Nasus Build Guide by sanun
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+8 ability haste
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Champion Build Guide
+ Nasus late game is VERY scary. If not focused on early he can farm and split push
and take towers very easily and when team fighting comes he one shots your adc and
runs through your team.
+ Very Tanky and deals tons of damage
+ Can chase down fleeing enemies with W
+ Without a proper plan most teams have a hard time with a fed Nasus.
- Very late game oriented
- Chain CC prevents him from attacking targets
- If prevented from farming he is very useless
Since season 4, there are almost no summoner spells in League of Legends that have a bigger impact than Teleport. Sure, Flash is a big deal and can change a team fight, but Teleport determines everything from which objectives you can take, to whether or not you can fight, to where each individual player can and should be standing on the map.
In fact, until patch 8.23, even just starting a Teleport then cancelling it could be enough to turn a fight, or save your team’s bot lane. But, after this most recent preseason patch, Teleport can no longer be cancelled. And that’s probably a good thing.
Now, when you want to impact the map with a teleport, you have to be absolutely sure it’s a good idea. No more faking teleports to get enemy teams to back off of a fight, or to bait teleport out of your opponent, if you start a teleport in season 9, you’re teleporting.
This is the kind of change that, rather than making one playstyle weaker, actually impacts the entire game itself. At the highest levels of the game, map movements will have to be more purposeful, while things like tower dives can be done with a little more confidence, knowing that the enemy team will have to either decide not to help the target of the dive, or commit everything to help them.
If you have kill-pressure, go for ignite. If not, just pick TP and farm up and be ready for dragon. You can still pull up a good teamfight TP if the opponents overextend a lot and you team has good CC. Ignite also falls off hard as the game goes, so you have to abuse it and snowball and close the game before its 'late'. Champions like Kled (which can use his ult to get into places/fights and have more map pressure AND can also kill ppl with ease). That means you can use your ult kinda like a weaker TP and go with ignite, therefore he's more forgiving with ignite than most top champions.
Once you have your ultimate, Fury of the Sands, and your sheen, you can do all ins and compete against essentially all top laners 1v1 during your ultimate. You should start playing around its cooldown for the rest of the game around this point, if you have it up you can cause a lot of damage if they misstep.
It's alright to fall behind in cs and gold so long you're keeping up in experience and aren't dying too much, just gold to buy a Control Ward if you don't have one up while you back to stay safe and do your best to track the enemy jungler and mid laner if they're a roaming mid laner.
Once Baron is on the map, you can't afford to splitpush in bottom lane without Teleport up, without risking the other team rushing baron without you having the means to get there in time to help your team stop them.
Teamfights can be hard for Nasus, but you should play around shredding their front line with the percent armor penetration on Spirit Fire and acting as the front line for your team. Nasus gets knocked around in teamfights, but with Fury of the Sands and your lifesteal you can tank an enemy team for a good chunk of time in the midgame and allow your back line to pop off. The later the game goes the harder teamfights get for Nasus, since you spike in power around the 2-4 item threshold. Nasus can teamfight and dive with the right team composition, but he's best played as a splitpusher.
I hope this guide gave you insight to how I play Nasus and helped those wishing to play him.
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