Nidalee Build Guide

[AP] They will fear the wild

Uploader junexi
Updated 5 years ago
  • 9
    Greater Mark of Magic Penetration (+0.87 magic penetration)
  • 9
    Greater Seal of Armor (+1 armor)
  • 9
    Greater Glyph of Magic Resist (+1.34 magic resist)
  • 3
    Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed (+1.5% movement speed)
Skill Order
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[center][imgext=][/center] [center][title]This is a guide for playing solo lane AP Nidalee. [/title][/center] [highlight]Pros[/highlight] -Awesome -High skill cap -Spear kills -Great farming -Great escape -SPEAR KILLS [highlight]Cons[/highlight] -High skill cap -Squishy -Mana Problems (Not really a problem after ROA or Blue Buff)

My personal setup for runes are set up for surviving. Your no good to your team dead. Nobodies playstyle is the same so I've listed different runes and the reasons they could also work. [highlight]Marks: [/highlight] Magic pen : Can't think of any marks that can beat magic pen so unless something comes out that beats them you should only use these. [highlight]Seals:[/highlight] Armor : Your most likely gonna be top laning with Nidalee and most top lanes scale of AD so the added armor helps in trades and taking minion hits. Mana per 5 : You can substitute the armor runes with mana regen runes. I just prefer defense. [highlight]Glyphs:[/highlight] Magic Resist : Not that useful when laning against a ad but when you get ganked by mid or AP jungler your gonna want something that reduces their damage. I use flat but you can use the scaling ones also. Armor : Against that garen? Get more armor. Ability power : Want some more heal early and more dmg? Get these. [highlight]Quints:[/highlight] Move speed : Makes Nidalee uncatchable and with that speed bonus positioning is easier. Ability Power : More damage more heals. Armor : Best used against heavy AD team or really strong early lvl AD's like garen Magic Resist : Double AP comp? Your gonna need some magic resist.

[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] Try to activate this passive as much as possible since it can be the difference between life or death it could also be the difference in chasing down someone and finishing them off. This passive is offensive and defensive so it has many uses. [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] Javelin toss is what makes or breaks a good Nidalee player and its also what makes her so fun to play. Always try to get as close to max distance to get the damage bonus. Late game people should fear your javelins. Poke as many of their squishies before fighting since depending on what items they have, more than half their life could be taken with one of these. Takedown does more damage based on the opponents health so it should always be used as the last attack in her combo. EX: Pounce>Swipe>Takedown [img=skills/nidalee/w.png][img=skills/nidalee/e.png][img=skills/nidalee/q.png] [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] Traps early game is more for protection from ganks as they reveal the person try to gank you. Late game you want the opponents most tankiest character to step on it. In team fights try to put it out in front of where your team is as their tank will likely come in first stepping on the trap which will reduce armor and magic resistance by 40% at level 5 and make them a easy kill. Pounce is my most used skill when in cougar form because it does so much. It makes you jump small walls, help farm and most importantly move faster. When a skill can be used both defensively and offensively its automatically your best skill. When attacking at melee range make sure to backup and click back at the minions so your pounce just doesn't go over them and do no damage. [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] Primal Surge is another skill that can be used offensively and defensively. Offensively this can be used to give more damage in exchanges than you take. Defensively it can mean between something like karthus ult killing you or not. If you have the mana use it to heal to 100%, but dont be selfish heal your teammate too they'll thank you. Primal surge also boosts attack speed so try to make best use of that boost such as killing towers. Its best to bind smart self cast on this ability. Swipe and pounce are your primary farming skills. Combo is Pounce>Swipe [img=skills/nidalee/w.png][img=skills/nidalee/e.png]. [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] This essentially makes Nidalee 2 characters since it gives you 3 extra abilities when you transform. Switching between these two skills efficiently is the difference between feeding and carrying. Always switch to cougar from when trying to get anywhere fast for the 20 movement speed boost and pounce ability.

