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Nocturne Statistics for Pøx

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

Value
Average
Games Played
38
7
Win %
63
45
Kills
8.0
7.4
Assists
8.4
7.2
Deaths
6.9
6.8
KA:D Ratio
2.4
2.2
Gold Earned
12.2K
12.4K
Creep Score
41.8
72.1
Average

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Summoner Spells Back to Top

This guide is for Nocturne jungle, so Flash and Smite mandatory.

Offensive flash for keeping your E (fear) near enough or keeping attacking any preys that flash out.
Smite mandatory if you want having a good early in jungle, not being stealed for objectives and so on...

New Runes Back to Top

Keep one thing in mind : your goal is to Burst and oneshot any squishies (adc and apc in fact).

Until the low diams, nearly every carries won't take any armor for countering you. In fact except 3157.png in mid game and 3026.png in late game, you won't find anything.

Domination :


Electrocute.png?width=64: easy dude, your goal is to burst, nocturneparanoia.png + nocturneduskbringer.png + aa (auto attack with nocturnepassive.png) will proc amazing damage. In this pre-season, it's awesome for Nocturne.

Sudden%20Impact.png?width=64 : for getting max damage in the littliest time, take this. It will procing after your ult. Lethality is still good (above all if you go full Lethality build) and having 8 more is very nice. Having "true damage" with cheap%20shot1.png?width=32 every 4 seconds isn't worth if you plan to deal 90% of your damage in 0,5 secondes. Taste%20of%20Blood.png?width=32 is for long trade, and that's what you won't have (except for tanks, but that's not your target).

Eyeball%20Collection.png?width=64 : more and more damage. That's all. Ghost%20Poro.png?width=32 is nearly useless for me (better buy pink ward) and you won't use Zombie%20Ward.png?width=32 because you will take 3363.png (I assume you're not diamond 2 or more so you can have some utilities buy destroying pink ward, things that nearly don't exist in d4 and lower division).

Ravenous%20Hunter.png?width=64 : I don't feel taking Relentless%20Hunter.png?width=32 because you have your ult and Ingenious%20Hunter.png?width=32 is useless here. So by default, take this rune.


Now you will have 2 choices : 
  1. Do I want an execution for low life ennemies and more survivability when diving and trade multiples targets ? If yes, take Precision.
  2. Do I want CDR, above all on my ult for pressuring a lot the lanes ? If yes, take Sorcellery.

Precision :


Triumph.png?width=64 : I don't count anymore the number of time it saved my life after a dive or after killing an ennemy with ignite. Really it kick ass, take it !

Coup%20De%20Grace.png?width=64 : Your goal is to burst, so don't take more movespeed or tenacity. Between all damage increasing, this one is the best for Nocturne by default because with Cut%20Down.png?width=32 you will never have a squishy have more health than you (or so little that the damage up is ridiculously low) and Last%20Stand.png?width=32 is too incertain. In general, with your nocturneparanoia.png+nocturneduskbringer.png, the squishy target is below 40% of life. What a coincidence, that's what we want !



Sorcellery : 


The%20Ultimate%20Hat.png?width=64 : If you went to school, you can compute that it give 15% at maximum for the CD of your ult. This ult have a rather long CD (because it's very powerful), so CDR in % is a good investment.

Transcendence.png?width=64 : Good combination with the first rune. So it will lead you to 25% max CDR on your ult. So at lv 2, your nocturneparanoia.png CDR will be 94 seconds from 125 (75 seconds from 100 at lv 3). Pretty nice isn't it ?



Abilities Back to Top

Q
W
E
Q
Q
R
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
1
4
5
7
9
W
2
14
15
17
18
E
3
8
10
12
13
R
6
11
16
nocturneduskbringer.png : This spell is a slow skillshot that deal good damages and give you movement speed on the trace. If an ennemy is hit, it's free chase.
Bonus tip : for invisible champion like 67.png or 29.png, it gives their position because the trace is following them.

nocturneshroudofdarkness.png : Only one goal : try to cancel one spell (a hard CC if you want my preference). The bonus attack speed is enjoyable for doing jungle camps. Note you will have a better attack speed buff if you succeed in cancelling a spell.
Bonus tip :  It works on dragon's attack).


nocturneunspeakablehorror.png : Basically it's that spell that determine your death or a kill if you don't os your target with nocturneparanoia.png+nocturneduskbringer.png. It's an amazing spell and for myself, quite op about the duration.

