Originally Posted by Darmikau
Late night bump
Hey buddy. I've also seen Nasus as a victim of what you're speaking of. However I'm experimenting with something that revolutionizes Nasus as we know him. Check out my match history for referance; AP Nasus. If you build him as a mage tank, he does REALLY well in lane, and in all phases of the game. His MR is similar to Galio's, while maintaining high amounts of mixed damage through Q/E. You can safely farm your Q in mid and not worry about getting harassed or losing trades. Your passive gives you nice natural sustain, and your Wither is VERY effective.
The trick to this is maxing Spirit Fire. You do a sizable amount of damage with it, can counter-push extremely well and set yourself up for easy Q last hits. Best of all; it reduces enemy armor by 40 at max rank. This allows you to nuke them with E, keep them in the AoE for longer with wither, then deal true damage with a very farmed Siphon Strike. You can very easily get fed with this method, and you are near impossible to gank.
The build works because of one, VERY misunderstood mechanic; his ultimate. You can get your ult dealing an upwards of 10% HP/second lategame, maxing out to 240 magic damage per second ON ALL ENEMIES. 6.375% of that damage is converted to bonus AD per person, so that equals out 15 bonus AD per person, per second. In ganks, you gain +20ad per second that stacks. Meaning you can get +100 bonus AD while you're being ganked, Wither the AD ganking you, E nuke the AP carry then go to town with a ridiculous Q.
In teamfights, proper R'ing can get you +80AD per second. This can stack up to OVER +800AD if you do it properly. At that point, you are a monster. Your E hits for over 500 burst, then +100 per tick. All the while, your team is benefitting as the enemy has -40 armor by standing on the AoE. With your Rylai's, the entire enemy team will be slowed by at least 15% by either being near you, or standing on your E.
mPen marks x9
Ap/lvl seals x9
Ap/lvl glyphs x9
AP quints x3
9/21/0 masteries, focusing on mPen in offense, and stacking straight up the defense tree.
Meki pendant + hp pot x2
Chalice of Harmony+Boots
Mercury's Treads into Giant's Belt, then you build a Zhonya's from there. Rylai's into a Deathcap or a Guardian Angel depending on how the game is going, then go for your Lich Bane. You can go for more survivability with an Abyssal Scepter instead of a Deathcap if you desire. Your Q will be well farmed (+300 bonus), and the lich bane proc will have it doing well over 800.
Final build should be;
Mercury's Treads>Rylai's>Zhonya's>Guardian Angel>Deathcap>Lich Bane
Note: your R still saps AD from the enemies while in Zhonya's+ resurrecting from GA.
you're a pain to focus because then your AD can rape them, you deal ridiculous damage to squishies and tanks alike with your R+E, and you have massive utility with your Rylai'd Wither slow. People barely know that his E reduces their armor by 40, and are too busy to notice that they're standing on it in teamfights.
Lategame you can take down towers with ease, and 3~4 shot Inhibitors AND the nexus with your lich bane Q.
Please try it out and tell me how it works [: