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Season 14 Guides // Patch 14.9

9.3 20 Votes 1 [14.8] Grandmaster Nocturne Jungle GuideGuide by BullwhipGriffin updated May 11, 2024

Season 14 Guides // Other Patches

8.5 14 Votes 2 🔸 Nocturne / Become the Nightmare [14.8] 🔸Guide by Ir.Defender updated April 25, 2024In-depth Rating Pending Lethality Jungle Season 14Guide by Jeidoz updated April 3, 2024

Season 14 Builds // Patch 14.9

Rating Pending Nocturne Jesuscirraptor JG LethalityBuild by Jesuscirraptor updated May 9, 2024Off-Meta

Season 14 Builds // Other Patches

7.7 40 Votes 11 Guide to tank nocturne Top and Jungle [14.6]Build by El0fant updated March 25, 2024Off-Meta Rating Pending Nocturne Jungle 14.6Build by QuantumChuck updated March 21, 20246 4 Votes 3 NOCTURNE OP JG BUILDBuild by lljw999 updated February 3, 2024

Season 13 Guides

8.9 183 Votes 17 Nocturne BuildGuide by Akotanya updated September 12, 20238.9 22 Votes 3 How to build/play Nocturne 13.11 (NEW ITEMS)Guide by Virizion updated June 12, 2023In-depth 8.6 90 Votes 13 |12.23| Nocturne GuideGuide by rhvse updated April 22, 2023In-depth 8.3 10 Votes 1 [13.4] Darkness, Learn Nocturne with me!Guide by Sehro updated March 7, 2023

Season 13 Builds

Rating Pending [13.22] TITAN NOCTURNE BUILDBuild by GosF updated November 16, 2023Rating Pending NocturneBuild by Kamiru updated November 11, 2023Rating Pending Nocturne JungleBuild by The_Kidder updated September 24, 2023Rating Pending Nocturne but I'm blue da ba dee da ba diBuild by SodaPopCrush updated August 30, 2023Off-Meta Rating Pending Nocturne pursuer buildBuild by Waffletraktor updated September 2, 20238.1 6 Votes fear of the darkBuild by Flizz updated June 18, 2023Rating Pending Lethality CritTurneBuild by Obscureframe44 updated June 3, 2023Rating Pending Life steal and crit nocturneBuild by Zelik668 updated May 30, 2023Off-Meta

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Nocturne Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Nocturne we've got you covered. Below you can findthe best items and runes to build for Nocturne, as determined by calculations of thousands ofPlat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Nocturne this is agreat resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 14.10. However, ifyou are a new Nocturne player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above tolearn why this build is strong on Nocturne!

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Nocturne's Runes

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Win Rate 83% Pickrate

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Precision

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Domination

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Second Best

Nocturne Build Guides :: League of Legends Strategy Builds, Runes and Items (82)51%

Win Rate 6% Pickrate

Precision

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Inspiration

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Third Best

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Win Rate 6% Pickrate

Domination

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Precision

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Nocturne's Summoner Spells

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Win Rate 71% Pickrate

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FlashScorchclaw Smite

Second Best

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Win Rate 14% Pickrate

FlashGustwalker Smite

Third Best

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Win Rate 12% Pickrate

FlashMosstomper Smite

Nocturne's Starters

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Win Rate 59% Pickrate

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Stealth WardScorchclaw PupHealth Potion

Second Best

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Win Rate 14% Pickrate

Oracle LensScorchclaw PupHealth Potion

Third Best

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Win Rate 12% Pickrate

Stealth WardGustwalker HatchlingHealth Potion

Nocturne's Core Items

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Win Rate 12% Pickrate

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StridebreakerExperimental HexplateBlack Cleaver

Second Best

Nocturne Build Guides :: League of Legends Strategy Builds, Runes and Items (125)56%

Win Rate 2% Pickrate

StridebreakerExperimental HexplateEclipse

Third Best

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Win Rate 2% Pickrate

StridebreakerExperimental HexplateMaw of Malmortius

Boots

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Plated Steelcaps52% WinRate43% Pickrate
Mercury's Treads53% WinRate34% Pickrate
Ionian Boots of Lucidity53% WinRate11% Pickrate

