Nidalee; AD or AP?
Asked by OTGBionicArm on August 20, 2013
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 Fist and abyssal Scpter. Is this ideal?
I know you didn't ask about runes, but I'll mention that imo AD marks (and maybe Quints) are mandatory for both AP and AD Nid in top as she has no other form of good harass early game.
AP top is ridiculously hard to pull off due to her abysmal early game phase.
Core items involve Gauntlet and visage. Sheen gives Nidalee insane dueling potential.
Against AP you can also go chalice --> visage.
Source: I main Nidalee.
If you're forced to team fight buff your adc and poke around with autos if an opportunity arises go for a quick Pounce> Takedown and proceed to jump on their carries while they wont be able to do anything to you 8D
My friend in plat 1 (RadCad) mains AP Nidalee top and he rushes Rod of Ages pretty much every game. Probably not what you're looking for but I thought it was rather interesting.