Imperial Mandate Nasus Build

Imperial Mandate Nasus build with runes and items. Imperial Mandate Nasus guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Imperial Mandate Nasus build in League of Legends Patch 14.12!

Updated: 2024-05-27 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Nasus and build Imperial Mandate.
Nasus Imperial Mandate build for ARAM. With tons of slows.
Nasus ARAM modifiers
DMG done -10%
DMG taken +5%


Starting items
Bandleglass Mirror should be final item in your build.
Tear of the Goddess should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Nasus ability Wither should be leveled first.
Nasus ability Spirit Fire should be leveled second.
Nasus ability Siphoning Strike should be leveled third.
Final items
Ionian Boots of Lucidity should be final item in your build.
Imperial Mandate should be final item in your build.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter should be final item in your build.
Frozen Heart should be final item in your build.
Kaenic Rookern should be final item in your build.
Spirit Visage should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Guardian from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Exhaust as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Imperial Mandate Nasus Runes

Resolve major tree Grasp of the Undying rune.
Resolve major tree Aftershock rune.
Resolve major tree Guardian rune.
Resolve major tree Demolish rune.
Resolve major tree Font of Life rune.
Resolve major tree Shield Bash rune.
Resolve major tree Conditioning rune.
Resolve major tree Second Wind rune.
Resolve major tree Bone Plating rune.
Resolve major tree Overgrowth rune.
Resolve major tree Revitalize rune.
Resolve major tree Unflinching rune.
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand 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. This build is all about Imperial Mandate.
  2. And also all about slows.
  3. You support through disrupting fights, being annoying, Slowing/Healing/Buffing and soaking damage.

How to play

  1. Your core items - Imperial Mandate and optionally Rylai's Crystal Scepter for even more slows (and consistency).
  2. Your slows trigger Font of Life AND Imperial Mandate, healing and buffing your allies.
  3. Remember that you need to keep close to your allies to trigger Guardian.
  4. Since LoL Patch 14.1 Imperial Mandate is changed. Now you need your team to proc it to deal any damage. So you need to play a little bit differently. Do not spam mindlessly. Try coordinating it with your team - when they are about to poke or when they go in.
  5. Font of Life heal can trigger various support items, like Ardent Censer or Staff of Flowing Water or even Moonstone Renewer!
  6. You need to adapt your items to the game. Enemy team heavy on AP? Buy MR. They heavy on AD? Buy Armor. You need some damage? Well buy that.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Always try stacking your Siphon Strike (Q), even if you are playing very unusual builds like AP or Support. It's gonna help with farming, emergency damage or when pushing turret.
  2. Your Siphon Strike (Q) resets auto. Try weaving it: auto - Q - auto. This maximizes damage output (especially important to push turrets faster).
  3. Want to push turrets even faster? Use your Fury of the Sands (R) to reduce your Q cooldown and weave-Q spam to destroy turret quicker.
  4. Usually spam your Wither (W) on enemy carries, it is a 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
Bandleglass Mirror item.
Tear of the Goddess item.
Rush this #1
Imperial Mandate item.
Optional rush #2
Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.
Mercury's Treads item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Good support items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Ardent Censer item.
Shurelya's Battlesong item.
Redemption item.
Staff of Flowing Water item.
Locket of the Iron Solari item.
Moonstone Renewer item.
Good tank items
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Fimbulwinter item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Knight's Vow item.
Good MR items
Spirit Visage item.
Force of Nature item.
Abyssal Mask item.
Hollow Radiance item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Good Armor items
Sunfire Aegis item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Thornmail item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Frozen Heart item.
Unending Despair item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
For mana problems
Tear of the Goddess item.
Fimbulwinter item.
Situational dmg items
Serylda's Grudge item.
The Collector item.
Blade of The Ruined King item.
Sundered Sky item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Muramana item.
Counter healing
Executioner's Calling item.
Chempunk Chainsword item.
Counter shielding
Serpent's Fang item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Wrath item.
Elixir of Iron item.
Seeker's Armguard item.
Example final build
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Imperial Mandate item.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.
Frozen Heart item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Spirit Visage item.