If I get mid lane I get [img=items/boots-of-speed.png][img=items/health-potion3.png] Boots help dodge spells, last hit safely and if you get ganked early you most likely can escape. If I get top lane I get [img=items/dorans-ring.png] Dont need boots when you can activate your passive with the bushes. Helps you stay in lane longer. If I get a duo [img=items/sapphire-crystal.png][img=items/health-potion2.png] After that I usually build in this order, if I'm doing bad I'll finish sorcerers shoes before rabadons. [img=items/boots-of-speed.png][img=items/catalyst-the-protector.png][img=items/rod-of-ages.png][img=items/rabadons-deathcap.png][img=items/sorcerers-shoes.png]or[img=items/mercurys-treads.png][img=items/lich-bane.png] If your still having problems laning get a Dorans ring or two after catylst. After that finish RoA and sell Dorans Rings late game for late game items. [img=items/boots-of-speed.png][img=items/catalyst-the-protector.png][img=items/dorans-ring.png][img=items/dorans-ring.png] My last two items depend on if I'm doing good and what characters the other team is Normal (Primary build) [img=items/void-staff.png][img=items/guardian-angel.png] Lots of CC (Alternative build) [img=items/void-staff.png][img=items/banshees-veil.png] Extreme CC (When you just cant get away) [img=items/banshees-veil.png][img=items/quicksilver-sash.png] [highlight]Item Explanations[/highlight] [img=items/rod-of-ages.png] Solves mana problem, makes you less squishy, and gives ability power. [img=items/dorans-ring.png] Gives mana regen, 100 health, and some ability power helping your survivability. [img=items/rabadons-deathcap.png] Must have on all AP carries. [img=items/sorcerers-shoes.png] Must have on all AP carries. [img=items/mercurys-treads.png] Never get caught...well maybe sometimes. [img=items/lich-bane.png] Makes cougar hit harder. +7% Speed and 30 Magic resist helps you get in and out of autoattack range while taking less damage. [img=items/void-staff.png] Makes all abilities hit hard. Especially Spears. [img=items/guardian-angel.png] Antifocus [img=items/banshees-veil.png] Antispell [img=items/quicksilver-sash.png] Antistun [highlight]Items that can be viable[/highlight] [img=items/ionian-boots-of-lucidity.png] Nerfs made some of her CD's a bit longer so this is viable but I feel it just makes me really mana starved if I dont have blue. [img=items/guinsoos-rageblade.png] If your gonna push top lane all day this is very viable. I also recommend you switch up your offensive masteries to switch improved exhaust to 1 in crit and switch summoners from exhaust and flash to teleport and flash. Push top and when you see a teamfight happening tele into it and make that 4v5 to a 5v5.

[highlight]Laning & Fighting[/highlight] Early game I focus on just last hitting and the only time I attack the opponent is when my jungler comes to gank. With Nidalee's heal you should able to outlast the opponent depending on what character it is. After hitting lvl 6 you have the choice to start fighting back or keep farming. After you played Nidalee enough you should know what characters you can poke at and which ones you should just focus on farming with, but after a certain point you will be stronger than your opponent because of how ahead in cs you will be. This plus your Gold/10 runes makes sure of that. This is Nidalee's bread and butter combo. If you can fit in a trap and spear in the beginning even better. Cougar>Pounce>Swipe>Takedown>Human>Spear>Heal. [img=skills/nidalee/r.png][img=skills/nidalee/w.png][img=skills/nidalee/e.png][img=skills/nidalee/q.png][img=skills/nidalee/r.png][img=skills/nidalee/q.png][img=skills/nidalee/e.png] Teamfights you want to stay outside and poke as much as you can with your spears. After the fight start continue shooting spears and healing yourself or your teammates. After the enemy team uses up some of their skills jump in and land your combo. If they are close to dead finish them off in cougar form if not jump out spear then heal then cougar and land your combo again. [highlight]Farming[/highlight] Farming is easy once you get level 6. Pounce>Swipe>Takedown>Repeat [img=skills/nidalee/w.png][img=skills/nidalee/e.png][img=skills/nidalee/q.png] [highlight]Pushing[/highlight] You can kill minions fast and kill towers quickly with the speed boost from heal so Nidalee can split push quite easily. She also can cougar form and pounce away to safety when people start chasing so Nidalee can overextend quite a bit and still be safe just make sure you dont overdo it or split push when your team needs you. Make use of your teleport by pushing a lane and when it looks like a fight is gonna happen turn teleport in to create the advantage. [highlight]Running Away[/highlight] Turn into cougar and pounce and try to hit as many bushes as possible. If you get a sizeable lead turn human and throw a spear behind you, heal, and then turn into cougar and continue running. You may be able to turn the hunters into the hunted. [img=skills/nidalee/p.png][img=skills/nidalee/r.png][img=skills/nidalee/w.png]

You need to download and install LoLreplay to play this file. Go here I'm not the best player ever so I still make lots of mistakes while playing. I just started recording games so as soon as I have a decent games without too many mistakes I'll put up quality replays. These are just temporary. [imgext=] Not the best laning video since I was lagging very bad early game but great video on how to fight and farm with Nidalee [highlight][/highlight] [imgext=] Got carried but this replay is another demonstration on how to fight. [highlight][/highlight] [imgext=] Shows laning a bit better. [highlight][/highlight]

[center][imgext=][/center] [center][highlight]Updates[/highlight][/center] [center]11/26 Added Updates section & Updated Masteries[/center] [center]12/03 Fixed item build[/center] [center]12/25 Updated Masteries[/center] [center]5/9 Updated Masteries, Runes, and Summoners[/center] [center]5/12 Updated Masteries[/center] [center][imgext=][/center]

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