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Nami Build Guide by Nami Caulfield

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Nami Caulfield

Nami, the Bubbly Support! (´・3 ・`)

Nami Caulfield Last updated on December 1, 2015
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Support builds.

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For fun builds!

Ability Sequence

2
8
10
12
13
Ability Key Q
1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key W
3
14
15
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Merciless
 
 
5/
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Bandit
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
Precision
 
 
5/
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 18

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

Resolve: 12



Threats to Nami with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Lulu Lulu isn't the best support, and she is nerfed right now, so she'll be easy to win. Be careful with her polymorph.
1
Soraka Pick ignite against her, play agressive and focus her real hard once you get level 2. This should be a easy lane, just use your Aqua Prison on her and she'll do nothing.
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I. Introduction

Hi everyone, I'm Nami Caulfield, and this is my Nami Guide. I have been playing Nami since Season 3, and I love her skills and lore! I main support since this time too and I love it, it's my fav role to play. I supported my way from Bronze IV to Platinum IV, and played some really good games until now.
Got into Platinum IV playing Nami and Janna.

Without any desnecessary stuff, thank you for taking the time to read this Nami Guide.
I'm not the best Nami ever, but she is favorite champion and I hope this little guide help you!

Sometimes you're the catch. Sometimes you're the bait.


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II. Masteries (1/2)

Mastery Explanations
Masteries
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/5
5/1
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
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CUNNING MASTERY TREE

Tier 1 - 2 ♥ Picking Wanderer over Savagery don't need explanations, since you don't farm or goes jungle, and you'll want to go warding. There's no need for you to pick Runic Affinity , you won't be getting any blue or red buff, and Secret Stash is a really great mastery for support, it regens 20 health and 10 mana instantly and any potions/flasks/elixirs lasts 10% longer.

Tier 3 - 4 ♥ Picking Meditation over Merciless is really better because you'll get a really great mana regen with this mastery + runes, and you won't need the other mastery since you aren't the damage dealer of your team. Bandit is a must for any support, since you will get extra gold from minions and basic attacks, and with Spellthief's Edge, you'll gain more 11 gold per basic attack.

Tier 5 - 6 ♥ Picking Intelligence over Precision is better, since you'll get 5% cooldown reduction, and that mastery increases your CDR cap to 45%. Building Zeke's Harbinger, Ardent Censer, Mikael's Crucible and Ionian Boots of Lucidity will get you 45% cooldown reduction, which means 6 seconds in every skill, and 60 seconds in her ultimate. Stormraider's Surge and Thunderlord's Decree aren't really good on her, but Windspeaker's Blessing is a GREAT support mastery, since your heals will be 10% stronger, and it will increase your target armor and magic resistance by 15% for 3 seconds. In my opinion, one of the best changes in masteries.


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II. Masteries (2/2)

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RESOLVE MASTERY TREE

Tier 1 - 2 ♥ Picking Unyielding over Recovery is way better, since you'll stay out range and you already have your heal ability, Ebb and Flow. You get 6% bonus armor and 6% bonus magic resistance, really good to survive, since you are squishy. You can choose between Explorer and Tough Skin . Pick Explorer if you want to roam or be really annoying, dominating the brush. Tough Skin is better if you are going to be poked with basic attacks, for example, against an enemy Caitlyn.

Tier 3 - 4 ♥ In my opinion, Veteran's Scars is better than Runic Armor , because you are really really really squishy and the extra hp you get is really helpful. Insight gets you 15% reduced summoner spells's cooldown, you'll be able to flash more early and use exhaust more often, that will help you and your ADC to win trades. Perseverance isn't a good mastery on Nami, you won't be in range to get poked this hard.


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III. Runes

Runes



Runes

Greater Glyph of Ability Power
9

Greater Mark of Armor
9

Greater Seal of Mana Regeneration
9

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
2

Greater Quintessence of Mana Regeneration
1


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IV. Pros/Cons

Pros

+ Have synergy with any ADC
+ Good amount of CC
+ A really great desengage
+ One of the best supports
Nami is a great pick in solo queue. She have a really good amount of CC, with a knock up and revealing with Aqua Prison, a great heal and damage with Ebb and Flow, slow in basic attacks with Tidecaller's Blessing and engage/desengage with Tidal Wave. Her ultimate knock up enemies, slow them for 2-4 seconds and if it hits allied champions, gaves them moviment speed bonus. Her passive, Surging Tides is great for running away or chasing enemies, since it gives a really good movement speed based on your ability power, which is doubled when touched by her ultimate. She really dominates bot lane when played right, and a really good Nami can win almost every trade with enemy bot lane.
Cons
+ Really hard to master
+ Mana hungry
+ Squishy, needs good positioning in team fights
+ Slow skill animation in Aqua Prison and Tidal Wave
While Nami is a really strong support, she is really hard too. By example, mastering her requires a lot of time, since her skills are slow to cast and your Ad Carry will trust in you to peel for him. She doesn't have any escape, she is really squishy and two of her skills are hard to hit. Her early mana regeneration is horrible, so mana regen runes will be needed, if you want to play her agressive.


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V. Why this build?

Items


Item Sequence

Eye of the Watchers
2200

Zeke's Harbinger
2250

Ardent Censer
2300

Mikael's Crucible
2100

Rylai's Crystal Scepter
3200

Ionian Boots of Lucidity - Alacrity
1350

This item is awesome in any ap support! AP, Mana Regeneration, Gold and Health, wards and 15 gold when you hit an enemy with a basic attack ou skill.

A good amount of ability power, cooldown reduction and armor, plus a good passive/active that binds you to an ally and attacking or casting spells generates extra "Charges". At 100 Charges, causing any damage consumes them, increasing you and your ally's Ability Power by 20% and Critical Strike Chance by 50% for 8 seconds. Getting the active in a team fight is really good, since your carry will get so many critical strike chance.

Ability Power, CDR, Mana Regeneration and Movement Speed, and all your heals 15% Attack Speed and 30 magic damage on hit for 6 seconds. This item + Zeke's Harbinger charged will give you and your carry +20% AP, +50% Critical Strike Chance, and your carry you have +15% Attack Speed and 30 magic damage on hit + your Tidecaller's Blessing, a great item combination.

Mana Regeneration, Magic Resistance and Cooldown Reduction. Mikael's Crucible active is really great in teamfights that your ADC or any ally is getting some CC and you need to save them. It also heals them for 150 + 10% of the target's maximum Health, so its a must have in any support.

Ability Power and Health, plus a slow that is really great when you use your Ebb and Flow in any enemy, or your Aqua Prison. It also gives you a good damage for a better heal.

+10% Cooldown Reduction and reduces the cooldowns of Summoner Spells by 10%, better than any boot for Nami, since you don't have any escape and you will need your Flash. Also, this build grants you the 45% CDR!


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VI. Ending!







Nami - Bubbly Support
I am the tide, and I cannot be turned.

Blablabla: Hope you liked this guide! A special thanks to my ADC since the beginning, Max Price. He always was there for me, thank u bby! And thanks to you for reading this until the end, hope it helped you and any question, you can ask me! And again, I'm not the best Nami ever, but I hope I can get better at her, so any help will be good. Thank you again, byebye~