Nami

Nami Build & Runes

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Nami
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Early Game
  • Nami has great Peeling, Healing, and Poke in the early game. Try to abuse her early ability scaling to create advantages for your lane.
Late Game
  • Continue to try to use your peeling and healing as the game transitions into the late game. When possible, use
    ChampionSkill
    Q
    Aqua Prison
    to find picks as well as
    ChampionSkill
    R
    Tidal Wave
    to start bigger engagments.
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Tips & Tricks
  • Nami is best played very aggressively. Win trades by bouncing
    ChampionSkill
    W
    Ebb and Flow
    off enemies to recover the damage they deal to you while you trade back.
  • ChampionSkill
    W
    Ebb and Flow
    is expensive; always try to make it bounce for mana efficiency. Remember that it decreases in strength each bounce (unless you've built a lot of AP), so figure out if you want to prioritize healing or damage before you cast. It also only bounces twice, so cast it as a heal if you want to heal 2 targets, as damage if you want to damage 2 targets.
  • Learn the enemy's pattern of dodging
    ChampionSkill
    Q
    Aqua Prison
    . The time-to-land is the same regardless of distance cast, so it's easy to manage as long as you account for movement speed. It can also be used just to make them stop or take a longer route, so that they are caught by your team even if it misses.
  • Never forget
    Surging Tides
    . All your spells increase the speed of the allied champion it hits/is used on, so they can be used simply to help a chase or escape.