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Nautilus Build Guide by BaLoRi

My IMMORTAL Nautilus Build (All Lanes: Top/Mid/Jungle/Bot)

My IMMORTAL Nautilus Build (All Lanes: Top/Mid/Jungle/Bot)

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Runes: Immortal Version

1 2 3
Resolve
Grasp of the Undying
Shield Bash
Second Wind
Revitalize

Domination
Cheap Shot
Ravenous Hunter
Bonus:

+10% Attack Speed
+6 Armor
+6 Armor

Spells:

1 2
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

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Champion Build Guide

My IMMORTAL Nautilus Build (All Lanes: Top/Mid/Jungle/Bot)

By BaLoRi
About Me

Hello everyone,





My nickname is BaLoRi, I am an Educational Content-Build Creator that I got 1 goal every single time. To create the MOST POWERFUL builds for each champion, that will give you the FREE ELO that you really want and rank up with your own skills in any DIVISION you want.
Forget about everything else, cause this is going to be how you will play Nautilus from now on and reach insanely crazy win ratios! After playing with our style you will realize why this champion will be considered as the STRONGEST IMMORTAL one of all!

With this build you will have around 80% Win ratio at Iron to Gold Elo, 70% Win Ratio At Platinum Elo and 60-61% At Diamond-Challenger Elo!

Feel free to join me in our youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/lolbalori for more BUILDS and GUIDES, our ultimate Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/balori and join our Discord server for real time build creation: https://discord.gg/RazhNDW and reach any ELO you want!

Nothing will stop you, nothing will win against you, the only thing they will ever feel is FEAR from your insane damage!

Hope to enjoy your Elo Boost!
Best regards.
An introduction to Immortal Nautilus Build
Lets start about why we call Nautilus with this build IMMORTAL and why we choosing this build instead of anything else, the answer is pretty simple cause its going to be close to IMPOSSIBLE to die, no matter what enemies you will have against you!
People think that Nautilus is a SUPPORT ONLY CHAMPION, in our guide I will show you that Nautilus is the STRONGEST champion in the game that will destroy all no matter what you got against!

Check out what our Full Immortal Nautilus build can do here in a full late game:
And here is the AP-Immortal Build version that also using Presence of Mind for better sustain and Legend: Tenacity for more tenacity and to be UNSTOPPABLE from CC!



With this build Nautilus will be a total MONSTER in ANY LANE, be it Top, Mid, Jungle, support or even BOT cause we maximizing his potential greatly by using the BEST item-runes-skills combinations that will make you unstoppable while of course having tons of fun while playing him!
Nautilus is one of the champions right now that not only will totally destroy any champion, or even 3 champions (1v3) with our build, but will also support his teammates cause of your insane CC, he got one of the highest CC combos in the entire game and he is the ONLY CHAMPION that got CC with his passive that will keep the targets close to you and that will increase the Sunfire Aegis effects and seriously damage the targets just by hitting them!

Note: If you want the detailed explanations about the Support and Jungle build version read the Notes that you can see right next to the item order, I shared all the information that you need to understand what we are doing there!

Let’s get started by explaining Nautilus is the STRONGEST of all!
Secret Behind Runes
Lets start with the runes and why to play with this set of runes is one of the most important things!

For Resolve:
Grasp of the Undying One of the most powerful runes in the game for champions like Nautilus Grasp got 3 effects that most people cant understand, max %HP dmg, max %HP Heal and another one that will give you 5 permanent HP each time you are activating, that means, as long as you are keep fighting you will only get STRONGER AND STRONGER! Its one of the runes that got unlimited potential and thats what we need! Also the damage that you are doing cause of Grasp you will receive it as heal cause of Ravenous Hunter making grasp to have 2 heal effects instead of one!

