Nidalee Build Guide by Thoukka
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Threats to Nidalee with this build
|Singed||Start dorans blade with AD runes and just auto him out of lane. Rush Blade of the Ruined King with some magic resist in chalice or negatron if you need it. Try not to let him flip you and kite with attack move. Don't go all in while Singed ulti is active. Try to not pass his poison.|
Hello, my name is Thoukka, I am currently on the EU WEST Server and
play alot of Nidalee Toplane with AD. After the release of Vi I started playing LoL. I started playing AD- Nidalee after I played some testing rounds with new meta champions and AD- Nidalee was so strong that I had to play her in ranked. I have a 70% Win Ratio with her in ranked:
For all who want to see my Summoner Profile:
AD = Attack Damage
AP = Ability Power
MR = Magic Resistance
sMR = Scaling Magic Resistance
AR = Armor
sAR = Scaling Armor
AoE = Area of Effect
CC = Crowd Control
OP = Overpowered
AS = Attack Speed
CDR = Cooldown Reduction
Greater Mark of Attack Damage
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
I run 9 Greater Mark of Attack Damage for good early poke. I don't really need attack speed in early game, because I want to poke not to fight and when I poke with Nidalee I just do one hit and go back to farm. There is almost no way I have the chance to do another hit, except the enemie is short ranged and you can poke him while he farms, but in all I want to put damage in my poke and not that i can poke with more shots. So I'll go AD-Marks.
Always when laning you will be using Greater Seal of Armor since it is essential for you to take less damage from the enemie. This may not be much but it is definately noticable in-game.
You need Cooldown Redcution when playing Nidalee and with the 5% Cooldown Reduction in my masteries (below this chapter) you will start with 10% Cooldown Reduction later in the game you get more Cooldown Reduction from your Items. You always want to get Cooldown Reduction with Nidalee to heal you more often and jump faster away, when getting ganked.
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist allow you to take less damage when roaming mid (most of the time the midlaner is ap). It also helps later on in the game when teamfighting.
I want to do maximum damage to my enemies in early game. Thats why I also go AD-Quintessences with Nidalee. The damage will become insane.
I'm running 21/9/0 masteries on Nidalee for Executioner , Dangerous Game , 5% CDR Sorcery and high damage output. I put 9 points in defense to get a little bit tanky aswell.
Splitpushing with 21/9/0 is very viable. It is truely very nice for 1v1 fights, too.
Pros / Cons
+ 6 abilities to cast
+ High mobility of Pounce
+ Strong early game
+ Easy to escape, when getting ganked
+ Strong Splitpusher. You can overextend witout any problems.
+ Funny to juke with
- Mana problems in early game
- No CC-Spells
- Pretty weak in teamfights
- It's hard to get back into the game when you fall behind
- No ultimate skill
AD-Nidalee is a Splipush Champion. Your spears doesn't do damage to get poke in teamfights. Also you have no be very tanky to engage in your tiger form and get some damage down. So you are going to splitpush. It's one of the strongest Splitpush Champions I know (right behind Jax ofc.). Your Primal Surge gives you AS and Takedown bonus AD damage. When you get on top of that Trinity Force you are able to rush down turrets fast as ****.
Thank you for reading my guide. I hope it helped the few who wanted to get started with
AD-Nidalee Toplane and now are enjoying my play style. If you can leave a comment and rate it. I want to say this is my second guide and I may have still few things to learn and it took me about 6-7 hours to make it. If you have any suggestions please dont hesitate to leave it in a comment section. A rate of my Guide would be awesome aswell!