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Nasus Build Guide by Sences

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Sences

Who Let The Dogs Out?

Sences Last updated on June 25, 2011
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Ability Sequence

2
4
10
12
13
Ability Key Q
5
14
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18
Ability Key W
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7
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9
Ability Key E
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 9


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Introduction

Sup Guys, my name is

Sences

and I would like to show you the way of playing Nasus, the All Star. With lots of experience playing champions I would have to say that Nasus is one of the champions that I have had the most success and most fun with playing. Nasus is probably one of the most underestimated Champions and you dont see him often in Games. Still, he is probably one of the deadliest!


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Runes

You should use:

9x GREATER MARK OF DESOLATION = + 15 Armor Penetration
9x GREATER SEAL OF VITALITY = + 175 Health at Level 18
9x GREATER GLYPH OF CLARITY = Mana Regen /5 at Level 18
3x GREATER QUINTESSENCE OF DESOLATION = + 10 Armor Penetration

Because Nasus always have Mana problems, its really effective to get Mana Runes to Spam your Abilities. Instead of using Mana Regen you can also try some Attack Speed Runes, whatever you like more. And health? Always helps :) also for your Atmas Impaler!


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Items

Start with Regrowth Pendant and a Mana Potion
then get as soon as possible Philosopher's Stone and some normal Boots of Speed
next time you go back you should be able to max out our shoes and buy a Sheen, if you have too much gold get the Vampiric Scepter
Next get Trinity Force. Get then The Bloodthirster and dont forget to farm even more now! The more kills the more damage you get from your Bloodthirster -
Next is Aegis of the Legion, it also helps your team in fights!
after that get the Sunfire Cape
Normally the enemy team should have surrendered already :P but if you can get Atma's Impaler


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Summoner Spells

As Summoner Spells I use EXHAUST and TELEPORT. For Nasus its really importent to stay in the range from enemy Champs so he can smash them more :D I know that he already have a Slow Skill, but guess what? 2 slows are AWESOME! :)

In my opinion Teleport is one of the most usefull Spells in League Of Legends. It gives you good map control and if needed you can farm fast lots of minions!


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Abilities

Soul Eater(Passive)
Nasus drains his foe's spiritual energy, giving him a natural 10/15/20% lifesteal. The lifesteal value increments at levels 1,6, and 11.

In my opinion this is quite an "overpowered" Passive. It gives you massive Lifesteal already at lvl 11 and when you get a Bloodthirster you pwn even more! Added to your Regrowth Pendant it gives you very good survivability in Earlygame!

Siphoning Strike

Q


Nasus strikes his foe, dealing damage and increasing the power of his future Siphoning Strikes if he slays his target.
Nasus's next attack will deal an additional 30/50/70/90/110 damage (+). Siphoning Strike permanently gains 3 damage whenever it kills an enemy.


A very nice skill with lots of potential in Lategame when you keep stacking it up. The more enemy Minions (or Champs) you kill with Q the more you pwn the **** out of ppl later! Its fun to look at the Chat when the enemy Team starts saying stuff like "I will report you! Thats a glitch!!" No its not. Its jsut strong if you let Nasus farm :)

Wither

W


Nasus ages his target, decelerating their movement and attack speeds over 5 seconds.
Nasus ages his target, slowing their movement and attack speed by 35% and reducing it further by 3/6/9/12/15% each second for 5 seconds.


Just able to slow Champs. Cant be used on minions. Good for chasing and running away. But always make sure there is enough space between you and your chaser. Otherwise they catch you easily when Nasus turns around to summons the spell!

Spirit Fire

E


Nasus unleashes a delayed spirit flame at a location, dealing damage and reducing the armor of enemies who stand on it.
After a brief delay, the target area becomes desecrated. Enemies in the area have their armor reduced by 20/25/30/35/40 and are dealt 20/34/48/62/76 (+0.2) magic damage each second.


My favorite Ability on Nasus (apart from his Ultimate). Very nice to destroy enemy minion waves and good for lowering the minions HP for last hitting with Q. It also reduces the armor for every enemy in that range. Just awesome in Teamfight. Combined with Aegis Of Legion you support your team very well!

