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League of Legends (LoL) Question: Support nautilus

Posted in Champions | Tags: Nautilus 8,876

  • esbenmoller

    Support nautilus

    hey, wanted to know some thoughts on support nautilus, personaly i find him realy fun. but do you think its viable???
  • Answers (4)

    Fak3cz (16) | June 2, 2013 5:09am
    In my opinion, support Nautilus CAN be useful for his team and successful overall. But let's see...
    I chose two most similar support styles to compare: Leona and Thresh
    - Leona's main advantage is ignoring minions with her E, whereas Nautilus's Q can be prevented by hiding. On the other hand, Nautilus's R has guaranteed stun and its range is enough, even it's not that far like Leona's.
    - Thresh offers much more utility for his lanemate (W), and other stats are relativaly the same. Only good thing for Nautilus is low ban ratio on ranked plays compared to Thresh.

    ~ Nautilus In-Depth (Charge) Guide - Fak3cz ;)
    Thatdudeinthecotton (66) | May 17, 2013 10:56am
    I would say he's around about as viable as Alistar is right now, maybe a little more with the right matchup. The only real issue is that he doesn't give any sustain to his adc. Id say that because of this he'd work best with rangers ( Caitlyn , Varus) who utilize their range to stay away from damage.
    With 4 cc's and a health shield, I don't really see any reason why he'd do poorly in comparison to other supports.
    sirell (400) | May 17, 2013 7:17pm
    Nautilus is a decent support, imo. Doesn't have a team shield that can swipe you across the map like Thresh, but does have some pretty epic peel and initiate. Scales off hp, which is not uncommon in certain support items ( Locket of the Iron Solari and Runic Bulwark come to mind).

    He's a tad bit more clumsy to use than Thresh and tends to be all-in if he lands his hook.
    IAmByakuya (82) | May 17, 2013 5:26pm
    Only problem i see is that his hook gets blocked by minions, but he can be a beast as a high CC support
    Bioalchemist (155) | May 17, 2013 3:06pm
    the difference between him and thresh is that thresh is banned 75% of the time.
    sk1llzn00bz (17) | May 17, 2013 12:59pm
    His /j makes him swim in the air. Thresh can't do that.
    Thatdudeinthecotton (66) | May 17, 2013 12:53pm
    Still say hes viable though
    Thatdudeinthecotton (66) | May 17, 2013 12:52pm
    Well he's considerably more tanky than Thresh. But yeah, other than that, Thresh beats him in every way.
    Satella (177) | May 17, 2013 12:24pm
    What does Nautilus do that Thresh doesn't do better?
    esbenmoller | May 17, 2013 11:09am
    leona does not give any sustain either, so he is a cc machine.and thanks for the comment :)
    Malvazar | March 7, 2016 10:50am
    Naut is a great support, idk what these people are smokin by saying naut isnt viable... he has slow aoe cc which can be used like every 3 or 4 seconds and if u go my build which has ap and hp then u can easily kill the adc support and that pesky jungler or mid laner who thinks he can kill you.... whats not to love about naut??? lets see. Tanky, grabs, aoe cc that does hurt especially early game when those early game kills help scale you and your adc most importantly, a nice hp shield to help with living through a gank or to help ur carry carry safely. o and wait that 5! man pop possibility?!?! lets see can thresh do all of that? no! he has a hook that imo is worse than blitz, thresh has a ult that doesnt move so all u gotta do is either back off or just be smart about how u move or have ur tanks pass through his weak ult first, the lanturn is good i guess... especially when ur team is used to being over extended like they shouldnt be. tbh naut should be banned more than thresh, thresh is annoying but naut scores kills
    Ekki (86) | March 7, 2016 11:16am
    This question is from 2013. No need to get salty about something that was a valid question back in season 3.
    GrandmasterD (531) | May 18, 2013 4:49pm
    Don't play it, it's fairly awful imo. He needs items to be effective which is something that contradicts the prime quality for a support. His grab is underwhelming compared to the other two supports having that and the rest of his kit isn't as strong as other supports. Want CC lockdown? Get Leona. Want an initiator? Get Blitzcrank or Leona. Want overall control? Get Thresh or Lulu.

    There is really no reason to play him as a support, not because he's that bad but just because all others do a better job.
    Malvazar | March 7, 2016 10:55am
    just someone who doesnt know how to play easy supports winning 80% of my naut games aswell. so strong easy early game kills for ur adc
    9TheEmployer9 | October 19, 2014 9:43am
    Yeah its awful. Thats why i have won 80% of my games yet with nautilus support. Now i have 6 wins on a row playing him. Who knows... maby more!
    Kingluis (8) | May 19, 2013 1:46pm
    nautilus has CC lockdown, can initiate with ultimate and has a strong overall control.

    A bit of everything... just like nami, so why not?
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