Nasus Build Guide
Nasus - Support And Dish Some Damagewritten by Alonio6
Table of Contents
|Masteries + Runes||2|
|Farming Creep Waves||5|
|TeamFights and You||6|
|Your Ultimate and You||7|
Soul Eater Not much of a "GREAT" passive, similar to warwick's passive but way less usefull.
We WONT be focusing on this passive alltough it will help you lane.
Siphoning Strike Take it at level one or two, and start feeding it.
This spell makes nasus unique, because the longer the game lasts, the stronger you, and especially this spell gets.
LAST HIT LAST HIT LAST HIT - Rinse and repeat.
Wither This is the most underrated spell in the history of underrated spells.
This, can shut down a physical carry, help chase, help run.
Cosider it as a free exhaust.
Spirit Fire Farming - Anti Armor - DoT spell.
This has so many uses, as being an intimidating force in a trained nasus's arsenal.
Fury of the Sands Free MAX HP + DoT + Attack Damage.
This will get you dragon, golem, early baron - which will lead into massive pushes and winsauce.
Use on dragon when its available, your team will LOVE you.
Masteries + Runes
Masteries are a matter of self preferance, go for what you need more, but i might say that in my opinion, the defence tree is crap for nasus, while the utility gives bonuses that are hard and expensive to get with items - CDR, Movespeed, CDR on summoner spells etc.
I run a classic 9/0/21 with taking Magic Pen in offence and manaregen, move speed and CDR on the utility tree.
You CAN run 9/21/0 or 0/21/9 if you rather to do so.
As for runes - Its a matter of preferance, and i dont see myself as someone who can instruct you with which runes to get.
Nasus does well with anything.
There are lots of builds to use on nasus, he is, infact, VERY versetile.
This is my normal build:
Start with a Doran's Shield and a Health Potion, it should give you enogh utility to stay and last hit as much as possible.
Farm Farm Farm - Last hit with your Q as much as possible, DONT BE AFRAID TO TAKE HARRASMENT, for fuck's sake, youre a goddamn healing machine, focus on last hitting and dont be heavily harrasing your enemy, as last hits > harrasing enemy champions early game (FOR NASUS).
Now, hopefully you got back after farming lots of gold and now ready to get your core item:
Aegis of the Legion, its arguably one of the best aura's ingame.
Try grabbing Boots of Speed as well.
You should upgrade your boots to rather:
Ninja Tabiagaint alot of physical damage on their team, like: Tryndamere, Jax, Ashe, Tristana Etc.
Mercury's Treads against heavy CC and magic damage teams like sion, ashe, amumu (long stuns) and more.
Your next item on the line is the godly Sheen, its makes your life easy - last hitting's a breeze with the extra 80% damage, you become a stronger harrasing and damaging champion, but thats not our goal, WE WANNA SUPPORT OUR TEAM BEFORE ALL.
If your'e in a lack of damage output and willing to grab this before ageis, go for it.
Items for nasus dont need to be built in an order, alltough its reasonable to grab boots 1 before starting on sheen or ageis.
Now, grab a Phage, its a 25% chance to slow on your attacks, not bad.
Zeal's next - on our way to trinity force.
Why trinity force? - Movespeed, Extra 130% Damage, Health and Mana - HOLY SH*T YOURE A WRECKING BALL.
Now, the next item I like getting is [item=Stark's Fervor], make sure no one else is getting it, as it wont stack.
Summarizing so far:
Next, you can pick counter items against the other team.
[item=Force of Nature] for heavy magic damage teams, Thornmail against those pesky tryndameres, tristanas and so on.
You can also grab the awsome Guardian Angel and win that game by now.
*NOTE - Items here CAN BE BUILT IN ANY ORDER! Just use your common sence deciding what to grab 1st for the team.
Nasus can be built in many many ways.
I found that the most effective way is like this:
Your Q ability should be farmed up rather then skilled up, while E will help pushing and defending, W will allmost nullify the amount of damage a DPS can dish out.
Farming Creep Waves
You - are nasus.
Nasus - is a vicious minion slaying bastard.
TRY NOT TO LANE WITH SOMEONE WHO NEEDS CREEPKILLS AND LOTS OF THEM TO GET STRONG.
After pointing that out, time to get started.
Look at the minion wave, examine all minions searching for a low health minion, run up to him, pop your Q and last hit that bastard.
RINSE AND REPEAT.
Dont be afraid to get harrased, you can afford it.
When you get your spirit fire, note that it WILL kill minions that you SHOULDHAVE last-hitted, so use it to push wisly, and dont neglect your Q ability.
TeamFights and You
NASUS IS NOT THE MAIN TANK.
NASUS IS AN "OFF-TANK".
You can take a beating, but your main job is to run up to their DPS carry, pop wither on that poor guy and start beating the support\mages\squishies with Q.
Your E skill reduces armor, so try getting it on most of their team so your team will hit harder.
Your ultimate is a great source of AoE damage, as its going to melt down carries, tanks supports and more really quickly.
TWO WORDS - ABUSE IT.
Your Ultimate and You
Nasus's ultimate is a powerfull tool in battle.
Use it to get dragon at level 6/11, for easy Exp and Gold.
Your team will LOVE you.
USE IT FOR AN EARLY BARON FOR YOUR TEAM, SO FUN TO PUSH AFTER BARON AND WIN :P
Use it to DoT in a teamfight and watch people melt.
Find out some more "Fun-tastic" Uses to your ult.
In conclusion, Nasus is super fun, super supportive and requiers some skill to play.
I hope that by reading this guide, you'll be a better nasus.
Submitted by Alonio6
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