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Nidalee Build Guides, Runes and Items

Nidalee The Bestial Huntress

Find the best Nidalee build guides for League of Legends S13 Patch 13.23. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Nidalee build for the S13 meta. Learn more about Nidalee's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 13 Guides // Patch 13.23 & Patch 13.22
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

[13.22] RANK 1 NIDALEE EUW - Majd's Challenger Nidalee Guide [In-Depth]

Guide by Majd1 updated November 13, 2023
  • In-depth
9.3
367
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

[13.23] S13 1300 LP JG Nidalee Guide 馃殌 馃殌 馃殌

Guide by Whynotbefriends updated November 20, 2023
  • In-depth
Season 13 Guides // Other Patches
9.2
32
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

[13.13] EUW CHALLENGER RANK 1 NIDALEE - Chakib's Nidalee Guide

Guide by chakib2013 updated September 11, 2023
9.1
12
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0
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee Toplane S13 Best Build

Guide by Yotzuo updated September 22, 2023
  • Off-Meta
8.8
10
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

[13.10] 馃悊馃彞 Support Nidalee - Heals, Shields, and Claws -18K+ Healing

Guide by Sailor MOwOn updated May 26, 2023
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

馃惥Nidalee SUP

Guide by Lulu Mushroom Teas updated August 27, 2023
  • Off-Meta
7.8
7
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

[13.14] JackDennis Michelin Guide to Midalee

Guide by jackdennis updated July 24, 2023
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Adaptive Nidalee Jungle Guide

Guide by Zero macro updated August 25, 2023
  • In-depth
Season 13 Builds // Patch 13.23 & Patch 13.22
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

NDALEE

Build by baranx23 updated November 19, 2023
Season 13 Builds // Other Patches
8.3
13
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Head Shot

Build by Glaceon_Hit updated August 23, 2023
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee Top Grasp Game Guide

Build by Dupaa updated April 30, 2023
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

[PRESEASON] Challenger Nidalee Support Guide

Build by Guest updated November 25, 2022
  • Off-Meta
7.3
5
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Tank funny nidalee top lane

Build by Guest updated November 26, 2022
  • Off-Meta
7
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

[12.22] HOW TO SUPPORT NIDALEE GOLD/PLAT EASY

Build by minimalni updated December 3, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Off Meta Nidalee

Build by Crab Guy updated March 21, 2023
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

NIDALEE BUILD

Build by Phu Chi updated October 15, 2023
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee BRUISER?!? ||| Guaranteed Javelins and INFINITE KITING!!!

Build by Soulcial updated December 25, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee support :3

Build by Guest updated August 31, 2023
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Consistent? Nidalee

Build by justarandomsoul updated July 3, 2023
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee build

Build by Ruiiiii updated June 30, 2023
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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 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 13.23. 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!

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Patch 13.23: 43,383 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Nidalee's Runes

Nidalee's Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 75% Pickrate

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
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Second Best

Nidalee's 2nd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 12% Pickrate

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
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Third Best

Nidalee's 3rd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 9% Pickrate

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
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Nidalee's Summoner Spells

Nidalee's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 69% Pickrate

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Second Best

Nidalee's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 29% Pickrate

Flash Gustwalker Smite

Third Best

Nidalee's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 2% Pickrate

Flash Mosstomper Smite

Nidalee's Starters

Nidalee's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 54% Pickrate

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Nidalee's Core Items

Nidalee's Best Core Items 48%

Win Rate 19% Pickrate

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Nidalee Counters

Learn Nidalee'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
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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 0鈭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
30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50
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
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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) (+0.4 per bonus attack damage) 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 0鈭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
30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50
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
900
50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
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) (+0.4 per bonus attack damage) magic damage to the enemies.

Questions About Nidalee

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Latest Questions

New skins. Will they be cheaper?

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

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Ardent on...

I saw some champions being built with ardent censer, because well, it's really good right now. I played ivern and taric with ardent censer and the heals and shields were quite strong. I heard that someone also played nidalee ardent censer. What...

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ad nidalee

is ad nidalee jungle viable? if so what would you build on it?

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Nida Jungle:start with Q or W

H[b]allo guys, i have a small problem.Watching LCK ,LCS LPL, and streams i am a bit confused, i don't know which skill should i first use on nidalee jungle.Should i start with Q or W and why? Also which boots i should use cdr or magic penetration...

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Nidalee: The most Brokeen Champ in the game.

Anyone else agree with me? I saw her 1 shot my ADC full health with a Spear. Either Rito needs to fix her and stop doing other stuff or more and more people are going to play this broken champ. (I salty right now because I just played against a...

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On which champs/cases is athene's better than morellonomicon

after a 4 month break --- title said all :) is athene's sometimes better than morello (morello now new meta?)

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Why did Nidalee become a jungler?

So i know that the recent patch let nidalee hunt monsters and i could see how that would be useful for her in the jungle but is there anything specific that made tons of people start trying her in jungle? Is it just because she can now get...

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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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