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Nautilus Build Guide by YoniJon
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Threats & Synergies
Alistar would be annoying, knocking you out when you engage and peeling his carry all the time. Just try to protect your carry against his combo.
Squeashy support, if you are aware of her stun you'll beat her easily. Care about Tibbers and start with Solari if you're suffering.
Bard can be really annoying when he pokes, but if he gets too close engage on him and your carry and you will destroy him.
Playing against blitz is usually annoying, but protect your carry from his grabs and if he grabs you, engage the enemy ADC.
Good Braums can protect his carry from your ult but not many people know how. Therefore, it's a difficult lane 'cause of his big peeling. Be aware of his passive when you engage.
She will poke your ADC and you and shield her ADC. I recommend maxing W against here to do more useful engages.
She is as tanky as you and has similar CC power. When she engages try to "stun" her or the ADC with your passive to avoid too many damage, and when you engage she'll probably counter-engage your ADC. Try to damage her and then attack her ADC.
She would peel her adc and transform you, so it's hard to engage. Try to burst her or her ADC and be always careful after her level 6. I recommend maxing W against him.
Just dodge her Q and she and her adc will become easy kills.
Try to bait her Q by getting close and if she uses it you can engage. Care when she's ult.
You'll burst her when you engage, and just engage again before she recovers too much health.
Focus her. Your ADC and you can easily kill her with your hard CC. Don't engage her carry 'cause she'll heal him/her constantly. A strategy could be poke her ADC, forcing Soraka to lose health using W, and then just easy-kill her.
Just too tanky and counters all your CC with his W. Try to kill him without losing too much health and then attack his ADC. Follow him on his ult roamings. Very difficult matchup
Dodge his E and he wouldn't be really hard to deal. Care about his ult and shield.
He seems difficult to deal with but he's not. Protect your carry from his CC and if he uses W to save his carry when you engage, try to cover the lantern with your body. If he doesn't build tank is even more easy to deal with him.
He has a lot of damage but really low resistances. Max W against him to deal with his poke and he would be easy to kill.
Dodge his bombs or at least the second one and be careful with his slow. If he or his ADC has his ult, wait until it finishes before kill him/her. If you're having a really bad lane rush Mikael or Solari, but it's not usual.
Max W against her. Her plants can turn your engage on to your death. Make sure that there aren't no seeds near when you engage and try to dodge her E. She has too much damage so care.
She can counterengage you with her ult and can avoid that you get close with her Q. Her peeling is also really nice.
Why would you pick Nautilus?
Nautilus is a champ who has always fascinated me. His hard CC (4 out of 5 abilites are CC!) and his tankiness attracted me since the first day. Nautilus is a really nice support if your team need tankiness or CC. And if not, he is still a really nice option to deal with some squeashy supports. Now I would explain his Pros and Cons.
Engages really well
He has a lot of cc
Poke with E
Nice in teamfights
He can escape if he Q a wall
Not too much mobility
Doesn't peel very well
Getting CCed on lane can be mortal for you
The other supp can engage easily once you have done it.
His passive is really important. Once you have engaged somebody, you stun him with an autoattack. Passive is useful too for peeling. For example, if their supp is gonna engage your carry, autoattack him. What if somebody is going to escape? Autoattack. This autoattack also deals extra damage so it helps you bursting.
Your main engaging tool. Just don't miss it. It has a nice range and it's wider than Blitzcrank's and Thresh's hook, so it's difficult to miss. You and the grabbed would be put on a halfway position. Dredge Line can be used too to escape if you hit a wall.
It gives you a lot of tankiness and extra damage on autoattacks. Activate it always before engaging or if you are being poked.
Nice for poking and bursting, it deals nice damage and slow. Try to hit the enemies with more than one "wave" for extra damage and slow.
One of the best ults on LoL from my point of view. Ult somebody and, no matter what he or she does, he would be stunned. When you ult someone, wait until the stun ends to throw the Dredge Line for having him or her more time stunned. Really useful on teamfights.
Nautilus on teamfights can be really useful if used well.
TANKINESS: Naut provides tankiness to all your team and can receive a lot of damage while his teammates fight.
CC: Your E slows on area and ulting the ADC or APC on a teamfight can win it for your team.
ENGAGE: Ulting somebody or just using Dredge Line can be a really nice engage if used on the right enemy.
UTILITY: If you have Randuin's, Solari, etc. use them on teamfights for really nice results.