Best Nilah Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends
Nilah, the 'Joy Unbound' is one of the latest champions Riot Games released for League of Legends, being her a fighter who's meant to be played in the bot lane as any other AD carries in the game. She has an interesting concept, and she goes around the Summoner's Rift dealing Attack Damage with her shapeless water sword.
Best Nilah build
Nilah's best build uses several items that allow her to crit hard, such as champions like Yasuo or Yone. Besides that, her skill order grants her all the tools she needs to engage in close fights with her basic attacks in League of Legends and come back victorious.
Best Nilah runes
The best runes for her can be found in the "Precision" and "Resolve" trees. In the first one, "Conqueror" is the keystone to choose, since she can stack it up quickly to gain that precious attack damage bonus. Moreover, "Triumph", "Legend: Alacrity", and "Last Stand" are all she needs, though you can replace the last one with "Coup de Grace" if you feel confident.
Best Rune Path
Best Slot 1 (Rune)
Best Slot 2 (Rune)
Best Slot 3 (Rune)
From "Resolve", "Last Stand", and "Revitalize" will help you in the laning phase to survive, which is why these are the best runes for Nilah in patch 12.17.
Best Nilah Rune Shards
These rune shards provide Nilah with what she needs to survive the early game in League of Legends. The choices for the first and second sockets will help her Attack Speed and Damage needs.
Best Rune Shards
+10 Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive Force
While having some extra Armor will help her survive, even more, if she's against an aggressive support such as Pyke or other champions similar to him.
Best Nilah Spells
For her Summoner Spells, "Flash" is what she needs to go in and out of situations that require it.
Besides it, "Exhaust" is great in this Nilah build to finish up enemies, with her auto attacks, who are escaping in the bot lane.
Best Nilah Abilities Order
Nilah's abilities order is rather simple. First, you want to max out your "Formless Blade" since it will be your main source of damage. Then, continue to invest points in your "Slipstream" (E ability), this ability will help you go in and out of fights to get kills.
Lastly, you want to leave "Jubilant Veil" for the late game, although this ability is useful, you must prioritize the others mentioned. As always, upgrade your ultimate, in this case, "Apotheosis", as soon as you have the chance.
Nilah's best items for this patch 12.17 seek to bring as much damage as possible for her. Which makes her rather valuable thanks to her "Joy unending", and ultimate ability that provides a great advantage to the team in League of Legends.
Best Starter Nilah Items
For the early game in this Nilah build, you want your typical "Doran's Blade" to deal damage, a potion to heal yourself, and a "Stealth Ward".
Best Mid Game Nilah Items
With the Nilah runes we mentioned before, and these items you'll get more damage. The "Immortal Shieldbow" is the choice of the mythic items available.
On the other hand "Phantom dancer" provides Nilah with a little bit of everything she needs to dominate.
Best Final Late Nilah Game Items
For the late game, the "Infinity Edge" will give abilities from her skill order a huge boost of damage, and "Berserker's Greaves" provide some nice attack speed ideal when using "Formless Blade".
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Except for the "Immortal Shieldbow", these items can be replaced by others such as "Essence Reaver" or "Death's Dance" if the situation requires it. "Essence reaver" is great to stack up attack and crit, while "Death's dance" works wonders if you need more armor during an all in with your team.
Best Champions to Pair Nilah With
Nilah works excellently with each of these characters because of her passive ability which allows her and her teammates to sustain during a match and improve any shield they gain.
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Good examples of this are Taric, Sona, and Renata Glasc, with who she has an excellent win rate. You can be sure to win an all in with these supports.
Strongest Champions Against Nilah
Sivir, Jhin, and Xayah are champions who totally counter Nilah and who put her win rate at stake, and most of the time, against these champions, hard to even build the "Infinity Edge".
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Weakest Champions Against
On the other hand, each champion here has very hard times against the water girl, even when the game begins and they barely have starting items. Nilah's passive "Joy Unending" represents a big advantage.
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Nilah's is an interesting champion that has ways to sustain herself and allies when fighting against enemies, she feels a bit too broken right now, but Riot Games is famous for releasing characters that are too OP for quite some time until the next one arrives and takes the spotlight. But for now, let's enjoy Nilah and her flowing presence in the League of Legends, good luck Summoners!