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League of Legends Build Guide Author spooon

Nidalee - Playing with the tiger

spooon Last updated on April 9, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

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Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 0

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 9

Expanded Mind
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 21

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Few things I would like to say before we start this train wreck. This guide is a ctrl-c, ctrl-v build of hotshotgg's Nidalee set up. I know there already is a pretty similar build to this, but this guide is more of a help spoon learn mobafirers guide builder. Only reason to why I published this was because it looked good. I also have alot of success with this build. So thank you for understanding and hope you enjoy the oh so pretty guide which is probably made by a gay florist who thinks he is heterosexual and cool. Drum roll please, some one ?

Nidalee - Playing with the tiger
Guide by Spoon

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Summoner Spells

Flash Ghost

Flash: is one of those summoner spells that are just mandatory. It saves your behind, sets up those ganks, saves team mates and many more. In my personal opinion this is the best summoner spell for Nidalee. Flash saved my life.
Ghost: Is part of what Nidalee does best, run, ran, running. This gives Bestial Huntress the ability to be sly, that slurking devil. Works in great synergy with Aspect Of The Cougar. Ghost all sow has short cooldown thanks to the utility tree.

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Greater Mark of Desolation Greater Quintessence of Desolation
Greater Mark of Desolation x9
Greater Seal of Evasion x9
Greater Glyph of Focus x9
Greater Quintessence of Desolation x3

Ok sow why ArPen you ask ? First things first, early game, pre level 6 Nidalee is not much of a threat. Before she has her Aspect Of The Cougar she cant really dish out the damage I would like her to do. That's why ArPen works sow good. ArPen all sow works with Takedown. Dodge is to proc Nibelness in the defence tree and synergyses with Aspect Of The Cougar . Greater Glyph of Focus are just great as a utility. Gives you less cooldown on ability's to do more damage, heal faster and escape more efficient. Just a great way of giving Nidalee more overall power.

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Skill Sequence

Passive / Q / W / E / R

Skill order depends on the game and the targets
you are facing, all ways adapt to your own needs.

Your top priority as Nidalee is support, Primal Surge . But the importance of having a powerful Javelin Toss , is vital to successful success. Maxing out Q and E is one of the reasons to why The Bestial Huntress excels at solo lane. Getting a rank in Bushwhack at level 1, makes for a very safe jungle, helping you jungle'er. My personal preference in skill sequence is pretty easy. Two ranks in Javelin Toss and then maxing Primal Surge .

Ability Hints:
1. If in trouble, prioretize Primal Surge
2. Need damage, get ranks in Javelin Toss
3. The more ranks in Primal Surge , the more you can harass with Aspect Of The Cougar
4. Always rank up Bushwhack at level 1
5. All ways get Aspect Of The Cougar at level 6-11-16
6. Use bushes as much as you can to proc Prowl
7. Make good use of Pounce over small walls
8. Bushwhack gives 20% ArPen & MPen

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Doran's Ring Guinsoo's Rageblade
Mercury's Treads

Your core items, your wind beneath my wings. The 3 little pigs that are going to carry your / my baby's bottom. Reason for Doran's Ring is for the health, mana regain and AP. Guinsoo's Rageblade is in my opinion the best item for Nidalee, gives her AP for her spells, AD which works great with runes and attack speed to nail every last hit you would ever want. Nidalee can also hold 8 stacks as long as she wants. Mercury's Treads are a part of the core because of stuns is Nidalee's worst nightmare. The added MR is just a ow sow well appreciated bonus.

Normal core build
Doran's Ring - Boots of Speed - Blasting Wand - Guinsoo's Rageblade - Mercury's Treads

These items never change, only with one exception

Banshee's Veil

The one exception, this is the item that is going to win you the game. I cant stress enough the importance of buying a Ruby Crystal or a CatalystCatalyst the protector. Even fully upgrading to a Banshee's Veil is a good idea in bad times. Also the mana is just a added bonus, helps allot if you harass allot with Javelin Toss

Normal build with early Banshee's Veil
Doran's Ring - Boots of Speed - Blasting Wand - Ruby Crystal - Guinsoo's Rageblade - Mercury's Treads - Catalyst
- Banshee's Veil

Void Staff Lich Bane
Rabadon's Deathcap

Nidalee is a very versatile champion and sow is her item build. Its very important to know when to build, which item. For instance if you are having a good round or have good farm a Rabadon's Deathcap is the best item. If you have been forced to max out heal and don't have the best farm Lich Bane is the item for you and when the enemy team is stacking MR Void Staff is a must. This being said its very up to you and the game on when to buy which item.

Normal build with early Void Staff
Doran's Ring - Boots of Speed - Blasting Wand - Guinsoo's Rageblade - Mercury's Treads - Blasting Wand - Void Staff

Normal build with early Lich Bane
Doran's Ring - Boots of Speed - Blasting Wand - Guinsoo's Rageblade - Mercury's Treads - Sheen - Lich Bane

Normal build with early Rabadon's Deathcap
Doran's Ring - Boots of Speed - Blasting Wand - Guinsoo's Rageblade - Mercury's Treads - Needlessly Large Rod
- Rabadon's Deathcap

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Why 0 / 9 / 21
And how does it work

coming soon

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Why & How

From the top of my head I would say Nidalee is one of the best farmers in the game. Why is because of Guinsoo's Rageblade legendary AS and the added AD. Why I consider this item to be part of the core. After Guinsoo's Rageblade all your items are going to be crazy expensive and that is why we buy this item first.

1. Takedown. can be used instantly after a auto attack
2. Use Swipe to last hit multiple creeps
3. Pounce multiple targets
4. Learn the amount of damage your auto attacks do
5. Sacrifice some health for last hits, you have Primal Surge

Controlling the Fight
The Ins and Outs

doin it now hold ya horses

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How to use Bushwhack
to spot wards
The most common places
to place wards

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Please keep in mind this was only posted because i liked the layout
of it, do not meen to say that this build is mine, all that is intended
is that this build works very well for me. Hope it does for you to.
Thank you and like always