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NIDALEE BUILD GUIDE: (Pikalee, D1) 4.4 Patch You've KAT to be KITTEN me right MEOW! by Best LeéSin NA

by Best LeéSin NA (last updated 5 months ago)

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9
Greater Seal of Armor(+12.69 armor)
9
Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power(+1.53 ability power per level (27.54 at champion level 18))
3
Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage(+6.75 attack damage)
9
Greater Mark of Hybrid Penetration(8.1 Armor Penetration and 5.58 Magic Penetration)
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17
9
4
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 3/4
mastery 3 0/4
mastery 4 1/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 3/3
mastery 3 3/3
mastery 3 1/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 1/1
mastery 3 1/1
mastery 3 3/3
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 1/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 2 0/1
17 Offense
mastery 1 2/2
mastery 2 2/2
mastery 3 0/2
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 1/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 3/3
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
4 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

Hello everyone and welcome to my guide. this is just a guide to get you out of low elo and into diamond. Although I may not be a pro, I have used this guide to carry my team numerous of times. I have played Nidalee probably for over 1000 games (~300 S3), counting the ones on my other accounts. In my opinion Nidalee is one of the strongest tops in the game. She has one of the best sustains and poke, making her a big bully, before level 6 and the highest burst at level 6. She excels at cleaning up in teamfights or even rushing in the back line to kill/stall the adc. You can search me up "Pikalee" on Lolking.net.


I Peaked at Diamond 1 S3

I had a 63.1% win rate with Nidalee in over 312 games

Runes

RED: penetration OVER attack damage because it scales better mid/late game and it benefits both your auto attacks/spears instead of just your auto attacks
YELLOW: armor, kind of a given, because it helps you trade and you don't want minions to do tons of damage while poking
BLUE: ONLY take ap per lvl against ad, i recommend MAGIC RESIST PER LVL if against ap for better trading, especailly against kayle and teemo
QUINCE: ad is a must for auto attacking and last hitting. You already have enough penetration and you deal more damage with attack damage then penetration

Masteries

mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 3/4
mastery 3 0/4
mastery 4 1/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 3/3
mastery 3 3/3
mastery 3 1/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 1/1
mastery 3 1/1
mastery 3 3/3
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 1/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 2 0/1
17 Offense
mastery 1 2/2
mastery 2 2/2
mastery 3 0/2
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 1/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 3/3
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
4 Utility
OFFENSE: 17
attack speed - more poke when auto attacking enemies, leaving and entering bush
butcher - help with last hitting, but most importantly, leads to feast which is essentially a small life steal
feast - small life steal
brute force/mental force/martial mastery/arcane mastery - maximum damage for bullying in lane

DEFENSE: 9
block/unyielding - helps with trade especially against other ranged champs such as kayle and teemo
recovery - helps with mana problems if you don't want to spam your heal (because your heal takes a lot away from your mana which then hurts you from using spears to bully your opponent)
veteran scars - sadly you need 3 pts in this, but its worth by getting juggernaut because you get insanely high health

OPTIONAL: oppression - only take this if you are vsing someone who has cc (basically every top, i don't know a champ that goes top besides nid that doesn't have cc) take a point out of phase walker if needed

Utility: 4
phasewalker: you have NO IDEA how many times this can save you from recalling recklessly to save time.
mana regen - pretty explainable, mana regen helps you sustain much more and is one of the best masteries in the game

Summoner Sets

Primary Set
People underestimate how much your auto attacks can do, and combined ignite, your auto attacks do about 60-70 per hit which is brutal in lane at lvl 1. Flash is taken for almost every champ for making DA PLAYS and combined with cougar jump lets Nid's high mobility even more broken.
Teleport & Flash
I rarely ever take teleport for Nidalee, but since the new changes to it in patch 4.4, taking teleport in farm lanes allows you to back every 3 minutes and you will eventually have an advantage over your opponent if you stay stalemate. This does, however, hurt your kill potential in lane, so I wouldn't take teleport against champions you are confident you can take on easily

