Are you tired of playing the same boring jungle champions again and again in League of Legends: Wild Rift? It’s time to get your hands on a fun jungle champion as the beloved armordillo from League PC, aka Rammus, is now available in Wild Rift. If you’re a veteran League of Legends PC player, you might be aware of his abilities, item builds, and runes. However, don’t worry even if you haven’t played him before, as the game will recommend you keystones, summoner spells, and item builds that work best with Rammus.
Rammus is a tank champion with a lot of mobility and crowd-control ability, i.e., taunt in his kit. Pulling off ganks with Rammus is quite easy because of the small map in LoL Wild Rift. In case you’re wondering, building a ton of armor and magic resist is the smartest thing to do on Rammus. Thanks to his passive, ‘Spiked Shell,’ Rammus deals additional magic damage through his auto-attacks that scales with armor to both jungle monsters and enemy champions. Without further ado! Let’s talk about his other abilities.
Rammus’ primary ability is ‘Frenzying Taunt’ without a doubt. With this ability, he can taunt an enemy champion while increasing his Attack Speed for a short time. During the duration of the taunt, the enemy champion moves towards Rammus to basic attack. However, when playing Rammus, it’s best to max his second ability, ‘Defensive Ball Curl’ first, as it grants him bonus armor and magic resistance. Interestingly, this ability also returns some damage to the attacker hitting Rammus.
One thing that makes Rammus stand out from the rest of the jungle champions in Wild Rift is his insane mobility. His first skill, ‘Powerball,’ allows Rammus move at a crazy speed on the map and slows enemy champions on impact. Riot Games recently made changes to Rammus’ ultimate. He can now hop into the air and slam the ground with his ultimate ability, ‘Soaring Slam,’ and slow down enemy champions while dealing AOE damage. What’s even more interesting is that if this ultimate is cast while Rammus is in Powerball, enemies are knocked up near the center as well. Here’s how you should be maxing the abilities with Rammus!
- Powerball – Level 3/12/14/15
- Defensive Ball Curl – Level 1/4/6/7
- Frenzying Taunt – Level 2/8/10/11
- Soaring Slam – Level 5/9/13
It’s highly recommended that you max your second ability first with Rammus. It will help you sustain and fully clear the jungle monsters and increase your survivability in team fights. Now, let’s look at some of the strengths and weaknesses of Rammus.
Rammus is a very robust champion that can survive for a good amount of time in team fights with the right item build. The taunt from his third ability, ‘Frenzying Taunt,’ can turn out to be a game-changer in the later stages of the game. Hence you need to protect your ally mage and marksman in team fights; else, it’s pretty much game over if they get taunted. The mobility from his first ability, ‘Powerball,’ is super handy as it allows Rammus to either engage in a team fight or escape from a near-death situation.
Despite being a heavy tank, Rammus becomes a sitting duck once all the abilities go into cooldowns. In that situation, the enemy marksman or mage can easily deal damage to you from a distance while moving (referred to as kiting), and you’ll be dead in a matter of seconds. To get good in-game results with Rammus, you have to work on a few key elements like positioning and flanking, which takes a lot of practice.
You need 5500 blue motes or 725 wild cores to purchase Rammus in Wild Rift.
Recommended Keystones and Summoner Spells with Rammus
Summoner Spells: Flash + Smite or Ghost + Smite (For higher mobility)
Aftershock Setup: Aftershock + Weakness + Loyalty+ Pathfinder
Rammus Wild Rift – Item Build
- Sunfire Aegis
- Abyssal Mask
- Mercury’s Stoneplate / Swift Glory
- Spirit Visage
- Randuin’s Omen
- Deadman’s Plate
- Warmog’s Armor
Core Items in Rammus’s Jungle Build – Sunfire Aegis, Thornmail, Deadman’s Plate, and Mercury’s Stoneplate
Rammus’ Good and Bad Matchups
- Strong Against:
Even though Rammus is a tank champion, he can still kill any marksman or mage in 1v1 if played correctly. The AOE damage and taunt from his abilities is more than enough to get the job done. Overall, Rammus does well against assassin champions like Master Yi, Graves, Zed, Fiora, and Yasuo. His taunt can completely silence the gameplay potential of these champions. Also, Rammus can catch any champion off-guard and deal a ton of damage with his ability combos
- Weak Against:
While playing as Rammus, you need to be worried only when you’re playing against champions that have high armor and magic resistance like Dr. Mundo and Trundle. Another keynote to keep in mind is that Rammus struggles against champions with a life-steal ability in their kit, such as Olaf. Some other counters are Morgana, Vi, and Shyvana.
How Good is Rammus, the Armordillo in Wild Rift?
As mentioned already, Rammus can be dangerous because of the crowd-control ability in his kit. Due to a smaller map in League of Legends: Wild Rift compared to its PC counterpart, ganking can be a piece of cake at times. The mobility Rammus possesses increases the chances of pulling off a successful gank with him.
Moreover, he is extremely tanky and can absorb a ton of damage in team fights. Don’t forget the AOE damage in his kit; it can certainly turn the tide of the fight in favor of the ally team. Overall, Rammus is an A-tier champion, and you’ll be seeing more of him in both normal and ranked games.