Nidalee Build Guide by The Top Bear
I Will Guide You - Extensive Guide to Nida in EVERY ROLEBy The Top Bear | Updated on November 7, 2018
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AP Tank Nidalee.
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Midalee isn't Shidalee.
Threats & Synergies
Counterjungle the hell out this guy. He has a weak early game. Just watch to make sure the laners don't go missing
You have to shut this guy down early. Counter jungle him pre-6 and get a lot of vision. Later, he will one-shot you.
I hate this champ, his e and his q healing and damage make him a formidable foe. I recommend warding a ton in his jungle but not fighting him unless the odds are stacked against him.
Skill matchup. Invade her before she can do the same to you, whoever catches the other off guard wins. If you miss a spear, bail.
This might seem like a difficult matchup, but trust me, its not that bad. Counterjungle pre-6 and take her down. Her early is really weak if you get the jump on her.
This guy outdamages you, has better mobility, and is overall a pain to deal with. Ward up and don't engage alone.
Not too hard to deal with, just watch for his q. Invade all game and ward near lanes to prevent him ulting unsuspecting laners.
RIP Gragas. He has fallen so far he isn't even a jungler anymore. He is just a support now.
Skill matchup in his favor. Use your W to dodge his q and you can probably win the fight, however only if you hit the q. Try to fight with as much room as possible and don't confine yourself.
You can kill him, but it will be tough. He has an easy escape and if you aren't successful in counterjungling then he will abuse his map pressure really hard. This is a yellow difficulty more because of his map pressure and mobility rather than his ability to kill you.
This guy is annoying, he has full health by the time you are ready to counterjungle, he has immediate buff secures, and worst of all, an instant root that brings the enemy mid-laner a free Nidalee kill. Don't mess with this guy, especially if one of his laners are missing. Ward up his jungle pretty hard to protect your laners a bit.
Skill matchup. With his good damage, easy CC, and high health clears, I would watch out when invading him. Try to ward around his big buffs since those deal the most damage to him (Aside from krugs) and ward near the tri-bush and near the blue side bomb-plant near the lane. This will protect laners from getting easily ganked by Jarvan.
This guy will mess you up. He has ridiculous early damage, and can stick to you very easily. Vision around lanes and near objectives is the way to beat this guiy, since he shreds objectives and has good ganking potential, especially around blue side bomb plant.
Fight this guy early. If he is any good he will go raptors to red, so meet him at his blue side and stomp him down before your crappy bot lane ints to him. Post-6 he can beat you if you miss your spear. Don't miss that stuff, be a clean nidalee player.
This guy will tear you a new one if you invade him. Just ward up hard and try to countergank since he is only good against single targets. Also, keep the objectives warded liberally since he shreds them, especially post-6 if he evolves q.
This champ used to be easy, but is now one of the more annoying matchups. You have to hit your spear on her, or you lose. I would invade and try to control scuttle. Another strat is to use them as bait to kill her. Just be careful post 6, as her ulti destroys you unless you are ahead.
Careful with this guy. He has a ton of damage early, and if he is good, can outplay the hell out of you. Be careful when fighting him. I would suggest warding objectives and around lanes, then focus on farming and ganking.
This guy is annoying to kill, and can deal a surprising amount of early damage. I would be careful when invading and try to ward up his jungle. However, you still need to try and kill him in the jungle. Just watch out for his untargetability.
Crush him early, he can't stop you if you wait to spear him till after he q's.
1. Why are you playing blind pick? 2. If you are against nidalee, you have to prevent her getting ahead early, ward up your jungle if you are afraid. Try to get vision on her and ping the crap out of your laners if she is going to them. Just play safe against her.
DO NOT FIGHT THIS GUY. Nocturne's spellshield counters you entirely, since he can easily cancel your spear damge, then fear you when you go in. He wants you to go in, and thats what you have to do to deal damage. Just gank lanes and farm hard.
Nunu & Willump
This guy is a bit scary after the rework. I would recommend fighting early if you know how he works, just be careful of him looping around and hitting you with a big snowball in the confined jungle corridors. That would make you instantly lose the fight.
This guy can be killed pre-6, you just have to hit a couple spears before going in, so that he doesn't life steal off of you.
Pantheon will beat you down early and mid game, just ward his jungle and kill laners.
Smash this nerd early, just be careful for the leap block and don't underestimate her early damage.
This guy is more annoying than dangerous. Pre-6 he can be killed easily, but after 6 he just doesn't die and stalls you for a long time. Be careful when fighting him post-6.
Fight her early if she is low, but in most 1v1's she is a menace. She can also stall long enough for laners to arrive, so be careful when invading.
This guy has a ton of early damage and will try to invade you hard, just get good vision and gank laners.
She can burst pretty hard, but if you kite well enough and hit your q, you can kill her. Post-6 she will oneshot you, so just avoid her then.
Rumble jungle has bad clears, just invade as much as you can and stomp this guy.
Smash Sejuani early, she has an awful early game. Once behind she will never catch up unless you mess up real hard.
Shaco can be real difficult to counterjungle, and can shut you down real quick. It is better just to farm up and gank lanes than to invade this guy.
The thing about Shen jungle is that it is meant to help his teammates, but not himself. If you attack him directly and shut him down, you can ruin him.
Shyvana has gross as heck damage and can outrun you. I would recommend not fighting her and instead ward up a ton.
Sion jungle has an awful early game, so just run it down jungle and kill him early.
This guy can be killed pretty easily pre-6,
Trundle pre-6 can be killed relatively easily, but you have to FULLY commit. Post-6 he will mess you up if he isn't behind.
Invade pre-6 and take this guy down. Don't even bother post-6.
The counter to Bjergsen.
Just ward up his jungle and invade a ton. You have a lot more damage then him so get fed off this dirty stinkrat.
This guy can stick to you hard and will mess you up early, post-6 he will smash you. I would just ward up and ignore this guy.
Vi will dumpster you early if she hits her q, just try to kill her after she wastes q on a camp.
Is this guy even a jungler anymore?
Warwick is a pretty annoying matchup. He CAN be killed early, but it takes so long you can get roamed on easily. I think the best time to kill him is at the first scuttle at level 2. Afterwards if that doesn't work, you might just ward up his jungle and focus on objective control and counter-ganking.
This guy is a pain. Save your w till after he e's you to dodge his w slow. then kite him and re-engage on him to kill him. However I would recommend just tracking him hard and not fighting him. A good Xin can dumpster you pretty hard. post-6 you just get destroyed by him. The best time to fight is level 2 at scuttle.
Zac is easy to fight at most points in the game. Tank junglers got taken down pretty hard. Just be careful for counterganks and remember to ward up deep in his jungle since his ganks are pretty strong and long-range.
MID: AP- You can out damage her early and win trades levels 1 - 5. Post-6 however, her mobility makes her a constant threat. You have to try to zone her into a bad position with traps and spears, and punish her if she makes a mistake. AD- Get jungle vision with traps and wards. You win fights 1-5. Unless you are fed somehow, she will probably outdamage you at level 6. Until you complete a full sheen item, I would be careful of her. Once you get an Triforce, you can generally win the fight by autoing and executing her with a spear into pounce-takedown.
Will update once I have played against this more.
SUPPORT/ADC: This guy is annoying as heck, he prevents you from getting on the enemy ADC and executing them. With this guy, just poke down the enemy laners then jump in and execute midair so he can't cancel it, or wait for him to waste his shove, then jump in.