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.
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.
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.
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.
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.