Nocturne Build Guide by Skouty
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Welcome my dears,to my guide of Nocturne,we could also say the guide that slashes your dreams,which come to reality,THIS,IS,a counter-jungling guide,which will explain the items,runes,masteries etc,but also,the jungling itself and who to play against,lets get started shall we?
Pros and cons
Great Aoe damage
Great skillset that can work supportive,offensive and even defensive
Your ulti can always start a teamfight,it even saved my teammates a lot of times,because they were afraid of me
High Attack speed
His Q is skillshot
He is easily kited,that why he needs to go jungle
Squishy Early Game
Easy to fail with ulti
BabyNinjaJesus says us the followings
great lane presence with ulti
good skill set
easy to play
insanely effective at pubstomping
Squishy..early game...until you get any sort of defense"
Why Shall I Pick Nocturne?
This is one of the good questions,everyone should ask in case they dont have him.
Well lets take a look at his spell arsenal.
-AOE Attack which deals 110 percent of your AD
- every 10 seconds or less,with 2,5 attack speed you deal one Umbra Blades Every 3 seconds,but you won't have damage to use it corespondly if you have so much attack speed.
-Easily devastates enemy team,also heals you by a relative medium amount,but it still can sustain you easily when jungling
-Free Enchanted Tiamat as passive
-Skill shot spell that damages their team
-Works as Ghost having a lot of ms in bonus if you follow the trail,it also gives you free AD
-If it hits an enemy,they will leave dusk trail,which is genius at chasing enemies.
Shroud Of darkness=W
-Free Spell Shield with a relative short CD
-Free permanent attack speed,up to 40% at later ranks.
-Blocking an ability gives you double the attack speed,which helps you slashing them easier :3.
-Fears the target,sthing like a stun all you have to do is to keep in range
-Genius is 1v1
-Works as a disrupt
-Still works even on a Fizz with Playful / Trickster and Playful / Trickster
-Genius 1v1 spell
-Genius catching spell
-Genius Supportive Spell
-Genius Saving life spell
-Genius Fight Starter
-Genius Ksing Spell
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
Greater Mark of Attack Speed
Greater Quintessence of Attack Speed
Greater Quintessence of Health
The Must seal in jungle,protects you from the monsters in a way other runes can't,also it may help you while fighting off that jungling Darius or Kha'Zix,it is nice while ganking too,protecting you from the minions.
Well on this guide,i take 0 attack speed on items for Nocturne,so this runes is a must for me,personally.
I grab 2 of thoose to boost my attack speed,since they give aprox 7%,which is huge,again its sthing personal that i feel to take it.
Well boy,i feel like i still need that MR,and because most of the time you are jungling until mid-game,i think Scaling is a lot better than Flat.
Well this quint is one of the best quints in game,it gives a flat 30 hp at the start of the game,which i personally feel to take it too boost by hp bars a little,instead of taking another +3,4 attack speed...it also makes a physic illusion,making your enemy think you are tankier,so he will be afraid of you early game.
Don't be afraid to take the following runes:
Greater Mark of Armor Penetration
I play more offensive with Nocturne,thats the reason i play him 21/9/0,grabbing everything not related to critical or ap,also the defense tree should be the same to everyone going with 9 points in it,hp,hp per level,gold on smite,reduced damage from minions,thornmail to minions.
Also you can go more defensive on Nocturne,grabbing the following masteries.I STRONGLY NOT RECOMMEND Legendary Armor ,it is a noob trap,giving you 5% more BONUS armor and MR.
Also i don't really like the Block thing,it is kinda useless unless you are alistar or blitzcrank bot,but yet i love Reinforced Armor ,i mean imagine lategame,that graves deals 1000 damage by one bullet,and BANG 100 Damage Less.
Also if you don't really care about your defense,and want to have more times blue buff or red buff,grab this build.
Well This section had to came,now i have to explain my items
As you can see in my build,i go pure AD with a little tanky items,so that i wont die immediatly when i rush in,and slash the hell out of them all.
