Nocturne Build Guide by Skouty
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Devastating AOE Glass Cannon
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Welcome my dears,to my guide of Nocturne,we could also say the guide that slashes your dreams,which come to reality,THIS,IS,a counter-jungling guide,which will explain the items,runes,masteries etc,but also,the jungling itself and who to play against,lets get started shall we?
Ps.I just got gold elo,maybe i can play jungler finally in ranked and carry my team :3
Ps.Yeap just won a match
THANK YOU ALL FOR REACHING ME TO TOP 5,NOW I WILL WORK HARDER TO IMPROVE MY BUILD EVERYTIME I CAN
Pros and cons
Great Aoe damage
Great skillset that can work supportive,offensive and even defensive
Your ulti can always start a teamfight,it even saved my teammates a lot of times,because they were afraid of me
High Attack speed
His Q is skillshot
He is easily kited,that why he needs to go jungle
Squishy Early Game
Easy to fail with ulti
BabyNinjaJesus says us the followings
great lane presence with ulti
good skill set
easy to play
insanely effective at pubstomping
Squishy..early game...until you get any sort of defense"
Why Shall I Pick Nocturne?
This is one of the good questions,everyone should ask in case they dont have him.
Well lets take a look at his spell arsenal.
-AOE Attack which deals 110 percent of your AD
- every 10 seconds or less,with 2,5 attack speed you deal one Umbra Blades Every 3 seconds,but you won't have damage to use it corespondly if you have so much attack speed.
-Easily devastates enemy team,also heals you by a relative medium amount,but it still can sustain you easily when jungling
-Free Enchanted Tiamat as passive
-Skill shot spell that damages their team
-Works as Ghost having a lot of ms in bonus if you follow the trail,it also gives you free AD
-If it hits an enemy,they will leave dusk trail,which is genius at chasing enemies.
Shroud Of darkness=W
-Free Spell Shield with a relative short CD
-Free permanent attack speed,up to 40% at later ranks.
-Blocking an ability gives you double the attack speed,which helps you slashing them easier :3.
-Fears the target,sthing like a stun all you have to do is to keep in range
-Genius is 1v1
-Works as a disrupt
-Still works even on a Fizz with Playful / Trickster and Playful / Trickster
-Genius 1v1 spell
-Genius catching spell
-Genius Supportive Spell
-Genius Saving life spell
-Genius Fight Starter
-Genius Ksing Spell
Video Demonstrating the Guide
*Coming soon,probably on 29*
*Sooner than you think*
*Yeah most probably today*
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
Greater Mark of Attack Speed
Greater Quintessence of Attack Speed
Greater Quintessence of Health
The Must seal in jungle,protects you from the monsters in a way other runes can't,also it may help you while fighting off that jungling Darius or Kha'Zix,it is nice while ganking too,protecting you from the minions.
Well on this guide,i take 0 attack speed on items for Nocturne,so this runes is a must for me,personally.
I grab 2 of thoose to boost my attack speed,since they give aprox 7%,which is huge,again its sthing personal that i feel to take it.
Well boy,i feel like i still need that MR,and because most of the time you are jungling until mid-game,i think Scaling is a lot better than Flat.
Well this quint is one of the best quints in game,it gives a flat 30 hp at the start of the game,which i personally feel to take it too boost by hp bars a little,instead of taking another +3,4 attack speed...it also makes a physic illusion,making your enemy think you are tankier,so he will be afraid of you early game.
Don't be afraid to take the following runes:
Greater Mark of Armor Penetration
I play more offensive with Nocturne,thats the reason i play him 21/9/0,grabbing everything not related to critical or ap,also the defense tree should be the same to everyone going with 9 points in it,hp,hp per level,gold on smite,reduced damage from minions,thornmail to minions.
Also you can go more defensive on Nocturne,grabbing the following masteries.I STRONGLY NOT RECOMMEND Legendary Armor ,it is a noob trap,giving you 5% more BONUS armor and MR.
Also i don't really like the Block thing,it is kinda useless unless you are alistar or blitzcrank bot,but yet i love Reinforced Armor ,i mean imagine lategame,that graves deals 1000 damage by one bullet,and BANG 100 Damage Less.
Also if you don't really care about your defense,and want to have more times blue buff or red buff,grab this build.
Well This section had to came,now i have to explain my items
As you can see in my build,i go pure AD with a little tanky items,so that i wont die immediatly when i rush in,and slash the hell out of them all.