Item Builds

Starting Build(s)
Default Starting Build
Build 2
4
Build 3
4
Build 4
4
Build 5
4
2
Build 6
4
Starting items:

crystalline-flaskhealth-potion4 - wait ~10 seconds for your 4th health pot. This is a very safe/basic start.
boots-of-speedhealth-potion4 - Usually i don't go boots 4 anymore, because going in and out of bushes is already easy for me. If you're a beginner, i recommend starting boots 4, because Nids who are not yet used to the auto attack range can punish themselves by stepping too far and either lose trade by getting too much minion aggro or getting too close to a darius/riven/renekton. Builds into ninja-tabi or mercurys-treads
dorans-bladehealth-potion - maximum harrass and health per hit. the extra health potion helps a bit.
cloth-armorhealth-potion4mana-potion - i use this as a safe start for some sustain, mostly against riven/renekton/darius if im scared of them. Builds into ninja-tabi
faerie-charmsight-wardhealth-potion4mana-potion2 - i almost ALWAYS start this if im against a teemo/kayle/vlad. This is for maximum sustain while having a ward for those butt-hurt junglers who camp you because you're so op. Builds into chalice-of-harmony
dorans-shieldhealth-potion - I usually never start this also. Used as a beginner and always the safest starting build if you don't know what to start with. Using this against jax is really useful

AS YOU CAN SEE, you have a lot of options to start with. Nid is one of those champs that you can literally build anything and it works because she's so diverse. Picking the right starting build, however, will be able to snowball you and be the best cat ever.
Final Build(s)
Standard Final Items
mercurys-treads - For Tenacity and for Mr
sunfire-cape - for health, armor, and to clear minion waves
frozen-fist OR trinity-force - Trinity force IS more efficient, but iceborn provides more 70 armor which is good if building towards a tank. Build trinity-force for more damage and frozen-fist for cc/armor
spirit-visage - Gives CDR, Increases your heal, provides sustain, would build ASAP, and a lot of magic resist
randuins-omen - For heavy adc or jax or anyone who relies on attack speed to do damage. Provides hp and armor
guardian-angel - build if the enemy team is focusing you a lot and if you're really fed
Build Order
ngthens/transitions to mid/late game.

If you aren't snowballing against an all ad team, then rush a sunfire cape. From here, finish your trinity force or iceborn, depending if you need more armor or damage and finally, buy randuins/spiritvisage depending if you need even more armor or magic resist. Your last item should be a guardians angel, but usually the game ends before this happens

Situational Items

The Brutalizer
gives CDR, low cost, great efficiency. Your long range auto attacks combined with black cleaver is a great combo to shred your opponents armor
Muramana
gives sustain in lane and good damage output, but takes forever to charge it if not in cougar form
Warmog's Armor
tons of hp, hp regen, can be used as a substitute for blade or any damage item if you already have enough damage, but is rarely used
The Bloodthirster
For farm lane and if the opponent starts building mr. If you build this then trinity force/blade is not needed. Start building armor/mr items, because rushing this tends to decrease your durability
Boots of Mobility
MOBO BOOTS. This is for when i like to have fun lol. I rarely ever use this because usually you need to be more tanky and you will be in fights more than you will be out, so getting tenacity rather than more mobility is a better choice
Haunting Guise
If the enemy builds a lot of armor. This adds about 150-200 more damage to your spears which will help you bully them out of lane even more
Guinsoo's Rageblade
One of the MOST cost efficient items in the game. As long as you are keeping full stacks (with Nidalee you will), you accumulate 72 ap, 30 ad, and 32% attack speed for only 2600. It was a MUST item in s2 for Nidalee, and should be bought and used more often. The downside to this item is that it makes you extremely squishy due to putting so much gold into this item when you could've bought sunfire
Zhonya's Hourglass
Gives a little tankyness with exceptional ap. Has an amazing active. A very good item against Zed
Doran's Ring
Very good early game due to its sustain. Buy 2 of these along with 1 or 2 dorans blades will help. Buying more than two and transitioning to mid game will, however, draw you back from being more tanky

