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NIDALEE BUILD GUIDE: NIDALEE BUILD GUIDE AP MID FOR S4 by Midnightstabs

by Midnightstabs (last updated 8 months ago)

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Greater Seal of Armor(+12.69 armor)
8
Greater Mark of Hybrid Penetration(7.2 Armor Penetration and 4.96 Magic Penetration)
9
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist(+1.35 magic resist per level (24.3 at champion level 18))
3
Greater Quintessence of Ability Power(+14.85 ability power)
1
Greater Mark of Magic Penetration(+0.87 magic penetration)
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21
9
0
mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 0/4
mastery 3 2/4
mastery 4 1/1
mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 3/3
mastery 3 1/1
mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 1/1
mastery 3 3/3
mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 1/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 3/3
mastery 3 1/1
mastery 2 1/1
21 Offense
mastery 1 2/2
mastery 2 0/2
mastery 3 2/2
mastery 4 0/2
mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 3/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 1/1
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/3
mastery 1 0/3
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/4
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 2 0/1
9 Defense
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/3
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/2
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 2 0/1
0 Utility
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Player Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Prowl
QJavelin Toss / Takedown
WBushwhack / Pounce
EPrimal Surge / Swipe
RAspect Of The Cougar
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Introduction

I'm new to Solomid but I think I can help some of you out on this build and game play that I do on Nid I'm in Silver Division 4 and I just think it can help you guys on this so I hope you guys enjoy(:

Runes

Hybrid champions do more damage this patch than last because of the new mastery pages. Blade Weaving, Devastating strikes and spell weaving make hybrid penetration a viable choice for most games.

Masteries

mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 0/4
mastery 3 2/4
mastery 4 1/1
mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 3/3
mastery 3 1/1
mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 1/1
mastery 3 3/3
mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 1/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 3/3
mastery 3 1/1
mastery 2 1/1
21 Offense
mastery 1 2/2
mastery 2 0/2
mastery 3 2/2
mastery 4 0/2
mastery 1 1/1
mastery 2 3/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 1/1
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/3
mastery 1 0/3
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/4
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 2 0/1
9 Defense
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/3
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/2
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 2 0/1
0 Utility
21-9 is probably going to be the mastery page I use the most often. Expose weakness is a good point to use if you roam a lot. Nidalee is good at grouping up and sieging towers, so its definitely worth the mastery point. Devastating Strike is another mastery point that is very strong on Nidalee. Champions that deal magic and physical damage seem to have a slight advantage because of the Devastating Strikes mastery. Devastating Strike with hybrid penetration marks will be very strong against melee champions. This page is better at auto attacking and cat form.

Summoner Sets

Ignite & Flash
I go for ignite sometimes if its against Twisted Fate Or Lux cause you can be aggressive against them and if you can land spears and brake them down like a boss then cougar form smack them with W-E-Q Ignite its instant death. Flash its just the best summon spell to use nothing can replace it.
Barrier & Flash
Ok barrier is the best against AD like Zed, Wukong, Teemo, and Talon! and I use it cause if you 1v1 you can win like say you get the spear off then it drops zed to 975 then cougar form then he ultys you barrier then Q-E-W then back to human form heal and his still not dead and you are close to him get a small spear off.
Cleanse & Flash
I can say that Cleanse can be really great against CC teams. Cleanse is also good against ignite. Not only do you remove the DOT from ignite, but you also remove the healing debuff so you will be able to primal surge for the full amount.

Item Builds

Starting Build(s)
CDR starting Build
2
This is for CDR I use it cause I do want to carry or I can trust my teammates so they wont let me die.
Final Build(s)
Standard Final Items
This is CDR its really great if you know how to play nid and I love the lice bane I think its awesome to use and it does hurt the other team (: and what you do in team fights before you're team engages make sure you poke there team with your spears and then when the team fight brakes out heal the tank then Cougar form and own it up with W-E-Q (:
Build Order
Ok I like to go Tear after my first time back and get my boots and the frost fang because of the Mana regen and the +4 gold and the 20 AP and its passive is really great but you will want to sell it off for Morellonomicon then I get my sorcerer's shoes and then you farm up to about 1600-2300 depending on how you are getting cs if you are falling behind you should build into lich bane or into Rylai's crystal Spector that can help you stay alive during 1v1 and Team fights.

Situational Items

Deathfire Grasp
I use this only if they have a really tanky top laner or jungler like Nasus, Renkton, Rammus and Dr.Mundo it helps with dmg and destroys them you can replace it with void staff only because all the rest is just the best for nid.
Banshee's Veil
Only if you are just getting destroyed by the other team with crazy AP and you cant take the dmg.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
I use this only if I'm getting owned by not having a lot of HP and I like cause you can actually Kite by going cougar form and then W-R-E-R-W its really great combo get away form the enemy team.

Skill Order

Player Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Prowl
QJavelin Toss / Takedown
WBushwhack / Pounce
EPrimal Surge / Swipe
RAspect Of The Cougar
Nidalee's power spike occurs from level 6-13ish. You most likely won't be able to kill someone in an all-in fight, but the mixture of spears, sustain and cat form makes her very strong at this time. Rush CDR to really feel the strength of mid game Nidalee. She is very good against adcs before they get big items and I recommend trying to leave your lane if you are unable to kill your laning opponent.

