Nautilus Build Guide by SomethingFruity
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Threats & Synergies
Just dodge her stun and attack who ever doesnt have her spell shield.
Your All-ins are stronger than his, if your ADC is trapped hook his and watch him jump back to protect him.
Wait for her to use her shield before you begin to fight her, her Q is annoying but you should be able to dodge it.
Could take you and your ADC out if you're not careful, just watch out. I'd ban him unless you want to ban an ADC
You can use your hook to get out of his, if he hooks your ADC, hook his or him and use your E to get out.
Annoying range, dont get trapped by her and try to end her before she gets kills.
Utter garbage, teach him a lesson for even thinking he belongs in the same lane as you. Dont get cocky and get knocked under their turret though.
Her shield is annoying, she does a lot of dmg, dont attack her while her ult is up. But you should be able to not die while against her if you play your cards right.
His mobility makes him annoying, I tend to hook him if he does get your adc to teach him a lesson
If shes using spelltheifs make her regret it by not taking any dmg, use your W if she does get a charged hit in.
Dodge her Q, and maybe pick up ignite to deny her heals.
Dont let your ADC get eaten and use your ult before he does so. Hard to kill and pokey but he shouldnt stop you late game.
Bait his ult if you want to win, do not let him stun your adc at all costs.
His kit is going to mess your adc up, play it safe and you'll be okay.
Vayne is broken, i also recommend banning her.
Not really the biggest threat, but his stun just stops you from doing a lot. Easy lane otherwise.
I'm a main support who has recently discovered the beauty of Nautilus. This is my first guide, I hope you like it and I cant wait to hear if this has helped you in anyway.
I'll continue to work on this.
Champs I feel go great with Nautilus, in no particular order
Her kit is really good, not the greatest ult and might need to use a little time farming before she becomes a killing machine, her ability to root combinded with your passive is a deadly combination
I love laning with him because of his ult, whether in your bot lane or in a taem fight, go all in and get them to attack you, use your E to slow them all, hook who ever is trying to excape or ult them yourself for a Penta.
3. Miss Fortune
You compliment her a lot in team fights, slowing everyone in her sight or hooking that annoying character as a set up for her ult.
Her slows are sick your slows are sick, they won't be able to get away if she's by your side
What can I say, she has her chompers, she can slow them with her Zap! you can compliment her ult with yours, match made in heaven.
Here I'll try to explain why I chose these Runes
Both your passive and your hook immobilizes the champion you attack, since you're a support you will benefit from the defenses bonus and the later burst dmg that will occur, making sure the enemy is as low as possible once your ADC sweeps in for the kill.
Font Of Life
Once again this rune plays off your ability to impair the enemy champion, your hook and passive basic attack does both, this works well for those pokes that arent all in and gives your ADC more time in the lane staying ahead with the heal they gain.
This just felt like the best out of the bunch, you're firstly a support but secondly a tank, you will need the bonus +8 armor/+8 magic resist
This disgusting rune will make you a monster, just stay with your ADC while he/she farms and watch your heath grow larger and larger. Just always be around the destruction of your surroundings and soon you will be tanky without even buying tank items!
Secondary - Inspiration
Let me start off by saying I've been playing a lot around with the secondary rune for this build and I havn't pinned down what is the overall best yet.
You are no longer restricted if you're up against a rough lane, being able to buy items and core items before your enemys is key if you want to win and eventually snow ball into victory. Just make sure to buy the items you need and don't waste being able to get those boots or whatever before your enemy lane.
This helps me a lot when Im entering a team fight and want to get close enough to use my support items, it also works really well if you're in lane or team fights with a lot of CC to make sure you can hunt down or hook who ever is trying to flee.
Other runes that didnt make the list
Biscuit Delivery (Inspiration)
A really good rune if you want to make sure to stay in your lane as long as possible, Nautilus get very many deprived quickly and i'd pick this up instead if you're heading into a match that seems a little rough.
Just remember to eat those biscuits they will save your life.
Cosmic Insight (Inspiration)
I frequently switch between this rune and Approach Velocity, I really like to use my support items and want them to be up as much as possible when you're entering the mid - late game. With the extra CDR it can really be a game changer.
Iron Skin Resolve
You might want to consider swapping this bad boy instead of Conditioning, I find it very underrated and valuable since the early game is crucial
With items like Zekes Convergence and Knights Vow you guarantee that. You want to keep him in the lane as much as possible and stacking up as many kills as possible to push the game in your favor.
I recommend buying Boots Of Mobilityif you'd like to roam and ensure victory in as many lanes as possible. The other boots are fine depending on what set up you're facing.