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Nasus Build Guide by Pacal Votan
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Runes: SUSTAIN AND DESTROY
Ability Order AGAINST MELLE
Threats & Synergies
This is one of the hardest lane... Max E and farm what you can. If it's a good Darius, he will combo you when you try to stack. However, just like you , he has no escape, so it's an easy target for ganks. Abuse it!
Tough lane.. she has tons of damage and very tank too... Try to avoid her E rushing Boots of Swiftness. It's good to buy a doran blade in the first recall. Invest in health here. Start with boots + 4.
A pain in the neck. If he's fed, there's nothing you can do here because your W doesn't work on his ult and if he's properly builded, he'll melt you.
He has a very strong combo, but you can deal with him. Just cloth + 4 and try to avoid his jumps. It's a good idea to buy some boots early.
She has tons of damage and a good sustain. Just max E and poke her. Start with doran ring.
Just farm and user your W when she's trying to chase you Be careful with ignite. Start with cloth + 4.
Annoying lane but you can deal with him. Just try to farm and rush the Boots of Swiftness as fast as you can. He will use his E to poke you, what is nice because the spell pushes lane as well. Try to AA him to cancel his passive. Start cloth + 4
She has an excelent mobility and clear wave(what is good for you). Start with boots + 4 to avoid her W. Be careful with her ult.
Similar to Camille, he's not able to kill you if you start with boots + 4 to avoid his Q.
Just ignore him and keep farming. He's mana hungry and cant kill you, but it's important after the first recall you buy AT LEAST a Glacial Shroud + doran blade, or if he's making trouble just buy a doran ring and max E.
Not difficult , just pay attention on her E and don't try to trade her, just farm. cloth + 4.
Its a good ideia to start with boot + 4 to avoid his E on early game. He has an annoying poke, but your W destroy his attack speed.
Very mana hungry. Just max your E and poke him. Be careful with his ignite. Rush a doran blade here for sustain. Start with doran ring
Cloth + 4. Try to rush a FH amd doran blade for sustain. ignore him and AA to destroy his shield, and after that poke him with Q sometimes.
Just start with doran ring and max E. After some stacks and a sheen, you'll be able to kill him. Stay behind your minions. Don't trade against Mega Gnar without have some stacks.
Just start with doran ring and max E to poke him and destroy his turrets as well.
Just max your E and poke him. Buy a doran blade after first recall to sustain.Start with doran ring.
He has no sustain, just max your E and poke him. Start with doran ring.
Almost a free farm lane.. just ignore him and farm. be careful with his ULT with a gank lvl 6.
He has a good sustain and a nice combo, but its not enough to kill you. just ignore him and farm.
Pre six you'll loose the trade. If he ult's, destroy his turret.Cloth+4.
Just max your E and poke her. Start with doran ring. She has a short range to AA you.
Champion Build Guide
Hi! I'm Pacal Votan, a brazillian player who likes to play with Nasus most. In this guide I'll try to work on Nasus weakness, which are his lack of mobility and engage and max his qualities.
+ Great Mid/Late Game
+ Great Turret Destroyer
+ Good Wave Clear with his E
+ Can melt squishy champions
+ Has tons of damage and tank at same time
+ Good sustain in Lane
+ Has a slow that's almost a CC
- Lack of mobility
- Vulnerable to early ganks
- Can be punished while farming his Q
- Easy to kite
- Doesn't have a escape
The Grasp of the Undying is great on Nasus, making possible a good susttain and some extra damage as well.
The Demolish here is the best choice for Nasus, providing some extra damage on turrets, together with your Siphoning Strike.
Conditioning is great for Nasus, providing armor and magic resist and making him an excellen duelist after 10 minutes of the game(when you have 120 stack or some) on Siphoning Strike.
Overgrowth is nice, providing some extra health to let Nasus tankier and combo with Demolish, which's based on health points.
Manaflow Band is good for Nasus because he's mana hungry and his Spirit Fire on early game costs a lot. So it will provide Nasus a good sustain when you need to max your Spirit Fire to poke some ranged champions.
Celerity is one of the secretes of the Chase Nasus.Combining it with Boots of Swiftness, Trinity Force, Dead Man's Plate and Zz'Rot Portal will let you chase everyone like a Janna.
I mostly start with Cloth Armor and four Health Potion against melee champions like Riven, Yasuo, Fiora, etc. It provides armor and a good sustain to stack early .
Doran's Ring is my choice when i have to max Spirit Fire against ranged champions like Teemo, Vayne Top, Quinn, Jayce, etc. It provides some extra damage on Spirit Fire and some mana sustain.
When I face a champion that I want to evade skills, like Camille, Cho'Gath, Sion etc, I always start with Boots and four Health Potion.
Frozen Heart is my first item against melee champions. It fits very well on Nasus kit, with CDR, armor and Attack Speed reduction.
Spirit Visage is my first item against AP champions.Besides providing MR, It will give you a nice sustain with it's passive. While building Spirit Visage, is a good choice to buy Sheen as well, to give you some mana.
Boots of Swiftness is my second item here. It gives Nasus an alternative for his lack of engage and escape. It prevents Nasus for some ganks and makes him Chase everyone, combining with his Wither.
Trinity Force is the perfect item for Nasus. It gives Health, Mana, 5% of Move Speed(which is essential for a chasing build) and damage. But nothins is perfect, because it's an expensive item. If you think you are behind, just buy a Sheen and build your Trinity Force after some tank items.
Dead Man's Plate is very nice on him, because has tons of health and armor, besides the passive, that give Movement Speed(to chase and escape) and some damage.
Zz'Rot Portal is the most underrated item for Nasus, but it's one of the secrets of this build. It provides MR, Armor and Move Speed near the turrets or void gates. With Trinity Force, Dead Man's Plate and Boots of Swiftness, you will fly like a Janna. In Late game, you can spawn a void gate near a turret or an inhibitor to melt it with your Siphoning Strike and the Demolish in few seconds.
- Do not be ashamed to lose some creeps with your Siphoning Strike. If you can't last hit it, try to use your E.
- Be careful with enemies that use ignite.
- As a said before, against ranged enemies like Teemo or Quinn, Max your Spirit Fire in order to melt them.
- Try to freeze lane and farm under your turret on the begining
- With tons of move speed, you can destroy the enemy turret and escape easily, making a huge pressure(If they don't have tons of CC).
- If you think you are loosing health very fast, invest on Doran's Blade. It will make a huge diference with 3% of life steal.