricks I can pull? Optimal item build? I'm already following the top guide on the site for masteries and runes and they are working out well, I'd just like to know what type of items are also good on him. (Been mostly running GP/5s, Aegis, then FH or Abyssal after Shurelya's.
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get countered and you're done.
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Well, in S3, counterjunglers will have a bit harder time than before, especially at ganking Amumu at his first clear, his biggest weakness. I think that combined with his new clear speed will make him a better pick overall. I also like Iceborn Gauntlet on him. This combined with Spirit Visage and Rylai's Crystal Scepter makes him nearly unkillable and gives high CDR. 2 more items to get are, obviously, Sunfire Cape and Abyssal Mask.

Another great thing is Spirit of the Spectral Wraith, which is earlygame a must on him. I would replace Rylai's Crystal Scepter with it. And the effectivity of the spellvamp gets even increase3d by Spirit Visage.

I think, another viable item could be Liandry's Torment. But this would be an already more damage focused Amumu.
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Well, in S2 you'd generally want

Boots of Speed + 3 Potions Start

Philosopher's stone + Heart of Gold, Kage's lucky pick if you can get it before 10 minutes in

Situational Boots

Frozen Heart rush, Glacial Shroud first. Aegis of the Legion before this is good if your support is going shurelya's reverie or zeke's herald first. Also good if you need cheap tankiness.

Then shurelya's reverie + Randuin's Omen, Abyssal Mask early if you need MR

Then whenever your ult is up you either force dragons, objectives, or gank.


If you want some kind of AP offtank or sth go Sunfire Cape + Abyssal Mask, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, stuff like that.
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AP Offtank Amumu carries solo queue much better than a support tank based one. Additionally, focus on ganking top and mid lane in the earlier stages of the game unless an opportunity presents itself bot. Bot is always plagued with wards and can be difficult to gank unless they extend. Once you hit 6, then you want to focus on bot and see if you can enlist the help of your mid laner for dives and subsequent dragons.
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I would actually go now with 0/9/21 with Amumu.
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Thanks for the advice everybody!

I like the tips for going into season 3, and some items look like they will indeed be very very good on him. Thanks for the potential s3 masteries, NicknameMy.

I've been playing him some more and doing both the support tank and the ap off tank builds and have had success with both. I think I'll just switch between them situationally, obviously. Thanks for the great guide, That Trev Person. :)
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Genneraly, i Run either Regrowth Pendant or Boots of Speed 3 pots first, grab Philosopher's Stone and Heart of Gold followed by normal tanky items, some times ill just rush Warmog's Armor for the lolz or grab a Abyssal Mask if i want to have an effect in teamfights, it all comes down to situation.
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