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Nakroth Item Builds
These items are necessary in order to play Nakroth optimally. Only diverge from a core item if you are a very experienced player or you have a very good reason for doing so.
|Benefitting from both raw damage or attack speed, Nakroth can do well with either Soulreaver or Scorching Wind. Soulreaver will make each attack hit harder while Scorching Wind will all him to benefit more from his passive and on-hit effects.
Alternatively, players might opt to try and overcome Nakroth’s paper thin skin with Leviathan, granting the assassin a bit of additional health and armor.
|Spear of Longinus provides decent offensive and defensive stats while also making tanks easier to deal with. Nakroth’s high attack speed will make him a prime candidate for this item, allowing him to tear away enemy armor at a rather fast pace.|
|Nakroth’s multicast Jury Fury makes items like Frost Cape and Omni Arms very powerful on him. Frost Cape is generally a preferable choice to Omni Arms, giving the assassin a bit of additional survivability and a way to stick to his prey. Omni Arms is by no means a bad choice, however, and can be taken over Frost Cape if going purely for damage. NEVER TAKE BOTH.|
|Muramasa is your answer to when enemies are stacking armor and the 250 from Spear of Longinus just isn’t cutting it. With its percentage based armor pierce, even the thickest of shells will crack under Nakroth’s assault.|
|Omni Arms will activate regularly with how frequently Nakroth can use abilities. It additionally provides a large number of beneficial stats, improving the assassin’s overall lethality. Again though, never take Omni Arms and Frost Cape together.|
|Fafnir’s Talon tears away a percentage of the target’s health each time the wielder attacks normally. This is very powerful on high speed attackers like Nakroth who will be able to take percentages of the enemy’s health away at a very fast rate.|
|Fenrir’s Tooth grants a huge amount of attack damage and greatly increases the wielder’s finishing potential. The passive will help Nakroth finish off low health enemies so that he can sweep back to a safe position.|
|Ancestral Glory helps with Nakroth’s abysmal survivability by giving him a second chance when burst down. While not the best value when it comes to stats, the revival it offers will allow Nakroth to pursue enemies more aggressively and have a bit more impact in the late game.|
|Mobile heroes like Nakroth are completely shut down when stunned or slowed. Gilded Greaves, therefore, is a great choice for him as they will help him escape enemy traps.|
|When facing teams with large amounts of physical damage, Sonic Boots can help protect Nakroth from their attacks. While not necessarily a tanky jungler like Zephys or Butterfly, Nakroth can benefit a lot from a bit of survivability.|
|War Boots is Nakroth’s offensive option when it comes to boots. The attack speed it offers is perfect for the assassin’s fast attacking style, allowing him to more frequently proc his passive and afflict the enemy with on-hit effects.|
Sample Item Builds
|Soulreaver||Gilded Greaves||Spear of Longinus||Frost Cape||Fafnir’s Talon||Death Scythe|
All of our build focus around balancing Nakroth around one of three different jungling items. Here we go with Soulreaver, one of the most popular choices for the assassin. Given the large amounts of damage that it offers, he can spend his other item slots building up some additional survivability or attack speed. Attack speed comes primarily from Fafnir’s Talon, its passive meshing well with Nakroth’s natural attack speed. Frost Cape and Death Sickle are his main sources of survivability here, outside of the natural armor provided by Spear of Longinus. Death Sickle in particular is good on a high mobility hero like Nakroth who can use the invincibility frames that it provides to get to safety.
Given that Leviathan provides defensive stats rather than offensive, Nakroth is able to focus on more offensive items in this build. Frost Cape has been replaced with Omni Arms due to the hefty damage and stats that it offers. The trend of offensive items continues with Muramasa and Fenrir’s Tooth, offering purely offensive boosts to the assassin. He will be able to hit like a truck with this arsenal, the defensive boosts of Leviathan and Spear of Longinus keeping him from getting too squishy.
|Scorching Wind||Gilded Greaves||Spear of Longinus||Frost Cape||Fafnir’s Talon||Hercules’ Madness|
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