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
Take 1 pt in W first: To allow maximum vision. You are able to put around 3-4 traps in the beginning of the game depending on how fast you buy your items and head to thetop lane

Take 3 pts in E: To sustain in lane pre-6. Laning may be a bit hard if you lose trade/ Putting a couple of points in e allows you to sustain better than your opponent, UNLESS you are already winning, then max your Q instead

Maxing Q first AFTER 6: allows you to have maximum harrass. Your goal in the top lane is to bully your opponent and make him recall to miss exp on minions which allow you to farm and get ahead, OR to attract the enemy jungler to gank you, which in case is bad for you but also puts less pressure on your teammates. Your takedown will have immense damage if the enemy is low. Your spears unexpectingly do 250-300 damage.

Max E: If you are completely losing lane and you need the increased heal even after you hit 6.

Skills

Prowl
This passive allows you to decide if you want to wait till mid game to buy your boots. It also allows you to get free poke on your opponent while walking in and out of brushes, taking little to no minion aggro. When running, always try to get into brushes to obtain this movement speed boost
Javelin Toss / Takedown
I always max this first because the base damage + the amplified damage of how far away the spear is becomes phenomenal when combined with your auto attacks. When you have cougar form, takedown is a very good finisher as your opponents get low.
Bushwhack / Pounce
ALWAYs, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, start with this skill because by abusing this skill early game allows you to put 4-5 traps down before minions have spawned. If you are to start boots 3, head up and place your traps. At around 1:25, start heading back and buy your 4th pot. This allows you to place your traps AND get your 4th pot. In cougar form, the pounce allows you to catch up to opponents, or run away. You can also leap over small walls which is very helpful when trying to run/chase enemies.
Primal Surge / Swipe
The heal helps with sustain, and the attack damage is very powerful late game. Use your heal on the adc, unless you need to heal up. In cougar form, swipe allows you to add to the burst from the W>E>Q combo. Combined with spirit visage lets you able to heal a ton, even without a lot of ap.
Aspect Of The Cougar
Nidalee's transformation skill which allows you to switch in/out of cougar form. Always max this because it raises all of your abilities base damage (you aint jayce).

