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Nasus Statistics for Chiboune

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

Value
Average
Games Played
334
4
Win %
54
45
Kills
4.6
4.6
Assists
4.9
5.7
Deaths
4.1
5.4
KA:D Ratio
2.3
1.9
Gold Earned
11.4K
11.4K
Creep Score
189.7
188.8
Average
  • Author Champion Statistics
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

4.png : Flash is a must have, in my opinion you can't play Nasus without it. Why ? you will discover it in "combos" section :p.

12.png: Really ? You can't play top without tp, even less Nasus.

New Runes Back to Top

i will explain only one way to play Nasus this is my play style, my vision to play Nasus.

Phase%20Rush.png?width=64[Phase Rush]

This rune just gives you the mobility that Nasus need, personally i can't play without it, i feel so slow and some situations i can get the kill i want, just because i have this rune.  

8275.png?width=64 [Nimbus Cloak]

Best rune here, gives you 100 MS for 3 sec after you ulted, that's usefull to get someone far behind.

Transcendence.png?width=64 [Transcendence]
10% CDR, help you to get 40% CDR lvl 10 with 3067.png3057.png3024.png.

Gathering%20Storm.png?width=64 [Gathering Storm]
Gives you insane damages in late, this help to burst carries. 

Futures%20Market.png?width=64 [Future's Market]
At first sight it seems to be just "ok" but its pretty insane, on the hard lane it helps you to get 3067.png+2031.png or 3024.png+2031.png or 3057.png+3067.png in a lot of situations i need 70-150g and "Future's Market" gives me these extra gold and for a weak champion like Nasus in early this help him a lot.

 Cosmic%20Insight.png?width=64 [Cosmic Insight]
Gives you more CDR early and a 45% CDR cap pretty good to spam even more Q and W.
You also win 3-4 sec cd on ult not bad






Abilities Back to Top

Q
W
Q
E
Q
R
Q
W
Q
W
R
W
W
E
E
R
E
E
Passive
Q
1
3
5
7
9
W
2
8
10
12
13
E
4
14
15
17
18
R
6
11
16

You can max R>Q>E>W if you think that you will not really need slow in early/mid game.

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nasuspassive.png [Soul Eater]: Nasus permanently has 10/15/20% bonus life steal
Author notes: This passive grant Nasus an insane life steal, a safer laning phase and this is one of his tool for his split.
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nasusq.png[Siphoning Strike]: Nasus's next basic attack within 10 seconds gains 25 bonus range and deals bonus physical damages. [Bonus physical damages]: 30/50/70/90/110 (+siphoning strike stacks)
Everytime you kill a basic minion or a basic monster Siphoning Strike gain 3 dmg this bonus is doubled for champion kill/towers/large minions/large monsters/drakes/Nashor

Author notes: Your main ability! don't forget the fact that this is an AA so Jax's jaxcounterstrike.png can dodge it and Sivir's sivire.png can't and 3102.pngcan't too! You can also reset an AA with that spell to proc nasuspassive.png 2 times.

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nasusw.png[Wither]: Nasus ages the target enemy champion, slowing them by 35% to 47/59/71/83/95% increasing in 5 seconds, and the target's attack speed is reduced by half the amount.

Author notes: One of the best single target cc of the game! With that spell you're a real treat for all the AA reliant champion like 24.png39.png and ADC, it can be used to catch someone the slow is insane in midgame if you max it after your Q. Don't forget that sivire.png and 3102.png block your nasusw.png.
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nasuse.png [Spirit Fire]: Nasus unleashes a spirit flame at a location dealing AP damages and reducing armor of enemies who stand in it for the next 5 seconds. damages of the first tick 55/95/135/175/215  and then 11/19/27/35/43 per seconds and armor reduced by 15/20/25/30/35%

Author notes: The ranged damages of Nasus, i rarely use it to poke i only use it when i all in someone it increase the dmg of nasusq.png because it reduce armor, you can also use it to do combos.
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nasusr.png [Fury of the Sands]: Nasus becomes empowered in the sandstorm for 15 seconds, increasing his maximum health by 300/450/600 and Armor and Magic resistance by 15/35/55. While the storm rages, he deals 3/4/5(+1%every 100AP) of nearby enemies maximum health each second as magic damage (240 damage max per second), gains an additional 1/2/3 Armor and Magic resistance each second and Siphoning Strike has a 50% reduced cooldown and increase Nasus's range by 50 (can't be mix with the 25 bonus range of the Q what a shame)

