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Creator: qLOUD May 29, 2012 8:53pm
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Do you think Nasus is a good jungler?
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Since Nasus is my main, I wanted to get some advice to see if he is able to jungle.
I know it has its positive sides and its negative sides.

Ill start with the
positive
things I can think of...
    Siphoning strike gets fed fast.
    Small chance of being denied of farming SS.
    Can gank well with Wither.

Now the
negative
things:
    May not level as fast as the other people.
    If not done right, can be usless throughout the entire game.

These are the main thing about nasus being jungler (that I can think of). Can you help me decide if Nasus is a good jungler or not?
If you think Nasus is a good jungler, post some tips, some suggestion builds for him etc.
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Ha. I've done it before it was even "good"

Not even going to reveal my build though because it's what I do. :P
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Hahaha, it's alright, no need to say the build, I just want to hear feedback.
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IMHO he's best in the jungle right now. People are playing too aggressively for him to farm in top lane, so he gets shut down too easily without lots and LOTS of jungler assistance. He's great against a few matchups, but gets stomped by almost everyone else.

In the jungle, there is no getting shut down unless there's some kind of stronk counter-jungler like Shyvana or Lee Sin, and there's always lane assistance which can come from everywhere.
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I've never done it myself but I know it's viable. I would still prefer a Nocturne.

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Anyway, it's decent.

While you do need the Q farm, you can easily just let your lanes snowball because you have really good ganks. Wither slow real strong.

If you're facing someone who relies on auto-attacks and/or kiting in the jungle, you're going to win if they invade you.

That said, if someone catches you while your cooldowns are on, you're gonna lose unless they're weak too.


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Also, do you think getting the blue buff in the beginning can actually help Nasus? I usually don't get it, and if I need it, I want to stop making that mistake.
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****ing Cleanse Smite Nasus Jungle won the enemy team the game. **** was OP and I hated him.
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I feel like having the blue buff early will let you get a good start in the jungle and lower cooldowns on your crucial Wither for that gank potential.

With a base 15 second cooldown, if you don't have blue buff you will pretty much only be casting it once. In fact, with a base 8 second cooldown on Siphoning Strike you might only get that one off once as well without blue buff.

I don't think you really "need" it your entire time in the jungle, but I always weigh the pros and cons of not taking buffs when jungling.
Will your mid be able to secure an early kill with it?
will your mid be able to farm significantly easier with it?
will you be able to clear significantly faster with it?
will you be able to gank more efficiently with it?

I'm not going to just give my blue buff away blindly because I saw some pros do it, *especially* in solo queue.
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Skill order is EQEW and then whatever you want after that.

If you feel like farming more, take points in Q.
Ganking, more points in W.

I usually use either exhaust for better dueling or ghost for better escapes.

EDIT: You do actually need blue because of Spirit Fire spam to achieve good speeds.
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