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Nocturne Build Guide by PsiGuard


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League of Legends Build Guide Author PsiGuard

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PsiGuard Last updated on January 12, 2018
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Mkcoolness | January 17, 2018 6:06pm
Very good build, helped me a lot. thanks!
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ZeroGangs | January 17, 2018 12:11pm
Very Good build,you helped me a lot, thx dude!!
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KustomKabz | January 13, 2018 7:50pm
Amazing and very detailed Guide, Ty!!
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tsipilis | December 1, 2017 6:32am
harvest is good?
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PsiGuard (1095) | December 1, 2017 7:53am
Dark Harvest is significantly weaker than Electrocute until you're able to farm a lot. I'd say around 25 minutes into the game is when it starts really picking up and outshining other keystones. I'm not a big fan of the rune (on Nocturne anyway) since it takes so long to get going. Electrocute is useful right away and can help you build an advantage in the early and mid game.

Dark Harvest is definitely better late game since it can be used multiple times in one fight and it keeps getting stronger over time, but since Nocturne is fairly weak in the late game, I don't think you'll want to wait that long for your keystone to be relevant.
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Graydenn (2) | November 17, 2017 4:08pm
Great guide! I love your graphics and coding. I plan to get Nocturne when I can afford him and I'd love to lean to play him. I'm going to come straight to this guide! I love how much you elaborated on pretty much everything, along with the other guides you have in all. They take a while to read but the extra information really helps!
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PsiGuard (1095) | November 17, 2017 5:56pm
The graphics (and a lot of the coding) were done by @ MissMaw, so it's she that deserves your compliments. :P

I know my guides are pretty long but I'm glad to hear you appreciate the depth of detail. I'm still working on ways of cutting down on length without sacrificing important information, so hopefully they'll be a little more readable in the future.
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F Darkness | November 2, 2017 11:47am
So for today I reached Diamond V, I'm a Nocturne otp who is testing builds too, but your guide has helped me all the way to diam. I say thanks, and will be looking here again once preseason starts. Good luck on the rift :D
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PsiGuard (1095) | November 2, 2017 1:11pm
Thanks F Darkness, congratulations on reaching Diamond! ^_^ I actually just got back to diamond again last night, haha.

I'll definitely be testing out the new runes to try and find the most optimal build for Noc right when preseason starts (maybe even a little beforehand on PBE).
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F Darkness | November 5, 2017 1:04am
Alright so I've been looking for the optimal Noc runes/masteries, and this is what I got so far: http://euw.leagueoflegends.com/en/featured/preseason-update/8200-8214?build=20222125
ps: gz to dia :D
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melvino7468 | October 20, 2017 1:56pm
What about ghost doesn't it synergize with his MS bonus? for engage and disengage?
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PsiGuard (1095) | October 20, 2017 7:28pm
I wouldn't say they synergize, as there's a soft movement speed cap that you easily hit with just Duskbringer and maybe Youmuu's Ghostblade. Getting more movement speed beyond that is intentionally less efficient.

You already have a movement speed advantage on most enemies from Duskbringer. If you need even more sticking power, I recommend just picking up a Stalker's Blade - Warrior.

Ghost isn't worth the loss of Flash. Flash gets you over walls, allows you to instantly follow enemy dashes to stay in range for Unspeakable Horror, and is a much better escape tool since you can dodge enemy abilities (namely crowd control spells). You can also use it to blink past CC spells to outplay enemies when Shroud of Darkness is down.

I don't recommend running Ghost on Nocturne (or most other junglers) as it's just way too risky.
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Aneurologic (4) | October 11, 2017 3:44am
Lethality Nocturne: Lethal!

I think this is a great way to create some much needed proving-ground for ol' Nocturne.
I see him less and less these days, yet he's one of the greatest champions in the game for picking up ganks and low-hp champs.

I think this build really helps Nocturne shine in a meta where he's outpaced by a lot of resistance-stacked junglers. Items in this build guide are all very wise picks, so I have no complaints or edit-requests/suggestions here for you.