Skills

Prowl
Good Nidalee players will constantly walk through a bush whenever they can. The movement speed helps you get out of a lot of dangerous situations and makes pouncing over walls easier.
Javelin Toss / Takedown
Javelin Toss: In patch 3.14 they took away the extra damage added from pouncing or walking away from spears. This was kind of a buff because your spear to pounce takedown combo will do more damage than it did in previous patches. This change will make it easier to fight ADC's late game.
Bushwhack / Pounce
The armor/magic penetration debuff was reduced to 8 seconds from 12. The ideal time to 1v1 someone is after they land on a trap. When someone has a trap debuff on them TRY TO HIT THEM WITH A SPEAR!!!
Primal Surge / Swipe
Primal Surge:
Your primal surge isn't just a heal. Use your heal before you engage in cat form. This will increase your attack speed. Using primal surge while you are full health under tower will also help new nidalee players cs better.

Swipe:
Swipe has pretty good scaling. The range is a little bit low and if you are too close or 'inside' of the champion you can miss Swipe. For Swipe to do damage to a champion they need to be a little bit in front of you.
Aspect Of The Cougar
Try to stay in lane until you are level 6. It is ideal and will make the rest of the game a lot smoother for you. Get level 6 as fast as you can! Cat form gives you more movement speed so try to use cat form to help you move between objectives faster. Don't stay in cat form too often because you need to throw as many spears as you can throughout the game.

Champion Matchups

Akali
Difficulty
Favors You
Good Nidalee players look forward to playing against Akali players, but if you are new to the matchup it is a little bit difficult. In order to beat Akali in a 1v1 you are going to need to try to harass her a lot pre 6. I suggest thrownig spears at her whenever you can and lay traps in the areas she is trying to cs to shred her resistances. I also wouldn't fight akali all in unless you have a good HP advantage. To play defensively against Akali post 6 you can lay traps underneath yourself. If akali dashes at you, she will hit the trap->throw a spear heal yourself swipe/take down and pounce away to safety. After healing yourself...if you landed every one of the abilities you should have done alright in the trade Just remember Akali is always scary with gunblade. Land spears before you engage!
Heimerdinger
Difficulty
Favors You
Ok So Heimerdinger is somewhat a hard champ i can say if you're new to Nid but I all you need to do is Max range his turrets then after his turrets are dead you go after him and watch out for his stuns and if you doge the stun his a free target to kill.
Lux
Difficulty
Favors You
Alright Early game against Lux is somewhat hard if you are getting pushed from her but when you get lev 6 go in cat form and use your swipe to clear the minions. Save your pounce to dodge the snare. After level 6 nidalee out pushes lux in cat form and lux is not great for pushing towers so you should try to take all of the jungle buffs at level 6. At 6:00 plan a back (should be about level 6) pick up a ward and ward their first buff around 7:00. Try to snipe it with a spear or steal it with cat form if the jungler is ganking or use you're free trket.
Ziggs
Difficulty
Favors You
This is a skill matchup, but Ziggs has much better wave clear and his skill shots have a larger hit box. Early Ziggs has a lot of harass and kill potential on Nidalee pre 6. After level 6 you will be able to clear minions easier and doge his abilities with pounce. I have lost against a few good ziggs players, but win this match usually.

Early Game

Most games you will not be invading, so get your [W] skill at level 1 and set up traps in places that you think the jungler will walk through. There is no correct place to place traps, get creative go nuts~

Your biggest goal for early game is to farm as much as you can and hit level 6 before having to recall. I don't recommend ganking before level 6 because a failed gank will ensure that you lose the lane. The only time I would recommend fighting before level 6 is a possible invade on the enemy red gank with your jungler. A good spear will usually be first blood on the enemy jungler.

Mid Game

I'm going to say that mid game starts the second you hit level 6. Hopefully you haven't had to opt for an early recall and you are 10 cs or less behind your laning opponent. You should be trying to push your lane out as much as you can and either ganking or farming wraiths between waves. If you have the early Tear of Goddess make sure you spam your abilities at will so that you will have mana for a gank or early dragon contest/fight. Mid game is when Nidalee is by far the strongest, you want to try to force team fights because when spear is maxed it does a ridiculous amount of damage against squishy under leveled jungle/support/adc. Don't worry if your lane opponent still feels much stronger because if you land one spear on their adc it can allow you to force dragon or an easy dive bottom lane.

Late Game/Team Fights

I'm still a noob at team fights but I know what to do as nid but still practicing the things that I keep forgetting to do is that as nid you don't use you're full on combo to began a team fight the combo is trap + spear + heal->cat form pounce->ignite->swipe execute an getting ganked and I sometimes tunnel vision witch I need to stop but yeah what you do is You need to sit in human form as long as possible and use heal on the ADC as many times as you can. Your team fights with nidalee will be less focused on assassinating the ADC and more on keeping your ADC alive while throwing spears at their back line.

Conclusion

Well I hope you enjoyed the Guide like I said it's my first Guide ever lol im really not good at it I can say but I Hope you Enjoyed it plz leave a comment what I need to improve and plz leave a like if you liked it I will be making more guides in the future and So that you can see i messed up on the masterys trying to fix :o well see you later summoners.

Comments

December 17, 2013 - 03:17 AM #1

Lol oh shutit (:

December 17, 2013 - 03:15 AM #2

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