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Amumu Statistics for DirMax

Author's performance with Amumu compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
1
6
Win %
0
46
Kills
1.0
4.7
Assists
3.0
10.7
Deaths
4.0
5.9
KA:D Ratio
1.0
2.6
Gold Earned
6.7K
11.2K
Creep Score
98.0
58.4
Average

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Summoner Spells Back to Top

I would 99.999% of the time go for Flash/Smite. EXTREMELY IMPORTANT AS AN INITIATION (OR ESCAPE) SPELL. FAR TOO GOOD IN COMPARISON TO OTHER SPELLS.

DONT CHOOSE THIS! 6.png11.png You won't get much out of it. I never choose Ghost/Smite. The most useless thing you can get.

4.png + ULT is best because enemy team won't expect it! Q+4.png+ ULT is also a good way to engage
11.png Which jungler doesn't get this? + this is what enables you to get a jungle item

New Runes Back to Top

Resolve:

Since you're giving out tons of CC, your teammates will get bonuses for attacking whoever you CCed.
Sorcery for lower ult cooldown (because of how long it is) and gathering storm so that you W can scale off of it.

Abilities Back to Top

W
E
Q
E
E
R
E
Q
E
Q
R
Q
Q
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
3
8
10
12
13
W
1
14
15
17
18
E
2
4
5
7
9
R
6
11
16

amumupassive.pngCursed Touch (Passive):Amumu's basic attacks reduce their target's magic resistance by 15 / 20 / 25 for 3 seconds. This debuff refreshes with every basic attack.

bandagetoss.pngBandage Toss (Q): Amumu tosses a line of linen in the targeted direction. The linen will catch on the first enemy it hits and pull Amumu to target, the enemy for 1 second and dealing magic damage.(Magic Damage: 80/130/180/230/280 (+70% AP)


auraofdespair.pngDespair (W): Amumu's tears begin to pool around him. Enemies within the pool take magic damage per second equal to a base amount plus a percentage of their maximum health. 

(Magic Damage per sec: 8/12/16/20/24    Additional Magic Damage: 1/1.5/2/2.5/3% +1% every 100AP of ennemies max health)


tantrum.pngTantrum (E): PASSIVE: Amumu takes reduced physical damage from basic attacks and abilities.

ACTIVE: Amumu releases his anger, dealing magic damage to surrounding enemies. Tantrum's cooldown is reduced by 0.5 seconds for each basic attack that hits Amumu.

 (Physical dmg reduction: 2/4/6/8/10     Magic Damage:75/100/125/150/175 +50% AP)

curseofthesadmummy.pngCurse of the Sad Mummy (R): Amumu entangles nearby enemies, dealing magic damage and rendering them unable to move and attack for 2 seconds.

(150/250/350 +80%AP)

-I find starting with W so much better as it deals % of the targets maximum health and is better mana wise. (This is good for whenever you should start red.)
-Max E first
-Max Q second
-Max W third
-ALWAYS PUT A POINT IN ULT AS SOON AS YOU GET THE CHOICE!

So, Start W>E>Q in jungle
     Max R>E>Q>W


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-Some people might go by maxing W second but I'd rather choose to max Q second as it gives you more opportunities for a gank and the cooldown will be low after maxing it out secondly. 


Patch [4.21]
-I've seen some people starting to max W first instead of E. But I'm not sure about it since it has been nerfed a tad in the early game. I will test the clear speed depending if I max W or E first.


Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    There is no other way you want to start with. ALWAYS start with a warding trinket!
    note: TF means Team Fight

