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Nidalee Statistics for Yolo Swagger

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

Value
Average
Games Played
6
4
Win %
50
37
Kills
6.7
6.2
Assists
8.3
7.7
Deaths
3.7
7.5
KA:D Ratio
4.1
1.8
Gold Earned
12.5K
10.8K
Creep Score
58.7
63.0
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Nothing to say here.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

The main reason why I go 12/0/18 is because of Strength of the Ages. You get 300 hp around ~15 min and it's worth 800 gold. Plus you get higher sustain in the jungle after that.

Since the passive root removal on jungle monsters, I play Bounty Hunter instead of Oppressor. Both has % damage increase, which is better in the later parts of the game. You need to kill at least 3 unique champions to get more damage increase than Oppressor offers. Plus the damage increase from Bounty Hunter applies every time you deal damage to anything instead of doing damage to targets with impaired movement as Oppressor provies, which is kind of difficult since Nidalee doesn't have any crowd control ability in her kit.

If you wamt to go 12/18/0, which I don't really recommend, take Runic Affinity to have buffs 18 seconds longer + longer Elder Dragon buff and Baron buff. Assassin mastery is too bad in my opinion since it just gives +2% damage, works now only on champions and you have to be alone with your target, so it's just working when you're invading, don't take it.

Abilities Back to Top

Q
W
E
Q
Q
R
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
1
4
5
7
9
W
2
14
15
17
18
E
3
8
10
12
13
R
6
11
16
Classic maxing for jungle Nidalee. Start with Q and try to throw long spear onto the first monster for better damage. Then take W second for faster buff clear, it's even better if you don't play AD marks runes, because E gives attack speed bonus, so you are able to land more autoattacks. Don't forget to max ult, cause it scales with all abilities in cougar form.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Classic jungle start. If you still struggle with your first jungle clear, you can get 3 health potions instead of the Refillable flask. Don't ever upgrade it to Hunter's potion, Nidalee doesn't need it.

Core Items

    Red one is a great tool for 1v1, 20% damage reduction is REALLY good against teams with heavy burst champions, plus your autoattacks and Takedown apply true damage over time, I can't even count how many times someone escaped and died from the dot. I almost always go for the Red one. Get Tracker's if you really don't need the Challenging smite, if they have some tank in the jungle and nobody in their team has some kind of burst damage. You can also go for the blue smite, if you are new to Nidalee and need help with landing spears, but I don't really recommend it, I never build the blue one. You should get Aether Wisp as a first part if you recall with at least 850 gold. If you have full build, sell this and get another more useful item.
    Nowadays, I build only CDR boots, since it works for me better than magic pen boots. CDR works with your pounce reset too. If you want to go for heavy burst you can build magic pen ones, but I don't recommend it.
    This item is just way too good for its cost. The slow REALLY helps you a lot especially with kiting your opponents. The slow works for your Spear, Trap, Pounce and Swipe, plus also with Runic Echoes, so you can slow in the fight up to 4 enemy champions with one spear if they are close to each other. You should almost always rush this item after Runic Echoes. Try to get Large Rod for 1250 gold as the first part. If you recall and don't have enough money for the Large Rod, but have enough for the Belt for 1000 gold, instead of it buy Ruby Crystal and Amplifying Tome, always get damage parts over defense ones.
    This item allows you in fights to jump in and don't get instantly deleted. Rush this against full AD teams or if they have too much AD burst damage like Zed,Talon,... mid and Riven,Fiora,... top. It's also good against some AP champions, for example Fizz or Syndra as it cancels their ult damage.
    Makes your combo more deadly. This item isn't needed in your full build as you should build other ones more important. I usually get this item as the last when I sell Runic Echoes for another better item.
    Get this if they stack magic resist. I usually get this item if they have at least 1 heavy magic resist item on at least 2 players. Something like Maw of Malmortius, Spirit VIsage, Banshee's Veil and especially if they have Locket of the Iron Solari.
    Don't forget to have one pink ward placed somewhere on the map and always switch to sweeping trinket once you are level 9.
    Rush this item if they got really heavy ap team or if they have some AP assassin or mage who can delete you in a blink of an eye. Also, works well with full ap teams cause of the magic resist reduction. Since the last change to this item, it now gives 10% CDR and more magic resist reduction later in the game, so this should be always built, if they aren't full AD team.

