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LoL Champion Build Guides: Nasus

Nasus The Curator of the Sands

Find the best Nasus build guides for League of Legends S11 Patch 11.21. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Nasus build for the S11 meta. Learn more about Nasus' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 11 Guides // Patch 11.21 & Patch 11.20
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

[11.20] Meta Nasus Guide. Multiple Builds, Runes, Matchups,

Guide by A_Drunk_Carry updated October 7, 2021
  • In-depth
8.6
101
Votes
8
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

[11.21]🐕Freddy's Nasus - Elo Hell Escape - In Depth

Guide by freddy66623 updated October 21, 2021
  • In-depth
8.3
57
Votes
11
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

🏆NASUS FULL TANK TOP 1 VS 5🏆

Guide by Gyldartz updated October 11, 2021
New Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

[11.21] AP Mid Nasus Guide! Annoy your opponents to death!

Guide by TorvusDog updated October 22, 2021
New Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Fruit Nasus

Guide by Fimburd updated October 20, 2021
  • In-depth
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Lucaazo Nasus

Guide by lucaazo updated October 26, 2021
  • In-depth
Season 11 Builds // Patch 11.21 & Patch 11.20
8.3
10
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Troll 1 shot nasus

Build by lucaazo updated October 7, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Silver guide to Cancer NASUS

Build by Guest updated October 8, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Nasus otp build/runes

Build by ATUMOWY updated October 25, 2021
New Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Blue Nasus

Build by SilverShyGuy updated October 21, 2021
  • Off-Meta
New Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

1 BONK NASUS

Build by lazerone updated October 14, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

speed

Build by Guest updated October 8, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Season 11 Guides // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

[11.11] Psychopathic Top- Multi season challenger Nasus in-d

Guide by Psychopathic Top updated September 20, 2021
  • In-depth
9.5
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

[11.19] Carnarius - best nasus eu guide - will update for pr

Guide by Carnarius_v2 updated September 29, 2021
  • In-depth
9.3
26
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

[11.9] Susan The frost Guardian Never Lose

Guide by LastLee updated May 3, 2021
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Sanun's Diamond Nasus Guide [TOP]

Guide by sanun updated April 28, 2021
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9
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

(11.9)-[Top/JG] STOMP LOW ELO WITH NASUS - IN DEPTH 78% WR

Guide by teemodumbstupid updated May 2, 2021
  • In-depth
8.7
10
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

OnePunchDog

Guide by Erenando updated March 23, 2021
8.3
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

E

Guide by Nodon updated November 30, 2020
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64
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

[11.15] RTO's Challenger Nasus Top Lane Guide

Guide by RTO updated July 25, 2021
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Nasus Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Nasus we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Nasus, as determined by LeagueSpy's calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Nasus this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 11.21. However, if you are a new Nasus player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Nasus!

Patch 11.21: 219622 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Nasus's Top Items

Nasus's Runes

Nasus's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 6679 Games

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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Runes 65%

Win Rate 110 Games

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Unsealed Spellbook
Unsealed Spellbook
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Approach Velocity
Approach Velocity

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Runes 65%

Win Rate 69 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth
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Nasus's Summoner Spells

Nasus's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 20761 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 8336 Games

Ghost Teleport

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 8123 Games

Flash Ghost

Nasus's Starters

Nasus's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 17002 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 5188 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 2101 Games

Cloth Armor Health Potion

Trinket

Nasus's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 31641 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 3618 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 3135 Games

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Patch 11.21: 219718 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Nasus's Top Items

Nasus's Runes

Nasus's Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 191 Games

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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 87 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Predator
Predator
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Ghost Poro
Ghost Poro
LoL Rune: Relentless Hunter
Relentless Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 247 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Phase Rush
Phase Rush
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Waterwalking
Waterwalking

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Overheal
Overheal
LoL Rune: Legend: Bloodline
Legend: Bloodline
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Nasus's Summoner Spells

Nasus's Best Summoner Spells 65%

Win Rate 232 Games

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Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 1382 Games

Ghost Smite

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 58%

Win Rate 524 Games

Flash Teleport

Nasus's Starters

Nasus's Best Starter Items 66%

Win Rate 175 Games

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Trinket

Nasus's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 1747 Games

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Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 1214 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Trinket 61%

Win Rate 127 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Top Nasus Players

Get match statisctics & builds Top Nasus Players are using on LeagueSpy!

Patch 11.21: 219712 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Nasus's Top Items

Nasus's Runes

Nasus's Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 259 Games

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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 108 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:
More Nasus Runes

Nasus's Summoner Spells

Nasus's Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 913 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 59%

Win Rate 464 Games

Ghost Teleport

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 837 Games

Flash Ghost

Nasus's Starters

Nasus's Best Starter Items 57%

Win Rate 971 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 273 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 105 Games

Cloth Armor Health Potion

Trinket

Nasus's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 1881 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 300 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 278 Games

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Nasus's Ability Order

Nasus's Best Ability Order 70%

Win Rate 47 Games

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! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.

Top Nasus Players

Get match statisctics & builds Top Nasus Players are using on LeagueSpy!

