Powerball can be used as an effective escape mechanism.
Using taunt on a champion by your tower can cause the tower to attack your enemy.
Tremors and 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.
Lay Waste is very strong at farming minions and harassing enemy champions.
Ask your allies to help point out when you should use Requiem to get kills in different lanes.
The Rammus Karthus synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Karthus, compared to his overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how his gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.
Overall, Rammus sees a large worsening in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Karthus. His KDA decreased from NaN to NaN. This drop shows that Karthus helps Rammus perform not as well in competitive LoL matches. Yet, the small difference demonstrates that this performance change is not very impactful.
When Rammus plays on the same team as Karthus, he gets a little increase in his total damage output. This difference could demonstrate that Karthus provides cover for him to deal more damage or that his allyship also helps extend the match's duration. Similarly, when Rammus is played together with Karthus on the same team, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees than when he plays alone. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing synergisticly with Karthus.
Additionally, when Rammus plays with Karthus on the same side, he on average takes more damage than when he fights alone. Getting dealt more damage may indicate that Karthus does a poor job of protecting Rammus during teamfights.
There is no ideal champion pairing for Rammus that will 100% of the time be his ideal teammate. Yet, Karthus is a very typical companion for Rammus. By locking into the same side as Rammus, he lowers their win rate by -0.6% to 49.9%. This proves that there is only a small bond between Rammus and Karthus that allows them to perform not as well together than without each other.
Karthus has a greater difficulty than Rammus. That means you should be careful when lining up Karthus teammates to play with, as they will have to have a greater level of skill to be able to work well with you.
Working together, Rammus players should expect to see an overall large increase in your team’s ability to to do a lot of AP damage. When paired, these champions are able to dish out a surprising amount of magic type damage.
In contrast, by aligning Rammus and Karthus together, you may not be giving your other teammates much sustained damage output. Make sure to include other champs on your team that neutralizes this disparity in this pairing's playstyle.
Regardless of the skill of your Karthus teammate, you need to focus on maximizing your gold income, warding to avoid ambushes, and clearing objectives. If you do this, you should do well anyway.
If you would like to truly master Rammus to work well with Karthus during both the early game and mid / late game phases of LoL, you should continue reading to gather additional tricks and insights into this champion pairing. If you listen to the build and tips presented above, you will grow your win rate by a lot.
The most crucial items to have in your Rammus and Karthus synergy build consist of Sunfire Aegis, Thornmail, and Force of Nature. When Rammus incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better when fighting alongside Karthus than with most other common builds. In fact, Rammus boasted an average winrate of 49.9% when playing alongside Karthus with these items in his kit.
To have the greatest chance of vanquishing your oponents, Rammus players should take the Aftershock, Font of Life, Conditioning, Unflinching, Triumph, and Legend: Alacrity runes from the Resolve and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune sets that we analyzed for this team composition, this combo of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 49.9% win rate overall.
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