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League of Legends Build Guide Author Emberdrake

Nidalee on killing spree

Emberdrake Last updated on October 13, 2013
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Catwalk!

Hello everyone!, I'm Emberdrake, I've been playing League of Legends for quite some time now, haven't really "made it out" of that "average" player base, but I can show you a thing or two about my beloved Champion Nidalee! RAWR. :)
My goal with this guide is to show you how YOU! can play Nidalee the other way around by taking the action in to your own hands and leading your team to VICTORY!
It's based on Survival, Lane Domination, Roaming early and SPLIT PUSHING to achieve a VICTORY!. so I hope some of you guys will actualy take your time to read trough it all, and find something new and / or usefull, so lets get going! (:


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TL;DR...

Item Sequence











Rod of Ages
2700

Mercury's Treads
1100

Enchantment: Alacrity
450

Iceborn Gauntlet
2700

Twin Shadows
2400

Rabadon's Deathcap
3800

Void Staff
2650


Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18



Runes

Greater Quintessence of Precision
2

Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed
1

Greater Mark of Precision
9

Greater Seal of Mana Regeneration
9

Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power
9


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(: Hybrid Runes are Hybrid :)

Runes

Greater Quintessence of Precision
2

Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed
1

Greater Mark of Precision
9

Greater Seal of Mana Regeneration
9

Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power
9
Quintessence/Marks

2x Hybrid Penetration Quintessences and x9 Hyrdid Penetration Marks - provides you with quite a Boost of early game DAMAGE output moreover it keeps you ready for an upcoming Mid game, which is your ideal time to SHINE and whoop some aa :). Giving yourself an early arrmor penetration will Increase your Auto Attack damage at the early game stages +getting your self a nice and shiny Doran's Blade will also improve your last hitting creeps and harrasing enemy champion by a surprisingly large amount of damage, and you still got that Magic Penetration For them Spear Throws ! :)

Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed.

1.5% Movement Speed Quintessence is a must, it so powerful that it gives you an advantage over everyone in the game as fast as instantaniously. Lets put it all like this, you can chase/run away faster, you can dodge skillshots with more ease, you can roam more effectively, and while your opponents are running to lane, you are already there, collecting your precious Exp and Gold, MS Rune gives your game more impact the longer game lasts, since u're usualy faster then everyone else.

Seals

MP/5 yeallows - is an ideal choice if u want to Spam your Abilities in a lane right away, since you need to control your lane in order to be succesful you should abuse your traps / spears and everything else you got on your kit to DOMINATE your OPPONENT , basicly it's a free {Blue Buff} , use it and abuse it! :)


Glyphs

AP/Per Level Blues - Gives you that Mid/Late game Spear POWER!, AP is never bad :P , (it only makes you stronger! know that song ? lol)


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Twin-Turbo-Hybrid (TTH 2.5) 170kw lol

Masteries
1/5
3/5
4/1
4/5
1/5
1/1
1/1
2/5
1/1
3/
4/
1/
1/5
3/1

Since we are already using Hybrid Runes, we should add even more Hybrid Power by adjusting our OFFENSIVE Masteries aswell, it's really just more early game power by adding more AD / Arp damage and after leaning towards AP / M Pen damage in Mid / Late game, and AD / AS should keep you Split Pushing like a BEAST She is, then use your (4-free) :D points into Utility it give you 15s of flash cooldown More flash, more AWESOMENESS! and even more Mana Regeneration so u won't feel Mana hungry on Nidalee again ! :D


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mm shiny..

Item Sequence











Rod of Ages
2700

Mercury's Treads
1100

Enchantment: Alacrity
450

Iceborn Gauntlet
2700

Twin Shadows
2400

Rabadon's Deathcap
3800

Void Staff
2650

Starting with Doran's Blade gives you a noticabledamage while in laning phase, i usualy end up taking up the F1R5T BL00D!, only by harassing my opponent with Auto Attacks for a few times to something like 40% hp then I go for a Ignite+flash+Auto Attack Combo :)

First time back, get your Boots of Speed and start working towards your Rod of Ages you should rush Catalyst the Protector before upgrading your Boots of Speed, becouse you want that sweet passive of Catalyst the Protector to Kick-in ASAP, get Ruby Crystal / Sapphire Crystal depending on the situation, if you're getting ganked or it is a tough lane get a Ruby Crystal , if you want more abilities get a Sapphire Crystal , with catalyst the protector you can manage in YOUR lane for extended periods of time , all you really need to do is farm,farm,farm,(omnomnom) and Harass your Opponent as much as you can to FORCE him out of lane , while giving yourself a level and gold advantage. :)

You should be able to complete your Rod of Ages by 12-17 minute mark, depending on how it goes for ya, but if u have enough cash you should definetly go back and get it, since it gets to its fullest potential over next 10 minutes, after finishing your RoA, go on and upgrade your Boots of Speed to a Mercury's Treads or Ninja Tabi or Sorcerer's Shoes depending on what you want, personaly i'd get Ninja Tabi ONLY vs CHAMPIONS LIKE - (Talon,Pantheon,Zed,Khazix). Sorc shoes only if i'm way ahead of the game,and planing to rush rabadons for a poke team. I advise to use allmighty Mercury's Treads since you're usualy matched vs AP Caster opponent, it gives u some nice flat MR to reduce the punishment you take from his magic damage dealing spells and ofcourse a Tanacity bonus whitch is kinda "OP" on Nid, becouse She'salready so so Mobile , IMO if you have a good map awarness and you already know what you are actualy doing Mercury's Treads+ 1,5% movment speed rune + abuse of brush should make you almost unstoppable from chasing/escaping fights :)