Shield Bash A super important rune and probably one of the most powerful runes in the game for shield type champions, a MUST TO HAVE for Nautilus and one of the reasons that to go for Grasp is the only way, it will give you bonus Armor-Mr each time you got a shield PLUS bonus damage that scales with the % of the shield plus your %bonus HP for your next basic attack cause of your Titan's Wrath you will use Shield Bash almost every single time cause of the low CD of the skill cause of the 30% to 40% CDR that we will have. Shield Bash will be the perfect combo with Revitalize and Spirit Visage cause you will multiply by 40% the shields with the one that you got and you will gain more damage at the same time cause of the other one!

** Second Wind Another monstrous rune, HP REGAIN each time you receiving damage from the enemy that scales with your MISSING HP, people keep underestimate it, but cause of this rune and Doran's Shield you will be totally UNSTOPPABLE early, cause of this double regeneration from level 1 you will have ability to trade with the enemy for AS LONG AS YOU WANT and kill them easily while being Full HP!

Revitalize One of the most BROKEN runes that on certain champions works incredible, Nautilus is one of them, 5%-15% BONUS HEALS that together with Spirit Visage you will increase this to 30%-40% and will make you an IMMORTAL MONSTER! Also you will increase your SHIELDS by 30%-35% that means your Titan's Wrath plus the heals or shields that you will have from allies such as Janna Yuumi Sona etc.

The secondary runes tree that we will choose will always be DOMINATION and that cause we need the Ravenous Hunter rune at all cost plus one of the other 2 choices:
Cheap Shot Extra true damage after your CC, and Nautilus got the highest amount of CC in the game, you will literally activate this rune with Staggering Blow Dredge Line Riptide and of course Depth Charge 4 ways to activate Cheap Shot and apply the insane true damage that this rune gives with only 4 sec CD, after each game you will realize that the damage from this rune will be more than 1200-1300 Dmg even in super early games, that shows just how powerful it is!

Taste of Blood If you want better sustain, then this is your option, bonus HP each 20seconds while damaging your enemies, this amount will multiplied by 40% cause of Revitalize and Spirit Visage

Ravenous Hunter A MUST TO HAVE RUNE, 11% Damage to Heal, that means each time you using your RUNES-SKILLS-ITEMS and even HITS cause of the Staggering Blow will activate Ravenous Hunter effect, you will receive 11% of the damage dealt as health back, this amount will be MULTIPLIED by 45% cause of Revitalize and Spirit Visage and together with all the runes that we talked about will make you a total MONSTER!

By having this combination of runes you will realize that Nautilus is many times stronger than you think, making him impossible to die while having the damage to kill them all, even if you are 1v5!

**To fully understand the power of this rune Second Wind we will have a short example, Second Wind giving you health regeneration equal to 6 (+ 4% of your missing health)
cause its scales with the missing HP and cause we will have 4000+ TOTAL HP or even more with our BUILD, the moment you are with only 1000 HP left you will have regeneration 12 HP per second (120 in 10 seconds) this amount, will be multiplied by your Spirit Visage as well by 25% (it’s a shame that Revitalize is not scales with HP regan a well) that means, from the Second Wind alone and without calculating anything else you will have HP regain of ~16 ‬HP per second (Imagine that you also have, the base hp regain, Spirit Visage hp regain, Warmog's Armor hp regain to sum them up to even greater number)

Let’s continue with the item choices now.
Secret Behind Items
As we talked above Nautilus start item will ALWAYS BE no matter what the Doran's Shield plus a Health Potion this will give you an insanely big amount of regeneration that from the early stages of the game will make you unstoppable and unable to die!

Our first back item will always be Bami's Cinder plus we need a Refillable Potion and cloth of armor if we got enough gold, your main focus is to go back to base with 1150 gold, in order to buy Bami's Cinder and Refillable Potion something that people ignoring is that by buying Refillable Potion as soon as possible in the game, you will have free pots all lane phage long and you will also sell it and gain back some of the gold that you invested to this item, making it TOTALLY FREE!

Then our main focus in to first buy Bramble Vest cause of the armor and its effects will make us even stronger, you will repel back damage while applying the Grievous Wounds effect that will reduce their healing at the same time and also heal from the amount of damage you will repeal to champions or creeps cause of Ravenous Hunter so fight close to creeps and maximize the heal even more!

