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Hi, pie122 here to bring you a new nocturn build. I recently started playing nocturn in my ranked solo que's, because he is extremely viable through out the game and can easily make the entire other team fear you greatly. In this guide i will try to show you on how to play nocturn in almost every situation. So lets hop straight into the build so you can start inflicting darkness into people's hearts.
Okay so for my jungle runes on an average game are Greater Mark of DesolationGreater Mark of Desolation, Greater Seal of Resilience, and Greater Glyph of Shielding. Some people like to bring Greater Glyph of Alacrity over the Greater Glyph of Shielding for faster jungling, you can do it if you want but late game i find Greater Glyph of Shielding
ALOTbetter late game. So those are my basic runes, now lets go ahead and move onto quint's. For quint's there are alot of diffrent ones you can take you could bring Greater Quintessence of Alacrity, but personally i like the extra tankyness early game from Greater Quintessence of Fortitude and the extra movespeed from Greater Quintessence of Swiftness for extra early gank potential. Well this concludes our rune book section of my build, we will now move onto masteries!!!
This section of my guide will be fairly short because its pretty straight forward. For jungle nocturn i bring 0/15/15, most people would bring the improved smite, if you wanted to you could remove the extra hp from veterans scars and put it there this would be 1/14/15. I get improved ghost, the exp boost, improved buff duration, and 3 in the extra movespeed because ganks are
ALOT easier with movespeed.
Okay so for jungle nocturn there really is 3 diffrent builds you can use. In all 3 builds your 1st item will always be
because it is just THE BEST
junglers item, the passive is great for farm, lifsteal, and a free ward.
You start the game with , and 5
1st build) The 1st build is my average build for going against a semi-squishy team.
ITEMS:My 1st item for nocturn is , then boots (see decide your boots section of guide),then after short farm a , depending on their team setup i usually go , but if they have a thorn mail i would recommend , if there heavy in armor go a , after deciding on that i tend to go straight for a for extra survivability, then i usually go for an attack speed item, if there high in hp go for a if you need to get around quick, go for a , my last item would be for extra survivability.
2nd build)This second build is for high magic damage teams.
ITEMS As i said my first item is , second item is boots (see decide your boot section), third ,next a Catalyst the Protector and , later building both thoes items into and , after that get a and last a
3rd build)This is tanky nocturn build
ITEMS As i always say my 1st item is , then boots (see decide your boot section), then a , then get a , later building into a , and building into a , and you can go ahead and get a , and finishing your build with a
Decide your boots
Ok this section im going to try to help you choose boots for your build, if they have lots of stuns , if you can push and need to stay near everyone get , and if you can free roam there jungle without them noticing and gank alot go for , Any of these boots can be used in ANY of the builds above.
Creeping / Jungling
Okay now we will move onto the jungle section.
1.)The wraiths, this is your start in the jungle. When the wraiths spawn use on the big wraith, aka the blue one. Now auto attack the smaller red ones. You shouldnt have to use a but if you feel uncomfortable go ahead and use one. ***ALSO KEEP YOUR MID AWAY FROM THE CAMP BECAUSE THEY CAN LEECH EXP FROM YOU AND MESS UP YOUR JUNGLE***
2.)The wolves, this camp is pretty easy just auto attack the bigger wolf and kill the small ones after.
3.) The golems, this is an easy camp, w8 a little so that your smite comes up, use your auto attack one of the golems and smite the one you 1st auto attacked, use a and kill the second one if you feel uncomfortable go ahead and use another if you want.
4.) Blue buff, ok this is one of the hardest parts of the jungle for the reason you have no smite so you have to be carefull of counterjunglers, just spam and use 1-2
2.)Now your going back down to the wolfs if there not spawned yet sit there for a little and they will spawn.
1.)Head down to the wraiths kill the wraiths and recall
5.) Buy your and go for red, kill red and look for some easy ganks.
I give thanks to TheGameDude for the jungle route, here is his video. If your having a hardtime understanding my text.
Your job as a jungler
Ok i know so many people that when they jungle they dont ever leave the jungle untill lvl6...
This is not your job. Your job as a jungler is to hold lanes when top or mid needs to recall, and to gank the lanes that are getting pushed. So if your on your way to get blue and top NEEDS to recall... guess what, you need to skip blue for now and head on up there and hold the lane, when top returns go ahead and get blue. Gank everytime you get double buff, or when ever your ult is up. Those are my basic tips to jungling.
Well this is the end of my build. One of my 1st builds where i actually got the bb coding down so pls critisism is good, just dont get out of controll.