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Nidalee Statistics for Man Named Rich

Author's performance with Nidalee compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
5
Win %
39
Kills
5.8
Assists
6.8
Deaths
6.1
KA:D Ratio
2.1
Gold Earned
10.5K
Creep Score
131.7
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

12.png 4.png- Tp is the best spell for Nidalee. You can tp to your tower to make sure you don't miss farm, you can tp gank to bot and pick up some kills or you could Tp near the enemy tower and take it, and you can use it to join team fights if you are split pushing.

Flash is a must have. You should always have it.



14.png4.png- Ignite is an ok spell with Nidalee top. I would take if i was against a Vlad or Mundo and feel like carrying. The problem is that Tp helps you and your team a lot more in the long run

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

After doing a lot of experimenting, I have decided that Thunderlord's is the best on Nidalee. For a while I have been using Fervor, but the added burst if so good throughout the game.

Abilities Back to Top

W
Q
E
E
E
R
E
Q
E
Q
R
Q
Q
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
2
8
10
12
13
W
1
14
15
17
18
E
3
4
5
7
9
R
6
11
16
Start off with w and place it in bushes to scout the area

Maxing E first gives you excellent sustain and good extra poke with the attack speed buff

Maxing Q second lets you have some decent damage for team fights

W isn't the most useful spell so max it last

Always take your ult when available

 

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Take ring for a safe laning phase and sustain, and cloth against a tough lane opponent.
    Doran's Blade is a great item for when you feel confident with your lane match up and your skill with an ad build. It will provide the best poke and is arguably the best item for lane.

Core Items

    Gauntlet gives you a great boost in damage and defense. It procs with your cougar q and it provides the cc(slow) that you lack. I would recommend that you get this item whenever you are against a heavy ad team/laner
    Trinity Force gives you massive damage. Get this if you are against an easy lane and winning hard.
    Gives health and MR and gives your E's healing a big boost. If you are against a heavy ap laner then i would recommend rushing this.
    Gives you a lot health and makes you even harder to kill.
    Get Tabi against a heavy ad team. Mercs if you are against a heavy cc/ap team. Get Ionian boots if you are ahead because the cdr is fantastic on Nid, especially in cougar form. Get Sorc boots if you are really ahead and you do not need anymore cdr.
    This is an example of a full build on tank nidalee. All of these items combine to make a very tanky nidalee that will do a surprisingly decent amount of damage and be basically unkillable.
    This is a more ad focused build that excels in split pushing. It gives you damage, cc, and a good amount of tankyness. Rushing Trinity, in my opinion is the best power spike that Nidalee has. If you are doing OK in lane and you get it you will almost always win. I have also had the best games with this build because Trinity is so dam good on nid.
    If your team lacks any ap then use this build. It provides a heavy amount of ap and a good amount of defense.
    This is my Bruiser build. It gives you good damage and good defense. I would recommend the Rage Blade as your first item if you are doing good because it provides really good harassment in lane. The rest of the items all work really well with each other. You can also swap gauntlet with tri force, depending on the laning phase and how fed you are. I even got a penta with this build!!!
    This build is only if you are very fed and are a decent player because you can not afford to make any mistakes. There is a time and place for this build, so don't build it whenever you feel like it. Use this build if you are very fed, have a tanky team, and a low ap team. If your team does not meet the requirements then go the more bruiser ap build that I have talked about.

Situational Items

    Get Ga if you are going for a damage build and you are being focused.
    Get Banshee's if you are against a blitz or thresh to prevent getting hooked.
    Due to the recent gauntlet nerfs mallet is a good replacement if you don't need that much armor. Mallet also provides a very safe lanes against kitable champions like Garen and Darius, and it also demolishes Singed in lane.

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Cho'Gath
    Easy
  • Darius
    Hard
  • Fiora
    Hard
  • Hecarim
    Medium
  • Irelia
    Medium
  • Nasus
    Medium
  • Pantheon
    Hard
  • Renekton
    Hard
  • Riven
    Medium
  • Singed
    Easy
  • Trundle
    Medium
  • Vladimir
    Easy

VS

Cho'Gath

Easy

If you go into cougar and w you can easily doge his q's which is a decent amount of his damage. Also get some extra health to help against his ult. Make sure you kill him early in the game because you wont be able to later in the game if he goes tank.

VS

Darius

Hard

Darius out trades you and out damages you. With that in mind stay back, farm, and avoid being pulled. Make sure you get gauntlet for kiting him, and get some early health. The only time you will kill him is if your junlger ganks you, don't forget this.

