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Ahri Statistics for Ahri

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

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RF Legendary
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Summoner Spells

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Now time I mostly use flash teleport, and that is part because I am an amateur competitive player and its what the meta makes me use so its better that I'm used to making teleport plays and utilize it for split push well, but its a question of preference and you are more then free to use what you like better, so, play around with it. 

Don't be mistaken because teleport can be used very effectively to acquire lane advantage playing off wave control and also it prevents you from losing your lane to a camp.

I used flash ignite heavily before and it worked out just fine, now that nidalee is better early it should work even better but, again, personal comfort in summoner spells is important if you are playing soloqueue, also, flavor of the month is very relevant when it comes down to choosing between teleport and ignite because sometimes you could make very good use out of ignite over tp but still use tp because everyone does :)

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Runes

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My basic default page is 5.1% AS, 12 AD 9 Armor and 12 MR!

Now its a must to take 5.1% attack speed due to Nidalee receiving a slight nerf to the attack speed. Three marks for AS make up exactly what was taken away from her and makes the change unnoticeable. Also there is no more hybrid pen but more flat attack damage to make up for yet another nerf to flat AD. Basically I chose to remove hybrid pen and make up the early game nerf :)

You can run cooldown instead of magic resist when you're up against an all ad toplaner and jungler, making sure you don't interact with magic damage until you are to have an MR item.

Also, you might want to use movement speed when you are facing volibear singed or darius because they rely heavily on having more ms than you to get a successful engage.

I like to stick to high ad early on because it is very comfortable to cs under the tower with it, especially after the flat stat nerfs to Nidalee.
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Masteries

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1/1
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Offense: 21
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Defense: 9
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Utility: 0

You 9/21 in cases of severe early game for example riven where you need to focus on surviving the all in and be more careful. Also 9/21 is an option for when the enemy team comp has heavy CC.

Masteries are a subject to change depending on who you're up against (obviously you are not using armor against a Lissandra).

21/9 is predominant against weaker toplaners and goes really well with the hybrid pen while flat ad and 9/21 is more for classic lane vs things that beat you (rivens/kennens etc)

I would refer to 21/9 if you are new to Nidalee, offensive masteries are always good for lane winning if your opponent makes a lot of mistakes.
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Abilities

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All right, this is pretty simple, you take bushwhack level one so you can fulfill the enemy jungle with all those annoying traps, or you can protect yourself from getting ganked.

Level one, right as you appear in the fountain, grab your items learn W and run, run to trap everything, everything that bushwhack touches is your land Simba! jk, no but srsly they are very useful for tracking down jungler location, a lot more useful then a heal or spear at lvl 1, cougar form Q is arguable but I go bushwhack first every game and it works...

Lane placement of bushwhacks is usually the bushes which you step in and out of making sure those are in control.

Lvl 2 you get spear and try to make a play with the Q combo, its very good for cheesing so to say, where you rush lvl 2 and instantly go to trade because you have 2 abilities while he has 1.

Heal is to be maxed out on bruiser Nidalee. Gives you great sustain and a steroid.



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Items

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Start With
Core
Situational

Dorans blade is used most of the time, it came to be after the early game Nidalee cougar form changes, works surprisingly well against most matchups because you have an escape route now which makes it very easy to be able to not get rekt early, also the teleport plays a big part in this because generally you don't risk as much anymore as you used to.

Cloth 5 against Riven, Pantheon, Fiora or other things that reck you earlygame. You will make use out of the cloth 5 anyways and theres no way you can win against those champions in the lane anyways.

Gauntlet is the core item for me, good against heavily AD champs and good for teamfights. Rush it if you are against an AD in the lane or go for Athenes and later on gauntlet if you are against an AP.

So your basic core can be Gauntlet Athenes and I am a big fan of Zhonyas.

QSS is great against cc comps to free the kitty.

So, yeah, use your best judgement to pick your items, no build is ultimately good, everything is customized even when it comes down to order depending on the game!
(ex: hexdrinker against vladimir is a good choice)

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Matchups

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19
2 years ago
I highly recommend this guide, because i saw him playing Nidalee this way and it works well. This guy knows what he talks about.
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2 years ago
I'll try this guide. Whenever I play top, I lose from being dived all the time. I looked at other guides too, but this one seems to make the most sense.
0
2 years ago
I'm still very much a lowbie but I enjoy Nidalee and always seem to be so successful with playing her. What I query is how does this mastery page compared to a 21/9/0 page? As I usually play very aggressive in lane against everyone and just try to rush tower straight away, how viable is this mastery page for that? and is Nid still strong late with this page?
1
2 years ago
Nid is not strong late late game to start off with.
going defense tree over offence is making sure you don`t lose your lane even though it is worse for snowballing
as well as that, playing aggressive is how you die early
0
2 years ago
I meant strong in the sense if she snowballs top how does this page work for late game? but that answered with this page is worse for snowballing. how does it work for harass in lane? is it still really strong? I'll try it out next time I'm on with similar build, I'm sure it does wonders
1
2 years ago
It works, consider remastering according to situation too btw, for example vs jayce i`d take champ AA hit dmg block and no mr.
Its been working for me...
0
2 years ago
I will definitely try it out as I've only recently started playing LoL. Yeah, I saw your profile and saw you have a few different pages for different situations, I'll definitely keep that in mind as I tend to change my masteries around before matches.
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2 years ago
RF could you include matchup tips against Zed, Talon, and Pantheon as well?
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2 years ago
Black cleaver is getting nerfed, but yes i will sure.
0
2 years ago
I saw them right before BC too. Maybe not Talon, but Zed confuses me.
0
2 years ago
This guide is very good for people who want to try Nidalee, however for people that want to go further it isn't the whole way. On AD nidalee (Known as Bruiser) you rush Wriggle's Lantern for its magic damage bonus on minions, this helps alot on farming, for sustaining against ur enemy, and for warding. Plus where is Frozen Mallet or trinity force. Those 2 items are almost crucial on AD nidalee. Good build, I highly reccomend this guide to new people.
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2 years ago
trinity force new patch is not that good, there are better things to build like sunfire spirit visage. also, lantern is situational, not core.
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2 years ago
Hey RF. Can you maybe say more about other items. Im wondering what you think about Iceborn Gauntlet, Frozen Mallet, Frozen Heart, Bloodthirster etc. because they are really common ad nida items. Thank you for this guide :).
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2 years ago
not really, you can use them but for instance gauntlet would work only if they heavy on ad and you got enough hp already, i like going tanky nowdays so thirster doesnt fit, unless its a late one, frozen heart just does not work
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2 years ago
Thanks RF <3 Great guide, guess I have to play Nid again!
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2 years ago
Are there any more in depth tips you could give for laning vs wukong? he is for some reason my only/biggest problem
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2 years ago
Hey RF can you make a matchup against Swain? I had to face one earlier, I won but only because my jungler camped and he wasn't very good... Anyways it was a hard lane to face and was really confusing. Thanks :D
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2 years ago
Hi Im 1250 elo , and I play Nidalee.
Because Im low elo I use Offensive masteries and I like to buy damage items over tankier what do you think? I feel like I can carry more this way.
What do you think about botrk and zephyr?
I have huge succes , won every top lane by now , this season of my 8 games with Nidalee I won 7
0
2 years ago
When you go offensive you get ganked and camped.
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2 years ago
I dont go in until lvl 6 , when I get lvl there is no jungler that can gank me.