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Nasus Build Guide by Adolf Reinhardt

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Adolf Reinhardt

God Nasus -detailed matchups (Updated after every patch)

Adolf Reinhardt Last updated on December 9, 2015
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Ability Sequence

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3
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
8
10
12
13
Ability Key W
4
14
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Ability Key E
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Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

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

Fury
 
 
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vampirism
 
 
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
Bounty Hunter
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 0

5/
Wanderer
 
 
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
1/
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
Precision
 
 
5/
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 18

Recovery
 
 
5/
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Explorer
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
Insight
1/
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 12



Threats to Nasus with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Fiora Extremely easy matchup. She doesn't have big early game damage, and she scales realy bad againts armor. Way to play: Don't trade back before geting Frozen Heart, then kill her. You sholdn,t have problems with not dieing.
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Nasus You need to be better. ;) Way to play: Focus on farm, build as much coldown as possible.
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Introduction

About Author


Hi all, I'm Adolf Reinhardt(not my real name) and I'm Platinum 5 player on EUNE. I'm from Croatia and this is my first build i've made so please no hard fealings if it's not looking perfect like other builds :D . I have ridiculouslly manny matches with Nasus and it took me very very long time to finally master him to the point where I can literally alone carry team if they only follow my lead. If not,then even I can't win match with Nasus alone. Hope you will like my build and feel free to leave coments. :)


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Items

Starting item VS AD enemy is Cloth Armor . Reason is simple as it can be and that's so you can buy Glacial Shroud sooner and you want that because of that little armor,mana and mostly 10% cdr.

If you are starting vs AP enemy buying Ruby Crystal gives you little more sustain and in 1st back you upgrade it to Kindlegem whitch gives you HP and more importantlly 10% cdr.

Basiclly this Nasus build is all about lot of early game CDR!!!!


Reason why I buy Iceborn Gauntlet and not Trinity Force is because with this build you really don't need any dmg that trinity provides while Iceborn Gauntlet gives you mana,armor,20% cdr and Sheen pasive whitch have slow so basiclly noone can escape from you.

After Iceborn Gauntlet your next item is Spirit Visage. I don't even think I need to explain all those reason why this is core item for Nasus. By now you should also have about just the right amount of money to buy Merc. boots(even if whole enemy team is AD allways buy Merc. boots.

Now you are allready monster that none of enemy team can handle 1 on 1(maybe even 2 on you alone).

3rd item(I don't count boots as item,idk why but I just don't) is either Randuin's Omen or Banshee's Veil , deppending if enemy team have more AD or AP champs.

After that Guardian Angel is great item because now it's just ridiculous how much you can't die. And being able to not die as Nasus no matter what enemy team tries to do means GG,WP,ty for game!

For last item I usually go for little more HP but now it doesn't matter actually too much so just buy what you think it's best for you at this moment.


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Spells

For Nasus on top, all you need is Teleport and Ghost. Teleport is for coming back to lane as fast as posible in early game so you can continuw to farm as much as you can and Ghost is for chasing some anoying champs like Gnar and escaping enemy ganks.

Of course you can take Flash if you want but in my opinion it's pretty useless on Nasus. At least for me. Taking Ignite is just bad because Nasus really, BUT REALLY don't need Ignite


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Runes

Reason why I have 10% cdr on runes is because when you start a match,you allready have 16% cdr since you get 5% cdr on masteries.
Some AD allways comes good and Armor and MR runes are simply thing that you must have at least a little.


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Masteries

Nothing here to say much, when i made those masteries for Nasus I just didn't see how it would work much for him. I still don't do but it works amazing. Most important mastery is one that gives you 5%crd and enlarge your cdr cap by 5% so you will in 15 min of game allready have 45% crs and your Q will have 2.2 sec CD,W and E will be 6 sec CD when you max them(your slow on W last 5 sec,CD on it is 6 and since you have iceborn gauntlet you will have literally slow that last forever. Or untill you kill your enemy{i'm teling you,it's ridiculous}) and last your R on lvl 2 will be 66 sec. Ult like that only 66 sec. WTF? Even I can't belive but,yeah..


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Pros / Cons

PROS

- He is a great tank and can slow enemies while pursuing them .
- Massive damage with Q and still be tanky
- Chunks towers and can push well.
- If underfed , you can farm your Q and still do alot .

CONS

-If you dont have any cs you cant do anything as nasus
-Cannot do much in a team fight except tank and slow
-Without being tanky not very strong


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Farming

As we all know Nasus is nothing more but farming champion. With my runes and masteries you will allready have 6.5(or something like that) CD on your Q whitch is much better 8 sec. Yea,that means you will be able to use your Q more often.. With solid farm you should have 100 on Q in 8 min of game(i usually have about 120 on Q in 8 mins,sometimes even more).
MAKE SURE YOU DON'T PUSH LANE CUZ THEN YOU WILL BE GANKED A LOT AND IT WILL SHUT YOU DOWN A LOT

400 on Q in 20 min is allready a lot and your opponent on top,no matter who it is now won't be able to 1 vs 1 you,even if he got fed somehow. Now you probablly think you are strong enough and you can go help your teammates,and yes,you are right but NO,you will stay stuborn noob who play solo and you will farm till 30 min where you will if you fail have around 600 stacks on Q,and if you don't fail you will have even 700. From that point you go around,destroy towers,enemy champions and still farm when ever you are near enemy minion cuz more stacks on you never hurts. At least not you,about your enemy,oh yea,it will hurt.


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Some matches i played(all are since patch 5.22)

http://s16.postimg.org/8jiqang2d/fthfth.png


This is my last 14 matches(bewten them i played some other champion but those i remowed)

In those 14 matches i played vs

WUKONG
GNAR
TRYNDAMERE
HEIMERDINGER
SION
JARVAN IV
GAREN
VOLIBEAR
KAYLE
RIVEN
RENEKTON
YASUO
TEEMO
IRELIA



NOTE: NEVER PLAY FOR SCORE,EVEN IF YOU HAVE BAD SCORE HAVE IN MIND IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU PLAYED BAD,JUST DO YOUR THING AND MAKE SURE YOU TRY TO WIN GAME AND NOT GET KILLS AND LOSE IT!