Author notes: I don't know how to say it... This spell is just a dream he is more than insane HP/ARMOR/MR/DMG IN % HP/50% Q reduced cooldown AND increase the range of Nasus by 50. This spell is the only reason why Nasus is "viable". This spell make you pass from a little shit into a fucking monster. just to say it i RARELY fight without my ult i always wait for it because i know i'm 5x stronger with it. Oh and a last thing ALWAYS use it at the start or a fight even if you over react a little but this is important!

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Standard start against AA champ. Actually i use this start for every matchup. I think this is the best. Damage reduction/Sustain/HP. Best stats for Nasus.
    With the new Doran Shield i think this starter is more exceptional than before.
    If you need to rush Ninja Tabi against and AD- AA reliant champ

Core Items

    against CC
    Against AA champ and lot of AD champ
    Best build in my opinion. Lots of damages/Tanking/mobility/sustain
    You can go for it if they have 2 or more crit champ
    Rush kindlegem or Glacial Shroud first back then Sheen
    I'm in love with it. Can be buy in most of case 1rst or 2nd item. or 6th item if you really need to be tanky for your team.
    [Experimental] I prefer spirit visage but vs full ap comp it can be buy with the spirit visage.
    1rst or 2nd item i rush
    Can be buy in last slot, if you don't need a Thornmail.
    2nd best build if you don't need "Thornmail"

Situational Items

    You can try it, and you will choose between Gauntlet or Triforce
    I played it in S5 but since the nerf i think its not "strong"
    ..... you know what i'm thinking about that
    [Experimental] I don't think this is good for Nasus, Nasus has to deal damage the -60% is horrible. And he is not a CC champ like Maokai,Nautilus... so 0 dmg with 10k Hp is useless its like a janna AA an adc in late with lifesteal. Useless.
    Guardian angel and Glory are better. I don't build it anymore.
Why this is the best build in my opinion ?
-You can't be bursted
- 4000 hp without ult
- Good sustain
- Enough mobility
- Insane damages on carries 
+ Nasus is a bruiser not really a pure tank like Maokai or Poppy so, get a Bruiser unbustable this is insanely strong.

[S8 Best build against mixed team]
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Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Aatrox
    Hard
  • Akali
    Hard
  • Blitzcrank
    Medium
  • Camille
    Medium
  • Cho'Gath
    Easy
  • Darius
    Hard
  • Fiora
    Medium
  • Galio
    Easy
  • Gangplank
    Medium
  • Garen
    Medium
  • Jax
    Hard
  • Jayce
    Hard
  • LeBlanc
    Hard
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Maokai
    Easy
  • Nautilus
    Easy
  • Poppy
    Medium
  • Renekton
    Medium
  • Riven
    Hard
  • Singed
    Medium
  • Teemo
    Hard
  • Trundle
    Hard
  • Vayne
    Hard
  • Yasuo
    Medium

VS

Aatrox

Hard

VS

Akali

Hard

VS

Blitzcrank

Medium

This is pretty easy to stack but you can't kill him. Its impossible and he will bait you to your death. He can tempo you like 30 sec. The jungler can travel the map to help him.


Just farm ignore him.

Ignore his taunt.


VS

Camille

Medium

VS

Cho'Gath

Easy

If you dodge that's really easy but care to lvl 6

VS

Darius

Hard

You can't farm, just take what you can and let him push.

At lvl 6 and more, if you take a creep too far ahead you're dead :).

You can only 1V1 him lvl 9-11 if you play fine (dodge Q).
When he will get armor this is finish.

Like Jax and Fiora you really need to kite him in the 1v1.

VS

Fiora

Medium

I love play vs Fiora. This is a skill matchup.

You will suffer in early. But lvl 8-11 you can farm her easily if she miss her fioraw.png on your nasusw.png.

