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League of Legends (LoL) Question: Building Support Nami

Posted in Champions | Tags: Nami 4,951

  • R3dSquirrel

    Building Support Nami

    Hey everyone,

    I am playing Nami support quite a bit and I started to wonder one thing, why does no one build an attackspeed item on her? I mean after the obvious, "safe" item choices like gold item, micaels crucible or athenes unholy grail, etc.

    Generally I feel people advise ap items like morellonomicon or something like that although Nami has quite bad ap ratios.... I have seen people claiming she is no mid champ because of that, is it because no one dares build attackspeed on her? I have tried building nashors tooth on her after my core items, and i dont think that you could say nashors tooth isnt viable, lichbane sure... But nashors is amazing with its attackspeed, cd reduction and also small ap stats. I have asked my friends and they said it is crazy to build her like that...

    I mean i wouldnt attempt it as a core item as support but after getting your core this item can help you a lot, it allows you to abuse your e yourself easily and lets you pick up some farm as well in late game when your team is too busy to push all lanes. I always felt like nami had a huge problem defensiv because she could not handle 1v1 at all... Leona, thresh etc do that easily. But with attackspeed I would even say she could be attempted in mid lane.

  • Answers (2)

    Vynertje (386) | June 11, 2014 4:34am
    Why would you build attack speed on her? She has 0 scalings with attack speed. Tidecaller's Blessing is a buff for only 3 hits so it doesn't matter at what speed you get the attacks down (besides the fact that you usually dont want to use it on yourself). I really dont see why you would want to do so.
    PsiGuard (1495) | June 12, 2014 6:17am
    Well there are a couple other things ( The Culling, Steel Tempest), to be fair. But yeah, Nami's kit doesn't include any.
    Vynertje (386) | June 11, 2014 12:48pm
    "Well I wouldn't say she has 0 scalings with attack speed ... If you hit your bubble it IS about as much damage on that target as possible and nami attacks extremly slowly."

    You clearly don't know what scaling means. The only things that scale with attack speed are A) Attack Damage steriods or B) On hits like Wit's End passive or Silver Bolts. Since E only has a set amount of uses it doesn't matter if it takes you 5 seconds or only 1 to proc them, the damage overall is exactly the same.
    FalseoGod (316) | June 11, 2014 9:53am
    Nami is not helpless at all. She has 3 kiting abilities (+ Exhaust if you take it) and she can boost herself with W. If you play it smartly - specially early game - you can kite and hit their health bar enough times that you may turn around and finish the job. Attack speed is highly inneficient on her compared to AP Supportive items/Magic Penetration
    R3dSquirrel (7) | June 11, 2014 9:37am
    Well I wouldn't say she has 0 scalings with attack speed ... If you hit your bubble it IS about as much damage on that target as possible and nami attacks extremly slowly. If she is alone all she can do is run. I simply think that should not be the case and the times I have used it on her, and obviously I would never attempt it when we're behind or anything but when everything is going great it has been an amazing item on her....
    Gott der 7 Meere (51) | June 14, 2014 5:49pm
    Build AP after your core on Nami :D Bad AP ratios ? Rubbish, because the increased move and slow is exactly what your AD needs, just look at her utility scalings... You even see the pro's building a Deathcap if they can spare the money...
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