Champion Matchups

Aatrox
Difficulty
Favors You
Aatrox tends to be a sustain whore IF you let him. Try to harrass him down at level one with a dorans-blade unless you are scared of him, where staritng crystalline-flask would provide sustain if Aatrox hits level 2 before you do
Akali
Difficulty
Favors You
Akali is nothing until level 6. I would start dorans-blade and harrass until she goes back, but also make sure you are farming. Try to reach 6 asap, or at least before she does so you can put more pressure on akali to either stay in lane and get exp or to go back because she's too low. If you are ahead on the first recall, buy a vision-ward and build towards spirit-visagechalice-of-harmony
Chogath
Difficulty
Favors You
Start with dorans-blade and proceed to poke him down. He is also another sustain whore IF you continue to let him last hit creeps. Dodge his q and you will be able to win lane fine. Dont let cho farm and snowball big for late game. If he becomes unkillable at around level 11, try to ask a jungler to gank and drop his stacks down or he will actually be a big problem in team fights
Darius
Difficulty
Favors You
Darius can either be a 1/5 easy match up or an 4/5 match up. If you learn the pull radius, then this will be one of the easiest lane ever early-mid game. Start with dorans-blade if you are confident, or boots-of-speedhealth-potion4 if you want to play it safe. If darius hooks you, he will be able to deal a lot of damage where you can no longer trade without getting a plus. He will then snowball the lane phase and it will be hell for you. If you ARE winning, buy 2 dorans and continue to harrass him. Transition to mid game by buying tabis and sunfire. After snowballing and buying sunfire, you should be able to have an easy lane where darius can no longer kill you unless you misplay
Elise
Difficulty
Favors You
Start faerie-charm for maximum sustain and just wait till level 6 where you can actually trade well and maybe even kill her to ]snowball. Buy a chalice-of-harmony when you back and build towards spirit-visage. Buy a mercurys-treads if you need to reduce her stun duration. After buying these mr items, lane phase will be much easier. Buy dorans-blade if you are confident that you are ahead and that you need more damage to trade
Fiora
Difficulty
Favors You
Fiora tends to be easy at early levels to 6, but then deals a lot of damage in return with her w active. Start dorans-blade if you feel very confident, or crystalline-flaskhealth-potion4 if you want more sustain to a point where you will always be able to stay in lane more than fiora. When harrasing, you have to make sure to bluff the auto attack so she wastes her "w" and when it decays, thats when you auto attack her. When her repel is on cooldown, you will be able to zone her at early levels or if you've snowballed your lane. Build ninja-tabiranduins-omen if he begins to deal too much damage. The thing about fiora is that if she sticks on you, which she will, she will have a lot of speed and randuins can counter that
Gangplank
Difficulty
Favors You
His crits tend to do a lot of damage. Build cloth-armorhealth-potion4mana-potion OR dorans-shield if you fear his parley damage (he could have on crit runes and suddenly crit you), or crystalline-flask for sustain. Build ninja-tabiranduins-omen if he begins to deal too much damage with his parleys and his nasty crits
Garen
Difficulty
Favors You
Garen tends to be one of the easy match ups. I would even be confident starting an elixer of fortitude. Build dorans-blade to harrass him until he backs. Make sure to attack him when he goes up for a minion to peel away his passive, but also make sure to not get baited by it. You can easily kite this guy, especially at level 6. When his spin is on cooldown, usually when farming multiple minions, you can win trade so dont be afraid to go in cougar form and burst him. Build sunfire-cape to push waves and for more durability
Irelia
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
Her gap closer, Q, allows her to stick on you. Start with crystalline-flask OR dorans-shield OR cloth-armor and Try to not be in range of her stun if she still has her gap closer. Stay away from low health minions as Irelia tends to hop on them with her "q" and then on to you. She will hurt you a lot at level 4, and will always win trade from then on. Try to sustain and level 6 and proceed to buy giants-belt into a randuins-omen. Her most damage is TRUE damage, so building health is the only way to defend yourself
Jarvaniv
Difficulty
Favors You
This is a fairly even matchup. If you play correctly and not get baited by him and his jungler AND dodge his knock up, then you should be able to win your lane easily. At level 6, you can hop out his ult. Start with dorans-blade and harrass all day. Buy a ninja-tabi if he decides to build a lot of ad and if he starts to actually deal a lot of damage.
Jax
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
