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Tips

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

Tricks

Ability Usage
  • Cursed Touch.png 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.
  • It is generally agreed that Tantrum.png Tantrum should be maxed first. The flat attack damage reduction is most powerful early on, making minions and monsters very easy to clear and keeping Amumu's health topped up. Tantrum.png Tantrum also provides consistent damage output.
    • Maxing Bandage Toss.png Bandage Toss second offers good single-target damage, and enhances Amumu's crowd control due to its decreased cooldown. The length of the stun is the same at all levels of the skill.
    • Despair.png Despair is very effective against enemy champions with high health.
  • Bandage Toss.png Bandage Toss can also be used through walls on neutral camps as an escape mechanism.
  • The Crest of Insight.png Crest of Insight buff allows Amumu Amumu, due to its mana regeneration, to keep Despair.png Despair activated almost indefinitely.
    • Despair.png Despair has a 0.01 (1%) AP scaling. In-game the tooltip only shows Despair.png Despair doing more % health damage per every 100 ability power. For example 500 AP = 5% health every second + 2.7% base and 24 additional base damage at rank 5.
  • Tantrum.png Tantrum's passive makes Amumu Amumu a very hardy jungler.
  • Amumu Amumu is a great jungler with Despair.png Despair and Tantrum.png Tantrum allowing for an easy and strong jungle.
    • Amumu Amumu's pre-level 6 ganks are fairly strong, provided the lane is pushed. A pushed lane, teammates with gap closers and good damage or teammates with 2 or more Crowd Control abilities can often result in a kill, even against enemies with Flash.png Flash. The key is to hit Bandage Toss.png 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 the 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.png 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.png Bandage Toss is not cast until Amumu Amumu is chasing the enemy unless the enemy and Amumu Amumu's teammates are still engaged in battle by the time they are within range. When Amumu Amumu is directly behind a fleeing enemy, it is easier to predict their path.
  • Amumu Amumu's Curse of the Sad Mummy.png 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.png Curse of the Sad Mummy on as many enemies as possible while your team is in the vicinity.
  • Amumu Amumu's Curse of the Sad Mummy.png Curse of the Sad Mummy can be blocked by Morgana Morgana's Black Shield.png Black Shield and other crowd control-preventing items/abilities.
  • Keep in mind that Curse of the Sad Mummy.png Curse of the Sad Mummy does not stop enemy channeled abilities such as Katarina Katarina's Death Lotus.png Death Lotus or Nunu Nunu's Absolute Zero.png Absolute Zero.
  • If you are running away from an enemy, you can Bandage Toss.png 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.png Bandage Toss slightly before being knocked back by abilities will first kick Amumu Amumu back and then pull him to the target hit.
  • It is possible to use Tantrum.png Tantrum to proxy with Amumu Amumu.
Mastery Usage
  • Thunderlord&#039;s Decree mastery 2016.png Thunderlord's Decree combined with Cursed Touch.png Cursed Touch provides a good deal of additional damage for early game ganks. Come late game, with good use of his full ability rotation and Cursed Touch.png Cursed Touch, this mastery makes Amumu Amumu a terrifying initiator, capable of 100-0 most squishy targets, 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 builds and risk taking. It also solves Amumu 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
  • Keep your team spread out while engaging Amumu Amumu to avoid his strong area of effect damage and disruptive effect of his Curse of the Sad Mummy.png Curse of the Sad Mummy.
    • Attempt to disengage from Amumu Amumu as cleanly as possible after he uses Curse of the Sad Mummy.png 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 Amumu, and his team, are much more vulnerable.
  • Use your minions as a shield against initiation with Bandage Toss.png 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.png Curse of the Sad Mummy.
  • While Amumu 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.png Bandage Toss, he can be kited.
  • Favor magic resistance over stacking health to mitigate damage from Despair.png Despair and Cursed Touch.png Cursed Touch.
  • Amumu lacks an innate ability to heal himself and is most vulnerable to harassment as he cannot sustain himself.
  • Having Banshee&#039;s Veil item.png Banshee's Veil is an effective way to prevent from getting snared from Curse of the Sad Mummy.png Curse of the Sad Mummy. Another cheaper choice would be Quicksilver Sash item.png Quicksilver Sash.
  • If Amumu Amumu is jungling, pick up Vision Ward item.png Vision 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 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 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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