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Nami Statistics for gensou

Author's performance with Nami compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
10
Win %
47
Kills
1.9
Assists
13.6
Deaths
5.3
KA:D Ratio
2.9
Gold Earned
8.4K
Creep Score
16.5
Average

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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Exhaust work quite well vs assasin comp , and you don't need heal to win bot lane.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Abilities Back to Top

W
E
Q
E
E
R
E
Q
E
Q
R
Q
Q
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
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E
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R
6
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Items Back to Top

Starting Items

Core Items

    end
    4th
    4.5..

Situational Items

    vs cc
    vs assasin when you're bore
    for more damage...
    to replace lw if they don't have armour.
    instead of pd if you have siege issue.

Item not to get on Nami:


3115_64.png : I really wish it work but it just doesn't, unless you go full ap, the damage from nashor isn't enough compare to say crit from IE and PD.

3071_64.png: actualy decent now....


3172_64.png: no room for this unless it is really really late game.....but even then you can get other item like another pd....


3156_64.png: good if you're a tank, as an adc, it is well situational i guess, like if you're up against a fed lb, sure.


3124_64.png: same as nashor, except worst than nashor.



Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Alistar
    Medium
  • Annie
    Medium
  • Ashe
    Easy
  • Bard
    Easy
  • Blitzcrank
    Hard
  • Braum
    Medium
  • Caitlyn
    Hard
  • Corki
    Medium
  • Draven
    Easy
  • Ezreal
    Hard
  • Graves
    Hard
  • Janna
    Medium
  • Jhin
    Medium
  • Jinx
    Easy
  • Kalista
    Medium
  • LeBlanc
    Hard
  • Leona
    Hard
  • Lucian
    Hard
  • Morgana
    Hard
  • Sivir
    Hard
  • Sona
    Medium
  • Soraka
    Hard
  • Thresh
    Medium
  • Tristana
    Medium
  • Vayne
    Medium
  • Vel'Koz
    Easy
  • Zyra
    Hard

VS

Alistar

Medium

You have longer range and can harass him alot if your support is another range.


If not, prepare for a hard hard lane.....

Tip:
be very careful of your hp, a good alistar know how to burst you down and destroy you if he have flash and you're under 300 at level 2. Other than that just don't let him get close to you.


VS

Annie

Medium

She can one shot you....so be a ninja and hide when you play against her in team fight.


tip:
1. early level 1-5 you should have the advantage, just w > aa her and keep your distance so that she can only q you and not q e you. your w will out trade her, as long as you're not stun.
2. if she have stun charge up, let you support take it for you, and play defensive until that happen.
3. level 6 = she one shooting you until you kill her first which in most case is imposible.

VS

Ashe

Easy

as long as she doesn't crit you early, you should be winning this lane.


Tip:

if she shine run like a bitch because it will hurt...

VS

Bard

Easy

He is just a bad support atm....When he roam for chime = you go all in on adc...

VS

Blitzcrank

Hard

Since you have no movement thingy, have fun :).


tip:
1.hide behind minion and if there is only one left, run like a mofo.
2. if he get close to you and can punch you, you should just e him and w yourself for that to not happen, if you don't do that he will kill you.

VS

Braum

Medium

Annoying but you have the advantage early as long as you don't get too greedy with trade.


Tip:
1. the key is to trade in series, so that you use your w > aa without hitting his shield.
2. save e until shield is down, and if he have shield up, auto attack once and then q if he is chasing.
3. don't use ult when you're panicking.

VS

Caitlyn

Hard

Not a fun lane to play at all.


TIp:
she out range you.
if she hit q, she out damage you
at level 6, you will be under farm if she is good.

recommend crying in a corner and hope she is bad.

Joke aside.
you can technically out trade her early, with w and e, as long as you don't get by her passive and q. So pay attention to her model, if it shine run like a bitch.....

VS

Corki

Medium

he is like you, high power spike mid game. But unlike you, he have a weaker early game. level 1-5 you should have an advantage. 6-rest depend on laning phrase, and skill.


Tip:
move constantly so you can dodge his q. Dodge q = win lane pretty much.

VS

Draven

Easy

hit q, should be easy.

VS

Ezreal

Hard

Annoying, all he do is farm....so if possible try to kill his support instead...


Warning:
he does have a nice burst so be careful, and try to be above half life. If you're half life keep your spell in case he go in on you.

VS

Graves

Hard
scary scary champ to play vs.

