Nasus Build

The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition

LoL Champion


138,584 LoL Matches Analyzed

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Our Nasus builds come out of our evaluation of 138,584 recently ranked Nasus games. Only the highest winrate Nasus builds that are also in common use are suggested. Since we have so many matches in our dataset, we are sure that we can provide the highest quality builds to help ensure you win your next round!

If you are looking for more focused build tips and tactics, you should read our guide to playing with Nasus farther down on the page. Additionally, to see the best Nasus build for a different skill level, please choose a different skill tier from the dropdown menu above. The recommended Nasus builds will update to characterize that division’s meta.

Best Nasus Runes

If you are battling a well-mixed enemy team composition, you should really consider grabbing him the Fleet Footwork, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Transcendence, and Nimbus Cloak runes. In recent games, he won the greatest fraction of his games when built with these runes. However, if you are trying to beat a more homogenous enemy team comp, such as an AD focused or a tank heavy team, you should instead browse below to find the best Nasus runes to defeat your particular enemy team.


Fleet Footwork Rune Fleet Footwork
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Versus Selected Team Comp
Grasp of the Undying Rune Grasp of the Undying
Demolish Rune Demolish
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Unflinching Rune Unflinching
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence Rune Transcendence

Best Items for Your Nasus Build

The best items to incorporate into your Nasus build include: Divine Sunderer, Ravenous Hydra, Thornmail, and Dead Man's Plate. Moreover, similar to our rune advice, you can also get quality, focused, Nasus item builds farther down for the specific enemy team composition you are fighting in your current game. Those who added these pieces in their setups had a better win rate than those who worked towards other Nasus builds.

LoL Item Divine SundererLoL Item Ravenous HydraLoL Item ThornmailLoL Item Dead Man's Plate

vs AD Heavy Teams

LoL Item Trinity ForceLoL Item Sterak's GageLoL Item Spirit VisageLoL Item Frozen Heart

vs AP Heavy Teams

LoL Item Trinity ForceLoL Item Dead Man's PlateLoL Item Force of NatureLoL Item Silvermere Dawn

vs CC Heavy Teams

LoL Item Divine SundererLoL Item Spirit VisageLoL Item Gargoyle StoneplateLoL Item Death's Dance

vs Tanky Teams

LoL Item Divine SundererLoL Item Guardian AngelLoL Item Spirit VisageLoL Item Dead Man's Plate

Guide to Playing with Nasus

  • Always last hit with Siphoning Strike because you permanently get stacks which increase your damage output.
  • It's important to manage your minion wave and pull creeps in order to farm with Siphoning Strike safely.