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Champion Background Strategy Skins & Trivia


Skins

  • Classic Skin Skingallerybutton
    01-Oct-2009
  • Galactic Nasus Skingallerybutton
    520 RP / 14-Jun-2010
  • Pharaoh Nasus Skingallerybutton
    520 RP / 02-Nov-2010
  • Dreadknight Nasus Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 25-April-2011
  • Riot K-9 Nasus Skingallerybutton
    Event Skin
  • Infernal Nasus Skingallerybutton
    (Legendary) 1820 RP / 21-Nov-2013

  • Classic skin
  • Classic skin (old)
  • Pharaoh Nasus

Trivia

  • Nasus was designed by Ezreal.
  • Nasus received a visual update in Patch 3.14. With this, Nasus had his model reworked, ability particles updated and replaced his old voice.
  • Nasus, before his visual update, was voiced by Eugene McDaniels[1], who passed away in 2011. After his visual update, he is voiced by Jonathan Adams.
  • Nasus bears a great resemblance to the Egyptian god Anubis.
  • Nasus has a brother named RenektonSquare.png Renekton who may be based on Sobek.
  • Nasus' scepter has a model that is similar to a Was, a scepter held by Egyptian gods.
  • Nasus is one of a few champions to have multiple textures in one skin. When he uses Fury of the Sands.png Fury of the Sands, in addition to growing in size, his armor turns silver and his skin turns jet black.
  • Nasus' original name during development was "Ammon".
  • Nasus' old dance was the famous "Walk like an Egyptian".
  • Nasus is one of four champions that can, in theory, infinitely increase a stat by using an ability. Nasus can continuously increase damage on his Siphoning Strike.png Siphoning Strike's. The other three who can increase their stats indefinitely are SionSquare.png Sion, ThreshSquare.png Thresh, and VeigarSquare.png Veigar.
    • Unlike the other three, Nasus' Siphoning Strike.png Siphoning Strike stacks do not affect him in any way aside from higher damage on the ability.

Quotes

NasusSquare.png Classic Nasus

  • His joke is a quote from the famous song "Who Let the Dogs Out?" by Baha Men.
  • The quote "Where angels fear to tread" comes from Alexander Pope in his An Essay on Criticism but has been used elsewhere since its original creation.
  • In the Polish client, his joke "Wy nie wiecie, a ja wiem, jak rozmawiać trzeba z psem", (You don't know, but I do know how to talk with dogs) is a reference to Akademia Pana Kleksa.
  • The quote "There, for grace, I go" may be a reference to the English proverb "There, but for the grace of God, go I.".[2]

NasusSquare.png Infernal Nasus

  • His quote, "Hope is the opiate of the frail," is an adaptation of Karl Marx's famous aphorism, "Religion is the opiate of the masses." (Or, in the original German, "Die Religion ist das Opium des Volkes.")
  • He shares the quote, "I will bury you alive!" with YorickSquare.png Yorick
  • His quote "By fire be purged!" is a reference to World of Warcraft's boss Ragnaros.
  • His quote "Try not the temper of the ascended." might be a hint that the skin was his ascended form.

Skins

NasusSquare.png Galactic Nasus [S|L]
  • It is a direct reference to the alien humanoid Egyptian guards of Ra from the Stargate franchise.
  • He shares this theme theme with AzirSquare.png Azir and RenektonSquare.png Renekton.
NasusSquare.png Pharaoh Nasus [S|L]
NasusSquare.png Riot K-9 Nasus [S|L]
  • It refers to a Canine Unit (AKA K-9 Unit) of a police force as Nasus is sporting Riot police gear.
  • Originally unavailable for purchase and only obtainable through skin cards handed out at events such as Gamescom 2011,[3] was made available for purchase through the Riot Store on August 16, 2012 through August 19th, 2012 (also available during this time in the years after) for RP 975.
  • He shares this theme with GravesSquare.png Graves, SingedSquare.png Singed, KayleSquare.png Kayle and BlitzcrankSquare.png Blitzcrank.
NasusSquare.png Dreadknight Nasus [S|L]
  • He shares this theme with GarenSquare.png Garen
NasusSquare.png Infernal Nasus [S|L]
  • He has a dance that is a direct reference to Snoop Dogg's "Drop it like it's hot" dance, commonly seen on Blingee.
  • His ultimate form resembles Cerberus, the mythical three headed dog that guards the gate of the underworld, according to the Greek mythology.

Relations

  • A noble warrior, Ascendant for his deeds to Shurima, NasusSquare.png Nasus deeply respects AzirSquare.png Azir, though he somewhat views him as arrogant because he saw what happened to Shurima as a result of his hubris. [4]
  • Sivir and NasusSquare.png Nasus considered each other as friend because of her part at restoring Shurima to its former glory and are allied in their fight against CassiopeiaSquare.png Cassiopeia now in leagues with XerathSquare.png Xerath and who betrayed Sivir, stabbing her behind her back and leaving her to die in the Tomb of the Emperors.
  • Once a beloved family member now nothing more than a crazed animal, Nasus believes RenektonSquare.png Renekton to be beyond redemption wishes to stop him in his deeds.

Media

Infernal Nasus League Of Legends Login Screen With Music01:00

Infernal Nasus League Of Legends Login Screen With Music

Infernal Nasus Theme

Shurima Descent into the Tomb03:23

Shurima Descent into the Tomb

Shurima part 1

Shurima Rise of the Ascended03:30

Shurima Rise of the Ascended

Shurima part 2

References

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