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League of Legends Build Guide Author Alchemefist

Nidalee ~ The New Britney Spears

Alchemefist Last updated on June 17, 2013
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Ability Sequence

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

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Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 0


Utility: 9

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Some Words To Say:

Spoiler: Click to view

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About The Items

Starting Items:

  • I prefer to start with these items, but Doran's Ring in combination with some Potions is a pretty good alternative too.
  • Boots of Speed are a good start against skillshot based champions. (At Example Brand, or Nidalee itself)
  • I was asked about a start with Faerie Charm -> Also this is possible, if you love to spam your spears, and want to instant rush tear when back, then buy this.

About My Prefered Items

  • Liandry's Torment is an amazing item on Nidalee. It gives a good substain in laning phase and increses your damage in the whole game. It will also assist your traps, the combination of two DoT's will kill any survivor.
  • Archangel's Staff will increse your Ability Power too and when its Upgraded to Seraph's Embrace it will give you a nice shield. (If you still got Mana Problems, they will end with this item.)

Something to say about the Tanky Items?

  • Rod of Ages is an amazing item in all. (I love to buy it with nearly every Midlaner) He gives you an incredible substain in your lane, even in the whole game! It's like the perfect HP-AP mix in one item. At least the Passive of Catalyst of Aeons can help you a lot!(:
  • Rylai's Crystal Scepter fit's pretty well with Nidalee's Bushwhack and can help you with your spears. so if the enemie stepps on a trap you can hit your Spear much easyer, because the targets are slowed

EDIT: After reading the Comments I noticed that I forgot to mention Lich Bane. Yeah Lich Bane is a good item on Nidalee too. It fits perfect with your cougar form! (I srsly don't know why, but i dont like to buy this item for some unknow reason. But its still good.!)
  • Blitzboy told me that I totally forgot it. Thanks!

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Greater Mark of Precision

Greater Seal of Armor

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power


  • Idecided to go for Greater Mark of Hybrid Penetration because they just give what a Nidalee needs. The Armor-Penetration is just perfect for harassing the enemie with you Auto Attacks in the Laning Phase. With level 6 this Armor Peneration also fits amazing with your Cougar.

Seals and Glyphs

  • In my opinion, the Armor of Greater Seal of Armor is just an Have-To on most of all Champions. It just really helps you in laning phase and in late game. At least you may have noticed, this guide doesn't include many resists. Just in the runes, so I would advise you, to use these.
  • For the Greater Glyph of Magic Resist ist just the same like for The Seal. So I neednt comment these (:

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  • For the Offense Mastery tree, I took the standart AP-Caster Points.
  • For the Defense Tree I am taking 3 Points in Durability With these 3 Points I am not extreamly squishy, like some other Champs.(Ok lets be serious, this Points dont really make a real change on your hp. You can put them where ever u want. I just like the fact to have at least some more hp)
  • For the Utility Tree i took 3 Points in Wanderer and 3 in Meditation . Wanderer just fits pretty well with my Passive and the Passive of my Cougar. -Movement Speed is an important attribute in League Of Legends anyway. Mediation helps me with my Mana Regeneration. Especially in the early games. I think this is just an Point of High Importance for new Nidalee Players

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Pros | Cons


  • Amazing Damage
  • Amazing Gameplay (+Fun)
  • Huge range
  • Insane Mobility (With6)
  • Able to play on nearly every lane


  • Some people are the Opinion Nida mid is trolling
  • Requires some aim
  • Aiming of the blue side can be easier then from the pourple side

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Tips &' Tricks

Here some Tipps and Tricks for playing as Nidalee

1)Bouncing Nidalee

How to do this?

2)Seriously take a look to these Positions

3)A little trick with your settings

With just a little Trick in your settings, you can walk through every wolf (etc.) camp without taking aggro of them. This can be very useful, if you want to snipe your low life opponent on the mid lane
  • Go to your Key Bindings
  • Scroll down a bit
  • Search for the 'Target Champions Only' Setting and set it to a Key you want
  • Press this Key, while going to wolf camps etc and you will notice, you cant target the Minions anymore
Spoiler: Click to view

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About your traps

After playing all my Nidalee matches I'd like to share my Trap positions with you:

Its simply easy to know, where to trap:
  • On this Picture, the RED circles are showing the places for agressiv traps.
    They are just to out-zone your opponent or to harass him
  • The GREEN ones are for your own security. They can uncover an enemie jungle, when he tries to gank you. but the ycan also give you an excellent vision about where the jungle at the moment is.

  • Also take your traps to facecheck. Put they in every bush, where enemies can be in. THEN follow.
  • When laning-pahse is over, just spam your traps where ever enemies can be and wherever enemies can walk through

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A special Thank-You to these People:

  • Deloran for all his Tips and corrections in my Guide (:
  • Bischu for being an amazing Streamer and an amazing Nidalee teacher
  • TMT DiveMaster for training me so hard (: