Rammus Rework 2021: New Ultimate, Combo, Ability Changes, and More

Ali Ahmed Akib
By Ali Ahmed Akib
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OK! Rammus is finally getting a small rework very soon, and here’s everything you need to know about the update.

Tank champions were pretty much dominating the early 2021 preseason because of the “overpowered” Tank Mythic items. Champions like Amumu, Nunu, and others had a huge boost in their pick and win rates. Even though his pick rate was pretty low, Rammus also benefited from the new tank items, as he had around a 52.54% win rate in the preseason patch.

However, Riot brought multiple nerfs for the tank items, which affected tank champions quite significantly, including Rammus. His kit is outdated compared to the new champions, so Rammus only had a 1.3% pick rate before preseason. And now he also has around a 2.9% pick rate after the tank item nerfs in season 11. Moreover, he also had a 0% presence in the pro games as well.

Because of how “outdated” his kit is, many Rammus mains have been asking Riot to tweak some of his abilities so that he can at least be a viable champion in the soloq. And out of the blue, Riot did tease a small Rammus change in the Season 2021 opening cinematic for the Wild Rift. After that many LoL players were wondering whether that Rammus update is also going to hit League of Legends or not.

And now, League of Legends Gameplay Design Director Mark Yetter has confirmed that Rammus is also getting a small rework in League of Legends as well.

“Looking at Rammus’s biggest areas for improvement on PC, we put together a small list of changes to keep his core play pattern intact but upgrade some of the spells (like R) that are most under delivering,” Mark Yetter stated.

Riot also said that they are giving Rammus a “Broadening gameplay” that should help him in the higher MMRs as well. Furthermore, in this rework, Rammus is also getting improved clarity and satisfaction on both VFX and SFX.

Rammus Rework Ability Changes

Puncturing Taunt (E):

  • Taunt duration is increased by 250% on monsters.
  • Cooldown: 12/11.5/11/105/10 >>> 12 at all ranks
  • Taunt Duration :: 1.25-2.25 >>> 1-2 seconds
  • (Trimming some power here to account for his powerful new ultimate)

Soaring Slam (R):

  • Rammus leaps into the air and slams down at a target location, dealing magic damage and Slowing enemies for 1 second.
  • If Soaring Slam is cast while Rammus is in Powerball, enemies near the center are also Knocked Up and take Powerball’s collision damage, ending Powerball’s effect.
  • Rammus also generates 3 additional aftershocks at the target location, each one dealing a small amount of magic damage and refreshing the initial slow.
  • Soaring Slam deals 200% damage to turrets.
  • Soaring Slam’s range increased based on Rammus’ Move Speed.
  • Cooldown: 100/80/60 >>> 120/100/80 seconds

Here’s what the new ultimate and combo are going to look like:

New R:

New R and Q combo:

Rammus rework is still under development, and depending on the testing, it may or may not ship to the live servers. Rammus rework is most likely to release on League of Legends Patch 11.5.


New Update

Riot Games shared some more information about the new Rammus rework. And according to Riot, Rammus rework will be released on patch 11.8, April 14, 2021.

Rammus is also getting a VFX update on his abilities along with his skins. Check the full VFX update in the Twitter thread by League of Legends’  Sr VFX Artist Kevin “Sirhaian” Leroy.

Rammus ultimate change details:

Rammus new ultimate

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