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by SilverNova

[2.3] Nami Guide - Nami Support

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Perfectionist World Cultural Heritage
Patch 2.3
July 12, 2021 10:54
Support

Nami Support

A guide on how to efficiently play Nami as a support

Nami Build

Best Build Guide for Nami

Starting Items
Ruby Crystal
Amplifying Tome
first purchases
Ruby Crystal
Kindlegem
Aether Wisp
Boots of Speed
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
support
Ardent Censer
Harmonic Echo
Shadows Enchant
Athene's Unholy Grail
Zeke's Convergence
Protector's Vow
ap heavy support
Rod of Ages
Ardent Censer
Shadows Enchant
Harmonic Echo
Rabadon's Deathcap
Rylai's Crystal Scepter

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

Starting Items

  • Ruby CrystalRuby Crystal gets you bulkier which you need to survive the laning phase. Useful against aggressive comps or when you have bad synergy.
  • Amplifying TomeAmplifying Tome gets you a little ap which gives slightly bigger heals and damage. Useful when you have strong synergy
  • Boots of SpeedBoots of Speed is a must have against hookers like Blitzcrank

First Purchases

Support

AP Heavy Support

This build is less focused around healing and more focused around dealing damage to enemy champions

Nami Runes

Best Runes for Nami

Keystone
Summon Aery
Summon Aery
Domination
Weakness
Weakness
Resolve
Loyalty
Loyalty
Inspiration
Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
Aery for shielding/healing
Weakness as you have 2 knock-ups
Loyalty to give yourself and ally arm/mr
manaflow to regen more mana during lane

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

Surging Tides
Surging Tides - Passive
Aqua Prison
Aqua Prison
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Ebb And Flow
Ebb And Flow
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Tidecaller's Blessing
Tidecaller's Blessing
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Tidal Wave
Tidal Wave
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Flash
Always take flash
Exhaust
Barrier is default support spell for utility champions. Only take ignite if you have kill pressure in lane (stronger synergy)
Ignite
Ignite if you have kill pressure.

Nami Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Sona
Easy
Sona
Janna
Easy
Janna
Soraka
Easy
Soraka
Alistar
Medium
Alistar
Seraphine
Medium
Seraphine
Lux
Hard
Lux
Braum
Hard
Braum
Blitzcrank
Skill
Blitzcrank
Nami
Skill
Nami

Has a strong ultimate that can be synergized with her ad carry. Apart from that shouldn't be too hard. You outheal her damage and if you manage to knock her up then she should be dead if your ad carry follows up.

Nami

Combos

Combo 1: W+AA+Q ( Ebb And FlowEbb And Flow +AA+ Aqua PrisonAqua Prison )

  • Basic trading combo

Combo 2: R+Q ( Tidal WaveTidal Wave + Aqua PrisonAqua Prison )

  • Use your ultimate for a knock-up and follow it up with a bubble for an easy skill shot

Combo 3: E+W+AA+Q ( Tidecaller's BlessingTidecaller's Blessing + Ebb And FlowEbb And Flow +AA+ Aqua PrisonAqua Prison )

  • Basic trading combo with a partner

Combo 4: W+E ( Ebb And FlowEbb And Flow + Tidecaller's BlessingTidecaller's Blessing )

Nami

Pros/Cons & Tips+Tricks

Pros

Cons

  • Very squishy
  • Requires an AD champion. Weak with AP comp.
  • Hard to hit her main skill shot Aqua PrisonAqua Prison

Tips & Tricks

  • Use Tidecaller's BlessingTidecaller's Blessing to get around faster (or to get in lane). Because its mana cost is low enough to regenerate back before using it again.
  • Don't waste Aqua PrisonAqua Prison for no reason. Keeping it will mentally pressure the enemies
  • Casting Tidecaller's BlessingTidecaller's Blessing while you or your allies basic attack is mid-air instantly triggers first proc
  • When trading, use Ebb And FlowEbb And Flow on the enemy to deal damage to them and so the wave bounces back and heals you as well
  • In fights, use Ebb And FlowEbb And Flow on a nearby ally to heal both them and yourself
  • Always try to land Aqua PrisonAqua Prison after your Tidal WaveTidal Wave for an almost 100% chance of landing it
  • You can use Tidecaller's BlessingTidecaller's Blessing +AA to bait out potential shields. They will be slowed, and expect you to throw a bubble at them.
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