[2.0.0] Amumu Guide - I thought you'd never pick me -Amumu (GUIDE)
Best Build Guide for Amumu
Item Build Description
Additional information on the items
Rylai's Crystal Scepter is also one of the items that synchronize on Amumu passive. This item can slow enemies when got hit by ability, with Amumu [Despair] skill it'll be like forever slow.
On boots enchantment you can pick Gargoyle Enchant to tank more damages, but if you're facing against high mobility champions I recommend Glorious Enchant to keep up with them and so you can slow them down to decrease their mobility. [Statis Enchant] if you dive into enemies a lot to increase survival rate. This is good for setting up team fights, but it's not really that necessary. Just pick this if you can trust your team to cover up the rest.
SITUATIONAL ITEMS EXPLANATION:
- if facing against champs that attacks a lot not only marksman, but some champs like Olaf, Vi, Jax, etc.
Randuin's Omen - if facing against 2 or more full critical build opponents.
[NINJA TABI] - if facing against 1 or less ability power type champs and less crowd control opponents. Only build this if there's less CC.
Best Runes for Amumu
Conqueror for reasons stated. Presence of Mind because you'll find yourself in situations where your mana runs out before your health, and Amumu has one of the highest cost ultimates in the game. Crucially Conqueror makes you more tanky than Aftershock or Grasp.
Weakness for extra damage, this rune works pretty well with Amumu ultimate.
Regeneration for regenerating Mana or HP. This helps you to use your Despair skill longer. You can also pick Hunter Titan, but this runes will only works if you gank a lot at early game.
Mastermind is for 10% true damage for Epic Monsters and Turrets. This also gives you an extra gold and HP when taken down Epic Monsters. You should always pick this rune whenever you're jungling.
Amumu Matchups & Counters
Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters
Yi will be an easy matchup in his current state. Just don't let him dodge your CC, but you can still win easily even if he dodged your Q or Ult. Try building Omen or Thornmail and you'll be fine.
Shyvana can't burst you and you can clear camps faster than her. She will have a hard time to 1v1 you with items or not. Try to counter-gank her when she's at level 5 and don't let her get the chance to get successful ganks.
This will be an easy matchup if against J4. He definitely can't burst you and you can win easily when it comes to 1vs1 with items or not.
Vi can be quite annoying due to her passive which lowers your armor, but she's definitely fightable. Just don't let her out gank you.
This is not the champion you want to face against when using Amumu. He can ignore all your CC and out jungle you.
Graves will always have the upper hand when it comes to clearing camps.
Pretty fair. You need good timing and good skill shot in order to beat this champ.
First you pick Ruby Crystal as your first item, then go to Raptors. If possible ward the enemy blue with your team for safety. Always tell your team to ward your blue side, so you can tell counter-jungle. Pick Amumu 3rd skill and get the Raptors, it'll be a fast clear because Amumu 3rd skill decrease CD whenever Amumu got hit. After taking the Raptors go to your Red then Krug, if the enemy trying invade your blue then rush to your blue and signal your team for back up. If the enemy jungle didn't invade then just recall and buy Bami's Cinder after taking down Raptors, Red and Krug. Bami's Cinder will help you clear jungle camps much faster. You can go to your Blue side and get the buff, then take down the Gromp. After that, get the scuttler and that'll be enough to get you into level 5 which you'll get your ultimate. You can now try to look for the best opportunity to gank on top or mid. If there's no opening, then try go to or just ward on the enemy Red. You can engage in a battle if you think you can win, and make sure to always signal your team whenever you're engaging a battle. Just always try to get all your jungle camps if you can't gank so that you'll be not left behind, but always try to gank your team if you can find the opportunity. This will be keep going the same back and forth until the Dragon respawning. Always try to ward the Dragon or tell your team to ward the Dragon before 20-30 seconds to respawn. Try to read and predict your enemy jungle every move and always don't let them get the chance to get successful ganks and get the objectives. This is pretty much all I can tell you, and the rest is your decision on how to improve your play style and to win the game. I hope this guide can help you on something. Thanks so much for reading!
Try to clear all your jungle camps ASAP, don't let the enemy counter-jungle you. Have a proper warding, and predict your enemy every move. Don't let the enemy get any objectives and try to get all objectives if possible.
Don't try any useless ganks, just gank if you think you can get something from it like a burning enemy spells or guaranteed kill/s.
Try to make a good set for team fights, and last of all minimize any deaths.