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Rammus Statistics for camsmith9

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

Value
Average
Games Played
75
2
Win %
52
45
Kills
4.4
4.0
Assists
9.7
9.9
Deaths
5.1
5.8
KA:D Ratio
2.7
2.4
Gold Earned
11.1K
9.9K
Creep Score
145.0
120.6
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Generally flash and tp are the ones you want. If you are up against a healer you might want tp and ignite or flash/ghost ignite. Irelia, aatox, maybe Floria you might want ignite. Alternatively if you dont think you can get to their carries you might be best off without flash and just peel the carries on your team

New Runes Back to Top

 

Masteries Back to Top

Top Rammus doesnt have a great keystone at the moment. 


With ADCs getting a fat steamer put on their ability to carry a game, Rammus, the counter to that is having a hard time in the top lane. Originally I went colossus keystone and although the %health is great and the fact ram has two hard cc abilities it is fairly easy to proc. The downside is it is very difficult to hit more than 1 or two with powerball and taunt applies the colossus affect only once. This combined with the fact that it is a 30-45 sec cd meaning it will only proc once in the fight means its no longer a game winner for you. 

Right now I think the best option is deathfire. Rammus's w and passive gives him massive amount of ad but even then the added damage isnt super, its just the best of a bad bunch of keystones for him. All in all if you get the full 8 seconds on your ult, you'd end up doing about 400-450 to whoever you are sticking too. In a team fight this can be pretty useful + the magic pen helps a lot. 

Of your other options - you can go thunderlords if you your team is more a picks based comp. 

Is there a reason why you shouldnt get a hard on over the defensive tree?
 1. the stats aren't that great - a once per 45 second sheila isnt super. The legendary guardian gives you a max of 12 armor and mr which is fark all for a rammus who goes into team fights mid game with 400 armor. 
2. Match ups -
I think Rammus has a tough time moving in and out of trades. you either go in and stay in or dont go in at all. Opponents in top lane either have the range or movement on you (the cc from powerball / taunt isnt enough to keep a riven with you in lane in a 1 v 1). The other variation is usually Darius who beats you in extended trades and then kills you if you want to fight him 1 v 1.

Friends I wish I had better news. Top Rammus is having a hard time at the moment. He still should win the easy trades but his usefulness is dampened right now. 

Abilities Back to Top

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

W is your best move. 

A max taunt is best for team situations 
Q early helps with last hitting at tower which is where you do most of your farming early. Level three you can either go another w if you are just farming or the e if you are getting a gank.

in lane, unless its a ranged champ like Jayce you should save your ball for last. If the fight isnt going well you have an escape (even if you hit them it gives a stun and slow) and if the fight does go well you can chase when they run. 


Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Start vs anyone

Core Items

    These are the two items you should buy in every game. Mid game with these two items gives you enough health and dmg to 2 v 1 against ad champs.
    Against ranged ap.
    Against melee ad (diana / fizz)

Situational Items

    Crit people like tryn, yas
    If you are peeling against tanks and are comfortable with your level of mr. Will get it as a last item when you don't want to go life steal and still need to kill tanks. Alternatively if they are pretty much all ad / only have a melee ap champ (kat) you can usually do away with buying MR and just go for armor and magic pen.
    At some point vs a tanky team you need a tank killer / sustain item (like for a last item) . The best Mr item is generally spirit visage so if you are peeling in long fights its best. To compliment that with some lifesteal is good. You will usually get more from hex tech but it depends on who you are peeling from (tank vs assassin). Keep in mind that the life steal items are your last item and you only choose one.
    Vs all ad
    Generally your best boots. Keep in mind with your thorn its not always a bad thing to be taking extra dmg on autos cause you refund 15% of it
    Usually only if they are full ap
    This can be a good item to use while your w is on cd. Id only get it late game
Basic overview of Ram games. 

Rammus is strongest mid game once he has a thorn mail and a sunfire so play it safe till then and late game you mostly want to peel unless you can kill the adc with a flash taunt / joke. 

