Nautilus is one of the best engage supports in the game. He has 4 different forms of crowd control in his kit and he is also a great front-line tank for his team. Nautilus is an easy champion to play and master since his kit is not that complicated and he is a strong champion at all stages of the game.
Every first auto attack deals additional physical damage and roots the target for just under a second. This passive does have quite a long cooldown on the same target so auto attacks after the first one will just be normal.
It's very important to use Staggering Blow on top of all your other crowd control effects. Try to proc it on every enemy champion in range every time it is off cooldown.
Nautilus throws his anchor forward, dealing magic damage to the first target hit and pulling them and Nautilus together. This is your main form of engage. Be careful when aiming near minions as the hook can easily be blocked by them.
If the anchor hits the terrain, Nautilus pulls himself to the terrain and half of the cooldown and mana cost is refunded. This is a great way of escaping.
Nautilus gains a shield that absorbs damage for a few seconds. While the shield is active, Nautilus attacks are empowered and deal additional magic damage around the target.
This ability is an auto-attack reset which means you can reduce the time between auto-attacks when you use it.
Nautilus sends waves emanating outward 3 times that deal magic damage and slow each time.
This ability can be used quite effectively to clear minion waves and help zone enemies during big team fights. Enemies hit by subsequent waves take less damage.
Nautilus fires a depth charge towards an enemy champion dealing magic damage, knocking them up and stunning them for a second. Other enemies can be hit whilst the depth charge is travelling to the target. They will also be knocked up and sunned and take magic damage.
This is a point-and-tap ability that enemies cannot dodge unless you have Statis or a spell shield of some kind. This is what makes Nautilus' lockdown so strong and annoying.
Nautilus does amazing with tank items that can help him survive longer when going onto the enemies with his heavy crowd control. Ixtali Seedjar is a great first item for Nautilus. It's one of the cheapest items in the game and you get a lot of health to become extra tanky when looking for fights. Another great item for Nautilus is Warmog's Armor. It's a huge tank item that gives Nautilus a lot of health and health regeneration so if you get low on health, you can go out of combat and heal back up before looking to go in for another fight.
For runes we have the following:
Nautilus' Staggering Blow, Dredge Line and Depth Charge have the potential to immobilize enemies which means it's really easy to get the extra resistances from Aftershock to stay alive for longer.
Same as Aftershock, it's really easy to immobilize the enemies. With Weakness, this will make the enemy champion you immobilized take more damage.
Since Nautilus loves to engage and get involved in team fights, he will get a lot of takedowns. After every unique takedown, Nautilus gets maximum health and tenacity.
Same as Hunter - Titan, Nautilus loves to engage and get involved in team fights, as he will get a lot of takedowns. After every unique takedown, Nautilus gets Ability Haste so he can use his combo more often.
Nautilus has one of the best laning phases in the game. He has a lot of lane presence because of his pick potential so make sure you are always threatening to engage in the lane. His Level 2 power spike combo with Dredge Line and Titan's Wrath is one of the strongest in the game. You get insane crowd control and you get a really strong early shield.
Nautilus is also really good at roaming around the map and getting picks on enemy champions. You have options to help teammates get kills, help them away from danger, whilst also helping the jungler secure objectives.
As Nautilus, it's really important as a support to stay with your team! Your job is to try and get your team to group for a team fight, as this is where you can make a big difference. If you can land a huge combo on the enemy team or an important target, you can win the entire match! If this is not possible, the best option you have is to stick by your AD carry (Dragon Lane Champion). The AD Carry in your team is one of the main damage sources and keeping them alive is really important!
Overall Nautilus is a super fun champion to play! If you like being at the forefront of engages and being a big front line tank then he is the right champion for you! Nautilus can survive for a long time and use his crowd control to control a teamfight and win the game.
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