Nunu Build Guide by TheRealSparky
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Threats to Nunu with this build
|Rengar||This Matchup is very simple for Nunu, because Rengar is AA based and he's very immobile without his Ultimate so Nunu can beat him in 1v1. If Rengar get his level 6 Nunu can just ward out his jungle and this is the end for our Kitty. ;)|
|Pantheon||This is the same concept like by Rengar. Just try to put some deep wards into his jungle and his ganks will be useless.|
Hi my name is Sparky,
welcome to my jungle Nunu guide. Nunu is a strong jungler in the Meta right now and excels at counter jungling, vision control, objective control, and being really annoying.
Pros / Cons
+ Counter jungling
+ Map/Vision control
+ Objective Control (Drake/Baron)
+ Very easy to play
+ Good peel/zone
- Doesn't scale well
- Can't carry
Nunu doesn't scale very well with items so the best way to build him is tanky with some CDR and auras.
Start with a Hunter's Machete and a Stealth Ward. Nunu doesn't need the extra sustain from 2 health pots so the early ward is helpful for tracking the enemy jungler. Because you're starting with a ward, you can start with a Sweeping Lens as well.
After that, finished up Skirmisher's Sabre - Cinderhulk and get Mercury's Treads, depending on what you need.Then you can work on Righteous Glory and then transition into Randuin's Omen or Frozen Heart.If the enemy team is mostly physical damage, get items such as Ninja Tabi, Randuin's Omen, Frozen Heart and Thornmail. If they're mostly magic damage, get items such as Spirit Visage and Banshee's Veil.
How to play Nunu!
The goal of Nunu is to be as annoying as possible. Your main focus should be warding the enemy jungle and counter jungling the enemy. Nunu is an exceptionally good ganker, but he's really good at setting the enemy jungler behind and keep him from helping his lanes. Because of this, Nunu works best with lanes that can win on their own without jungle interference so that they can take advantage of the fact that the enemy jungler won't have much pressure. If your lanes are weak and need help, then you'll have to waste a lot of time doing weak ganks and allowing the other jungler to outscale you.
Nunu doesn't scale very well with money so farming isn't that important for you. If you can get the other jungler behind it's worth it even if you also sets you behind because Nunu is more useful on a low budget than most other junglers. Buy an early Skimisher's Sabre Boots of Speed and get as many wards out as possible. Tower diving is pretty easy as Nunu during the mid game because he can tank the tower for a long time due to his high health and armor.
During mid and late game, look to keep 3 Stealth Wards and a Vision Ward out at all times for map control, use your Sweeping Lens on cooldown to clear out enemy vision. Nunu is really good at killing dragon and baron so look to control those as much as possible.
For team fights, keep Blood Boil on your ADC and try to keep your ADC alive while slowing their champions. Nunu doesn't do that much damage but he has amazing peel so take advantage of that. If you can get a full channel Absolute Zero off it does a ton of damage but you'll usually get interrupted so just focus on using it as a slow.
The best possible summoner spell for Nunu. Often needed to enable aggressive plays in teamfights. Other than that it's very useful for chasing, dodging skillshots that would otherwise kill/CC you or escaping bad situations.