Best Nami Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends

Nami is one of the most complete support champions in League of Legends, learn her best build here.
Best Nami Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends




Nami support is one of those characters that have a bit of everything in their kit to keep their allies alive during team fights, and even push her ADC to take the first blood in the early game. Because she's just insane, let's go over the best Nami build in League of Legends.

Best Nami Build

The best Nami build in League of Legends consist of your usual support items that seek no huge amounts of bonus magic damage at all, but rather to keep her mana bar full for her to cast spells constantly during the laning phase thanks to the item selection for this patch 12.16.

Best Nami Runes

The best Nami runes can be found in both the "Sorcery" and "Inspiration" trees. For the first one, you're going to choose "Summon Aery" as your keystone, while "Manaflow Band", "Transcendence", and "Scorch" are the runes to choose. This selection will give you the mana you need in your League of Legends games while adding a bit of damage or shielding from Aery.

Best Rune Path

Sorcery

Inspiration

Best Keystone

Summon Aery

Best Slot 1 (Rune)

Manaflow Band


Best Slot 2 (Rune)

Transcendence

Biscuit Delivery

Best Slot 3 (Rune)

Scorch

Cosmic Insight

On the other hand "Transcendence" runes such as "Biscuit Delivery" will keep you alive in the early game because Nami support is quite fragile. Finally, "Cosmic" insight grants you some excellent ability haste for your summoner spells.

Best Rune Shards

The best shards from her rune set are Adaptive Force in both "Offense" and "Flex" sockets, this is a nice addition to deal just bit of damage without deviating from your support role.

Best Rune Shards

Effect


+9 Adaptive Force


+9 Adaptive Force


+6 Armor

Finally, in the "Defense Socket" for her best runes, choose Armor to resist the attack damage from enemy champions, especially the enemy ADC.

Best Nami Spells

Because she's a support who can buff her team and even heal them, Nami has the luxury to use "Ignite" as a choice for her summoner spells since she can use it to weaken enemies for her ADC to deliver the final blow.

Best Spells

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Ignite


Flash


"Flash" is used with her to escape from tough situations that might lead her to the gray screen of League of Legends.

Best Nami Abilities Order

The best skill order for Nami focuses on maximizing her support abilities, leaving her "Aqua Prison" last. First, level up as much as you can "Ebb and Flow" to heal your allies and deal damage. Then, follow up with "Tidecaller's Blessing" to empower a selected ally. Finally, invest points in her "Aqua Prison"

As always, regardless of the skill order, you want to level up her ultimate "Tidal Wave" as soon as you can, and thanks to her passive ability "Surging Tides", Nami grants bonus movement speed anytime one of her abilities touches anyone from her team in League of Legends.

Best Items

As we mentioned before, her best items are aimed to highlight her support capabilities not so much her ability power, but it doesn't make her any less useful because of this, all the contrary, her "Tidal Wave", and "Agua Prison" are to be feared once she has a couple of items.

Best Starter Nami Items

Her best items in the laning early game are meant to sustain her HP, since she is rather weak, and as usual for every support, the "Spellthief's Edge" is a must-have in the Summoner's Rift.

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Fourth Item

Spellthief’s Edge

Health Potion

Health Potion

Stealth Ward

Best Mid Game Nami Items

Once you reach the mid game, Nami's utility is improved thanks to the "Ionian Boots of Lucidity" and the item "Imperial Mandate"

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Shard of True Ice

Ionian Boots of Lucidity

Imperial Mandate

Thanks to "Imperial Mandate" in this Nami build she can mark enemies with "Aqua prison", "Tidal Wave", and "Ebb and Flow" for her the rest of her team to deal extra damage, which can take down the "Bone Plating" rune from other champions.

Best Final Late Game Nami Items

Thanks to her late games items Nami can provide some Bonus Attack Speed thanks to the "Ardent Censer" and Grievous Wounds with "Chemtech Putrifier", but the real cherry on top would be the "Staff of Flowing Water".

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Fourth Item

Fifth Item

Sixth Item

Shard of True Ice

Ionian Boots of Lucidity

Imperial Mandate

Chemtech Putrifier

Ardent Censer

Staff of Flowing Water

The reason why Nami is so good with the "Staff of Flowing Water" is because its passive provides ability haste to her and her allies if she hits enemies with abilities like "Ebb and Flow". In case the situation demands it, you can replace some of these items, say "Ardent Censer", with "Mikael's Blessing".

Best Champions to pair Nami with

Nami usually works super well with AD carries, and that's the case for Nila and Sivir, who are excellent partners for her if you want to increase your win rate.


Champion

Win Rate %

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Karthus

58.1%


Nila

53.8%


Sivir

52.6%


But the real dealbreaker in a team with Nami is Karthus, and it is all due to how well both of their kits complement each other.

Strongest Champions against Nami

Zyra, Sona, and Taric are Nami's worst nightmares because they are supports whose abilities work with more than one enemy champion, meanwhile, Nami can assist one at a time.

Champion

Win Rate %

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Zyra

45.2%


Sona

45.8%


Taric

47.6%


Weakest Champions against Nami

On the other hand, Swain, Braum, and Rakan are no trouble for Nami and her ability kit.

Champion

Win Rate %

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Swain

54.7%


Braum

54.4%


Rakan

53.2%


Nami is a champion that has remained strong through the years and is the main of many support League of Legends players thanks to her fun playstyle. Is Nami your main in League of Legends? Then don't hesitate to try out this build, summoners!



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