Nami General Guide by suuulia
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Threats to Nami with this build
|Bard||Bard only has one dmg spell, which can be really annoying if you get stunned. He is squishy and you can destroy his heals. If he uses ult on his teammates or in a teamfight, use bubble/ult on his teammates after his ult has vanished.|
Hello, my name is suuulia and I play on EUW. I am a fairly new LoL player and atm I am silver 4. This is my guide for playing Nami as a support! I would believe this guide mostly benefits low ELO players, since that's what I am.
Nami is one of my favorite supports due to her having a lot of CC and also has a lot of offensive spells. Nami is my most played champion in ranked (even though I do not play much ranked). My KDA with Nami is 2.4/5.4/18.5.
Pros / Cons
Lots of CC
Passive can help you escape with low health
Nice joke and laugh :3
Long cooldowns without CDR
Hard to land Q on champions with escapes
Hard to decide when to use E
Runes and masteries
For runes I use magic penetration marks, armor seals, magic resist glyphs and ability power quintessences. I use these so I get some base AP and defensive stats. I have been using these runes and it is working well, since it is easier to poke in lane with extra AP. Of course you can use more defensive runes if you want.
My masteries are 9/7/14. You can also use 0/9/21 masteries if you like that better. I choose 9/7/14 because it gives me some extra ability power, so I can focus on buying defensive items first.
During laning phase you want to poke with W and Q. The great thing about Nami's W is that you can poke while healing your ADC/yourself. Just try to position so that you can do both. If you or your ADC manages to slow the enemies, it is easier to follow up with Q. ALWAYS remeber to ward river to avoid ganks. Use E on either yourself or on your ADC and basic attack the enemies to slow them. It can be tricky to know when to use E on your ADC since many just waste it on the minions. Be careful to not overextend as you will run out of mana if you use W/Q too much!
ADC's that fit well with Nami in my opinion, is Jinx, Caitlyn, Graves, Sivir and Vayne.
Caitlyn: Since she has long range and pokes with autos, you can put your E on Caitlyn, which will slow the enemies with her autos.
Jinx: If you land your Q on an enemy, Jinx can put down her E and the enemy will have a hard time escaping.
Graves: His low range makes landing W on the enemies easier, and you will also heal him. If you cast W on the enemy ADC/supp, it will bounce back to Graves, healing him and probably bounce back to the other enemy.
Sivir: Your passive works great with her passive.
Vayne: Same as Sivir + that you can heal Vayne since she is very vunerable early game. If Vayne successfully lands her E on the enemy into the wall, follow up with your Q and hopefully get a kill.
Mid/late game, Teamfights
When laning phase is over, there will usually be fights near dragon/mid. Don't stay in lane for too long! During teamfights you should ult, try to get it to hit the entire enemy team. When you have ulted, try to cast a Q on the enemy ADC or mid (or whoever deals a lot of dmg), don't waste it on tanks or supports unless necessary.
It can be a good idea to use exhaust on champions such as Riven or Yasuo so that they don't deal as much damage in teamfights. You will be able to take them down much easier.
Where to ward
As support, it is important to ward to avoid ganks, always have wards during laning phase. These spots are good for warding during laning phase. Always ward in other areas when necessary during late game, and ward dragon/Baron when you believe the enemy team is about to take it.
BLUE SIDE warding locations
RED SIDE warding locations
Pinks can be tricky to place down since they are very often found. I don't think it is worth placing down a pink in the river brush near botlane, because it's a very common warding area. I usually place pinks near buffs (easier to know if enemy jungler is taking your jungle buffs) or the bushes behind red buff on blue side, or the bushes by river near mid. Those places are rarely checked and your wards can survive longer.
Thanks for reading my Nami guide and good luck in Summoner's Rift ^_^ Please leave a comment if you have any questions about my build.