Counter Tips to Beat Dr Mundo
The Madman of Zaun
Dr Mundo is usually played top,
although he is also occasionally seen in the jungle
We all know the feeling of landing the perfect Malphite ult or Shyvana ult and looking around in happiness, expecting your team to congratulate you on your great initiate, only to realize that your entire team is nowhere near you. They’re busy running away from Mundo, who’s destroying your backline.
Your ADC is kiting as best as she can, your support is peeling and your mid lane is desperately spending spells on Mundo, trying to do any damage at all. Mundo ignores them all and slaughters your team. You then die, in the center of the enemy team.
Mundo is a tanky fighter who excels in soaking up damage and dishing it out as well. Unlike other unkillable tanks like Maokai or Sion, Mundo doesn’t have a lot of utility. He has one single slow, which can permaslow, but which is easily counterable. Instead, owhat he brings to the table is a ton of damage. Due to his healing and cc reduction, Mundo can run straight past your frontline and start attacking your carries. They can’t kill him and peeling is difficult due to his speed and his cc reduction.
However, Mundo does have a number of weaknesses, namely his poor late game scaling and problems with Grievous Wounds. In this guide, I’ll be explaining tips and tricks on dealing with this terrible doctor.
Passive – Adrenaline Rush
Mundo heals a small amount of health every second.
Q – Infected Cleaver
Mundo throws a cleaver, slowing and dealing damage. If he kills a minion, he gets the health cost refunded.
W – Burning Agony (Toggle)
Mundo does damage to all enemies near him and reduces the duration of all crowd control effects.
E – Masochism
Mundo deals extra damage on his next attack and gains bonus ad based on his missing health.
R – Emperor’s Divide
Mundo loses a significant portion of his current health but gains massive healing and movement speed.
Our Top Counter Tips For Dr Mundo
Mundo does not have great early dueling potential. Once he gets a few tank items however, he’s capable of dealing a great deal of damage and tanking a lot. Your job is to harass him during laning phase so that he can’t get the farm needed to become tanky.
If you harass him off of his farm, he’ll still be able to get cs through his Q. Try standing in front of low health minions and blocking his shots if you have a lot of health.
If he uses his E on a minion, immediately do a short trade with him, as that’s a big part of his burst.
Remember that he’ll start doing more and more damage as he gets lower and lower health. His ult will also cost way less at low health, so experienced Mundo players will wait until they’re low to pop ult.
Mundo is strongest in the midgame. During lategame, he doesn’t do great damage and during early game his health costs make casting spells painful.
Try to either play a champ who can peel Mundo off of your carries, like Maokai, or one who can do equally high damage to the enemy backline, like Garen.
Champions That Counter Dr Mundo
Garen is a good counter because of his oppressive laning phase. Don’t let Mundo get any CS, and carry the midgame while he tries to farm to catch up. Your ult counters him, and your healing rivals his in lane. Max E and build Black Cleaver first.
Identical to Garen. Use your laning phase to starve him of farm and to go into midgame with huge amounts of farm. Start W and if he comes up to farm the minions, give him a few auto attacks then slow him and all in him. Your ult counters his ult. Build Black Cleaver first.
You should be able to trade well with Mundo, but your ult nullifies his tankiness. Build either Blade of the Ruined King or Titanic Hydra first, depending on how your trades are going with him. Transition into midgame by protecting your carries and attacking their backline. Be sure to always save your ult for Mundo, because it makes him less tanky as well.
Able to trade well with Mundo and push him into turret. Work in midgame as a regular tank, capable of protecting your carries and tanking as a frontline. Try to keep Mundo pushed into his turret, but be careful and ward up. Build Rod of Ages first, or if Mundo is outtrading you, consider building Spirit Visage or Sunfire Cape.
If Mundo is clearing the jungle, he loses a lot of health on his early clear. Skip Golems if you’re on the blue side, then go straight to red. Kill red with smite, then walk over to his blue through the river brush. Wait 5 seconds, then walk into sight of blue. This will normally give you first blood.
You can either build tank items to become an equal tank against him or build tank shredding items to try to kill him if you’re ahead. Some good tank shredding items are Black Cleaver, Blade of the Ruined King, and Liandry’s Torment. Don’t forget that Grievous Wounds works really well against Mundo’s ult, so ask your carries to get either Mortal Reminder or Morellonomicon.