Early game 

His early game could be strong as he wins most trades with W but the issue with trades like that is that you are at risk of getting ganked because you will push your lane. Your q isnt really that great in getting you out of those situations (if they just flash on your q its a 2 v 1 and your usually fucked and your movespeed is low without it. My advice is to hold off on being a lane bully till your level 6. farm at your tower and don't take dumb shots even if it means getting 20 farm behind its worth it. If you are farming off your tower and not taking shots wait for their jg to pop up somewhere and then try to bully the top for a couple of waves just with the intention of not dying and shoving your lane so you can back. Once you are six this is much easier but I would recommend you hold off a little on his ult and just go in for a few quick trades first. If you ult and youre kited without doing damage (which its hard to do until you get to level 8 with a level 2 taunt) you won't really be able to pressure the lane enough if they still have their ult (bascially you could die).

It might take a few backs to get your first item be it thorn mail, sunfire or zzrot and you may get a bit behind in farm which is 'ok'.

Mid game 

Once you have your first item the lane goes one of two maybe 3 ways. Either youre versing a kent who you pump hard like Irelia, Jax you just work towards getting them to be 1/3 or half health call for your jungle and dive. If you have an ignite you can dive against full health champs if you have vision of their jg and you have ignite / sums up with thorn and the fire part of the sunfire. 

If you cant just dive them (riven is now in this category) you need to play macro plays. If I verse champions where I don't think I can dive for kills so people like Ekko, Riven, Tanks you want to talk to your team at least a minute prior so they are ready for a couple of things. One option is to push your lane and roam to mid if you know they haven't got wards covering it. If you communicate with jg you can usually flash in fo
r a kill under tower. Another option is to get your jg or sup to deep deep ward into the enemy jungle. You can TP and dive looking for a quick kill on sup or adc. Ideally you would want to know where their jg is and if there are any Teleports up on their team first but if not just secure the one kill with the dive and back (even if you can get 2 kills think is it worth it if you also lose two or a tower). 

Lastly an option that we don't really like to talk about. If you are in a match up where for whatever reason you are getting gutter stomped or really really out sustained. Just keep that early game going as long as you can. Buy a zzrot and sunfire items and ask jg to focus other lanes (cause you won't be doing shit). Vlad / karma might be in this category because your thorn or sunfire won't really help you. Its just about damage control. 

Late game 

Try to fight around when you have flash. If you can get to the ADC its always temping but remember at the end game (unlike mid) you do need some of your team to be able to follow up. If you flash taunt the adc and your team isnt in a position to go hard on them i.e zoned by gp or a hec then you will lose the fight and your team will hate you and you will never find a wife. 

Most fights try to work around objectives and peel your carries in team fights trying to work around absorbing dmg when you have w up. 
If you are going in tell your team before hand that you will and who you will be going hard on. 

Be very careful splitting. If they have assassins your fight could be over before your tp works. 

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Aatrox
    Easy
  • Akali
    Easy
  • Camille
    Medium
  • Cho'Gath
    Hard
  • Darius
    Medium
  • Diana
    Easy
  • Dr. Mundo
    Hard
  • Ekko
    Medium
  • Fiora
    Easy
  • Fizz
    Easy
  • Galio
    Medium
  • Gangplank
    Medium
  • Garen
    Hard
  • Gnar
    Medium
  • Hecarim
    Easy
  • Illaoi
    Hard
  • Irelia
    Easy
  • Jax
    Easy
  • Jayce
    Easy
  • Karma
    Hard
  • Kayle
    Hard
  • Kennen
    Medium
  • Kled
    Medium
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Maokai
    Medium
  • Mordekaiser
    Easy
  • Nasus
    Medium
  • Nautilus
    Easy
  • Olaf
    Medium
  • Pantheon
    Easy
  • Poppy
    Medium
  • Quinn
    Hard
  • Riven
    Medium
  • Ryze
    Medium
  • Shaco
    Easy
  • Shen
    Easy
  • Singed
    Medium
  • Tahm Kench
    Medium
  • Teemo
    Medium
  • Trundle
    Hard
  • Tryndamere
    Easy
  • Urgot
    Medium
  • Vladimir
    Hard
  • Volibear
    Medium
  • Yasuo
    Medium

VS

Aatrox

Easy

Word to the wise. This guy needs to be kept in check. You can have all the armor and thorn mails you want but come late game if you don't keep him in line during the game he will kill you in front of your family. 