Be careful of his level 3 burst. You can poke him early, but would recommend starting with cloth-armor or crystalline-flask. If jax starts to build blade and sustain, dont even bother poking and start to build towards mercurys-treadssunfire-cape. If needed, take a point or 2 more in your heal. Build frozen-fist if he is simply doing too much damage, or a trinity-force if you snowballed like crazy and are ahead by far
Jayce
Difficulty
Favors You
One of the easiest match ups. Dodge his poke and you will win all trades in any circumstances. Jayce's big problem is sustain. Start with cloth-armorhealth-potion4mana-potion OR dorans-shieldhealth-potion OR crystalline-flask for sustain. You won't be able to win early trades, however, at level 6, you can all in him, making sure he doesn't hit you with his q/e.
Kayle
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
Her ability to trade with a slow hurts tremendously at low levels (pre6). You are able to poke her down at level 1 as kayles tend to get their q first. Start with a faerie-charm and build it into a chalice-of-harmony. If you're ahead from here, dont be afraid to keep trading and buy dorans-bladedorans-blade. If she is dealing too much magic damage, build a spirit-visage. If she is dealing a lot of attack damage, build a randuins-omen. I will most likely build a mercurys-treads because her q slows you down a lot. After both of you are level 6, try to jump in and deal a lot of damage to try to bait Kayle's ultimate. Once her ultimate is down, jump back in and finish her off.
Leesin
Difficulty
Favors You
Lee sin can be annoying at times if he maxes E first. Build spirit-visage if he does, and start out with a dorans-blade if you are ]confident that you can dodge his q's. Start any other sustain item if you feel like you just want to stay in lane. Build ninja-tabi and transition into a glacial-shroud for armor and mana. This will turn into frozen-fist
Lissandra
Difficulty
Favors You
Be careful of Lissandra's wave clear through minions. Make her pick the decision of farming minions or harrassing you which means don't stand behind your minions otherwise she gets a plus off of it. Start faerie-charm and upgrade it to chalice-of-harmony and transition to spirit-visage. Know Lissandras range of q and you'll be able win your lane easily
Malphite
Difficulty
Favors You
One of the easiest match ups as you kite this big hunk of junk. Start with dorans-blade. From here, if Malphite is dealing too much magic damage, or if you just want the sustain build a chalice-of-harmony. Otherwise, just build another dorans-blade and phage which turns into a trinity-force
Mordekaiser
Difficulty
Favors You
Stay out of low health minions, as Morde likes to last hit with his "e". Try to poke Morde down if he doesn't have a big shield up. Dont try to trade with Morde if he has big shield built up. Start with faerie-charm or dorans-blade if you're confident that you will win your lane. Morde really can't do anything with his jungler because he lacks cc, so there's no need to be afraid if the jungler also has no cc
Nasus
Difficulty
Favors You
Another easy match up, but people tend to let Nasus farm which is the main problem. If you let Nasus free farm, he tends to actually do a lot late game. Start with dorans-blade to harrass him out of lane. From here, build trinity-force to maximize your damage, and then a sunfire-cape, because he will start to do a lot of damage and will eventually win trades if you dont build armor
Olaf
Difficulty
Favors You
Olaf is very strong this patch, and his axe does a ton of damage. If you do dodge his q, however, you can punish him by harrasing him with auto attacks. Make sure to step away from low health minions so he has to decide whether to harrass you or to farm minions. Start with a dorans-blade
Pantheon
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
He will spam his spear on you 24/7. Dont try to trade, even at early levels. Try to get level 6 asap. Start with cloth-armor and build sunfire-cape asap. Do not even attempt to trade unless you are at least 6. Ask your jungler for ganks and you may even need to put a level or 2 on your e
Renekton
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
Another hard match up. Watch out for his burst at level 3 where he "e" in stun q and e out. You basically cannot win that trade no matter what. When renekton "q"s a wave, you will be able to trade and auto attack him a few times. Watch out for low health minions as Renekton tends to e on them and then onto you. You are able to hit a few auto attacks onto Renekton at early levels. Start with a cloth-armor or dorans-shield. Rush a sunfire-cape to wave clear and ninja-tabi for more armor. After you hit 6, you will be able to trade in and out. After 3 or 4 trades, you will be able to 1v1 him easily
Rengar
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