Tip:

well...bait his q by going in and out of his q range and if he e in. E > q. if not save your q, unless you're about to die or can chain cc.

VS

Janna

Medium

Matchup is weird, can't seem to win/lose it since it is so weird....


tip:
1. if she shield break it with your burst
2. don't tower dive, tower diving a janna is not fun if she is good (trust me....I tried)
3. try to ult her the moment she ult to negate it.

VS

Jhin

Medium

it is a fun trading game where if you miss q or get hit by his passive you lose but if you get even with him at level 6 you counter him with ult if he ult and cc him to death......


sooo fun...

thing to know:

1. his passive hurt at red but once he use it, there is a small window to counter attack.

VS

Jinx

Easy

she doens't have a dodge skill so :).


Tip:
1. you have the advantage in trading as long as your support know what she/he is doing.
2. you can actually attempt to q without e if you know he pattern.
3. careful for her trap though...

VS

Kalista

Medium

It is weird because you would assume she counter you but she is quite easy to hit if you just e yourself and auto attack her. You don't even need to q....as your e and w will dominate her with the right support.


Tip:
1. never try to q her unless you notice her pattern
2. flash > ult > q > kill is your best bet at killng her.
3. the easiest way to hit skillshot on her is to aim for her after she auto. (this only work when she have low auto attack speed.)
4. never trade her level 1-2, wait until you have all 3 ability.

VS

LeBlanc

Hard

NEVER EVER PICK NAMI INTO THIS..........I REPEAT NEVER EVER PICK NAMI INTO THIS!!!!!!!!!


Tip:
go cry :(.

VS

Leona

Hard

The moment he engage on you, you're dead.


1. you have the advantage level 1  and 2 so abuse it as much as possible. Harass her hard. If the lane reach level 3 and both of you have the same hp, you will have a hard hard time....

2. keep a distance from leona, the farther you're from her the easier it is to dodge her skill shot.

3. if she does hit you, don't panic and q the enemy adc that try to follow up, and hope it is enough. 

4. you can kite her pretty easy if she lose her e.

VS

Lucian

Hard

Lane bully vs Lane bully....


except he hurt you more than you hurt him.

Though at level 6, with the right support you can one shot him.

VS

Morgana

Hard

She is annoying, as she can stop your e and q.


Tip:

if she shield early, W her to break her shield.....

VS

Sivir

Hard

Don't pick nami into this...this lane is too hard to win....and make chaining cc impossible.

VS

Sona

Medium

If you have the right support, you can kill her, if not it is troublesome.


tip:
1. 1-3 becareful, she can 1/2 your hp.

VS

Soraka

Hard

Unless jungle camp this lane or the soraka suck, this lane is impossible to win...She is the bane of kill lane.

VS

Thresh

Medium

you can harass him by behind close to melee minion and use w.... just stay behind minion pretty much.....


if he walk up to you, back up by w > running or just e yourself and auto attack him. Save your q if you did get hit.....aim for adc.

VS

Tristana

Medium

you've more firepower than her early, you can hit q on her......but......she outscale you and at level  6 she can kill you if she go bork.


Thing to consider: if she e you, just back off a bit. 

VS

Vayne

Medium

The key is to hit and run. You have longer range for w and aa, so abuse those and never let her get close, if she tumble tower you, then e > q. If you run up to you, e her and back and w as you run.


Never ever skirmish with her 1v1. She will shit on you....

VS

Vel'Koz

Easy

if he ult, you ult, you out harass him with w and have enough ms to run around his skill shot..


but remember to stop his ult...

VS

Zyra

Hard

She is harder to deal with due to her high damage.


Tip:
1. dodge her skillshot...and don't move in a straight line....
2. don't be too aggressive, because it might lead to your death.
3. she is squishy too so yeah...it go both way.

Pro and Con of Nami Back to Top

Pro:

1. She is fun
2. You have corki like mid game 
3. you have lucian like early game, where your w = win trade.
4. you have ashe like cc, where you can chain cc with your support easily
5. She is an adc that I think most support main can easily learn.
6. She have a nice burst and can 1v1 most adc, giving you hit your q and ult.....
7. She can technically peel for herself and be an initiating adc like ashe.
8. With the right team comp, she act like as jack of all trade late game, a secondary damage source, a secondary/primiary initiator, a secondary peeler, a secondary ta...nvm not tank.
9. She is cute? I don't know think of something yoruself.....i ran out...