Like Darius and Jax you need to kite her a little if you want to win the 1v1

VS

Galio

Easy

VS

Gangplank

Medium

Skill matchup, just try to dodge barrels

VS

Garen

Medium

VS

Jax

Hard

Can be really hard lvl 3-11.

Just max W 2nd and when you fight him, just fight back.
Q him/back a little/Q him/back a little/Q him... until he die

You can fight him hand to hand he will beat you.
So you need to kite him to win the 1v1.

Yeah Nasus is not a brainless champ that run forward and kill everyone 1v1.

VS

Jayce

Hard

This is pretty hard, he had a strong burst.

Just last it what you can, and play under tower.

VS

LeBlanc

Hard

Yeah, i know this will happen 1/350 games, but i played this matchup.

This is just not human, You can't farm/trade/leech your tower (only 30 sec).
She can't really kill you if you play really safe and back when you have 300 hp.
She will outfarm you like hell 50-100 cs and get 2-4 lvl highter.

In late you can't touch her, i tried i can't get 1 Q on her she 100% -) 10% HP me and i have to back.

So, this is just cancer :')

VS

Malphite

Easy

Just free stacking.

VS

Maokai

Easy

Harder than Malphite but still easy, you just have to dodge Q and E. He don't have the necessary mana pool to kill you.

VS

Nautilus

Easy

He use too much mana and his E can be dodged easy.

VS

Poppy

Medium

[666 satan 666] Welcome in hell, you can't do nothing ++.


For real, you can't trade her, when you will Q a creep she will Q + AA you and if you are able to be stun on a wall you will kiss it and loose -40% hp :D because its fun poppy.

You can't kill her like trundle, She can tempo you for long more than trundle.

[Edit]
Still cancerous but nerfed, so the matchup is better than before.

VS

Renekton

Medium

Pretty hard  before lvl 8-9.

Rush armor but not too much, take 1 or 2 1029.png and then 3067.png.
You just have to let him push, if he is freezing, just wait because when you will go take a minion he will -50% hp your life.

Tell your jungler to wait his E, because he can escape easily with it.

If he is going full AD you will kill him easily lvl 10-11 and more.

VS

Riven

Hard

You can't really farm everytime you will want a minion she will just riventricleave.png+AA+riventricleave.png+AA+riventricleave.png+rivenmartyr.png and this is a midlife easy. 


The only thing to do against her is taking XP and wait your jungler. Just farm under your tower.

VS

Singed

Medium

He will just proxy, you have to wait minions under your tower and farm until you can kill him with your jungler.


In most of case it will be worth for you if you can be free farming.
But don't let him too free, tell your mates that he need to be stopped when he overextend too much.

YOU CAN'T KILL HIM ALONE, DON'T TRY.
Hit a Malphite 3000hp 600 armor is the same.
HE CAN KILL YOU IF YOU TRY TO 1V1 HIM EARLY.

Just stack :)

VS

Teemo

Hard

VS

Trundle

Hard

Just stack what you can don't commit for a creep because he will AA + Q + AA + Pillard and this can be your death or your flash.


You can't kill him, impossible. But he can :')

If you kill him, he is a monkey.

VS

Vayne

Hard

I rarely play  against Vayne but I will tell you what i think of the matchup.

Vayne is like other range champ, really annoying this matchup is like jayce matchup just take what you can take and wait creeps undertower or a gank
You really can't deal with Vayne she out damage you and she deals true damages à good Vayne will be really hard to 1v1 before lv11 i think its impossible.
Just be patient don't give her what she want (your ass)

VS

Yasuo

Medium

He rekt you early, be far away from minions or he will dash and hit you.


lvl 9 and more you can start to farm him.

You can flash to dodge a whirlwind, because he can tempo the jungler with his ult.

Combos Back to Top

AA+nasusq.png on creeps to use nasuspassive.png.

nasuse.png+4.png+nasusq.png To finish an enemy. that surprise the opponent.
4.png+nasusq.png Less damages than the top combo but it is faster. Use it when you think you don't need the nasuse.png damages to end the opponent.
Your nasuse.png reduce armor so if you have enough mana you can nasuse.png+nasusq.png to deal more damages.
It can be really usefull in helping your adc to kill the tank faster. Or killing your target faster.

