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Is it possible to solo Baron Nashor?

Are any champions able to solo Baron Nashor, and if so what champions can do so?

To try to make this a better question, I was inquiring more late game under normal game circumstances if any champion could solo Baron Nashor. I was more concerned of us having 4 champions in view and having one of their enemy champions "ninja" baron while we are preoccupied fighting the rest of their team.

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It is possible. But the champion need to have very good items. I don't think I can give you a whole list of champions though. –  Lerkes Aug 8 '12 at 5:57
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BTW: The second question is not very specific. You don't give any context in what situation the champions should be able to do it. For example nearly any AD champion can solo Nashor with a full build after 10 minutes. And that just won't happen in a normal game. So please give more context to your question e.g. "in 'late game' (40min+) of a normal game". –  Lerkes Aug 8 '12 at 6:21
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So much harshness against this question. I thought it was pretty obvious what was intended. –  Christopher Berman Aug 8 '12 at 13:30
    
A Jax with Wriggle's Lantern, Hextech Gunblade, and Trinity Force can solo Baron at Lv 18 and be left at half health. –  ccreason Aug 21 '12 at 19:52

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Yes, its possible to do so assuming your hero has good items. High level runes are almost essential as well, so best to try this once your summoner is at level 30.

Heroes with summons seem to be a good way to solo Nashor; for e.g.

Zyra:

Shaco:

These have the advantage of basically turrets that keep firing at him while you can try to back off and heal. Other champions who can solo the Baron:

Tryndamere:

Ashe:

and well, pretty much any well-fed lvl 18 champion.

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The best way to ninja solo Nash safely is with more life steal than you loose

It do it frequently with :

  • Fiddlestick (14)(Blue + 400 AP)
  • Tryndamere (Good critical + Bloodthister)
  • Olaf (Wiggle)
  • Jax(gunblade + Wriggle)
  • nocturne (Wriggle)(nahs gives free AS doing spells on the shield ;-) )
  • Sion (AD + ult)
  • Xin Xiao(Wriggle)

EDIT :

  • Nunu jungle with Spirit of the Spectral Wraith and Glacial Shroud + Blue Solo Nashor at 15-20 mn maxing Q you just need someone to take some hits for you

Think a Nunu + Vayne//Kog can do it pretty fast too ;-)

Good luck trying that :-p Be carefull to not be warded and that the other jungler is always visible Cause giving a free nash on a ninja nash is pretty ugly :-p

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I guessed its mostly AD champions that will be able to solo Baron, even if they are AD champions, they must fulfil two requirements (at least i believed)

1) farmed adequately enough for good powerful items (e.g The Bloodthirster, Black Cleaver ..)

2) the abilities of the champions, I have tried Xin Zhao before and with his passive ability to gain life and his increase attack speed he is able to match the dmg output of Baron by stealing back some life. Others I have tried without much success.

The best mix for a solo will be good items and abilities that can either stun or increased attack speed ( XZ seems to have both, the triple strike and his increased attack speed) . As most tanker champions can't deal out much dmg and even tanker heroes cant tank that long against baron.

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Black Cleaver? No. Never. –  ccreason Aug 8 '12 at 19:03
    
No form off cc works on baron or dragon anymore. Which is why poppy can no longer push baron down the enemies lane and destroy turrets for free... –  Ravekner Jun 22 '13 at 6:39

I would imagine that any AD champion with at least 1.0 attack speed and 6 farmed Bloodthirsters should be able to solo Baron, but most builds that you'll see in actual gameplay won't be suitable for soloing him. Duoing is another story.

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AP Carrys with spammable spells (cassio, karthus, Ryze, Zyra) have an easy time soloing Baron.

Bruisers/ADCarrys can do so, but its somwhat harder due to Baron Nashor debuffing the AD of the champ who tanks his attacks.

Jax is a really good champ for soloing Nashor.

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I have solo'd Baron before with Karthus. His Defile is the key, of course.

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Pretty much any character would be able to do this with enough damage and tankiness, but as others have said, the practicality is the real question. In a custom with a full build and no enemies to stop you, Baron is not that difficult for any champion (with some exceptions). However, in a real game you have to finish Baron before the enemy team catches wind of it, so the list is very much smaller. As far as I know there is no comprehensive list of characters who can do it, but I imagine it is most of the characters in league with the right build.

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Actually ADs have a slight problem with killing Nashor, because Nashor have a debuff called Voracious Corrosion which lowers AD by 50%. He uses it if he takes major physical damage. Still with enough AD and lifesteal the ADC can beat him.

Champions like Jax or Fiddle is better since they have possibility of spellvamp instead, which Nashor is weaker against.

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Yea I've done it with Jax multiple times. It's all about the gear you get, having life steal items and some other powerful items makes it relatively easy with jax.

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Warwick can take him down alone very fast. The build I use to do this is: Zephyr, Phantom Dancer, Berserker's Greaves, Spirit Visage, Warmog's Armor, and Wriggle's Lantern (or Wriggle's situational replacement)

Almost full health when done with him.

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I solo him with:

  • Ashe
  • Amumu
  • Fiddlesticks

Haven't tried other heroes yet, but I will :)

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Yes, but how? –  badp Apr 8 '13 at 0:15

Lee Sin is a good solo. With enough life steal he can solo Baron and only lose 1/4 max health with enough practice.

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I have defeated him with Jax. I'm Level 13 now, ~18k Gold, Level 2 Runes, I had 371 damage and my Attack Speed was 1.80. If you use every ability of Jax as often as you can, you should be able to kill Baron Nashor.

Item I was using:

  • Boots of Mobility
  • Trinity Force
  • Ravenous Hydra
  • Phantom Dancer
  • Infinity Edge
  • Blade of the ruined King.
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