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Counter Tips to Beat

Nami


Nami

The Tidecaller

Nami is a support.

Shen Pantheon Counter Champion

Abilities

Passive – Adrenaline Rush
Passive – Adrenaline Rush
Q – Infected Cleaver
W – Burning Agony (Toggle)
E – Masochism

Counter Champions

Morgana Alistair Counter Champion
Annie Akali Counter Champion
Sivir Jhin Counter Champion
Soraka Alistair Counter Champion

Counter Items

Quicksilver Sash
Quicksilver Sash

Introduction

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.


Abilities


Passive – Adrenaline Rush

Passive – Surging Tides

All allied champions touched by Nami’s abilities gains bonus movement speed.

Q – Infected Cleaver

Q – Aqua Prison

Nami sends a bubble towards the target area, dealing magic damage and stunning all enemies hit for 1.5 seconds.

W – Burning Agony (Toggle)

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 – Masochism

E – Tidecallers Blessing

Nami gives the target friendly unit’s next three auto attacks extra damage and a slow.

R – Sadism

R – Tidal Wave

Nami summons a tidal wave which surges forwards, knocking up and dealing magic damage to all enemies hit.

Our Top Counter Tips For Nami


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.

Champions That Counter Nami


Rammus

Thresh

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.

Lucian Jhin Counter Champion

Leona

Exactly the same as Thresh.

Sivir Jhin Counter Champion

Sion

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.

Soraka Alistair Counter Champion

Soraka

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.

Itemization


Quicksilver Sash

Quicksilver Sash

Banshee's Veil Cho’Gath Counter Item

Banshee's Veil

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.