League of Legends: Best Support Champions 2020
While Nautilus doesn’t have the healing powers of Soraka and Nami, he’s got some serious utility and survivability to boot. He’s all about closing the gap between himself and the enemy, before rooting them in place and letting his allies do the rest.
His Q, Dredge Line, does exactly this. It’s a large anchor which is hurled forward, and if it lands on an opponent it’ll drag himself and the opponent close together. If it hits terrain it acts like an escape tool or effective gap closer. It’s great for surprising a vulnerable enemy in lane, or for engaging a fight.
Follow up a hook with his W, Titan’s Wrath, and your opponents will have to deal with a big shield that blocks damage and auto attacks which deal damage over time. It won’t be a tonne of damage, but it’ll be enough for them to pop a health potion or at least attempt to reposition, panic and fall into your allies’ trap.
So once you’ve hooked an enemy and press W, you’ll want to hit E pretty quick. When activated, Nautilus slams the ground, dealing AoE damage which slows any enemies in its radius. It's another fantastic tool for when you’re in the midst of a fight as it’ll hamstring your opponents and make it harder for them to escape or reposition.
For some serious CC, Nautilus’s Ultimate, Depth Charge, is incredibly strong. He fires a shockwave into the earth that chases an opponent, knocking enemies into the air. When it reaches the opponent, the shockwave erupts, knocking his target into the air and stunning them. To make the most of it, identify an enemy you want to remove from a fight, or who is simply out of position - they won’t be able to escape. And it’ll set you up for your Q, W, E combo.
Finally, Nautilus’s passive, Staggering Blow, causes his basic attacks to deal increased physical damage and root his targets briefly. While it can’t trigger more than once every few seconds on the same target, it’s still another root to his already root-laden arsenal.
To help you master Nautilus, we’d highly recommend Noxro’s guide: