Build Guide by SunshyneBlayze
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Now I've been playing Nid for a few weeks now and I started off slow, tried a million different builds, and stumbled upon this one. I was told before I bought Nid that it was impossible to tank with her. Well forgive me, but I don't think it's impossible to tank with any champ, but I digress. Try it and you'll be a believer, I promise.
[*] As far as Masteries go, I'm winging it at the moment and am only lvl 15 right now, but this seems to work for me.
[*] Skill ranking is accurate up until lvl 6, then I pretty much spread even among Javelin and Bushwhack and of course, Ulti.
[*] As far as items go, yes this is the exact order I get them in. Remember, we're tank building Nid, so I go with Sun Cape after my boots (and I've found Berserker's to be the best for her but you can probably exchange for preference) and then Randuin's Omen and then after that, you're pretty well stacked and can go up against most anyone for a good amount of time. But you're def going to want Dmg, so go with Infinity Edge, it's (in my opinion) the quickest, best Dmg item. After Infinity (if you get that far, you might now) I just throw on whatever seems fun, and I put Frozen Mallet on the list simply because it's amazing and you'd be a God (or Goddess rather) with all those items. Yes this list is expensive, but if you play your cards right, it's one of the best.
Disclaimer: Yes... I know I have no AP for Nid in this build. Yes, I realize she is great with AP, but this is NOT an AP build, clearly. I've done AP Nid. I don't like AP Nid. I like this Nid. If you don't, AP away then, by all means.
This build will stack armor, health, attack damage, crits, movement speed, etc. It covers everything I love in Nid, except AP. You can add it in if you can afford it, but I never can.
[*] Being more of a Champ buyer, I'm not much into Runes just yet, so those might come a bit later as I refine them for Nid. I'm open to suggestions of course.
[*] As for my Summoner Spells, I cannot stress enough how important Ghost is for Nid early-mid game. You will be running A LOT until you get her armor finished. But your patience will be duly rewarded. Clarity gets rid of the nagging need for Mana items that most builds swear by. Honestly after I get my Ulti, I don't spend much time human.
[*] As for game play, I would go into detail like most people, but honestly each game is different and it just takes personal experimentation. I like to solo in the beginning and for most of the game just because it levels her quicker and gets you more gold so that you can build her all the faster.
Hopefully this works out for some, if not all of you who take a glance. I swear by this build, but I know there are better out there. Advice, criticism, comments, etc are all welcome. Have fun :}