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All Guides Nidalee Guides S6 (Patch 6.11) - Cougar in the Jungle
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Nidalee Statistics for NIG alolpat

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

Value
Average
Games Played
19
4
Win %
26
38
Kills
4.9
5.8
Assists
7.0
6.9
Deaths
4.5
6.3
KA:D Ratio
2.6
2.0
Gold Earned
10.9K
10.5K
Creep Score
38.4
129.0
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

4.png is a must have for 99% of the champions and roles in League of legends and Jungle Nidalee is part of them.
11.png is The jungle spell, you need it to buy the jungle item and it will help you clear the monsters.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

In this section we want to get the current jungle mastery "Strength of the Ages" as it give you tankyness and regen in the jungle. I will update this section everytime it is needed as it changes pretty fast those days.

Abilities Back to Top

Q
E
W
Q
Q
R
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
1
4
5
7
9
W
3
14
15
17
18
E
2
8
10
12
13
R
6
11
16
I start Q and E to give me early damage and sustain in the jungle, I try to rush level 3 by getting 1 camp and the 2 buffs and then gank the lane you can (Usually top or mid).

Always MAX Q when you play AP nidalee, you want to hit those spears and bite these ennemies. Just max it.
In second I would go with maxing E as it gives you sustain in your jungle and in your skirmishes.
For sure when you can, max your R.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Refillable pots = you don't buy any more pots Take the mana regen early as you need mana to make your combo
    You need to get at least the jungler item when you get your first back and depending on how much you did get from your early game, you can take either AP or boots

Core Items

    This is what you need, you get AP, health, mana, and movement speed
    If you are ahead and you really need to help your team right now, go for early "Large Rod" to get you snowball harder
    These boots are the only I can think about for Jungle nidalee. I really prefer Lucidity ones because more W spam = more mobility but you have to use it
    One of the mandatory item right now, it gives you tankyness, utility and ap damage and goes perfectly with ap jungler item.

Situational Items

    Here you have some choices, you need ap or tanky items depend if you can kill and escape or if you need to peel and stay alive from behind.

3 Differents builds that works (in order of buy) :

1) vs AD/AP team :

1414.png3027.png1333.png3116.png3157.png - Last item depend if they are tanky 3135.png or not 3089.png



2) vs heavy AD team :
1414.png3027.png1333.png3157.png3025.png3116.png



3) vs heavy AP team :
1414.png3027.png1333.png3001.png3116.png3065.png


in all cases Rylai can be replaced by 3100.png

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Amumu
    Easy
  • Dr. Mundo
    Medium
  • Elise
    Medium
  • Evelynn
    Medium
  • Gragas
    Medium
  • Graves
    Medium
  • Jax
    Medium
  • Kha'Zix
    Medium
  • Kindred
    Hard
  • Lee Sin
    Hard
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Master Yi
    Medium
  • Nidalee
    Easy
  • Nunu
    Easy
  • Rek'Sai
    Medium
  • Rumble
    Easy
  • Volibear
    Medium
  • Xin Zhao
    Easy
  • Zac
    Medium

VS

Amumu

Easy

You can snowball him early by ganking while he has no impact on the game, you can also counter jungle easy. If you hit javelintoss.pngon him he is pretty much dead early on

VS

Dr. Mundo

Medium

You need to stay ahead, if you lose early vs him, unless he fails or goes afk, you will lose. You need to ignore him in skirmishes/teamfights and go for the squishy targets or try to heal/peel for your adc to kill him.

VS

Elise

Medium

If you dodge her eliseE.png you can survive her, if she hits you you will surely need to flash or pray the lord to let you alive :)
In the other case you can kill her if you hit her (and not her spiderlings) with your javelintoss.png

VS

Evelynn

Medium

Hit her with javelintoss.png and try to know where she is in her jungle for your lanes, the early game is your "powerspike" for both of you. wins it and you got a part of the game

VS

Gragas

Medium

You really need to snowball early to be able to not let him become too tanky for you.

You need to make sure you don't get hit by gragasbodyslam.png. His combo gragasbodyslam.pnggragasdrunkenrage.png will let you very low and it will be hard to escape from all this CC. Better 4.png or aspectofthecougar.pngbushwhack.png before getting hit ;)

You can invade him though!

VS

Graves

Medium

Pretty even matchup, but care of his combo gravesmove.pnggravesclustershot.pnggraveschargeshot.png that can nearly one shot you at any time. Try to know if he has his gravessmokegrenade.png before engaging a fight with him, this ability is really strong.

