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Nasus Build Guide by Malkavian999

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Malkavian999

AP Nasus Support Season 7

Malkavian999 Last updated on November 18, 2016
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Ability Sequence

4
13
15
17
18
Ability Key Q
2
8
10
12
14
Ability Key W
1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R

Masteries

Fury
 
 
5/
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Offense: 12

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Precision
 
 
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Defense: 18

Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Utility: 0



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Bard
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Alistar
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Introduction

Hello Guys I am Malkavian and this is my Ap Support Nasus Build. ( Yes you heard it right)
Some of you may know me from my other odd/different but also working builds.
Enough talking :) Here is my gameplay video about Ap Support Nasus and you can decide if you want to read further or not.

Terms you might see while reading this guide:

AS: Attack Speed
AD: Attack Damage
AP: Ability Power
MS: Movement Speed
MR: Magic Resist
AR: Armor (Easy one)
aa: Auto Attack
SS: Skillshot
TF: Teamfight
TP: Teleport
CJ: Counter Jungle


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Idea Behind This Build

Main Nasus players please do not read this guide. It will make you object to every single detail of this build. If someone would turn my farm based melee/tanky/ad champion to a not farm based mage I would do the same objections :)

Why I am using Nasus in Support?
Cause his slow(W) not only slows enemies but also lowers their attack speed.

Why I am building it ap?
Cause his (e) skill not only the largest spammable aoe skill but also lowers enemy armor.
Also Nasus ulti works great with ap (%dmg every second with some ap items is great)
Rylai+(w)+exhaust = creates immovable enemies.

Why I am not leveling my q and why I am not starting with Relic Shield?
Cause Frostfang gives way more money than Relic Shield and I dont need my q farm since I am not building ad at all. (May seem odd read further pls)

Note: This build doesn't works if you have a passive/farmer adc. It only works with Agressive Adcs.


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Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Ability Power
9

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
9

Designed to poke enemies with your (e) spell and in late game you need to be in the center of fight with your ultimate so you can damage %9-%12 hp damage to surrounding enemies.


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Masteries

Idea Behind AP Nasus is simply relies on poking enemies on early while you are getting gold out of it and with your adcs help you can deal lots of damage duo to your skill passives. If your adc is wise enough to dps enemies in your (E) spell you get great trades. Also if your ad decides to 1v1 with a slowed enemy by your (w) he can win that fight easily since your (w) lowers the attack speed of enemies.


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Items

I only added main items on the list but be wise and build to counter your enemies.

Frostfang Better gold than Relic Shield and also gives mana regen and ap. We are building ap nasus so we will not be stacking q. With our (e) harass gives really good amount of money to make this build possible. If you are losing or if enemies start teamfights early it is even better. Go to mid lane where their enemy team gathered and spam your (e) there. While poking enemies, collect the extra golds!

Rylai's Crystal Scepter Main Item for this build. Gives you tankiness, gives your great amount of ap to harrass your enemies with your (E) skill and most important of all gives you aoe slow! In teamfights when enemy team have advantage and pushing to your turrets you can almost defend your turret forever. You can see the example of it in the video. With Rylai and some more ap your (e) can clear a whole wave except the cannon minion and also slows the enemies who enters.

Liandry's Torment Second main item of this build. You only have 1 spammable ap based spell - which is your (e) - and we are trying to get the max damage out of it. Liandry deals %2 max hp damage and if enemies are slowed stunned snared etc you deal &4 max hp damage and guess what you are the master of slows! You Rylai makes every single enemy slows who pass through it and you deal %4hp damage to them every second since your (e) keeps ticking damage. In a narrow place like Baron/Dragon pits with your (E) you can almost deal absurd amounts of damages. Also dont forget that your ultimate also damage for the surroundding enemy and when you stack it with Liandy you can even melt the tanks easily.

After this point you gotta decide if you wanna go tanky or go full ap.

If you are losing always buy few tanky items and if you are winning you can go full ap to win the game.


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Skill Sequence

Really easy to play no need complicated skill sequences. That is why I love this build! :)

In laning phase:

Use (w) on enemy adc and try to hit 2 ppl with your (E) and repeat it untill you win the game!

In teamfights:

(w) on adc and try to hit always 2-3-4-5 people with your (e) and do not wait your second (e) cd and ult/flash into enemies :)

You gotta understand your role good. In hard engages you gotta be in the middle of fight with your ulti on and with your (e) on the ground and with your (w) on enemy adc and your exhaust on enemy assasin who tries to kill your adc. (If you can execute this well you will probably die, no worries thou ince if you execute this well you will die so is your entire enemy team!)

If enemy hard en


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Spells

Spirit Fire You will be using this alot, you will be spamming it alot and you are gonna love this big aoe skill alot!
Wither Always seek for enemy adc or attack speed based assassins (master yi, Tryn, Zed, etc.)
Fury of the Sands Use it and charge into 4-5 enemies. Turst me you will die but while dying you will deal alot of damage to surrounding enemies with the help of your Rylai and Liandry
Siphoning Strike Not gonna use it much but meh try to stack it whenever you can. Always helps to get few stacks. Also if your team is ahead you can build Lich Bane and kill more enemies!
Soul Eater Definately not gonna use it except using it for sustain. If you get damaged alot in lane use your q or aa to get some life back.


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Summary

Ap Nasus is not a late game king!
Ap Nasus is a great poke and wave clear champion
Ap Nasus gets better in mid/late game
Ap Nasus only good when you build Rylai and Liandry
Ap Nasus dont gets pentakills he creates enviroment to teammates to get pentakills!


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Ranked Play

WEll if you haven't already check this video and you can get an idea. I farmed alot in this video cause I thought my adc is not capable of dealing damage due to his wrong judgements here and there. So in normal circumstances do not farm this much! :)


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Pros / Cons

Pros:
-Good Harass in lane
-If you buy Frostfang you get really good money out of it
-Good on mid/late game teamfights (with %hp damages)
-No need alot of attention to play it since he doesnt have complicated skill squences
-Good on clearing waves and slowing entire enemy team

Cons:
-Bad in lane with passive adcs
-You die in teamfights ( due to his ulti %dmg require you to be near 4-5 enemies)
- Only 1 spammable skill benefits from ap (E)
-Cant protect adc very well. (sorry Ashe adcs!)


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The End

If you are a meta fan please do not write any comments on my guide cause we clearly not understand each other. The problem is not you, it is me. Now leave before anybody gets hurt!

Hope you enjoy my guide guys. And please leave a comment. Ideas which can help me improve this guide are welcome.

If you want to see more out of meta guides check my profile.

See you.