VS

Fiora

Hard

She can kill you very easily if you don't get enough armor. Rush dorans shield and tabi. Then get gauntlet for kiting.

VS

Hecarim

Medium

With this matchup I would recommend getting a frozen mallet. It helps with kiting and it reduces his ad because of the movement speed reduction. Other than that just play safe until you see the opportunity to attack.

VS

Irelia

Medium

If you stack health and hit her with unrelenting autos then she should not be a problem

VS

Nasus

Medium

Nasus is a major threat late game so you need to shut him down early. You need to completely bully him in lane an make sure that he gets very few stacks. Constantly pelt him with autos, get dorans shield and tabi to negate a lot of his damage, and try to go for a kill constantly, but be smart about it. It is extremely important that you kill him a lot in the early game, because you will not be able to take him in the late game. 

VS

Pantheon

Hard

This is a terrible match up for Nidalee. His spears hurt, he can block your cougar q and he has decent cc. You need To start with cloth and go tank right away. Also use a 9-21-0 mastery page for extra tankyness.

VS

Renekton

Hard

This is a very difficult lane for nid. You should bring in 9-21-0 masteries and stack armor and health during the laning phase. So getting gauntlet into rod or sunfire would be a good idea. Just play safe, especially if he is going full damage. If he is going full damage be prepared to run if he engages. If he goes tank then you can play more agro and be more flexible with your build. Once you get gauntlet, another armor item and some health you should be able to 1v1 him pretty easily, as long as you are not behind(Thank you masawafighter for the input).

VS

Riven

Medium

Play safe and understand that she out damages you. In the early game poke her with autos and be prepared to pounce away if she tries to go all in. 

VS

Singed

Easy

Probably one of the easiest match ups for Nid. This is also one of the only times where getting Frozen-Mallet will shit on someone. Just poke and farm, he can't kill you in a 1v1 at all so try to force fights, but don't do something stupid like tower diving,or fighting him in a huge minion.

VS

Trundle

Medium

This is a medium difficulty matchup because it strongly depends on how you play the early laning phase. You need to be constantly poking him with autos and trying to kill when he gets low. With that said going ad early is the best option. When he gets his ult avoid going into cougar form unless to pounce away. You can not fight him when he has ult, so wait for him to use it, back off and then go into cougar form. For items, get either a D blade or shield depending on your confidence. Then get ninja tabi if he is with a decent ad team. Then Gauntlet will be a core item so get it asap for kiting and extra damage. I would also highly recommend bringing ignite, because you need to dominate him early game or else he will become unmanageable in the mid to late game. Thanks "Saint Lucifer" for helping me get the information for this match up.  








































VS

Vladimir

Easy
If you get some MR he does nothing. This is a rare match up where ignite might be the best because you can negate a lot of his healing. Also if you are going for a more ap build 
then get a morellonomicon for the grievous wounds passive. 

About Me, Tank Nidalee, and Laning Phase Back to Top

About Me

Hello, i was a Silver 2 Nidalee main(last season) who was able to work my way out of bronze by using this build. I was inspired to play like this by watching Hotshotgg on YouTube and on his stream. I loved how very  few people played like this and how it worked really well, so i decided to make this guide for people interested in playing Tank Nidalee.

More About Nidalee

It is best to pick Nidalee when your team has a lot of cc, because you have very little. In team fights you should wait for your cc and other tanks to go in, then jump in with them and kill priority targets. Also depending on the enemy team you should stick with your carries and act like a support tank and constantly heal them and peeling for them.

Laning Phase

Early Game: Try to constantly bully your enemy laner with aa to get them low enough to kill. Weave into the bushes after you throw out a couple of autos to drop minion agro. It is important to know that you will most likely not kill them without landing a spear, so make sure you do, then go in and execute. But your main goal in the laning phase is to farm, try to kill the enemy laner, and take a tower. It is very important that you win laning phase or the rest of the game will be very challenging for you. 

Mid Game: At this point you will have gauntlet and a decent amount of tank. Stay top and push, and tp/roam to a fight where you will be needed. But mainly stay top, farm, attract attention and get massively ahead of the enemy team.

Late Game: At this point of the game you will be full build. Stay with your team if you are needed or stay top and continue to pressure it while your team gets other objectives. Remember to heal your mid laner/adc in team fights and heal your adc when taking towers.

(Sorry about this last section. For some reason i couldn't make a new section so i had to cram everything in here.)

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