VS

Jax

Medium

Again early game is your moment while late game he will be rolling, dodge his jaxcounterstrike.png and you can win the trade in the other case try to survive. As he is not the best ganker, try to make the difference by yourself.

VS

Kha'Zix

Medium

His khazixQ.png can destroy you if you are alone with him, try to not get in front of you in your/his jungle but you can 2v2 as he will not get his bonus damage while near other champions.

VS

Kindred

Hard

She has DPS and you cannot one shot her because of kindredR.png. She is one of you worst matchup. Care and try to make your lanes snowball.

VS

Lee Sin

Hard

Really hard matchup, he is good early and can do work in late with his insec combo, try to farm, and gank when you know he is away.

VS

Malphite

Easy

He has nothing to fight you early in the game, counter jungle and gank a lot, but care of his powerspikes in teamfights.

VS

Master Yi

Medium

You cannot lock him down, but you can poke him really hard before the fights, you NEED to do it if you want to have a chance.

VS

Nidalee

Easy

Easy you are a better Nidalee than the other if you follow the tips in this guide.

VS

Nunu

Easy

Care of his counter jungle , ask your team to follow you in your jungle and you can shut him down early.

VS

Rek'Sai

Medium

If he goes AD you can kill him without any problem with one combo but if he goes tanky, just ignore him and don't get caught.

VS

Rumble

Easy

Hit your javelintoss.png and jump on him, he cannot damage you while not looking at you and you win the front fights.

VS

Volibear

Medium

Don't try to 1v1 him, his passive will bait you and you cannot go through it as you don't have so much DPS once your combo is down. But you can easily gank than he does

VS

Xin Zhao

Easy

You can One shot him but you cannot lock him down so care of every skirmish.

VS

Zac

Medium

Big jungler at the moment, try to poke before fight and help your carries to get through him

Early game Back to Top

In the early game every jungler has its preferences, mine is to gank as soon as possible to make sure at least one my lane is not already behind (YoloQ u know).

If my botlane doesn't want the camp, I usually start bot side and take a camp with botlane's leash, then I rush my 2 buffs, get my LVL 3 and gank top or mid depending on which one is more gank oriented ( I mean easy to gank and "snowballable" ).

I usually get first blood or at least assist on it and just sometimes just make the enemy laner back and lose his flash.

As Nidalee you are a strong duelist if you hit your spears, if you don't a lot of current meta junglers will just crush you. So make sure to hit your Q's and if you are comfortable enough (and if your lane are not all getting hardpushed) you can try to invade the enemy jungler.

Mid game Back to Top

At this time you get your first powerspike : 

1414.png3158.png

SOLO DRAKE


First of all with this 2 items you can easily solo drake, try to know where the enemy jungler is heading and get this first objective as it will help all your team.


INVADE ENEMY JUNGLE

 With these items your clear speed just become insane and you need to take advantage of it. Again make sure you know where the enemy jungler is going, if you are strong enough try to catch him and in the other case just don't let him get any jungle camp. :)

TAKE TOWERS

Nidalee is good as pressuring lanes, try to gank an even lane or a lane with CC (easier to hit spear and usually free kills) and get tower from it.

CONCENTRATE ON SQUISHY TARGETS

Nidalee can be hard countered by Magic Resist but destroy anything that doesn't have any. Make sure you focus them and not those big tanks that are running top at the moment.

Late game Back to Top

POKE BEFORE FIGHTS

Try to hit the AP carry as he cannot heal himself and will need to back or start the fight not full life. If they have squishy support as Soraka/Sona/Janna you can always try to hit them and delete them with your nidaleepassive.pngaspectofthecougar.pngjavelintoss.png.

KILL THEIR CARRIES

At this point of the game you are tanky enough to jump in and jump out while deleting on of the carry. Make sure your team will follow you and try to win times with 3157.png and primalsurge.png.

PEEL YOUR CARRIES

If you think your carry can win the game if they don't die just stay by them, use your primalsurge.png and make sure nobody comes to kill them. I usually buy 3116.png when I need to peel as you can stay by your carry and slow coming enemies.

OBJECTIVES 

Don't forget objectives > kills (even if kills helps to take objectives ;D ).
Never let the baron be taken down just because you didn't ward it. Your wave clear is one of your weakness so don't let them abuse it.

twitch.tv/alolpat Back to Top

Here we go boys, you got all you need to be able to carry with NIDALEE. I hope you enjoy the guide. I will update it every patch to make sure it is still on point.


If you want to support me a bit and make me happy you can come on my stream and say 'Hi !' ;)

twitch.tv/alolpat


As I said Nidalee is my main so you will surely see some if you come :D

Thanks for reading.
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