Basically you need ignite here and its fairly simple. Stormraiders is an option but to be honest I've never tried it out in this match up. 
Basic rule of thumb is farm up your thorn mail (you can be less pussy about farming cause you really do stomp him early). Once you have thorn Just keep asking for tanks and going in on him. Don't be stupid about his passive and buying one of these bad boys helps 3123.png but you may not need it till late game. Get your thorn, sunfire and 3047.png then make up your mind. This is a situation that only really tryn and maybe a split pushing top noc could put you in. You don't really want to help your team, you just want to punish aatox so stay with him and keep rotating to where he is. 

VS

Akali

Easy

Just save your taunt for her in team fights. She is actually hard to kill without your team so an idea is to get zzrot and sunfire first and just push her out of lane. After lane, your job is to peel her off your team. If she snowballs things get hard. 

VS

Camille

Medium

Camille is pretty op atm. You have to play safe till you get your thorn by which point you may be down on farm and maybe a level. This + her ability to shield and kite means that you won't be able to walk up and gutter stomp her like you do with other ad champs. You still win trades with thorn but you won't win a 2 v 1 if the jungle comes to support her. You also cant tower dive without help. I'll update this when I get some more experience against her but you may want to opt for a ignite instead of teleport in there to help with your dmg.

VS

Cho'Gath

Hard

Cho actually can pump you. Go sunfire first then probably some merc treads. Depending on the team dynamics this might be the go3151.png3083.png3512.png3111.png3068.png3075.png with the thorn coming in after zz and sunfire and boots. 


Don't expect to win this lane but if you get Ganks you might be able to get an early tower and slow his stacks. 

VS

Darius

Medium

I think its an easy match up but still he can 2 v 1 if you misplay from a fairly early time. Id go 3751.png3075.png as your first items. While I don't recommend you going toe to toe with him 1 v 1 he is easy to gank and he pushes the lane so that can happen fairly easily. 


Its a medium difficulty just because I think if you haven't played rammus a lot you cant just walk in and bully him and win. You have to be smart about how you do things.

VS

Diana

Easy

She's an auto attack champ. Your thorn still roots her in a rough way but id go 3751.png3075.png depending on the junglers. 

VS

Dr. Mundo

Hard

Just got to hold the lane here. You probably want ignite and tp for sums. He beats you in 1 v 1s no question but you may be more useful in teamfights depending on how good he is. 3083.png Consider a warmogs for lane phase. Just lets you deal with the odd cleaver to the face and farm under your turret. 

VS

Ekko

Medium

Not really a medium match up either. You cant really bully so just farm up for a 3068.png and look to gank for others. He cant kill you and you cant kill him unless you fuck up.

VS

Fiora

Easy
3075.png3068.png14.png = murder. 

Sure you can wreck her early but you can get ganked easier than her. Wait until youre 6 and bully her then. Once you have a thorn think about getting a kill. The key thing is to time your ignite right. It has to be later in the fight and if she blocks it and your under a tower you will get very embarrassed so either wait for jungler, Wait till she uses it or don't dive her (but do dive her)

VS

Fizz

Easy

Autoattack champ you can win with 3751.png

VS

Galio

Medium
3068.png3512.png and roam. neither of you should kill each other

VS

Gangplank

Medium

Fun match up. I think its easy to lane but he can still get fed by Ulting bot in a gank. His barrels ignore 40% of your armor and they aren't super easy to dodge with rammus being a choad and all.3751.png3075.png. He also has a working cleanse that is a pain but it just means you have to be a bit more patient with your taunt. 


