Nasus Build Guide

Lone Dog in the Jungle

Uploader malarkyman
Updated 4 years ago
  • 9
    Greater Mark of Attack Damage (+0.95 attack damage)
  • 9
    Greater Seal of Armor (+1 armor)
  • 9
    Greater Glyph of Magic Resist (+1.34 magic resist)
  • 3
    Greater Quintessence of Armor Penetration (+2.56 armor penetration)
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First of all I just want to welcome everybody to my Jungle Nasus guide! I will be constantly updating this as I continue to play only Nasus in solo queue (top or jungle) and will upload more images and tips! Why is jungle Nasus suddenly viable? Jungle Nasus used to be pretty weak because you were not able to get enough farm for his Q to be any threat late game, and his ganks have always been subpar. Now with the buffs to his ult (patch 3.02) and changes to Q (+6 dmg for large minions) you can have 100 damage added to his q by around the 8 minute mark. Making him a threat a lot earlier without having to farm top all day.

I've been runnning AD reds with Armor Pen quints to ensure fast clearing as well as having plenty of armor pen. I usually run lifesteal quints when laning with him, but it's not as important when you are just fighting jungle creeps early game and you already have +14% lifesteal level 1 from his passive. Other good rune option: SUPER FAST CLEAR: Armorpen reds Armor Yellows MR blues AS Quints Slower Clear but more mobilty: Armor pen reds Armor Yellows MR Blues +3% movespeed Quints +2.56 AD Quint

[title][img=skills/nasus/p.png] Passive: Soul Eater[/title] [title]Explanation:[/title] One of the most underated passives in the game. Makes jungling a heck of the lot easier. You can clear camps for days and still be at full health. [title][img=skills/nasus/q.png] Q: Siphoning Strike[/title] [title]Explanation:[/title] Your signature Nasus ability, you will have to be very good at using this to last hit (preferably the bigger minions) minions and become godly late game. Like I said earlier, if you time this ability to its max potential you can easily have 100 damage added to your q every 7 to 8 minutes. [title][img=skills/nasus/w.png] W: Wither[/title] [title]Explanation:[/title] Wither is like having an exhaust with a cooldown of 11-15 seconds. Use this on carries to limit their damage to almost nothing while you stomp through chunking peeps for half their HP with one q. [title][img=skills/nasus/e.png] E: Spirit Fire[/title] [title]Explanation:[/title] This spell is really strong and is still probably nasus's weakest spell coming out the jungle. It reduces all armor of your opponents in it, which makes it really strong for an AD comp. You always want to try and fight their team in the AOE of spirit fire to maximize your damage. [title][img=skills/nasus/r.png] R: Fury of the Sands[/title] [title]Explanation:[/title] Want to become god for 15 seconds? Who doesn't. Nasus's ult just got buffed. You now have more range on all your abilities and are waaaay less easy to kite. Your ult also does %health damage over time. Facing a pesty fed CHO? No problem. They stackin mogs on the other team? No problem, you're god right? Unleash the beast and dont be afraid to let loose on their carries.

1. Start at wolves. [highlight]You'll want to q kill one small wolve right off the bat, then q kill the big wolve when it is low enough.[/highlight] 2. Ancient Golem (Blue buff) [highlight]Here's where things may get a bit tricky. Ideally you'll want a smiteless here while last hit Qing the big guy, but most of the times you wont get one. You want to last hit q one of the small minions, and also last hit q the ancient golem. TIP: I would let your team know that you are going to smite first then last hit q the ancient golem, as i've had many people accidentally steal the blue(multiple times). Always smite it first and go for the last hit q.[/highlight] 3. Wraiths [highlight]If you time your q's right here you can q last hit 2 small wraiths and also q last hit the big wraith. TIP: You want to be auto attacking the big wraith most of the time and last hitting q on the smaller ones when your q comes off CD. This may take a little practice. [/highlight] 4. Golems [highlight]Here you can last hit both the big and small golem. I suggest last hit Qing the little one first.[/highlight] 5. Lizard Elder (Red buff) [highlight]Similar concept to blue, except you're on your own here. You can q last hit all 3 here if you really want, but 2 is also ok to keep your fast clear time. Just make sure you are last hitting the big guy always.[/highlight] 6. Back to wraiths [highlight]You want to kill this as you did above, making sure to last hit q the big wraith.[/highlight] That's your full jungle clear folks. By this time you should be level 4, have wither and be ready to gank a lane (if there is one). Additionally your q farm from one whole jungle clear should be around 50-55.

It is important to know as Nasus, that your goals are slightly different than the average jungler. For one, you want to be Qing as many big minions as possible, as this prepares you for a better late game (where Nasus shines). If you are Qing every big minion correctly your goals for Q farming should be as follows: 10 minutes: 120+ Q Farm (Note: You want to start really strong with your farming ganking lanes occasionally and also farming q when you need to hold lane as it makes your late game stronger) 20 minutes: 240+ Q Farm (Note: You want to keep the farm rate going throughout the early game but still provide yourself in team situations as they arise. Set yourself up for a strong mid game.) 30-35 minutes: +340-500 Q Farm (Note: At this point you should have been in a couple teamfight/gank situations and maybe spending more time on objectives with team rather than farming may leave your 100Qfarm/8minutes go down a bit. This is ok if you have farmed well early game)

I wanted to keep this guide short and sweet for now, while I try and master the art of nasus jungle. I can tell you a couple things though so far from what i've experience in SOLO queue. IT's LEGIT! And you can really have a great impact on the game as jungle dog. WHOOF good luck out there in ranked! [highlight]ALSO CHECK OUT MY SUPPORT NASUS PAGE! THANKS![/highlight] Don't believe me? Here are my latest ranked jungle Nasus games... [imgext=]

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