get
prime

Build Guide by BZ3RK3R

Not Updated For Current Season

This guide has not yet been updated for the current season. Please keep this in mind while reading. You can see the most recently updated guides on the browse guides page.


875
Views
0
Comments
0
Votes
League of Legends Build Guide Author BZ3RK3R

Nocturne - Holds it sideways for killshot.

BZ3RK3R Last updated on March 31, 2011
Like Build on Facebook Tweet This Build Share This Build on Reddit

Ability Sequence

2
3
5
7
8
Ability Key Q
1
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
4
9
10
12
13
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 9


Table of Contents
Guide Top

Start

My jungling guide to Nocturne. Basic jungling tactics, I start with cloth armor and 5 pots. I then take blue first with some assistance from mid or whoever answers to my pleas of help. Depending on how much help, I may pop 1st pot. Next wolves, where I normally pop 1st/2nd near the end. Wraiths, then golem for a 2nd or 3rd pot. Make sure you're near all the minions before attackin to take full advantage of his passive. Normally hit level 3 by this point and I'm checkin top to see if he needs help pushing lane back or for a gank. If he's fine and there's (or after helping top) I recall and grab long sword and head back to wolves. This levels us to 4 and I'm looking to get a kill at bottom since I just learned fear. Some people wait for red, but after jungling nocturne since he came out, I find it keeps the enemy in fear and leads to more opportunities for a kill. Recall after gank and grab yourself madred's and maybe boots. After this, jungling is easy, grab red right away and use your best judgement on ganks.


Guide Top

Mid Game

I always grab merc treads, as it is the only logical choice for this champion. There's always CC and this keeps you on your target the best. With optimal use of shroud, you can be pretty aggro. After that I rush BF sword to up that Q dmg and base dmg and then straight for black cleaver. I love this item on Nocturne. Atk speed is great on this guy, esp. with the life steal from wriggle's. And the armor pen added with armorpen runes, makes you a threat to their tanks as well. Always keep placing those wards as well.


Guide Top

Late Game

By this time, you should have some kills/assists under your belt. After recent testing, I decided to start using the gunblade. It adds more lifesteal, ad, ap, spell vamp, and gives you a ranged slow. These added stats make you tankier from lifesteal and that use is awesome for closing the gap with your Q, and keeping them close for your E. An added benefit is the +75 or so dmg to ur E along with an additional 300 dmg ability. It seems to work very well. I've found myself tankin 2 and sometimes 3 ppl by this point. Absorb a spell with W and pop your E and your life seems to stand still. I add ghostblade for obv. reasons and finish with more lifesteal and ad to add to their humility.


Guide Top

Afterthought

I know this may seem to be a lot of buttons to remember, but if you're not a tunnel vision player, this build will earn it's keep. I'm thinking about adding CDR runes for added dmg and spell vamp with gunblade, but MR runes help against everyone and make Nocturne a litte tankier. This is my first guide I've thrown together, and decided on the lazier route. I may be editting later to give it more substance. Feel free to comment, everyone could use some criticism for improvement.