You should win lane. Late game his barrels and ult can kill your team if you set up fights in small areas. 

VS

Garen

Hard

He beats you but he shouldnt kill you and you can be more important to your team than he can.3068.png3075.png

VS

Gnar

Medium

You need the lane to go on for long enough for you to get a thorn. He is hard to catch . Avoid fighting him early when he has his transformation but try to come in later when its just about out. You can dive him with a jungler and flash up but it will take a few summoners. Again with thorn and sunfire you can take him largely out of team fights. 

VS

Hecarim

Easy

VS

Illaoi

Hard
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Unfortunetly the key to beating him is in speed (to dodge his stuff) But you will still need thorn sunfire first. You can win with Ganks sometimes. 

VS

Irelia

Easy

lol14.png take ignite, you don't have to but it helps. You can completely stomp this lane. 

VS

Jax

Easy

Very very easy / near impossible to lose. Just follow him when lane finishes. 

VS

Jayce

Easy

You can lose this lane very badly and still be better than him in midgame. You do need some follow up from youre team but just let then know ahead of time. If they cant follow you in you'll need picks. 


engage early not after a minute of getting poked.

VS

Karma

Hard

hard but not impossible. Karma is a great champ with many options. stay healthy and ask for Ganks

VS

Kayle

Hard

VS

Kennen

Medium

he comes in close for his ult. just try to minimise the poke you take. team fights either catch him early to initiate or encourage fights in broad spots. 

VS

Kled

Medium

The kiting he can do can mess you up if you play it wrong. I would go for trades once you get 6 but never all in without help.

VS

Malphite

Easy

farm lane. 3751.png3512.png. try to push him out. If he's without tp then push and set up tanks in other lanes

VS

Maokai

Medium

chairman mao. sabe as malphite really. neither can kill. Its a matter of pushing and rotating out. The way he is at the moment he had better sustain that you and will probs win trades in lane. You need to get a zzrot, sunfire and thorn before you start to do ok. I think its more about picking the right fight.

VS

Mordekaiser

Easy

treat this the same as versing a tank. He is easier cause he is easier to gank.

VS

Nasus

Medium

ok lane phase is probably medium for you easy for him. Change youre masteries so you have the tenacity points there. You just got to go at him like a spider monkey all game. Make him back frequently. Get to lane, taunt w whenever he wants a stack. Wave will push to his tower which he'll be happy about and you have to make things happen elsewhere after that. talk to your team is important to key up where you will be and when. If it goes late you really have nothing else to stop the dawg. 

VS

Nautilus

Easy

Same category as malphite and Mao. Sunfire first and work from there. You will want thorn mail for mid game but you may not get it. Rotations are important but the basic is farming well, pushing your lane and getting up with cs. 

VS

Olaf

Medium

Medium match up but I haven't ever lost to an olaf in lane and I used to play against a guy who was an olaf only main in mid diamond a fair bit. I don't know why this is the case because ability wise a guy who does firetruck loads of true damage and can be immune to cc it shouldnt happen. I just went tp and ignite and always waited for a gank or him to initiate. Even though I've never lost to one the ones I won were still hard. 

VS

Pantheon

Easy

Man I hate pantheon players. He can kill you early but not late unless he snowballs off other lanes. 3075.png3068.png. He has a shield and a stun so you have to be careful diving him. Its fine just to keep pressure. If he doesnt have a kill by the end of lane you have won. Keep the lane pushed after six and talk to your team whenever he isnt there. Its better for them to miss a small amount of cs than to get killed by him 

VS

Poppy

Medium

Poppy is a tank who is fairly unkillable was rammus now. Personal rant is that the new poppy is super boring and I miss the uniqueness of the old poppy who couldn't do as much will all lanes but more with a small few. You can pretty much just ignore her in team fights. Just push and rotate. She cant push as much as you can. 

