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Skill usage

  • Powerball.png Powerball can interrupt jump moves such as JaxSquare.png Jax's Leap Strike.png Leap Strike or TristanaSquare.png Tristana's Rocket Jump.png Rocket Jump mid-jump.
  • Defensive Ball Curl.png Defensive Ball Curl increases RammusSquare.png Rammus's armor, which increases his damage due to Spiked Shell.png Spiked Shell by 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30.
  • Powerball.png Powerball can be used as an effective escape mechanism. It also has a slight knock-back effect, and this allows for you to run into pursuers to momentarily disable them.
  • As Powerball.png Powerball speeds up continuously after the initial cast, it's sometimes better to let it speed up in a brush before rolling at someone.
  • Flash.png Flash can be used while in Powerball.png Powerball to jump across a minion wave to catch your opponent off-guard.
  • Powerball.png Powerball can hit stealthed champions such as TwitchSquare.png Twitch, ShacoSquare.png Shaco, AkaliSquare.png Akali, or EvelynnSquare.png Evelynn, dealing damage and knocking them back. It will also work against a Camouflage.png Camouflaged TeemoSquare.png Teemo, knocking him out of stealth. This can be useful for chasing them if they go stealthed at low health.
  • You can use Powerball.png Powerball then use Teleport.png Teleport to be at a high speed when reaching your destination. This is also amazing in conjunction with Homeguard item.png Homeguard.
  • Powerball.png Powerball will damage and slow enemies reviving from pseudo death (Guardian Angel item.png Guardian Angel or ZileanSquare.png Zilean's Chrono Shift.png Chrono Shift) or Zhonya's Hourglass item.png Zhonya's Hourglass, granting an easy kill.
  • Puncturing Taunt.png Puncturing Taunt can be used on enemies pushing your turret to make them attack you and causing the turret to attack them. It can also be used to take the focus off more squishy allies, allowing them to deal more damage than they would have had they been the focused target.
  • Puncturing Taunt.png Puncturing Taunt can also be used to "pull" enemies towards your team as an enemy will be forced to get into attack range to hit you. This is more effective with melee champions whose attack range is shorter than ranged ones.
  • When using Tremors.png Tremors, you can use all your spells to keep enemies in range of this spell in order to maximize damage. This is possible because the ultimate is not channeled.
  • Tremors.png Tremors affects turrets, making RammusSquare.png Rammus a very good pusher, especially late game when he can tank the turret for his team.
    • Backdooring is a simple matter because you can easily use Powerball.png Powerball to run away before enemies catch up.
  • RammusSquare.png Rammus can use Tremors.png Tremors while using Powerball.png Powerball, making it very useful for destroying towers or champions that are low on health and escaping.

Build usage

Building armor is necessary to put Spiked Shell.png Spiked Shell to good use. Having a lot of armor will still result in a large amount of damage. However, do not disregard building magic resistance, as your high armor stat means nothing to the enemy team's AP mages. It can however be argued that building health will synergize better with the free armor and magic resistance provided by Defensive Ball Curl.png Defensive Ball Curl.

Jungling

RammusSquare.png Rammus is a strong jungler, with exceptional ganks. Powerball.png Powerball allows him to initiate ganks suddenly, and Puncturing Taunt.png Puncturing Taunt is a strong CC ability with a fairly long duration.

Recommended builds

Summoner's Rift
Starting Hunter's Machete item Health Potion item5 Sweeping Lens item
Essential Boots of Mobility Homeguard item Spirit of the Ancient Golem item Sunfire Cape item Frozen Heart item
Offensive Randuin's Omen item Thornmail item
Defensive Locket of the Iron Solari item Warmog's Armor item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item Sight Ward item
The Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Nomad's Medallion item Health Potion item Mana Potion item
Essential Doran's Shield item Ninja Tabi item Aegis of the Legion item
Offensive Wit's End item Atma's Impaler item Talisman of Ascension item
Defensive Thornmail item Sunfire Cape item Randuin's Omen item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Crystal Scar
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Shield item2 Health Potion item2
Essential Ninja Tabi item Aegis of the Legion item Sunfire Cape item
Offensive Wit's End item Atma's Impaler item
Defensive Frozen Heart item Randuin's Omen item Thornmail item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Twisted Treeline
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Shield item
Essential Ninja Tabi item Aegis of the Legion item Sunfire Cape item
Offensive Wit's End item Atma's Impaler item Grez's Spectral Lantern item
Defensive Frozen Heart item Randuin's Omen item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item

Countering

  • Avoid attacking RammusSquare.png Rammus while his Defensive Ball Curl.png Defensive Ball Curl is active.
  • Try to purchase tenacity items early to reduce the duration of his taunt from his Puncturing Taunt.png Puncturing Taunt.
  • Try casting a slow or stun when he uses Powerball.png Powerball so that way RammusSquare.png Rammus cannot initiate with his full combo by using Puncturing Taunt.png Puncturing Taunt, Defensive Ball Curl.png Defensive Ball Curl and Tremors.png Tremors straight after hitting a target with Powerball.png Powerball.
    • Be aware that crowd control abilities will not stop RammusSquare.png Rammus's Powerball.png Powerball while it is active, but will slow/stun/snare him in place, allowing you to potentially dodge the attack.
  • RammusSquare.png Rammus is an excellent counter to all AD carries due to his Defensive Ball Curl.png Defensive Ball Curl and tendency to build high armor. It is wise to have a mage or a hybrid champion (e.g. JaxSquare.png Jax or AkaliSquare.png Akali) take him down.
  • Building armor penetration items like Last Whisper item.png Last Whisper and The Black Cleaver item.png The Black Cleaver will reduce the effectiveness of his armor, allowing you to deal more damage to him.
    • The Black Cleaver is especially effective agaisnt Rammus, as it reduces his armor, thus reducing the AD he gains from his passive.
  • If RammusSquare.png Rammus is building AP don't let your guard down, Powerball.png Powerball and Tremors.png Tremors have decent AP ratios and low cooldowns.
  • Although picking AP champions can make 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.png Veigar and GalioSquare.png Galio to counter that.
  • Quicksilver Sash item.png Quicksilver Sash is an excellent item against Rammus. Not only this item get rid of his taunt, but it also has magic resistance to reduce the magic damage that Rammus does with his abilities.
  • Apart from AP champions, AD champions who have abilities that deal magic or true damage, such as DariusSquare.png Darius, MasterYiSquare.png Master Yi and VayneSquare.png Vayne can be good options against Rammus, as armor is a less effective option to deal with them.
  • One of RammusSquare.png Rammus biggest strengths as a jungler is his strong ability to gank lanes thanks to his Powerball.png Powerball and Puncturing Taunt.png Puncturing 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.png Elise, XinZhaoSquare.png Xin Zhao, EvelynnSquare.png Evelynn, ShacoSquare.png Shaco, ViSquare.png Vi, and LeeSinSquare.png Lee Sin.
    • His jungle wave is 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 Rammus.

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