Next stop should be Iceborn Gauntlet for arrmor/mana/cdr and most importantly kitting potential, after you use any of your spells, your next attack slows all enemies in a circle and it deals damage, so it all means you can pretty much kitte some baddies to their death without taking a single hit yourself , and farm a full wave of creeps only by using your "E" in cougar form :)
anyway you should choose between Sheen and Glacial Shroud depending on how you're doing, and the stage of the game, if you want to solo push some turrets get a Sheen first, if you want to pwn some ppl in fights 1v1 or 1v2 you should go for a Glacial Shroud or simply if their ad is giving you to much trouble, whitch shouldn't happen cus you've roamed bottom and stopped his rampage 5 minutes ago :), but we'll talk about that later.

Twin Shadows why get this item ?, well IMO it is a really super strong item, and has many uses, first of all it boosts your movement speed by 6% , whitch is equal to 4 Movement speed quints that each cost 2050 IP it gives a decent amount of MR to make you more tanky, + 40 AP, and the best part is its active, it chases 2 closest enemy champions to you and slows them down by 40% matter what, even if you have no vision of them, so NO ONE EVER ESCAPES you , u simply can't lose track of them, u can even check bushes for enemies with it :)

Rabadon's Deathcap and Void Staff

Usualy my games end before i reach this stage of the game,becouse of OP split push powers nid posses, BUT if u would ever go this far, get them,get them,get them for a late game Spear poke , there is a possibility you could litteraly ONE-SHOT someone like ADC with no defensive items if you'd hit a spear from a MAX Range.

This Item build is allrounded for pretty much every matchup, u got tanacity for CC reduction, you have above average ressists (arrmor/mr), around 3k health, hard pushing/farming power,2x i items that proves CC in form of slowing and AOE slowing and your spears still do s**T loads of damage! :)


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Skill Sequence , was to lazy to copy all the info, so i wrote it my self.

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Human Form:

(W)Trap Lvl - 1, use it to ward brush, you can x3 trap to help your jungler blue/red or w/e
if an enemy steps on a trap he gets revealed on your mini map for all your team, a fixed amount of MAGIC damage (+0.40/per 1 AP) and gets his arrmor/magic resist reduced by a fixed amount.

(E) - Heal Lvl - 2/3 for lane sustain by healing your self and Auto attack harrasing (bonus attack speed when you heal your self) btw, you should always use it when killing baron/dragon/turrets or in a teamfight on a highest AD champ in your team, to boost his damage :)

(Q) - Spear Throw -Deals a fixes MAGIC damage +(0,65/per 1 AP) and deals bonus damage up to 250% depending on the distance you hit your target
why max after ? becouse first few levels you should be focusing on getting the CS, and harrasing with auto attack, since its much stronger if you build according to this guide.

Cougar Form:
(R)Cougar Form - Well since Nidalee is so powerfull, she can turn herself into a cougar anytime she wants since lvl 6! yay great. BUT THATS NOT IT ! you gain whole another skill set , BONUS 20 MOVEMENT SPEED ! and sadly u lose your attack range.

(Q)Takedown - Instant Auto attack, Dealing fixed AD damage + (100% of your AD) also dealing bonus damage up to 300% depending how low your enemy is, also scales with glacia shrouds proc.
If you would use it right after a basic auto attack u'd get a DOUBLE-HIT

(W)Pounce - A Leap dealing fixed amount of MAGIC damage (+0,4/per 1 AP) and moving towards your cursor location, just always remember to click it in to the direction you want to Pounce ;)

(E)Swipe - its an AOE Magic damage dealing spell(+0,6/per 1 AP) hitting everyone in front of Nidalee


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Laning

Early game - You simply want to CS as good as you can, try to get every creep,while not csing throw few auto attcks at your opponent, since you have tons of ARP and Dorans blade, your auto attacks will hurt most mid laners badly,if u'll get him low enough, run next to him use another AA,Ignite him and if he tries to escape,flash and finish him off, just don't over do it, only dive if ur enemy is 1 hit away, and has no flash/barrier available to use . by doing this you should be able to win almost every martchup, meaby full arrmor phanteon or smthn would stop u :), if you manage to pick FB then push ur lane all the way, once you hit lvl 6 start roaming :)

Mid game - You want to push ur own lane,kill the turret if not possible roam to top/bottom as much as yuo can and try to get some advantages there, also you can buy a pink ward and after bot or mid champ dies you can go for an easy dragon, besides that you just want to push ur lane , and go roaming, enemy blue/red buffs, try to take as much turrets as u can.

Late Game - try to split push top lane so someone would come to defend it , just don't forget to ward somewhere deep so you would see them coming, and then when they come rush to bottom lane , ask your team to group, and continue doing that the otherway around, if u managed to get them split, you will catch em off guard, then take baron or push all in :)


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