In version 13.4 of the Arena of Truth, the gameplay based on the main 1-2 gold 3 stars has somewhat returned. This comes from the fact that Riot Games reduced the power of some of the 4 gold mains that were too strong in the previous version, so the gameplay of keeping gold is no longer outstanding.
Among the 1-2 gold mains that are trusted by players, Nasus is a general that proves to be quite effective. This unit is used by Huanmie players (top 10 Chinese Server Challengers) and won the top 1 position quite a lot. Besides the element of champion quality, the way Huanmie built Nasus is also worth learning for players.
Farm Half Farm Forever will turn Nasus into a very powerful mainstay – source: Riot Games
Usually, players will pair Blood Sword, Colossal Power and a damage item so that Nasus can effectively “carry the team”. However, player Huanmie shared that the current damage items are not suitable for Nasus. Instead, resistance equipment (Warmog Blood Armor, Dragon’s Claw …) will be highly effective on Nasus.
The reason is because the strength of the backline mainstays in season 8 is huge. So Nasus needs a lot of tanks to survive and deal damage. Moreover, the resistance equipment also helps the ability to heal from the Mascot system become stronger. The reason is because the heal from the Mascot interacts with the champion’s maximum health instead of being fixed at a value.
Huanmie usually uses 2 defensive items for the main Nasus – source: Riot Games
Another point to note when using the main Nasus lineup is that the player should activate the 3 Superman milestone in the mid-game. By rotating the Store a lot to upgrade Nasus 3 stars, players can also own Galio or Gangplank at a high level. So the output damage of the mainstay will be greatly increased when the player activates the 3 Superman milestone.
Optimal lineup in mid game against main Nasus – source: LoL Chess
As for the Tech Core, upgrading Farm Half Farm Forever is of course the top priority when using the main Nasus lineup. In addition, the Mascot Seal or Heart upgrades are also very suitable for this squad when activating strong healing ability.
As for equipment, Huanmie uses the Hand of Justice as Nasus’s only attack item. The remaining two positions will be paired with defensive equipment such as Warmog’s Blood Armor, Dragon’s Claw, Cape of Thorns… If reaching level 9, players should transfer damage equipment such as Blue Bow, Infinity Sword to Aphelios to dominate the second.
When you reach level 9, Aphelios will be an extremely valuable addition – source LoL Chess
With the combination of the Farm Half Farm Forever core and the way to build resistance equipment, Nasus can “carry the whole world” thanks to his comprehensive attack – defense ability. This is a very strong game, a big surprise for the opponent and can become the top 1. Players should choose Nasus as the main force when other strong playstyles are too fiercely contested.