Nocturne Build Guide by DerrickDuong
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This is my first guide. Before you start saying "This guide is going to suck". Just check out my guide. Then we will see then. Nocturne is a assassin melee(Of course). He has a ultimate that is very unique and good. He can also jungle and is a great DPS. I been experimenting and still am. Read all of this before you judge on this guide. This is not the best guide but it is a guide. So I hope you guys like this.
Since I don't get a lot of feedback becasue of the low rating ,I won't edit the guide or pretty much do anything to it, if i get some replys saying they like it then ill add more to it. But it seems im doing this for nothing.
Pros / Cons
Good at ganking
Can heal himself with Umbra Blades
Very good dualist
Not hard to use
Good at killing
Screwed if 1v2 or more
Gets CC'd a lot
Sometimes gets focused down
2nd skill is hard to use and time
Melee(Unless you likes melees put it on Pro)
How to Play Nocturne
Nocturne is a tricky one to play. He has Duskbringer. This skill can hit multiply enemies and once. Enemy champions hit by Duskbringer will leave a trail of it for a couple of seconds. While in the trail it gives you damage and speed boost. This skill can be used to harras in early game and escape when needed to. Make sure when your are ganking, to hit him/her. If you don't your gank was pretty much a fail. So times it. Great with ghost and with Youmuu's.
Shroud of Darkness is a skill that block enemy champions abilities. The shield lasts for 2 seconds no matter what the level is. If you block a enemy ability, your attack speed becomes doubled for a couple of seconds. This skill is hard to time attacks. Especially enemies that have a blink attack. You have to predict when your enemies are going to attack. Just saying this skill doesn't work on standard attacks ability, likes .
Unspeakable Horror is a skill that fears your enemy for a couple of seconds with a tether. If the tether is broken within 5 seconds, you won't do anymore damage with it and the enemy doesn't get feared. You can use standard attacks with it too. Use Unspeakable Horror in early when your enemy is far away from their turrent. So you can Duskbringer them and hit a champion for a longer time. Maybe killing them. This skill is useful for running away too. When you are being chased use Unspeakable Horror to fear them, so he/she can't chase you for a bit.
Paranoia is Nocturne's Ultimate. This skill make enemy champions lose their outside vision for a limited time. And can be used again to jump only at enemy champions, once he gets there he does damage to the enemy. But you don't have to use the dash. This skill is useful in so many ways. You can use this skill to escape, kill, scare the shiet out of people, annoy, get out of some ultimates from other enemies, and lots of other things you can find by yourself. Look for ganking opportunities, teammates in trouble, so then you can dash to them and maybe kill them.
And Finally Umbra Blades his passive. Every 10 second Umbra Blades gets ready. This can attack multiply enemies, deals bonus damage, and steal some of there life. This skill prepares quickly whenever you autoattack. This is were the attkspd comes in handy. This skill works great with . You can stay out for a very long time. You can use this skill, against enemy champions. This combine with Duskbringer deals a lot of early game damage. This helps with CS.
Make sure you use each ability with care. Don't waste them.
Teleport-To get somewhere fast, BD(Backdooring)
Exhaust-To Kill, to slow, to survive.
Ghost-To run or chase people.(You might say why do you get ghost, when u already have your Q and Youmuu's. Change it if you don't like it, its just the way i play.
Chairvoyance-To find a people to use Paranoia on, or spot sneak on enemy junglers.
Smite-To jungle,YOU WILL ALWAYS NEED SMITE TO JUNGLE. I SWEAR IF YOU DON'T I WILL RAPE YOU DAILY UNTIL COPS COME GET ME.(Only use to jungle-Jungling Guide Coming Soon).
Cleanse-To stop being CC'd.
Flash-You can use it but i personally don't like it. True it does save you because you can jump over walls, but what if they had flash to. Just saying you can use this, this is just my little opinion.
THE REST YOU STAY AWAY FROM
As you start off get a
u only get this if u are facing skill shot players like Cait, Nid, Etc. Try to stay in lane for a while, enough for your next items.
if you got boots. Now you upgrade your boots into
, it depends what the enemy team has. Mercury for CC, if they barely have any then Berserker. Then you get a
it is for the
. Get a
, rush this item, the active of this thing is op. Just use Your ulti then use this along the way to insure a kill.
is your next goal. After you make your Blood, finish your Phantom and start on your
. Top it all off with a
for that durability.
-For Armor people.
-For more Crit.
-For that all around.
STILL IN PROGRESS, April 2
Updated, April 2
Jungle Guide Coming Soon, April 2
More stuff was added, Jungle guide still in progress, April 3
Jungle is finished but not at its best, build 3 is still in progress, April 4
Stuff was added, April 6
NEW BETTER GUIDE, April 28