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Nasus Build Guides, Runes and Items

Nasus The Curator of the Sands

Find the best Nasus build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.9. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Nasus build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Nasus' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 12 Guides // Patch 12.9 & Patch 12.8
9.8
142
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Best Nasus Guide (maybe not, but its good)

Guide by pubg player 1337 updated May 6, 2022
9.5
302
Votes
18
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

[12.09] Desperate Nasus-Challenger Nasus Mid In Depth Guide

Guide by Desperate Nasus updated May 15, 2022
  • In-depth
9.4
117
Votes
10
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

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

Guide by TorvusDog updated May 2, 2022
9.4
1219
Votes
80
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

[12.8] Carnarius - best nasus eu guide

Guide by Carnarius_v2 updated May 7, 2022
  • In-depth
8.9
992
Votes
51
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Sanun's Diamond Nasus Guide [TOP]

Guide by sanun updated May 12, 2022
7.9
107
Votes
12
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

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

Guide by freddy66623 updated May 11, 2022
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

🐶Complete Nasus guide by Dixon 🏆 12.9 ✅

Guide by DixonTheGuideMaker updated May 11, 2022
  • In-depth
Season 12 Builds // Patch 12.9 & Patch 12.8
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Nasus Jungle Patch: 12.8

Build by AkimboTs updated May 6, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

[12.9] How To Play Jungle Nasus

Build by JT Andrew updated May 15, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

LETHALITY NASUS

Build by MrPanos89 updated May 12, 2022
New Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Ap Nasus (weird version)

Build by Guest updated May 14, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

AP NASUS

Build by MrPanos89 updated May 12, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

LS Support Nasus (12.8 Updated)

Build by NalleX updated May 4, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Viralata do SUS

Build by yoyoturbo updated May 3, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Nasus Matchups

Build by Weberson updated April 27, 2022
Season 12 Guides // Other Patches
8.6
12
Votes
1
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

WHAT THE DOG DOING? NASUS JG

Guide by OPPMAN updated February 21, 2022
  • Off-Meta
8.6
27
Votes
5
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

[12.6] Nasus the Secret Weapon to Climb

Guide by N0kk__ updated March 30, 2022
  • In-depth
8.3
173
Votes
24
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Season 12 Meta Nasus Guide. Multiple Builds, Runes, Matchups

Guide by A_Drunk_Carry updated January 8, 2022
  • In-depth
8.1
6
Votes
0
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

[12.5] Diamond Nasus jungle build guide

Guide by KenzYT updated March 16, 2022
8
27
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Ultimate Nasus Guide from a Nasus OTP - Season 2022

Guide by iFetchStacks updated January 22, 2022
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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 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 12.9. 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 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Nasus's Runes

Nasus's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 7420 Games

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  • 3
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 63%

Win Rate 60 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
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 62%

Win Rate 163 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: Conditioning
Conditioning

Nasus's Summoner Spells

Nasus's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 17199 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 16792 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 9708 Games

Ghost Teleport

Nasus's Starters

Nasus's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 25570 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 8996 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 4106 Games

Doran's Ring Health Potion

Trinket

Nasus's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 37582 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 4881 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 3764 Games

Oracle Lens
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Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Nasus's Runes

Nasus's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 157 Games

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  • 2
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 49%

Win Rate 320 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:

Nasus's Summoner Spells

Nasus's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 1752 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 587 Games

Ghost Teleport

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 963 Games

Flash Teleport

Nasus's Starters

Nasus's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 1879 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Starter Items 59%

Win Rate 218 Games

Cloth Armor Health Potion

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 567 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Nasus's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 3007 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 493 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 397 Games

Oracle Lens
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Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Nasus's Runes

Nasus's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 300 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
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 48%

Win Rate 141 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: Conditioning
Conditioning

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 75 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

Nasus's Summoner Spells

Nasus's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 1977 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 58%

Win Rate 289 Games

Ghost Teleport

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 513 Games

Flash Ghost

Nasus's Starters

Nasus's Best Starter Items 58%

Win Rate 270 Games

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  • 2

Trinket

Nasus's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 2370 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 1657 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 214 Games

Farsight Alteration
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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 a champion, slowing them by 35%, increasing to 47 / 59 / 71 / 83 / 95% over 5 seconds. Their attack speed is also reduced by 50% of the slow.
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 becomes empowered in the sandstorm for 15 seconds, increasing his >maximum health by 300 / 450 / 600 and armor and magic resistance by 40 / 55 / 70. While the storm rages, nearby enemies take 3 / 4 / 5% (+1% per 100 ability power) of their maximum health as magic damage each second and Siphoning Strike has a 50% reduced cooldown.

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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