[Top 3] TFT Best Nautilus Builds That Are Powerful

Best Nautilus Builds in TFT
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Nautilus, the huge, known iron man who knows how to go to space and dive deep into the ocean, is in TFT as a Tier 3 champion.

Nautilus is known for his high crowd control and how he can tank a tank. He doesn’t only receive huge amounts of defensive stats; he also stuns enemies and pulls them with a knockup.

In this article, we will mention the combos to place Nautilus in, his best items, and how to make sure you take out your enemies with the Anchor.

Sometimes I think this anchor just weighs me down. Ba-da-dee, ba-da-do.

Nautilus is a great pick if you are searching for a tank who shares the Bilgewater trait, which allows his team to deal damage.

He also shares the Juggernaut trait, which makes him a really tanky one on the frontlines.

Nautilus’s stats, traits, and items are all to be discussed down below to make sure you get the best outcome by placing him on your team.


Best Nautilus builds in TFT Set 9.5

Nautilus’s stats:

  • Cost: 3 Gold
  • Health: 950 / 1710 / 3078
  • Mana: 80 / 160
  • Armor: 35
  • MR: 35
  • Ability Power: 100
  • DPS: 40 / 72 / 130
  • Damage: 80 / 144 / 259
  • Atk Spd: 0.5
  • Crit Rate: 25%
  • Range: 1


Nautilus’s traits:

1. Bilgewater

Bilgerat attacks and Abilities mark enemies. The mark stores a percentage of damage dealt to the enemy by Bilgerats.

Marked enemies are struck by a cannonball after 2 seconds, dealing the stored damage plus a flat value as physical damage.

  • 3 90 + 30% damage dealt
  • 5 125 + 50% damage dealt
  • 7 300 + 65% damage dealt
  • 9 650 + 150% damage dealt; nearby enemies take 50% of cannonball damage

2. Juggernaut

Juggernaut champions take less damage as their Health decreases.

  • 2 15% to 25% damage reduction
  • 4 20% to 35% damage reduction
  • 6 30% to 45% damage reduction


Nautilus’s ability


Passive: Nautilus gains 30% bonus Armor and Magic Resistance from all sources.

Active: Summon a whirlpool that deals magic damage to enemies within two hexes, Stunning them and pulling them towards the center with a knock up.

  • Damage: 150/225/360%
  • Stun Duration: 1.5/1.5/2 sec


Carousel priority:

These are the components you would need to focus on since the very first circle in order as you will need them to build up the required items for the team in most of the comps you will find bellow:


Nautilus’s best items

1. Bramble Vest

Grants 30 Armor. Negates 50% bonus damage from incoming critical strikes. On being hit by an attack, deal 75/100/150★ magic damage to all nearby enemies (once every 2.5 seconds). (Direct damage item)

2. Gargoyle Stoneplate

Start with 30 Armor & Magic Restistance. Gain +13 Armor and +13 Magic Resist for each enemy targeting the holder.

3. Sunfire Cape

Unique: Grant 250 bonus Health. Every 2 seconds, an enemy within 2 hexes is burned for 10% of their maximum Health as true damage over 10 seconds and reducing healing by 30% for the duration.


Best comps for Nautilus



  • 4 Vanquisher
  • 4 Juggernaut
  • 1 Reaver King
  • 3 Ionia
  • 3 Bilgewater

This comp revolves around the vanquisher and Bilgewater traits, which both aim to deal tons of damage.

The comp has Nilah and Xayah as main carries as Bilgewater and Ionia members, while having the Vanquisher trait in common.

Best team for this comp:

1. Nilah is the first main damage dealer as a Vanquisher and Bilgewater member.

2. Nautilus will be your tank on the frontlines, sharing the Juggernaut and Bilgewater traits.

3. Gangplank is your 3rd Bilgewater member while dealing a lot of damage.

4. Xayah is the second main damage dealer as an Ionia and Vanquisher member.

5. Sett will be your Ionian tank as a Juggernaut in the front rows.

6. Jhin will be sharing both the Ionian and Vanquisher traits.

7. Nasus is your 3rd Juggernaut.

8. Darius is your 4th Juggernaut and 4th Vanquisher, which makes him a great pick for this team.



  • 5 Bilgewater
  • 2 Bastion
  • 2 Gunner
  • 2 Ixtal

This comp revolves around Bilgewater as your main trait and other traits that support it as secondary traits.

This is a default reroll to level 8, with a strong economy trying to get everyone to a high level.

Best team for this comp:

1. Nilah is the main high-tier damage dealer, as she shares the Bilgewater trait.

2. Miss Fortune is the second damage dealer in early and midgames as a Bilgewater member.

3. Neeko will be sharing the Bilgewater trait along with the Bastion trait to make her a good tank; she also shares the Ixtal trait with Qiyana.

4. Nautilus will be a great tank in the front rows; he also shares the Bilgewater trait.

5. Graves is a must, as he shares the Gunner trait with Jinx, the Rogue with Qiyana, and the Bilgewater with the rest.

6. Qiyana shares the Rogue trait with Graves and the Ixtal trait with Neeko.

7. Illaoi is the 2nd Bastion in this team while sharing the Bilgewater trait.

8. Jinx will be dealing some good damage from the backrows while sharing the Gunner trait with Graves.



  • 7 Bilgewater
  • 1 Reaver King
  • 2 Gunner
  • 2 Juggernaut
  • 2 Vanquisher

This comp revolves around Bilgewater alone as a huge damage dealer.

You have both damage dealers for early, mid, and late games.

Best team for this comp:

1. Nilah is the main damage dealer, sharing the Vanquisher and Bilgewater traits.

2. Nautilus is a great pick, as he shares the Bilgewater and Juggernaut traits.

3. Nasus will be adding to both the Juggernaut and Bilgewater traits.

4. Miss Fortune will be your early damage dealer, sharing the Bilgewater triat.

5. Graves will be sharing the Bilgewater triat and Gunner trait with Gangplank.

6. Gangplank is the tier 5 Bilgewater member while sharing the Gunner trait.

7. Twisted Fate will be adding to the Bilgewater trait.

8. Illaoi is a good tank on the frontlines, sharing the Bilgewater trait.

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