Nunu General Guide by CantaGallo
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i'm Cantagallo, you could know me for my Taric guide for toplane in Season 2 and nothing else :D.
Welcome to my second guide on Mobafire. I hope to entertain you and to show a good guide on
Jungle Nunu PRE- SEASON 3.
Twitch, Kennen or Teemo jungler were coming in your game everyday.
And that Lee Sin, Trundle , Shaco was ganking so powerful at
level 2 giving so much advantage to the top laner early game.
Then Valoran's key magician and some powerful summoners (AKA the riot band) bring steroids
to empower the jungle camps and make that poor Nautilus suffer the slow clear speed.
The jungler has slightly changed his behavior... nowadays being a jungler is really an hard work,
you must gank efficiently, counterjungle when possible and farm your jungle well.
This guide comes out for every summoner being in difficulty in the new jungle,
looking for an easy champion for jungle.
Pick Nunu and go ahead this guide so !!!
Pros / Cons ( why am i recommending Nunu? )
+ // Low cooldown CC with Ice Blast.
+ // Best sustain in the jungle.
+ // Good at counter jungle and at steal the buffs.
+ // A good placed Absolute Zero win teamfights.
- // Absolute Zero is easily interrupted and hard to position well.
- // Damage output could be better.
- // The yeti has never taken a shower.
- Greater Quintessence of Ability Power: // No substitute on ap based character.
- Greater Mark of Magic Penetration: // Most of the laners will take some Magic resistance, from the build, from masteries and from runes too. Penetrate their defence.
- Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power: // This will help you raising your damage, level after level
- Greater Seal of Armor: // More armor, you need it in the jungle.
Smite + Consume = the reason i'm writing this guide. Fast clear speed,
crazy buff's steal, best counterjungle skillset
Other viable Summoner spells
I put 21 points on the offence tree to get all the benefits that an ability power based champions need:
- Some cooldown. You don't really need it, but still more useful then Fury to open the tree
- Little boost...blast for ice blast :D
- Increase damage on % ? YES PLEASE
- 8% magic penetration, only one point avaible?
- Flat ap
- This is a great mastery, it synergize with blood boil and the ton of ap that you will have
- A must on ap champion
YOU WILL NOT SURVIVE MY EEEEEEEEE
These 9 points in utility will help so much ...
- You must be faster
- Some mana regen :D
- Increase my mana
- You're a jungler...you're supposed to take buff. Great mastery
You don't need to go deep in defence tree to sustain the jungle with nunu, so i would not reccomend 9 21 0 or something like that....Maybe you could give a chance to the full utility tree, but i discourage it
You were guessing right, we will upgrade Absolute Zero whenever we can ( 6 11 16 ). The second ability to max up is Ice Blast to maximize our spammable ability. Then i would reccomend to mix up q and w to keep our ganking potential ( Blood Boil ) and our counterjungling abilities up equally.
Remember : Blood Boil last 15 second and the cooldown is 15 second at any rank. Try to keep it up most of the time and remember to pop it up on the teammates
So i will not recommend a squishy build, because it won't work in my opinion.
Jungle Nunu was used to start with Doran's Ring or grabbing Boots of Speed and pots.
Nowadays with the new jungle i absolutely reccomend starting with :
It builds in one of the core item : the Spirit of the Spectral Wraith
Yorick pushing and continue to farm the jungle.
If everything went well you should back with something like 900 gold ... the best bet for you is buying that Boots of Speed and to rush Spirit Stone. Maybe you played like god and punished that Xin Zhao trying to have the first blood on top and you can have that sweet Amplifying Tome or 2x
Item to rush
I always buy this item... they are just crazy fit on you. The Spirit of the Spectral Wraith give all the stat to guarantee your jungle clear to be faster and safer, and so your counterjungle.
Ap, mana regen, hp regen, spellvamp (that double (almost) the healing effect of consume).
Choose the most loved wizard cap :D : the rabadon grant massive ap and it will skyrocket your Ice Blast damage.
It's up to you
At this point it's completely up to you. It depens on team composition, on how the game is going.
There are many items good on Nunu :
Rod of ages
Very nice item giving tankyness and some ap.
I love it and buy in most games. Do not stack catalyst
( buying olwrecker or/and banshee veil).
You should manage to buy this item right after
or at the same time of the rabadon. If you take
too much time to rush rod, maybe buy a rylai's scepter
instead and build that catalyst in something else.
You have been slained, no wait you are still there.
Dont be kited again. Hp , armor, more CC.
CC reduction, magic resist.
Enchantment : Alacrity
More movement speed.
If for some reason your support is not buying it,
you could do for the team. It's a great aura item.
At the same time this item give you
cooldown reduction, armor, a little ap, more CC.
More magic penetration.
Rylai's crystal scepter
Hp , ap, empower your slow. Alternative for the rod of ages.
Oh great, it will shred their magical resistance during Absolute Zero
Another item that work well with Absolute Zero,
could save your ultimate from being stopped.
Buy this when the opposite team have 3 or more interruption.
If you are planning to towerdive the enemies grab this !!!
Enchantment : Furor
An alternative to the alacrity enchantment.
Is important that you take care of your passive ... don't waste mana even if you have blue buff on, cast the first Consume after 5 hit (doing so you get healed when you need), then proc Visionary for ice blast every camp.
If a gank didn't went as you planned, go to the nearest camp ... consume it and turn back in fight!! The enemies will be scared to see you going out the lane with low hp and turning back after few second with half hp full. Profit.
Have smart fights !
Nunu has good chance to win 1vs1 with most of the enemies if you know where the fights should happens. Consume is a great healing spell and you shouldn't waste this settling fights in the middle of nowhere. Make sure to have some minions or some creeps around when you want to duel with someone, and the spellvamp + the heal coming from your Q will sustain you during the fight, giving you the chance to cast 2 or 3 ice blast.
Don't go 1vs1 in a lane without enemies's minions or near cleared jungle camps.
Congratulation : you have slained an enemy.
Another great move is baiting the enemies to chase you in a bush, while you are charging Absolute Zero.
GL & HF + changelog
Thank you for reading my guide... i hope that this will help you with the new jungle.
If you found some grammar mistake , help me to fix it and leave some feedback of course.
Good luck and have fun !!!!
---->> 08 December 2012 : Guide published.
---->> 09 December 2012 : Enhanced item chapter.