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Nidalee Build Guide by ColaPhoenix

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League of Legends Build Guide Author ColaPhoenix

Nidalee, the swiss army knife. UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!

ColaPhoenix Last updated on September 19, 2013
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AP bruiser/ AD bruiser/Hybrid/

Ability Sequence

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

Not Updated For Current Season

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: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 0


Utility: 9

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This is a build under construction, feel free to try it and give suggestions and feed back.

The builds that are done is not necesarily done, it was just me that wrote it there so i could see what builds were generaly done. i will polish them later.

I have an writing disorder wich sometimes make me swap around letters like >tihs<. if you see on just call me out on it. i try my best to get rith of them. but, sometimes i don't even notice them when i read over as it was my brain that originally made them.

More coming sooner.

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Wall jumping IMPORTANT!!!

Nidalee can use her Pounce to jump walls, in the next chapter i will show all possible places nidalee can jump. Mastering this will make you able to run away from situations.

Before that there are a thing you should know, Nidalee's cougar form's hit box is inaccurate. Meaning that when her head is near the wall she can go way close making her able to jump thicker walls than you might think. some of them are high risk as you have to have your head all the way inside the wall before you can jump it. trying to use one of these to escape on your first try is not suggested. going in a bot game and trying to learn the walls u can jump and how close you need to be is a good idea.

More coming sooner.

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Nidalee and her roles (Pros / Cons)


Early game
stay at a distance until you get ur Aspect Of The Cougar.
Use your Doran's Ring passive to gain mana. The passive is not unique so it does stack.

Early to mid game
as the game is going from the early game phase to the mid game phase you are at your strongest. The Aspect Of The Cougar gives you bonus magic ressist and armor, movment speed and an aditional 3 abilities wich means u can nuke down other champions easy.
Landing Bushwhack on someone, hitting them with Javelin Toss and then Pounce landing and going for Swipe then Takedown will destroy pretty much anyone early game. it is best to use takedown last as it scale on how little hp the target have.

Team fights
weak to dmg so keep ur distance, stay in the background throw spears and heal ur teammates. But, don't forget your Aspect Of The Cougar.

Weak to dmg early game. while laning against other champions early games, it is most times preferable to not be in Aspect Of The Cougar and hit them with ur basic attack.

More coming sooner.

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Creeping / Jungling

Jungling with nidalee is not really that hard, i usually go for Primal Surge as my first as it gives a heal and increased attack speed. for masteries u can take anything, she can do it even with full AP build too. all you need is the Hunter's Machete and some Health Potion's at yor start buy.
And Smite ofc xD

After that you can go any of my builds you want too.

More coming sooner.

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Going bootless?

I myself never use boots on nidalee unless the other team is going all out on mobility.
I have heard several people asking me why i don't have boots and the answer is easy.
Nidalee's base speed is 335 and her passive gives her + 15% speed when she running trough a bush. this means that her speed for 2 second after running trough a bush is 385.25. this does only last for 2 second tought. but, at both bot lane and top lane there are a bushes close enough to get inside the tower range by that time and escaping trough the jungle is always a viable option. but, going bootless can only bring you so far. in the mid game you will find yourself getting catched up to. the great thing is that by then your level 6 and have
Pounce. with it, she can outrun anyone trough the jungle. her passive gives her 50.25 movement speed and on the other hand Boots of Speed gives a measly +25. but, with the boots she is even faster, it is a good and cheap way to counter long ranged ability users like Caitlyn, Ezreal and Nidalee herself. but for the most part she can use her Pounce to escape any situationn. not to mention that you can get an item with movment speed multiplier late game.

More comming sooner.

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The bushwhack spear combo?

By throwing a Bushwhack over a wall you can be granted vision for a second of the other side. which is enough for you to aim your Javelin Toss. this can also be applied to stealing baron and dragon.

here i know the enemy is probably doing baron, so i throw a bushwhack over the wall to see if they are doing it. i see that baron is low and how fast it is loosing health. i wait for some seconds and then throw my spear stealing baron. More coming sooner.