Core Items

    You should get these on your first back. Upgraded jungle item good for ganking. Smite champion first, get their flash and then Q them.
    Choose one of these three. If they have 2+ AP, take merc threads. If their team is strong AD wise, take Tabis. If you want to be nimble and have lots of opportunities for ganks, take Mob boots (You're also sanic fast in the jungle).
    Get the Cinderhulk upgrade. Makes you tanky.
    I would either go Frozen heart or Randuins Omen. Both are good as on one side, FH gives you lots of armor whilst Randuins synergies' gives you that slow.
    Abyssal for MR. Good for AP midlaners.
    On your first back upgrade from yellow to red trinket! After level 9 you should think of buying the upgrade ASAP!
    Elixir of: Iron-> Good in TF's Sorcery-> more damage
    Good with jungle item. Gives extra health and good regen.
    Against AD Team +1 MR item if there's a small threat
    Against AP team + 1 armor kind of threat Randuin's or Frozen Heart!!
    Normal build half/half + Last item on who's a threat. If AD get armor item if AP get MR item
    You could get this if you want. Doesn't look too bad. More wards. Then get the cinderhulk upgrade.

Situational Items

    This item is superb if you want more of that damage. Definitely a good pick if you're tanky and your team lacks a bit of damage. (Also, get if ahead)
    This item is great if you have a crit strike enemy team (2 or more). Also a solid item altogther
    A good item only if you're AHEAD early game (meaning you're like 3/0/0 or 2/0/2. It is the only cost efficient item on Amumu if you're doing well early game. Gives you HP and AP and an awesome slow. Great in TFs.
    ONLY buy this item if they have an attack speed reliant ADC or having 4 AD champs. You'd always want to have it if they have a full AD team. Be sure to stack armor because this item now relies on armor to be effective.
    Spirit Visage if you DO have a healer in your team or have Warmog's.
    Provides tons of health and also health regen. Synergises well with Spirit Visage.

If you want to go AP:

3116_32.png= AP + Health + Slow
3151_32.png= AP + passive + Health
3001_32.png= Lower MR to enemies + MR + AP
3157_32.png= AP + Armor + Active (Q in TF, Ult [they focus you], activate zhonias, let team finish, GG]
3255_32.png= Magic pen + move speed

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Aatrox
    Medium
  • Amumu
    Medium
  • Blitzcrank
    Easy
  • Cho'Gath
    Easy
  • Elise
    Hard
  • Evelynn
    Easy
  • Fiddlesticks
    Easy
  • Hecarim
    Medium
  • Jarvan IV
    Hard
  • Jax
    Medium
  • Kha'Zix
    Medium
  • Lee Sin
    Hard
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Maokai
    Medium
  • Master Yi
    Medium
  • Nautilus
    Easy
  • Nocturne
    Medium
  • Nunu
    Hard
  • Pantheon
    Hard
  • Rammus
    Easy
  • Rengar
    Medium
  • Sejuani
    Hard
  • Shyvana
    Medium
  • Skarner
    Easy
  • Udyr
    Hard
  • Vi
    Medium
  • Warwick
    Medium
  • Wukong
    Medium
  • Xin Zhao
    Hard
  • Zac
    Easy

VS

Aatrox

Medium

Don't fight him early on. Even if you do beat him. He will have his passive and kill you.

VS

Amumu

Medium

Skill matchup

VS

Blitzcrank

Easy

He pulls you in late game, their team is done for days.

VS

Cho'Gath

Easy

Later on, your W will just shred through him.

VS

Elise

Hard

Don't fight her early on, she can easily 1v1 you. Just farm safely. She recently has gotten buffs and got more dangerous. Care on her. As soon as you get more tanks, she will be less of a threat to you

VS

Evelynn

Easy

She is really weak since S5...

VS

Fiddlesticks

Easy

You shouldn't be too afraid of be counter jungled. He's weak early on but be careful after he reaches level 6.

VS

Hecarim

Medium

Even if you beat him, he will run away and you can't do anything about it. Just farm early on. 

VS

Jarvan IV

Hard

Don't 1v1 him early on again, he has a good escape even if you do get to beat him.

VS

Jax

Medium
3110_64.pngWill counter him late game. Easy-Medium depending against who you're playing.

VS

Kha'Zix

Medium

After his nerfs, he's ok. Just watch out early on for counter jungling.

VS

Lee Sin

Hard

The most annoying matchup! You will probably get counter jungled depending against which Lee Sin player you're going against. I always start red just to fuck with his mind.

VS

Malphite

Easy

You shouldn't be scared for him to invade your jungle. You can chill.

VS

Maokai

Medium

He can be trouble at times but early on, he's like a weaker version of you. You'll have about the same clear times.

VS

Master Yi

Medium

Since he has lost his 3160_32.png he won't be AFK farming in his jungle that much. But what might happen is that he will counter jungle you with 3722_32.pngor whatever he builds. This item still, however, has a stacking system and getting kills still grants him double stacks or whatever.

VS

Nautilus

Easy

Almost the same version of you. Don't be scared to be counter jungled. Late Team Fights (TFs) watch out for his ult on one of your adcs!

VS

Nocturne

Medium

Don't fight him 1v1 early game. He can beat you.

VS

Nunu

Hard

He basically has 2x smite. A good Nunu will probably counter you the whole time. Know where he is and buy 2043_32.png against him!

VS

Pantheon

Hard

Annoying af, his early game presence is just annoying. Be careful, never be too low in your jungle.

VS

Rammus

Easy

Don't worry about anything.

VS

Rengar

Medium

He can be annoying to everyone after 6. Be careful when he's ganking lanes. Make the right decisions. 

VS

Sejuani

Hard

She became really strong these last few patches... She would be rather a medium-hard since she is very similar to Amumu

VS

Shyvana

Medium

She's useless pre 6, so that that to your advantage. 

VS

Skarner

Easy

Who even plays him?

VS

Udyr

Hard

He will win fights early on. Even if he loses, he will spam his E and get away. Annoying matchup. He will probably spend lots of time in the jungle because of his new jungle item aka 3722_32.png or whatever.

VS

Vi

Medium

She can be extremely annoying. Don't fight her early game. Late game she's nothing against you. Medium- hard

VS

Warwick

Medium

Since patch 4.20 (Blaze it), he has good sustain early on. He will out cs you early on but he won't cause too much nowadatsBuy these: 2044_32.png2043_32.png!

VS

Wukong

Medium

Can be annoying.

VS

Xin Zhao

Hard

Can kill you pretty much any time he wants. After around level 9, you'll start and come back a bit in the game. Buy a 3110_32.png!

VS

Zac

Easy

LOL. But don't fight him early levels, he has his passive. Don't forget you can11.png his passive blobs.

Here comes TankMumu! About me (and Amumu) Back to Top

Hey there, DirMax here. I've been playing Amumu since almost the start of my league of legends which is about 3 years ago  and I can say, I LOVE HIM! My favourite role is in the Jungle and as well to top. Out of all junglers, I'd mostly pick Amumu as he is just a MONSTER late game. If you get a team with a good synergy, even though you're losing early but make it to late game, you'll when most team fights.

 
 How did Amumu become my main champion? 
 During my newbie days I really didn't know what champion to play until I watched a YouTube video of Snoopeh pro picking Amumu. After that video I quickly fell in love. 

 Why play Amumu?
-Well in lower ELO's Amumu is far away from being banned. I almost never see anyone banning him.
-Playing TANKY Amumu is so much better than AP Amumu since you won't die as fast and later on he will be a god at not dying (if that's a word). I probably only play Tanky Amumu since the meta is league of tanks at the moment + top/jungle are most of the time the only tanks. 
-Be SCARED of Amumu after 6 and after. As soon as he has his ult and you're >50% health, if he Q's and ults you, you're pretty much dead if you your teammates communicate well. HE IS A LATE GAME TEAMFIGHT DESTROYER!

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PROS:

-One of the best engages in the game
-Can carry most of his games
-Can synergies very well
-Great vs ennemy Tanks (W damage)
-Amazing gap closer!
-Scary af late game

CONS:

-Weak early game
-Can't do anything early game w/out blue buff
-Can die in jungle if not careful
-Can get counter jungled easily
-Slow
-Skill shot oriented Q

Jungle Route Back to Top

Start at: 1)GROMP (smite)
              2) BLUE BUFF
               3) WOLVES
                4) RED (smite)
                 5) Chickens
                  6) Krugs

REMEMBER SMITE RED BEFORE ITS HEALTH IS LOWER THAN YOUR SMITE DAMAGE (YOU WONT GET THE FULL AMOUNT OF HEALTH BACK)

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(lolking isnt the best at uploading pictures so this is an old one. Just do chickens and krugs after red...)

In game, In jungle. Back to Top

What you want to do early game (Pre 6)

Basically, have your top lane leash you with whight/Gromp and smite it. You'll get to lvl 2. (if I go against a 35_64.png64_64.png I'd start red so that he doesn't steal it(but theres a lower chance so continue as normal)). After your first buff ( probably Blue Buff), you'd have to go toward red buff. If you're not scared of being counter jungled, then go wolves -> next buff. If your smite is still on cd (say 15-20sec), then go wolves then red. Don't forget to use your 2003_32.png in between clears!! 
     This part of the game is Amumu's weakest point of the game. So be careful at any time. Remember you can Q to jungle creeps as an escape tool if you ever get in trouble! 
     Say you just finished red, I'd go wraiths, wolves, white (or whatever it's called), wraiths, golems, B. Buy your item, proceed.

What you want to do Mid game (After 6->16)

Mid game is basically, your time to shine. This is the time where you can just go in and fuck shit up as soon as you get your ult. After 6, whilst in your jungle, look for opportunities. Bot lane is one of the best lanes you can gank, you probably can get a kill or two depending on your teams communication and how much HP they have. As soon as your ult is on cooldown, go back in your jungle, so from bot -> golems -> wraiths -> mid/wolves. If you ever gank, TAX their lane. If the ennemy dies, push to tower AA tower and go back. If anyone dies, mid/bot, you have a free dragon. After that, jungle, get red,blue, items, etc. Tip: keep time of your buffs and ennemy buffs. If they ever gank bot with only a blue, just know that you have a free red from their side.

What you want to do Late game (16-18)

At this point, you are the most important player in your team. You have to get your things right. Be sure your team knows when you're gonna engage. Hope for the best. Just know that you can surprise them with a Q engage or a 4.png ult engage. They will have such a small timeframe to think. As you're tanky, protect your team, ROAM with your team, don't let anyone solo push top while your team is mid. And another thing, know when to smite baron/dragon!


Amumu Tips & Tricks (Ganking and stuff) Back to Top

- During a gank, try to run up to the ennemy a bit closer, they will try and juke your shot, but hold on to it until the moment feels right. If they fail at juking, good job, you can chilling smite them too.

- During a gank, whenever you already bandage tossed to the ennemy, auto attack them, proc your W and E. What I like to do during a gank is to Q and whilst flying towards the ennemy, I activate my W, AA (auto attack), E so that you deal more damage.
-During a gank, after landing your Q (bandage toss), make sure that the stun ends before ULTing so that they don't overlap and make your ganking more effective
- Tax their lane 24/8 after the gank :p
- If your mid laner is building a 3174_32.pngor doesn't use mana, don't give your blue buff to them. They don't need it as much as you do. Besides, you're here to carry, not them ;)
- Whilst in the jungle, plan an escape route. Plan for the worst. I for example, would hold on to my Q and as they use almost all their spells to stop you, Q to a wolf or wraith or whatever will have you escape.
- Whenever you chase someone and say, they disappear in the fog of war but they're still in the reach for your Q, just blind shot that shit. You'll sometimes get them and it feels pretty damn rewarding :).
- Whenever you make the enemy mid/top laner flash but still don't get them. Chances are if they have 50% health left, they will stay in lane. If they do push, place your tent and camp that lane.
- Whenever you have your ult, use that shit in any lane. What I do is walk up to them, 4.png ULT -> Q to stun them even longer. After 6, ganking bot is really good as you probably can get them both.
- Use your E passive to wave clearing advantage. If you're pushing hard, run INFRONT of your minions and get all other minions to attack you. Proc W -> E, continue spamming E.
- After level 9, you should have a 3341_32.png. This will make ganking 10x easier. While running to your desired bush, before even entering the wards Line of Sight (LoS), use red trinket to disable the ward. Headbutt that shit and proceed to gank.