**Note: Cause Nautilus is an INSANE mana hungry champion, after getting your Bami's Cinder and Bramble Vest we will also get Tear of the Goddess that is now a start item with 400 gold cost and we will keep it till literally FULL LATE GAME cause it will give us up to 600 mana fully stacked, this effect will help you have enough mana sustain (or good enough) to spam your skills as much as you want!

Then we will finish the Sunfire Aegis, the stats that you will get from this item is just INSANE, Armor, Magic Resist, Ability Haste but most importantly a burn effect around you that scales with your %HP (that means Grasp will make it do more and more damage as the time pass) that will also get multiplied from the second effect that is increasing the damage that you are doing around you per second that you are in-combat and damaging something with the AOE effect, after reaching the 6 stacks you will active its SECOND EFFECT that will now apply the max damage with each of your hits, the new Sunfire Aegis became now something so powerful that no matter how you see it, will make you an absolute MONSTER!! Also and something that we lacked before, we will also have bonus TENACITY with each Completed Legendary item (total of 20-25), this AOE damage effect will work incredible good with Nautilus cause of your Titan’s Wrath that except the OP shield that you will gain, that will also give you bonus damage from Shield Bash you will also have the Damage per second effect that together with Sunfire Aegis will melt all to death easily!

Then we will finish our Thornmail, this item became such a wonderful choice to have, not only you will have more HP, Armor and damage return, but you will also have an extra heal reduction effect that will be activated EVEN WITH YOUR HITS and Nautilus is the only champion that can do that, from your passive to be able to activate so many effects, like Thornmail second effect or cheap shot etc.

Our next item will ALWAYS BE Spirit Visage this item might be one of the most important to have items for our build, the reason is cause of the combination of Revitalize that we talked about you will have an insanely amount of bonus healing, that will help you sustain and easily right now destroy any kind of enemy, be it FULL AD or FULL AP and even have the power to 1v3 easily! The stats that Spirit Visage gives are the most gold efficiency stats that you can buy in the game, not only you will have HP-MR-CDR-REGAIN but you will also have 25% BONUS HEALING from any kind of source that together with Revitalize will multiply heals and shields by 40%, and that effect also applying from the heals/shields that your teammates will do on you, so just imagine playing with a Soraka or Janna with you or even deadlier to have Yuumi a good Yuumi that will use aery and revitalize will make you TOTALLY UNSTOPPABLE if you got a duo and you want to try this combo, I will tell from now, its going to be something beyond imagination!!!

Then we will finish our Boots into MOST OF THE TIMES Mercury's Treads cause we need the extra TENACITY effect, plus to balance out the ARMOR and MAGIC RESIST, we will only have Spirit Visage for magic resist and together with the boots it will be MORE THAN ENOUGH!
If you playing against FULL AD teams with ZERO CC or close to ZERO CC, then go for Plated stealcaps especially against champion that using basic attacks as main source of damage, like for example Tryndamere Yasuo or Master Yi etc. this item will COUNTER THEM completely, cause it will reduce their pre-armor reduction damage by 12% (its pretty big, cause after that you will reduce it even further cause of your resistances)

For 4th item we will finish is going to be Redemption this item is going to MAKE US STRONGER and solve some of our mana problems as well, so you will have HP, Ability haste, HP and mana regeneration, 20% BONUS HEALS and SHIELDS that will make you even stronger cause you will multiply everything by 60% and a AOE HEAL Plus 10% Max HP TRUE DAMAGE effect that you will destroy all with, for Nautilus this combo of items means that you can go in, fight for literally AS LONG AS YOU WANT and then leave the fight while being full HP and also heal your allies for up to 35% more cause Redemption and Spirit Visage effects apply for your teammates as well!

