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League of Legends (LoL) Question: Question about Nunu

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  • XfectorCatsMeow

    Question about Nunu

    So i'm fairly new to League. I'm only level 11
    Currently i'm loving jungling with Nunu! i always build cinderhulk with him... but sometimes i see people building magus? Can someone tell me the pros and cons of both of em?
    And also i'm looking for a new tanky fun jungler to try! The jungler that i'm currently interested are Rengar and sejuani. Suggestions would be appreciated!
    Thanks in advance~^_^
  • Answers (2)

    Joxuu (336) | June 22, 2015 8:20am
    Cinderhulk is much more reliable and viable choice in my opinion. Nunu isn't supposed to be picked for damage because he pretty much has only 1 AP scaling spell and very unreliable ultimate. On top of that you would be squishy.

    You should act as a tanky support basically and just be at the face of your enemies so you can soak their damage and prepare your team for better position. Cinderhulk helps to achieve this goal and it gives quite a lot of damage in the end as you often end up in extended fights with Nunu. Most of the damage comes from Nunu's auto attacks since you get all kinds of neat buffs from jungle camps.

    Sejuani is a neat jungler. I'd say go for that but my opinion is a bit biased because I don't play Rengar at all. Other than those two, I'd say go for Gragas.
    PsiGuard (1495) | June 22, 2015 2:49pm
    3 points in Q and then E max is a pretty good (and popular) compromise. Maxing Q all the way is best for counterjungling and objective control.
    Vynertje (386) | June 22, 2015 12:31pm
    Good job on that!

    Seriously though, Nunu's goal in the game is objective control (and making the opponent's life miserable). You do that through 1) controlling the enemy jungle through ward coverage and/or counterjungling and 2) getting early dragons. I spoke with numerous master/challenger junglers over my years playing and they all back this up.
    Joxuu (336) | June 22, 2015 12:26pm
    I don't do any dragons with him (unless team forces to) but I run 80% winratio :v)
    but great point anyways.
    Vynertje (386) | June 22, 2015 12:12pm
    ^ Which is something I'd definitely recommend. One of the main reasons to pick Nunu is for his early dragon control. If you don't control dragons as Nunu, you're doing something wrong ;-)
    sirell (400) | June 22, 2015 12:00pm
    One more note I'd make is that taking at least a couple of levels in Q leaves the opportunity to take early solo Dragons if you so wished.
    Joxuu (336) | June 22, 2015 11:43am
    Nunu is played most efficiently when maxing Q and just counter-jungling the enemy jungler. You would basically leech his xp out of his jungle so you get level advantage while your enemy jungler struggles to gain levels or get anything done.

    However, this is really risky if not done correctly and I wouldn't recommend it for lower levels. I'd say you should go for E max and focus on both farming and ganking whenever there is opportunity. Nunu isn't really a powerfarmer so you can just try to gank lanes whenever opportunity shows up.

    Full tank is what I usually go for. Abyssal scepter would be the only AP item I would buy for him when facing lots of magic damage.
    Janitsu (569) | June 22, 2015 8:57am
    I think most people either max Q first or take a few levels in it and then max E to gank well?

    Full tank usually works the best since Nunu & Willump isn't really that good DPS and should soak up damage and debuff and buff.

    If you can't gank lanes, focus on farming. If you can, countergank as much as possible and keep track of the enemy movements. If you can gank, gank as often as possible (if it is useful) and make the enemy afraid of your presence.

    Joxuu can correct me tho
    XfectorCatsMeow | June 22, 2015 8:56am
    And also since we will always be in the enemy's face how does tanky/AD nunu sounds? Since we probably can keep bop-ing them!
    XfectorCatsMeow | June 22, 2015 8:39am
    Ah i see! Thank you! Do you max your q or e first on nunu?
    And also do you think building tanky and a bit of AP is viable on nunu? Or should i just build full tank?
    And should i focus on farming in the jungle or should i focus ganking as nunu?
    Sejuani does seems neat, I'll try playing her when i'm comfortable with nunu as my main ^_^
    Thank you again!
    Epicmaneuvers | July 2, 2015 11:55am
    Cinderhulk makes you do constant damage per second for free!

    This is good for clearing jungle and prolonged fights where you are not focused

    If you go with the magic item, your ice balls will be violently better but you wont have as much health. Harder to play than cinderhulk.

    Nunu is an odd-ball so i cant definitively tell you which is better.
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