Originally Posted by warriormonkey03
I never fully understood the Nunu alt thing. I've never really played against Nunu that much and just recently am i getting into some games where people try and form a decent comp (normals around level 20-25). I played against a Nunu Soraka bottom lane (i was graves with a taric support) and man oh man do i see why Nunu is a good support. All that slow, even his ult does huge slow, lets your ADC get in position and then melts their health for you to finish. Soraka was in lane and not an ADC.
Basically blood boil is one of the best support spells for adc whether for offense or more passive farming, gives your adc bonus movespeed and attack speed, while his snowball slows movespeed and attack speed of his target. If their adc gets too close, they're going to get wailed on. I use it a few times with my friend who usually uses Kog or Ezreal.
I usually end up using the ult for saving my carries, I'll either do it in a brush between the opponent and the carry's retreat path, or right before a wall, and then I'll flash over if I can to save myself.
Support nunu is also pretty good at objective control, consume is like a mini-smite for dragon/baron.
It's not that I don't know how to support soraka, it's just that she is pretty boring and bland. The biggest "excitement" usually comes from throwing bananas at your opponent for harass, and silencing an initiation or AP assassin from getting on your carry too quickly. Oracles is also tougher for me to hold on her because everyone for some reason likes to focus soraka more than the usual supports I'll play (part of it is that you don't ever really want to get in range to initiate on Leona, Ali, or Nunu), and her low base health and lack of tankiness (outside of her healing, which I try to save for my teammates) really makes it hard for me personally to use oracles, whereas with nunu it's very easy for me to blood boil, and scour the map for wards. Or for me to be Leona/Ali and make some great initiations.