With season 4, 3.14 patch, the change from 2 bushes to 3 bushes for top lane increases Rengos potential. dorans-shield. Watch out for his burst which is when he has 4/5 ferocity. Try not to get in his range when he pounces in bushes. Try to get level 2 first to get your heal. Rush armor items if he is ahead such as ninja-tabisunfire-cape. Rengar will eventually fall off at around level 11
Riven
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
Riven was, in, 3.14 patch one of the most "broken" champs as she excels both in lane and in team fights of late game. After her Q got hugely nerfed, you actually don't have to cry when fighting her. Start cloth-armor if you are afraid of her damage (almost everyone, unless you know the riven is weak/low skilled) or dorans-bladedorans-shield. Try to poke when her shield is down, but also make sure to not get too close to her burst. Rush ninja-tabiglacial-shroudsunfire-cape, because sunfire cape lets you win trades if you stay in the fight long. Once riven uses all her abilities, she is vulnerable which is where you turn and trade. If you hit level 6 first, use it to your advantage and try to all in her, because you won't be able to have this opportunity after she hits 6
Rumble
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
With rumbles nerfs, he shouldn't be able to bully you out of lane as easily. Before Rumble was nerfed, he would stand at a 5/5 difficulty due to his unbelievable trade. Start with faerie-charm and sustain. Trade when Rumbles flamethrower is on cooldown, or when he is silenced. Don't cs if Rumble is able to pull a full flamethrower duration on you. Rush chalice-of-harmonyspirit-visage if you're losing lane very hard. If you are winning, build a phagesheen into trinity-force
Shen
Difficulty
Favors You
Shen is another one of the easy champs because he simply cannot trade back except with his "q". You will always win trades, unless he somehow gets ahead and snowballs. Start with dorans-blade and rush a trinity-force. The con of vsing a Shen is that there is no possible way for you to stop him from ulting, but you can always damage him before he ults. If he ults, simply push his lane and take the tower down. Dodging the taunt in lane will allow you to further snowball your lane. Buy a sheen if Shen is maximizing his armor, which builds into frozen-fist OR trinity-force depending on the opposing team comp
Shyvana
Difficulty
Favors You
Shyvana is one of those champs who is naturally tanky. You can poke Shyvana down at early levels, but late game shyvana will always contribute to her team. Start [item-=dorans-blade] and be aware of Shyvanas speed boost. If she gets anywhere close to you before you're level 6, she will burst you down. Rush a ninja-tabisunfire-cape if you're losing and from here if you're STILL losing, then build a randuins-omen. If you're snowballing your lane, buy another dorans-blade and transition to late game by building a spirit-visagefrozen-fist OR trinity-force. Rushing a sunfire-cape allows you to win trades when both of you reach 6. ONLY trade when her w is down unless you are ahead or if you are confident you can outplay her. Try to dodge her e, because it does suprisingly a lot of damage and it also shreds your armor
Singed
Difficulty
Favors You
Singed can become a very big problem late game if you don't stop him from farming. If he proxies, kill him a few times and continue farming. The good thing about Nidalee is that her wave clear is of equal speed to singed. If Singed becomes unkillable to you, dont even bother trying to kill him. Poking singed early game is essentual to shutting down his potential late game. Dont be afraid of his range when you're level 6. Build chalice-of-harmonyspirit-visage if he's ahead or if their team comp is mostly ap. Buy sunfire-cape for wave clear
Teemo
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
WIth the change of Top brush, Teemo's shrooms are even more deadly. Don't get baited into following Teemos line of shrooms. Buy the red trinket to eliminate all his shrooms. Only chase after teemo if you are sure one more cougar form q is able to kill him. Start with a faerie-charm for sustain. Then build a chalice-of-harmonydorans-bladedorans-blade. If you need more sustain from here, build a spirit-visage. You cannot trade with teemo, because he also is a ranged champion. Try to harrass teemo when he is csing, because he won't be able to auto attack you back. When Teemo's blinding dart is down, you can auto attack him a few times. Buy a vision ward if needed
Tryndamere
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
Tryndamere has been a very strong pick lately because of his duel power. Start with a cloth-armor OR crystalline-flask OR dorans-blade. Trade when Tryndamere has just used his q or when he doesn't have max fury. Try to snowball your presence in lane by auto attacking him at level 1. If Tryndamere starts red pot, back up at level 2-5 as he tends to try to go all in on you.Try to get level 6 before Tryndamere does and burst him down. If he ults, go back in forth in the top bush to kite him and go back in when his ult is down