VS

Quinn

Hard

Actually a hard match up. She can kill you and you have a hard time sticking to her. Its a winnable lane but its hard. Later on you can kill her in team fights fairly easy. Careful of your team split pushing. 

VS

Riven

Medium

Really good match up. The new masteries are interesting. She does better against you with colossus now than with other masteries but I think it makes her weaker later on. 

I think if you are playing a really good riven they are hard to kill cause they don't waste their escapes to hurt you. 

These days Id go TP and flash. you'll get behind in farm early but once youre six just bully him shove and back and get your thorn.  You can dive her if she's low and you have vision of their jungle but really you will probably just try to deny, push and roam. As long as she doesnt get kills you win. For this reason I often ask for no banks pre 6. 

VS

Ryze

Medium

Ryze is kind of like a champ you can ignore in laning phase once you get a 3512.png. it is harder for rammus compared to other champs but laning phase should be fairly easy. You should be able to push him out. He will boost his tear stacks but and be a pain later on in game. If he is the only threat its not so bad cause you can catch up fairly easy and just let your team know what you are doing and secure the kill. If its a ryze plus other people to worry about it gets harder. I think it helps to have an assassin in your team somewhere

VS

Shaco

Easy

Probably best not to get Ganks. Just walk into a spot you think has boxes with your w on. His clear sucks so you can push him out. If he's AP with his boxes you should just be too tank for him to take you down. If he's ad which i haven't versed as rammus I'd imagine he'd be rooted. 


He can get ahead a few ways - he starts at your buff and steals (So wait there for him), he sets up boxes hoping he will get ganked and kill your jungle who goes in hard for him. 



VS

Shen

Easy

He's got better sustain and roam than you but his clear sucks. Keep him pushed post 6 and keep an eye on him if he wants to gank bot. When you have to back tell your team you cant stop the shen ult and to back away if they think they are in shit. Because his clear sucks you can just push his lane and get farm. Ignore him in team fights. 

VS

Singed

Medium

He pushes to your tower but you don't really have issues tanking an entire wave and farming off that. If you are under your tower he cant really fling you cause you have taunt. Team fights he can 1 v 1 you but thats not going to happen. If your jungle wants to gank give him a chance but don't chase him. Usually can get kills if you control the wards top/ have knowledge of whats warded and when. Try for a kill but if it doesnt work just bail. He's built upon people chasing. If its 1 v 1 in lane its pretty much a stale mate with him slightly up. Still build armor in this match up because you'll be tanking waves while he farms behind you turret. This farming spot can put your jungle at risk of 2v 1 invades. There isnt much you can do if it gets to mid and thats the case. Just ward. 

VS

Tahm Kench

Medium

Easy in lane. Treat him like a mao. Ignore him and just shove. He can eat you and spit you into his tower so care there. Later on in team fights he is super annoying because he can eat his teammate and bail them out once you already got a taunt on the them. 

VS

Teemo

Medium

Easy match up but you need Ganks and you need them early. later lane goes the harder it is. Basically if you have flash and a jungle who does some damage you are sweet. If you get no Ganks you lose this one. Consider boots early

VS

Trundle

Hard

You can actually win but its rare and is usually the result of him being bad and your team good. you'll need Ganks

VS

Tryndamere

Easy

Treat same as aatox. Just stay with him and keep him in check.

VS

Urgot

Medium

Not a fun lane but Ive never lost one. In saying that I've probably only versed about 3 Urgots. 

VS

Vladimir

Hard

Winnable but very hard. 3751.png3123.png get those two items and youre sweet. Mostly though, laning phase won't go for that long. 

VS

Volibear

Medium

just shove and farm. He does some big time damage and his passive is great. 

VS

Yasuo

Medium

Common match up atm. You just want to play it safe and hopefully get to your thorn earlier rather than later. I'd treat this like a riven match up. You have to play safe at the start and then bully him after 6. 

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