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Nidalee Build Guide by Azzapp

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Azzapp

Dem spears HURT !

Azzapp Last updated on June 4, 2013
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 9


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WELCOME !

Hello , I'm Azzapp and I am diamond mid laner.I play on EU West and I main Nidalee.This is my guide how to build Nidalee,and if you need any indepth information and explanation just comment or pm me and I will try to respond to everyone.I will be happy to share my thoughts behind my guide.


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Runes

Well, these runes are good on any AP carry ,some of you may have a problem with armor seals but you need to be aware of constant meta changing and you never want yourself to be in a lane with Zed , Pantheon , Jayce or Kha'Zix with the starting amount of armor,that could lead you into losing so much cs or even getting killed.


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Items

I have spent so much time trying to find the best items for Nidalee and I think I have found them.I really want to share my knowledge with new members of league who are trying to master Nidalee .
First of all , you should always check how much gold do you have and how can you make the best of it.
Second : you need to carefully examine your enemies composition (example: If enemies have mostly attack damage based champions you should consider if it's worth buying ninja tabi boots or zhonya's hourglass)
Third : these items may seem too much offensive , but remember that Nidalee is never supposed to get into front line unless you know you can survive or "trade" yourself 1 for 2 or more( even then you need to think about if it would be worth dying , because sometimes just 1 well placed spear could change the course of the whole teamfight).


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Skill Sequence

There are only 2 skill sequence's for middle lane Nidalee.
One of them is going agressive in the begining by taking javelin toss lvl 1 and trying to establish your dominance on your lane , because Nidalee is really weak early game and 2-3 early spears could give you the edge on your opponent and make the way to mid-late game much easier when you will basicly scale out 90% of opponents.

Second skill sequence involves taking Bushwhack on lvl 1 and trying to secure your ground.This is usually good against early agressive junglers .This skill sequence is less risky than first one and it makes your path to mid-late a little bit safer


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Masteries

As you can see my masteries are pretty much standard except for few irregulations.
When you are taking your masteries you need to decide wheather you want to try to kill your opponent or you just want to get to late game and give your team a little bit of advantage by destroying your opponent's turret.
Here is how it works : If you are trying to kill your opponent you spend one point on spellsword.
But if you want to get your opponent's turret you can take destruction instead of spellsword .
Nidalee can basicly outsustain and outlast any mid laner by using my starting items and you just have to wait for your opponent to go back and deal masses of damage to his/hers turret.In about 10-15 minutes you can single handedly destroy the turret which will allow you to roam more and help your team in matter of gold and assisting them in kills.


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Spells

This part is simple enough , you either take :
- barrier and flash ( defensive aproach used against bursty type of enemies )
- ignite and flash ( offensive aproach used if you want to be offensive or you feel rather safe against enemy team composition )


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Pros / Cons

PROS:
- amazing poke potential
- very high mobility
- ability to jump over some walls
- great sustain
- granting vision through traps
- unexpected burst damage after lvl 6


CONS:
- weak early game
- no farming abilities pre 6
- relatively squishy


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Summary

To summarise :
Nidalee is a great champion which is usefull in pretty much every composition.
But you must be really carefull with her playstyle , you need to keep perfect positioning throughout the whole game , from early farming phase to late game team fighting .
You must remember that you are the most usefull in the back healing your teammates and landing awesome spears onto enemy carries , only in ceirtain cases(when enemies don't have much cc nor burst) you can go in and deal damage because if enemies don't have cc nor burst you can easily escape 3 seconds after going in and sustaining yourself outside of the teamfight.
Try not to get caught because you won't be able to survive much time on your own and never give up , late game Nidalee can turn any game into your favor just by landing some spear .