Nidalee Build Guide by desape
This build has been archived and is for historical display only.
PLEASE NOTE: This build has been archived by the author. They are no longer supporting nor updating this build and it may have become outdated. As such, voting and commenting have been disabled and it no longer appears in regular search results.
We recommend you take a look at this author's other builds.
Not Updated For Current Season
This guide has not yet been updated for the current season. Please keep this in mind while reading. You can see the most recently updated guides on the browse guides page.
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.
She is one of the most versatile champions you will ever get to see in the game. She can be Hybrid an Ad carry an Ap carry and yes i have seen tanks in her though they aren't efficient evidently. Banal as it is you will definitely see nidalee Ap everywhere because we all love long ranged skill shots that hurts.
Well this guide is how i best represent An Ap carry / Semi support Nidalee. The guide above is just my ideal items, mastery and runes but it is not compulsory and it is not an absolute solution to Ap carry nidalee. I hope this guide serves as a starting point for any who wants to play her and Remember as a nidalee Have fun skill - shooting.
Hero description and play style
Nidalee is very mobile in combat the undeniable mobility of Pounce is fairly comparable with Riven's Broken Wings. isn't it always the case when we survive a battle whimpering with low health and getting away killing a champion or two while doing that. The thrill when you score a Javelin Toss in max range of at least 500dmg nuke.
Play style is likely the same for almost all nidalee players but it is to be agreed that the items , mastery and runes determine how you play the champion. Well as i have said, Her diversity is what makes it so interesting. You can be an Ap carry and spear champions from fog or she could just heal you and make you(AD carry) a pain in the ***.
So her is a Scenario of how you engage with Nidalee. First in human form place Bushwhack, Shoot a Javelin Toss on a soft target preferably the Ad carry or Ap carry or Support or Champions with low health. Primal Surge any ally with low hp preferably the ad carry then proceed to change to cougar and Pounce -> Swipe -> Javelin Toss / Takedown
Pros and cons
high base amour and magic resist
God tier replay value.
No crowd control
Target of late game
No area of damage skills except Pounce and Swipe
Maybe mana dependent early.
Squishy in human form without Rod of Ages
Friends and foes
well technically any champion with good crowd control can be her ally evidently the technique is to let nidalee score her Javelin Toss
come to think of it nidalee being mobile as she crowd control is her ally and yet her foe. well any opposing champion that has stuns, slows would cripple her.
While writing this guide it reminded me of my first time using nidalee in 2010 back in season 1 she was much more tanky than she is now. i love nidalee and always will unless her skills change.