Build Guide by PsychO DwarF
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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.
The 2 builds above are for either early game harrasing (left) or survivability (right)
I will update this build soon, just haven't had enough time to write everything yet.
The first build is my own personal favorite, it allows you to harass your enemies really easy with your spear. However, constant harassing isn't always good, so if the enemies are too good to get harassed by the spears (or can counter it someway) the second build will be the best.
WHY YOU SHOULD PLAY NIDALEE
Nidalee is a really good dps/support champion with great heals and amazing hits with your javelin. With this build you will be able to maximize your damage output while in the cougar form aswell.
Really good at harrasing early/mid game
Insane damage with javelin
Traps that can spot ganks/invis
Good at taking out the enemy carries with 1 or 2 javelins
Superb farmer with cougar
Often targetted first
Can't really do anything against good tanks
Weaker end game
Weak (die easily)
LANING WITH NIDALEE
TRAPS, WHERE TO PUT THEM
BRUSH, HOW TO USE THEM
There are few dwellers, let alone champions, residing in the blasted and dangerous lands that lie south of the Great Barrier. Much of that world still bears the scars of past Rune Wars, especially the mysterious ***ungu Jungle. There are long-forgotten treasures in these strange places which many risk life and limb to acquire. The champion known as Nidalee was only a young girl travelling with her treasure-seeking parents when they lost their way in the dense, rainy jungles. The jungle was unforgiving, and she watched her parents suffer agonizing final days as they fell victim to a mysterious and vicious disease. As improbable as it was for a child to survive in the inhospitable jungle by herself, she did just that. Her youthful innocence and a fortunate naivete caused her to appeal to the beasts of that place and she was taken in by a family of cougars and raised as one of their own. She grew and somehow absorbed the raw magic of the dense wilds, evolving beyond both her human physiology and her feline affectation. On one pivotal day in her life, standing over the torn remnants of a Noxian squad of woodcutters, Nidalee chose to rejoin the so-called civilized world, to fight in the League of Legends so as to protect the vast woods from both Demacia and Noxus.
Nidalee was taught to fight by her feline family, battling viciously with tooth and nail. Something in her feline ways may draw you to her, but remember that she is no pussycat.
Damage 49(+3.5 / per level)
Health 370(+90 / per level)
Mana 220(+45 / per level)
Move Speed 310
Armor 11(+3.5 / per level)
Spell Block 30(+0.75 / per level)
Health Regen 1(+0.12 / per level)
Mana Regen 0.9(+0.06 / per level)
Javelin Toss / Takedown
In human form, Nidalee throws a spiked javelin at her target that gains damage as it flies. As a cougar, her next attack will attempt to fatally wound her target, dealing more damage the less life they have.
Human:Nidalee tosses her javelin, dealing 55/95/140/185/230 (+0.65) magic damage on impact (deals up to 250% damage the further away the target is).
Cougar:Nidalee's next attack deals additional damage based on how low her opponent's life is.
Bushwhack / Pounce
In human form, Nidalee lays a damaging trap for unwary opponents that, when sprung, reveals the target and reduces their armor and magic resistance for 12 seconds. As a cougar, she pounces forward, dealing a small amount of damage when she lands. Pounce is not affected by cooldown reduction.
Human:Nidalee lays a trap that deals 80/125/170/215/260 (+0.4) magic damage over 2 seconds, reveals the target, and reduces their armor and magic resistance by 20/25/30/35/40% for 12 seconds. Traps last for 4 minutes.
Cougar:Nidalee lunges forward, dealing damage to surrounding enemies. Pounce is not affected by cooldown reduction.
Primal Surge / Swipe
In human form, Nidalee channels the spirit of the cougar to heal her allies and imbide them with attack speed for a short duration. As a cougar, she rapidly claws enemies in front of her.
Human:Nidalee heals an ally champion for 60/90/120/150/180 (+1.25) and grants them a 20/30/40/50/60% attack speed for 7 seconds.
Cougar:Nidelee claws at enemies in front of her.
Aspect Of The Cougar
Nidalee transforms herself into a cougar, gaining new abilities and increased movement speed in the process.
Passive: Each additional rank increases the effectiveness of Nidalee's cougar abilities.
Nidalee transforms into a vicious cougar, gaining 20 movement speed, 10% dodge, and a new set of abilities.
Prowl(passive) - Moving through brush increases Nidalee's movement speed by 15% for 2 seconds.