Situational Items

    I get this item only against full ad teams after Zhonyas.
    Also good item on Nidalee for stronger combos. I'd recommend to build this item, if you are especially lower elo (gold-bronze primarily) as players in that elo don't really know how to punish Nidalee with really squishy build. You can get Lich Bane after Rylai's, if you feel they won't focus or kill you in the fights.

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Amumu
    Easy
  • Diana
    Easy
  • Dr. Mundo
    Easy
  • Ekko
    Easy
  • Elise
    Hard
  • Evelynn
    Medium
  • Fiddlesticks
    Easy
  • Gragas
    Medium
  • Graves
    Medium
  • Jarvan IV
    Easy
  • Jax
    Easy
  • Kayle
    Easy
  • Kha'Zix
    Hard
  • Kindred
    Medium
  • Lee Sin
    Hard
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Maokai
    Easy
  • Master Yi
    Medium
  • Nautilus
    Easy
  • Nocturne
    Medium
  • Nunu
    Easy
  • Olaf
    Medium
  • Pantheon
    Medium
  • Poppy
    Easy
  • Rammus
    Easy
  • Rek'Sai
    Medium
  • Rengar
    Hard
  • Sejuani
    Easy
  • Shaco
    Hard
  • Shyvana
    Easy
  • Skarner
    Easy
  • Udyr
    Easy
  • Vi
    Easy
  • Volibear
    Medium
  • Warwick
    Easy
  • Wukong
    Easy
  • Xin Zhao
    Medium
  • Zac
    Easy

VS

Amumu

Easy
  • He has no mobility so outgank him in early.
  • Try to counterjungle his second buffs.
  • You can dodge his bandagetoss.png with your pounce.
  • In late game he can flash bandagetoss.png+curseofthesadmummy.png into your team. Nidalee is weak against heavy engage teams, so try to be careful on that.

VS

Diana

Easy
  • She's pretty much useless before level 6.
  • Put early game pressure with ganks.
  • You should be able to 1v1 her whole early game, so there should be no problem in invading.
  • Pounce away from dianaQ.png.
  • Get Negatron Cloak and she standss no chance in a fight with you.

VS

Dr. Mundo

Easy
  • Can be annoying, but you are able to dodge his infectedcleavermissilecast.png with your pounce.
  • He isn't mobile at all, so you should be able to outgank him.
  • I don't recommend you to invade him at his first buffs, he is way too tanky and if he hits you with his infectedcleavermissilecast.png he will just run away.

VS

Ekko

Easy
  • Another jungler with weak early game.
  • Apply early game pressure and force skirmishes (2v2, 3v3), you are much stronger than him.
  • Pounce from his ekkoW.png and be careful on his ekkoR.png.

VS

Elise

Hard
  • Hard to 1v1, I don't recommend invading her.
  • You shouldn't be able to hit her with your spear through her spiderlings.
  • Try to dodge eliseE.png with pounce.
  • If she uses her Rappel, place your trap in the center of it, so she will be marked after she comes down.
  • Almost every Elise builds damage, so you can oneshoot her after your Runic Echoes.
  • Get Negatron Cloak even before Rylai's.

VS

Evelynn

Medium
  • I recommend to try to kill her at her first buffs, Evelynn's first clear is pretty weak so she will be at low health.
  • Place your bushwhack.png into bushes so you will know where she is.
  • Try to countergank her and don't forget to invest in 2043.png.

VS

Fiddlesticks

Easy
  • Don't try to counterjungle him at his first buffs, he will be at full health and you won't have enough damage to kill him through his drain.png.
  • Outgank him in early game.
  • Buy a lot of wards and try to counterjungle his second+ blues.

VS

Gragas

Medium
  • You should be able to 1v1 him in the every stage of the game.
  • Try to countergank him.
  • You can start invading him when second buffs spawn.

VS

Graves

Medium
  • Don't try to fight him in the jungle (near walls).
  • Try to put early game pressure with ganks.
  • He instakills you after his Warrior jungle item.

