A Dog´s Pride
Welcome to my first guide!
Since I want to make guides about reeaallyy uncommon cases we will start off with Nasus Support. While I still do not have so much experience with him in this role, it can be said that it is a viable choice, if you choose it wisely.
Since the changes to masteries in S6 it got a bit more complicated to work out a good mastery set. As a support however, we want to have 18 points in "Resolve" to get
Bond of Stone
. It's pretty cool mastery IMHO, as you can see it often trigger during fights. With Nasus you won't have any negative effects from that.
Why I took Assassin in "Cunning"? Simply because there might be situations in early when your ADC dies and you can get a kill on the enemies low ADC or support. In mid or late game of course this is not so powerful anymore.
Pretty straightforward, we want to be tanky as hell. Nasus is a melee champ and will have a hard time in bot with an enemy ranged support.
We want to have movement and attack speed to be able to engage and disengage in early. It can be a mess with a melee supporter to be caught, stunned, slowed by a ranged AP supporter.
We take one point in Siphoning Strike at the start. This will allow you to immediately execute minions with Relic Shield. Remember that you probably will not be able to reach high level on your Q, so it is essential to use it whenever possible:
- Relic Shield or Face of the Mountain have gold to give
- you are alone in lane and your farming wont hurt the ADC or midlaner
We then prioritize points in Wither - this will be our main support ability. maximize Spirit Fire last.
Since we want to be supportive we are not allowed to farm in bot. But we can still level our Q a bit with Face of the Mountain and its gold bonus. Whenever possible, try to execute a few minions with Q, so that you get gold AND stacks!
We go for Frozen Heart to have a lot of slow effect combined: the W ability might let your enemy try to fight back, and then Frozen Heart is a nice damper.
We will choose Mercury's Treads to get early magic resist. Against AP-heavy team we can then later finish with a Spirit Visage or Banshee's Veil.
Dont flame me now for the Ravenous Hydra in the typical build! Nasus is a pusher, but he must focus on bringing down a single enemy quickly, or force him to flash or disengage etc. As a melee supporter with no aoe stun etc we have often to be in the middle of all enemies, so they should be afraid of our damage also. On top it will amplify our lifesteal healing.
Be aware that people might flame you for trolling with Nasus in bot lane. I still believe this can work.
BETA NOTE: This guide in EXPERIMENTAL! Use it at your own risk! Send me comments about what you think, instead of voting it down please!