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Nidalee Build Guide by Yotzuo

Top AD Bruiser Nidalee Top (How to be a Chad Nidalee Player)

Top AD Bruiser Nidalee Top (How to be a Chad Nidalee Player)

Updated on October 12, 2019
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Runes: The Klepto Rune Page (Look at the other runepage)

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Magical Footwear
Minion Dematerializer
Cosmic Insight

Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


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why not you can split and its good in bad matchups
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport


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Champion Build Guide

AD Bruiser Nidalee Top (How to be a Chad Nidalee Player)

By Yotzuo
I am Yozuo, and I like to theorycraft builds and make them work. This is my first ever guide featuring the reason why I love league, Nidalee Top. This is the first off meta playstyle that I perfected.
Laning Phase
Your laning phase depends all upon the champion you're fighting. The things you need to know are: you want to learn how to place traps at the start, abuse bushes to poke them down, learning how to animation cancel and doing combos, auto spacing/abusing your range, and abuse wave to make it easier for you to win. All these things will help win lane. What you usually want to do is play safe until 3 or 6 when you can go in on them and kill them easily without any problems. You proc and abuse bushes because they give you movement speed so you can poke and deaggro minions quicker.

Grasp Playstyle: Basically the same as klepto except you want to use ranged auto with grasp and switch to melee

Tip: with klepto/grasp ranged auto > switch to melee and pounce away. It will count as a klepto proc and you'd be safe because you pounced away. But you have to do it quick enough.
Mid Game
Get the first tower, and then you roam and secure objectives. Help your team and tank for them while also dealing dps.
Late Game/General Gameplay
This build is mostly focused on being useful in team fights, but still, you'll come to see that your late game is where you feel most useless. In team fights(especially late game), do not act as a tank and engage first. Try to kill their backline and zone them off or you can peel for your carry, it's important to take those bullets for them because the team damage output will be much greater. Do not use your tp to engage fights, only to split or follow your opponents tp. tell your team to go 4-1 when your tp is up.
Ah yes... Combos. In lane and outside of lane combos are important.
Disengage: E>Q>W AWAY
Engage (Full Combo): Human Q > Optional: Trap in front of them > Cancel Q animation with E > auto them > Cougar > W > E > Q > W away if you wont be able to kill them or W in for the kill. (Tip: if you know they may dash or at the slightest chance, get away, then Q > E)
Engage (Quick) : Human Q > pounce > E > Q > W away
You can auto jump by using pounce right when Human Q is about to hit.
Tip: if they are abusing the wave to dodge you spears surprise them with a pounce onto them > transform > human Q. Also, an added-in auto can help increase your combo damage since you can animation cancel it.
Awesome guide for nidalee combos and animation cancels.
DO NOT GO NIDALEE TOP IF YOUR TEAM HAS NO CC. I cannot stress that fact enough because you will probably always lose. And I'm talking CC that can actually peel your ADC.
Also if you want to increase your chances of winning, ask your jungler/support to pick another frontliner
Thank you
Thanks for reading my guide and I hope it was helpful. I will probably add more later on. Remember that this build/style does need getting used to, and it is definitely not the most viable. Try it out, but not in a ranked game. It's fun! Feedback appreciated :)
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