Originally Posted by sdefreit
Hey this is a question to the OP or anyone who knows nocturne well. I am starting to get into jungling and noc is one that im walking into this startegy with. I have been searching youtube and I found a solid noc jungle vid that goes against the standard jungle path that this one shows.
Can you tell me why yours is better. I dont mean to criticize. I just want to jungle the best way with noc and know the reason why its better.
Junglers should take smite. It's faster, lets you steal buffs from enemies, and helps a lot in preventing enemies stealing yours (though that can't be guaranteed). Nocturne has some extra benefit when stealing since he can fly in at the last second.
Personally I'm a fan of Exhaust on Nocture, practically guaranteeing ganks and giving you a really good chance of winning 1v1 fights, plus it's usually good to have an exhaust in most games (there's usually some strong physical DPS you'll want to shut down in team fights).
If you lane with Nocturne, Exhaust + Ignite is a good combo (and he is a strong laner, just also a strong jungler, and there's fewer champs fitting that description.)