Nasus Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Nasus guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Nasus Top in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Nasus. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Nasus Skins

Nasus' Abilities

Nasus's Soul Eater
Soul Eater Nasus's Passive Nasus's Passive
Self
Nasus's Passive
Nasus's Passive
Nasus drains his foe's spiritual energy, giving him a natural 10 / 16 / 22% lifesteal. This amount increases every 6 levels.
Q
Nasus's Siphoning Strike
Siphoning Strike Nasus's Q Ability
150
20
7.5 / 6.5 / 5.5 / 4.5 / 3.5
Nasus's next attack will deal an additional 30 / 50 / 70 / 90 / 110 damage plus the extra permanently gained damage. Siphoning Strike permanently gains 3 damage whenever it kills a unit. This bonus is increased to 12 for champions, large monsters or large minions.
W
Nasus's Wither
Wither Nasus's W Ability
700
80
15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11
Nasus ages his target, slowing their movement speed by 35% and reducing it further to reach 47 / 59 / 71 / 83 / 95 % slow at the end of 5 seconds. The target's attack speed is also slowed by half the amount, initially slowed by 17.5% and increasing to 23.5 / 29.5 / 35.5 / 41.5 / 47.5 % over the duration. If the duration of the slow is reduced, the extra slow will be applied faster for it to reach its maximum at the end of the duration.
E
Nasus's Spirit Fire
Spirit Fire Nasus's E Ability
650
70 / 85 / 100 / 115 / 130
12
After a brief delay, a target area becomes desecrated for 5 seconds. Enemies caught in the area when the desecration occurs are dealt an initial burst of 55 / 95 / 135 / 175 / 215 (+60% of ability power) magic damage. Additionally, enemies in the area are dealt 11 / 19 / 27 / 35 / 43 (+12% of ability power) magic damage each second and have their armor reduced by 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45% while in the area and for 1 extra second.
R
Nasus's Fury of the Sands
Fury of the Sands Nasus's Ultimate (R) Ability
350
100
120
Nasus empowers himself for 15 seconds, gaining 300 / 450 / 600 bonus health, 40 / 55 / 70 bonus armor and bonus magic resistance, 30% increased size, and 50 bonus attack range for the duration.

While Nasus is empowered, he deals 3 / 4 / 5% (+1% per 100 ability power) of target's maximum health magic damage to nearby enemies each second, capped at 240 per second, and Siphoning Strike's cooldown is halved.

Questions About Nasus

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How to play Nasus top when outnumbered?

I've had a few games where the team is plain out stupid and won't help me hold top as Nasus when it's a 2v1, 3v1 situation, what is the best method to stay alive in such circumstances?

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Help against Nasus

I am a Mordekaiser main but I still don't know how to play against Nasus. Can someone help me?

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Nasus Support

First off, I am testing this. I am in no way doing this in ranked games. I plan on playing [[Nasus]], a.k.a Susan, support. I figured I would be AP or tank and max E ([[Spirit Fire]]) > W (Wither) > Q ([[Siphoning Strike]]) > R...

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How to stack faster as Nasus? Season 8

[b]Hi there[/b] I just saw new skin for my favourite doggo in this game and I want to play again as him. There's only one problem I had with him... I don't know how to stack quickly as Nasus. I always get something around 250 stacks in 20...

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How to stack fast as Nasus?

[b]Hi there[/b] I just saw new skin for my favourite doggo in this game and I want to play again as him. There's only one problem I had with him... I don't know how to stack quickly as Nasus. I always get something around 250 stacks in 20...

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Ancient coin

Is it still good to build even with the sight stone changes?

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Frozen mallet on Nasus?

Anyone use this item on Nasus? Could it be good?

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Always rush Spirit Visage on Nasus or no?

I know it's more MR but it has health/health regen and a bit of cooldown too. Is it always something you need on Nasus?

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Meta Sheeps

I wanna play Zed cuz he's meta but I'm bad at him I wanna play Nasus cuz I win with him but he's not meta Help me

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Is nasus a viable jungler?

Sooo i jungled with Nasus about 5 games and i was doing pretty well only one loss and he looked as a viable jungler but i wanted to ask your opinion.

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Does Pantheon REALLY counter Rek'sai amd Nasus?

Now I heard these both from silver players, and both times I got WRECKED HARD. My belief is that Pantheon is actually COUNTERED by those two. Rek'Sai- Has more of what Pantheon ends up with, EARLIER. Also, stuns BY THEMSELVES do not counter...

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How do I go against Nasus!?

So fairly recently I have finally joined ranked games and currently am in Silver III. A problem I face is going against a Nasus. Just earlier today him and I were top lane just fighting against minions and whatnot. I poke him a bit and he does the...

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AD or ARPen Marks for Trinity Nasus on a well farmed Q?

I've seen the math for several ranged ADC and melee AD assassin champs and have those hashed out appropriately, what I'm interested in is how does ArPen affect Nasus's Siphoning Strike? Specifically at 200, 400, and 600 stacks, as well as with and...

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How do you jungle in Season 4?

I am currently updating the [[Jungler]] wiki article and would appreciate if people could answer the following questions. If your answer receives a lot of support via votes, it will be featured in the article, with a credit to you and working link...

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Deffensive Tree

Hi guys i would like to ask what do you think about Deffensive 21 masteries for tanky Junglers. I am currently using: 2x[[Unyielding]] 2x[[Tenacious]] 3x[[Juggernaut]] [[Defender]] [[Reinforced armor]] 1x[[Legendary armor]] and of course [[Honor...

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