DTUNE Divine Sunderer Nautilus Top (12.14)
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Runes: Personal "For Fun" Variation
+10% Attack Speed
+15-140 HP (lvls 1-18)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order Level 1 Trading
Threats & Synergies
Don't try killing Aatrox outside of tower or with his ult up. Aatrox's healing and damage just outmatch any short-trading you could do.
Long-trade with Akali by pulling her out of favorable positions and forcing her to stay in fights for you to get two ability rotations. Your E can damage her in stealth, so it's not a bad tool. Don't take too much poke.
This is a massive mind-game on your end to cancel stuns or intentionally miss your abilities to waste her W. If she parries you or uses her ult, you generally lose the matchup. However, if you can bait her W and disengage from her ult, you have a much more favorable fight.
Camille does everything you can do but way better. You don't out-damage or out-shield her and you can't escape from her ult. However, you can stun her when she tries to hookshot you, which makes for slightly better trading. Time your E's so she can't land the second Q.
Cho'gath outscales you and you can't really damage him if he zones well. He has much more kill potential than you, so your best bet is to get ganked.
Darius can force you into long-trades. Don't let him do that, instead saving your Q for hooking to a wall. Try not to engage with him far from your tower, as he can run you down.
You can proc his passive consistently, and you out-damage him if you can dodge abilities well. However, you can't kill him if he uses his ultimate, during which you should just disengage.
He can only cleanse one of your stuns. However, he also has a lot of damage, so you need to make sure to bait out his barrels or destroy them when they appear.
He out-heals your short trades, and has much more kill potential. You can win this matchup by using E to zone him whenever he Q's, but even then you'll run out of mana and base first.
If you catch him in his mini form, he can't escape for a short duration if you use all of your CC abilities. In his mega form, use Q to disengage until it's over, or get a gank.
She can block your hooks pretty easily and shreds you pretty quickly.
Get your jungler to the Toplane after baiting his stun, and it should be a pretty free kill. Heimer has no defense other than his stun and turrets. Don't bother fighting him in his turrets.
Illaoi can short-trade you and win. However, you can hook her to an area without tentacles to win a short-trade. Don't fight her if she has your soul, just shield through it.
You have to play smart. Irelia loves diving into your minions, which is where you excel at fighting. Stun her in your minions and E her to disengage, and if she ults you use Q to hook to a wall and leave. You can lose this matchup very easily if you play like a madman.
Deals far too much damage and can leave short-trades at any time. Nautilus is best when short-trading, but Jax controls the trades in this matchup.
Jayce can be ganked easily if you can land a hook on him. You can also initiate on him easier than any other toplaner, but you generally need to pick the right moments as he wins the trade from poking you while disengaging.
Kayle easily escapes your trades if she zones properly. She also outscales you, and can kill you while you disengage.
You generally win short-trades versus Kennen and can shield off his poke. However, he can disengage from you pretty easily.
Use your E to slow him down when he engages, hopefully running out his W's duration. Q away before he gets that last hit, and don't try to kill him in his small form until he hits it the second time. You can't burst him down.
Annoying lane. Try to hook him into unfavorable positions, like straight into your minions. He disengages really easily and has a decent poke. so you either need to bait out his abilities before engaging or wait until you get a gank.
Mordekaiser's damage absolutely shreds through you. You can't beat him under any circumstance, so buy QSS to avoid becoming free food.
You don't win 1v1's with Nasus after he hits 6. The only thing you have up on Nasus is you can peel him off your team pretty easily.
His ult negates most of your toolkit's utility. If you can dodge though, you can win short-trades in lane using E and W before disengaging with Q.
He outscales you and has unstoppability on W. You can stun him in his ult though, and you can stun him before he lands an E.
Quinn deals a lot of poke damage, but you can kill her if you bait out her Q, then save your Q for her E.
You can't kill Renekton in 1v1's. However, if you can bait him into going under your tower, you can Q him and then use your passive to almost kill him, as he'll have used his mobility trying to engage on you.
Very difficult to deal with his ghouls, but he can't escape your ganks easily. Don't let him hit his E, and try asking for ganks.
E when he goes into stealth to hit both Wukong and his clone. Save W for short-trading. Bait out his R, then Q away.
Sit under tower for this matchup and hope you can stun him under it. Volibear short-trades much better than you do, although you can zone him out with your E to prevent him from closing distance.
Don't get hit by his passive, Q him when he tries to flip you, and don't fight him if he's ahead.
Save your stuns, then when he ults just stun him for the entire duration. Protect your team from him in the same manner. Don't play recklessly, as he can still kill you if you don't win any trades.
E him when he blinds you. W his poke. If you can catch him while saving your Q, you can deal a lot of damage to him.
Dodge his dives and try not to let him get maximum stacks on you. You should be able to kill him if he keeps diving behind you but failing to hit you, and you'll get a lot of damage off of that.
Riven just out-damages you and you can't zone her with E. You can win level 1's if you bring W and trade smart, and then get the kill with ignite at level 2 after leveling Q.
Champion Build Guide
After I saw someone else copy it on Mobafire, I decided to make a guide based on the original build. I have a few hundred hours using Divine Sunderer Nautilus, a few thousand reports for using it, and many, many angry teammates. Don't use this in Ranked, it's not viable over Camille, who simply has wayyyy more damage, even if you have a little more utility in some areas.
Divine Sunderer Nautilus is a lot weaker than when I first started using it due to the durability update, but it still works fine.
Dredge Line is used for both engaging and disengaging. For Sunderer Nautilus, it's mostly for disengaging fights you can't win under current circumstances, then waiting until you can win.
Titan's Wrath is used whenever you need to trade (unsurprisingly), as the shield and damage can make you have a positive trade versus most champs. W also allows you to disengage without taking too much damage from walking away.
Riptide is your main trading ability. Sunderer Nautilus needs to short-trade in minions, where Riptide can hit enemies, but they generally can't hit you. Also, you can zone enemies by keeping distance and using Riptide whenever they come close before they can damage you.
Depth Charge is mainly for team-fights and roaming and isn't great for the trading playstyle. While laning, it's best used if you get ganked or to disengage an enemy who is in an ultimate.
I took Sunderer on Nautilus with PTA at first because I thought it was funny. It ended up winning the game with 13 kills and around 4 deaths, because the magic penetration actually ended up working okay, and it allowed for better burst damage when you roamed Mid or Bot. PTA is mainly for fun, but you should take Grasp.
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