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Nidalee Build Guides, Runes and Items

Nidalee The Bestial Huntress

Find the best Nidalee build guides for League of Legends S14 Patch 14.10. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Nidalee build for the S14 meta. Learn more about Nidalee's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 3 Builds
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalle is OP.Nidalee Build(Poland)

Build by uba1095 updated March 10, 2013
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Feed me im a cat

Build by unblessedangel updated March 9, 2013
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

ArseniK - Nidalee Mid

Build by ArseniK updated March 9, 2013
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee

Build by QSSC updated March 7, 2013
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee queen of spears (OP)

Build by DionxD updated March 6, 2013
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee

Build by dude24 updated March 5, 2013
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Hybrid nidalee Top/mid

Build by Jacla updated March 3, 2013
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

asdasddd

Build by KlliMlli updated February 28, 2013
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Ap Nidalee

Build by lordgojira updated February 27, 2013
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

AP Top Nidalee

Build by why me bot updated February 26, 2013
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee, the Queen of top!

Build by MaulTamas updated February 25, 2013
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee - AP BUILD

Build by FlyingMonkey115 updated February 25, 2013
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Don't mess with the Couger

Build by NL tribal updated February 22, 2013
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee - top lane

Build by NoobsInbound updated February 22, 2013
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee aka Aslan (Easy Guide for Beginners)

Build by EDUBx updated February 21, 2013
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

[Mid] AP vs AD Nidalee

Build by xAC130xPredator updated February 20, 2013
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Support Nidalle AP Tons of Dmg !

Build by ZEROofNULL updated February 17, 2013
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee javelin style

Build by poliko updated February 16, 2013
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Solo top Nidaree

Build by Veggies4Life updated February 19, 2013
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

AP Kitty

Build by Sooshi updated February 8, 2013
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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 14.10. 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 14.10: 53,659 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Nidalee's Runes

Nidalee's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 69% 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 52%

Win Rate 17% Pickrate

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
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Third Best

Nidalee's 3rd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 7% Pickrate

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
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Nidalee's Summoner Spells

Nidalee's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 74% Pickrate

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Second Best

Nidalee's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 25% Pickrate

Flash Gustwalker Smite

Third Best

Nidalee's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 1% Pickrate

Flash Mosstomper Smite

Nidalee's Starters

Nidalee's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 61% Pickrate

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Nidalee's Core Items

Nidalee's Best Core Items 57%

Win Rate 10% 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
1500
50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
6
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 0−200% (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 30% 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
50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
12
Human: Nidalee heals an allied champion for 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 (+35% of ability power) health, increased to a maximum of 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300 (+70% of ability power) health and grants them 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70% bonus attack speed for 7 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
3
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 0−200% (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 30% 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 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 (+35% of ability power) health, increased to a maximum of 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300 (+70% of ability power) health and grants them 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70% 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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