Pretty obvious if you want to play a little safer,or if you want that wriggles fastest as possible
The Hunter's Machete is a great item,giving you 10 true damage in the jungle for 300 gold,+10% more damage from spells and autotacks,it also leaves you space for the hp pots,its a genius start my friend,GENIUS,the hp pots will help you in the jungle to stay longer and to get more level and gold,it is very lovely :D
Well,grab those instead and you can chase your enemy easier while countering,it can work really good,but yet i feel to take Hunter's Machete and 5 hp pots,to stay longer in the jungle so i can buy that wriggle <3.
If you take boots of speed,and 3 hp pots,your object is to counter jungle him,i find it lovely and i take them several times,owning the enemy hard,but loosing some of the xp and gold,the only good part here is that the enemy will be weaker,i consider this while playing versus darius for example.
It is your choise.
If you have the gold get this immediatly
THIS ITEM IS TOO GOOD,YOU CAN WARD ENEMY'S RED/BLUE AND ULTI THE HELL OUT OF HIM WHILE SMITING HIS BUFF TOO!!!
Nuff said...,oh it gives nice stats to jungle too,also that life steal will help you on Ravenous Hydra until lategame where you buy The Bloodthirster.
This is one of the most cost-efficent items,it gives you free ward once 3 minutes,and genius stats for jungling,life steal,atk damage,and armor,all for 1600 gold,wait what?I really consider it a good item considering that you will have like 90 armor at lvl 6.
If you don't have money,gtfo to jungle and get enough money to buy it already.
Watcha buyin now?
Depends on your gold,buy i suggest to buy the followings in this order
(in case you didn't take them at spawn)
The boots!We take them so late because of the marvelous item Wriggle's Lantern
The boots are a most,because you can't catch the enemy at this level,so you really need them,also considering it is a core in almost every build in the game,(almost every build=99,8% of the builds)
Man i love this item,20 damage,250 hp,and a freakin slow for only 1400 gold,i mean its genius,pretty genius man!!!
Another Great Cost Efficency item,for 400 gold you gain slow,70 hp and 10 ad,man i wished i could buy this as a long sword early game.
The slow chance is 35%,meaning like once in 3 attack you slow him,for me it looks like perma slow,because it is like 1 sec slow,and he has full speed for like 0,7 sec,considering your attack speed.
Yeah 25 ad and 10 flat armor is bad for 1300 gold,especially when you are ad that doesnt need crit like nocturne...Sarcasm Off,yet i suggest this after phage,because the hp and damage and slow in monstrous.
Consider this as the best AD Mid Game item in the game,this will help ya smash through the opponent's hp bar,such a lovely item,
Trivia:i think i take this item on every Melee AD champ in the game mid game,it doesnt matter if i sell it later or not,it still is one of the best items ever.
Brace Yourselves,Mid-Game Is Coming!
Well i play more defensive mid-game,but i also love offense,but not on boots,since i don't really need atk speed with 80% attack speed from W and 30 from runes and masteries.
The 35% Tenacity is the best amongside with the other tier 2 boots,i mean it helps you in all the cases,running away,chasing someone,also lategame this is great,probably because there are teamfights everyone and CC is the key to win here,LOL NOPE,MERCURY!
THA BOMB MAN!A LOT OF HP,30 DAMAGE AND PERMA SLOW,NO NEED OF RED BUFF,GIVE IT TO YOUR CAITLYN OR EZREAL!!!!Boosts your mid game like nothing can do it man...
This item,has a lot of uses,it is one of the best to still counter jungle the enemy,and to gank,damn man i know you are all mid but still,you can go push other lanes,others will gank you,you will gank them with your team.ACE BECAUSE MEGA SLOW!.
Oh hell yeah,i promise you,this is the best,and i mean,THE BEST OFFTANK MID GAME ITEM EVER IN THIS GAME,I really love it.
Supportive Gameplay while offensive and defensive too,love this item,gives some cdr so i can ulti your adc more times :3.Yet This item slashes all the enemy's Armor,giving you like 15/20 or even 25% more damage to the target depending on his armor.
This can help you ADC really good,since you already have 1000 hp more,you are already a beast.
This alongside with Frozen Mallet will make you the douchebag of the league,dealing tonns of damage while taking them,ohh i love it.
Oh hell no,late game is here,damn its time for Nocturne
Congratulations if you are here,it is free win now if your team isn't ******ed :X .
One of the best items in season 3,since its lategame,there will be a lot of teamfights,and this item,will REALLY DAMAGE EVERYONE FROM THEIR TEAM WHILE HEALING FROM IT AS HELL!!
I love this item,80 AD,Some Life steal,AND A PASSIVE AND ACTIVE THAT NO ONE CAN FORGET =D ,WELCOME BACK Tiamat!
Seriosly now,i really love this item,it is balanced,and still rips off the bones of the enemies in 2 seconds.
Now i dunno why no one takes it on nocturne,it synergys so good with his passive,so good man,so good,use first attack,then press the button for the item immediatly,oh no did you did late game 800 damage to the whole team.
I think if you do not like this item,you can take another one it is no problem.
Well even if you have so much hp,you are still a little squishy,np this will help,also the passive is lovely!
I don't really think i should tell you why to take this item.
Time to sell our friend
Welcome our to our new friend
This item values 4800 gold when stacked at max,this+ravenous is devastating...
THOSE ARE OTHER ITEMS THAT YOU CAN TAKE IF YOU WANT TO PLAY A LITTLE DIFFERENT
Someone already has The Black Cleaver?
Get Youmuu's Ghostblade :3.
Think that you still need more defense?Get rid of The Black Cleaver and Youmuu's Ghostblade and get Runic Bulwark.
Someone wants to take runic bulwark?
Grab Guardian Earlier,and take later Banshee's Veil for some synergy!Or Randuin's Omen
Is the build a little Glass Cannon?
Well in this case,get Randuin's Omen instead of The Black Cleaver and Atma's Impaler instead of The Bloodthirster
In my opinion the build is already tankier enough,you have enough time to devastate them togheter with your team,mr supportive,tanky,damage dealer.
Take Q at lvl 1,so you can beat fast Wolves and Blue Buff,bang lvl 2.
Get E now so you can counter easier,also you take less damage from the minions etc.
W at lvl 3,for free 20% attack speed.
Max Q for Damage
Then W for Attack speed
E last for not being as good as others too.
What shall is say here?Its a simple Fact that everyone should know if you counter with Nocturne
Catch him like it's hot,catch him like it's hot.
Yet a bit dangerous early game if you dont have Flash,so have caution.
This can be good to catch your enemy in chases with more than 3 seconds without a wall,in the jungle it can be both usefull and useless,thats why i preffer having flash here,it depends on you man,good luck
Get this and Boots of Speed,a bit riskier,but offensive!
You can take this in change of Flash,but it will be kinda harder to get him.
And those are the spells you must take.
You need to catch him not to deal him 90 damage in 5 seconds...it can be helpful,but wait,ITS NOT OVER FLASH GHOST AND EXHAUST
Well now i must tell you where to go,since i can't put a photo on the interwebz.
So Read with Attention
START AT WOLVES,PLEASE MIDDER TO HELP YOU THERE AND AT BLUE BUFF
GO BLUE BUFF,SMITE,KILL IT FAST,PROFIT
TAKE W,GO TO WRAITHS,KILL THEM FAST,
GO TO GOLEMS,KILL EM
GO TO RED BUFF KILL IT THEN CHECK WHERE TO GANK DEPENDING ON WHICH TEAM YOU ARE,IF YOU ARE BLUE TEAM,MID OR BOT,IF PURPLE MID OR TOP,
IF YOU CANT GANK,GO WOLVES AGAIN,SEE AGAIN IF YOU CAN GANK BUT THISE TIME MID OR TOP/MID OR BOT.
CONTINUE THE JUNGLE ROUTE UNTIL YOU HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR WRIGGLE'S,ALSO IF ITS MINUTE 7 GIVE THE BLUE TO YOUR MIDDER.
Rest is up to you my friend...
For More Information about the Jungling
If you want to know who is good at jungle and who isn't
check this awesome guide
Well this is just like jungling,but totaly different =3.
START AT WOLVES AGAIN
GO TO BLUE,KILL IT FAST
TAKE E,GO TO WRAITHS KILL THEM
GO TO THEIR RED,HAVE PATIENCE UNTIL YOU SMITE IT WHILE IS LOW HP,TIP LOOK AT YOUR SMITE DAMAGE THEN SEE RED'S HP,AFTER YOU TAKE RED,KILL HIM,IF HE GOES IN BRUSH,FORCE FIGHT HIM AFTER 5 SECONDS WHEN YOU SEE HIM GOING IN BRUSH.
Now everything is simplier and you have both buffs,blue refreshed,you have your own red,and everyone is happy.
GET ENOUGH MONEY FOR WRIGGLES
PUT A WARD ON THEIR RED OR BLUE
GET LVL 6 AND ULTI HIM,TAKING HIS BUFF AND POSSIBLY KILLING HIM!