Bonus tip : The fear is continuing casted while your ennemy use zhonya. The fear is landed too, so the ennemy can be still fear after the end of zhonya. Like the nocturneduskbringer.png, it can marks stealth champions.

nocturneparanoia.png : THE THING that make Nocturne so fun (or a nightmare for carries). It has 3 main uses :
  1. The most evident, catching a wild poke... carry in the high herbs... Dealing high damage and letting you gank even if your ennemy is warding every bushes.  There is always a solo carry that want this little minion wave. Who could blame him (except his team) ? Make your opponents blaming rito for unsane damages and crying all theirs tears.
  2. Saving your allies : We all experienced one day a kill that go away because this ***** nocturneparanoia.png delete the vision. We often (me the first) forgot that this spell erase the vision giving by the team. With that, it put some pressure during temfight, above all if the peeler (hello 89.png and 117.png) can't know when and who you will go. And they can't use spells properly because of the vision. In late game, you willl os. Remember that.
  3. Ever see a thresh who fake a lane gank by throwing lantern in fog of war ? Or an opponent faking go in (and pretending a gank will come soon) ? Here it's the same, use your ult while your team is being engaged, sometimes ennemies will flee because they think it's for us. It's a mind game at "relative high divisions". Oh i forgot, it doesn't work under platinum (sry guys) : in this elo, people doesn't care and don't have the brain to think of that matter.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    What you wanna take every time.
    If they have potential kiting, take blue smite, red smite otherwise.

Core Items

    You want oneshot, so you take Red enchantment. It gives CDR and damages.
    You DON'T need Berserker. Take ninja by default. Take Mercuries if there are hard CC and/or kiting potential. Ionian are possible if you're going for CDR path (CDR above the max give you some AD).
    PATH AD/AS : It's the path for oneshoting if there are combinaison of middle/high armor.
    PATH LETHALITY : The one to choose if you have low/medium armor on their team. This is the path to take also if you choose CDR Runes and Ionian boots.
    If there is a correlation with the skill and the number of pink buyed, it's for a good reason, take a lot of that and put them. Blue trinket mandatory, nothing more frustrating than a prey going for a bush or an area with no vision.

Situational Items

    Here are some situationnal items. One tanky item is enough for me. If you "need more" because of too many tanks, it's because you failed at choose a good champion. Really, don't try Nocturne against tanky team.

Short description are suffisant...


Well... go for a short description number 2.

Start :


Basically take 1041.png2031.png3340.png at start.
After the first back, rush 1001.png and your jungle item : 3715.png or 3706.png. The first by default, the second one if they have some hard CC or kiting potential. Then take the 1412.png or 1400.png.
You should take a least one 2055.png every 2 fontains back. Take 3363.png at level 9.
Now you have to choose between 2 paths AD/CRIT or LETHALITY.


I strongly advise taking LETHALITY path. I tried both path and Lethality win easily.


LETHALITY :


The goal is to destroy adc or apc with nearly no armor thanks to lethality (obvious isn't it ?).
Because you took Nocturne because there are 2 or less big tanks/peeler, lethality is globaly awesome !

Rush 3147.png (or 3814.pngif you need a combo mr + spell-block shield). Then 3142.png, then the 3rd item.
With that, you one shot every squishy, you have to do 1 or 2 more aa if the adc take a 3026.png or the apc took a 3157.png.


AD/CRIT :


This is for Nocturne who got caught with ennemies who have too much armor or peeling or kiting . The goal is to crit with 1 or 2 auto attacks (aa). So basically, that's not the stuff I advice the most. It's the stuff when you're desesperate and don't want dodge after seeing ennemy team with 3+ tanky people.

