Ravenous Hydra on Nasus ?

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Slithy

Member

01-17-2013

Sorry about my English.
I just played Nasus and bought Ravenous Hydra once I got around 200 armor and 3k hp with 200 something bonus damage on my siphoning strike. The item returned around 700 hp when activated on minions with siphoning strike. Just wondering if the item is worth buying? The life steal and damage's awesome, but the item itself's pretty expensive. Should I get it or ignore it and stack hp and armor instead ? Thx !!


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ViashinoWizard

Senior Member

01-17-2013

You should never buy a damage item on Nasus that isn't Trinity Force.


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Dre4mwalk3r

Junior Member

01-17-2013

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Originally Posted by ViashinoWizard View Post
You should never buy a damage item on Nasus that isn't Trinity Force.
How about Gauntlet?


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DarkenDragon

Senior Member

01-17-2013

the aoe effect does not take your SS into account, so your still doing small amounts of damage to your opponent in the aoe aspect. your better off getting CDR items like black cleaver than using this item.


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Armageddal

Senior Member

01-17-2013

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Originally Posted by ViashinoWizard View Post
You should never buy a damage item on Nasus that isn't Trinity Force.
Spoken with true naivety.


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Ayestes

Senior Member

01-17-2013

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Originally Posted by Dre4mwalk3r View Post
How about Gauntlet?
It's not bad theoretically, but that Movement Speed would be incredibly missed and it gets harder to stall a lane for more Q farm.


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Pobbes

Senior Member

01-17-2013

The new Hydra is not as good as the old tiamat for Nasus. Old tiamat used to splash for part of the attacks damage letting tiamat benefit from his Q, but the new tiamat and hydra use base AD. Hydra, however, isn't a terrible item on Nasus. It works well with his passive and his ult. However, it would be a late game item, and should not be an early but since it can make it difficult to farm his Q.


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crawlman

Junior Member

06-20-2014

Well I played a ranked game as Nasus today and I rushed a Ravenous Hydra with no regrets. I was laneing a Jax and he smack talked my build, at the time i had a Ravenous Hydra and Spirit Visage. Because i had the Ravenous i was not only able to keep him from farming, but also push lanes at a ridiculous speed. So even though the Ravenous Hydra is against the meta and people will make fun of you for having it i highly suggest it. Also I only died twice once in a bad gank by my jungle and once at the end cause i flashed into their fountain. Needless to say we won and we still had 7 turrets they had none.


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Aura Master Fox

Junior Member

06-21-2014

Really, it's a matter of opinion. While the Ravenous Hydra will give Nasus a very nice boost to his AD along with some extra lifesteal, the fact that autoattacks will hit nearby minions makes it a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it helps you clear out minion waves faster. On the other hand, it makes it harder to grind the Siphoning Strike.

If you want Nasus to rely on his Autoattacks more, then go ahead and use it. If the Siphoning Strike is a big part of your offense plan, however, then you might want to go with another AD boost item like The Bloodthirster or Maw of Malmortius.


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XcSDeadDeer

Senior Member

06-22-2014

I wouldn't buy Ravenous hydra on Nasus. If his Q proc'd the AOE, then i'd be all for it. But it's not an item that he needs. Nasus is all about building tank/sustain while getting that precious Q farm. The only real damage items you should build on him is Tri-Force/Iceborn Gauntlet. Other than that, you should prioritize around Spirit Visage/Randuins/Sunfire/Guardian/Banshee Veil/Warmogs/Thornmail all depending on matchups


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