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The Best Nasus Skins in League of Legends, Ranked

You shouldn't have to sacrifice good looks in the quest to master this elo-granting doggo — check out some of his best skins here!

Nasus, aka “Susan,” is a reliable top lane champion for beginners and experienced players alike. His kit rewards playing it safe, and with enough bonks under his belt, he transforms into a 1v5’in barking mad machine. 

Unfortunately, Nasus’s base model doesn’t exactly do his battle boss energy justice. It’s dull, underwhelming, and, as Ezreal would say, looks like it came straight out of a museum

But don’t panic just yet. You don’t have to sacrifice good looks in the quest to master this elo-granting doggo. Nasus has plenty of pawfect skins to explore, each better suited to different tastes and budgets. 

Below, I’ve ranked the skins from worst to best.

#12 Dreadknight Nasus

  • Release Date: April 26, 2011
  • Cost: 975 RP

Dreadknight Nasus does fill with me dread… but not the right kind of dread. It’s more the “I hope I never get this skin from a Hextech Chest” kind. Jokes aside, Dreadknight Nasus is a fairly decent skin considering its price and age. You do get a whole new character model and the dark, edgy color scheme adds a killer flair. 

However, I just can’t get over the fact that he now looks like the most stereotypical henchman in existence. It doesn’t really scream “1v5” power; it’s more like “background enemy NPC.” 

#11 Galactic Nasus

  • Release Date: July 13, 2010
  • Cost: 520 RP

Okay, if you can look past that horrifying splash art — I mean seriously, what was Riot thinking? — the actual skin is good value for the price. 

While it won’t be starring in a Met Gala show anytime soon, the skin does transform Nasus into a badass, intergalactic warlord. The overall look is polished, packed with futuristic sci-fi elements, and still retains plenty of subtle nods to his ancient Shurima roots.

#10 Pharaoh Nasus

  • Release Date: November 2, 2010
  • Cost: 520 RP

I mean, Nasus himself was clearly inspired by ancient Egyptian mythology, so this skin shouldn’t come as a surprise. However, it’s a bit too predictable for my liking. There isn’t really anything that “wows” me or makes me want to reach for my wallet. Plus, I’m not a huge fan of the new facial design… it makes Nasus look more like a fox than a doge. 

All that said, the color palette works well, the weapon design is striking, and it’s still a great pick for those after a lore-accurate Nasus skin.

#9 Battlecast Nasus

  • Release Date: November 12, 2020
  • Cost: 1350 RP

First things first: That splash art is absolutely phenomenal. It portrays Nasus as a battle boss wreaking havoc on everyone around him. Load into game with this splash art, and it’ll genuinely motivate you to perform better in your ranked games. 

But… the actual champion model doesn’t live up to the splash art. It’s not bad by any means — I adore the steampunk vibes and the animations add a nice, gritty touch — but it just feels a tad underwhelming once you’ve been exposed to the splash art. 

Overall though, if you are a fan of apocalyptic vibes, fire, and all things steampunk, you’ll definitely appreciate this skin.

#8 Riot K-9 Nasus

  • Release Date: August 16, 2011
  • Cost: 975 RP

If this skin was released to the Riot store today, I (and many others) wouldn’t give it a second thought. Sure, seeing Nasus cosplaying as a police officer does have some comedic value, but it’s a gag that loses its appeal quickly. Plus, the actual design looks and feels lackluster.

But Riot K-9 Nasus wasn’t released to the store today. In fact, you actually can’t get it in the store — the skin is obtained from meeting a Rioter, attending a Riot event back in 2011 to 2012, or getting lucky from Hextech Chests. 

Put simply: it’s a rare collector’s item. Having this skin gives you bragging rights, and that’s why it deserves the 8th spot despite its actual mediocre appearance. 

#7 Worldbreaker Nasus

  • Release Date: November 10, 2016
  • Cost: 750 RP

We’re finally starting to get into some top-tier Nasus skins! Worldbreaker Nasus gives our doggo a complete makeover, transforming him into a literal god hellbent on destroying worlds, galaxies, universes, and of course, your enemies’ health bars. 