Very pretty layout, and organization! +1
Love the filler material on blue-buff skill start + red-buff start.

I haven't been in the jungle much these past few seasons, but Nocturne is definitely my go-to.
This guide has definitely helped me justify a instant-lock in draft for one of my favorite champions!

Cheers!
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PsiGuard (1095) | October 11, 2017 1:58pm
Thanks for the thoughtful review Aneurologic, I very much appreciate it. <3
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PsiGuard (1095) | September 15, 2017 4:20pm
Updated and reorganized the build to accentuate the early Duskblade of Draktharr more and removed some of the tank options that I felt were inferior. Also took out the early Tiamat to fit in Duskblade early in the build.

Added Statikk Shiv and Infinity Edge as options for those who like crit builds. Personally, I rarely build these items as they usually feel too greedy compared to other options, but they can be effective if you don't die, basically. Better DPS than just lethality items.
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Yamikazexz (25) | September 15, 2017 6:51pm
What about that ghostblade --> eon --> duskblade build?
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PsiGuard (1095) | September 16, 2017 11:22am
Not sure if meming but Duskblade is way better on Nocturne. You could go Dusk > Ghost > EoN or Dusk > EoN > Ghost if you want.
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Yamikazexz (25) | September 15, 2017 1:50pm
How do you play Nocturne in the Middle Lane?
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PsiGuard (1095) | September 15, 2017 4:25pm
Just read @ Yamikazexz's Talon guide and in game you pretend it's Talon instead of Nocturne. Should work flawlessly.
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Yamikazexz (25) | September 15, 2017 6:54pm
PsiGuard wrote:
Just read @ Yamikazexz's Talon guide and in game you pretend it's Talon instead of Nocturne. Should work flawlessly.


I believe the phrase you're looking for is "budget talon"
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Hoppermh (26) | September 15, 2017 2:25pm
support?
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PsiGuard (1095) | September 15, 2017 4:26pm
You're more experienced than me in that area. I'd build Duskblade of Draktharr if you're fed though. ;)
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F Darkness | September 2, 2017 3:56pm
So as a Nocturne main with ~400k now, I've always loved the AD/Lethality build on Nocturne but when lategame is there, you'll get a hard time. So I've tried a few builds in Normal games and this is what I came up to: Razorblade (blue or red ur choice) BOTRK, Steraks Gage, Gargoyle, Mallet and boots. Can you try out this build and share your review? With as/cdr-level runes and some ad
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PsiGuard (1095) | September 2, 2017 4:22pm
You're right that bruiser builds (with attack speed usually) tend to scale better into team fights. You can still win late game with AD/lethality builds, but you have to time your ultimate right and kill one of the carries with the help of someone else on your team usually.

Personally I like Lethality a lot better for the early and mid game though. If you prefer attack speed and tankier items don't let me stop you, haha.

I'll see if I can play a couple games with this kind of build in the future. I did something similar several patches ago though.
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F Darkness | September 2, 2017 5:26pm
Thanks for your fast comment. I'd like to introduce the build more though. Moderate damage, you know that since Noc main, and if you go ham 1v5 (team can catch up) it's okay and u won't die in a few sec because: Instant 3 enemy plus gargoyle active+passive, and the shield of Steraks gage, a total of 10k hp to burn down combined with Frozen mallet for about 3/4 seconds. This has carried me alot of games in Platinum I now
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JamaicanJamma | August 22, 2017 1:54pm
love this guide. use it as a reference all the time. question: rush hydra, or is nightblade preferred? i think damage spike is great but comes too late in the game if rush hydra first.
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PsiGuard (1095) | August 22, 2017 1:57pm
I recommend rushing just the Tiamat and sitting on that for a while. Duskblade of Draktharr is a great damage spike as you said. You can finish Ravenous Hydra later in the game after you've finished some more important items.
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JamaicanJamma | August 22, 2017 7:59pm
thanks
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