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Skill usage

  •  Cursed Touch reduces magic resistance by up to 25. When going for the kill, make sure you get in at least one melee attack, as many champions only have 30 base magic resistance.
  • Refrain from spamming your skills early game, as it can lead to mana starvation.
  • Maxing  Bandage Toss last allows you to stack up damage with your other abilities early game. The length of the stun is the same at all levels of the skill.
  •  Bandage Toss can also be used through walls on neutral camps as an escape mechanism.
  • The Ancient Golem buff allows  Amumu, due to its mana regeneration, to keep  Despair activated almost indefinitely.
    •  Despair is very effective against other tanks, so make sure you're in range of the opponent's highest health champions.
    •  Despair has a 0.01 (1%) scaling. In game the tooltip only shows despair doing more % health damage per every 100 ability power. For example 500 AP = 5% health every second + 2.7% base and 24 additional MD at level 5.
  •  Tantrum's passive makes  Amumu a very hardy jungler.
  •  Amumu is a great jungler with  Despair and  Tantrum allowing for an easy and strong jungle.
    •  Amumu's pre-level 6 ganks are fairly strong, provided the lane is pushed. A pushed lane, teammates with closers and good damage or teammates with 2 or more Crowd Control abilities can often result in a kill, even against enemies with Flash. The key is to hit  Bandage Toss successfully for the stun, and pre-level 6, you will often only have 1 chance to do so. Bandaging from a bush straight to a target looks flashy, but often, teammates will not be able to fully maximize the damage they deal due to reaction time needed for your move. It can also be difficult to hit since enemies sometimes move in an unpredictable manner. A surer way of hitting  Bandage Toss is to walk towards the enemy from the opposite direction of your teammates, preferably after your teammates have engaged the enemy, which places the enemy within striking range for your teammates.  Bandage Toss is not cast until  Amumu is chasing the enemy unless the enemy and  Amumu's teammates are still engaged in battle by the time they are within range. When  Amumu is directly behind a fleeing enemy, it is easier to predict their path.
  •  Amumu's  Curse of the Sad Mummy, is crucial in team fights and can often be the deciding factor. You should try to have it ready for when a team fight breaks out. Always try to use  Curse of the Sad Mummy on as many enemies as possible while your team is in the vicinity.
  •  Amumu's  Curse of the Sad Mummy can be blocked by  Morgana's  Black Shield and other crowd control-preventing items/abilities.
  • Keep in mind that  Curse of the Sad Mummy does not stop enemy channeled abilities such as  Katarina's  Death Lotus or  Nunu's  Absolute Zero.
  • If you are running away from an enemy, you can  Bandage Toss over a wall to a neutral minion camp to pull yourself over the wall. It's not advised to do this if you cannot survive the aggro from the minions...unless it's been ten seconds since you were hit, and you can steal the enemy's kill by being Executed.
  • Using  Bandage Toss slightly before being knocked back by abilities will first kick  Amumu back and then pull him to the target hit.
  • It is possible to use  Tantrum to proxy with  Amumu.

Build usage

Recommend Items

Summoner's Rift
recommended items
Starting Hunter's Machete item Health Potion item5 Warding Totem item
Essential Spirit Stone item Mercury's Treads item Sunfire Cape item Spirit of the Spectral Wraith item
Offensive Abyssal Scepter item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Liandry's Torment item
Defensive Aegis of the Legion item Frozen Heart item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item Sight Ward item
The Howling Abyss
recommended items
Starting Boots of Speed item Guardian's Horn item
Essential Mercury's Treads item Sunfire Cape item Abyssal Scepter item
Offensive Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Shurelya's Reverie item Liandry's Torment item
Defensive Frozen Heart item Aegis of the Legion item Randuin's Omen item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Crystal Scar
recommended items
Starting Boots of Speed item Giant's Belt item
Essential Mercury's Treads item Sunfire Cape item Abyssal Scepter item
Offensive Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Blackfire Torch item Shurelya's Reverie item
Defensive Frozen Heart item Aegis of the Legion item Randuin's Omen item Odyn's Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Twisted Treeline
recommended items
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Ring item
Essential Blackfire Torch item Abyssal Scepter item Mercury's Treads item
Offensive Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Wooglet's Witchcap item Void Staff item
Defensive Sunfire Cape item Frozen Heart item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
 

Jungling

Items Runes Spells
Hunter's Machete
Health Potion x 5
GMarks (1) Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
GSeals (1) Greater Seal of Armor
GGlyphs (4) Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
GQuintessences (3) Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed

Smite


Flash
Skill Order Route Order Notes
 Despair
 Tantrum
 Tantrum
 Bandage Toss
 Blue golem
 Wolves
 Wraiths
 Red Lizard
 Small Golems
 Wraiths
 Bandage Toss can be used to get to monster camps faster.

Countering

  • Keep your team spread out while engaging  Amumu to avoid his strong area of effect damage and disruptive effect of his  Curse of the Sad Mummy.
    • Attempt to disengage from  Amumu as cleanly as possible after he uses  Curse of the Sad Mummy, heal up, and attack his team again. It is a major source of his power, and if it doesn't lead to a large victory for his team that the enemy can't recover from while it is cooling down,  Amumu, and his team, are much more vulnerable.
  • Use your minions as a shield against initiation with  Bandage Toss, but be aware that if he grabs a minion near you he can still initiate on you with his  Curse of the Sad Mummy.
  • While  Amumu has very good sustained damage, it requires him to be fairly close to the enemy and he has no inherent methods to stick onto enemies. After he uses his  Bandage Toss, he can be kited.
  • Favor magic resistance over stacking health to mitigate damage from  Despair and  Cursed Touch.
  • Amumu lacks an innate ability to heal himself and is most vulnerable to harassment as he cannot sustain himself.
  • Having Banshee's Veil is an effective way to prevent from getting snared from  Curse of the Sad Mummy. Another cheaper choice would be Quicksilver Sash.
  • If  Amumu is jungling, pick up Sight Wards in your lane to help prevent a potentially deadly fight. If you don't have wards, another great hint that he's ganking is if the opposing team in your lane suddenly turns aggressive, especially in a situation that would put them in a bad position.
    •  Amumu is a champion that especially synergizes well with teammates - as a result, he is fairly weak alone, and he is fairly lacking in the regard of escaping. Many popular junglers are easily able to beat  Amumu in a one-on-one fight - gain control of the river and jungle with wards can allow your jungler to locate and kill him.
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