Con:

1. She is hard to use, hitting q? hard. pressing the right button of e > aa > q > aa > w > profit? hard. Surviving with no escape skill? hard.
2. she have no mobility outside of her passive.
3. She is shit late game......from a damage perspective so if your team need damage and you're last pick, dont pick nami adc unless you sure you can win early...Her late game cc though *gasp*
4. She is shit when you're behind.....
5. She is down right shit if you can't land q.......
6. She require you to know calculate trading in lane.
7. notice how 4-6 = 1? yeah...she is hard....
8. that it people. She is hard to use but if you're a support main and want try learn ADC. HIghly recommend this :).
9. As for the rest of you, just go cry.....because she is hard.....
10. She is not actually consider an adc late game due to her lack of late game damage.

Laning Phrase Tip Back to Top

The key to playing nami in lane is to play her like a support.


Key tip in trading:

1. Auto attack > right click forward > w > aa > run away   (your w is long range so abuse it) (this is also call orb walking/ animation cancelling  in a sense, youtube it if you don't know, short summary = you auto attack and the you right click right after the animation finish to move forward or backward or sideway to dodge/chase/whatever, it give you a higher ms speed than when you're auto attack and standing still. You have to do this for all of nami skill....) 

2. E yourself and then q, don't Q to start fight unless you know for sure they're moving in a direction (running or chasing)

3. E > aa > w > aa > q combo = what you want to do and will 1/2 most enemy adc/support.

4. Move constantly because nami is highly mobile and can easily dodge most skill shot if you react fast enough.

5. When you're level 6, use ult > q > w yourself  or support if they engage on you, it will negate most engage and let you disengage.

6. always q the one doing the damage (most likely the adc).

7. learn to chain cc with q or ult.

8. you power spike when you get sheen, so abuse it once you get sheen.

9. your passive give you movement speed bonus, use it to your advantage. Whether it is for running, chasing or to dodge skill shot, remember you have the option to speed yourself up.


For everything else, follow this link


http://www.lolking.net/guides/306120


and go to Advance Mechanic, it offer good tip for ADC, So if you like it upvote his/her/it....whatever it is..... guide.



Lane Partner rating. Back to Top

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Annie: 10/10 She will give you the late game you don't have, and offer you a cc that let you q into. Oh and level 6= godlike

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Janna:10/10 The ultimate cc/disengage combo. It is so bs with a carry top and a carry mid. Once you get sheen, nami's e + janna shield = ton of damages ;). Pre 6 = decent, if both support and you know how to trade. She is probably the most balance out of all support for nami......good in all phrase of the game.....also offer a counter to all in comp that just slaughter nami....

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Zyra: 9/10 Require you or her to hit skill shot but if it hit, it is gg because the damages from Nami and Zyra combo is too high for a non tank champ to survive.

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Thresh: 8/10 If he can land his hook after you e enemy, then it is happy free kill time because you can chain your q into it. If he can't land his hook then well, he is just there and doesn't offer the same damage like zyra and annie.


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Soraka 8/10: godly laning phrase, weird mid game....

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Leona: 7/10: similiar to braum except leona offer more kill protential, especially with the leona e > nami q > leona q > nami e combo. But like braum, the laning phrase involve Leona being good and know when to go in. 1-2 = hard due to the low range. But if you can somehow get pass laning phrase, this combo is so good mid/late game.

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Braum: 7/10 nami e with braum passive work surprisingly well together. Issue is, braum doesn't offer much damage so late game might be sad but might work if team have nice late game carry in other lane...(jax, akali) you know those hyper carry. Level 1-5 = shit...

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Taric: 6/10 shittier version of leona. Taric's q > nami q = easy 3 second stun. though taric doesn't offer enough damage and not enough aoe cc for mid/late game. Good peel though ;0.

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Sona: 6/10, doesn't offer what nami need which is extra peeling and cc to initate. If she go 21-9, you can win lane pretty hard but if not then it is just a waste of laning phrase. And she is kind of worthless outside of laning...

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Morgana:4/10 she is too unreliable with nami, if she hit the snare consistenly and run 21-0-9 then the lane is a 9/10. But most morgana tend to run 0-9-21 as support and doesn't offer the same damage output to make nami adc work.


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2/10 unless you have a yasuo mid...don't bother....malphite support is good when you have a defensive adc...and nami is not really what you consider a defensive adc.


