Nocturne Build Guide by Leon3

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Leon3

Offtank Nocturne - Lane & Jungle

Leon3 Last updated on November 22, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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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.



Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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Shout out's to my mates:



Nocturne is a great, hard hitting Assasin and his abilities have awesome synergie. The only problem with him is that he is very squishy, so decided to build him tanky. Even when your not just building offensive items like this :

youre still going to do a massive amount of damage when you got your build.

-Over 4000 HP
-Lots of CC
-Even with more defensive Items good damage output
-Fast Jungler

-Not so much damage in mid game, as you would have with a more offensive build
-Squishy in early game

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Summoner Spells

I take because of the extra movementspeed. Youre very fast when you shoot your and activate .

: Exhaust will help you landing your fear and completely shut down AD based champs for a few second.

Summoner Spells to consider:

got nerfed so i dont use it so often anymore, but its still a great escaping tool and is usefull to stick on your enemys. You may take it instead of when yout think you already got enough speed from your .

will help you killing your enemys faster and will give you some AD when its on CD because of your masteries. Take it instead of , if yout think it suits in your playstyle. Keep in mind that you have no escaping tool, without .

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9x Greater Mark of Desolation
3x Greater Quintessence of Desolation

I take armor penetration marks and quintessences because you will do so much damage with them in early game and to squishy targets, also they will help you in the jungle.

9x Greater Seal of Armor

The armor seals are for your durability in the jungle and on lane.

9x Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist

The magic resist glyphs will help you against AP champs. You can also take attackspeed glyphs, but I prefer magic resist.

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I take 21/9/0 masteries, which will give you bonus armor penetration, lifesteal critical hit chance, critical hit damage, attackspeed, life, armor and magic resist. The masteries will give you good damage outpout and durability for your jungling and laneing.

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Start with and 3x if you go on a lane.

For jungling take a .

will give you bonus AS

will give you more armor penetration, if you want you can build it into late game.

will give you a slow, health and attackdamage.
Build it into a after .

will give you massive health and regeneration, also it will give you AD because of . After getting this item farm as much as possible.

will give you critical hits, armor and synergise with your .

: synergises with your , gives you slow health and some attackdamage.

6th Slot (optional)
Depending on what item you take for your 6th slot, take the optional item instead of your

gives you attackdamage and lifesteal, but you can also buy a , a or an

If you take a build your into a .

If you take , buy a , a or an .

If you take a buy a .

If youre jungling and you got your , sell your and buy a

If the enemy team has many casters and you get nuked, you may buy a
or a after your .

Build 1:

Build 2:

or or

Build 3 More sustain, AS and MR:

If you bought all the items you will end up with about 4040 HP and about 300 AD.

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Umbra Blades is Nocturnes passive. Every 10 seconds Nocturne damages targets around the enemy he hit with an basic attack with boosted damage and heals himself for the number of enemys hit. Basic attacks reduce the cooldown of his passive for 1 second.

Duskbringer is a lined nuke. When it hits an enemy he will leave a trail behind him. On the trail, Nocturne get bonus movementspeed and bonus attackdamage.


With his W, Nocturne blocks a spell and has passively bonus attackspeed. If he blocks a spell correctly, the passive of W will be doubled.


Unspeakable Horror is Nocturnes fear. He will teather an enemy and if he stays in range of the teathered enemy, the enemy gets feared. I like to put it on smartcast.

Paranoia is Nocturnes ultimate. On activation all enemys have only their own vision. Nocturne may then reactivate the ability to jump to an enemy. If you mouse over your R, the range will be shown. So make sure you are in range of your target.

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Skill Sequence

will give you important movementspeed and AD early on, thats why i max it first. is important for ganking, and keeping up with your enemys, so i max it second. I take a point in on lane at 4 and in jungle at level 2. On lane i use it as the spellshield,thats why i leave it on level 1 till endgame. When jungling i take it before so im jungling faster, but i still leave it on level 1, because is more important. Even more when you got Greater Glyph of Attack Speed .

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1. Dont initiate a teamfight, let a tank dot his e.g. . You may have over 4000 Hp but you still drop fast when you get focused. A good postioning is important or you may lose the game.

2. When the fight starts look for themost important target.

3. Activate your and jump to him.

4. Use your , right before you land on him and your to block an incoming spell , while you chop through his HP.

5. After he or she is dead look for the second important target.

6. Repeat 2-5 till you win the game

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Start at the wolves.
Always use your .

Move to the Wraiths and smite the big one.

Then kill the two Golems.

Port back, buy a and 1 and get the Golem Buff

Kill the wolves and the Ghasts again, then get the Lizard Buff and after that the 2 Golems.

After you got red you should look for lanes to gank. For example when somebody is overextending or someone needs help on their lane.

You should constantly ward dragon and kill him whenever you have the chance to.
Youre able to kill dragon after you got your