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Nautilus Build Guide by kappaccino
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Threats & Synergies
Veigar is a big threat because his ultimate will deal a lot of damage against you. Be very careful with veigars e because if he stuns you then you are pretty much dead.
ADCs are very squishy and so your insane ap will destroy their health. ADCs are easy targets, especially Lucian.
Poppy is very meh, is she lands her stun then you are probabky dead. If she doesnt, then you win. Dont bother running from her, just engage with her.
Anivia is easy, you will destroy her. FI she has her passive up then dont Q her while shes in egg mode.
Yasuo is a problem, he is very mobile. If you dont land your q on him then you cant follow up and youll die. Because Yasuo is Yasuo, no matter what you will probably dead. Try to avoid fights.
Darius isnt too big of a danger but he will be able to kill you if you dont do your cobo correctly. Be careful not to get too low, otherwise he will kill you quickly.
Diana is your biggest threat. She will burst you down. You dont have too much MR so diana can easily kill you.
Lux is fairly easy, she can easily be bursted down. Try to starve lux.
Pros and Cons
-You have so much Burst on ADCs and mages early and late game.
-Youre Very Squishy
-Veigar destroys you
-If you miss your Q your whole combo is messed up
Flash: You should take flash (over ghost) beause a flash q combo on Nautilus stops your enemies from running away. Its also good for running off and flash juking.
Ignite: Take ignite to prevent your enemies from healing and slowly chip down their health for when they run away. Ignite is also very good for getting kills early game, and you need those kills.
Teleport: Teleport is also a very good choice because you can have a lot of presence on the map and gank a lot. Its very good for getting back to lane so you dont miss any CS.
Savagery: take Savagery because your passive works with your basic attacks so you deal more damage with your passive
Assassin: Because you are alone in lane assassin is a very good choice for taking down your enemy mid laner
Meditation: Meditation is a very good choice because you will run out of Mana very fast
Dangerous Game: You will be killing people a lot and running out of mana, so dangerous game is a great choice to keep staying in lane
Intelligence: You have very long cooldowns so having lower CDR will help you a lot
Thunderlords Decree: Take thunderlords for the insane burst. Your q,e,auto combo will destroy their health.
Unyielding: You are pretty squishy due to you not building armor so having bonus armor and MR makes this a great choice
Tough Skin: Because you are squishy this is also a great choice
Veterans Scars: The more health the tankier you are. This is a great one to pick
The more health regen you have the more you can stay in lane and get cs.
First and Second Back
On your first back you should be able to buy a Needlessly Large Rod and a Vision Ward. On your second back you should take an Aether Wisp and then another Vision Ward. Turn the Aether Wisp and Needlessly Large Rod into a Ludens Echo. You need the Ludens Echo first for the insane burst. If you dont have enogh gold and are forced to back before you can buy Needlessly Large Rod then you shold buy Aether Wisp first
After Ludens Echo you should buy basic boots, and after that buy Sorcerers Boots. Then buy another Needlessly Large Rod. Then buy a blasting wand. Turn these items into Rabadons Deathcap. Now start building Zhonyas hourglass; buy Seekers Armguard first and then finish it into Zhonyas Hourglass (the activate effect on Zhonyas will be very helpful)
If youre Ahead
If youre ahead then buy a Sheen and then a Blasting Wand, then turn those into a Lich Bane.
After that you have the choice to build a Morellonomicon. First buy a Lost Chapter, then Morellonomicon.
If youre Behind
If youre behind then take an Abyssal Scepter against AP and a Liandrys Torment against AD. If youre taking Abyssal Scepter than build Negatron Cloak, turn that Into Abyssal Scepter. If you want to build Liandrys Torment then build Haunting Guise first. Take Liandrys afterwards.