How to Synergize Kayn with Nocturne on the Same Team Kayn is in the s tier of champions

Kayn with Nocturne

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How to Synergize Kayn and Nocturne

based on 175 Kayn with Nocturne pairs
Win Rate
38.9 %
K/D/A
2
Pick Rate
0.2 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

At MOBA Champion, we take in the results of from millions of League matches directly from Riot Games each and every week. Kayn has been on the same team as Nocturne in 175 recently played, competitive games. By gathering so much complete data straight from the publishers of League of Legends, we have complete confidence that we can give you robust, accurate builds to help Kayn play with Nocturne. It is very rare for Kayn to play with Nocturne as teammates. This has only happened in approximately 0.2% of games with Kayn.

Kayn Nocturne Synergy Summary

Unfortunately, Kayn has done a terrible job of synergizing with Nocturne. Usually, he wins a dismal 38.9% of the time the champions fight alongside one another. If you want to play better as Kayn when playing alongside Nocturne by learning how to better synergize your play style with him, then look into the complete build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Kayn Nocturne Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordSerrated Dirk

Core Kayn Items

~22 Mins
GoredrinkerBlack CleaverDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Muramana

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Kayn to level up q
>
Second ability for Kayn to level up w
>
Last skill for Kayn to max out e

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve Second WindRevitalize
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Kayn's passive ability p
Kayn q ability q
Kayn w ability w
Kayn e ability e
Kayn's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Synergizing Kayn and Nocturne

Tips for Playing as Kayn with Nocturne

Look at the line-up of both your team and the enemy's team when picking your form.

Remember that nearby enemies can see which wall you're in.

Advice to Understand How Nocturne Will Play

Duskbringer isn't only an offensive ability. It can be used to close distance out of combat or escape from certain death.

Use Shroud of Darkness in tandem with Paranoia's dash. Your opponents may panic and waste a critical disable on your spell shield.

Using Paranoia at a critical moment is well worth it even if you cannot use the dash.

Kayn Nocturne Synergy Stats

Kayn Image
Win Rate
38.9 %
VS
Win Rate
61.1 %
Nocturne Image
7.1
< Kills >
7.2
7
< Deaths >
6.3
6.9
< Assists >
7.7
1.62
< Killing Sprees >
1.64
85
< Minions Killed >
43
0.85
< Dragons Killed >
1.43
0.31
< Inhibitors >
0.41
19,092
< Physical Damage >
18,181
621
< Magic Damage >
573
1,305
< True Damage >
1,306
21,018
< Damage Dealt >
20,060
35,243
< Damage Taken >
36,372
12,195
< Gold Earned >
12,283
1.39
< Towers >
1.35
0.13
< Baron Takedowns >
0.29
12,538
< Total Healing >
14,728
14,306
< Experience >
14,018
18
< Vision Score >
20
7
< Wards Placed >
5
248
< Time Dealing CC >
284

How to Play with Nocturne as Kayn in LoL

The Kayn Nocturne synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Nocturne, compared to his overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how his gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.

Overall, Kayn sees a large worsening in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Nocturne. His KDA fell from NaN to NaN. This worsening shows that Nocturne helps Kayn perform poorer in ranked League of Legends games. Yet, the small difference proves that this performance change is not very impactful.

When Kayn is an ally to Nocturne, he sees a little increase in his full damage dealt. This could demonstrate that Nocturne supports by providing protection for him to dish out more damage or that his presence on the team also helps extend the game's duration. Similarly, when Kayn is played with Nocturne on the same team, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees compared to when he plays alone. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing alongside Nocturne.

Additionally, when Kayn plays with Nocturne on the same side, he often takes a little less damage than when he fights alone. Taking not as much damage could mean that Nocturne does a decent job of covering Kayn during teamfights.

Synergies between Kayn and Nocturne

Damage Types Compared

Kayn with Nocturne
Kayn
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Kayn
Nocturne
Synergy

Is Kayn better when played alongside Nocturne?

There is no one best synergy for Kayn that will 100% of the time be his #1 teammate. Yet, overall, Nocturne is a very bad companion for Kayn. By locking into the same team as Kayn, he drops their win rate by -11.5% to 38.9%. This signals that there is a terrible bond between Kayn and Nocturne that allows them to perform worse together than without each other.

Nocturne has a much lower diffuclty than Kayn. That means Kayn players don't need to be careful when enlisting Nocturne teammates to play with, as they will require a much lower level of skill to cooperate well with you.

Fighting together, you should expect to witness an overall large increase in your team’s ability to destroy wih physical damage. Together, these two should be able to take down targets with auto-attacks and other AD damage abilities.

In contrast, by bringing Kayn and Nocturne together, you probably will not be providing your team very much AP. Plan to bring other champs on your team that offsets this gap in this pairing's abilities.

Regardless of your Nocturne ally's skill level, you should focus on increasing your gold income, outlasting your enemies, and taking down objectives. If you do this, you will do well, regardless.

Additional Information for Kayn Players

How We Calculated Our Kayn Nocturne Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Kayn and Nocturne, we analyzed 175 ranked and recent League of Legends matches. We perform advanced data cleaning and statistical methods to guarantee that our team synergy stats are accurate and reliable. You can be confident that our recommended build to pair Kayn with Nocturne comes from actual 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 your division's most relevant stats and build.

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Further Insights to Win with this Champion Pairing

If you would like to truly master Kayn in order to work well with Nocturne during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends games, you should continue reading to learn some more lessons on this champion pairing. If you listen to the build and stats displayed above, you will increase your win rate significantly.

The ideal items to build first in your Kayn and Nocturne synergy build include Goredrinker, Black Cleaver, and Death's Dance. When Kayn incorporated at least these three finished items in his build, he did much better when fighting alongside Nocturne than with many other common builds. In fact, Kayn had an average win rate of 38.9% when playing alongside Nocturne with this build.

To have the greatest chance of crushing your oponents, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Revitalize, and Second Wind runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players picked for Kayn and Nocturne pairings, this set of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 38.9% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to synergize Nocturne with Kayn are given for all skill levels combined. To narrow the statistics and builds to a distinct player tier, you should use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.