For the 5th and last item you got the following options:

First option will ALWAYS be the MOST gold efficiency item in the game, its passive alone is 1000% gold efficiency of its cost as a stat and this item of course is Warmog's Armor not only you will have HP, CDR, HP Regain but you will also have an insanely out of combat HP REGAIN, imagine that you will have the power to go in, fight literally for AS LONG AS YOU WANT and then, if you are TOO LOW, to flash or just simply walk away, wait for 10seconds and then go in again with FULL HP, something else that right now is a good time to realize, we also playing with the rune Second Wind this rune is giving you health regeneration equal to 6 (+ 4% of your missing health)
cause its scales with the missing HP and cause we will have 4000+ TOTAL HP or even more with our BUILD, the moment you are with only 1000 HP left you will have regeneration 12.6HP per second (126 in 10 seconds) this amount, will be multiplied by your Spirit Visage as well by 30% (its a same that Revitalize is not scales with HP regan a well) that means, from the Second Wind alone and without calculating anything else you will have HP regain of 16.38‬HP per second (Imagine that you also have, the base hp regain, Spirit Visage hp regain, Warmog's Armor hp regain to sum them up to even greater number)

The second option is Sterak's Gage, after the recent changes of Sterak's Gage might be the best item that I saw getting reworked till now, lets talk a little bit about the stats that it giving you, AD, HP(lots of it), but most importantly are the following two passive effects, while fighting you gain HEAL (not regeneration) per champion that you fight and that HEAL will stack up to 5 times, to understand the numbers of HEAL that you will have from this item, in full late game and while going full build, you will heal up to 100HP PER SECOND from Sterak's Gage Alone, without adding the healing from all the other sources that you got, the reason behind it is cause as HEAL and not regeneration effect it will be multiplied by both Spirit Visage and Revitalize by 40%!!

Third is Demonic Embrace this item is a super powerful item for champions like Nautilus that can hit multiple targets at the same time, first of all you will have AP and HP the passive effect of this item it will let you do max%HP damage to every target that you are hitting around you and also gain an ARMOR and MAGIC RESIST effect that will stack with each unique champion you are hitting, what that means? MORE DAMAGE and MORE SUSTAIN, not as powerful as the last two options, but I needed to put it as an option for people that want a more 1v5 damage type of IMMORTALITY, the %MAX HP burn effect also will let you heal MORE cause of Ravenous Hunter

And also never forget to always get your Elixir of Iron for BONUS HP, TENACITY and also bonus movement speed for your allies that following you into battle
Or if you want to have better MANA sustain (and we need it) go for the Elixir of Sorcery this elixir will give you AP, mana regeneration like having a blue buff but also TRUE DAMAGE while damaging people!

The Full Nautilus Item build will look like this:
Sunfire Aegis Thornmail Spirit Visage Mercury's Treads Redemption Warmog's Armor and always Elixir of Iron

or

Sunfire Aegis Thornmail Spirit Visage Mercury's Treads Sterak’s gage Warmog's Armor and always Elixir of Iron

or

Sunfire Aegis Thornmail Spirit Visage Mercury's Treads Demonic Embrace Warmog's Armor and always Elixir of Iron

And now you can fully understand why this combination of items together with RUNES is BY FAR the most powerful one that you can even play with on Nautilus
Riot think that Nautilus is a support champion? It’s time my Balorians to go out there and show the world how powerful this MONSTER really is, enjoy your free wins and always remember to have fun!!
My Strategy to Follow
Lets talk about the strategy here. To play with Nautilus inst only use his PURE Strength as your weapon, like any other WARS, at league you need to use your HEAD as well to win the game.
So lets talk about what you need to focus.

Creeps(FOCUS on FARM): The most important thing is to focus on your farm, you need to farm fast and if you can kill all the creeps without missing even one. This way you will take the lead from your enemy champion, dont be afraid to use your skills for last hits even at the 1 level.

Learn how To improve your Farming and Wave Management by watching our League Masterclass:

Stay Alive: To not to die at lane and not have any kills is more worth than to be 3-3 or 4-4 with your enemy Lane champion.
Your build focusing to be the strongest at the MID-Late game, doesn't matter if you cant kill now, focus on farm and you will be able to show your true Strength at the right time of the game.