VS

Jarvan IV

Easy
  • Care of his early game power.
  • Countergank him, plus you can try to invade him in his jungle.
  • Be careful on his combo with jarvanivcataclysm.png after Warrior enchantment.
  • Keep your pounce up if you feel he's going to jarvanivcataclysm.png you, so you can just simply pounce from it.
  • Pounce away from his jarvanivdragonstrike.png+jarvanivdemacianstandard.png combo.

VS

Jax

Easy
  • Weak early game.
  • Apply early game pressure and don't be scared of invading him.
  • Just keep your pounce after he uses his jaxleapstrike.png on you while jaxcounterstrike.png is up, so you should be able to not get stunned and after that you can show him your combo.

VS

Kayle

Easy
  • Useless early game.
  • I recommend to try to invade her at her first buffs.
  • Try to counterjungle a lot and don't forget to take Scuttle Crabs, so she won't get any stacks for her Devourer.
  • If you active your passive on her and you feel you can kill her while she has her  kayleR.png up, pounce on her, but don't follow with swipe and takedown, cause she will mostly use her kayleR.png. Then hit spear after it wears off and then follow up with your cougar combo.

VS

Kha'Zix

Hard
  • You will never be able to 1v1 him if you are both at the same gold level.
  • Don't you dare to invade this guy. He just turns on you and kills you with his short cooldown and high damage on his khazixQ.png.
  • Play carefully.
  • He will probably try to invade you after his Warrior enchantment, so try to ward your jungle.
  • Stay near someone in fights to deny his isolated bonus damage from his khazixQ.png.

VS

Kindred

Medium
  • Hard to 1v1.
  • Take camps she has marked by her passive.
  • Save your Takedown after her kindredR.png ends so you can execute your target.
  • She's pretty much squishy. Try to instakill her in skirmishes.

VS

Lee Sin

Hard
  • Strong early game.
  • Be careful what you are doing in the early game.
  • You farm way better than he does, so try to outlevel him.
  • Pounce away from his blindmonkqone.png.
  • He will most likely oneshoot you after his Warrior enchantment with his blindmonkrkick.pngfollowed by blindmonkqone.png.

VS

Malphite

Easy
  • Useless early game.
  • Apply early game pressure.
  • Invade him as much as you can.
  • He isn't mobile, so just steal his buffs and he shouldn't be a problem.

VS

Maokai

Easy
  • Useless early game.
  • Apply early game pressure.
  • Invade him as much as you can.
  • He isn't mobile, so just steal his buffs and he shouldn't be a problem.

VS

Master Yi

Medium
  • You can try to kill him on his first buffs.
  • He's useless if not fed and farmed, so try to counterjungle his camps.
  • Spear him while he's using his meditate.png and follow it with cougar combo after it ends, you don't want to combo him while he's meditating, since it gives also high damage reduction.

VS

Nautilus

Easy
  • Useless early game.
  • Apply early game pressure.
  • Invade him as much as you can.
  • He isn't mobile, so just steal his buffs and he shouldn't be a problem.

VS

Nocturne

Medium
  • Be careful in the early game and really careful after his level 6.
  • He can just nocturneparanoia.png on you followed by nocturneunspeakablehorror.png  and you shouldn't be able to pounce away from it.
  • Be careful of his nocturneshroudofdarkness.png, it could change your 1v1 with him to his favor.
  • You should be safe after Rylai's and Zhonya's.

VS

Nunu

Easy
  • Easy to 1v1.
  • Apply early game pressure.
  • Care of his early dragon potential.
  • You can invade him as much you like.
  • Pounce away from absolutezero.png.

VS

Olaf

Medium
  • Care of his early game power.
  • Don't invade him on his first buffs, since he can just perma slow you with olafaxethrowcast.png and then crush you with his passive, plus he will be healthy cause of his olaffrenziedstrikes.png.
  • Try to pounce from his olafaxethrowcast.png.
  • Outgank him and try to countergank him.

