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LoL Champion Build Guides: Nidalee

Nidalee The Bestial Huntress

Find the best Nidalee build guides for League of Legends S11 Patch 11.19. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Nidalee build for the S11 meta. Learn more about Nidalee's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 11 Guides // Patch 11.19 & Patch 11.18
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

{11.19} - Nid Jungle/Top/Mid Guide *Video Included*

Guide by Do1HaveTh3Sauce updated September 25, 2021
  • In-depth
9.2
525
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

βœ”οΈ11.18 Nidalee - Jungle 1v9 πŸ±β€πŸ‘€πŸ±β€πŸ

Guide by Pyroen updated September 17, 2021
  • In-depth
  • Stream
9.1
128
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

[11.19] S11 Challenger JG Nidalee Guide πŸš€ πŸš€ πŸš€

Guide by Whynotbefriends updated September 22, 2021
  • In-depth
Season 11 Guides // Other Patches
9.8
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

A Jungle Nidalee Guide

Guide by Embracing updated November 22, 2020
  • In-depth
8.7
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Midalee! Oneshot Poke 2 kill build! and Early domination bui

Guide by Last Roar updated December 17, 2020
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

[11.11] Nidalee Main build | 4.6 Mio. Mastery Points [ Stre

Guide by Tiger39 updated June 1, 2021
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

[11.2] Season 11 Diamond Nidalee guide

Guide by adony101 updated January 23, 2021
8.2
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

NIDALEE JUNGLE MONSTER SEASON 11 [UPDATED] v11.13

Guide by demegerok1 updated June 27, 2021
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee Guide [10.23] [Read Notes] :D

Guide by LeanZarate updated November 12, 2020
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

[11.13] Masters Nidalee Guide (In Depth) - LEARN FROM THE GR

Guide by JuvX updated June 24, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

[11.17] Quick n' Easy Nidalee for Low Elo

Guide by MrMeem45 updated August 31, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Midalee! One Shot Build! High Risk, High Reward!

Guide by Guest updated December 15, 2020
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

[11.13] Not Clickbaiting Guide for Conqueror Nidalee

Guide by aurus666lol updated July 27, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

AD CRIT NIDALEE (OFFMETA)

Guide by MetroArcher112 updated July 2, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

[11.7] Nidalee Jungle - Different builds In-Depth (Darkharve

Guide by Catwog updated April 21, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Burn them to death! | Midalee just-for-fun build

Guide by AdamNabb updated July 16, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Attrition Nidalee By A LVL 47 Player >:)

Guide by vkdead updated January 22, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Season 11 Builds // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

how to meow as nidalee

Build by minamiii updated February 2, 2021
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Midalee, THE Nidalee mid (and top) guide (UNDER S11 EDITS!)

Build by prideandjoy updated January 9, 2021
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

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Build by Glaceon_Hit updated August 14, 2021
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Nidalee Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Nidalee we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Nidalee, as determined by LeagueSpy's calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Nidalee this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 11.19. However, if you are a new Nidalee player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Nidalee!

Patch 11.19: 22312 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Nidalee's Top Items

Nidalee's Runes

Nidalee's Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 2772 Games

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Waterwalking
Waterwalking

Second Best

Nidalee's 2nd Best Runes 63%

Win Rate 72 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Relentless Hunter
Relentless Hunter

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Waterwalking
Waterwalking
LoL Rune: Absolute Focus
Absolute Focus

Third Best

Nidalee's 3rd Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 78 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
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Nidalee's Summoner Spells

Nidalee's Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 10612 Games

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Second Best

Nidalee's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 38%

Win Rate 56 Games

Smite Ignite

Nidalee's Starters

Nidalee's Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 4536 Games

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Trinket

Nidalee's Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 8490 Games

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Second Best

Nidalee's 2nd Best Trinket 41%

Win Rate 1958 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Nidalee's 3rd Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 216 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Nidalee Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Nidalee guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Nidalee Jungle in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Nidalee. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Nidalee Skins

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Nidalee's Abilities

Nidalee's Prowl
Prowl Nidalee's Passive Nidalee's Passive
Self
Nidalee's Passive
Nidalee's Passive
Moving through brush increases Nidalee's movement speed by 10% for 2 seconds, increased to 30% toward visible enemy champions within a range of 1400.

Damaging champions or neutral monsters with Javelin Toss or Bushwhack marks them as 'Hunted' for 4 seconds, granting Nidalee vision of them, 30% increased movement speed toward them (within a range of 1400) and enhancing her next Takedown, Pounce, and Swipe against them. Also grants 10% movement speed to other directions.
Q
Nidalee's Javelin Toss / Takedown
Javelin Toss / Takedown Nidalee's Q Ability
1500
50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
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Human: Nidalee tosses her javelin forward in a line, dealing 70 / 90 / 110 / 130 / 150 (+50% of ability power) magic damage to the first enemy it hits, which is increased by 0βˆ’200% (depending on distance traveled) for a maximum of 210 / 270 / 330 / 390 / 450 (+150% of ability power) magic damage.

Cougar: Nidalee's next attack deals a minimum of 4 / 20 / 50 / 90 (+36% of ability power) (+0.75 per attack damage) magic damage and she gains +75 range when using this attack. Takedown's damage to enemies is increased by 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75% for every 1% of the target's missing Health.

If the enemy is Hunted, Takedown deals 33% increased damage.
W
Nidalee's Bushwhack / Pounce
Bushwhack / Pounce Nidalee's W Ability
900
40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60
13 / 12 / 11 / 10 / 9
Human: Nidalee lays an invisible trap that deals 40 / 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 (+20% of ability power) over the duration of 4 seconds and marks the target as Hunted. The traps last 2 minutes and Nidalee can have a maximum of 4 / 6 / 7 / 10 traps active at once (at levels 1 / 6 / 11 / 16).

Cougar: Nidalee lunges forward dealing 60 / 110 / 160 / 210 (+30% of ability power) magic damage. If the enemy that Nidalee is directly jumping towards to is Hunted, Pounce will have 750 range and the cooldown of the ability will be reduced by 40 / 50 / 60 / 70%. Killing a unit in cougar form will also reduce Pounce's cooldown by 40 / 50 / 60 / 70%.
E
Nidalee's Primal Surge / Swipe
Primal Surge / Swipe Nidalee's E Ability
600
50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90
12
Human: Nidalee heals an allied champion for 35-70 / 55-110 / 75-150 / 95-190 / 115-230 (+32.5%- 65% of ability power) (based on target's missing health) and grants them 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 % bonus attack speed for 6 seconds.

Cougar: Nidalee claws at enemies in a cone in the direction of mouse, dealing 80 / 140 / 200 / 260 (+45% of ability power) magic damage to the enemies.
R
Nidalee's Aspect Of The Cougar
Aspect Of The Cougar Nidalee's Ultimate (R) Ability
Self
0
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Passive: Each additional rank increases the effectiveness of Nidalee's cougar abilities.

Nidalee transforms into a vicious cougar, gaining a new set of abilities.
Q
Nidalee's Javelin Toss
Javelin Toss Nidalee's Q Ability
1500
50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
6
Nidalee tosses her javelin forward in a line, dealing 70 / 90 / 110 / 130 / 150 (+50% of ability power) magic damage to the first enemy it hits, which is increased by 0βˆ’200% (depending on distance traveled) for a maximum of 210 / 270 / 330 / 390 / 450 (+150% of ability power) magic damage.
Q
Nidalee's Takedown
Takedown Nidalee's Q Ability
125
0
6
Nidalee's next attack deals a minimum of 5 / 30 / 55 / 80 (+40% of ability power) (+0.75 per attack damage) magic damage and she gains +75 range when using this attack. Takedown's damage to enemies is increased by 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75% for every 1% of the target's missing Health.

If the enemy is Hunted, Takedown deals 40% increased damage.
W
Nidalee's Bushwhack
Bushwhack Nidalee's W Ability
900
40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60
13 / 12 / 11 / 10 / 9
Nidalee lays an invisible trap that deals 40 / 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 (+20% of ability power) over the duration of 4 seconds and marks the target as Hunted. The traps last 2 minutes and Nidalee can have a maximum of 4 / 6 / 7 / 10 traps active at once (at levels 1 / 6 / 11 / 16).
W
Nidalee's Pounce
Pounce Nidalee's W Ability
375
0
6
Nidalee lunges forward dealing 60 / 110 / 160 / 210 (+30% of ability power) magic damage. If the enemy that Nidalee is directly jumping towards to is Hunted, Pounce will have 750 range and the cooldown of the ability will be reduced by 40 / 50 / 60 / 70%. Killing a unit in cougar form will also reduce Pounce's cooldown by 40 / 50 / 60 / 70%.
E
Nidalee's Primal Surge
Primal Surge Nidalee's E Ability
600
50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90
12
Nidalee heals an allied champion for 35-70 / 55-110 / 75-150 / 95-190 / 115-230 (+32.5%- 65% of ability power) (based on target's missing health) and grants them 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 % bonus attack speed for 7 seconds.
E
Nidalee's Swipe
Swipe Nidalee's E Ability
300
0
6
Nidalee claws at enemies in a cone in the direction of mouse, dealing 80 / 140 / 200 / 260 (+45% of ability power) magic damage to the enemies.

Questions About Nidalee

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New skins. Will they be cheaper?

The super galaxy skins. They will cost 975 rp later? When?

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Ardent on...

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Nida Jungle:start with Q or W

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Nidalee: The most Brokeen Champ in the game.

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Why did Nidalee become a jungler?

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Nidalee's best skin?

after playing nidalee jungle i decided to buy a nid skin. but which one should i get? which skin looks best in game to you guys?

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Specific support's first gold income item?

As in support [[Nidalee]], I've been torn between [[spellthief's edge]] and [[ancient coin]]. Her [[javelin toss]] will hurt a lot with edge, but they are also unreliable. (I know she's getting a rework soon but it's nice to know.) For...

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Iceborn Gauntlet or Tri Force on Bruiser Nidalee Top?

I have been playing a lot of Nidalee Bruiser top lane recently, and when I watch pro players play Nidalee top, the majority of the time they go [[Iceborn Gauntlet]], even if the enemy team is not mostly attack damage. Why is [[Iceborn Gauntlet]]...

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Nidalee; AD or AP?

I'm looking into learning [[Nidalee]] for top lane. I'm curious as to which is better for top, AD or AP, and also what builds and masteries are optimal. Some of the most successful [[Nidalee]]'s I've seen actually run somewhat Bulky AP with Frozen...

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