Not really a combo but don't forget to use nasusr.png at the start of every fight. I see lots of Nasus wait they have 20% hp to use it. And this is incredibly stupid.
nasusr.png Has great ap damages in %hp. And gives you Armor/Mr to tank more. There is no reason to use it at the end of a fight or when you are one step on the grave.

[nasuse.png+4.png+nasusq.png]

WHAT IS NASUS ? HOW TO FOCUS ? Back to Top

You have to learn how to side step.

There is a great differences between a Nasus who know how to side step and a Nasus who don't.

The counter of Nasus is armor and especially Ninja's Tabis. Armor = op shit vs Nasus.
You can't kill a tank with 200+ armor, this is impossible so don't use 95% of your mana to try it.(i lied :p, its possible but in most of case not a good decision.)
Useless to hit tanks in fights if you have other possibilities.

-800 on a carry is better than -150 on maokai. 

Nasus is horrible for enemy team in fights. He is a threat more than an ap or ad carry.
Why ? because he can 2shot your carries and he is tanky as fuck.
So in most of case, if you die as Nasus in a fight its that all the focus was on you and if your teammates are even with enemy team the fight is won.

Your wither.png force a 3140.png buy, with it you can remove an AS item of the enemy ADC(3087.png3085.png3094.png3046.png). And he will not moove.
This is the strongest [solo target] spell in the game in my opinion.

Don't forget to spiritfire.png before siphoningstrikenew.png in fights. This increase the siphoningstrikenew.png damages because spiritfire.png reduce armor.

Don't fight without your ult PLEASE

And use it at the start don't wait that's useless.

What i think about Nasus Back to Top

Nasus is a really bad champion.


[Why Nasus is bad]

-Bad laning phase
-Bad matchups
-No mobility
-Dependent of farming
-0 dashes, can be kited easily
-Armor is really strong against Nasus
-He is really bad against hard cc teams
-You can't really blind pick Nasus you have 90% chances to be countered
-You need to have good placement, and know how to side step
- Hard to come back from a bad early

[Why Nasus is good]


-Good scaling
-One of the best 1v1 of the game (after early)
-Pretty tanky with Ult
-Tower destroyer
-Good sustain
-W is good to catch someone

[Conclusion]

To conclude Nasus is a bad champ because he had too much harm to be a good champ. But if you play him well he can be really good but he really needs to be well played. But that's a champion that can't hold a lost early. That's a great reason that he is bad.

What i think about my POV of Nasus Back to Top

I think my build is for "advanced" Nasus players.


My build is more "All in" than a standard build.


I think the more you are good with Nasus the more this build is stronger.


So this is not really a safe Nasus build.


This is just my POV and the way i play Nasus.


Match History Back to Top

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What a fed Nasus looks like Back to Top

Nasus full build / Stats Back to Top

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Nasus's stats over the years Back to Top

[Season 5]Nasus s5.png

[Season 6]
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[Season 7]
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[Preseason 8]
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What do you think about that ? falling from 61-57-56% WR to 46%, i know this is a preseason but that show that Nasus is weaker than before.
I don't think i'm worse than before if you think that the problem.
Got 56% WR in entire season between D3 and D1 and then 46% hardstuck D5.
50/50 always won :p

About me Back to Top

i'm a player of League of Legends since the season 1 playing like a noob and playing a lot of champ, i just decided to main hmmm sorry  i decided to OTP Nasus since the start of S5, so currently its been 3 years that i "OTP" Nasus peaked D1 in season 7. [Feel free to add me on my account to ask me questions]


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Changelog Back to Top

[29/12/2017]

-Add summoners spells explanation
-Add runes explanation and my way of thinking
-Add spell explanation and my way of thinking
-Add "About me" section
-Add "Changelog" section

[31/12/2017]

-Add a video for the nasuse.png+4.png+nasusq.png combo

[02/01/2018]

-Add "Nasus's stats over the years" section

[05/01/2018]

-Add "What a fed Nasus looks like" section

[26/01/2018]

-Add "Nasus full split" rune page

[11/02/2018]

-Add some more matchups
-Add another rune page
-Revisited my mind between "Cosmic Insight" and "Celestial Body"

[07/05/2018]

-changed rune page resolve instead of inspiration, because lane are getting harder

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