Nasus vs Taliyah Counter Build

How to Beat Taliyah as Nasus


We get our counter statistics from the millions of rated League rounds that we evaluate every week. This Nasus against Taliyah matchup review resulted from an evaluation of 5,176 ranked games where both champs faced one another.

This counter matchup is relatively rare. Nasus encounters Taliyah in only 0.9% of his rounds. Nasus has done a great job of countering Taliyah. Typically, he wins a whopping 55.0% of matches the champions face off with each other in. In Nasus versus Taliyah matches, Nasus’s team is 6.0% less likely to obtain first blood, implying that he most likely won't get first blood against Taliyah.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Nasus Items to Counter Taliyah

The top items to have in your Nasus versus Taliyah build include Frozen Heart, Dead Man's Plate, and Divine Sunderer. When Nasus incorporated at least these three items in his build, he did much better versus Taliyah than with most other commonly used builds.

Frozen Heart Item Dead Man's Plate Item Divine Sunderer Item

Best Nasus Runes to Counter Taliyah

To have the best chance of defeating Taliyah as Nasus, Nasus players should use the Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Conditioning, Overgrowth, Magical Footwear, and Approach Velocity runes. Of all the rune sets players chose for Nasus vs Taliyah matchups, this blending of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also shown the best Taliyah runes to fend off Nasus to help you infer how she will likely be setup against your champ.

Best Nasus Runes

Grasp of the Undying Rune Grasp of the Undying
Demolish Rune Demolish
Conditioning Rune Conditioning
Overgrowth Rune Overgrowth
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Approach Velocity Rune Approach Velocity

Best Taliyah Runes

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Absolute Focus Rune Absolute Focus
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm


The following tables emphasize several significant Nasus against Taliyah matchup stats that can help us interpret the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Nasus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 1.9 is worse than Taliyah’s ratio of 2.4, highlighting that Nasus may be less central to his team's team fighting potential than Taliyah.

Battle Stats


Nasus Stats
5 6.6
Taliyah Stats


Nasus Stats
5.4 6.3
Taliyah Stats


Nasus Stats
5.3 8.4
Taliyah Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Nasus Stats
2.5 3.1
Taliyah Stats

Damage Dealt

Nasus Stats
16556 19941
Taliyah Stats

Damage Taken

Nasus Stats
32523 22250
Taliyah Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Nasus Stats
5.4 5
Taliyah Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Nasus Stats
0.9 0.8
Taliyah Stats

Dragons Killed

Nasus Stats
1.9 1.9
Taliyah Stats

Barons Killed

Nasus Stats
0.4 0.4
Taliyah Stats

Gold Earned

Nasus Stats
10726 10637
Taliyah Stats

Minions Killed

Nasus Stats
145 61
Taliyah Stats

Nasus typically has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his enemy does. On average, Nasus takes more damage than Taliyah. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the champ with higher HP has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Nasus typically racks up much more CS than Taliyah. Champs that don't amass very much CS usually do not have to have much CS to be useful. They are capable of scaling well off their skills and stats alone. Yet, champs with plenty of minion kills, such as ADCs, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to top the averages presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 5176 Nasus vs Taliyah 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 Taliyah 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.