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League of Legends Build Guide Author fridykarn

Nasus the one shot tank

fridykarn Last updated on March 3, 2012
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Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 9


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Introduction

Hello.

I´ve been playing nasus quite alot and wanted to share some of my experience of him and how I like to build him with you.


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Pros / Cons

Pros:
[*] Great damage output while still being tanky
[*] Great pusher
[*] he looks like a dog! and I like dogs!!!!!

Cons:
[*] Needs alot of farm
[*] Can be countered by good enemy placement


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Runes

ArP- Great dmg, awesome for basicly every meele ad character.

Mana regen- Nasus have serious mana issues , you will need these.

Magic resist- great for surviving late game.


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Masteries

There are 5 summoner spells I prefer on Nasus:

Ghost - great for chasing and making the most out of your ulti ( I pick it almost every game).

Teleport - Great to get arond quick on the map , and a fast blue pill and back while laning.

Exhaust - A great summoner spell, with this and whitering you can make 2 enemy heroes useless during almost an entire team fight.

Flash - Whats not to like? Chase, Escape. Just an overall great summoner spell.

Cleanse - Good against really cc heavy teams.


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Skills

The way i choose to play nasus is to max siponing strike first for the great dmg after that max wither and put one point into spirit fire at lvl4.

Siphoning: Maxed for the dmg

Wither: great anti ganking skill, dmg denie skill and slow.

Spirit fire: I choose one point in this for the 20 armor reduction ( the dmg aint that great and will steal ss last hits from you).

Ultimate: Always but a point into this when you can. Just a great ultimate. Gives you some tankyness and great dmg if positioned right.


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Laning

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Nasus needs to farm up his ss or it will be useless.

I like going solo top and find nasus to do great there both 1v2 and 1v1.

1v1 is quite simple. last hit all you can with ss and poke down the enemy when you have a chance.

1v2 can be tricky. Something ive noticed is that people are way to afraid of spirit fire. Use this to your advantage ( active spirit fire they back and you last hit). NOTE: lots of people do not fall for this, and then it s just to go defensive and try to farm.

Nasus life steal is great for laning and will help you ALOT.


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Team fights

Nasus job in team fights it to get in pop ulit geting to the middle of everything and ss squishis and wither ad carries.

Spirit fire is a GREAT team fighting spell. In max lvl it reduce 40 armor to all enemies in it.

Note: Nasus can get extremely denied in team fights if the enemy team have smart placement.
Try do get close to as many people as possible and focus squishes.


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Items

Dorans shield - great laning item for surviving

Sheen - This item is great on nasus. ss+ sheen= <3 . ALWAYS GET IT!!

Merc threads - You will need these as you will be the center of attention

Aegis - Nasus is a great aegis holder for the team and it gives some good early game tankyness.

Trinity - Better sheen <3

Atmas - Some people dont like geting it this early, BUT you will have about 2,5k hp at this point therefore giving you a good 50 dmg.

FoN - My favorite magic resist item in the game. I find it to be plain awesome.

Warmogs - Boosts our FoN and atmas to the MAX!. One of the greatest defensive items in the game.


OTHER OPIONS:

Randuins - An awesome tank item. Great vs ads and the activation just straight up owns.

Frozen heart - Great armor item. helps you with some mana and a great passive.

Banshees - Having problems with cc? GET THIS!

Frozen mallet - Adds even more slow and some tankyness. Really good item.


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Summary

Well thats it for the moment, I will try to update the guide aswell.

Hope you have liked my guide and upvote if so. :D