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Nocturne Build Guide by rhvse

|12.23| Nocturne Guide

|12.23| Nocturne Guide

Updated on December 7, 2022
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Runes: |Best so far| Lethal Tempo

Lethal Tempo
Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand

Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


|Jungle| Flash + Smite
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Unleashed Smite

Unleashed Smite


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Champion Build Guide

|12.23| Nocturne Guide

By rhvse
Hello do you want to climb fast as Nocturne Jungle? This guide is for you :)
I teach you how to play Nocturne - The Eternal Nightmare
(My first Guide, if you have if you have any advice / oversight, write down below!)
(I'm from Poland, I learning English so sorry for any mistakes)
Why Nocturne?
Nocturne, it's one of the best Jungler and Assasin in the game. He have amazing abilites to solo most champions, and to be useful in teamfights. Nocturne is amazing Junger when it comes to helping teammates.

Difficulty - 4/10
Nocturne is easy-medium champion to play, Nocturne will be played even by beginners learning the jungle.

Viability - 6.5/10 Nocturne have high viability (if build bruiser) due to his Stridebreaker & Death Dance. He have a Black Cleaver too.

DPS - 8.5/10 Nocturne DPS is really high, he does high damage even if build bruiser. His damage allows you to easy kill enemy ADC (such a Miss Fortune or Ashe. You can maximilize Nocturne's damage by build Lethality, but his viability will be low.

Teamfights - 7/10 Nocturne is doing very well in Teamfights due to his ultimate: Paranoia. He can easly kill enemy backline, and deprive opponents of orientation around them.

Ganks - 9.5/10 Ganks as Nocturne are very pleasant. He can dash to enemy with his ultimate Paranoia, get AD with Duskbringer and stun with Unspeakable Horror. Ganks with Nocturne without Ultimate is still good, but enemy can easly escape (however if you attack from super, super back you can use your E on them).

+ A lot of AD: Nocturne can get a lot of AD (sometimes over 500) due to his first ability: Duskbringer. Nocturne most important items for AD are: Death Dance, Stridebreaker/Duskblade.

+ Amazing ganks: As I say earlier, Nocturne have amazing ganks due to his ultimate Paranoia. He can dash in 4k range, it's a lot. In combination with his ultimate and stun it's giving the team amazing Jungler.


- there is no potential to carry game: Nocturne can't carry his team,remember that he have potencial in early-middle game.

- Bad late game: Nocturne have bad late game, he only focus one champion, and if he don't take off enemy ADC in teamfight, game is lost.

Remember! You are not carry! Leave the kills for your team! You can't carry game but your team can! Nocturne is not carry!
Before The Game
Runes and Spells are at the top of the page!
Passive: Every few seconds, Nocturne's next attack strikes surrounding enemies for bonus physical damage and heals himself. Nocturne's basic attacks reduce this cooldown. Use it in Jungle when doing camps (like Wofls)
Q: Nocturne throws a shadow blade that deals damage, leaves a Dusk Trail, and causes champions to leave a Dusk Trail. While on the trail, Nocturne can move through units and has increased Move Speed and Attack Damage. Main ability, upgrade it first. Be sure to cast it when battle start!
W: Nocturne empowers his blades, passively gaining Attack Speed. Activating Shroud of Darkness allows Nocturne to fade into the shadows, creating a magical barrier which blocks a single enemy ability and doubles his passive Attack Speed if successful. Use it when enemy tries to hit skillshot into you. If enemy team have a lot of tanks upgrade W first.
E: Nocturne plants a nightmare into his target's mind, dealing damage each second and applying fear to the target if they do not get out of range by the end of the duration. Use it to stun enemies, when they tries to attack or escape you.
R: Nocturne reduces the sight radius of all enemy champions and removes their ally vision in the process. He can then launch himself at a nearby enemy champion. Nocturne main weapon, ideal for teamfights or ganks. Use it when can, buy Axiom Arc for reduce cooldown on your ultimate.
Starting Items
- Best jungle item from all.

- Potion (it isn't obvious?

- And a ward :)

- Ideal boots against AD champions. It gives you armor and reduce ALL autoattack damage for 12%.

- Best item vs Mages and CC champions (such as Lux, Veigar)

Core items
- Best item choice for Nocturne it gives him Heath, Damage, Atack Speed and Ability Haste. That item is universal for all games. Stridebreaker is better than Goredrinker in this case, but Goredrinker is playable.
- Another Core Item, it gives Nocturne, damage and armor, also heal him 120% of his AD. Perfect combo with his Duskbringer.
- It gives Nocturne a lot of Ability Haste on his ultimate. Get this as 3-rd item in Bruiser Build (when there are no special cases) and pick as 1-st item in Lethality build.

Other Items
- Nocturne wants this item if he is against a heavy AP. I recommend do this item 3-rd if theres much AP champions. Buying Hexdrinker first is a good idea.
- Get this item when enemy team have a lot of healing (Fiora, Yuumi)

- Pick this item if enemy team have a lot of Tanks (Only bruiser build!)
- Pick this item if enemy team have a lot of Tanks (Only Lethality build!)

(Guide is under development and testing, thanks for commenting)
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