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League of Legends Build Guide Author BoomLoL

Challenger Nasus. Espanol/ English. The Egyptian Chihuahua

BoomLoL Last updated on February 21, 2015
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 4

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 26

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 0


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Intro

Una intro rapidita para que sepan mas de mi. Soy Boom69 y juego en el server de LAN. Durante s1, s2 y principios de s3 jugaba mid lane mayormente pero cuando se creo un team con unas amistades, necesitabamos top y decidi cambiarme para el top lane. Aqui rapidamente descubri que el chihuahua es la contestacion a todas mis preguntas y con el mayormente subi a retador. Durante este tiempo tambien descubri que la pelicula The Goonies es muy buena.

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Quick intro so u know more about me. Im Boom69 and i play in lan server. In s1, s2 and the beginning of s3 i used to main mid but a couple of friends convinced me to play with them as top lane. Here i learned that the chihuahua is the answer to all my questions and with mostly him i got to challenger. During this time i also discovered that THe goonies is a great movie.


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Stats


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Mentalidad como Le'perruz (Mentality as Le'Dogz)

El perro es un personaje que a primera instancia PARECE super facil ya que mecanicamente no requiere mucho, pero es un personaje que requiero conocimiento del lane y total control de waves. Si quieres un campeon q este dominando durante toda la fase de lineas pues este personaje no es para ti. Nasus es pura paciencia y reconocimiento de los "power spikes" o niveles de fuerza. En otras palabras, poder identificar cuando eres mas fuerte.

Lo mas importate es mantener una buena cantidad de stacks con Siphoning Strike. Estar un poco atras en minions no es muy preocupante siempre y cuando no estes atras en experiencia. Es EXTREMADAMENTE IMPORTANTE saber como sobrevivir los primeros 6 lvls ya que aqui es cuando Nasus esta mas vulnerable.

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The dog is a character that at first glance SEEMS super easy since mechanically hes not that taxing, but hes a characters that requires great lane knowledge and wave management. If u want a champ that dominates all early game then this guide is not for you. Nasus requires patience and recognizing the power spikes. In other words with experience you will know when you are stronger than your opponent.

The most important thing is having a good amount of stacks with Siphoning Strike. Being a little bit behind in cs is not that big of a deal if you're at least even in exp. Its extremely important knowing how to survive the first few lvls since that's when Nasus is the most vulnerable.


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Summoner spells

Solia correr Ghost 99% de las veces ya que ayuda a mantenerte pegado a tu oponente mientras le haces dmg atravez de Fury of the Sands y de Siphoning Strike. Pero ultimamente me ha ido mejor con Flash y verdaderamente no tengo una explicacion real. Simplemente pienso que es mas versatil en este meta.

Teleport se corre 100% de las veces y si no lo corres eres peor que Hitler. Si lo dije, literalmente Hitler.


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I used to run Ghost 99% of the time because it helps stick to your opponent while you do dmg with Siphoning Strike and Fury of the Sands. Lately i have found Flash to be more effective and i feel its mainly cause the meta changed.

RUn Teleport 100% of the time. If u don't run it you're worse than Hitler, yes i said it literally Hitler.


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Runitas (runes)

En runas hay ciertas variaciones. Ultimamente estoy usando rojas 2 Greater Mark of Attack Speed y 7 Greater Mark of Attack Damage pero greater mark of armor penetration e incluso Greater Mark of Armor son viables. De amarillas uso 9 de armor y de azules uso Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction. Si el oponente es un ap puedes cambiarlas por magic resist. Para quints yo uso Greater Quintessence of Cooldown Reduction . Empezaras con 20% cdr de masteries y runas y con 1500gold ya puedes llegar a 40% cdr como a los 8 minutos.



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There are certain variations with runes. With reds i usually run 7 Greater Mark of Attack Damageand 2 Greater Mark of Attack Speed but greater mark of armor penetration and even Greater Mark of Armor are viable. For yellow i go full armor and for blues i use Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction . You can change the blues against high ap opponents. For quints ive recently changed to Greater Quintessence of Cooldown Reduction with great results. You start with 20% cdr from runes and masteries and with 1500 gold u can get 40% cdr at around 8 mins.


