Hey guys, this is my first guide, and english isnt my mother tongue, so please be patient.
Nidalee is useful in every team. She can solo mid or lane with a partner. She has Map controle, Heal, HARD hitting harassment, can escape realy quickly, especially with Ghost and Flash.
Open realy fast and can even do a lot of dmg late game if played right.
Team up with a partner who has a snare or stun, best would be a ranged snare/stun, is amazing,
go Skype/Teamspeak with him/her and let him/her tell you when he/she fires it... position your self before and try to aim for a 100% hitting long range Javelin. Early game will become ridiculous easy.
If you solo, try only to shoot your javelin if your quite sure it will hit, dont waste your mana, save it for heals. Bushwhack makes soloing more easy. Place it in brushes for safety, and maybe place them in your jungle, to able to controle it whithout beeing in.
i choose 0/9/21
The 9 points in the defense tree are very useful, 2% dodge+ runspeed if you dodge.
From lvl 6 on, with Ninja Tabi + Runes + Masteries, you will have 23% dodge, in cat 33%.
That means you dodge every third hit ( theoretically ) and gain 10% movement speed from Nimbleness.
The 21 utility points boost both ghost and flash, and, in my opinion, are overall better then the 21/9/0 masterie build. Way better!
Ghost and Flash are both, defensive and offensive useable, thats why i like to take them.
You can use nearly all of the summone spell, you should follow your personal experience, mine is Ghost and Flash.
combination of ghost / passive / masteries / cougar / boots / pounce makes you SUPER fast, Flash teleport through walls for a clean escape without using ghost, or to start of a fight and be able to use the Flash - Pounce combo to travle huge distances for opening.
Start off with Dorans Ring, and if you want to a Health potion.
next item depens on situation, if your harass works good, and your not losing to much hp, buy Sheen, huge boost for Javelin Toss and other skills.
if not, buy Ninja Tabi, this will help you stay longer, not only because dodge ( only works against physical damage ), but the movement speed will help too.
After that, rush for Guinsoos Rageblade, it helps alot.
next items are
Rod of Ages
Deathcap + Lich Bane will make you a problem, a huge one.
The Rod and guardian complete it.
Always have a look on the enemy team, if theres NO physical Damagedealer, or maybe only 1, Ninja Tabi will get less useful then
Boots of Swiftness or
Early / Mid / Late game
If you solo, try to harass as much as you can without taking damage, last hitting mobs is essential.
If you lain with a partner, try to play offensive vs ranged and... kind of careful against melees.
From lvl 6 on you can controle the game, start off with Javelin Toss harass and and finish with cougar, use brush for another advantage ( your passive ! ).
If your Javelin hits, and you think your damage is high enough to finish it, just switch to cougar, flash ( if needed ) and pounce, then swipe and last Takedown.
Now you should shine, offensive playstyle, and dont forget to use your Bushwhack to rape tanks! it reduces their armor by 20% ( Rank 1 ) up to 40% ( Rank 5 ).
Maybe a hard time for you, especially if you failed early game, but if you have all items to lichbane, youll rape everything.