VS

Pantheon

Medium
  • Hard to 1v1.
  • Care of his strong early game.
  • He's useless in the late game.
  • Farm and outlevel him, his jungle clear isn't that great.
  • Don't try to invade him at his first buffs, he will be at full health cause of his passive.
  • If you mark him with your passive and feel you can kill him, pounce on him and then don't just use Takedown if his passive is up, Pantheon's passive blocks Nidalee's Takedown, so just autoattack him once before using Takedown. But he is probably going to pantheon_leapbash.png right you pounce on him, his pantheon_leapbash.png actives his passive instantly, so you want to autoattack him before using Takedown.
  • If he ganks with his pantheon_grandskyfall_jump.png you can throw spear in the middle of the cycle, when he lands he should get hit by it if you time it correctly.

VS

Poppy

Easy
  • If she goes for Warrior enchantment, she will be most likely able to oneshoot you with her full combo.
  • If you see she's going too poppyheroiccharge.png you, just pounce somewhere to not be stuck by a wall.
  • If you see she's channeling poppydiplomaticimmunity.png, pounce right in time you see she's going to slam the ground, so you won't get most likely hit.
  • Keep in mind you aren't able to use pounce when poppyparagonofdemacia.png is up, so wait until it ends.

VS

Rammus

Easy
  • Apply early game pressure.
  • He shouldn't have any kill presence on you if you counterjungle him, so don't be scared to invade his territory.
  • Be careful on his puncturingtaunt.png.
  • Don't invade him at his first buffs, since he will be healthy, plus you won't have enough damage to kill him through his defensiveballcurl.png.
  • If you see he's going to use his puncturingtaunt.png on you, try to switch to the Human form, so you will just stand and throw auto attacks on him instead of following him into his team when you are in the Cougar form.

VS

Rek'Sai

Medium
  • Strong early game.
  • I don't recommend invading her, since she can see you with her Tremor Sense.
  • Be careful of skirmishes, she's really good in 2v2, 3v3.
  • You can farm and outlevel her.

VS

Rengar

Hard
  • Hard to 1v1.
  • You can try to kill him at his first buffs, he should be at low health.
  • Don't fight him near brushes.
  • Zhonya's helps a lot.

VS

Sejuani

Easy
  • Apply early game pressure.
  • She shouldn't have any kill presence on you, so counterjungle her a lot.
  • She isn't mobile, so just steal her buffs and she shouldn't be a problem.
  • Pounce away from sejuaniarcticassault.png or sejuaniglacialprisonstart.png.

VS

Shaco

Hard
  • I recommend to start on a buff instead of Gromp/Krugs, cause of his level 2 kill presence with 14.png on you.
  • Rush Zhonya's or he will instakill you from deceive.png every time he sees you, even in team fights.
  • Also good thing to know is if you mark him with your passive, you can still pounce on him even if he's in deceive.png, so if you are going to kill him and he goes to stealth when you marked him, wait a second and then pounce in the direction you thing he went, so you will be able to know exactly where he is and then kill him when he comes out of it next to you.
  • Ward your jungle and buy 2043.png.

VS

Shyvana

Easy
  • Don't invade her at her first buffs, she can turn on you with her shyvanaimmolationaura.png and kill you easily.
  • She can be really easily kited with Rylai's and you should be able to stay away from her with your pounce.
  • Put early game pressure, since she's farming jungler.

VS

Skarner

Easy
  • Don't try to kill him at his first buffs, you will be a dead kitty if you try it.
  • His pre-6 isn't that great, so just apply early game pressure and outgank him as much as you can.
  • Don't fight him near his active crystal places.
  • Be careful on his 4.pngskarnerimpale.png.
  • He shouldn't be able to get on you through your pounce.

VS

Udyr

Easy
  • Don't try to invade him at his first buffs, he is stronger than you.
  • His jungle clear is insane.
  • He shouldn't be able to get on you anytime, just pounce away when he runs on you.
  • Apply early game pressure.

VS

Vi

Easy
  • She's a bit vulnerable at her first buffs, so you can try to kill her.
  • You should be able to 1v1 her almost every time.
  • Be careful of her after she gets Warrior enchantment, she can combo you down.
  • She shouldn't be able to hit you with viQ.png, if you use your pounce to dodge it.
  • If you are going to kill her and pouncing on her while she's marked by your passive, she's most likely going to viQ.png away, so try to body block it and then you are able to finish her off.
  • Don't be scared to counterjungle her.
  • Zhonya's cancels her viR.png.