First rush the 3087.png, cleaning jungle faster, more sustain, more passive and good burst with the passive. It will deal more damage when you'll have some crit chance.
Then the 3031.png, Basically, you have 1 chance out of 2 to make crying the ennemy adc.
Then you have to buy 2 items among 3046.png3071.png and 3026.png3046.png if you want more dps. 3071.png for medium ennemy armored team. I buy 3026.png nearly every game since its rework.






Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Akali
    Medium
  • Alistar
    Hard
  • Amumu
    Medium
  • Ashe
    Easy
  • Azir
    Hard
  • Brand
    Easy
  • Caitlyn
    Easy
  • Cassiopeia
    Medium
  • Cho'Gath
    Hard
  • Corki
    Medium
  • Diana
    Medium
  • Draven
    Medium
  • Ekko
    Medium
  • Elise
    Easy
  • Ezreal
    Easy
  • Fiddlesticks
    Easy
  • Fiora
    Medium
  • Fizz
    Medium
  • Gangplank
    Easy
  • Janna
    Hard
  • Kalista
    Easy
  • Karma
    Hard
  • Karthus
    Easy
  • Katarina
    Medium
  • Kayle
    Hard
  • Kayn
    Medium
  • Kog'Maw
    Easy
  • Vayne
    Hard
  • Warwick
    Hard
  • Xin Zhao
    Medium
  • Zed
    Medium

VS

Akali

Medium

Usually you can have her in 2 times.

First you do your combo (nocturneparanoia.png+nocturneduskbringer.png+nocturneunspeakablehorror.png+aa), she will be feared and with the trace of nocturneduskbringer.png, you will know where she is while stealth.
Then after the end of akalismokebomb.png, finish her.

VS

Alistar

Hard

FUCK ! If he's glue to his adc, you can't try to go, except with a perfect combinaison of nocturneshroudofdarkness.png and 3814.png for countering pulverize.png and headbutt.png, you can't kill an adc peeled by Alistar with Nocturne.

The only exception is if he's a little bit too far, so the vision deleted by nocturneparanoia.png let you do the combo.

VS

Amumu

Medium

Try to anticipate his curseofthesadmummy.png with your nocturneshroudofdarkness.png and he can do nothing.

Otherwise, well you're already probably dead while reading these lines...

VS

Ashe

Easy

The same as mumu, try to counter the enchantedcrystalarrow.png with nocturneshroudofdarkness.png and it's won, otherwise she can try the hit & run.

VS

Azir

Hard

Hard to gank : except if he uses his combo azirewrapper.png+azirqwrapper.png, impossible to reach him.

Don't try to flash, he will use azirr.png.

VS

Brand

Easy

Easy to kill, smash your head on the keyboard and gg.

VS

Caitlyn

Easy

Try to counter caitlynentrapment.png with nocturneshroudofdarkness.png, or at least one caitlynyordletrap.png.

If you success the first, it's an easy kill.

VS

Cassiopeia

Medium

2 possibilities :

If you counter her cassiopeiar.png with nocturneshroudofdarkness.png or by turn back (don't face her, litterally) : gg wp !
If she hit you with cassiopeiar.png, she can escape or even kill you when she's fed.
3814.png is strongly advise.

VS

Cho'Gath

Hard

Run for your life, fool ! Don't try, even if you say something like "I think I can kill him", it's a lie ! Don't fucking go !

VS

Corki

Medium

Generally, Corki take 3078.png , which give him enough health to resist a full combo. So if he has carpetbomb.png (or the "package") he can easy escape and hit & run.

VS

Diana

Medium

I have bad memories. She can easily one shot you while her shield save her.

Maximize the chance of victory by nocturneshroudofdarkness.png her dianaarc.png.
If she has a 3157.png, consider her at a lower priority.

VS

Draven

Medium

Nothing to say, rush and kill.

If you don't have ult, don't go, a good Draven can easily hit & run with dravendoubleshot.png+dravenfury.png and destroy you with dravenspinning.png.

VS

Ekko

Medium

Try to kill him before he uses his ult, otherwise, you will be VERY disapointed.

VS

Elise

Easy

If she has enough reflexes for the "jump" (E while in spider form), after you landed your nocturneunspeakablehorror.png, it will be a fair battle, if you can fear her, free win.

