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Nidalee Build Guide by prideandjoy

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League of Legends Build Guide Author prideandjoy

Midalee>Junglee A Nidalee mid guide(s) (under constructio

prideandjoy Last updated on November 27, 2016
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Team 1

Ability Sequence

1
5
7
8
9
Ability Key Q
3
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
2
4
10
12
13
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R

Masteries

Fury
 
 
5/
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vampirism
 
 
5/
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Offense: 12

5/
Wanderer
 
 
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Precision
 
 
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Defense: 18

Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Hello, My name is The King Of Kats(gold 2) and i am an AP assassin main. My top three champions are Katarina , Nidalee (mid) and Akali . Nidalee mid is my 2nd most played champion and i get a lot of **** about playing her mid. I dont think jungle Nidalee fulfills the role of Nidalee like Midalee does. Midalee is what i loved playing back before her rework and i still like playing it now.


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Abilities

Prowl RANGE: 1400

PROWL: Moving through brush grants Nidalee 10% bonus movement speed for 2 seconds, increased to 30% if she is moving toward a nearby visible enemy champion.
HUNT: Hitting monsters or enemy champions with Javelin Toss or Bushwhack marks them as Hunted for 4 seconds, causing them to be Si revealed for the duration. While moving toward Hunted targets, Nidalee gains Prowl's bonus movement speed and becomes Ghost ghosted. Additionally, Nidalee's first use of Takedown and Pounce against Hunted targets are empowered.

Javelin Toss RANGE: 1500 SPEED: 1300 COST: 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 MANA COOLDOWN: 6
Javelin Toss
ACTIVE: Nidalee hurls a javelin forward in a line, dealing magic damage to the first enemy it hits, which after traveling a minimum distance is increased by 1% per 3.875 units traveled, capping at 200% bonus damage.
「 MINIMUM MAGIC DAMAGE: 70 / 85 / 100 / 115 / 130 (+ 40% AP) 」
Takedown RANGE: 75 / 200 COOLDOWN: 6
Takedown
ACTIVE: Nidalee's next basic attack gains bonus range and is modified to deal magic damage, increased by 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75% for every 1% of target's missing health, for a maximum 100 / 125 / 150 / 175% bonus damage.
TAKEDOWN SCALES WITH ASPECT OF THE COUGAR'S RANK
MINIMUM MAGIC DAMAGE: 5 / 30 / 55 / 80 (+ 75% AD) (+ 40% AP) 」
HUNT BONUS: Takedown deals 40% increased damage to Hunted targets.
PROWL-ENHANCED MINIMUM DAMAGE: 7 / 42 / 77 / 136 (+ 105% AD) (+ 56% AP)
Takedown resets Nidalee's autoattack timer.


-Bushwhack RANGE: 900 MANA COST: 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 COOLDOWN: 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 / 9
Bushwhack
ACTIVE: Nidalee lays a trap at the target location, arming after a brief delay and lasting for up to 2 minutes. The next enemy who springs the trap takes magic damage over 4 seconds and is revealed for the duration.
MAGIC DAMAGE PER SECOND: 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 (+ 5% AP)
RANGE: 375 / 750 / COOLDOWN: 6
Pounce
ACTIVE: Nidalee dashes a fixed distance in the direction of the cursor, dealing magic damage to enemies around her landing point.
POUNCE SCALES WITH Aspect of the ASPECT OF THE COUGAR'S RANK
HUNT BONUS: Pounce can be used to target nearby Hunted targets and gains increased range against them.
MAGIC DAMAGE: 60 / 110 / 160 / 210 (+ 30% AP)
Killing a unit or dashing to a Hunted target reduces Pounce's base cooldown by an amount if currently at a higher one.
COOLDOWN REFUND: 40 / 50 / 60 / 70%


