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League of Legends Build Guide Author Gramps Tewks

We Will Live... They Will Die.

Gramps Tewks Last updated on May 21, 2012
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Da Build.

[VS]

It works for Yorick, too! :D

Ability Sequence

1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
8
10
12
13
Ability Key W
4
14
15
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 8


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Introduction

Hello and welcome to We Will Live... They Will Die; a Nasus build guide of a different color!
I'm Gramps Tewks.


Please comment and rate in the comments section below; share your experiences playing with or against Nasus and/or put in your criticism about the guide itself!

Oh my goodness.. sick DUBSTEP-P-P from Technological Terror:

Many thanks to JhoiJhoi for the template, which you can find here.

Onward, then!


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Pros / Cons

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Pros


+ Siphoning Strike is Boss.
+ Farm all day!
+ ALWAYS SPAM, NEVER DIE

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Cons


- Stop worrying and love the farm ;)
- Only one Nasus per team.


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Masteries

Masteries
1/5
3/5
3/1
4/1
3/5
1/1
3/5
3/1
1/
1/5
3/5
4/1

Initiator and Swiftness get ya movin' real quick-like!
The Defensive Tree makes you tanky, and Enlightenment give you 8% CDR.


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Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Lethality
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Lethality
1

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
2


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Summoner Spells


Teleport: Top-lane fun!
Excellent backdoor tool as well.
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Flash: Mobility for chases and escapes!
Jump dem walls.
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Skill Discussion


  • Soul Eater: Lane control! So good.

  • Siphoning Strike (Q): Without it, Nasus is just another tank.
    WITH IT, he dominates SO HARD!
    Last-hit minions all. game. long.
    Siphoning Strike hits for over 500 Damage late-game if you farm it well!

  • Wither (W): Phew.
    Perhaps the most powerful slow in the game!
    With CDR, you can chain them together for the win.

  • Spirit Fire (E): Armor redux and AoE- kinda fun.
    Drop Spirit Fires on teamfights and minion waves!

  • Fury of the Sands (R): Pop this to win fights!
    Health, AoE and drained Damage, your very own sandstorm, and you GET BIG.


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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Start with Siphoning Strike for CD and damage, proceed to max Wither for a more powerful slow, and finish with Spirit Fire for good farm and good times :)
Bump Fury of the Sands at Level 6, 11, and 18.


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Items

  • philosopher's stone: Essential sustain for constant Siphoning Strikes!

  • : Because chaining multiple Withers is BRUTAL.

  • : A lifesaver for tanky melee champions!

  • : Back-breaking for those early teamfights.

  • : So you've spent 20 minutes stacking 100 bonus damage on Siphoning Strike?
    Here's ~100 more damage every time :D

  • : Extremely efficient resistances! (and an OP Passive)

  • : Upgrade Sheen for awesomeness!

  • : Be a tank and a carry.

  • : Un-kill-ability is what all the cool kids are shooting for ;)


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Gameplay

Early-Game

You have three goals in the first 30 minutes:

Mid-Game

Farm your Q ALL FREAKIN' GAME LONG.

In teamfights, Wither the physical carry and Siphoning Strike them to oblivion!
Once you have Sheen, you're a MONSTER.
With Giant's Belt and Guardian Angel, you can take down anything in your path!

Push lanes, win teamfights, and continue to Farm!

Late-Game

With Frozen Mallet, you're a DEMON.
Finish off the enemy team and their Nexus with your teammates!


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Summary

If you love to farm and faceroll, then Nasus is your man!

"The Curator of the Sands, though contemplative, is not to be trifled with."

~Gramps Tewks