When to take Nocturne as counter jungler
Well Nocturne has some counters in the jungle,and cant really counter,the following champions
Too tanky...,he can taunt you,and you cant use your abilities,here you have to use W with brain,but wait a second,he won't have lvl 3 to get taunt,he will have only a ball and armor,it still is a lot,you will deal 0 damage to him,and eventually he will kill you with the help of the midder,or even without him,AND if he doesnt kill you,he will just roll away being awesome as he normally is,also late counter jungling will be hard as hell,probably with wards everywhere,and if you ulti him,you will gonna cry up because of the damage you get back,so the best thing is to not counter jungle if he is there.
Too tanky...at lvl 2,he will have W and E,he won't stun you,but he still can get away,because of his HP and ARMOR,also the mid-game late-game will be hard too,with 2 stuns,but it isn't really impossible.
Too tanky..,has a shield which has 10% of his health+a flat bonus,early game he has the shield and riptide,so he will gonna slow you down,while running with freaking 750 hp,untouchable early,there are chances to be W and the anchor,so he will escape,did i mention he stuns with auto?Late game probably won't be such an ***,still having the stuns,you can just W when he uses his ultimate,then following him with the red buff will be easy,since nautilus probably has one of the lowest MS in the league
Too much sustain Impossible to 1v1,early game is a terror,his Q heals him up by 100 hp which kinda means 20% of his hp,also he has a 40% boost to attack speed,which will be bigger to yours,his damage is bigger,sustain is good...even with your red,you can't beat him!!!He may even call midder,then you are screwed
Escapes in 2 sec,he has a really long range dash,i mean this+flash,and he is 1 foot near turret,and after lvl 6 it will be impossible to beat him 1v1 if he goes crit,which he will,the ultimate gives him 3 seconds to deal tonns of crack damage without getting a scratch,then he immediatly Q and gains 400 hp,congratulations you did nothing.
Tadum tadum tadum,escapes,i mean really,there are 2 types of hecarim's,the one that take Q and W,and the ones that take Q and E,also there is a third one which takes W and E,so here is a game of chance,most of them will take Q and W,but he can run too,and still giving you a medium chance to kill him because of his early boost.
That Atk speed and life steal..impossible to 1v1,such a beast,he will mostly take W and Q,and if you attack him,he will chase you,and even probably kill you,well,this can be bad for you,lol[/color][/color]
Snowball,infinite slow...you can't catch him,if you use W first when he snowballs,you have some chances,but then he eats a minion gains 100 hp,and snowballs you again,no way to kill this guy if he is smart.
But there are some champs that he is lovely to 1v1 in jungle
He probably won't have Meditate,you will crack him up real hard with the slow from red buff,i mean really,all he has is alpha strike and his wuju style,he can only attack you,but he won't deal pretty much damage to you,since he is more like a carry
He doesn't have Leap so he is useless against you,mostly because he is squishy...,the only thing he can do is to W you,and gain 60 hp,oh rly?you will catch him up and kill him immediatly
Here you must know if he started red or blue,if you fight him,it is easier for you with the help of red buff,all he has is a roar and a Q that got nerfed,most probably he has Q and W,yes,so he can regenerate like 80 hp,well,it shouldnt be really a problem,(i dont even think he has enough ferocity for his W,after trying to kill red buff)rengar isnt so good early
Early game is a trash,squishy too,ofc he won't have Living Shadow at lvl 2,since it does 0 damage with his E.
XIN OP EARLY?LOL NOPE NOT WITH THAT HP,you kill him instantly because he probably wont fight you if you have red buff too,and xin is only good while fighting,he has no chance,you can get him too,ok he actualy has some chances,if he ignored the wraiths and golems,he can escape easily.
Darius isn't op if he doesnt have ulti,make sure to freak his jungle up,so he won't carry the game.
Ohh another squishy in the jungle that will die instantly,he will have Q and W,the poor lady won't slow you,making everything easier for you.
Squishy,prepare E for his Drain,he will die in less than 2 seconds,Also prepare your shield for his silence,then bang 20% free attack speed,you also have the advatage of 1 level,never forget it.
SQUISHY!She will just have W and E most probably,won't dmg you,you will crack her up badly since she is again more like a carry
Well the beast of 1v1,jax,is no match for you really,he has W and E or E and Q,prepare W for his E,and then you kill him instantly,because he can't leap on any minion
Rest he is ok,but has chances to loose against them.
Thank you for following me on this guide,i hope you learned sthing if you didnt know those infos =3.
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