Primal Surge RANGE: 600 COST: 60 / 75 / 90 / 105 / 120 MANA COOLDOWN: 12

ACTIVE: Nidalee evokes the spirit of the cougar, healing the target allied champion or herself, increased by 1% for every 1% of the target's missing health, and granting them bonus attack speed for 7 seconds.
MINIMUM HEAL: 25 / 45 / 65 / 85 / 105 (+ 27.5% AP) 」
ATTACK SPEED: 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60%
Swipe RANGE: 300 / 180º COOLDOWN: 6

ACTIVE: Nidalee claws at enemies in an arc in the direction of the cursor, dealing magic damage to all enemies hit.
SWIPE SCALES WITH ASPECT OF THE COUGAR'S RANK
MAGIC DAMAGE: 70 / 130 / 190 / 250 (+ 45% AP)

Aspect of the Cougar RANGE: 125 COOLDOWN: 3

ACTIVE: Nidalee transforms herself into a cougar, gaining melee attacks as well as new abilities.
COUGAR FORM'S ABILITIES RANK UP WHEN ASPECT OF THE COUGAR DOES
Triggering Hunt resets Aspect of the Cougar's cooldown if Nidalee is in human form.
Aspect of the Cougar 2
ACTIVE: Nidalee transforms herself back into a human.
Nidalee begins with one rank in Aspect of the Cougar and can increase it at levels 6, 11, and 16.


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Summoner Spells

This is a MUST HAVE for getting away from a rough situation or just flashing to get into the right position.

This is for the spear build for Midalee. It is a nice defensive spell for Midalee since you wont be going up to people to ignite as much as you would with the claw build.

This is also a good option for Midalee (spear build) if you rather regain health and movement speed with the cost of a longer CD than barrier and Ignite countering the heal

Now i dont really ever use this unless i am going top, however it can be viable for both builds if you feel like you need to split push or have a stronger map presence

I use this when i go Midalee with the claw build because sometimes (Mostly in the early game) the q r w e q combo doesn't exactly do the trick, so i finish it off with a BM ignite at the end.


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Claw or spear (build)


The two builds i have made are for your individual playstyle. The spear build is if you enjoy playing poke Nidalee and like your spears to CHUNK and be what you play around. The Claw build is directed towards people who like to go in like a fighter with the cougar form and melee damage with lich bane and such. I personally play the spear build more but i started playing Midalee with the claw build.


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Combos

BASIC COMBOS FOR NIDALEE



BASIC KILLING COMBO
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QUICK HARASS COMBO
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"KILL SECURING COMBO"


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What does Midalee exactly do?

(mid) Is a poker, she gets foes low or on there feet with her spears before her or her team decides to go in. (mid) Sustains in lane and pushes very well, while at the same time, roaming frequently and applying pressure.


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Why is Midalee better than Junglee?

Well.... its not... HOWEVER It is better with overall team fighting and assisting your team in the mid and late game. Jungle Nidalee helps more overall in the carrying aspect while Midalee is better in the assisting and helping other people carry while you are also dealing lots of damage.


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PROS AND CONS


PROS
+ Good sustain in lane
+ Extremely well poke and keeps foes on their toes
+ Roaming is excellent
+ Oppressive in lane
+ Early engages are surprisingly good
+ People will underestimate you



CONS
- Cannot solo carry
- Hard to master
- Skill shot reliant
- Squishy
- Riot LOVES to nerf her
- Toxicity from your team


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When should you NOT go Midalee?

Instead of a description of each Mid champ. i will just tell you who not to play against. People like Fizz , Zed , Talon , and any other AD champion you may come across mid. Midalee struggles against people who have good 1v1ing power and AD damage. Her heal cannot keep her at a decent amount of health against someone who needs to just auto attack to do their damage.


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When SHOULD you play Midalee

You should and can play Midalee honestly against any mage EXCEPT CHO GATH god hes a pain in the ***. You can even play against AP assassins like LeBlanc , Katarina , Akali , Diana and any mage due to their somewhat immobility.


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Skill order (description)

If you have already seen the skill order ^^^ you may be wondering why i get her heal (primal surge) again at level 4, its because since her recent nerf to her heal it is not very good, at least in the early laning phase. After that then proceed to max q like any normal person would. then e then w.