“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.”
“Do not underestimate this champion.
He benefited the most from the new Sanguine Blade item and he's currently really good in Jungle as well.
You can Parry his Fear, it's not too hard to get the timing right.
You should rush Tabis against him since he will probably Rush Sanguine Blade and most of his damage is from AAs.
His R can be used to gank Mid quite easily so I recommend keeping your eyes on him and your pings.”
“He is really strong with his passive and base damage however you have your auto range over him. Start E early on and let him push, he cant avoid pushing so don't worry. Once it reaches your tower you can stack passive and look to get free autos on him with passive stacked. If you get a few autos in you can win as long as you have a minion set up so that when he tethers you, you can E out of its range to avoid its fear. If you get hit by the fear you 100% lose, hopeless matchup if you have no minions around unless you are crazy ahead of him.
“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.”
“Not seen a lot, but lane Nocturne is pretty popular in High elo, and there are a few one tricks that exist in high elo playing only Noc top or mid. His lane control and priority is unmatched. He can 1 shot a wave with ironwipe and shove in, then look for Rs on the map. Make sure to ping your team that he has R once his 6. In lane, prevent a freeze and look to farm up. This is not a matchup you can fight even post sheen and level 6, so just focus on not getting dove, farming, and keeping up in gold and scale into teamfights. Nasus is a lot stronger in teamfights then Noc is, provided he isn’t put super behind in lane. The reason this matchup is put at threat level 5 because of his unmatchable pressure on the map. Noc R is just so broken in terms of snowballing his team ahead. ”
“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.”
“Free Lane: You will barely see this pick but a few people will play nocturne top. Keep your distance.”
“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.”
“Take Conqueror. Rush Plated Steelcaps into Botrk. 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. It's a pretty stat check lane so there's not much I can say.”
“Trade hard level 1 if he tries to push the wave with his passive + Q. We win at all stages of the game. Make sure your team is aware if he is missing, as good Nocturne players will roam after 6. ”