IntroductionYes i know, AP nasus L2P noob. honestly the worst part of playing AP nasus are the jokes.
let me tell ya i love playing him AP is simple. and dishes out massive of damage in team fights 1v1 and he can BD like no other. clear minions waves instant. farm usually leaves me at 300+ cs each game
Test the Build out. I personally usually play Mid. he is a AP after all top isnt that well bc most champs there have high health regen it can be done but riskier.
MasteriesUtility is mostly for mana regen and CDR
i go Damage tree for the CDR AP+ and the magic pen
usually the way to go with most AP toons.
Runesive learned a few things this week. CDR is amazing with AP nasus
so i will add CDR runes soon. having ur Q do 600+ damage AP and 300 AD per 2.7 sec is amazing for BD.
SF is a extremely costly skill i usually ask for blue at lv 6 but with the right runes its not needed just is nice to have.
Mana regen. -> if you got this route take instead.
AP/MPen - take to harrass ya need that mana.
simple is for escape and most i use it to bd. use it wisely dont use it for farm dont be lazy walk.
i wont go into detail spells should be universal. Ghost isnt great bc nasus can use teleport to bd and ur escape really is flash if ur caught with AP nasus... fight dont run unless u have a clear shot you dish out so much damage you might get a kill or weaken em enough they have to go back and heal lose xp/cs either way ur dead.
Skill Orderthen onto then finally duh. you will want to max SF as soon as possible. then max wither ur Q will dish our the damage AP and will also use its passive to its max at lv 1 so u can lvl it up
Wither helps keep enemies ON my which does 100+ damage per sec instant 600while ur pounding them with ur Q which ive had it done 1.3k per Q and Ult aoe. which ADDS to ur Q
Item Buildsi go in with
i eventually do sell it. mid game.
from there i go with ->->->->
mid game u should have
dont lvl up the boots just yet the LB and masteries give ya good enough speed to compete with lv 2 boots
from here. you must take into effect whats going on with your team. tanky or go for glass cannon
if u notice u can BD alot... get some more AP. if ur doing alot of fighting. or whatever you think is best. use common sense. armor for AD Magic resist for casters
boots i use depends
Now i want to introduce CDR to this Build. a Faster Q is always good for farming and lvling it i am still doing research on it
Early GameAP nasus does well 2v1 AND mid. top lane is not a good idea why? bc most top lane champs have good health regen and thats anti ap nasus. mid is squisy. easier to harrass and deny xp. ive had most champs go shop 4-5 times before lv 6 or stay far enough back to deny xp well or make em waste G on pots w/e it takes
start off with they will be harrasing you at this point. just go in for the last hits and dodge you have to make it to lvl 2 use the health pot if needed at this point they might think they have the advantage. also your minions do fair enough damage to them use em to your advantage
at lv 2 harrass!! this is your time to shine. hit em the 1st time they wont even flinch. hit em 2-3 times they will start noticing the damage and be wary try aiming the aoe on t he minions AND the enemy for a full effect
around lv 3. you will notice how much ACTUALLY does on ap carry. funny cuz ur farming cs WHILE harrassing
around lv 5-7 you should be 1 hitting with the caster minions and the melee minions farming and harrassing multi tasking.
lets talk about why APok my yes i know but with my AP will scale with my Q.
does a insant 500 aoe damage + dots+ armor reduction the AP scaling with it is amazing. fight ON it.
are fun... shroud. Pop and Ult. watch her run out so fast.
NOW the ULTIMATE. read it carefully it scales with AP
non AP nasus. dont have AP so the 0% does nothing! ive had this at 8%! all i do is stand near em and watch the team drain. you ever run after a enemy and u cant hit that last hit... well just run. the aoe will do the rest
in team fights. drop and if ur like me and love aoe add so much AOE + the ult adds a extra 600 health
Tips VS some champsAkali- she is cake to a AP nasus. drop E and ult. she will run out of shroud so fast.
malhazar - very annoying ult, try to get him to ult u when u cast E on his feet. and ult! he will be killing himself just as fast as u kill him. once his ult is down. Q and watch him run
Kogmaw - easiest champ for AP nasus. its a joke how easy he dies 1v1
Brand - watch out f or his AOE. it has same range as your aoe. i wouldnt recomened 1v1 him.
ashe- same as kog
lux - nothing special watch out for ganks
morg- her sheild doesnt block your aoe damage. and also SF out farms hers
annie - cake
leblanc - bring 1-2 hp pots. incase.
AP nasus weakness is lifesteal health regen. u run out of mana so fast they recover faster sometimes. ive beaten vlads all the time tho so depends late game 1v1 vlad is stalemate farming
Final Commentsits a fun build. have fun try it out
i used it bc i was desperate to get out of my elo. and it worked. hell i use it on normal all the time and win
i know this isnt the best guide in the world. just wanted to share <3 with you all i love AP nasus. no matter what anyone says he rocks AP. take it i wouldnt 1v1 a regular tank nasus with it :)