The overall look allows you to feel every “oomph” in your attacks and the aurora-inspired color palette adds an ethereal flair. Yep, this skin can break my wallet any day.

#6 Archduke Nasus

  • Release Date: March 31, 2015
  • Cost: 750 RP

Move over Definitely Not Vel’Koz, there’s a new gentleman in town! This skin essentially transforms our bonkin’ boy into the fanciest hound out there, with a tophat, classy suit, and luxurious white gloves. The overall look is equally hilarious and endearing. But the best part? The fact that you now bonk your enemies to death with a dog-shaped cane. It’s glorious stuff.

#5 Lunar Guardian Nasus

  • Release Date: February 8, 2018
  • Cost: 1350 RP

If L’Oreal were hiring a new “because you’re worth it” hair model, Lunar Guardian Nasus would be their top pick. After all, this skin honestly blesses him with the most luscious, flowing locks in existence. 

Beyond the amazing hair though, this skin still has a lot to offer. The armor is majestic, the sound effects put the “bonk” into every hit, and the animations up his godliness tenfold (especially his Super Saiyan ult effect). Plus, his face has been given a badass wolfish glow-up, which any Nasus main is sure to appreciate.

#4 Armored Titan Nasus

  • Release Date: August 25, 2022
  • Cost: 1350 RP

No, begone weebs. This isn’t a skin that transforms Nasus into an AoT half-naked titan entity — and frankly, I’m glad it doesn’t. The skin actually transforms Nasus into a mecha doge, equipped with a kickass sci-fi weapon and holographic backpiece. It’s a work of visual art, especially when paired with the gorgeous, shiny particle effects. 

But the main reason why I’m giving Armored Titan Nasus the fourth spot? The ultimate animation. His ult “evolved” form honestly makes the skin look legendary tier and it’s sure to induce fear in any enemy that dares defy your bonks. 

#3 Space Groove Nasus

  • Release Date: April 1, 2021
  • Cost: 1350 RP

Is this skin over the top? Yes. Is this skin practical? No. Is it everything I have ever possibly dreamed of and would happily pay a zillion bucks for it? Yes, yes, and yes. I can’t help it — I’m a sucker for adorable, derpy skins and Space Groove Nasus is literally the pinnacle of both those things. 

You get to see Nasus become a literal, groovin’ doge machine controlled by an even smaller doge… with disco music, lights, and sparkles galore. At 1350 RP, what’s not to love?

#2 Nightbringer Nasus

  • Release Date: April 20, 2023
  • Cost: 1350 RP

Nightbringer is one of Nasus’s latest skins, and there’s a whole lot to love about it. It’s absolutely bursting with fiery goodness and the animations are slick, visually distinct, and complemented with eerie, ghostly sound effects. His armor has also been given a hellish makeover, with a scorched, gold look. 

Now, Nightbringer Nasus is by no means a bad skin. It feels and looks great to play with. However, I can’t put this skin any higher up on the list for one reason: Nasus has another fiery skin that just delivers on the concept a whole lot better. You’ll find out exactly what I mean by that shortly.

#1 Infernal Nasus

  • Release Date: November 20, 2013
  • Cost: 1820 RP

Infernal Nasus came out a decade ago — yes, we’re getting old, I feel it too — but despite the dust and aching bones, the skin is still utterly phenomenal and sure to satisfy any Nasus main. 

It sends our doge right into the abyss and turns him into one of Hade’s hellhounds. It’s fiery, evil, and nightmare-inducing. There are also a ton of fantastic details throughout the skin to admire, from the hellhound-themed shoulder plates to the satanic helmet. Plus, one of the emotes even lets you make Nasus pull out a boombox and do the iconic Snoop Dogg dance.

But the main reason Infernal Nasus has won over my heart? The fact that his armor quite literally comes alive when he ults — those hellhound shoulder plates turn into two, living, fire-breathing doggo heads. It’s totally badass.

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