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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 12.22. 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 3 Builds
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee

Build by jppt updated December 12, 2012
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

The Ace of Wands

Build by Dawnemerald updated December 11, 2012
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Hunting Midalee - The Beast [S3] [in Work]

Build by Guest updated December 11, 2012
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee Tank Season 3 UNLEASHED

Build by Guest updated December 7, 2012
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Crs Nidalee

Build by crskalimor14 updated May 27, 2013
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Ap Bruiser Nidalee -LoveeYouToo

Build by LoveeYouToo updated May 20, 2013
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

One Shot One Kill

Build by jakdragon updated April 5, 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
2.8
0
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7
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

AP Tank Nid

Build by Flarefox14 updated July 25, 2013
Season 2 Guides
8.3
13
Votes
2
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

ap dominion nidalee

Guide by thededone42 updated February 11, 2012
8.3
28
Votes
6
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee - Olympic Gold Medalist (Javelin Toss)

Guide by th3BlackAngel updated March 29, 2012
8.2
9
Votes
1
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee, Stomping Pubs (AD Guide)

Guide by Kalumbo updated July 26, 2012
8.1
11
Votes
2
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Your Nidalee Resource - Masteries Updated

Guide by Chippysz updated July 24, 2012
8
230
Votes
37
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee - AP Solo top and AP Midalee (Elise patch)

Guide by Dougernaut updated October 24, 2012
7.8
19
Votes
6
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee - Push Like a BOSS (Atmog + Atmaforce builds)

Guide by Naywin updated February 29, 2012
7.8
7
Votes
1
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

AD Nidalee - "The untamed know no fear"

Guide by Skymin_Flower updated December 3, 2012
7.7
283
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56
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

The Ranked AD Nidalee

Guide by profet updated November 10, 2012
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Support Nidalee - The Cougar That Could

Guide by jetiger updated July 27, 2012
7.3
5
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1
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

AD/Hybrid/AP Nidalee

Guide by WuXian updated October 3, 2012
7.3
5
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1
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee - Here comes the Royalshot

Guide by kruel updated May 19, 2012
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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 12.22. 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 12.22: 257501 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Nidalee's Runes

Nidalee's Best Runes 42%

Win Rate 3856 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: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter

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

Second Best

Nidalee's 2nd Best Runes 59%

Win Rate 68 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: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Waterwalking
Waterwalking

Third Best

Nidalee's 3rd Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 64 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
Electrocute
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter

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

Nidalee's Summoner Spells

Nidalee's Best Summoner Spells 44%

Win Rate 10922 Games

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Second Best

Nidalee's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 57 Games

Smite Ignite

Third Best

Nidalee's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 70 Games

Flash Ignite

Nidalee's Starters

Nidalee's Best Starter Items 43%

Win Rate 2847 Games

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Trinket

Nidalee's Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 8738 Games

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Second Best

Nidalee's 2nd Best Trinket 38%

Win Rate 2063 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Nidalee's 3rd Best Trinket 38%

Win Rate 260 Games

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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
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 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
50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
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
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 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) 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...

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

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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?

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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?

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