Nocturne Build Guide by Saidenn
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Nocturne is a freaking awesome ghost assassin ( No not like starcraft unfortunately :[ ) with cool moves. I love him. This is hybrid build based on a bit of survivability and alot of attack power. this build also shows how to use his moves correctly. LIKE A GHOSTLY GOD!!!!!!
How to deal with annoying characters like teemo
ASSASSINATE THEM!!!!! Honestly surprise them with your unspeakable horror ability and hack em to pieces. Duskbringer is helpful and no annoying champion use that many spells so only pull shroud of darkness if the champion is like brand or caitlyn.
I take all the attack speed for sheer power in later levels and good dmg in early ones. Armor pen. because of its power early game and effectiveness on tanks. The hp is need late game Because nocturne is kid of sqwuishy. If u wanna get rid of the hp seals and take something else take alacrity. Attack speed really helps when KEEEELING people.
I take the defense ones for annoying enemy champs and again, HE NEEDS SURVIVABILITY LATE GAME. Obviously i take the offensive ones for power, like critical, power, and the ones that support ma summoner spells.
The doran's blade is wanted early game for once more..... SURVIVABILITY. the dmg is helpful too. Berserker's greaves for obvious reasons. The time u buy bloodthirster is urgent. buy it 3rd always. the life steal is great. phantom dancers are for phantoms! no really the movement speed and attack rate are a necessity for nocturne. the critical really helps too. youmuu's active is great. good escape, attack speed DELICIOUS. another good thing is CD reduction. dmg and armor pen is wonderful combo. sell doran's blade here and but black cleaver. it has armor REDUCTION. U can put peoples armor in the negatives with that. attack dmg and speed are good too. two is better than one with the 2nd phantom dancer.
Ignite is great for people who "just" escape. The masterie helps kill escapers too
Exhaust lets u destroy on people's faces alot more and helps for killing escapers. the masterie lets u destroy escapers.
Nocturne has 3 roles. Assassin because of burst and the beast ult. Jungler because of ive and duskbringer. Melee attacker because of the build, passive power, and his beast abilities. Altogether he is a ghost to be feared!
Pros / Cons
1. Powerful abilities
2. At high lvls is like supah master yi
3. best passive ever
4. abilities are effective in battle and escape abilities. All of them
5. good hurr*** ability
6. effective jungler.
2. u will be focused due to your raw power
3. requires a bit of skill to play
4. burst dmg
Use skills together. use Unspeakable horror to start and end a battle. after UH pull duskbringer for its dmg and dmg boost. if the enemy is a caster pop darkness shroud often. unlike most nocturnes i OPEN with paranoia to scare enemies and if they have any nerve they will fight u and die. use duskbringer on turrets to kill 'em quick.
All in all, Nocturne is completely worth the six-thousand three-hundred influence points. The focus fire is hard to shake but not unlivable. And the hate you will get when you kill steal or use your ultimate and completely destroy the enemy team, is like a hilarious joke. It's priceless.
If you hate on me NOCTURNE WILL BE IN YOUR HOME. Or maybe just in the bushes near where you are recalling... OH WELL. make sure to comment and friend me in game