Nasus Build Guide by Terzinho
Not Updated For Current Season
Not Updated For Current Season
Build for quality Nasus jungle. I`ve checked the site and didnt see any exceptionally good guide for jungling Nasus which is completely viable. This build focuses mostly on tanky dps build which I will explain below.
Greater Mark of Desolation
Armor pen comes up quite nice whether for the jungling part or in team fights especially when you focus on last hitting with your Q.
Health is quite nice for jungle survivability
Some att speed for faster jungle
More HP - explained above
1/19/10 mastery setup is optimal since it gives you great survivability early game for the jungle and of course you need to take experience and longer duration of buffs masteries. One point to smite mastery is a also a must. some would say "why not set some in offense?", well you could but remember youre a melee champ who will probably take a lot of dmg so trust me youll be grateful for putting those masteries in defense.
These are standard jungle items for most junglers and Nasus is not an exception.
Only boots you should ever buy since the tenacity which mercury give is just too good.
You will do massive life steal with your passive added which will ensure you can stay in team fights.
There are 2 reasons why this items is crucial for Nasus. The 1st is dmg of your ulti based on max hp and the 2nd is Warmog's passive: Permanently gain 4.5 Health and .15 Health Regen per 5 sec per minion kill. Champion kills and assists grant 45 Health and 1.5 Health Regen per 5 sec. Bonuses cap at +450 Health, and +15 Health Regen per 5. Since Nasus is one of the best farmers in game you will wipe those minion waves mid game with and even pump your HP more.
Atma's passive: 2% of your maximum health is added to your attack damage + Warmog's... figure yourself.
More att speed is always welcome and you now have decent crit chance and thats why I usually finish with:
Good situational items:
Good against heavy AP teams and its passive is awesome with Warmog's: Restores 0.35% of your champion's health every second. Since mid game you already got around 3k HP already this is just unfair.
If you think you need more armor pen why not.
Max first as you will jungle faster and farm better, also reduces armor and good for keeping enemies at bay.
Next is which you get at lvl 2 and start last hitting ASAP since Siphoning Strike permanently gains 3 stacked damage whenever it kills an enemy(including minions).
I get this usually on lvl 4 when Im finished with jungle and ready to gank. I love Wither since sometimes not even flash can save an enemy from escaping. you should always aim for carry champs with Wither. Since from leveling this skill you just gain extra slow max this last.
Can be a killer, but more importantly can be a life saver in many situations. Cant remember how many times I saved myself with ult.. For example if cait ults you just pop your ulti and say "lady thats just not enough". Of course you max ult always first.
No need for explain, every jungler should have smite.
I picked ghost since you need a survival/escaping summoner and flash is imo kinda stupid on Nasus because ghost can be used both defensively and offensively. Ghost + Wither = lots of hits on the enemy.
I always start with blue buff since is so mana demanding. Next is usually the standard jungle: wolves, wraiths, lizard and golems. After you finish your jungle youre ready for a gank.
When I jungle I always ward enemies red/blue buff(more often blue). This is common sense in serious games today and applies for all junglers.
When ganking usually you want to slow with the squishiest champion on the lane, then usually that champion starts running back so pop on his running route. Since the slow lasts 5 sec you can catch up and start hitting with which has pretty low CD.
Pros / Cons
- Can jungle pretty fast
- Has great survivability
- Farms like mad
- Maybe not the best ganker compared to some other junglers
- In team fights can be often focused
Hope this helps Nasus players who want to try out jungle. Nasus is probably better laning - awesome solo top laner, but I wanted to make a viable jungle guide.