Exactly 4 years ago, on 14th Febuary 2012 our beloved Titan of the Depths, joined the League.
So I thought to myself... why not take this oppurtinity to make an allround thread about him?
I'd just want you guys to share whatever comes to your mind when thinking about Nautilus, be it gameplay, art, lore, or something completely different!
A bit rusty, but still on the good side, and tbh, I don't think I'd want someone to use an anchor as weapom against me (especially noone withred eyes). :c
There is a (more or less) different chinese splash, he doesn't look as rusty there, guesshe loived somewhere close to Asia so it took him more time to swin to us.
With this blue-yellow color sheme he almost looks like a military unit of some country. But I came to wonder... this tubes on his back, they sure serve some kind of funtion, whatn if someone were to cut them in a fight?
And for the chinese splash... looks scary. :c
You'd think a diver doesn't have any business in a mine-looking place, but welp, there he is. It almost looks like he hasteeth around his eyes!
Moving on the the chinese version, a bit more of posing.
When looking closer, some might notice a person on one of the rocks in the back, and it resembles 'Black Rock Shooter' qutie a bit.
AstroNautilus actually seems to be an community requested skin, [(the thread from back then)](http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=1898418&page=1#post21831200).
This skin shares it's theme with Teemo, who can even be seen floating in the background!
Now we've gone from rusty, to less rusty, to shiny.
Nautilus shares the 'Warden' theme with Jax, Karma and Sivir.
Looking for some videos/songs, I found one which actually discribes how he works ingame really well:
And, for those who remember, Nautilus was in the 'New Dawn' animation, and... he seemed a tad op there tbh, but well 'anchor weapon'. (skip to 3:20 for the diver part)
Gameplaywise, as mentionabove, he's 'The King of CC'.
Nautilus hasn't really been played much since I started in Season 2, he always was there as jungler, but not much more common as he is of right now.
However, last year, we saw him quite a bit!... as support. (and eventually toplane) Nautilus just brings so much CC and tankiness to his team, that it is good to just have him.
When played as Support, you usually go for a kill lane, alone due to the fact of him having 2! hard CCs at level 1! (Hook and Root), and quite some good dmg behind it (mainly his Shield), oh yeah, and some poke, and some mroe Hard CC at level 6. Don't forget that he's quite tanky!
Later on he has an awesome engage, and a quite decent disengage or peel againstsingle targets with his ult.
In jungle, Nautilus, due to above resons, likes to gank.
Lategame he just scales into a tank, again engaging and either peeling for allies, throwing CC all around in the enemy team.
Toplane I'd imagen he just wants to scale up, while he has some trade potential with his Shield, I don't think Nautilous has much killpressure in most matchups. (yet he won't die in most either)
Lategame, again, engage, peel, disrupt, tank.
(Still with the IoW cannon, so I guess we can expect it to be reworked sooner or later)
Nautilus, as normal human at that time, was a sailor sent out by the Institute or War to explore the Guardians Sea.
At some point, the explorers found a section of the see which was not water, but black, oozing liquid. As their job was to observe anything new, noone of the crew dared to dive down there, noone but nautilus.
After putting on his diver suit and decending to the liquids survace, it grabbed him and started pulling him down. The ship started rocking as Nautilus clung onto it, but as the other sailors got scared, they wrenched his grib free of the ship, letting him decent down into the liquid until his sight went black.
When Nautilus awoke, the Diver Suit seemed to have become part of him. Most of his memories were fuzzy, but he knew one thing: he had been left alone by the other explorers.
Too heavy to swin or run, he wandered around aimlessly in the search for some clues. As he at some point arrive in Bilgewater, there were no trances left of who he was before. Some scared Sailor that heard of his tale diracted him to the Institute of War. After the IoW wouldn't give him any names about the other sailors he was with, and nautilus heard of the League of Legends, he joined in hope to find the ones who abandoned him.
For his most know quote...
#"Sometimes I think this anchor just weighs me down."
\*drops anchor and swins up into the air\*
And, as always, some trivia at the end!
Nautilus was designed by Kuo-Yen 'Xypherous' Lo.
His initial concept was "Ivan, the Mad Bomber" and was a Human explosive expert. (They've gone quite some way there. :o)
Some of this concepts were used for Ziggs. (Who was release only 13 days before Nautilus)
In Greek, the term "Nautilus" means "Sailor."
A Nautilus also is a marine species of the cephalopod, Nautilidae family, and is related to squid species.
Aditionally 'Nautilus' often is a name used for Submarines, like the [USS Nautilus](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Nautilus_%28SSN-571%29) (worlds first operational nuclear-powered submarine.), or the Submarine in the novel [Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty_Thousand_Leagues_Under_the_Sea).
Nautilus' dance reference is clearly seen as the *Peeparoonie Dance.* ([Side by side](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tojiQp-a4UY))
Nautilus has one of the longest attack animations of any champion. This can lead to odd and unexpected hits, as the enemy finds themselves stunned or damaged, even though they are visually beyond his range. It is sometimes unclear at what point in the animation an attack is considered to have hit.
When being idle, nautlus sometimes strickes the 'Captain-Morgan Pose'
Now it's time you all share your thoughts on him! :D
We all love you Nautilus,
stay an awesome... Diver suit?