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League of Legends: How to play mid lane Nunu like Faker



The changes related to Nunu in version 10.13 have inadvertently caused this champion… to appear more and more in the mid lane recently. Statistics show that a significant number of players, especially those with a rank of Diamond or above, chose this champ for the mid lane. Up to now, Nunu mid has a pick rate of 3.5%, and even professional players like Faker have tried it in solo queue.

Way to build up Nunu


When Faker brought Nunu to mid lane, his first item was Hextech Protobelt-01. This is the perfect AP item for him, when it gives this champion a significant amount of AP to heal, shield, and damage; At the same time gives him more resistance.

Along with the Hextech Protobelt-01, Faker always goes to the Sorcerer’s Shoes to gain extra magic penetration (because he always wants to deal the maximum amount of damage from the skills of the champion). In addition, Faker often completes the Hextech Protobelt-01 before going to the Dark Seal (he also starts the battle with Doran’s Ring and a health potion).

After reaching the first item, Faker always directed to Dead Man’s Plate as his main defense item. This item also provides additional movement speed to help him chase enemies more easily. Surprisingly, Faker never seems to enter Spirit Visage – an essential item for him to endure. Instead, Faker usually goes to the Gargoyle Stoneplate and his ultimate item is Zhonya’s Hourglass.

On rare occasions, you’ll see Faker build the Rabadon’s Deathcap for him. The “Demon King” also tried other anti-tank equipment like Frozen Heart or Randuin’s Omen, but it didn’t seem to be as effective as the main item listed above.



Faker always chooses Darkness Harvest as the main rune. This seems to be an obvious pick for mid-laner Nunu, as this rune allows him to collect extra AP while still being able to put up items.

On the Domination branch, Faker chose Cheap Shot to increase the damage when controlling the opponent (something happens quite often, when he has many control moves like W – Biggest Snowball Ever!, E – Snowball Barrage, or R – Absolute Zero). Next, Faker chose Ghost Poro to increase his vision control, because he will have to constantly push the road and move a lot to attack the other two. In the end, Faker took the Relentless Hunter score to gain extra movement speed outside of combat.