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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 S13 Patch 13.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Nasus build for the S13 meta. Learn more about Nasus' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 1 Builds
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Nasus - Who let the ****ing dog out?

Build by ExplodedSandwich updated September 26, 2011
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Nasus 3v3 no killing oath

Build by Jeanschyso updated September 25, 2011
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Enemys graved by the sand

Build by Ich bin mega xD updated September 25, 2011
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Epic Champs

Build by UnMaking updated September 25, 2011
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

The REAL DPS NASUS

Build by copypaste updated September 25, 2011
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Nasus The Tanky Ad

Build by philipnks updated September 24, 2011
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Nasus Tankus

Build by Spirit of Hogar updated September 24, 2011
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Nasus, divine justice

Build by Droyzen updated September 24, 2011
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

nasus the tanky dps

Build by Guest updated September 23, 2011
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Nasus - the simple way for ownage

Build by MindofMaster updated September 23, 2011
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

i see you!!

Build by Guest updated September 23, 2011
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Nasus' Backhand

Build by tcashington updated September 22, 2011
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

nasus---burning ring of fire

Build by generalloser updated September 21, 2011
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

nasus farming of the sand

Build by snassi updated September 21, 2011
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Nasus Trinity Tank, Solo Top

Build by GekkeKnuffelBeer updated September 20, 2011
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

jungle nasus

Build by GekkeKnuffelBeer updated September 20, 2011
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Nasus

Build by Guest updated September 17, 2011
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

nasus

Build by Guest updated September 16, 2011
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Nasus

Build by Guest updated September 16, 2011
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LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide
LoL Champion Nasus Build Guide

Nasus ad tank (off-tank)

Build by toxicbanana updated September 16, 2011
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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 13.1. 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 13.1: 713084 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Nasus's Runes

Nasus's Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 38837 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 51%

Win Rate 3709 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
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 54%

Win Rate 2632 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

Nasus's Summoner Spells

Nasus's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 21325 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 51822 Games

Ghost Teleport

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 21101 Games

Flash Teleport

Nasus's Starters

Nasus's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 67821 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 14108 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 7233 Games

Doran's Ring Health Potion

Trinket

Nasus's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 10320 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 80713 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 7257 Games

Oracle Lens
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Patch 13.1: 713149 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Nasus's Runes

Nasus's Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 1550 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 61%

Win Rate 125 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
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 61%

Win Rate 67 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
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

Nasus's Summoner Spells

Nasus's Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 3876 Games

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Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 2721 Games

Ghost Teleport

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 1353 Games

Flash Teleport

Nasus's Starters

Nasus's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 5820 Games

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Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 1183 Games

Doran's Ring Health Potion

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 706 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Nasus's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 6621 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 1249 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 919 Games

Oracle Lens
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Patch 13.1: 713153 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Nasus's Runes

Nasus's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 1443 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 54%

Win Rate 76 Games

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

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Approach Velocity
Approach Velocity

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 120 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 47%

Win Rate 3428 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 963 Games

Ghost Teleport

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 62%

Win Rate 60 Games

Ghost Ignite

Nasus's Starters

Nasus's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 1138 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Starter Items 46%

Win Rate 1597 Games

Mosstomper Seedling Health Potion

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Starter Items 57%

Win Rate 333 Games

Doran's Ring Health Potion

Trinket

Nasus's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 3589 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Nasus's 2nd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 2316 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Nasus's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 273 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Nasus Counters

Learn Nasus' 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
175
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 75% 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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