Nidalee Build Guide

Nidalee Support Spear Domination [Season 3]

Uploader YaNkZz
Updated 4 years ago
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    Greater Mark of Magic Penetration (+0.87 magic penetration)
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    Greater Seal of Armor (+1 armor)
  • 9
    Greater Glyph of Ability Power (+1.19 ability power)
  • 3
    Greater Quintessence of Gold (+1 gold / 10 sec.)
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Hey I´m a german pro support in League of Legends who plays for the Team FNPM. I got bored at carrying the team as a normal support, so i started having fun with Nidalee support. The strategy is to poke the opponent out of lane in early game, get enough gold from items and runes to survive mid game, still with dealing damage. In the late game you should stand behind your team poking and healing as much as you can, and if someone is low on life go in as cougar with Q and E.

This runebuild will give you nearly the same as the masteries, a strong early damage on your spear, some armor to prevent AD carrys damage, and a little bit of gold to stay in farm.

[title][img=skills/nidalee/p.png] Passive: Prowl[/title] [number]Moving through brush increases Nidalee's movement speed by 15% for 2 seconds.[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Most of the time i stand in a brush on lane, so you can escape ganks more easily or chase faster when attacking [title][img=skills/nidalee/q.png] Q: Javelin Toss / Takedown[/title] [number]Human: Nidalee tosses her javelin, dealing 55 / 95 / 140 / 185 / 230 (+65% of ability power) magic damage on impact (deals up to 250% damage the further away the target is). Cougar: Nidalee's next attack deals additional damage based on how low her opponent's life is. Cooldown 6 seconds Cost 50/60/70/80/90 mana Range 1500[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] This is your main skill. The spear does really strong damage if you hit it with a long range. So try at any time to hit the enemy with a long ranged spear. Even if you dont have much ability power, it will still do a lot of damage. Focus on the carrys with little health, your spear will burst half of their life in full range. As cougar you can do also strong damage. I transform and go in if i see that the enemy is really low on health so i can do the maximum damage output. Its kind of a finisher.It is important to activate your Q before u go in, it lasts some seconds. [title][img=skills/nidalee/w.png] W: Bushwhack / Pounce[/title] [number]Human: Nidalee lays a trap that deals 80 / 125 / 170 / 215 / 260 (+40% of ability power) damage over 2 seconds, reveals the target, and reduces their armor and magic resistance by 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40% for 12 seconds. Traps last for 4 minutes. Cougar: Nidalee lunges forward, dealing damage to surrounding enemies. Pounce is not affected by cooldown reduction. Cooldown 18seconds Cost 60 / 75 / 90 / 105 / 120mana Range 900[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] The trap can close your ward gap. I skill it at level one and try to use the time at the beginning to trap around the bot lane, so that i can see if the jungler is coming.Usually I ward the Dragon and set traps in the tribush. It's also important to trap the bush in Lane, so that you can see if the enemy jungler is trying to ninja-gank. Cougar: always spam your W during walking, it makes you faster. I also use it to AOE damaging creeps and outwalk enemys. Dont forget, you can jump through some walls e.g. at baron and dragon. [title][img=skills/nidalee/e.png] E: Primal Surge / Swipe[/title] [number]Human: Nidalee heals an ally champion for 50/85/120/155/190 (+70% of ability power) and grants them a 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60% attack speed for 7 seconds. Cougar: Nidelee claws at enemies in front of her. Cooldown 10 seconds Cost 60/80/100/120/140 mana Range 600[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] The perfect point to heal your AD carry is when he is infight and lost some health because he also can profit from the speedbuff it includes.In midgame and lategame your heal will be massive, especially on the carrys. Try always to heal the important champs first. Cougar: AOE damage, good ability to push lanes. I always use it to clear creepwaves after i jumped on them with W. [title][img=skills/nidalee/r.png] R: Aspect Of The Cougar[/title] [number]Passive: Each additional rank increases the effectiveness of Nidalee's cougar abilities. Nidalee transforms into a vicious cougar, gaining 20 movement speed, 10/20/30 armor and magic resistance and a new set of abilities. Cooldown 4 seconds[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Its really important to know the right moment to transform. Getting chased/ganked: walk through the bushes and spam W, really simple. Attack: I just transform into cougar if the enemy is low on health and in range. Always do your E before you Q, because Q does more damage if the enemy has low health. If you do drake/baron or some camps, do all your spells in human form and then transform to close the cooldown gaps of your other spells. Cougar form has no mana costs !

Put the first point on your W-spell to trap around the bottom lane. Usually I skill the E with the third skillpoint, but if you dominate the lane and don't need sustain at that time, go with the third point for Q, so you can poke the enemy out of lane. Then go for this R>Q>E>W. First max your Q-Spell, you need the points on that spell to do maximum damage. Second is the E-spell. Gives you and your AD carry more sustain in lane. Strong heal in mid and late-game. Last to max is your W-spell because the traps and the cougar jump arent that effective as the other spells.

[img=items/philosophers-stone.png][img=items/kages-lucky-pick.png]: Sustain and mana in Lane/more poke damage/Gold per seconds. [img=items/haunting-guise.png][img=items/sorcerers-shoes.png]: Magic penetration gives you really strong poke damage. [img=items/tear-of-the-goddess.png]: Stacks very fast on Nidalee. You will need the mana in the late game if you have a long pre-fight-phase, in which you have to poke and heal as much as possible. Upgrade this item after [img=items/rabadons-deathcap.png] to [img=items/archangels-staff.png]. With the full stacked Tear it upgrades to [img=items/seraphs-embrace.png] and will give you a lot of ability power. Use the shield-activation if you got caught or just if you are low on health. [img=items/rabadons-deathcap.png]: You will need the ability power if you still want to do damage in mid and late game. [img=items/deathfire-grasp.png]: More damage and cooldownreduction. It's important to have as much damage as possible because your main-role is to spam your poke and heal all the time. I use the activation of the item before i go in, in cougar form to kill an enemy. I know, it's not the most effective way because the damage depends on the health of the enemy, but usually you are not in position to use this. [img=items/void-staff.png]: I sell [img=items/haunting-guise.png] for [img=items/void-staff.png] because the upgrade of hunting guise isn't that effectiv on Nidalee. Also the 35% of the void staff are really good in late game.

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