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Nasus for beginners

Last updated on July 2, 2012
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Ability Sequence

1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
8
10
12
14
Ability Key W
4
13
15
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 8

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
3/
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 1


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Foreword

Welcome,

Before start reading, you should know that this is my first guide. I appreciate constructive criticism in order to improve future guides.


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Introduction


Nasus is an extremely good but mostly underestimated top champion. The experience showed me that, especially in ranked games, people start hating you because you picked Nasus for top.
The reason is simple: There are better champions for top lane.
Besides, Nasus can be countered easily .

Wrong, wrong, wrong.



If well played, Nasus can easily handle every top champion which is considered OP ,such as Darius , Yorick , Jax , Shen .

Tips to counter those champions will follow below.


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Runes

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Runes

Greater Mark of Mana
9

Greater Seal of Mana Regeneration
9

Greater Glyph of Mana Regeneration
9

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
3
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As you can see, i took just armor runes for the spots where they actually make sense because the enemy top champion's damage will mostly depend from physical sources. To get at least a little bit magicresitance in case of mid ganks or ganks from junglers like Jax or Shyvana , I took Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist. Since your itembuild will concentrate on armor in order to be able to farm as long as possible, this can be very useful in certain situations.


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Masteries


For masteries, I took 8/20/1 . This setup grants Nasus great extra defense and cooldown reduction. The cooldown reduction gives you the chance to use your syphoning strike
more often which means you can stack the damage from early on ( pretty useful since Nasus damage rotation consists of syphoning strike only )


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Items


On top lane, I like to start with Boots of Speed and 3 Health Potion. This setup will give you proper surviveability. Before your first recall you should make sure to have enough money to afford Cloth Armor