Fury of the Sands Ultimate

R


Nasus unleashes a mighty sandstorm that batters nearby enemies. While the storm rages, he gains additional Health and drains nearby enemies' max health and converts it into bonus damage for the duration of the skill. Nasus becomes empowered in the sandstorm, gaining 300/450/600 health. While the storm rages, he drains 3/4/5 (+0.01)% of nearby enemies' health each second (240 damage max per second) and converts it into bonus attack damage.

His Ultimate is one of the most powerful ones in League Of Legends. It gives you a good chance of survival in a big fight and you deal lots of damage (5% of the enemies's max Health gets drained from them and every 20 Damage you deal you get 1 AD extra!) Imagine 5 Champs around you! You just get stronger and stronger. This Ultimate also stays for a very long time and even if they try to run away its still on. When you jump in a teamfight, dont use your Ulti straight away! Otherwise they will probably all target you because they are scared :) It also demoralize the enemy team when you get suddenly +300/450/600 Health and you become huge as!


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Pros / Cons

PROs:
- really nice Passive (Lifesteal) helps you to survive
- awesome damage dealer, also against hardcore armor tanks like Rammus
- really good pusher and tower destroyer!
- if he kills some1 (also minions) with Siphoning Strike he gains 3 extra damage on that ability!
- you scare the **** out of ppl with your ultimate

CONs:
- you can have mana issues in early game
- easy to focus Nasus in teamfight when you use your ultimate (you still should use ur ulti in teamfight :P)


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Playstyle

EARLYGAME
First of all you have to go bot or top. Always depends which Champ you like most as a laning partner. Nasus is always a good single laner if you have a jungler in the team. Get Regrowth Pendant and a Mana Potion as your first items. Most people say that you need Mana Regen first more but if you have a hard lane it always help! And if your out of Mana just dont forget your Potion. When you have around 700 Gold you should try to go back to the Shop and get the Philosopher's Stone and some Boots. If your partner is in trouble you should teleport to him. But if you can try to safe it for later. Try to go for early kills if possible so you can buy your Sheen fast and deal even more Damage with Siphoning Strike. Remember, always when you kill an enemy (minions or champs) with your Q skills, you gain extra damage on that skill (+3).

MIDGAME
Now you should be able to destroy enemy minion waves really fast. And always try to spam your Siphoning Strike! If your team needs help in a lane you can teleport. Very usefull.
If your game is going well you should already have nearly the Trinity Force and the Vampiric Scepter. I know that your lifesteal is already nice from your passive, but even more lifesteal is better. Especially when you just came from a hard teamfight and need some more Health. Teleport and farm! Also try to get the Blue Buff as often as you can! Nasus eats Mana!

LATEGAME
Now you should already have some good items for teamfights and you will deal lots of damage! Always try to use your Spirit Fire in teamfights because it incredibly helps your team when the enemy champs have a lowered Armor. Also: PUSH PUSH and PUSH! Nasus is a great pusher and can destroy Towers really nice with Q! When you think your strong enough you should also be able to singel Baron. But you really need your Ultimate for that. It works fine :) No worries. And dont be scared of thos big turrets! with ur ulti you are even bigger :P and can smash enemy champ, cuz they feel save under their little tower.


LANING PARTNER
You can lane with every Champ, but you should try to lane with one that uses their Ulti and cant move. You can slow pretty bad :D I would try to lane with :

- NUNU (Ulti and his Snowball Slow)
- KATARINA (Ulti)
- ANNIE (nice combos)
.....etc


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Farming

Try to farm always with your Spirit Fire. But use it carefully. If the minions move out of the Circle too fast its harder to farm. Always try to keep them inside and lasthit with Q. Get MORE and MORE damage! YOu should have at the end of a game around 200 Bonus Damage (the little Blue number)!


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Guide

I hope you will like my Guide and help me to improve it with your Comments! Im also sorry for my english, but I think you can understand what I mean :S

Please message me what you would improve and what I should change (I also mean some sentences and right spelling xD)

If you want you can add me Ingame (US Server) but plz send me an IGM first with your name so I dont decline you :P

Sences