Nidalee General Guide by
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hello this is an indepth guide to nidalee and how i tend to play her, i have created this build around the way i play and how i have found her to be successful, ive played her for a while now and hope this guide helps you as much as this has helped me
i have chosen flat AP marks for more AP, i believe nida doesnt need magic pen that much because she has a really powerful Q.
next i have chosen flat armour seals for extra defense against those AD champs.
same again with the defensive approach but flat magic resist glyphs when against AP champs.
sticking with the flat AP Quints for extra AP instead of scaling.
gone with the standard AP masteries with a bit of utility for more mana regen while giving out 'tons of damage' nidalee with give out lot of damage in both forms and with her E she will have lots a sustain in every part of the game and give out alot of damage with her Q and other abilities in cougar form.
Here is abit more of an explaination of why i have chosen the items i have and why i think they are great with the type of style i tend to play nidalee
the reason i have chosen this is because i dont want nidalee to be squishy but i dont want to take away her damage output and i think this is ideal giving you AP and health. this also gives you magic pen aswell and add that on to the damage on your Q this item is just perfect. the passive on this item is great for draining the health on tanky champs or champs who build alot of health so you can be a force to be reckoned with in a team fight.
again going for more health and still alot of AP but this item goes hand in hand with Liandrys torment. L.T's passive does more damage if the target is slowed and the rylais passive slows target movement speed by using abilities.
this is great for nida for for the extra damage on the attack after using an abitily, think of a situation when you have just used your Q, the enemy is just in range to land a basic attack while they try to flee but you know you wont be able to do enough damage to kill them off with just a basic attack but with the lich your next basic attack does extra damage that you know will finish them off, great item.
Pros / Cons
great for dealing tons of damage
great at poking
has great sustain with her E
can spot ganks with her W
great escape capabilities
squishy early game
suffers when enemy is behind creeps for damage output
not so good for farming
needs alot of farm
well thats my build i hope you like it and it helps you in games, try this build for solo top and see how it goes too. nidalee takes alot of time to master with both forms but try to balance out both forms and you will get the best from her, she is amazing and i trust her in any role apart from jungle. i hope this works for you. gl & hf :)