[NotrlyMini-Guide] Nasus, Thwockmaster

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UrQuan

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10-09-2009

Goal: Make Nasus thwock enemies more until they dead. By end game, thwocking is all you hear.

Problems: Nasus needs mana pool/regen, higher attack damage.

Skill Build
1: Siphoning Strike (SS)
2: Spirit Fire (SF) / Wither (if laned with partner, easy kill spotted)
3: Not more than 1 point in Wither, SF otherwise
4-18: Max Ult, SF, SS, Wither in that order

Summoner Spells
Exhaust is a must. Why?

  • Close to perma-slow if both Wither and Exhaust are up
  • Stand toe to toe with most other melee carries (lol blind)
2nd summoner spell is personal choice, I choose teleport for map mobility

Item Build (still testing)
1: Berserker's Boots - Thwock faster
2: Stinger - Thwock faster, mana regen and -CD is good
3: Malady - Thwock faster, enemy focused dies faster
4: Last Whisper -Thwock faster, reduced armor means Thwock harder
5: Mandred's Bloodrazor - Thwock faster, tank killer. Armor is a plus.
6: ???

Other items to consider:
Inf. Edge - Thwock harder.
Stark's Fervor - If your team has many melee
Wit's End - If enemy has many caster
Chalice - If enemy has many caster and/or you can't kill golem (nub)
Phantom Dancer - If you like to crit in pants
Frozen Heart - If enemy has many physical, but rly wtfyourtanksucks

Items not considered
AP items - Does not make Nasus Thwock faster or harder
HP regen items - Just Thwock faster/harder for regen
Crit items - SS is your crit
Tank items - You're not a tank

Playstyle

Early game:
Start with rejuv. bead and Faerie charm is decent, vamp scepter helps after a couple of levels. Farm creeps with SS and SF spam. Choose good time to spam SF. Vs ranged, only cast SF near tower to get $$. Vs melee, SF can be used to harass and dominate together with exhaust/wither hax when they try to run out of SF. Still, not good idea to push all the way to their tower. Please don't be a jerk and farm all minions and leave none to your lane partner if you have one.

Mid game: Roaming around with exhaust/wither is great for ganks. SF pushes really nice, take advantage to push when you can. SS hurts turrets really nicely. You can jungle really well with mandred's razor while waiting for exhaust to cooldown or just to get golem buff or dragon's gold.

Late game: By now you'd have a very nice attack speed and your damage will go up especially in team fights. Choose a good time (enemy used stuns, your tank goes in first) to enter the fray in teamfights and you can usually wither -> thwock x20 enemies to death. Always try to hit the nearest, squishiest target first. Don't be afraid to die, you will live longer thwocking people and lifestealing.

Last Notes
(09 Oct 09) Get used to Thwocking sound. Also, maybe Tank Nasus might work when they fix +hp, +attack speed for ult but not now
(17 Oct 09) Ult now gives bonus health. Even more reason to stay away from tanking items.


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Telandra

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10-09-2009

looks very simple minded


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Sazabi02

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10-09-2009

I think his whole point was the THWOCKing not the strategy itself.


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UrQuan

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10-09-2009

Thanks for the feedback. I don't think there is much strategy involved when playing Nasus, maybe you can enlighten me otherwise.


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AngryWombat

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10-09-2009

Lol Urquan, I just wrote a Nasus guide also, but mine is tank based. I'll have to try your's next game


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UrQuan

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10-16-2009

bump for great justice. Bonus health on ult makes Nasus thwock happier.


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thegamenet

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10-16-2009

AngryWombat - have you posted your guide by chance? I'd like to look at it and possibly put it up on www.thelolwiki.com with all the other guides.

Let me know!

Curtis Pyke
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Kimmy Gibler

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10-16-2009

Cap on Attack Speed for the lose.


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UrQuan

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10-16-2009

You won't reach it but 2hits/s is nice. Even if you get snared, you can try to regain hp by hitting the next closest thing.