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Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Shield item Health Potion item2 Warding Totem item
Early Boots of Speed item Bami's Cinder item Chain Vest item
Essential Mercury's Treads item Sunfire Cape item Frozen Heart item
Defensive Randuin's Omen item Locket of the Iron Solari item Thornmail item
Situational Righteous Glory item Liandry's Torment item Abyssal Mask item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Iron item
Summoner's Rift (Jungler)
Starting Hunter's Talisman item Refillable Potion item Warding Totem item
Early Boots of Speed item Stalker's Blade item Bami's Cinder item
Essential Ninja Tabi item Stalker's Blade (Cinderhulk) item Abyssal Mask item
Defensive Gargoyle Stoneplate item Thornmail item Frozen Heart item
Situational Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Liandry's Torment item Randuin's Omen item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Iron item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Ring item Health Potion item2
Essential Doran's Ring item Sunfire Cape item Mercury's Treads item
Offensive Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Wooglet's Witchcap item Moonflair Spellblade item
Defensive Abyssal Mask item Frozen Heart item Righteous Glory item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Iron item
Twisted Treeline (Jungler)
Starting Hunter's Talisman item Hunter's Machete item Refillable Potion item
Essential Hunter's Potion item Stalker's Blade (Cinderhulk) item Boots of Mobility item
Offensive Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Wooglet's Witchcap item Moonflair Spellblade item
Defensive Abyssal Mask item Frozen Heart item Righteous Glory item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Iron item
Howling Abyss
Starting Guardian's Horn item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item3
Essential Mercury's Treads item Sunfire Cape item Abyssal Mask item
Offensive Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Liandry's Torment item Hextech Protobelt-01 item
Defensive Frozen Heart item Randuin's Omen item Locket of the Iron Solari item
Consumables Oracle's Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Iron item Corrupting Potion item

Tips

Playing As AmumuSquare Amumu
  • Amumu is highly dependent on teammates, so try laning with your friends for maximum effectiveness.
  • Cooldown Reduction on Amumu is very strong, but it's often difficult to itemize for it. Grab the Crest of Insight.png Crest of Insight whenever possible to gain Cooldown Reduction without sacrificing stats.
  • Despair Despair is very effective against other tanks, so make sure you're in range of opponents with the highest Health.
Playing Against AmumuSquare Amumu
  • Avoid bunching up with other allies when Amumu has his Curse of the Sad Mummy ultimate available.
  • Erratic movement, or hiding behind creep waves can make it difficult for Amumu to instigate a fight with Bandage Toss Bandage Toss.
  • Amumu's Despair Despair makes purchasing primarily Health items a risky proposition.

Tricks

Ability Usage
  • Cursed Touch Cursed Touch debuffs an enemy's magic resistance which makes Amumu and his allies do more magic damage to affected targets.
  • Bandage Toss Bandage Toss is Amumu's main initiation skill. He can use this as a gank/teamfight opener to get him into the fray or to provide mobility by dashing to minions/monsters to escape or simply to navigate over terrain.
    • During the time when an enemy champion is Stun icon stunned from Bandage Toss Bandage Toss, Amumu can basic attack first to apply Cursed Touch so that his and his allies' followup skills deal more damage.
  • Despair Despair can be used to clear minion waves or jungle camps. Its % health damage allows Amumu to deal significant damage to all kinds of enemies even without any damage items.
    • Despair Despair retains the same flat mana cost and cooldown no matter the skill's level. A high mana pool can allow him keep it on for extended periods of time.
  • Tantrum Tantrum deals AoE damage around Amumu and passively provides a bit of physical damage reduction. Its cooldown is also decreased whenever he is basic attacked.
    • This is the Sad Mummy's bread and butter for clearing camps and dealing damage. Since he also takes reduced damage, he can easily tank monster and minion attacks. This in turn lowers the ability's cooldown, which allows it to be spammed.
  • Curse of the Sad Mummy Curse of the Sad Mummy is a great peeling and/or lockdown tool as it can affect multiple enemies in a very large radius.
    • Optimally, it should be used right after Bandage Toss Bandage Toss to give enemies as little time as possible to react. It should also be used if multiple champions can be hit rather than just a single one.
    • Using the previously mentioned tactic, after the whole ensemble, Curse of the Sad Mummy Curse of the Sad Mummy can be added as a finisher or somewhere among the process to freeze targets with ease.
Mastery Usage
  • Amumu is a tank-ish loner who works proficiently in the jungle, attempting to find friends only to farm for levels and gank those who are in need of company. Therefore, he requires more resilience in battle with different choices through the three mastery trees.
  • Consider more ability power with Sorcery mastery 2016.png Sorcery and Natural Talent mastery 2016.png Natural Talent.
  • Increase defenses, especially for jungling with Unyielding mastery 2016.png Unyielding and Tough Skin mastery 2016.png tough Skin.
  • Amumu always needs a helping hand when ganking, therefore Expose Weakness mastery 2016.png Expose Weakness creates teamwork.
  • Oppressor mastery 2016.png Oppressor works with both the stun from Bandage Toss Bandage Toss and Cursed Touch Cursed Touch basic attack.
  • Thunderlord's Decree mastery 2016.png Thunderlord's Decree combined with Cursed Touch Cursed Touch provides a good deal of additional damage for early game. Come late game, and with good use of both his full ability rotation and Cursed Touch Cursed Touch, this mastery makes AmumuSquare Amumu a terrifying initiator capable of 100-0'ing most squishies, especially if he chooses to build AP and/or magic penetration.
  • Strength of the Ages mastery 2016.png Strength of the Ages is commonly seen on competitive jungle play. The additional health provided by the mastery allows a lot of flexibility in both items built and risks taken. It also solves AmumuSquare Amumu's weakness to poke/siege by late game as he can sustain himself by being close to a large minion/jungle monster as it dies.
Item Usage
Countering
  • Amumu can play well solo against all odds with high defenses, ability power and mana to consume.
  • Ensure there is plenty of coverage near brushes or behind walls with wards or other vision techniques to avoid potential ganks.
  • Bandage Toss Bandage Toss can cause major trouble so be on the move to avoid it.
  • Avoid standing too close to Amumu whilst Despair Despair is active as it cuts health by the second. Peel him off or excel his speed to escape.
  • In teamfights, Amumu will always aim the squishiest with Bandage Toss Bandage Toss followed by Curse of the Sad Mummy Curse of the Sad Mummy and all other skills which can cause major damage to all victims.
  • Try and build Mercury's Treads item Tenacity and magic resistance when facing him to ensure lesser stun and ability damage.
  • In the jungle, Amumu can engage half attacked neutral monsters to finish them off so pull them away from the camp.

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