Nunu & Willump Build Guide by Hidon1
Challenger Nunu Guide Made By Hidon UPDATED FOR S11!!!By Hidon1 | Updated on December 3, 2020
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Runes: Standard Runes
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order Standard NuNu
Threats & Synergies
Since Elise has a 3 camp clear before she can do a gank you will have a hard time matching her on the first gank in the game. Therefor you will have 2 options: Either you counter gank where you think she is going to dive, or you do a gank on the opposite side of the map to try to counter snowball on the other side of the map.
Evelynn is not a good matchup for you as she is insanely strong at the moment, she works the same way as Karthus except that she can go stealth. If you are vs Evelynn make sure that you NEVER give her camps for free. If she gets a camp on your side of the jungle her bot lane has to suffer. When she hits level 6 she spikes in terms of ganking. Only good thing about Evelynn is that you can gank for free, she will never contest the ganks before level 6. Keep in mind that you have to clear the side of the jungle you start on to not give her camps for free.
Trundle generally has weak/slow ganking ability in early game. You will be able to counter gank most of the time or snowball the map before he is able to impact the map. In this match up you HAVE to take Phase Rush. If you have Phase Rush he is unable to kill you 1v1, because you have the ability to kite away from him. The one counter trundle has to Nunu is that he can pillar your snowball, so watch out for that since it can be used to stop your ganks on lanes. He can also use it to stop your engage in fights.
Xin Zhao is the type of jungler who can gank level 2 and you will have a hard time fighting him 1v1. What you should do to prevent this is by warding for the level 2 gank (do it on the ramp, which is besides raptors and tell your top/bot laners to ward as well). If his level 2 gank is not successful you are a stronger champ at level 3. You can also try to countergank but that is flippy. When you play vs Xin Zhao make sure to always fight even numbers since you do not thrive well 1v1, but with your teammates around you, you should always win the fights. In this match up Red smite is good since it can help you if you get caught out 1v1 by Xin.
Kha Zix does not like to come out of his jungle unless he sees free kills, which makes it really easy for you to get your ganks in for free. If you play vs Kha'Zix, make sure you full clear the side of the jungle you start on, so you do not leave camps for him to take and get ahead of you, because if he gets too far ahead of you, you will just be a free kill for him.
Lillia is a very easy match up for you. She ca not hurt you in a 1v1, but make sure she does not late invade you on the raptors. In order to stop her from doing it you can start W and go raptors yourself since you can oneshot the camp with smite. This match up is super easy for you (Better ganks, Winning 1v1 match up).
Karthus is not that hard, but if he gets ahead of you the jungler is set and done and you can never be near him again. In order to not fall behind you need to clear your jungle. You CAN NOT leave camps for him to pick up, you win the 1v1 early on if you hit the snowball! If you want to play the match up how I play it, try to yoink his camps from him. I like to start snowball and take his raptors level 1 and if he is not on the red side of the jungle you can keep going and take the full side of that part of the jungle leaving him with only 3 camps.
This matchup gets hard after 6, but if he has not gotten a lead before 6 you are chilling. He can not kill you 1v1 and if he tanks the snowball with ult you can just run out with Phase Rush and you are out. If he does have a lead at level 6 he will run over you like a truck. He will simply just snap you over with his full combo. He can not match your ganking potential so try to get some good ganks in before level 6. If you can deny the early drakes from Olaf, you have done your job and he will just get outscaled at 15mins.
This match up is simple. If she can not get an early lead you stomp her to the ground. You have better ganks so try and counter gank her first gank. In order to do that get early wards so you know where she starts. Then expect her to full clear to the other side of the map, then do your best trying to match her first gank.
He is the type of jungler that likes to full clear. This allows you to get your ganks of pretty much uncontested. If you do not get early leads on the map, he will run you and your team over, make sure you do not leave camps on the side you start on in first clear.