Nocturne's Luxury Items

Guardian Angel62% Win Rate20% PickrateEdge of Night54% Win Rate12% PickrateMaw of Malmortius60% Win Rate12% Pickrate

Nocturne's Ability Order

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Win Rate 44% Pickrate

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Umbra Blades (PASSIVE)

Passive Ability

Duskbringer (Q)

Q

Shroud of Darkness (W)

W

Unspeakable Horror (E)

E

Paranoia (R)

R

Second Best

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Win Rate 17% Pickrate

Umbra Blades (PASSIVE)

Passive Ability

Duskbringer (Q)

Q

Shroud of Darkness (W)

W

Unspeakable Horror (E)

E

Paranoia (R)

R

Third Best

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Win Rate 9% Pickrate

Umbra Blades (PASSIVE)

Passive Ability

Duskbringer (Q)

Q

Shroud of Darkness (W)

W

Unspeakable Horror (E)

E

Paranoia (R)

R

Nocturne Counters

Learn Nocturne's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Nocturne guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Nocturne JUNGLE in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Nocturne. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

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CR is Counter Rating, which is a combination of multiple counter factors. Counters shown are for Nocturne Nocturne JUNGLE

Nocturne Skins

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Find Nocturne's skins and when they were last on sale. Never miss a sale for your favorite skin by using our Wish List feature! You can also find all Nocturne skins and chromas on Nocturne's skins page.

Skin ReleaseWishlistPopularityCost

Empyrean NocturneMay 1, 2024+ Wishlist1350 Broken Covenant NocturneMarch 9, 2023+ Wishlist1350 Hextech NocturneHextech CraftingJune 18, 2020+ WishlistOld God NocturneAugust 29, 2019+ Wishlist1350 Cursed Revenant NocturneMay 5, 2016+ Wishlist750 Eternum NocturneLegendaryDecember 5, 2012+ Wishlist1820 Haunting NocturneSpecial EventsOctober 19, 2011+ Wishlist520 Ravager NocturneJune 13, 2011+ Wishlist520 Classic NocturneOriginal+ WishlistVoid NocturneLegacyMarch 14, 2011+ Wishlist520 Frozen Terror NocturneMarch 14, 2011+ Wishlist975

Nocturne Skin Sales

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RP CostLast Sale

RP CostLast Sale

  • Nocturne 8801 month ago
  • Broken Covenant Nocturne 135013 days ago
  • Old God Nocturne 13504 months ago
  • Cursed Revenant Nocturne 7505 months ago
  • Frozen Terror Nocturne 9756 months ago
  • Ravager Nocturne 5202 years ago
  • Void Nocturne 520Legacy
  • Haunting Nocturne 520Special Events
  • Eternum Nocturne 1820Never!
  • Hextech Nocturne 0Never!
  • Empyrean Nocturne 1350Never!

Nocturne's Abilities

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Umbra Blades Nocturne'sPassive SelfEvery 14 seconds, Nocturne's next attack strikes all nearby enemies for 20% of his physical damage and restores 15−40 (+15% of ability power) per target hit (depending on level).Nocturne's attacks reduce this ability's cooldown by 1 second, increased to 3 against champions and jungle monsters.Q Duskbringer Nocturne'sQ Ability120060 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 808Nocturne throws a shadow blade which deals 65 / 110 / 155 / 200 / 245 (+0.75 per bonus attack damage) physical damage, leaves a Dusk Trail, and causes champions who are hit to also leave a Dusk Trail for 5 seconds. While on the trail, Nocturne ignores unit collision and has 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35% increased Movement Speed and 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 additional Attack Damage.W Shroud of Darkness Nocturne'sW AbilitySelf5020 / 18 / 16 / 14 / 12Passive: Nocturne empowers his blades, permanently gaining 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 % attack speed.Active: Nocturne creates a magical shield for 1.5 seconds which will block the next enemy spell that hits him. If an ability is blocked by the shield, his passive attack speed is doubled for 5 seconds.If Shroud of Darkness is active when Nocturne re-casts Paranoia to dash to a target, it'll stay active until Nocturne reaches his target.E Unspeakable Horror Nocturne'sE Ability42560 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 8015 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11Nocturne plants a nightmare into his target's mind, dealing damage each second for total 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 260 (+100% of ability power) over 2 seconds and fearing the target for 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75 / 2 / 2.25 seconds causing them to run away from Nocturne with impaired movement if they do not get out of (465) range by the end of the duration. Nocturne also gains massively increased movement speed when moving toward feared targets.R Paranoia Nocturne'sUltimate (R) Ability4000100140 / 115 / 90 / 90 / 90Nocturne reduces the sight radius of all enemy champions and removes their ally vision for 6 seconds, this includes champions, minions, wards, towers and clairvoyance. He can then launch himself at an enemy champion (2500 / 3250 / 4000 range), dealing 150 / 275 / 400 (+1.2 per bonus attack damage) physical damage.

