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[2.4b] Nunu & Willump Guide - The Boy and His Yeti - Nunu and Willump Guide

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The Boy and His Yeti - Nunu and Willump Guide

Nunu and Willump is just like Rammus - he is hypermobile, tanky and has lots of CC, but better! This guide is to help players play Nunu and Willump.

Pros

  • The best ganking potential in the game (He can do it at level 2)
  • Good clear speed (2 smites, which also means it's impossible for enemies to steal your camps)
  • Amazing objective control
  • A better Rammus (Lots of CC)
  • Huge amount of damage
  • Very tanky

Cons

  • Team-reliant
  • Ultimate can be easily disrupted
  • Poor AR/MR scaling
  • Weak when behind
  • No late game damage
  • Poor brawler

Nunu & Willump Build

Best Build Guide for Nunu & Willump

Starting Items
Ruby Crystal
Core Items
Sunfire Aegis
Dead Man's Plate
Spirit Visage
AGAINST AD HEAVY COMPS
Randuin's Omen
Thornmail
Crystalline Reflector
Frozen Heart
AGAINST AP HEAVY COMPS
Warmog's Armor
Force of Nature
Zeke's Convergence
Abyssal Mask
ENCHANTS
Gargoyle Enchant
Glorious Enchant
Stasis Enchant
BUILD EXAMPLE
Gargoyle Enchant
Sunfire Aegis
Dead Man's Plate
Spirit Visage
Thornmail
Abyssal Mask

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

Nunu & Willump Runes

Best Runes for Nunu & Willump

Keystone
Phase Rush
Phase Rush
Domination
Hunter Vampirism
Hunter Vampirism
Resolve
Hunter Titan
Hunter Titan
Inspiration
Mastermind
Mastermind

These are the best for Nunu & WillumpNunu & Willump . Phase RushPhase Rush is good since you can just easily proc this with [nunu & willump:3]. This rune will also allow you to run away if you fail a gank/combo. Hunter VampirismHunter Vampirism will give you magic vamp and extra AP, which is useful since [nunu & willump:1] healing also scales with AP. Nunu & WillumpNunu & Willump is vulnerable to CC so Hunter TitanHunter Titan is a good choice. MastermindMastermind makes sure you have the most gold when doing objectives. [smite] with MastermindMastermind + [nunu & willump:1] deals 1980 true damage to monsters in late game, meaning it's impossible to get your baron/dragons stolen unless you mess it up. 

Keystone
Aftershock
Aftershock
Domination
Brutal
Brutal
Resolve
Bone Plating
Bone Plating
Inspiration
Mastermind
Mastermind

This is an alternative rune set for Nunu & WillumpNunu & Willump if you're playing against a hard matchup like Kha'zixKha'zix , WukongWukong , JaxJax or ViVi . AftershockAftershock increases your resistances if you manage to CC someone. BrutalBrutal provides early game damage and Bone PlatingBone Plating prevents you from being bursted down easily.

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

Call Of The Freljord
Call Of The Freljord - Passive
Consume
Consume
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Biggest Snowball Ever!
Biggest Snowball Ever!
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Snowball Barrage
Snowball Barrage
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Absolute Zero
Absolute Zero
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Flash
Unlike most champs, this isn't really mandatory for Nunu but it's still a great choice.
smite
Nunu's a jungler after all.
Ghost
Best spell for him. Allows him to get to lanes quicker.
Ignite
If you're playing AP Nunu and not Jungle Nunu.

Combos

Learn how to maximize the champions potential

Biggest Snowball Ever!
2nd
Snowball Barrage
3rd
Absolute Zero
Ult
Consume
1st

Basic level 6 combo as Nunu. You roll up your snowball with Biggest Snowball Ever!Biggest Snowball Ever!  and find the nearest target you can knock up. After knocking the enemies up, use Snowball BarrageSnowball Barrage to freeze them for extra CC then use Absolute ZeroAbsolute Zero immediately. To deal the most damage, make sure you charge it up 50% through, or fully charge it if they have no [flash]. If the enemies are still alive, use [nunu & willump:1] to deal magic damage and heal off lost HP.

Snowball Barrage
3rd
Consume
1st

Use this combo when you're being chased at by an enemy and you're low health. Snowball BarrageSnowball Barrage can freeze enemies if they're close enough and ConsumeConsume has larger heals if you're below 50% HP.

Consume
1st
smite
smite

This combo is used to secure an objective like dragon or baron. Make sure to time it right though. In late game, ConsumeConsume + [smite] with MastermindMastermind rune deals 1980 true damage in total. You can also use this to bait enemies into thinking they can burst you down, then suddenly you [smite] + consume a krug and you're back to 80% HP all of a sudden.

Nunu & Willump Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Rammus
Easy
Rammus
Amumu
Easy
Amumu
Shyvana
Easy
Shyvana
Tryndamere
Easy
Tryndamere
Olaf
Easy
Olaf
Rengar
Easy
Rengar
Gragas
Medium
Gragas
Pantheon
Medium
Pantheon
Diana
Medium
Diana
Master Yi
Medium
Master Yi
Fizz
Medium
Fizz
Lee Sin
Hard
Lee Sin
Dr. Mundo
Hard
Dr. Mundo
Vi
Hard
Vi
Kha'zix
Hard
Kha'zix
Wukong
Hard
Wukong
Graves
Hard
Graves
Jax
Hard
Jax
Xin Zhao
Hard
Xin Zhao
Camille
Skill
Camille
Evelynn
Skill
Evelynn
Jarvan Iv
Skill
Jarvan Iv
Nunu & Willump
Skill
Nunu & Willump

Nunu & WillumpNunu & Willump is a better version of RammusRammus in every single way. The problem with RammusRammus is that he counters AD heavy comps and that's it. He's not that good when matched up against AP team comps. Nunu & WillumpNunu & Willump should not struggle fighting him. 

Nunu & Willump

Synergies

YasuoYasuo . Snowball + Last BreathLast Breath combo is devastating especially if your snowball knocks up multiple people at once.
BlitzcrankBlitzcrank , ThreshThresh , LeonaLeona and AlistarAlistar . Any engage and CC heavy support has good synergy with Nunu & WillumpNunu & Willump . The CC allows him to hit snowballs easier.
RakanRakan . Same reasons except his CC is much more effective.
CamilleCamille . Her ult prevents anyone from flashing away, making it easier to hit snowballs.
RenektonRenekton . Point-and-click CC. If timed correctly with your snowball, it's a guaranteed kill for him.
RivenRiven . Has a stun and a knockup. Good burst damage as well.
ADCs like XayahXayah and AsheAshe are good too since they have built-in CC in their kits. 

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