Synergies Back to Top

Each champion will be rated with a good-medium-excelent near them. I will aswell attach a comment or two to explain why.

Good: 
4_64.png13_64.png44_64.png45_64.png50_64.png99_64.png134_64.png 24_64.png-> These guys all have either a root or a stun. They will make your job so much easier while ganking.

Medium:
1_64.png25_64.png92_64.png236_64.png412_64.png -> Some of these guys can stun/ root and as well have a good follow up to your ult. 

Excelent:
67_64.png: Miss Fortune would fit in in this 'Wombo Combo' but she is weak in this meta. Vayne is much more better when going against the tanky meta.
104_64.png: His AOE ult and Q (Buckshot) can shred through many. A good ADC.
55_64.png: Also quite good although she might get focused down. You go in, ULT, she goes in to deal TONS of damage.
61_64.png: Probably the best mid laner you can get. You ULT in with her ball on you, and she follows up with her ULT.
85_64.png: Depending on what lane he's in, if he's AP he can fuck shit up as well. He can follow after you and use 3157_32.png.
115_64.png: Basically, you ULT in and he ULTs in as well. 
245_64.png: If he has his ult in your ult radius, he can deal tons of AOE damage.

Team Wombo-Combos Back to Top

Team #1:

Top-8_64.png
Jung-32_64.png
Mid- 55_64.png
Bot- 104_64.png89_64.png

Team #2:
Top-59_64.png
Jung-32_64.png
Mid-61_64.png
Bot- 236_64.png89_64.png

Team #3:
Top-62_64.png
Jung-32_64.png
Mid-157_64.png
Bot-18_64.png/67_64.png/51_64.png/104_64.png (pick any)+(supp such as 412_64.png)

Team #4 (one of my favorites):
Top- really any for this
Jung-32_64.png
Mid-55_64.png
Bot -67_64.png143_64.png

Team #5 (Another favorite):
Top: 54_64.png
Jung- 32_64.png
Mid- 157_64.png or 61_64.png(put ball on malph before engage then ult)
Bot- Any adc / supp. 67_64.png is always nice.

Team #6:
Top: 150.png
Jung: 32.png
Mid: 245.png
Bot: Any adc/supp


SINCE  MISS FORTUNE ISN'T IN THE META, YOU CAN REALLY JUST USE ANY ADC YOUR ALLY IS COMFORTABLE WITH

Last few words... Back to Top

So this is my first ever guide created. I put in a LOT of time in this and will try and keep updating it. If you guys have any questions just ask. If you guys want me to add another section, just tell me. I might not be the highest in divisions (since my ping is really high where I live in comparison to Europe), but what I can say is that over the past 3 years that I have been playing Amumu (main), I have gathered lots of info on this little guy and wanted to share my thoughts and tactics on him. Thanks for the understanding!! Hope you have the best of days with him! :D


Have fun with our sad friend 32_64.png!

Have fun carrying games!

-Max

Comment below if this guide has helped you!! :)


General Note: I have stopped playing ranked since I've been having connectivity issues these last few months (annoying 'attempting to reconnect') and so I'm going to wait until my internet works better or this issue is resolved (never happened back in 3rd and 4th season). 

Change Log Back to Top

-Added Wombo Comboes Sub 4/10/2014
-Added Wombo Combo #4 20/10/2014

-Changed item build, added a few others.    29/11/2014                    
-Added jungle route map + updated "In game, In Jungle"    29/11/2014

-Changed items and list and a few words from the "In game, In jungle" section. 23/03/2015
-Got "Approved" title from lolking mod, Airman CompSci. date: somewhere in March 2015

-Reached 100k view *_* Thanks guys <3 <3 !!!! 28/05/15
-Added Graves because I forgot about him *stupid me* + changed a few typos. 19/06/2015

-Added another team (#6) in the wombo combo section + added spirit visage vs banshee's

-Added Pre-season 6 10/11/15

-Im back, updated mastery page 14/12/2017

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