VS

Volibear

Medium
  • Don't try to kill him on his first buffs, you won't have enough damage cause of his passive.
  • If he runs volibearq.png to you, just pounce away.
  • Be careful of his volibearw.png execute damage.
  • Easily kiteable with Rylai's.
  • Be careful on his 4.png+volibearq.png.

VS

Warwick

Easy
  • Useless before 6.
  • Don't invade him since he will be at full health because of his passive and hungeringstrike.png.
  • Be careful on his infiniteduress.png.
  • Apply early game pressure and outgank him.

VS

Wukong

Easy
  • You can try to kill him at his first buffs.
  • You should be able to 1v1 him easily.
  • Outgank him and counterjungle him a lot.
  • After you pounce on him, he's most likely going to use monkeykingdecoy.png, so wait with your combo after he comes from stealth.
  • He can be really deadly after his Warrior enchantment.
  • Pounce away from him after he uses monkeykingnimbus.png on you, so you shouldn't be in a range of monkeykingspintowin.png.

VS

Xin Zhao

Medium
  • He is stronger at first levels than you, so don't try to kill him in his jungle.
  • Try to countergank him and counterjungle him after your Runic Echoes.
  • Pounce away from him after he uses xenzhaosweep.png on you.

VS

Zac

Easy
  • You can kill him at his first buffs.
  • Don't be scared of counterjungling him.
  • Put early game pressure, since you are much stronger than him.
  • Pounce away from zacE.png.

Who am I? Back to Top

Hi, my nickname is Ishmoz aka Yolo Swagger. I'm a Master tier on EUNE, dropped Challenger (Yolo Swagger), high Diamond EUW player, currently Diamond 2 (Ishmoz) who has over 800 games on Nidalee Jungle.

I didn't play her before her rework when she was in my opinion just about one skill and that's boring.
I've started to be insterested in her when she was AD Toplane god.
Then I tried to play her in the jungle even before the patch that moved her in the jungle.
And after the patch I exactly knew she is my new main.
Sadly, I'm not able to record and upload any video beacuse of my really weak internet.
Below are my current stats for this season on my EUW account.a1.png

Pros and Cons Back to Top

Pros:

  • Excellent early pressure
  • Fast jungle clear speed
  • High mobility
  • Very high kill potential

Cons:

  • Relies on hitting spears
  • Weak to hard engage
  • Hard to master

Combo order Back to Top

Usually you want to spear the enemy, follow it with pounce and then use swipe and finally takedown, since takedown deals % missing health damage (execute). But if the enemy has 4.png or some other escape tool for example lucianE.png or gravesmove.png you want to use takedown first before swipe, cause it has lower range and swipe resets your takedown animation. Also, when you cast swipe, while the enemy is in the range of it and then during your cast they flash of dash away, it will still deal damage to them.

First jungle clear Back to Top

You want to start Krugs/Gromp on botside, throw long spear for high damage and hopefully get a really good help from your botlane, don't forget to smite the monster for the buff. Then move onto Red/Blue buff and just kite it in your human form. Then you can move directly on your second buff (where you will use your second smite) for fastest level 3 or continue in a full clear to get level 4, you don't need to take all camps, you can skip the last one(Krugs/Gromp) and get level 4 from Rift Scuttler. You should have more health if you are red side, cause of the hp gain with the smite on the red buff. You can start with gromp in the topside if you are blue side.

Tips Back to Top

  • Nidalee's pounce can be used to jump through walls, so go to the custom game and train your pouncing.
  • Pounce reset with Takedown. Active takedown, right click on the target takedown is going to kill, when you see Nidalee is starting to cast takedown, quickly pounce the direction you want to go, so the pounce goes on cooldown before your takedown kills the target, takedown won't be cancelled. This means your pounce should get the reset right after using it. This can be done also with human autoattacks, just transform into cougar after landing the last human autoattack and use pounce before your human autoattack is going to kill the target.
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