J4 can impact the map before you with his level 2 ganks. If you can prevent his early gank from being successful you are really fine, he has no threat on you at all. The only way he counters you is to stop your ult with E+Q. You can stop his E+Q combo with your W, keep that in mind if he tries to engage on you. So just prevent his early game plan and try to execute on your own.
He likes to full clear as well. He will come out if the kills are free and he might also make a pressure gank to get some objectives, but the only thing he has on you is early invades - be careful to not get gunned down in your jungle. But with Phase Rush your early fighting in the jungle should not be a problem.
Legit free win if you see it on enemy team.
It is just a worse Nunu.
Rek sai is only strong in the 1v1, but lucky for you jungle is not 1v1. In the 1v1 she is a 4 Major threat, but in terms of what she can provide on the map she is like a 2 Minor threat to you and the team. Just make sure you do not face her 1v1 and you are all good.
Zac is a worse Nunu early. It is not a good champ before level 5. Make sure you stay active in the early game. because he can not help his laners that well. His jump range level 3/4 is tiny so do not be afraid of him counter ganking you level 3. If you do not get good ganks of early he will outscale you though.
Same as Zac, he can not do anything to you. You on the other hand can not do anything to him as well, but soloq games in low elo is all about who has the most impact only (in terms of the junglers job) so make sure you just gank/gank/gank because he will not punish you.
If he can go red form for free, you are just a free stack for him. He can not help his laners since he is super weak pre form upgrade. So do not be afraid of him counter ganking you early as he is mostly looking to farm up.
The best match up for Nunu possible. He can not do anything at all vs you. You have better drake take, better ganks + you can one shot daisy with Q+Smite. Sadly, no one plays this champ :(
This match up is very hard. He can Q your snowball - he outscales you. The one advantage you have on him, is that he cannot impact the map at all early game so he just gives you free ganking options. If you are vs Taric/Yi I recommend that you dodge!
It is a good match up for the kindred, but you can impact the map as much as you want if you hit her with snowball pre level 6. You just one tap her with your teammates follow up. She does outscale you though, so try to be as active as possible and get all the drakes/heralds.
The champ does not work in the jungle that well anymore. This is one of the match ups where you can out pace him and be 2-3 levels lead. You have a way faster jungle clear and you can become a strong tank in the later parts of the game.
He does not really do anything to you, so do not be afraid of him early game. With Phase Rush he can barely touch you, even if he himself has Phase Rush as well. Just gank as much as possible in this match up. Do not be afraid of him taking your camps as he will not use them for anything.
This is also a very good match up for you. He does not really scale well and your ganks are stronger than his. He can never kill you, unless he finds you on low health.
All CC champs that can make your ganks easy work very well with Nunu, and that applyes for Top/Mid/Bot lane. But Carries also work very well with nunu, as you can peel them in fights and sacrifice your own early game to make sure they do well. Since you are a low econ champion.
Every single CC champ is good with Nunu
Mix dmg threat like Zed, can make for a deadly combo as he cant set up ganks with shadow slow. Its the same with Camille/Renekton/Riven (They have cc and are ad)
Caitlyn is by far the best adc with Nunu, she can trap on your Snowball and E root. It makes it impossible for the enemys to escape.
All CC supports that can help set up ganks are very strong with Nunu, if you can get a cc support like Thresh/Nautilus/Leona/Braum/Rakan you are gonna have a good time ganking them.
Morgana also works really well with Nunu, as she can Bind an opponent and make sure you hit the Snowball, she also can give you Blackshield and give you an unstoppable snowball.
Pyke execute with R is very strong with Nunu. As you can take people to very low health, but you rarely can finish them off. Pyke can help you with that :)
Yummi is fucking shit with Nunu, dont pick Nunu if you have Yummi support.
Janna is also shit with Nunu, but she can work if Janna is really good.
Champion Build Guide
Hello and welcome to my NuNu guide
I am Jonas and I go by the name Hidon. I am a 19-year-old streamer/coach from Denmark. I have been challenger since season 8 and I peaked 1000LP on EUW in season 10.
