Support Nilah Build

Support Nilah build with runes and items. Support Nilah guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Support Nilah build in League of Legends Patch 14.11!

Updated: 2024-05-20 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Nilah and build Support.
Support Nilah build for ARAM. With Redemption, Locket and Moonstone. You are a healer, Harry.
Nilah ARAM modifiers
DMG done -5%
DMG taken NORMAL

TLDR

Starting items
Kindlegem should be final item in your build.
Faerie Charm should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Nilah ability Slipstream should be leveled first.
E
Nilah ability Jubilant Veil should be leveled second.
W
Nilah ability Formless Blade should be leveled third.
Q
Final items
Ionian Boots of Lucidity should be final item in your build.
Redemption should be final item in your build.
Echoes of Helia should be final item in your build.
Knight's Vow should be final item in your build.
Locket of the Iron Solari should be final item in your build.
Moonstone Renewer should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Guardian from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Inspiration.
Summoner spells
Pick Heal as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Support Nilah Runes

Resolve
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.
Inspiration
Inspiration minor tree Hextech Flashtraption rune.
Inspiration minor tree Magical Footwear rune.
Inspiration minor tree Cash Back rune.
Inspiration minor tree Triple Tonic rune.
Inspiration minor tree Time Warp Tonic rune.
Inspiration minor tree Biscuit Delivery rune.
Inspiration minor tree Cosmic Insight rune.
Inspiration minor tree Approach Velocity rune.
Inspiration minor tree Jack Of All Trades rune.
Passive
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're a healer, Harry.
  2. You heal/shield with Heal summoner spell, Redemption, Locket of the Iron Solari and Moonstone Renewer.
  3. Also, you can proc Echoes of Helia consistently for even more healing and damage.
  4. Your Passive works with Moonstone Renewer. Your main power comes from your Passive + W + R and your runes.
  5. This build scales with champions on your team with Healing/Shielding. The more champions that can do it on your team, the better this build becomes.
  6. This build is still playable even if you team has zero Healing/Shielding (thanks to Moonstone Renewer + Redemption combo).

How to play

  1. Your first rush is Redemption.
  2. Your second rush can be Locket of the Iron Solari (vs aoe), Moonstone Renewer (sustain).
  3. Also, Echoes of Helia is pretty good because you can proc it consistently.
  4. Rush second Locket if your team already doing teamfights or when an enemy team has champions with super aoe damage (example: like Fiddle's ult). Otherwise, get Moonstone Renewer #2. The third item should be whatever you did not buy - Locket of the Iron Solari or Moonstone Renewer. That's your core.
  5. Another decent item if you have carry/strong bruiser/strong tank is Knight's Vow.
  6. Try to use Redemption on cooldown, when your allies are missing some health. It is best to use when they are grouped. Especially if you already have Moonstone Renewer, it is best to wait (or ping) until they group together, so you can have them all healed.
  7. Try to use summoner spell Heal on cooldown. With Moonstone, ideally there should be at least two people for maximum healing effect.
  8. Remember that you can use Redemption for the damage. However, in general, it is not worth it. Keep it to heal your team!
  9. Later in the game, for maximum support - you can sell boots for sixth item.
  10. You can get items like Ardent Censer (some auto attackers needed) or Staff of Flowing Water. It will be triggered often enough that it will be worth.
  11. Interesting item is Cryptbloom. If you want to go full healing, you can get it like #4+ item.
  12. You will be applying Font of Life mark, which will heal your allies. It also chains off Moonstone Renewer!
  13. Be careful when using Redemption while you are dead, and you are about to be respawned. The camera will go to your position, and you can cast it in the spawning pool by mistake. Watch out for bad timing!
  14. Font of Life total healing is not properly calculated in a post-game lobby. Value is bigger in the game vs. what's displayed in statistics. You heal more!
  15. Nilah's Passive even works if your allies buy Rod of Ages or Sundered Sky or with healing passives like Gragas'.
  16. You have pretty good engage with W + Shurelya's Battlesong.
  17. Be careful about going in, because early on - you will be squishy.
  18. You can pair your Jubilant Veil (W) with Shurelya's Battlesong for maximum utility and movement speed.
  19. You have incredibly mobility thanks to Slipstream (E). You can disrupt fights pretty well and bait enemies, then E out very quickly. Be careful though, you will be squishy early and outside of your Jubilant Veil.
  20. Your play pattern is going to be buffing your allies with W, going in with E to bait enemies, using your ult Apotheosis and E away to safety.

Skill Order

  • Nilah [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Formless Blade
  • Nilah [object Object] ability.
    W
    Jubilant Veil
  • Nilah [object Object] ability.
    E
    Slipstream
  • Nilah [object Object] ability.
    R
    Apotheosis

Items

Starting items
Kindlegem item.
Faerie Charm item.
Rush this #1
Redemption item.
Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Core items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Dawncore item.
Locket of the Iron Solari item.
Cryptbloom item.
Echoes of Helia item.
Moonstone Renewer item.
Good support items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Staff of Flowing Water item.
Shurelya's Battlesong item.
Ardent Censer item.
Knight's Vow item.
Situational tanky items
Warmog's Armor item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Thornmail item.
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Spirit Visage 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 Iron item.
Seeker's Armguard item.
Elixir of Wrath item.
Example final build
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Redemption item.
Echoes of Helia item.
Knight's Vow item.
Locket of the Iron Solari item.
Moonstone Renewer item.