Pretty obvious if you want to play a little safer,or if you want that wriggles fastest as possible
Well,grab those instead and you can chase your enemy easier while countering,it can work really good,but yet i feel to take Hunter's Machete and 5 hp pots,to stay longer in the jungle so i can buy that wriggle <3.
If you have the gold get this immediatly
THIS ITEM IS TOO GOOD,YOU CAN WARD ENEMY'S RED/BLUE AND ULTI THE HELL OUT OF HIM WHILE SMITING HIS BUFF TOO!!!
Nuff said...,oh it gives nice stats to jungle too,also that life steal will help you on Ravenous Hydra until lategame where you buy The Bloodthirster.
If you don't have money,gtfo to jungle and get enough money to buy it already.
Watcha buyin now?
Depends on your gold,buy i suggest to buy the followings in this order
(in case you didn't take them at spawn)
Man i love this item,20 damage,200 hp,and a freakin slow for only 1400 gold,i mean its genius,pretty genius man!!!
Yeah 25 ad and 10 flat armor is bad for 1300 gold,especially when you are ad that doesnt need crit like nocturne...Sarcasm Off,yet i suggest this after phage,because the hp and damage and slow in monstrous.
Brace Yourselves,Mid-Game Is Coming!
Well i play more defensive mid-game,but i also love offense,but not on boots,since i don't really need atk speed with 80% attack speed from W and 30 from runes and masteries.
THA BOMB MAN!A LOT OF HP,30 DAMAGE AND PERMA SLOW,NO NEED OF RED BUFF,GIVE IT TO YOUR CAITLYN OR EZREAL!!!!Boosts your mid game like nothing can do it man...
This item,has a lot of uses,it is one of the best to still counter jungle the enemy,and to gank,damn man i know you are all mid but still,you can go push other lanes,others will gank you,you will gank them with your team.ACE BECAUSE MEGA SLOW!.
Supportive Gameplay while offensive and defensive too,love this item,gives some cdr so i can ulti your adc more times :3.Yet This item slashes all the enemy's Armor,giving you like 15/20 or even 25% more damage to the target depending on his armor.
This can help you ADC really good,since you already have 1000 hp more,you are already a beast.
Oh hell no,late game is here,damn its time for Nocturne
Congratulations if you are here,it is free win now if your team isn't ******ed :X .
One of the best items in season 3,since its lategame,there will be a lot of teamfights,and this item,will REALLY DAMAGE EVERYONE FROM THEIR TEAM WHILE HEALING FROM IT AS HELL!!
I love this item,80 AD,Some Life steal,AND A PASSIVE AND ACTIVE THAT NO ONE CAN FORGET =D ,WELCOME BACK Tiamat!
Seriosly now,i really love this item,it is balanced,and still rips off the bones of the enemies in 2 seconds.
Well even if you have so much hp,you are still a little squishy,np this will help,also the passive is lovely!
Time to sell our friend
Welcome our to our new friend
This item values 4800 gold when stacked at max,this+ravenous is devastating...
THOSE ARE OTHER ITEMS THAT YOU CAN TAKE IF YOU WANT TO PLAY A LITTLE DIFFERENT
Someone already has The Black Cleaver?
Get Youmuu's Ghostblade :3.
Think that you still need more defense?Get rid of The Black Cleaver and Youmuu's Ghostblade and get Runic Bulwark.
Someone wants to take runic bulwark?
Grab Guardian Earlier,and take later Banshee's Veil for some synergy!Or Randuin's Omen
Is the build a little Glass Cannon?
Well in this case,get Randuin's Omen instead of The Black Cleaver and Atma's Impaler instead of The Bloodthirster
In my opinion the build is already tankier enough,you have enough time to devastate them togheter with your team,mr supportive,tanky,damage dealer.
Take Q at lvl 1,so you can beat fast Wolves and Blue Buff,bang lvl 2.
Get E now so you can counter easier,also you take less damage from the minions etc.
W at lvl 3,for free 20% attack speed.
