AP Nasus ARAM Build

AP Nasus Build for ARAM gives Best AP Nasus ARAM runes. With items, skill order, summoner spells, this LoL AP Nasus ARAM guide offers complete AP Nasus ARAM Build for Patch 14.7 in League of Legends
ARAM Build Guide for champion Nasus and build AP.
Full AP Nasus build that does big bursts of damage from E. AP + Magic Penetration.
Nasus ARAM modifiers
DMG done -10%
DMG taken +5%


Starting items
Lost Chapter should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Nasus ability Spirit Fire should be leveled first.
Nasus ability Wither should be leveled second.
Nasus ability Siphoning Strike should be leveled third.
Final items
Sorcerer's Shoes should be final item in your build.
Horizon Focus should be final item in your build.
Shadowflame should be final item in your build.
Luden's Companion should be final item in your build.
Rabadon's Deathcap should be final item in your build.
Void Staff should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune First Strike from Inspiration tree.
Minor rune Domination.
Summoner spells
Pick Ghost as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

AP Nasus Runes

Inspiration major tree Glacial Augment rune.
Inspiration major tree Unsealed Spellbook rune.
Inspiration major tree First Strike rune.
Inspiration major tree Hextech Flashtraption rune.
Inspiration major tree Magical Footwear rune.
Inspiration major tree Triple Tonic rune.
Inspiration major tree Future's Market rune.
Inspiration major tree Minion Dematerializer rune.
Inspiration major tree Biscuit Delivery rune.
Inspiration major tree Cosmic Insight rune.
Inspiration major tree Approach Velocity rune.
Inspiration major tree Time Warp Tonic rune.
Domination minor tree Cheap Shot rune.
Domination minor tree Taste of Blood rune.
Domination minor tree Sudden Impact rune.
Domination minor tree Zombie Ward rune.
Domination minor tree Ghost Poro rune.
Domination minor tree Eyeball Collection rune.
Domination minor tree Treasure Hunter rune.
Domination minor tree Ingenious Hunter rune.
Domination minor tree Relentless Hunter rune.
Domination minor tree Ultimate Hunter rune.
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How it works

  1. You play poke oriented Mage.
  2. You rush Luden's Companion.
  3. You build AP items, going full damage.

How to play

  1. Playing AP Nasus build, your default rush is Luden's Companion. In cases, when an enemy team is full of tanks and HP stackers, go Liandry's Torment.
  2. Adapt to an enemy team. Are they full of tanks, and they rush tons of Magic Resist? You rush Void Staff as #2 or #3 item to counter MR stacking. Their team has champs with lots of healing? Rush Oblivion Orb as #2 item (upgrade to Morellonomicon as 4th or 5th item).
  3. Somebody is going after you each fight? Always getting ulted by enemy assassins? Rush Zhonya's Hourglass.
  4. Your main combo is to walk up or do it from bush - cast E with First Strike + Luden's Companion. That's your bread and butter.
  5. You can trick enemies by facing other directions, walking into other direction and casting E.
  6. You can adapt to an enemy team. After rushing Sorcerer's Shoes, Luden's Companion and maybe Shadowflame - you can go tanky and counter enemy team.
  7. You are gonna melt anyone in melee range thanks to your ult that scales off AP and deals % max hp.
  8. Do not wait for a special moment for your R. It is okay to use it for anti-poke (i.e. Karthus ult).
  9. Wait for First Strike and proc it with your combo, to deal damage and earn gold
  10. Be careful to not get poked, because you waste First Strike procs.
  11. You can play this build with Snowball / Mark for more going in. And you can play Dark Harvest instead of First Strike - it is more reliable, but less fun.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Usually spam your W on carries, it is great catching tool.
  1. Paying attention to last hitting with Siphoning Strike will have a large impact at the end of a game.
  2. 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.
  3. If you have low defenses, people will focus you down even during your ultimate. Try buying some survivability items even in your DPS builds.

Skill Order

  • Nasus [object Object] ability.
    Siphoning Strike
  • Nasus [object Object] ability.
  • Nasus [object Object] ability.
    Spirit Fire
  • Nasus [object Object] ability.
    Fury of the Sands


Starting items
Lost Chapter item.
Rush this
Luden's Companion item.
Rush this vs. tanks
Liandry's Torment item.
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Good items
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Horizon Focus item.
Shadowflame item.
Situational items
Morellonomicon item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Banshee's Veil item.
Against high MR
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Void Staff item.
Cryptbloom item.
Counter high HP
Liandry's Torment item.
Counter healing
Oblivion Orb item.
Morellonomicon item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Seeker's Armguard item.
Example final build
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Horizon Focus item.
Shadowflame item.
Luden's Companion item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Void Staff item.