Nasus Build Guide by paradox70g
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Greetings Summoners. And welcome to my very first build on MobaFire. Thank you for looking at my build guide and please rate and comment. If you ask, why did I choose Nasus for my first champion build to be based on, it is because I have had a lot of good games with him. He is a incredibly good pusher as well as a killer. If you would like to play with me, my in game username is DeadParadise. Be sure to add me! (No caps btw)
For Runes, I get Greater Marks of Strength for attack damage. Which can be extremely useful with Nasus's Q ability. Which is Siphoning Strike. Next, I get Greater Seals of Resilience. I use these because they give Nasus armor which will be needed in most fights. I also get Greater Glyphs of Strength. This will also power up Nasus's Q even more. And finally, I get Greater Quintessences of Fortitude. They give you health which will help in building your tanky side of Nasus. That's all for my runes. :)
For Masteries, I go 21/9/0. Making sure to pick up damage, armor pen. and a boost on your exhaust. For the Defensive side, I get damage reduction, and armor. Also helping to show off your tanky side.
For my starting item, I get Doran's Shield. It helps with hp regen and some armor. Starting with a tanky side on Nasus will help him to survive in a lane longer. My second item will be Chalice of Harmony. Nasus will have some mana problems in the beginning of the game. Be sure to patch up that problem to help keep your gaming running smooth. I then get Ninja Tabi. This will also help Nasus's tanky side. It will help a lot in battle. You can of course replace Ninja Tabi with a Mercury Treads. But I prefer Ninja Tabi if you are going in to combat more often. Next, I go for Trinity Force. It shouldn't be too hard to get considering you are a pusher and your Q allows you to farm better than others. Once you get Trinity Force, you can combo it up with a Frozen Mallet. Then, I get a Bloodthirster. At this point, you should be engaging in combat more often and the other champs should be backing off from you. This is a good sign. Getting Bloodthirster will help toughen up your game. Finally, I get a Atma's Impaler. Nasus will by this point have a bunch of hp. So getting Atma's Impaler will help power your Q with that 2% of your max health.
At level one, you want to be able to do some damage on the enemy. And hopefully, force them back to the turret or to their base and heal. So, I level up my Q ability, which is Siphoning Strike. Be sure to keep farming minions with this ability. That way, you can deal more damage depending on how many things you have killed with it. Then, I get my E ability. Which is Spirit Fire. This will help in farming with your Q ability. Basically, I level my Q first, then my E, and finally my W. Another alternative if you are getting killed a lot, get Q, W, and finally E. Only use the second method if it is extremely necessary. A good combo of escape would be a W, and then a flash. If you are getting ganked, call for the help of other allies and get away while the fight is happening.
In conclusion, I am trying to get out Nasus's hybrid side. A combination of a tank and a killer is an amazing way to build if you play the cards right. So good luck on winning, and dont forget to keep last hitting with your Q! Remember, the more minion/champion kills you get, the higher your Q's damage can go! Good Luck, have fun, and don't forget to rate!!