Max Q for Damage
Then W for Attack speed
E last for not being as good as others too.
What shall is say here?Its a simple Fact that everyone should know if you counter with Nocturne
Catch him like it's hot,catch him like it's hot.
Yet a bit dangerous early game if you dont have Flash,so have caution.
Get this and Boots of Speed,a bit riskier,but offensive!
And those are the spells you must take
You need to catch him not to deal him 80 damage in 5 seconds...
Well now i must tell you where to go,since i can't put a photo on the interwebz.
So Read with Attention
START AT WOLVES,PLEASE MIDDER TO HELP YOU THERE AND AT BLUE BUFF
GO BLUE BUFF,SMITE,KILL IT FAST,PROFIT
TAKE W,GO TO WRAITHS,KILL THEM FAST,
GO TO GOLEMS,KILL EM
GO TO RED BUFF KILL IT THEN CHECK WHERE TO GANK DEPENDING ON WHICH TEAM YOU ARE,IF YOU ARE BLUE TEAM,MID OR BOT,IF PURPLE MID OR TOP,
IF YOU CANT GANK,GO WOLVES AGAIN,SEE AGAIN IF YOU CAN GANK BUT THISE TIME MID OR TOP/MID OR BOT.
CONTINUE THE JUNGLE ROUTE UNTIL YOU HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR WRIGGLE'S,ALSO IF ITS MINUTE 7 GIVE THE BLUE TO YOUR MIDDER.
Rest is up to you my friend...
Here is a route about the safe jungling,in case you can't gank anywhere after red
For More Information about the Jungling
For more information about jungling,follow this awesome guide,which everyone should know on LOL
Well this is just like jungling,but totaly different =3.
START AT WOLVES AGAIN
GO TO BLUE,KILL IT FAST
TAKE E,GO TO WRAITHS KILL THEM
GO TO THEIR RED,HAVE PATIENCE UNTIL YOU SMITE IT WHILE IS LOW HP,TIP LOOK AT YOUR SMITE DAMAGE THEN SEE RED'S HP,AFTER YOU TAKE RED,KILL HIM,IF HE GOES IN BRUSH,FORCE FIGHT HIM AFTER 5 SECONDS WHEN YOU SEE HIM GOING IN BRUSH.
Now everything is simplier and you have both buffs,blue refreshed,you have your own red,and everyone is happy.
GET ENOUGH MONEY FOR WRIGGLES
PUT A WARD ON THEIR RED OR BLUE
GET LVL 6 AND ULTI HIM,TAKING HIS BUFF AND POSSIBLY KILLING HIM!
When to take Nocturne as counter jungler
Well Nocturne has some counters in the jungle,and cant really counter,the following champions
Can escape in 2 sec
Too much sustain
Impossible to 1v1
Escapes in 2 sec
Tadum tadum tadum,escapes
That Atk speed and life steal..
But there are some champs that he is lovely to 1v1 in jungle
He probably won't have Meditate,you will crack him up real hard with the slow from red buff
He doesn't have Leap so he is useless against you,mostly because he is squishy..
Here you must know if he started red or blue,if you fight him,it is easier for you with the help of red buff,all he has is a roar and a Q that got nerfed.
Early game is a trash,squishy too,ofc he won't have Living Shadow at lvl 2,since it does 0 damage with his E.
XIN OP EARLY?LOL NOPE NOT WITH THAT HP,you kill him instantly because he probably wont fight you if you have red buff too,and xin is only good while fighting,he has no chance,you can get him too.
Darius isn't op if he doesnt have ulti,make sure to freak his jungle up,so he won't carry the game.
Ohh another squishy in the jungle that will die instantly
Squishy,prepare E for his Drain,he will die in less than 2 seconds.
This one will be harder,since he can leap on a minion,try to get him away from wraiths,and if you can't just get away,don't be greedy here.
Rest he is ok,but has chances to loose against them.
Thank you for following me on this guide,i hope you learned sthing if you didnt know those infos =3.
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