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Nidalee Build Guide by AceZack

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League of Legends Build Guide Author AceZack

Optional Nid

AceZack Last updated on December 1, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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





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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
3/
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Mastermind
 

Utility: 21


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Introduction

Hello, this is my way of playing Nidalee.
Every build I see for Nid has Lich Bane, that thing with running into the enemy with Lich Bane procs isn't really my style. Instead I choose to support with spamming traps and heal while dealing damage with my spears and and jumping in as a cat (Yes, a cat. Not a cougar but a cat).
This build is for the little bit more experienced Nidalee players that can hit most of your spears. If you aren't that experienced my tip is to learn your spear. How fast it is, the max range and to predict the enemy's movement in brushes and alike.
And to not get any TL;DR responses I'll try to keep this short.
And btw, this is my first guild here so, yeah.

That being said, allow me to begin.


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Pros / Cons

The thing about Nidalee is that she's so versatile and fun! She has massive single target damage with her spear, awesome multitarget damage with Pounce + Swipe combo, map control with traps, and good survivability with heals. The bad thing about her is that she's a bit fragile before level 6 but after that she can easily escape with Pounce. But be aware about ganks anyway. Her spear is a good brush check: you hear a distinct sound when it hits something, so use the ingame sound to your advantage.

I haven't figured out everything that's bad about her so have fun!


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Runes

Pretty standard. Damage, armor, magic res and more damage. Feel free to tinker around how you would like it to be.


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Masteries

The 9/0/21 is how I like it, support and damage. Same here, feel free to tinker around.


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Items

My build is just a guideline for those who (like me) doesn't like Lich Bane that very much.
If you don't like the build or have any problems with it, write a comment and I'll see what I can do.


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Skill Sequence

This is how I level her most of the time, if I'm facing more harass I max heal first. Leveling trap first can be fun considering I once got a first blood with a trap. (Planted it next to their tower and he had very low HP and walked straight into it!) Tinker around here as well when you're ingame.


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Summoner Spells

Flash is good for much. Having a shorter ranged Flash with 2-4 sec CD (Pounce) + Flash enables you to escape most of the ganks.
The second one is optional(The first one is too but I prefer Flash):
Ignite is nice for the healing reduce and damage.
Clairvoyance is a good choice as well. But with the traps you're spamming everywhere (hopefully) you have a good map control.
I used Clarity before because I had mana problems, a friend of mine fixed that with telling me to use Archangel's Staff instead of Rod of Ages so mana wasn't a problem after that.

I am not going go about the other ones because I don't see them viable in any way the way I play her.


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Summary

So I don't really have anything to say to sum it up so I'll just wish you good luck.


EDIT(01/12/11): I don't know **** about making guides so if you think it's plain, give me some tips on how I can improve it. If you think something's wrong, post a comment and I'll see what I can do.