The supports of League of Legends are usually viewed as harmless and that goes for Nami as well. Most of her abilities don’t deal much damage or none at all. Instead, she is capable of healing pretty well and enhancing the attacks of champions.
How about we change that? This build will turn your Nami into the monster that can mow down the enemy by herself!
What items does Monster Damage Nami need?
- Luden’s Echo
- Sorcerer’s Shoes
- Rabadon’s Deathcap
- Zhonya’s Hourglass
- Void Staff
This is a pretty basic build for any champion that is aiming to max their AP, so there’s nothing much to explain about it. One thing you should try to do is rush Luden’s Echo, as it’s crucial for farming. Nami’s basic attacks deal almost no damage, so it’s going to be really hard unless you have this item. It will help you gain enough gold for the rest of your build.
Also, make sure that you don’t use your Zhonya’s Hourglass sparingly. Nami is really squishy, so if you get attacked as the backline, you just need to become untargetable, otherwise you will be popped within a second.
Which runes does Monster Damage Nami need?
Because of Dark Harvest, you need to harass the enemy as much as you can. Try to get them to reach that certain level of “low health”, so you can gain some extra AP. It’s going to be really hard up until the point you get your first item, but once Luden’s Echo is done, you will be able to deal much more damage and harass the enemy laner better.
You should also make sure to max out your Manaflow Band as soon as possible. Nami has problems with her mana regularly, so without this you can easily get ganked and killed killed, because you have nothing to protect yourself with.
When should you play it?
The most important thing you need to understand is that this build is intended for those who want to have fun. We do not recommend it for ranked games, unless you want your teammates to dodge as often as possible. It will tilt everyone around you, so if your goal is to not lose LP, using this build would be ill advised.
But if you want to loosen up a bit and have fun, this the Max Damage Nami is for you. It will give you the opportunity to get to know a whole other side of Nami, and let you play a different kind of League of Legends. When you play something really obscure, like this build, you see everything from a new light, and your brain is forced to think differently.
When to switch it up
If you are a sore loser, then skip this build. It’s not guaranteed that you will lose, but your chances are pretty good at it. If you are adamant on running with this build – but still want a shot at that W – you should not bring Nami to any other lane except bot.
If you’re feeling competitive, we recommend reading our Akali guide instead, because that will actually help you with climbing the ranks.
Besides this, you also need to make sure your enemy laner isn’t bringing something that can easily overpower you in the early game. Syndra and Vladimir are perfect examples of this, as you will not stand a chance. Although, we highly recommend reading about Nami’s counters more in-depth, as these League of Legends guides can provide you with way more insight as to what her strengths and weaknesses are.
How to play as Monster Damage Nami
One of the most important things you will need to do, is asking for help. You need to ask your jungler to help you out as often as you can, as Nami’s abilities work best if you have a teammate by your side. Plus, it won’t be an easy job for a traditional support to kill a mid laner by themselves. It’s not a good idea to try it, honestly. But after a while, once you are comfortable with her damage and cooldowns, you will easily be able to handle things on your own.
In the laning phase, you will need to harass with your Ebb and Flow really well, as it’s capable of healing you while also dealing damage to the enemy. Not many champions can do this, so make sure to use it wisely and as often as possible.
Using a support as a mid laner in League of Legends is a brave, but stupid thing to do, especially as Nami. Nevertheless, it can work really well in the hands of the right person. And it’s generally really fun to walk up to unsuspecting players who think you are harmless, then one-shotting them. These little things make Nami perfect.
If you want to try out another strong support build, check out our Unbeatable Rakan guide.