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Ventajas y desventajas (Pros and Cons)

VENTAJAS
- Splitpushea como dios
- Si sobrevives el early, gana los 1v1 en casi todos los matchups
- Con buena cantidad de stacks tienes un dmg ridiculo con un solo item de dmg.
- Provoca que tus oponentes hagan rage
- Es un puto chihuahua

DESVENTAJAS
- Muy poca presion en el early game
- Bien vulnerable a gankeos ya que no tienes escapes
- Pierde casi todos los matchups desde nivel 1-9
- Si los oponentes tienen mucho CC no es muy bueno en teamfights
- Su hermano es un Cocodrilo y eso me intimida

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PROS
- Split pushes like a god
- if you survive the early game, you win most 1v1 later on
- With good amount of stacks nasus does tons of dmg with just 1 dmg item
- Makes opponents rage
- Hes a mthrfkng chihuahua

CONS
- small amount of pressure early
- Very vulnerable to ganks early since he doesn't have escapes
- Loses most match ups from lvl 1-9
- If your opponents have tons of cc hes weak at team fights
- Hes brother is a crocodile... that intimidates me


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Maestrias (Masteries)

Las que puse en mi opinion son las mejores y mas versatiles ya que tu meta es sobrevivir. No necesitas nada de dano ya que nunca vas a ganar un intercambio early por lo tanto lo unico que puse en offense fue cdr para extra stacks.


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In my opinion these are the most versatile since your goal is to survive laning phase. You wont need dmg since you will never win a trade early so i only put 4 points in offense for the extra cdr.


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Items

Ya que es imposible decir solo un build que funcione en todas las situaciones prefiero explicar un poco lo que deberias pensar y de esta manera modificar el build a tu ventaja.
Tu primera prioridad es sobrevivir por lo tanto es sumamente importante identificar si tu oponente tiene potencial de matarte, y si lo tiene buildeate mas tanky.

Lo segundo que deberias prestar atencion es q 80% (o mas) de tu dmg viene de tu habilidad Siphoning Strike. Como Nasus, uno quiere tener sobre 9000 de stacks todos los juegos y por lo tanto NECESITAS cooldown reduction. Ya que todo tu dmg viene de una sola habilidad el unico item q necesitas de dmg es Trinity Force o Iceborn Gauntlet ya q ambos aplican el proc a la Siphoning Strike.
Recuerda que es extremadamente importante conocer a tu oponente, sus fuerzas y sus debilidades, para poder optimizar tu build. Esto vendra con experiencia.


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Since its impossible to just tell you a one size fits all build i will explain what u should have in mind trough the game so you can modify your build to your advantage. The first priority should be surviving, so its of utmost importance to identify if and when your opponent can kill you, and if he can build extra tankiness.

The second thing you should know is that 80% of the dmg comes from your Siphoning Strike. As Nasus you want over 9000 stacks every game so you WILL NEED cool down reduction. Since all your dmg comes from one ability the only dmg item you will need is Trinity Force or Iceborn Gauntlet since both apply the proc to your Siphoning Strike.

Remember that its extremely important to know your opponent, his weaknesses and strengths, in order optimize your build accordingly. This will come with experience =)


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Primeros niveles (first lvls)

Lo mas dificil de Nasus es sobrevivir estos niveles. Por eso Teleport es tan importante ya que te deja volver a la base y regresar sin perder muchos minions. Los buenos oponentes te castigaran muchisimo y trataran de nunca dejarte volver a recuperar. Lo que ellos no saben es que ya leistes esta guia y eres el perro mas rabioso del ghetto.

