In League of Legends, Rumble is countered by champions with sustain, such as Elise, Jayce, Xin Zhao, Renekton and Vladimir. Rumble counters melee or short-range champions that lack sustain, such as Teemo, Malphite, Nasus, Singed, Pantheon and Akali.
Rumble does well on teams with gap closers who can secure a kill after driving down health bars. These champions include Lissandra, Kha'Zix, Hecarim, Tristana and Ahri. Rumble also works well with champions who can stun or snare the enemy team while they are clustered before a team fight, which allows him to drop his ultimate with greater accuracy. These champions include Sona, Sejuani, Kennen and Amumu.