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League of Legends Build Guide Author HeAt

Nidalee - Crouching Cougar Hidden Dragon

HeAt Last updated on April 13, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 21


Chapter 1


Nidalee: The Bestial Huntress



Hey everyone and welcome to my Nidalee build! I would like to give credit to Ernil as he did have a big effect on the items I ended up picking.

Some Pros and Cons

Pros:


- Great Support/Pusher
- Great Laning Phase/Solo
- Heavy Damage Midgame
- Fun Hero To Play
- Great Counter to many DPS/Caster Heroes, as well as global wards.

Cons:


- Very difficult to place on a team
- Low Late Game Damage Output


CORE BUILD:



Variation 1:




Variation 2:




Variation 1 is the more rounded, solid late game nidalee. You have a bonus amount of health while dealing adequate damage because of the triforce proc. The Aegis, for those who are wondering, makes you a semitank in the earlier stages of mid game, which is key to have while in cougar. 1, it adds to your damage and GREATLY helps team fights early, 2 you are boosting your health and resistances taking ALOT less damage. Also, you get some lifesteal/spell vamp as well as some very good damage and an active slow (which rapes if used while chasing with cougar) from the Gunblade. I would recommend you run variation 1.

Variation 2: The full AP version of Nidalee, takes away from her survivability but she heals, hits, and kills alot harder. She is a bit squishy against AoE teams and i would NOT go this build against them, or any CC team, but if they have too many squishies, its fun times :)

Summoner Spells


: Ghost is a great skill for nidalee to help her catch up to shoot that last javalin, gain position advantage, catch up in cougar and beat her enemy to a pulp, or even get out of a fight if needed.
: Flash is a great tool to fix positioning, chase, get a spear off, or get away. It can be used in so many scenarios and occasions. I think flash/ghost are both necessary on EVERY carry.

Some Tips:
- Stay in lane by being offensive and healing yourself, then using your attack speed buff from your heal to push.
- Take advantage of your speed to get a position behind the fight, come in after the initiation and take out their carries
- Never target the tank, you won't be hitting hard enough to even scratch a good tank, but if you get those with little-no magic resist, they are toast.
- Skill order in cougar > W>E>Q>R>E.. so Pounce, Swipe, Hit With Sheen/Triforce/Lich proc WITH q skill, Pop to standup, Heal. If you dont need health stay in cougar but if you do, back up, heal, then go in again.


That is all
- HeAt