“Take Conqueror. Rush Plated Steelcaps if possible. He can block your W with his W so only use it right as you're going to get feared so you can block damage while feared. ”
“Very hard early game,
Just try to farm.
In mid/late game with your full combo, you can have more damage, but he can miss your R.”
“Pre 6 he can't do anything. The only thing you need to keep in mind is if Noc tries to engage on you, you MUST Q-E-AA instantly.
Q first becasue your Q will eat his spellshield.
If your E hits his spellshield, this is terrible becasue he wont be knocked back or slowed, which means you will get feared every time.
PR is op because if noc fears you, with PR MS, his fear makes you flee super fast (the interaction is the same as if you fear Master Yi in R if you ever saw Fiddlesticks Fear a Yi in his R) You actually live with PR even through fear becasue of that.
Save your combo to counter this engage and you are golden.
Noc has HARDCORE mana problems, so he cannot combo you much.
The matchup is free in lane, and if you Q-E-AA his R combo, you will live throug his only chance of ever killing you.”
“If Nocturne used his Umbra Blades(Passive) on minions consider trading against him. Dodge his Duskbringer(Q) and avoid fighting him in the Duskbringer AOE as he gains extra movement speed along with ghost effect and extra physical damage. Get out of his tether of Unspeakable Horror(E) or received damage along with fear debuff. Bait his Shroud of Darkness(W) or your Fling won't activate and you get punished due to his double stats on his passive and attack speed. (Mega Adhesive prevents him from recasting Paranoia which is his ultimate) (Shroud of Darkness overrides Fling) (Recommended Items: Plated Steelcaps, Rylai's Scepter) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Singed)”
“He can block your Q with W so pick up Grasp in this matchup and max W for a nice hit on his face. A nice gank can help but it makes more sense for you to play for the team and make use of your teamfight ult. Don't let Nocturne roam for free punish him for every wave he is not on lane.”
“These Jungle Cheese picks are annoying, he plays a lot like Fiora in the sense that he will want to counter your W with his spellshield, so just never use it without your stun. Sometimes Nocturne will just throw it out for attack speed. You win early on as long as you hit those Ws. That's really what wins most trades with Sett. If he doesn't get a lead he's much easier to handle so don't give him one, if you don't think you can beat him better to play passive and not give him kills then die trying to kill him. So just keep an eye on his spellshield and hit your Ws. Also be very aware of where he is and if his ult is up. He will want to roam the second he gets the chance so tell your team. Mid to Late you don't really worry about him but if your team needs someone to peel him off then you are that guy. Just wait for his spellshield to go off and ult away. He is a major threat because he is a solo queue monster, so sometimes it doesn't even depend on you. Just ping anytime he is MIA and if you can TP to help.”
“Dont fight him pre-6. He can melt you in 3 sec level 2.”
“he stomps your face in with q movement speed and you cant blind him because of his spell shield, lane is unplayable build plated steelcaps and prey your jg has a braincell left.”
“TL;DR - CHEESE LANE. DON’T DIE UNTIL LEVEL 3. DON’T DIE TO HIM EARLY. KITE HIM WITH GHOST. PING LIKE CRAZY WHEN HE IS MISSING. CONQUEROR IS GOOD. DON’T LET HIM FEAR YOU. USE Q TO CANCEL HIS SPELLSHIELD.
Nocturne is a VERY cheese pick into Toplane. His only hope is killing you in levels 1/2. Be careful though, as his damage at these levels is surprising with Lethal Tempo. Your goal is to make sure you can effectively land you slows on him and kite him, as if you let him just stand there and AA you, he will melt your health bar. If he is allowed to win lane, he will be free to roam and wreak havoc on the entire map, oneshotting your carries. After level 3, he is VERY easy to beat with Ghost. Ping like crazy when he is missing as he will roam 100% of the time. He is also very good at working with his jungler, as he can essentially be in any fight that is on the top side of the map. It is also a good idea to play around lethal tempo if he took it. Steelcaps rush is a great way to guarantee the lane.”
“Recommended: Standard Runes & Ignite
Tips: QSS his R near-sight if you want to ult. Take short trades. Try to maximize the amount of AAs blocked by your W. Passive shield his Q.”