There’s nothing I hate more in League of Legends than an Ezreal/Nami lane. You can try to farm, but only if you accept 10% of your health being lost every time you walk up to the minions. You can try to fight them, but they’ll just disengage. You can’t even run away, because Nami will chase you down with her ultimate.
Nami is a support with good CC, good poking damage, heals, and mobility. She’s a good overall support who excels in laning and teamfights.
She may be as annoying as her laugh, but she’s not invincible, and in this guide I’ll be teaching you how to turn this girl into fish and chips.
Passive – Surging Tides
All allied champions touched by Nami’s abilities gains bonus movement speed.
Q – Aqua Prison
Nami sends a bubble towards the target area, dealing magic damage and stunning all enemies hit for 1.5 seconds.
W – Ebb and Flow
Nami unleashes a stream of water which bounces between friendly and enemy units. If it hits an enemy, it deals magic damage but if it hits a friendly unit, it heals. Each time it hits a new target, it becomes weaker.
E – Tidecallers Blessing
Nami gives the target friendly unit’s next three auto attacks extra damage and a slow.
R – Tidal Wave
Nami summons a tidal wave which surges forwards, knocking up and dealing magic damage to all enemies hit.
Nami wants you to attack her, because if she can trade, she can heal herself and harm you. Focus her ADC, and it becomes much trickier to heal them and harm you.
Nami has a good amount of chasing potential.
If you can trade hard enough, Nami will be forced to use her Ebb and Flow for the heal instead of the damage, which reduces half the effectiveness of the spell.
Nami’s W takes a lot of mana. Force her to use it often.
Nami’s ultimate gets smaller as it travels further. Be sure to stand at the side to dodge it.
Nami’s Q can actually proc her passive if she casts it on her allies.
Nami’s ability to avoid ganks depends entirely on her hitting her Q, which is fairly easy to dodge.
Nami is vulnerable to all-ins. If you run ignite, you can level 2 engage on her and murder her. She has no way of escaping. If you build tank items you can shrug off her damage. At level 6, engage as well before she gets her wave.
Exactly the same as Thresh.
Sion is a bit of an odd support, but he’s incredibly effective at snowballing. Be sure to take control of the enemy bush as quickly as possible, because your Q is how you can zone the enemy ADC from CS. If you’re in a bush, the indicator for your Q will be invisible. Go W second if you want to just farm minions with your relic shield or go E if you want to go all in early.
You can outheal the harass that Nami does. This is a simple, boring farm lane. With a champion like Draven, you can probably kill Nami and avoid all her damage.
Nami has a lot of CC but is very squishy and doesn’t do much damage past laning phase. Therefore, build items that will allow you to catch up to her or that remove CC. Mercurial Scimitar is especially good on ADCs.