Composition that work with Nami adc so far. Back to Top

1. AP carry support (zyra, annie, vel koz) + high CC jungler (j4, lee sin, sej) + assassin mid(kat, akali, zed, yasuo, lb) + semi carry/semi tank top( jax, irelia, renekton, gnar,j4, swain) : 10/10 
probably the best comp for nami adc with jungler being the primary tank/engage, while top/mid flank, with nami and support disengage if they try to engage and drag the engage into a long line for assassin/top to flank.


2. CC support(braum, thresh, leona) +  high CC jungler + assassin mid + assassin/carry top( liss, irelia, jax, irven, akali, ryze, rumble): 8/10

Come with a risk because assassin tend to lose lane pretty hard early, so having two assassin at the same time come with a risk of losing early. But the concept involve, 3 peel with nami being the 3rd damages dealer that sneak in damage due to the chaos.

3. Ap carry support + high damages jungler (j4, lee sin, karthus, jax, fiddle, reksai, wukong) + high damage mid( syndra, leblanc, liss, yasuo, zed, you know high damage) + carry top that can go tank and win lane( jax, renekton, irelia, gnar). 7/10

It is a pick heavy comp that turn nami into a full support role. It is a very fun comp to use due to the amount of skirmish it generate. The key is to snowball and snowball hard because mid/late sieging will be an issue that rely on 3 lane push and ward to generate skrimish everywhere.

4. the pick op champ comp patch 5.1: gnar top, liss mid, j4 jungle, nami, janna. 
10/10......op as fuck comp...

ton of cc: check
bs amount of 1v1 ability: check
ability to get by laning phrase: check
the ability to wombo combo?: check
the ability to disenage: check
the ability to do damage: maybe....only if j4 build semi damage


5. The split push comp: top split pusher( jax, tryn, nasus), mid poke/utility( zigg, nidalee, xerath), regular jungle (j4, lee, nidalee(even better) , disenage support(zyra, janna, veigar)
8/10
it require a lot of teamwork but it is hard to stop once top get huge.

Testing section. Back to Top

Note: 


Early game: quite viable, a very strong lane bully. *confirm*
Mid game: she dominate if you get your item......



Need testing:

1. Matchup wise
2. Item build (shoudl be set, though alternative ez blue build might work...but that build seem too weak for nami to abuse her bs mid/early game....)
3. late game role (probably like an ashe where you're the cc machine that can sneakily do damage lol)
4. does she even have a late game? (amazing yes.. with crit...need to play more to make sure) sadly no....she become too utility for her to do godlike damage :(.
5. who work with her.

So far Support that work with nami:
1. annie
2. zyra.
3. thresh.
4. braum
5. janna

Support champ that require testing:
syndra
taric?(probably not)
lulu(probably not too)
karma(maybe)
alistar(maybe)
leona(hell yes, though there is no leona player anymroe :()
morgana(maybe)
sona( probably nice  to shut down enemy adc)


Champion outside of bot lane that work well with nami:
1. assasin mid
2. jax/irelia
3. ap ez mid
4. oriana
5. j4

Need help testing this. Back to Top

If you want to help me add gensou in NA server. We can share info or you can play as my support :). Or you can comment  on what you think help nami adc.


If anyone who read this guide is a brand support main, please add me, I need to see if it work with nami. I want to see nami and brand bot lane damn it!!!

Champ/comp you should not pick into(testing) Back to Top

10/10 = never pick into it

Champion:

59_64.png: 10/10 he have too many cc for a champion with no escape move to handle......

1_64.png: 10/10 annie mid is just hard if she is fed only hope is to get banshee.

55_64.png: 8/10 yeah another assasin that is hard to counter.


38_64.png8/10 an assassin that is tanky....you can't one shot him, and he can jump out of your bubble.


105_64.png7/10 an assassin that can dodge your q and r, except he got nerf sooooooo you might have a chance.


39_64.png7/10 when she counter your top and will probably get fed, your cc can't do anything to her....


62_64.png6/10 if he build ad with some tankiness, it is hard to stop him from e > r you..even if you q him, you won't get out in time without flashing.



Composition:

Double assassin: example: liss top, zed mid
you can only peel out of one, but not 2....and you can't jump out of it like others champ.

tip: group as a team..

All in 2/3 tank cc comp with burst adc/apc: example: leona, rengar, maokai, lucian, syndra
Same with assassin comp: You won't do the same damage as others adc so you can't kill them and they have a lot of cc to lock you down.

tip: never fight a head on team fight, split up 1-3-1 or 1-4 and skirmish them in their jungle. 
or if you have a poke comp with janna: poke poke poke.

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