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So I was thinking about trying out solotop Nocturne, with a bruiser build. The Interwebz are very negative about him, since he pushes too hard naturally and is vulnerable to ganks. I know it's not his best place but still, I can see this working with splitpushing and huge amounts of CS.

But what do you think? Could he be viable?
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Definitely viable against another strong pusher...

Also, you can avoid hitting several minions with Umbra Blades if you position yourself properly. + Don't forget, although you push a lane with it, it's a great sustain tool.
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He's a billion times stronger as a jungler. I wouldn't expect him to win very many top matchups naturally. I don't recommend playing him in lane.

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His Q and Passive give him a escape mech and a way to sustain himself. He has that fear to pretty much auto-win trades. I dunno. Early levels he seems so weak tho. (Unless you run a full ad rune page. Combined with your Q, his early fighting would be stronk.
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He's a lot like Renekton as a solo top, in the sense that he will automatically push the lane, but minus the gap closers and plus ranged harass and a shield.

I don't like champions that automatically push the lane as solo top champs.
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DuffTime wrote:

He's a lot like Renekton as a solo top, in the sense that he will automatically push the lane, but minus the gap closers and plus ranged harass and a shield.

I don't like champions that automatically push the lane as solo top champs.


Me neither, it's like a whole 'nother thing to work against. I feel like it hurts the cs a lot too...

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It doesn't so much hurt the CS as just open you to getting WTFpwned.
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The ironic thing is that Duff maxes E first on top lee. :p
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ive personally seen someone fail with that method, so a no from me.
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Nocturne top would probably be a passive lane. Saving your Duskbringer and Shroud of Darkness for escape tools if you get ganked, and strong kill potential when your jungler ganks your lane. But I don't think Nocturne will stomp his lane alone.
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