Questions About Nocturne

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Latest Questions

any first strike build?Asked by saloswegames on March 9, 2022any first strike build on nocturne?View (0) AnswersHelp jungling with kha'zix and nocturneAsked by NovaMage2005 on May 10, 2019hello. i'm currently trying to semi main [b]nocturne[/b] along with [b]kha'zix[/b] and it would be appreciated if you could give me some advice on them and on jungling in general. i already know a bit about [b]kha'zix[/b] and can play him ok but...View (3) AnswersLee Sin/Kindred/Nocturne/Other JunglersAsked by deathworm98 on May 1, 2016Hello. So I don't know who is better/Which to main jungle. Lee Sin is fun and has lots of abilities, Kindred seems to be the good jungler right now but I have never used her and nocturne is sorta hard with his q but his ultimate is cool. Tell me...View (3) AnswersHow do I see item list on main page of my guide?Asked by Cicvi on February 1, 2016Greetings, I am wondering what do I need to do in order to see items in the champion guide list?[img=http://postimg.org/image/95wglbq51/]http://postimg.org/image/95wglbq51/ (here's the link if the image is not showing on the post)You can...View (1) AnswersAbout Nocturne...Asked on January 12, 2015Playing Nocturne since season 2 now, and is it just me, or is he a bit weaker now more than ever?View (2) AnswersHow to Preseason 5 Jungle?Asked by Steamrolled on November 21, 2014Hello, I haven't truly jangled and known completely what I was doing since season 1, I have been forced into it and have done mediocre at best but this season I would like to be more useful when I get stuck in the only role I don't know how top...View (6) AnswersIs noc top viable?Asked by the chaos bringer 00 on June 8, 2014Is [[Nocturne]] top viable?He has some sustain, decent wave clear and (IMO) good trades, especially versus skill based champions. Also he can be a good roamer and gank mid, with ult.Am I right?View (2) AnswersIs Zac still good?Asked by Rae DaisuKe on February 12, 2014Im thinking what jungler to buy,Zac,kha'Zix,nocturnewhich is the strongest and why?View (3) Answerswhat item will make nocturne a killer in early games, top lane not a jungleAsked by awtssu30 on January 5, 2014Every time I play a jungler champions I always die so I always make any jungler to stay in lanes just like nocturne but what item should I build in nocturne to make him excel in lane and kill enemiesView (2) Answersone idea for jungle nocturne runes and masteriesAsked by Livramento on February 18, 2013i tested a lil bit around with some rune/mastery setup's for jungle nocturne and i think this runepage really good :D but i want to hear some opinions from other summoner's.my question, what do you think about this setup?...View (3) AnswersNocturne AD+tankAsked by arniuxas9 on December 7, 2012I play with nocturne a very long time and i can't founda good guide. Please make very good Noctune guide and nocturne must be tanky+AD. :)View (1) Answers
Nocturne Build Guides :: League of Legends Strategy Builds, Runes and Items (2024)

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What is the best build for Nocturne runes? ›

For items, our build recommends: Stridebreaker, Plated Steelcaps, Experimental Hexplate, Eclipse, Axiom Arc, and Black Cleaver. For runes, the strongest choice is Precision (Primary) with Conqueror (Keystone), and Domination (Secondary). The optimal Summoner Spells for this build are Smite and Flash.

