Paying attention to last hitting with Siphoning Strike will have a large impact at the end of a game.
If you're solo, Spirit Fire is a great way to farm a lane. It can be bad if you're in a lane with 2 and you push too far. Find the right balance between Siphoning Strike last hits and AoE farming.
If you have low defenses, people will focus you down even during your ultimate. Try buying some survivability items even in your DPS builds.
Save an interrupt ability for when Janna uses her ultimate.
Listen for the charge up sound on Howling Gale in case Janna is trying to hit you with it from off screen or from brush.
Janna's at her strongest when buffing another ally. If you can harass her ally, it will weaken her ability to fight you.
The stat comparisons shown on this page show several influential Nasus vs. Janna matchup statistics that can help you grasp the distinctions between the pair. Nasus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Janna’s ratio of NaN, showing that Nasus may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Janna. This observation is in large part caused by the difference in kills.
Nasus typically has a much larger longest killing spree than his opponent does. On average, he takes more damage than Janna. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the champion with more HP has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Nasus usually fairs equally well when taking on Janna, with a 49.3% win rate. As a result, Nasus makes an ok counter to Janna.
While Nasus does have a lower win rate than Janna, when facing one another, Nasus also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less complex champion to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Nasus into Janna.
Furthermore, Nasus has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Janna. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Nasus vs Janna matchups, Janna is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.
Nasus is a somewhat poor counter for Janna. You will do well by focussing your strategy on increasing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Nasus against Janna.
To learn all of the intricacies of Nasus to counter Janna during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips presented here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Nasus on average racks up much more CS as Janna. Champions who typically don't take many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed on this page to do well.
The best items to use in your Nasus versus Janna build include Divine Sunderer, Spirit Visage, and Thornmail. When Nasus bought at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better when fighting Janna than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Nasus had an average win rate of 49.3% battling Janna with this counter build.
To have the highest probability of crushing Janna as Nasus, Nasus players should use the Fleet Footwork, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players chose for Nasus vs Janna counters, this sequence of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 49.3% win rate overall.
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