Looking for some Mundo advice

#1DottledPosted 11/22/2012 5:45:16 PM
Just picked him up finally after far too long. Doing quite well with him but unless I get a real good early gank or two then I feel kinda ineffective with him early on. I initially started boots+3 but I kept getting really quite low just from camps so I switched to cloth + 5 which seems to have helped a little.

I have been maxing W first but perhaps this is a bad thing to do due to the increased health loss? Also I've been playing around with rune pages, my normal AS reds + MS quints page and an AD and ArPen page but can't quite decide on which of the reds is best (I definitely like the MS quints). I've only used 9/21/0 masteries.

Been buying boots after cloth then HoG, mercs, then I've been kinda chopping and changing between building an aegis first for some cheapish tankiness, or rushing a mogs, or rushing an SV. Have never had the time yet to build FoN on him which I know would be nice (I think I have bought at least two of the previous items in every game so far though.)

I'm always quite flexible when it comes to buying items and tend to just try items on a new champ to get a feel for them, but with Mundo I just feel that I'm doing something quite wrong early game and so was just looking for some general tips and advice for him

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#2albinorhino004Posted 11/22/2012 5:51:27 PM
Personally, I just run 1/29/0. I use as blues since I have them, as reds (mundo doesn't need arpen at all, and gets free ad), and I personally run armor quints. Basically, you seem like have the right idea...
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#3XcZeus3469Posted 11/22/2012 5:53:30 PM
start cloth +5 so you dont lose as much health early on, get boots, HoG, SV, then build according to game flow
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#4ssj98_gotenksPosted 11/22/2012 5:54:53 PM

Former mundo main here.

Boots + 3 because his ganks are awesome wut r u doin

Max E first. Max W last. Jesus christ.

AS Reds and MS Quints are great, but mundo really likes Armor Quints.

FoN will be removed soon. Getting a Warmogs early will be what's up again.

Learn how to save HP whenever possible. Always hit the blue wraith first. Deactive W when a single auto attack will kill the little wraiths anyway.
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#5ssj98_gotenksPosted 11/22/2012 5:55:18 PM
By the way going cloth sucks because it doesn't build into anything you want ever
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#6KirbixPosted 11/22/2012 6:00:13 PM
ssj98_gotenks posted...
By the way going cloth sucks because it doesn't build into anything you want ever

This post kills me. This guy doesn't build randuins on mundo. I would ignore his whole post, personally.
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#7ssj98_gotenksPosted 11/22/2012 6:03:31 PM(edited)
From: Kirbix | #006
ssj98_gotenks posted...
By the way going cloth sucks because it doesn't build into anything you want ever

This post kills me. This guy doesn't build randuins on mundo. I would ignore his whole post, personally.


You wanna hang on to a cloth for 30 minutes?

Man I respect you. I get randuins. But having 4 item slots is a pain in the ass.

dude what if i just forgot. i didnt. but like i just don't get how you can keep that flimsy ass cloth for so long
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#8albinorhino004Posted 11/22/2012 6:05:53 PM
I'm not saying starting cloth is good. I'm saying that not starting cloth because mundo doesn't build cloth into anything, when most players build aol as his first item
after hog... But yeah start boots for them ganks
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#9zeppelin312Posted 11/22/2012 6:07:58 PM
AS reds, MS quints, armor yellows, mr blues
I prefer 0/21/9 or 1/21/8 or 1/29/0, going 9/21/0 taking ad, cdr, and mpen is also pretty good

start cloth+5, mundo is really the only jungler atm who should ever do this on a regular basis
Get boots+3 if you are getting a good leash and ganking early

get early HoG, you can grab a kindlegem most of the time for a spirit visage or the occasional zekes, but it isn't mandatory, make your cloth into an aegis

Build tanky to counter enemy damage

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Take advantage of your counterjungle ability

you can start red or blue, you clear really well so you can do 3min double buff ganks if you want.

remember that mundo wants gold to get tanky, if you can't make something happen in the lanes farm yours and the enemy jungle hard.

of course this is all may be more or less invalid when the jungle changes roll in
#10EDumeyPosted 11/22/2012 6:08:53 PM
Maxing W is fine, especially if you're going for a more control jungle oriented game, rather than pure ganks.

SV and Aegis are both great earlygame pickups, though if you're also getting an early HoG you're going to feel a little behind come mid game, provided you didn't get terribly fed, which is possible. After those items, you're free to get a Logs and just snowball out of control.

Once you hit 6, it is highly probable that you are impossible to be caught out and killed 1v1, which means you have total reign to ward and farm your opponents jungle. If you're going to play Mundo, please learn to control jungle. It's his greatest asset, right alongside some kick ass ganks.

Actually, the only part I don't really do well with Munro is late game team fights. So I'll leave that part to someone else.