Nasus Build Guide by Buum
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Runes: S11 Best runes imo
++8 ability haste
++8 ability haste
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Threats & Synergies
Used to be hard but after some nerfs its an pretty good matchup. The only thing you need to watchout for is the triple Q combo, still does a lot of damage.
Akali is just annoying, does not have enough burst to kill you and since you're passive has the big heals you can easily heal it back.
Camille is very strong in s11, especially in the first three levels. After 6 and sheen, you just boink her with your cane.
Big cry. lately, it doesn't get picked very often. When it is picked it is a crying simulator.
He became a bit stronger in s11, but you can still smack him and all he can do is watch. Just watch out for the chomp
PERMABAN. if not this man with his axe will give you a second a-hole.
Nasus thinks he is a big sissy!
Very irritating matchup and kills you over anything. Rush bramblevest and times will be better.
Very skill dependent. A good GP will kill you and zone you all the time.
Very low mechanics and high damage.
Also skill dependant, good gnar will push you out of you're lane. Ask jungler for help.,
One of the hardest matchups out there for nasus. Ignite is a smart play here because of her healing. She spams e and kills really fast.
Just dont engage when she has her passive stacks.
Jax is a really really really hard matchup and will always dominate you. Sometimes I recommend dodging if playing ranked.
With the new items such as eclipse, Jayce will bully you out of the lane. Take ghost and try and stack. Eventually, you will run him down because of his garbage scaling.
Karma top is REEEE. You can never kill her and she will never kill you unless their jungle camps you. She is good at setting up ganks.
This champ is just too funny to lane against, such weakness.
Hard pokes you, try and build resistances as fast as possible against him.
This man swears at you hardcore and kills you when he wants to kill you. he has bleed so you're healing will be reduced by a lot. Also he is very mobile.
Malphite is just a happy rock, leave him be and get your stacks.
Clash of the titans, he does literally no dmg compared to you.
Takes you to the spirit realm to whoop your ass.
Olaf is close to an extreme counter, heals more and does way more dmg than the doge
Ornn feels like an assassin when you play against him. try and bait his infernal breath ability.
His Q is hard to miss and has so much kill pressure over nasus. Mid to late game you will beat him. He is just early very strong.
Focus on surviving the q dmg of poppy, if you do. its a free lane.
Very annoying poke and she is the fastest bird on the planet.
Renekton your arch-nemesis... he is very strong and will out damage you.
If played toplane he is nearly an impossible matchup.
Player dependant. you cant die if that happens lane is over. wait for 6 and sheen and around 100 stacks and try and fight her.
Rumble top these days isn't really a threat. sustain is needed versus him.
The mana man does a lot of damage. the matchup is in his favour because of the range and damage.
Shen is really strong in s11. The enhanced AA's will do a lot of damage to you. Try and stack where you can and push when he tp's on teammates.
Singed is an even matchup. If he proxy you it will be favourable for you because then you have free stacks.
Very hard matchup, watch out for his W.
Sion is a big dude but doesn't really do much besides screaming WARRRRRRRRR.
Hard shoves waves with abilities so easy stacking.
Not really that strong anymore
He is the most annoying little rat in the game. I always max e against this rat. It is called in dutch the Wratten Brander.
He is a very strong troll and his ult vs you will make him unkillable and he kills you fast. Watch out for this man.
Skill dependant can hard zone you and out damage you when behind.
Urgot is not really that strong against a nasus. nasus does a lot of damage against him.
The enemy who picks this on top, he /she deserves hell
Vladimir is free farm lane, but watch out late vlad is very very strong this man hyperscales trough the roof lategame.
Buffed volibear top is really hard to play against. Can still fight even when hard behind.
I hate harambe with all my life. He is just so strong. There is no real counterplay other than running for your damn life.
I find yasuo a easy lane. You can 2 hit the yasuo with sheen and a decent amount of stacks.
Yorick is a hard counter against nasus, he is pretty strong but that's not the only thing. Alot of players never played against a yorick so players like me and you don't really know how to play against this man.
You will feel like Thanos with this little kitty cat on your side
Enchantresses are strong on damage tanks like nasus
Champion Build Guide
|Welcome to the Nasus bible, I am a gold Nasus pleb and I want to share my knowledge about Nasus with you, which I obtained over the past years of maining Nasus for long periods of time. I started playing league of legends at the end of season 3 and in season 7 I really started playing the Susan.|
|Divine Sunderer is in S11 the best mythic in my opinion for Nasus because ofc it has Sheen and this mythic does 10% maximum health bonus damage on hit and gives healing which is good with Nasus passive Soul Eater and Spirit Visage|
|Mercury's Treads are very good boots to have on Nasus. they give a nice boost of magic resistance but the most important thing of all TENACITY. Tenacity is super good on Nasus because Nasus can be easily kited and cc'd, so I recommend to build this almost all the time on him|
|Spirit Visage is a very good item for Nasus. This is because it gives a healing buff to your champion. Nasus has a passive called Soul Eater which gives him lifesteal and Spirit Visage will boost this healing from his passive.|
|Thornmail is a very good item for Nasus against ad heave champions and healing champions. Thornmail gives the effect of a grievous wound when the enemy champion hits you with an attack. This is very good against champion such as Jinx|
|Guardian Angel is a very good item because Nasus is a pretty tanky champion. Guardian Angel gives the champion wearing it a second life which is very scary if a tanky Nasus would build it.|
|Gargoyle Stoneplate is a great tank item to build on Nasus because it gives alot of Shield mid team fight. When you use Gargoyle Stoneplate correctly it can give you around 1500 shield!|
[*] Jungle Skirmishing
For jungle skirmishing, Nasus isn't really built for that in the early game. This is because Nasus doesn't get priority in nearly every game he plays on the toplane. Even weaker matchups like maokai have better skirmishing because of their built-in cc. Most of the time you are going to get flamed by your jungle because you didn't help them and that can be tilting sometimes. What I advise is to mute that person and move on with you're game.
[*] Don't get solo killed
I know I know, Nasus is a big chad who wants to kill any champ that gets in its way, but if you get killed in 1v1's then you won't be a big chad dog, you will be the neighbours barking Chihuahua. So how can you prevent this? 2 things and that is getting good vision in your river and tri-bush(if on the correct side) and don't go all-in for that cannon. I know it is +12 and we are hungry for those stacks but the amount of damage you sometimes take is just to much for taking a cannon and that cannon can be your death if you don't watch out.
Nasus is a champ that can be dived really easy, especially by some junglers. When in-game watch out for dives from these jungles:
[*] In the late game you want to team fight more than stack
In late game the team really needs you to be there to fight with them for objectives. To give you an approximation of the amount of stacks you need, this might help you when to fight and when not to fight.
- 5 minutes: ~40 stacks
- 10 minutes: ~135 stacks
- 15 minutes: ~260 stacks
- 20 minutes: ~425 stacks
- after 25 mins: around 550 will be enough to do a lot of work in team fights.