Nasus vs Janna Counter Build

How to Beat Janna as Nasus


We generate our matchup statistics from the millions of recently ranked League of Legends games that we analyze every week. This Nasus vs Janna counter review resulted from an examination of 13,694 ranked games where both champs clashed against each other.

This matchup is relatively rare. Nasus encounters Janna in only 2.3% of his games. Unfortunitally, Nasus does a below average job of countering Janna. Typically, he wins a acceptable 49.0% of the time the champs face off with one another in. In Nasus versus Janna matches, Nasus’s team is 1.0% less expected to obtain first blood. This implies that he most likely won't get first blood against Janna.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Nasus Items to Counter Janna

The top items to prioritize in your Nasus versus Janna build include Thornmail, Frozen Heart, and Dead Man's Plate. When Nasus combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better versus Janna than with most other commonly used builds.

Thornmail Item Frozen Heart Item Dead Man's Plate Item

Best Nasus Runes to Counter Janna

To have the best chance of annihilating Janna as Nasus, you should take the Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Conditioning, Overgrowth, Nimbus Cloak, and Transcendence runes. Of all the rune sets we have analyed/that we analyzed for Nasus vs Janna matchups, this set of runes resulted in the highest win rate. We have also displayed the best Janna runes to counterpick against Nasus to help you recognize how she will likely be played against your champion.

Best Nasus Runes

Grasp of the Undying Rune Grasp of the Undying
Demolish Rune Demolish
Conditioning Rune Conditioning
Overgrowth Rune Overgrowth
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence Rune Transcendence

Best Janna Runes

Arcane Comet Rune Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Celerity Rune Celerity
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Relentless Hunter Rune Relentless Hunter


The following tables emphasize several vital Nasus against Janna matchup statistics that may help us appreciate the distinctions between this set of champions. As an example, Nasus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 1.9 is worse than Janna’s KDA ratio of 3.0, showing that Nasus may be less central to his team's team fighting capacity than Janna. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Battle Stats


Nasus Stats
4.7 2.1
Janna Stats


Nasus Stats
5.2 5.2
Janna Stats


Nasus Stats
5.1 13.5
Janna Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Nasus Stats
2.4 0.9
Janna Stats

Damage Dealt

Nasus Stats
16582 9956
Janna Stats

Damage Taken

Nasus Stats
32307 14218
Janna Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Nasus Stats
5.3 5.3
Janna Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Nasus Stats
0.9 0.9
Janna Stats

Dragons Killed

Nasus Stats
1.9 2
Janna Stats

Barons Killed

Nasus Stats
0.4 0.4
Janna Stats

Gold Earned

Nasus Stats
10628 7894
Janna Stats

Minions Killed

Nasus Stats
146 20
Janna Stats

Nasus normally has a much larger longest kill spree than his opponent does. Typically, Nasus takes more damage than Janna. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also show that the champion with more HP has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

In Nasus vs Janna matchups, Nasus commonly earns much more CS than Janna. Champions who on average do not get very much CS usually don't have to have much CS to be effective. They are capable of scaling adequately off their skills and stats alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as ADCs, typically require a lot of gold to be effective. In either situation, work to outperform the values displayed here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 13694 Nasus vs Janna matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Janna as Nasus comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.