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League of Legends Build Guide Author Ollieman

[Nidalee] Tank

Ollieman Last updated on May 24, 2011
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Jungle Role
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Jungle Role
Win 53%
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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: 9

Strength of Spirit

Defense: 21

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 0

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Hi there ,

I've never seen a Nidalee tank before and i tryed this build out myself and it worked out fine ,
i like to have your guys opinion wether it's bad or good :)
I know you guys find this kinda weird but it actually kills and tanks opponents !
Try before voting!
(You guys make trollvotes , so i have decided to take Require comment to vote .. )

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I took 9 / 21 / 0 for the defense and dodge rate also some spell pen and CDR.
Nidalee needs - / 21 / - because she lacks defense , armor , dodge and some health so i took 21 in defense.

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Ghost : It's an great chasing tool, great synergy with Cleanse and Pounce.

Cleanse : Nice for make alot of CC dissapear and reduces incoming ones , as i said great synergy between ghost and pounce.

Others you may take :

Flash : It's great for escaping or either get that low hp enemy , but i dont like it very much since its nerfed.

Teleport : Great for laning in 5v5 , do not take it in 3v3.

Ignite : Ok...

Clarity : You may take this when you get in mana probs early game , thats why i took mana pot but if you waste alot of mana consider to take this spell.

Fortify : It's great for when you are dead and your tower is being destroyed and you just need like 2-3 more seconds to get to your tower and kill the enemy.


Heal : For what ? you got an heal skill.

Revive : No ... just no.

Smite : You ain't a jungler....are you?

Clairvoyance : Bushwack all the way.

Rally : You are an tanker , no need.

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I'll explain you why i took magic resist runes : Nidalee lacks MAGIC RESIST.
Same reason for the dodges , if you want to be an tank nidalee you have to consider taking this runes.

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Both Rylai's and Frozen Mallet gives lots and LOTS of hp ( also AD and AP ) , but the passive is just epic with her ultimate AND spear throw ; it stacks.
I took force of nature because of the magic resist , and abyssal scepter for magic resist and lowering their magic resist to just throw that spear some harder !

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Pros / Cons .

- She has a great survivability because of her heal.
- Great escaping mechanism
- Sniper Spear ( No recallers at tower )
- Her Cougar form does lots of dmg.

- Expensive
- Needs some experience
- Not too very much dmg in Human Form.

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Bushwack in the ''FB'' bushes to see enemies , warn teammates how much there are.
Lvl 2 you got healing , straightforward.
Start harassing with spears when you see a chance to get in with cougar just dmg then a bit and jump out with Pounce.
When you got Rylai's throw spears / auto attack to slow go in with cougar chase them down with ghost and you got an kill.
Or throw spears / slow them and let your teammate help and go without ghost.
You shine when you got frozen mallet so show them to dont mess with you and kill sum.
You get easy kills if you backdoor them because they are epicly slowed so WINNING!!!

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Ah abilities.

Javelin Toss :
Nidalee tosses her javelin, dealing magic damage on impact that increases depending on the distance between Nidalee and the target at the time it is hit. The multiplier caps at 2.5

GREAT HARASSMENT , finishing tool or sniper the recallers at tower.

Takedown (Cougar): Nidalee's next attack deals additional damage, then the damage is multiplied based on how low her opponent's life is, at the most the damage will be doubled. This attack cannot be dodged.

Great damage , then the damage is multiplied based on how low her opponent's life is, This one is so good for tanker because she doesn't deal very much damage but this skill changes that fact ;).

Bushwack :
Nidalee lays a trap that deals damage over 2 seconds, reveals the targets, and reduces their armor and magic resistance for 12 seconds. Traps last for 4 minutes.

Traps are always handy , this also reduces magic res , reveals targets ( even stealthed) and deals DMG.

Nidalee lunges forward, dealing magic damage to surrounding enemies.

Okay , i love this skill.
It's slightly faster then walking ( use this when walking over the map )
But it's has a great synergy with the slowing passives.

Primal Surge: Nidalee heals an ally champion and grants them bonus attack speed for 7 seconds.

Best healing skill in the world , i love it because it adds attack speed , and it heals.
Great skill for tanker.

Swipe : Nidalee claws at enemies in front of her, dealing magic damage.

Some nice AoE dmg also great , but it does not add very much to the tanking Nidalee itself.

Aspect of the Cougar : Nidalee transforms herself into a cougar; gaining a new set of abilities, 10% dodge, and 20 movement speed in the process.

Says it all , very nice skill it adds some nice boosts and most of all new abilities.

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Thx if you read this .
I appreciate it .

Bye :)