VS

Ezreal

Easy

His ezrealarcaneshift.png isn't suffisant to "unlink" the nocturneunspeakablehorror.png canalisation. 

So except if you anticipate the 4.png, you can go in, the nocturneunspeakablehorror.png will be landed and gg wp.
Tip : most of Ezreal don't wait before ezrealarcaneshift.png, so he will get very mad if you nocturneparanoia.png because it will folliw him (like nearly every dash in the game).

VS

Fiddlesticks

Easy

Just rush in, kill him, and go away like nothing happened.

VS

Fiora

Medium

A good Fiora will wait the end of nocturneunspeakablehorror.png for fioraw.png. Amazing Fiora will block your burst with fioraw.png. Bad Fiora will use it randomly and you will kill her.

VS

Fizz

Medium

Hard to gank with his fizze.png.

Try to ask your laner to be the "ham" for him. If he use his fizze.png, then go and gg wp.

VS

Gangplank

Easy

Do what you want coz a pirat is free, you are a pirat !
Well in theory, here gangplankw.pngwon't save him. Easy kill, just rush.

VS

Janna

Hard
howlinggale.pngsowthewind.pngreapthewhirlwind.pngeyeofthestorm.png
4 arguments that counter Nocturne, sad game in perspective if she's keep playing near her adc.

VS

Kalista

Easy

She can't kite you with passive if you go with ult. Like others adc, kill her and go away like nothing happened.

VS

Karma

Hard
karmaq.pngkarmaspiritbind.pngkarmasolkimshield.pngkarmamantra.png
Hard to play against. Really, a pain in the ass.
Try to prey and wait for 1 or 2 spells against her opponent laner, then go in.

VS

Karthus

Easy

Easy prey, easy game, easy life. Fed yourself on him $$$$$€€€€€

VS

Katarina

Medium

The fact is she's an assassin. So you won't have the time to cast nocturneunspeakablehorror.png before she used all her spells. So basically, in 1 v 1, you're not assured to win.

Be sure to outdamage her or you will depop you from the map. 

VS

Kayle

Hard
judicatorintervention.png...
Anything to add ? Really one of the most annoying spell.

VS

Kayn

Medium

If he went assassin form, you lose, tanky form you win.

As simple as that.

VS

Kog'Maw

Easy

Combo burst, kill then choose another target.

VS

Vayne

Hard

The hardest adc.

Here, it doesn't depend (or not so much) about your skill. It depens above all the vayne's one.
She can go stealth whenever she wants. So basically if you jump ion her, she can dodge your nocturneduskbringer.pngand you won't even have the time to aa before.
The fact is she can try to vaynecondemn.png you. This is the time to counter with nocturneshroudofdarkness.png.

2 scenaries : 
  1. You cancel her vaynecondemn.png, you success your nocturneduskbringer.png so she can't juke you with vayneinquisition.png+vaynetumble.png = You kill her.
  2. You didn't cancel vaynecondemn.png (or Worse, she condemn you against a wall) OR she successed in juke you with vayneinquisition.png+vaynetumble.png = you die sadly.
Add a Janna or Lulu or alistar and she is invulnerable.

VS

Warwick

Hard

In pre season, Warwick is now very strong.

Try to escape him, never 1v1 with him (too much regen warwickq.png+warwickw.png+warwicke.png) and nocturneparanoia.png someone where Warwick can't warwickr.png you.
Otherwise, you will be VERY SAD.

VS

Xin Zhao

Medium

You can brain him with nocturneshroudofdarkness.png.

If he goes full damage you win, if he goes tanky/ad, you lose, too much regen (passive) and cc xinzhaoq.pngfor the time you will take for down him. 

VS

Zed

Medium

Wait for his zedw.png used. Then easy gank.

With his full combo, he destroy you. The nocturneshroudofdarkness.png won't really help you.

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New content will be added later.

Some manner for ganking with Nocturne, more explanation about stuff, matchups...

Don't hesitate to comment if you disagree with something or want add some facts or corrections about this guide.
Thx for your reply and reading :)
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