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Champion Background Strategy Skins & Trivia


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


  • Nasus was designed by Ezreal.
  • Nasus before his rework was voiced by Eugene McDaniels[1], who passed away in 2011.
  • Nasus bears a great resemblance to the Egyptian god Anubis.
  • Nasus has a brother named  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, 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 infinitely increase their stats by using their abilities. Nasus can continuously stack up  Siphoning Strike's damage. The other three who can increase their stats indefinitely are  Sion with  Enrage,  Veigar with  Baleful Strike, and  Thresh with  Damnation.
    • Unlike the other three, Nasus's  Siphoning Strike stacks do not affect Nasus in any way aside from higher damage on the ability.


  • Nasus' joke is a quote from the famous song "Who Let the Dogs Out?" by Baha Men.
  • Nasus' 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.
  • Nasus' quote "There's no light without darkness" is a reference to game Nihilumbra.
  • In the Polish client, Nasus' 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.
  • Infernal Nasus' 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.")
  • Infernal Nasus shares the quote, "I will bury you alive!" with  Yorick
  • Infernal Nasus' quote "By fire be purged!" is a reference to World of Warcraft's boss Ragnaros.
    • This quote is shared by Prince Kael'Thas in Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne


  • Galactic Nasus is a direct reference to the alien humanoid Egyptian guards of Ra in the movie and tv series Stargate.
  • Galactic Nasus shares the Galactic theme with Galactic Renekton.
  • Pharaoh Nasus shares the Pharaoh theme with Pharaoh Amumu and Pharaoh Nidalee.
  • Riot K-9 Nasus refers to a Canine Unit (AKA K-9 Unit) of a police force as Nasus is sporting Riot police gear.
    • Riot K-9 Nasus, originally unavailable for purchase and only obtainable through skin cards handed out at events such as Gamescom 2011,[2] was made available for purchase through the Riot Store on August 16, 2012 through August 19th, 2012 for RP 975.
  • Dreadknight Nasus shares this theme with Dreadknight Garen
  • Infernal Nasus has a dance that is a direct reference to Snoop Dogg's "Drop it like it's hot" dance, commonly seen on Blingee.
  • Infernal Nasus's ultimate form resembles Cerberus, the mythical three headed dog that guards the gate of hell, according to the Greek mythology.
  • Infernal Nasus shares the Infernal theme with Infernal Alistar.


  • In another world, Nasus was part of a race of animalistic creatures that served as the rulers and protectors of the people. He was known as the Keeper of the Great Library, teaching the scholars who came to study at the library about the Cycle of Life and Death.
  • Nasus wishes to slay his brother Renekton, believing him to be beyond redemption.
  • Nasus is most at home in the ruins of the Shurima Desert.

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