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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 12.23. 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 1 Builds
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

NIDALEE BY JRTSEVEN 2K ELO

Build by JRTSeven updated July 12, 2011
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee-Pro TAnk/AD

Build by Itachisenpai updated September 19, 2011
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

The Queen Has Come to Dominon

Build by Zumond updated November 13, 2011
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee a one way ticket to escaping.

Build by Guest updated November 12, 2011
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

For ******s

Build by Brehski updated November 11, 2011
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Ninos Nidalee

Build by Guest updated November 11, 2011
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Hybrid Nidalee

Build by wchow1 updated November 10, 2011
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee by Boggie

Build by kebre001 updated November 9, 2011
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee Solo top by Zinnky@Eu

Build by Zinnky updated November 8, 2011
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee The tiger on mid and solo lane

Build by miskudlacz updated November 8, 2011
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Tiamat Nidalee (A True Hybrid)

Build by Guest updated November 7, 2011
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Claws&spears

Build by zZztalker updated November 7, 2011
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee Ap

Build by LuxKing updated November 6, 2011
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee Spear GG

Build by Venullar updated November 6, 2011
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

solo mid / gank nidalee

Build by KeyzaSoze updated November 5, 2011
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Epic Nid

Build by Jonessoda updated November 5, 2011
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee

Build by Guest updated November 4, 2011
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

My nida guide

Build by Gustafblomberg updated November 3, 2011
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee The Swift Cougar

Build by alexutalex updated November 3, 2011
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LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide
LoL Champion Nidalee Build Guide

H4wK32's Nidalee

Build by H4wK32 updated November 2, 2011
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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 12.23. 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!

Patch 12.23: 163 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Nidalee's Runes

Nidalee's Best Runes 42%

Win Rate 3234 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 69%

Win Rate 52 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 53%

Win Rate 216 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: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Nidalee's Summoner Spells

Nidalee's Best Summoner Spells 43%

Win Rate 8880 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Nidalee's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 68 Games

Smite Ignite

Third Best

Nidalee's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 39%

Win Rate 66 Games

Flash Ignite

Nidalee's Starters

Nidalee's Best Starter Items 44%

Win Rate 3278 Games

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  • 3

Trinket

Nidalee's Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 6753 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Nidalee's 2nd Best Trinket 39%

Win Rate 2002 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Nidalee's 3rd Best Trinket 39%

Win Rate 272 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
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Patch 12.23: 164 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Nidalee's Runes

Nidalee's Best Runes 31%

Win Rate 29 Games

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! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.
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 60%

Win Rate 25 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: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band

Third Best

Nidalee's 3rd Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 23 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Arcane Comet
Arcane Comet
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Relentless Hunter
Relentless Hunter
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection

Nidalee's Summoner Spells

Nidalee's Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 685 Games

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Second Best

Nidalee's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 41%

Win Rate 116 Games

Exhaust Flash

Nidalee's Starters

Nidalee's Best Starter Items 46%

Win Rate 768 Games

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Trinket

Nidalee's Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 752 Games

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Second Best

Nidalee's 2nd Best Trinket 38%

Win Rate 130 Games

Stealth Ward
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Nidalee's Ability Order

Nidalee's Best Ability Order 74%

Win Rate 27 Games

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! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.

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 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

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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