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Nidalee Build Guide by lrgotmilk

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League of Legends Build Guide Author lrgotmilk

lrgotmilk's Nidalee Guide!

lrgotmilk Last updated on November 21, 2012
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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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.



Offense: 22

Honor Guard

Defense: 0

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 8

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Hello MOBAfire, recently I have been playing Nidalee a lot and I decided to make a guide to show how I have been playing Nidalee with such great success. Some quick things that I want to go over is the double Doran's Ring. I go for the double Doran's Ring because it really helps with maxing your Spear Toss first. This build eats mana, fast. The Doran's Ring is great for this because it helps with the mana regeneration and a little bit of extra ability power. With all of that being said I hope to be updating this build as frequently as possible. Send me a message through MOBAfire if this build is really helping you or if you found some new tweaks to the build to make it better.

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~~ Spear Toss (Q) ~~
Pros - Extreme Damage
Great Range
Good in all situations
Increased damage based on Range

Cons - Mana Heavy
Hard to use (Skillshot)

Ways to use effectively: Minimize usage. I know its hard to minimize the usage, but this ability will eat mana by itself. Combined with all of the other moves Nidalee will eat more mana then any other champion. You need to minimize the usage of her Spear Toss. Use it only to deny farming and for hard poking.


~~ Bushwack (W) ~~
Pros: Provides vision when enemy steps on it
Low cooldown for a trap
Lasts 4 minutes
Enemy can't see it

Cons: Weak
No map vision like Teemo's mushrooms
Doesn't scale well with AP

Ways to use effectively: Use as much as possible. If you are laning bottom as a support, I reccomend maxing this first. Use it whenever its not on cooldown. If you get enough of them out, It can reveal enemy ganks and enemies that hide in bushes. This is a very underestimated spell that is very effective in the early - mid game.


~~ Primal Surge (E) ~~
Pros: Decent Heal
Low cooldown
Can be used for support and AP Carry
Can save you from ignite
Can save tanks from death

Cons: Not very good in the late game
Doesn't scale well with AP

Ways to use effectively: Use when low on health and also can be used to get health back (which is why I only get 3 pots the entire game with Nidalee.)


~~ Aspect of the Cougar (R) ~~
Pros: Increases Mobility
Strong Abilities

Cons: None

Ways to use effectively: I'm not going into detail for her moves for her ultimate very much. I use when in full on team fights, to get away, to chase enemies, and when I'm out of mana.

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Early Game

Poking the enemy and denying farm is the most important. When you're solo top, last hitting is so very important. If you can get feed on minion farm, then you are ahead. You are naturally going to be a higher level than the other two people. If you're laning with somebody else, make sure he knows that you are more important when getting fed. The only exceptions to that are:

Talon, Darius, Ashe, and Teemo (ONLY WHEN GOING AP!!)

The reason I'm saying those champions are because Talon and Darius are Talon and Darius. And Ashe is only good if she can get fed. Teemo is a freaking beast with AP. 700 AP = You're dead after stepping on 2 shrooms.

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Late Game

Nidalee can be a game changer in the late game. When you land a few Spear Tosses and then run in while in cougar form, you win the engagement 95% of the time.

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Mid Game

I'm putting Mid Game after the late game because it is just a combination of bot the early game and the late game. Farm, Land Spear Tosses, and Win Engagements.