Nocturne Build Guide by Noc7urnalz
Nocturne /Bruiser/ Top
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+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order BASIC
Threats & Synergies
When facing aatrox in the top lane you actually have the upper hand , he is most likely going to try to go for trades early game as his damage is big. Use your W on his third Q and you can out-trade him. Moving constantly can also couse him to miss a lot of his Q's. NOTE : Can be dangerous if you fall behind.
Not THAT much of a difference between aatrox and him. In the early game after reaching level 3 you can really go for really good trades vs him. Save your W For when he Q's you during the trade. Can be pretty hard to come back if you fall behind but vs Darius you can also go pretty safe if you feel like it. He has the advantage vs in the the mid game , but you win early/late.
A good Akali top lane can be a 'niightmare' for noc as she is one of the most mobile top laners you can face , plus she has her W and going for extended trades vs her is actually pretty hard. The way you can win lane vs her is pressure her if she makes a mistake of randomly using her E or W , you can try to all in then. If she is playing safe and not going agressive you should do the same and look for some roams after you reach 6.
Before getting to late game and near full build mundo isnt a big threat to nocturne. When going in a trade while laning vs him you are going to proc your W easily and then you can absolutely destroy him. After 6 make sure to go all in only when you have ignite for the healing reduction of if you got executioners. NOTE : Don't bother on wasting time chasing him , chances are he is gonna heal up pretty quick and you can use that time to push a wave or get tower plates/herald.
In terms if who has the upper hand vs Camille , you are pretty even , depends on who engages first. Don't use your E to engage her cuz she is instantly gonna get away. I usually go near terrain and force out her Dash to engage me , instantly W her stun from the dash and then go for an extended trade. Most of the times you SHOULD win the trade and kill her or at least burn her summoners. NOTE : Do NOT underestimate her damage. Even in the early game.
Cho is one of the lanes that can get you pretty fed if he doesn't play passive in the early game. You can block his knock up and then really burst him down while he isn't tanky yet . NEVER go for a trade vs him if you fail to hit your Q as the trade will be in his favor. remember that you can also block his R with your W. NOTE : If it's an AP cho , make sure before going for a trade to either block his W or his Q , as a full combo from him can kill you.
It can go both ways. She can punish you pretty hard before level 6 and even harder after 6. In trades before level 6 you can easily bait out her E as you walk in straight line to her and being ready to spell shield it. Then you can Q and go for a trade thats gonna be in you favor. After 6 be carefull for her R , you can bait it out then fear her and walk back without even looking for a trade. NOTE: If you just fearead her but she popped R , DO NOT continue to try to kill her , chances are it will result in you death.