Build Guide by ppprime
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This build gives Nunu a large amount of ability power, allowing him to have a devastating ultimate and awesome harassing tool(Ice Blast). Twenty-one points into defense masteries coupled with Nunu's natural physical armor and Magic Resist from items allows Nunu to tank quite well.
Boots of Speed - buy these early in the game, depending on the opposing team:
buy Mercury's Treads against heavy Magic/CC teams
buy Ninja Tabai against heavy Physical Damage teams
buy Sorcerer's Shoes if you want more magic penetration
Mejai's Soulstealer - Buy this early in the game, it will serve you well if you get a decent amount of kills or assists.
Rod of Ages - Gives good amount of ability power and health. Get this right after Mejai's Soulstealer as the Passive buff increases with time.
Banshee's Veil - Nunu's ultimate is usually interrupted(stuns, silence, etc.). This item will protect you from 1 negative CC, so it decreases the likelihood of your ultimate being interrupted.
Void Staff - By this point in the game the opposing players will have bought magic resist items to counter your ultimate's massive damage. This item will allow you to penetrate 40% of that magic resist.
If the game isn't over by this point, buy these items:
Zhonya's Ring - This item will increase your ability power by 25%. It also gives you immunity for 2 seconds when you activate it.
Lich Bane - You will have a large amount of ability power, so after you "ulti" go SMACK the enemy with an auto attack for the amount of ability power you have.
Flash - Flash can be used defensively to dodge abilities or to run
Flash can be used offensively, flash next to an opponent,
slow them, then cast your "ulti".
Exhaust - Cast exhaust on an opponent when you want to run away.
Cast exhaust on an opponent to increase the chance your ulti will
hit and won't get interruputed.
There are many combinations of summoner spells you can use with nunu, but the flash/exhaust combo increases the chance of your ulti hitting, and since we're building ability power, we want the ulti to hit as much as possible.
Use Consume to stay in a lane longer, no need to buy health potions.
Use Blood Boil on your lane partner when you know they will benefit from it more than you.
Use Blood Boil on your whole team when your team is pushing, giving priority to dps classes.
Use Blood Boil on ally minions to help farm creeps.
Use Blood Boil on anybody before you recall.
Use Ice Blast to harass lane opponents.
Use Ice Blast to slow opponents when casting your ulti.
Use Absolute Zero after your opponent's have exhausted their CC, you have Banshee's Veil, or you "exhausted" your opponent.
During team fights, flash to the middle and ulti.