Nidalee Build Guide by Naketbadkar

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Naketbadkar

Dude, this Nidalee rapes you!

Naketbadkar Last updated on October 18, 2011
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Herp Team


Derp Team

Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 9

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Expanded Mind
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 21

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Now when Riot are stupid enough to buff a op champ to OP!! We don't need so much cooldown runes/items anymore.

The new edit they have done to Nidalee is:

Pounce: cooldown reduced to 3.5 from 4.
Aspect of the Cougar: bonus armor and magic resistance increased to 10/20/30 from 10/15/20.

Witch in my opinion is just awesome. Now we can pounce away even more!

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Derp team 1

Since the patch Nidalee is now more op then before!
I think riot got something that makes them wanna buff op champs like nidalee and trynda.
what happend to nidalee is:

Javelin Toss:
Mana cost reduced to 50/60/70/80/90 from 60/75/90/105/120.
Cooldown reduced to 6 from 7.

Therefore less ap in build but more magic pen, and more cd to make more spears fly.

Cooldown increased to 4 from 3.
It will now be affected by cooldown reduction.

Therefore cd runes in build to make more jumps, some people can get morello's to get the cd to 40% and that makes the cd on Pounce go down to 2.4sec witch is less then before the patch.

Primal Surge:
Mana cost increased to 60/80/100/120/140 from 65/70/75/80/85.
Base heal changed to 50/85/120/155/190 from 60/90/120/150/180.
Ability power ratio reduced to 0.7 from 1.25.

Heal got nerfed and that sux but at full build you can still heal ~400 hp

Swipe: ability power ratio increased to 0.4 from 0.2.

just win

Aspect of the Cougar now grants 10/15/20 armor and magic resistance instead of 10% dodge.

And that sux big time, with runes and ninja tabi on nida you got around 25-26% dodge but that is gone now :(

Read the stuff for herp team for fighting rotation.

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Derp team 2

So this is my 3rd build.

If you read the other chapter with derp team you see the changes on Nidalee from the patch. (that will make you understand this build better.

On this build there is more magic pen and more cool down reduction, so this is 100% spear kill and gtfo.

Scenario; playing sniper in the bush, loads of spears coming out and kicking serious butt.
but then BOOM their whole team is coming your way; "**** **** ****" but hey.
Jump to cougar form and Pounce the **** away from there, hit many bushes to get the passive and they will be standing in the bush where you were 5 seconds ago and looking, and you are in Spain chillin with a hot girl.

So make sure to train your skillshots to max and one hit Teemo.

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Herp Team 1

First of all I'm not sure about the skill order but
cougarfrom is prio 1
spear 2
heal 3
and trap is last but be sure to get it for scouting.

Rylai's crystal scepter works fine with the traps and all the other spells, more health in the start if it goes bad and the slow when you start kicking ***!
And yeah Abyssal is more if you get tanks with high magic resist in your face, take anything you like and fits the game, thats why all the random stuff is after Morello's,

This is my personal favorite champ Cause you can hunt allmost anything down and you can easy run away from anything!

If you don't get Morello's be sure to get the blue buff to be sure you can throw them evil spears!

And if you are more confident with yourself skip flash and ghost, take Ignite and Exhaust.
But still flash is awesome when you se someone run away, just activate takedown and flash to that b*tch and kill him!

And use the right order when you are in catform: W -> E -> Q (Jump in -> claw everyone -> takedown (takedown is based on their current HP = lower hp - more dmg))

Rate and comment :)

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Herp Team 2

Okay this is a pure nuke build.
Try to get mid so you can farm up to the items early (no farm no win).

Tear of the goddess in early and stack it up with Prowl (more mana for free)

Not much to say, if you have any experience with Nidalee you will understand how much OUCH this will do.

A bad thing is that you will be squishy so care.
If you want to do damage go around in bushes and throw the spears throug walls so they don't have time to see that you throw them.

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Skill Sequence

The spear is you killing thing. Use it a lot and MAKE SURE YOU MAX IT FIRST!!!

After that the heal is important, but the reason to not take spear -> heal -> spear -> heal -> spear -> cougar at lvl 1-6 is because you don't get Pounce in cougarform. And the pounce is like flash but with lower cool down.

The reason I concentrate so much on the spear is that I've made loads of dmg and seen people do loads of dmg with it. The best i got is 2.1k dmg with it, and that is onehit on soraka, sona, ashe, teemo etc.

And allways make sure that you get the % extra on the spear. the more far away you are the more you do. ****ING UP TO 250%!!!