Lo primordial aqui es aprenderte los matchups dificiles y para esto tienes q pasar por una fase de trial and error, pero lo general es no cojer damage de gratis. Suena simple verdad? La realidad es que es un concepto que hasta jugadores diamond/challenger aveces fallan (incluyendome). Siempre analiza cuanto dmg cojeras y evalua si vale la pena cojer el minion.
Ya que Nasus no es bueno pusheando utiliza esta debilidad a tu ventaja frizando el lane. Es sumamente importante como top laner aprender a frizar el lane y con el perro aun mas.

Frizar lanes:
Para frizar lanes necesitas estar pendiente mayormente a dos cosas. 1} Que los minions oponentes esten cerca al tower tuyo pero que tu tower no les pegue. 2) Que tu oponente siempre tenga mas minions que tu para que tus minions no pusheen solo.

Yo diria que aprender a frizar lanes es un arte. Literalmente controlando el lane correctamente te conviertes AUTOMATICAMENTE un muchisimo mejor top laner sin haber mejorado nada mecanicamente. Recuerda que cuando frizas lanes eres muchisimo mas dificil de gankear ya que tienen que divearte y tambien si tu oponente es melee va a cojer towers hits cuando quiera pegarte.

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The hardest part of playing Nasus is surviving early game. That is why Teleport is so important since it lets u base and come back without losing much. Good opponents will punish you and will try to deny you as hard as possible. What they don't know is that you have already read this guide and you're the most rabid dog in the ghetto.

The most important part here is learning the hard match ups and in order to do that you will have to pass trough a trial and error phase, but in general you want to never take free damage. Sounds simple right? In reality this is a concept that even diamond/challenger players sometimes struggle with (including myself). Always try to analyze how much dmg u will take and evaluate if its worth to take the minion. Since Nasus is not good at pushing utilize this weakness to your advantage by freezing lane. Its EXTREMELY important as a top lane learning how to freeze a lane and as the dog it is even more important.

Freezing lanes:
To freeze lane you need to be aware of mostly two things. 1) Opponent minions should be close to your tower but not getting hit by it. 2) Your opponent should always have more minions than you so that your minions don't push by themselves

For me freezing lane is almost an art. Literally by just controlling the lane correctly you AUTOMATICALLY become a much better top laner without having to improve mechanically. Remember that when you freeze a lane, you're way harder to gank since they will need to dive you and also if your opponent is melee he will take tower dmg when he harasses you.


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lvl 7-10

Ya tienes algo de cdr y como tu Siphoning Strike da considerablemente mas duro, tienes mucho mas sustain de tu passivo y las runas, por lo tanto la mayoria de los lanes son ya mas comodos. Si cojistes las runas de cdr ya con 1500g puedes llegar a 40% cdr con kindlegem y glacial shroud. Aqui es el momento para cojer stacks como loco e incluso, si tienes buenos Siphoning Strike stack, en algunos matchups puedes empezar a ganar tu lane. Para identificar esto pegale esporadicamente a tu oponente y si le haces buen dmg el oponente va a tener q empezar a jugar defensivo. Como Nasus la indicacion de q ganastes el lane es cuando tu oponente juega defensivo ya que tienes stacks de gratis y sustain infinito.

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You already have some cdr and your Siphoning Strike hits considerably harder which equals more sustain from runes and passive. Lanes should be easier by now. If u took the cdr runes u could have 40% cdr by now if u buy kindlegem and glacial shroud. Here is the moment when u stack like crazy and in some cases, if u have a nice amount of stacks, u can start to win the lane. In order to identify this try harassing sporadically and if you have good dmg on him he will have to play defensive. As Nasus you know that the lane is won when your opponent plays defensively since now you have free stacks and infinite sustain.


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lvl 11 -18

Para este momento ya tienes muchos stacks, cdr, tankyness y tu item de dmg (o por lo menos el Sheen ). Usualmente ya ganas el 1v1 pero tienes que wardear correctamente porque es posible que te puedan gankear con el mid. Ya tienes que precionar el lane, si tu oponente se pega dale en la cara, si te juega con mucho miedo coje el tower y splitpushea. Es importante que no uses el Teleport para regresar al lane a menos de que sea extremadamente necesario ya que quieres guardarlo para ayudar a tu team en los teamfights.

En soloqueu tienes que evaluar cuando hay que splitpushear y cuando tienes que hacer group con el team y digo soloqueu pq si tienes un equipo coordinado vas a estar solito 90% del tiempo. Recuerda q muchos jugadores no saben que hacer cuando estas haciendo splitpush y si esos jugadores son los de tu team tienes q adaptarte y jugar "anti bruto" y unirte con tu team.

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Now you have tons of stacks, cdr, tankyness and your dmg item ( or at least your Sheen). If you didn't get owned you win most 1v1 already but remember that you can get ganked by mid and jungler. Start pressuring lane, and if the opponent gets close smack him in his face. If he plays scared just take tower and split. Dont use Teleport to return to lane unless its extremely necessary since you will need it in order to get to teamfights.

In soloqueu you have to evaluate when to split or group with team, and i say soloqueu because with a coordinated team you will be alone in top 95% of the time. Remember that many players don't know how to split and if those players are on your team you have to adapt and play "anti dumb" and group with team.


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Teamfight

Aunque mayormente vas a splitpush, va a haber muchos momentos en la cual tienes que teamfight. Recuerda que no tienes gap closer y por lo tanto tienes q identificar cuando tienes que buscar y matar a los carries enemigos o defender a los tuyos.

Tambien tienes como ventaja que corres Teleport y puedes teleportear detras del enemigo o en el medio del teamfight, pero recuerda que si son puro peel y mobility vas a tener q defender a tus carries atacando a cualquiera que le pegue a tu main carry y reducir el dmg recibido tirandole tu Wither al adc enemigo. En resumen teamfighting se trata sobre identificar cual es el target correcto y reconocer cuando tienes que ser agresivo o defensivo.

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Even tough u will mostly split, there will be moments when you will have to teamfight. Remember that u don't have a gap closer so you will have to identify when to kill their carries or defend yours. We have as an advantage that you can Teleport behind the enemy team or in the middle of everyone and it might help you to get to their carries easier, but remember that if they have a peel/mobility team you will have to defend your carries by killing whoever is hitting them and mitigate dmg by doing Wither to their enemy adc. Team fighting is about identifying who is the correct target and recognizing when you have to play aggressively or defensively.


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Conclusion

Nasus es un personaje que tiene un estilo de juego unico y para algunos, como yo, extremadamente divertido y satisfactorio. No hay nada mejor que ver la reaccion de tu oponente despues de que lleva dominandote por 15 minutos y luego lo puedes towerdive y no hay nada que pueda hacer al respecto. Ya que Nasus se juega mayormente splitpush, tu como jugador tienes que hacer un esfuerzo conciente de jugar mas con el cerebro ya que splitpush se trata sobre castigar a tus oponentes a fuerza de presion y no de kills.

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Nasus is a character with a unique playsyle which for some people, like me, is extremely fun and satisfying. There is nothing better than watching the reaction of an opponent that has been dominating you for a good 15 mins, and suddenly you towerdive him and there is nothing he can do about it. Since Nasus is mostly splitpush, you as a player have to make a conscious effort of outplaying more with the brain since you will punish players with pressure and not with kills.


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Preguntas y Stream (questions and stream)

No se usar mobafire muy bien pero si veo preguntas las contestare. Tambien stremeo bastante frecuenta y me pueden hacer cualquier pregunta y si quieren ver al chihuawuzzz solo tienen q decirmelo. Aqui el link al strem

Twitch.tv/gugui618
https://www.facebook.com/boomlol69... me gusta que le den me gusta a mi cuenta de fb

- Muchas gracias por leer el guide y espero q les ayude.


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Im new to mobafire so im not sure how to answer questions but i will try. Also i stream frecuently and u can ask me anything but i stream in spanish. Still if u want to see the dogz you can ask in stream. Thanks for reading the guide, hope it helps.