Nasus is a melee attack hero that fits halfway between the tank and carry (dps) roles. To summarize:
good guide really. nasus is the one hero i pick most.
i especially agree with your skill order and the reasoning behind not leveling siphoning strike quickly and delaying level 5 spirit fire.
i hardly ever bother to get warmog's though. it's expensive and life regen is not really needed imo. i usually start with meki pendant since mana regen is my only concern when laning/jungling constantly and i can't always find the time to get the golem buff when i need it - depending on how laning worked out team-wise.
you fully rely on golem for your mana issues?
sometimes i swap cleanse for rally - just because it's great for team fights and fun.
other than that, the first really thourough and good guide in nasus.grats.
i play nasus early like this:
get 2 potions
go back and get heart of gold
next stop get sheen
then get vampiric scepter
and then i pretty much mix it up. Can go bloodstealer/phantom dancer. Or cd reduc/auras. Or health/armor.
I skill 21 points in util btw.
For summonor spells i like Haste and Flash.
I play Nasus like I would play a straight dps hero. Typically my build looks like this:
-These 2 items provide enough armor pen early on to devastate enemy heroes with your Siphon strike.-mercury's treads(a MUST on nasus)
Maybe its me, maybe it was the the teams I fought against, but I just felt very very squishy. I was able to solo Dragon np at lv6 like the guide suggests doing. But I did crystal->specter->Sheen->Boots of Swiftness-> Glacial Shroud. Then I started working on Warmog's. I'm wondering if I should have tried to fit like Aegis or something prior to Glacial to boost my survival rate. I think after some more practice I will get this style.
I really dont like how you talk about the Siphen Strike to be not important. Its like his best ability and one you can really go all out on. Another thing i have a problem with your guide and i already see a lot of bad Nasus players doing is pushing too good early game, don't put so many points into spirit fire, that ability just makes life harder for you. If your just lvling it up for minion kills then you suck, last hit them all with SS if your keep Spirit Fire at lvl 1 you can still one shot them with a SS and Sheen attack, without losing much to minions. Nasus is a beast early if you start racking up those SS damage boosts. I usually take 1/4 hp chuncks or even up to half on squishes with proper lvling of it.
You did however have one thing right and that was the cleanse, it is a must on Nasus and it has saved my ass more then once.
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