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Rammus Champion Spotlight

Rammus Champion Spotlight

Recommended Items

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Shield item Health Potion item Warding Totem item
Early Boots of Speed item Bami's Cinder item Glacial Shroud item Chain Vest item
Essential Sunfire Cape item Dead Man's Plate item Ninja Tabi item
Defensive Frozen Heart item Randuin's Omen item Banshee's Veil item Thornmail item
Situational Righteous Glory item Rylai's Crystal Scepter 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 Stalker's Blade item Bami's Cinder item Boots of Speed item
Essential Stalker's Blade (Cinderhulk) item Dead Man's Plate item Ninja Tabi item
Defensive Frozen Heart item Thornmail item Randuin's Omen item Banshee's Veil item
Situational Righteous Glory item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Abyssal Mask item Locket of the Iron Solari item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Iron item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Shield item Health Potion item2
Early Bami's Cinder item Ninja Tabi item
Essential Sunfire Cape item Aegis of the Legion item
Defensive Dead Man's Plate item Frozen Heart item Locket of the Iron Solari item
Situational Righteous Glory item Iceborn Gauntlet item Randuin's Omen item
Consumables Health Potion item Refillable Potion item Elixir of Iron item
Twisted Treeline (Jungler)
Starting Hunter's Machete item Hunter's Talisman item Health Potion item3
Early Stalker's Blade item Bami's Cinder item Boots of Speed item
Essential Stalker's Blade (Cinderhulk) item Ninja Tabi item
Defensive Dead Man's Plate item Aegis of the Legion item Randuin's Omen item
Situational Iceborn Gauntlet item Abyssal Mask item Righteous Glory item
Consumables Health Potion item Refillable Potion item Elixir of Iron item
Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Guardian's Horn item Health Potion item2
Essential Locket of the Iron Solari item Thornmail item Ninja Tabi item
Offensive Wit's End item Talisman of Ascension item Zhonya's Hourglass item
Defensive Dead Man's Plate item Randuin's Omen item Sunfire Cape item Spirit Visage item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item Oracle's Extract item Elixir of Iron item

Tips

Playing As RammusSquare Rammus
  • Powerball Powerball can be used as an effective escape mechanism.
  • Using Frenzying Taunt taunt on a champion by your tower can cause the tower to attack your enemy.
  • Tremors Tremors and Defensive Ball Curl Defensive Ball Curl can be used late in the game to obliterate towers. If you're bogged down in a team fight, it is often valuable to break off and attack the buildings.
Playing Against RammusSquare Rammus
  • Pay particular attention to when his Defensive Ball Curl Defensive Ball Curl is off. RammusSquare Rammus has slightly lower stats than a normal tank when he's out of the stance.
  • RammusSquare Rammus often stacks high Armor, leaving him especially vulnerable to caster damage while not in Defensive Ball Curl Defensive Ball Curl.

Tricks

Ability Usage
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Countering
  • Be careful when attacking RammusSquare Rammus while his Defensive Ball Curl Defensive Ball Curl is active. The damage you deal may be your own undoing, especially if you are a basic attack based champion such as TryndamereSquare Tryndamere, VayneSquare Vayne, or YasuoSquare Yasuo.
  • Try to purchase Tenacity items early to reduce the duration of his Taunt icon taunt from his Frenzying Taunt Frenzying Taunt.
    • A champion like IreliaSquare Irelia who has natural Tenacity can be useful against RammusSquare Rammus due to the large number of allies he usually has with him whenever he engages.
    • Be careful, for even with fully-stacked-Ionian Fervor Ionian Fervor levels of tenacity, Frenzying Taunt Frenzying Taunt will last for up to over a second.
  • Try casting a Slow icon slow or Stun icon stun when he uses Powerball Powerball so that way RammusSquare Rammus cannot initiate with his full combo by using Frenzying Taunt Frenzying Taunt, Defensive Ball Curl Defensive Ball Curl and Tremors Tremors straight after hitting a target with Powerball Powerball.
    • Be aware that crowd control abilities will not stop RammusSquare Rammus' Powerball Powerball while it is active, but will Slow icon slow / Stun icon stun / Root icon snare him in place, allowing you to potentially dodge the attack.
  • RammusSquare Rammus is an excellent counter to all AD carries due to his Defensive Ball Curl Defensive Ball Curl and tendency to build high armor. It is wise to have a mage or a hybrid champion (e.g. JaxSquare Jax or AkaliSquare Akali) take him down.
  • Building armor penetration items like Lord Dominik's Regards item Lord Dominik's Regards and The Black Cleaver item The Black Cleaver will reduce the effectiveness of his armor, allowing you to deal more damage to him.
    • The Black Cleaver item The Black Cleaver is especially effective against RammusSquare Rammus, as it reduces his armor, thus reducing the AD he gains from his passive and the bonus damage from his Defensive Ball Curl Defensive Ball Curl.
    • Due to his Taunt icon taunt it may not be a good idea to duel him as a mage unless you can kite him.
  • If RammusSquare Rammus is building AP don't let your guard down, Powerball Powerball and Tremors Tremors have great AP ratios and low cooldowns.
  • Although picking AP champions can make RammusSquare Rammus less effective by forcing him to build magic resistance in addition to armor, be wary of picking too many AP champions, as the enemy can pick champions like VeigarSquare Veigar and GalioSquare Galio to counter that.
  • Quicksilver Sash item Quicksilver Sash is an excellent item against RammusSquare Rammus. Not only this item get rid of his Taunt icon taunt, but it also has magic resistance to reduce the magic damage that RammusSquare Rammus does with his abilities.
  • Apart from AP champions, AD champions who have abilities that deal magic or true damage, such as DariusSquare Darius can be good options against RammusSquare Rammus, as armor is a less effective option to deal with them.
  • One of RammusSquare Rammus biggest strengths as a jungler is his strong ability to gank lanes thanks to his Powerball Powerball and Frenzying Taunt Frenzying Taunt. However, as with most tank junglers, he is an extremely poor duelist. Consider playing junglers that excel in counter-jungling and dueling such as EliseSquare Elise, Xin ZhaoSquare Xin Zhao, EvelynnSquare Evelynn, ShacoSquare Shaco, ViSquare Vi, and Lee SinSquare Lee Sin.
    • His jungle clear is also very slow as well, and he'll most likely spend his time ganking lanes than farming. As such, farm based junglers should have no problems against RammusSquare Rammus.

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