My Soloq Graph
I play Nunu/Elise, but since Elise does not have a spot in the current meta, I am mostly playing Nunu. Since a lot of people have asked me for a guide on Nunu I finally decided to do it.
I played competitive League Of Legends in season 9 and spring-split of season 10, where I made it to the European Masters, currently regarded as the 2nd biggest european tournament.
After that I felt like taking a break from competitive league, so I decided to Coach/Stream instead, which I am really enjoying. Now, I work as a challenger-streamer/Coach and I coach every lane & every ELO.
If you want to see more of me you can find me on my Twitch, where I stream almost daily or you can find me on twitter to find out when I go live.
Flippers Soloq Graph
Flipper Hitting Rank 10
Flipper still plays competitive League and is currently playing in the NLC If you want to see him play, just look at the NLC twitter where you find his team schedule.
If you want to see more to Flipper you can also find him on Twitch & Twitter.
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Now go play Nunu!!!
Look for ganks on the side you want to play for (Strong side) and avoid vision deep in your jungle. The way you find out what is strong side on Nunu is by seeing who on the enemy team that has less mobility UNLESS you have a tank in top lane. The tank will not carry the game. If that is the case get a free kill in top and then make sure your bot lane gets out of lane ahead.
Mid lane is very important to you. If the enemy team has a Orianna, Syndra, Yasuo overall low mobilty level 1, you can look for level 2 gank on them to burn their flash and make sure your mid laner can play more aggressively in the lane, and you can even look for a return gank on them.
Play for all drakes in the game. At level 5 your solo drake potentially is very strong and if you want to look for drakes early then make sure you have priority in bot lane. The way you can get priority is to force gank the enemy bot lane and help your laners shove the wave into enemy turret. After you got the priority and the vision around drake feel free to start it up and get the dragon for free.
How to play the mid game with Nunu? With Nunu you are always the engager, so if you see someone overstepping do not be afraid to run them down with W. Before you run them down try to get vision with your team around the next objective. Make sure you are fighting around vision instead of just fighting to fight.
Instead of engaging sometimes you also have to peel, since you are a tank always look at your carries, make sure you are providing for them. It is most of the time the ADC, so treat him like a baby and just spoon feed him or he will cry like a little ***** :)
Remember when you reach 20 minutes into the game you will have the movement speed buff from base, if enemies are pushing your tier 2 towers anywhere on the map you can run at them like Usain Bolt from base.
Your job is typically to peel/engage and secure every single objective on the map with Q+Smite which deals roughly 1500dmg.
Here you can see the Nunu W Invade taken from my twitch channel.
You can do it everywhere on the map.
The reason it works is because you get movement speed from base when you spawn. In order to make it work you have to wait for your teammates to leave the base. Then you ping your teammates you want to invade. After they reach tier 2 tower mid you start running out of base. If you look at the clip you can see where you start the snowball. On blue side you start it at raptor camp. As I said you can do it everywhere on the map. Try doing it in practice tool so you can experience how it works.
But Hidon, is blue/red buffs not hard to do with W start? Yes it is but that is why you do not start on the buffs. After you do the invade you should start on raptors as you clear them in around 10 seconds and if you check the clip below you can see where to start the snowball to maximize the raptor start.
Clip : Nunu Raptor Start
It gets you a kill/flash 8/10 times and it is insanely broken!!!
It can also decide what lane to play around since the laner will not have flash for the next 5 mins. You want to do the invade when enemies has no mobility level 1 or you have strong cc like naut/thresh/leona/morgana on the support role.
I hope you found my guide helpful. If you have any additional questions you want to ask you can always turn into my stream or ask in here on mobafire. I will happilly answer them. The guide will be updated instantly in season 11 when I find out what is best on the Yetiboy.
Flipper and I appreciate that you took the time to read the guide and here is a cute picture of us :)
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Good luck to you in your games in the future!