There are some simple and easy combos to use with Nautilus that will give you insane damage and also make you use as less mana as possible while taking as less damage as possible!!
If you are farming and you are playing against a melee champion, or a ranged one that is coming too close, then be sure to first hit the target once after having the Grasp of the Undying activated in order to apply all of its effects and also to have it again after 4 seconds and then INSANELY activate Titan's Wrath, this will reset your basic attack and instantly will apply the damage from the skill, Cheap Shot, Sunfire Aegis and Shield Bash and cause of its shield that will be multiplied by 30% to 40% cause of Revitalize and Spirit Visage you will literally take close to ZERO DAMAGE back then use your Riptide to apply even more damage and at the end of the combo you will have Grasp of the Undying on once again to activate it and do damage-heal!! So the combo is going like this: hit-W-hit-E-hit again, along the way you can also use your Q and R to maximize even more the damage, but this is a short-combo trade that will maximize your damage and sustain!!

**Note: Be careful that you might have mana problems at some point of the game after spamming your skills too much, so use the combos wisely, to just hit the target each time you got the Grasp of the Undying together with the damage from your passive Staggering Blow you will do FAR more than enough damage to any target without using any mana!!

For long range engage, then the combo stars with Dredge Line then hit to apply all from above and instantly Titan's Wrath - hit and of course Riptide

So remember the most important thing in this game is FARMING and to STAY ALIVE to overpower and kill them all will come as long as you focusing on these two things! Our Immortal Nautilus build will always be the strongest in full early to full late game, no matter how bad you play early, clear all the waves that is EASY with your passive and items, get your gold that you need, use your Dredge Line to engage first and instantly CC all or just go alone behind the teamfight and kill the enemy bot laners first, the moment they will see you, they will try to stop you but they will quickly understand that their tries is not even going to matter in front of the IMMORTAL MONSTER that you are, play with focus and you will always end up VICTORIOUS! Our different Nautilus match ups below will show you how to play this champion and show you the TRUE POWER of this champion and how to fully adapt to our gamestyle while using our builds!
Reason Behind My Spells
Lots of my Subs and followers from YouTube and social asking me "Why are you not playing with teleport TOP?"
and the answer is simple and i will give it to all of you as well.

Im playing always with Flash and Ignite, for the following reason, Teleport is a skill for any of players don't have enough confident in themselves that they can DESTROY the enemy TOP laner.
Its as simple as that, Teleport can be used to Come back after a fast back or go to other lane and "Help" your team.
The reason all playing with Teleport is cause they want to find the "easy" answer behind the top lane "go help others and exp there", i cant judge them really, but if you really want to say yourself that you actually won the TOP Lane then you need to do it SOLO.

For Nautilus we also testing a certain gamestyle with Barrier plus Ignite the reason behind that is cause of how unique Nautilus is with his Dredge Line you can either ENGAGE and destroy your enemy, or simply use it on a WALL and escape, so that making it easier for you to play without Flash and use the max potential of immortality cause of the spell Barrier that will be combined with Revitalize and Spirit Visage that will multiply its shield by 40% and Shield Bash that will give you bonus ARMOR, MR and bonus DAMAGE with your next basic attack, making you even stronger!

TIP: Lots of you will think "but when my team need me i can teleport there", NO. You dont need to teleport there. You can be there by foot or if you cant join and help them, then continue with the OBJECTIVES, push your lane destroy towers or take Dragons with your jungler etc.
Almost every rush TP to help BOT or MID Lane end up by being all DEAD together with you.
Cause when you TP, you suddenly change the entire MAP Phase, you going somewhere where you will be 100% seen and try to either Dodge your skills or Kill you first.
So go by foot, and go from behind them by using the FOR OF WAR.

Play with confidence, FOCUS while trying to improve and enjoy this game, as long as you follow our builds and these simple steps you will see that you can improve greatly and be the very best version of your self in the game but as person as well. This is a GAME, if you are not enjoying while playing you are doing something wrong.

In our Youtube videos you will understand FULLY how to use our gamestyle, be sure to watch our gameplays and you will for sure be ALWAYS VICTORIOUS! The different match ups with our build will help you to do that and EVEN MORE!
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Nautilus vs Zed
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