Amumu is back in the LoL meta in a completely new role: bot lane support. So why is the Sorrowful Mummy so powerful, let’s learn this new gameplay with Game4v:
I. Overview of Amumu
Amumu is a sturdy tank with a very good set of stats and skills for the bot lane support. In the laning phase, Amumu is a hard counter to popular ADCs in the meta like Zeri, Ashe, Kalista, etc. with the E – Fury passive, when you successfully activate Aftershock, you only get about 30 damage per hit and take almost no damage from minions, Amumu becomes invulnerable early in the game. Not only has the buffalo, Amumu also has an impressive long-range control ability with 2 stacks of Q – Bandage Toss for up to 2 seconds Stun. Because it’s split into 2 controls, the nature of this skill will be very different from other controls like Morgana’s Shadow Lock – which can easily be solved with a Purge situation, Amumu will always be sure to keep. foot the opponent even if he tries to struggle. In combat, Amumu will have the divine combo Moon God Shoulder Armor + Cursed Smash that strengthens the team up to nearly 20% bonus damage. The Bandage Toss phase combined with R – Curse of the Sorrowful Mummy will make all enemies hit “fly color” in an instant.
II. Skills, Summoner Spells, Gems and Equip
Q – Bandage Toss will be the first move to max out, obviously this will be Amumu’s main fighting tool, with a range of up to 1100, double the attack range of most ADCs, 2000 flight speed (equivalent to Ezreal’s Q – Mystic Shot), only needed to be used exactly once, it is very difficult for the enemy to escape from you.
W – Desperation helps you to regenerate the passive of Cursed Smash and deal a decent amount of damage but with this play you won’t have much energy to maintain Despair continuously, so just get one skill point ability at level 3 and then maxed out at last.
E – Fury is Amumu’s comprehensive Attack – Defense tool, while giving a fixed damage reduction regardless of how much Armor Penetration the opponent has, the passive of this move is still significantly reduced. Combined with the equipment of Ice Heart and Amumu’s huge armor, it is difficult for the effect gunners to finish this mummy quickly. Maximize this skill 2nd after Q.
R – Curse of the Sorrowful Mummy is one of the biggest control moves in League of Legends, a Q – R combo that holds the entire enemy team or at least stuns an enemy for up to 3.5 seconds making Amumu both terrifying in the game. teamfights, as well as a lurking danger for split pushers2. Summoner Spells
Flash: A mandatory summoner spell for all positions, especially for Amumu when he can combine with both Q, E and R very effectively. An R+Flash combo will surprise the enemy so much that they won’t have time to react
Ignite: With a good 2vs2 champion, Amumu is not afraid to bring Ignite to win enough with the opponent, extremely effective when dealing with quick recovery support champions.
Exhaustion: The plan to counter the Kalistas or assassins who aim to assassinate your gunner.
3. Gem Board
Aftershock will turn you into a resistant monster from the beginning, the bonus armor and magic resistance is too large and extremely easy to activate with Amumu’s multi-control kit. This is definitely a super gem you can use in every match. Picks like Fountain of Life and Simple Shot will both deal damage and provide healing when attacking targets that have been held back by Amumu. If you encounter opponents with 2 sources of physical damage in the bottom lane, use 2 armor gems to enjoy the opponent’s helplessness when trying to kill this mummy.
Moon God Shoulder Armor (2500 gold): provides Armor, Magic Resist, Health and Skill Regen for only 2500 gold, but the value of this equipment is from the passive Illumination, after immobilizing enemies, increase damage taken by enemies from all sources by 9%, in an ideal case a ult that takes down 5 enemies will increase the total damage of the squad by 45%, magic damage alone will Deals 50% more true damage.
Zhony Hourglass (2600 gold): continues to be a cheap item suitable for the support position, possesses the strongest activation effect in the game, extremely good component equipment, early on Seeker Armor to Start accumulating armor or Stopwatch early to outplay early game fights. Towards the end of the game, when you have rushed into the Q + R combo, turn on the W skill and then use the Hourglass to both be immortal and deal continuous damage to the opponent.
Armor of Thorns (2700 gold): too suitable for Amumu’s skill set, he will easily activate the maximum Heal Reduction effect of Thorn Armor, and also, with a large amount of armor, the attacks of the enemy Aiming at Amumu will also take quite a bit of damage back. If you have a match with Yuumi, Soraka, etc., go to the Cloak of Thorns to help your teammates keep the pace of equipment advancement.
Shoes: Choose shoes according to the progress of the match, Barbed Shoes or Mercury Shoes when needed to counter the opponent’s source of damage, Ionian Enlightenment Boots to continuously immobilize enemies.
Ice Heart (2500 gold): Too cheap and too strong, just from the amount of added stats, this equipment is worth up to 2700 gold. And besides that is a powerful passive Reduces attack speed of all nearby enemies by 20%, of course, while in Hourglass state, this bj page will still work. Once there is a certain amount of health, Iceheart’s second passive reduces additional damage taken from attacks.
Nature Armor (2900 gold): Relatively good quality for Amumu, adding Magic Resistance and Movement Speed to help the mummy live longer against damage from mages.
Amumu is a very hot and quality tanker, always make sure to have the necessary equipment before starting to fight because the Sorrowful Mummy will be quite inferior to strong early game support champions like Leona, Braum , Alistar,… Amumu will only be strong when combined with good teammates and deal magic damage, so call your teammates to choose the right cards and then the Sorrowful Mummy will sow all opponents.
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