What is the best build in Nocturne? ›

Based on our analysis of 46 859 matches in patch patch the best build for Nocturne is Stridebreaker, Plated Steelcaps, Experimental Hexplate, Black Cleaver, and Eclipse.

Is Nocturne good in League of Legends? ›

Nocturne roleName has a 52.0% win rate and 3.6% pick rate in eloName and is currently ranked A tier. Below, you will find a very detailed guide for Nocturne roleName, where we explain strengths and weaknesses of the champion, powerspikes, and game plans for each stage of the game.

Which Nocturne skin is the best? ›

Nocturne Skins
#Skin Name ThemeVoice
1Frozen Terror Nocturne GlacialJason Wishnov
2Void Nocturne Curse of the VoidJason Wishnov
3Ravager Nocturne Silver AgeJason Wishnov
4Haunting Nocturne Trick-or-TreatJason Wishnov
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What type of damage does Nocturne do? ›

ABILITIES. Every few seconds, Nocturne's next attack strikes surrounding enemies for bonus physical damage and heals himself. Nocturne's basic attacks reduce this cooldown.

How do you evolve Nocturne? ›

A: Evolutions only occur under these conditions.
  1. The demon must be one that can evolve. Use "Divining Water" to discover this or check the listing in section 2. ...
  2. The demon must already have all of their skills learned. ...
  3. The level that the demon evolves to can be no more than 4 levels above the level of the main character.
Jan 12, 2005

What demon is Nocturne? ›

the Eternal Nightmare

A demonic amalgamation drawn from the nightmares that haunt every sentient mind, the thing known as Nocturne has become a primordial force of pure terror. It is liquidly chaotic in aspect, a faceless shadow with cold eyes and armed with wicked-looking blades.

What is the level cap in Nocturne? ›

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne

The level cap in the game is 255, but the number indicator maxes out at 99. Once a character has reached level 99, the amount of experience to reach the next level will stay constant from that point onward.

Is Nocturne hard to play in LoL? ›

Nocturne is easy to learn and doesn't take hundreds of games to learn like some champions in the game. Nocturne is a great assassin who can spring out on anyone who walks alone around the map. This makes his pick potential incredibly high.

What is the hardest role in League of Legends? ›

The title of the hardest and strongest role goes to the jungler, and for good reasons. They must quickly make game-altering decisions and master complex tasks, from ganking lanes and predicting enemy jungle pathing, to denying enemy resources and securing objectives under constant pressure.

Is nocturne a hard game? ›

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne is notorious among JRPG fans for being one of the hardest games in the genre, and it's easy to see why. The game's punishing combat and lack of hand-holding make it a daunting challenge for even the most experienced JRPG fans.

What level is nocturne? ›

9 no. 2 is an extremely famous tune, and you've probably heard it at one point or other in your life. It isn't one of chopin's extremely difficult pieces either; it's playable at a grade 9 level rcm. the nocturne itself you should be able to learn at around grade 5.

What is a nocturne op? ›

Nocturnes were brief piano works that were inspired by the night. It was Chopin who brought them to their Romantic fruition as a single-movement character piece for the piano. When it was transcribed for other instruments, the violinists brought nocturnes to their romantic highlight.

How to combo with Nocturne? ›

Press R and AA then hit R again right as the fear will proc, then follow up with some AA's. If you're already in melee range E AA instantly then Q right after and continue to AA. When medium range use Q then instantly E once in range and AA. To guarantee your damage quickly R twice then E as soon as you can.

What runes should Lux use? ›

Based on our analysis of 32 126 matches in Patch patch the best runes for Lux roleName are Arcane Comet, Nimbus Cloak, Celerity, and Waterwalking for primary tree, as well as Taste of Blood and Ghost Poro for secondary tree. The most optimal rune shards are Ability Haste, Move Speed, and Health.

What tier is Nocturne? ›

Nocturne jungle has a 51.39% win rate in Emerald+ on Patch 14.10 coming in at rank 29 of 68 and graded B+ Tier on the LoL Tierlist.

Who counters nocturne? ›

Nocturne jungle on Patch 14.10 is the strongest counter to jungle champions of Shen, Zed & Rumble. While Nocturne jungle is countered most by jungle champions of Udyr, Rammus & Warwick.

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