Best Nunu & Willump Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends

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Best Nunu & Willump Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends




Nunu & Willump is one of those champions with some tricky mechanics, but once you learn to dominate them, you can gank the mid lane, or literally any enemy champions with high chances of success. Nunu and Willump's abilities aren't that complex, it's just a matter of knowing when using them to slow enemies as they deal magic damage.

Best Nunu & Willump build

This best Nunu & Willump build in League of Legends will make you tank damage from the enemy team, the best part of it, is that the items and Summoner Spells in this guide work well in Wild Rift, therefore, for those who play the mobile version of League of Legends, here are a few things you can take into account.

Nunu & Willump Build

Best Nunu & Willump runes

The best runes for Nunu & Willump are in the "Sorcery" and "Precision" rune trees. For the first set, "Phase Rush" grants nice movement speed after he deals magic damage to nearby enemies or a specific enemy champion if you connect 3 abilities or attacks. "Nimbus Cloak", "Celerity", and "Waterwalking" are great to increase further increase his speed.


Best Rune Path

Sorcery

Sorcery

Precision

Precision

Best Keystone

Phase Rush

Phase

Best Slot 1 (Rune)

Nimbus Cloak

Nimbus Cloak

Triumph

Triumph

Best Slot 2 (Rune)

Celerity

Celerity

Legend: Tenacity

Tenacity

Best Slot 3 (Rune)

Waterwalking

Waterwalking

For the second rune set, equip "Triumph", and "Legend: Tenacity" for extra HP and Tenacity when you achieve takedowns in your League of Legends games, which should be easy for Nunu & Willump thanks to his crowd control.

Best Nunu & Willump Rune Shards

These rune shards will help him a lot in the early game against any large monster or even the rift herald once it appears.

Best Rune Shards

Effect

Flex

speed

+10% Attack Speed

Offense

Adaptive

+9 Adaptive Force

Defense

Armor

+6 Armor

The Attack Speed will help you in any game to proc your "Phase Rush", while the Adaptive Force and Armor will make Nunu & Willump deal more damage, as well as resist more of it.

Best Nunu & Willump Spells

Nunu & Willump best Summoner Spells are "Flash", and "Smite". The first one can be used in combos with "Biggest Snowball Ever" against the same target or several of them.

Best Spells

Icon

Flash

Flash

Smite

Smite

"Smite" it's the permanent choice for champions who are played in the jungle. Even in a team fight to secure a dragon, you can use "Absolute Zero" for some effective crowd control and secure the objective.

Blaze

Best Nunu & Willump Abilities Order

The best Nunu & Willump skill order starts with "Consume", which deals true damage and heals Nunu & Willump. Continue with "Snowball Barrage" to deal continuous magic damage to any nearby enemy, and thanks to "Snowball Barrage", after throwing snowballs, it roots any enemy or monster who was hit by a snowball, besides, the damage and root duration scale on the number of snowballs that hit the enemy.

Nunu & Willump Ability Order

After the early game and the mid game, level up "Biggest Snowball Ever", which is Nunu & Willump's signature ability. "Biggest Snowball Ever" and "Snowball Barrage" both offer stuns among Nunu & Willump's abilities, if used in the correct skill order, it creates a long CC chain against the enemy team. Nunu & Willump's passive ability is rather useful as well, "Call of the Freljord" gives half the bonus attack speed Nunu & Wullump gain to a nearby allied champion.

Best Nunu & Willump Items

Nunu & Willump is mostly played as a tank, in this Nunu & Willump build, you will find defense items that will increase Nunu & Willump's movement speed, as well as defense so Nunu & Willump resist attacks from large monsters.

Best Nunu & Willump Starter Items

These items are the no-brainer for Nunu & Willump jungle. With this Nunu & Willump build you won't be making that much damage, but you still have great utility during team fights in League of Legends thanks to "Biggest Snowball Ever" or "Absolute Zero".

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Emberknife

Hailblade

Refillable Potion

Refillable

Stealth Ward

Ward

Best Nunu & Willump Mid Game Items

When you reach the mid game, for this Nunu & Willump build you want to have these items. These you can use in Wild Rift, and when you approach an enemy with "Biggest Snowball Ever" and the snowball explodes, you can use "Absolute Zero" to unleash a CC chain.

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Sunfire Aegis

Sunfire

Plated Steelcaps

Plated Steelcaps

Thornmail

Thornmail

You can also use "Snowball barrage", the channel duration of the ability should be enough to stun enemies for a long time while the channel ends. In these moments, "Phase Rush" can be activated easily. With these core items and Summoner Spells, Nunu & Willump jungle become scary.

nunu_ultimate

Best Nunu & Willump Final Late Game Items

When you play Nunu & Willump in the late game, you want to have "Dead Man's Plate" to gain extra speed, and it might make things easier when Nunu & Willump begins rolling his snowball in the jungle to hit enemies with this ability.

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Fourth Item

Fifth Item

Sixth Item

Sunfire Aegis

Sunfire

Plated Steelcaps

Plated Steelcaps

Thornmail

Thornmail

Spirit’s Visage

Spirit Visage

Randuin’s Omen

Randuin

Dead Man’s Plate

Dead man

"Spirit Visage" is just as useful for Nunu & Willimp as it is the "Dead Man's Plate", that way Nunu & Willump can use "Absolute Zero" in the core of a team fight while buffing allies with "Call of the Freljord" and dealing passive damage with the "Sunfire Aegis" to nearby enemies.

Best Champions to Pair Nunu & Willump With

Zoe and Qiyana work well with jungle Nunu & Willump, they can take advantage of "Absolute Zero" to deal massive damage.

Champion

Win Rate %

Icon

Zoe

59.4%

Zoe

Qiyana

59.2%

Qiyana

Urgot

56.7%

Urgot

Urgot can benefit too from "Absolute Zero", and also set things up for a long CC chain.

Strongest Champions Against Nunu & Willump

Regardless of the Nunu & Willump build that you use, he struggles a lot against these champions. Especially against Rek'Sai, whose abilities totally counter those of Nunu & Willump.


Champion

Win Rate %

Icon

Rek’Sai

42.5%

Reksai

Zac

46.1%

Zac

Lillia

46.1%

Lillia

Weakest Champions Against Nunu & Willump

Thankfully though, with this Nunu & Willump build guide, you can even stop Viego, and Karthus and Talon don't even stand a chance against Nunu & Willump.

Champion

Win Rate %

Icon

Karthus

57.6%

Karthus

Viego

56.1%

Viego

Talon

56.%


Talon

Nunu & Willump is a champion that has great potential, and you can even change things up if you want to play AP Nunu & Willump, since his abilities, when build AP, deal obscene amounts of damage, and that ultimate "Absolute Zero", could easily be the doom of an entire team if you plan things correctly.




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