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AP Mid Nidalee In-Depth Guide Season 4 [Weekly Updates]
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Who is this guy and why should I listen to him?
I've always liked nidalee but lately ive been playing her more and more to the point where I ONLY play nidalee if shes available. Why do I play her? Her kit is insane and shes practically the lee sin of ap champs.
Oh and BTW Im pretty bad at making guides so...
OH and Ive only worked on this guide for like 40ish minutes so its still not finished/IN DEPTH but it'll get there
Oh and that loss (4/5/11) was me trying an AD Nidalee Jungle so disregard that, or think of it as another ranked win!
The first set consists of standard AP Carry Runes. For Reds I bring Greater Mark of Magic Penetration. For Yellows I go Greater Seal of Armor. For Blues I go Greater Glyph of Magic Resist. Lastly for Quints I run Greater Quintessence of Ability Power. You would generally use these vs a balanced enemy team and an enemy AP Mid.
This one is special, it's for when you're up against an AD mid and it also helps if their jungle doesn't have alot of magic damage. I run Greater Mark of Magic Penetration, Greater Seal of Armor, Greater Glyph of Ability Power and Greater Quintessence of Ability Power. I do this for the fact im not afraid of the amount of magic damage they throw at me so i'll bring more AP to the table.
Mid Game: At this point in the game you should be decently farmed and hopefully not losing mid. If you are losing mid, you'll be forced to stay there. If you are winning your lane or at least equal, THEN ITS TIME TO ROAM. Only roam at level 6 or higher with your Pounce in Aspect Of The Cougar form. Using your W ability lets you quickly help gank top or bottom lane. Make sure there aren't any wards in your path or your gank will be for nothing, so ask the lane you're ganking if there are any. Make sure when ganking to wait for enemy minions to be far enough away from you that you can get into the bushes without being seen. Bushwhack the next bush to check for the enemy jungler/laner(s). Try to lead with cougar form abilities so you can try and finish them off with a Javelin Toss with its long range. Be a nice guy and Primal Surge your teammate before leaving if they need it!
Late Game: Well it's late game and you should AT LEAST have your core items Sorcerer's Shoes, Seraph's Embrace, and Rabadon's Deathcap which costs 7575 gold (with the Homeguard upgrade). Try to group with your team and shove down turrets and get objectives along the way. Try to stay back in teamfights and throw good Javelin Toss to widdle down the enemys' health and help by healing your teammates with Primal Surge. This combo of long range poke and healing makes Nidalee an amazing seige champion. When going for a baron, hopefully most of their team is dead, or at the least their jungler. Same as the seige tactic, throw Javelin Toss's at Baron and Primal Surge the player(s) tanking the damage from Baron. This will allow a quick Baron with minimal damage taken, which in turn helps shoving after baron since no one has to back, unless they need
TIPS WHEN SIEGING: Throw spears to hurt them and force them to recall to shove harder
Use your heal Primal Surge on your auto-attacking allies, or yourself if you have to, to get the tower's health down quicker
Nidalee's Cougar form W Pounce can actually jump over ledges on the map. Manipulating and using these can help you gank or escape at crucial times. Places you can jump can be seen here.
THE RED X's ARE WHERE TO PUT Bushwhack / TRAPS
AND THE RED LINES ARE WHERE YOU CAN JUMP OVER WITH YOUR Pounce.