Udyr
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
Udyr has unbelievable damage with a 220 shield every 3 seconds. This allows him to run around even faster than Nidalee. This is why you have to stop him from being an unstoppable bruiser. Start dorans-blade and prevent Udyr from farming. Bulid a phage if you're ahead and for kiting purposes. Don't underestimate Udyrs damage by going too close. If Udyr suddenly runs to you as fast as you can, run and don't get baited by him and his jungler. Build sunfire-cape for wave clear. If it is a tiger udyr, try to push your lane up so that Udyr is only available to farm under his tower. Tiger udyr is not good at farming under turret, unless he wastes a lot of mana
Vi
Difficulty
Favors You
Start with a dorans-blade for level 1 harrassing. Watch out for Vi's level 3 burst, which is when she charges her q, attack, e attack. Start a cloth-armor if you're afraid of this. Build a ninja-tabi if he begins to deal too much damage. Trade when Vi's passive is down, or kite with the top bush if her shield is up, and go back in when her shield is down
Vladimir
Difficulty
Favors You
Another Easy match up as you excel at trading much better than Vlad. Go in and out of brushes while auto attacking Vlad puts a lot of pressure on vlad to whether he should heal up by "q"ing a minion or to trade back and "q" you. When his q is down, you are able to trade without any retaliation. Start with a dorans-blade and from here you have many options. If you are somehow losing to Vlad, or if he's building a lot of sustain/hp, build a chalice-of-harmonyspirit-visage. If you need more damage, build a phage into trinity-force and the-brutalizer for cdr
Volibear
Difficulty
Favors You
Voli's passive allows him to tank for a long time. Don't try to all in Voli if he has his passive and you don't have ignite. Start with cloth-armor and crystalline-flask. Poke him down when you are waiting to last hit, but you won't deal much damage to him because he will most likely start with a dorans-shield. Build trinity-force if you're winning lane, or sunfire-cape to wave clear and for long trade. Try to not fight if voli activates his ultimate and is dealing more damage than you are to him
Warwick
Difficulty
Favors You
I haven't seen many warwicks lately, but warwick can be very annoying at times. Start with a faerie-charm and rush a chalice-of-harmonyspirit-visage. His q will chunk you for days. When his q is down, try to trade as much as possible, because this is the only time you will be able to attack him without any retaliation. Buy a lot of sustain as warwick tends to heal a lot, but he runs out of mana all the time. Dont all in warwick if you don't have ignite. Build a frozen-fist to kite
Wukong
Difficulty
Favors You
Wukong is able to poke you down while decoying. Poke Wukong when his e q is down. Start cloth-armor into ninja-tabi for sustain. If you reach level 6 first, you are able to kill wukong without any trouble. Build a sunfire-cape for wave clear and for long trades, otherwise, build a frozen-fist for damage.
Xinzhao
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
One of the hardest mfer to lane against. He will always out trade you at early levels. Start with a cloth-armor or crystalline-flask to sustain until level 6. If you somehow reach level 6 before he does, then you may be able to win a fight with him. Build a ninja-tabisunfire-cape for hp and armor
Yorick
Difficulty
Favors You
I haven't seen many Yoricks in Season 4 lately, but this is a very big sustain lane. Start with faerie-charm into a chalice-of-harmony and a spirit-visage. From here you will be able to win trades, so start building some damage such as frozen-fist OR trinity-force. Your cougar form will allow you to win ALL trades. Dont let Yorick heal up in lane by trading constantly
Zac
Difficulty
Favors You
Zacs sustain is annoying at times. Try to poke him at level 1 or whenever he tries to pick up his blobs. Step on the blobs so he doesn't regenerate his health. Start with a faerie-charm and rush a chalice-of-harmonyspirit-visage to sustain. Harrass him when his q is down. If you reach level 6 before Zac does, you can all in him with ease. Build a trinity-force for damage
Zed
Difficulty
Favors You
Zed has been nerfed really hard, but if you're vsing a really good Zed player, he may out play you still. Get easy poke down on Zed early by starting with a dorans-blade. Watch out for his burst when ulting you, which is easily avoided by flashing early. When the bomb is off, proceed to retaliate. Buy armor such as ninja-tabidorans-shieldsunfire-cape if he gets the advantage

Early Game

1. Always keep your farm up. It is not worth it to poke your opponents than to miss a creep when you're behind
2. Only poke when you are waiting for the creeps to get low to last hit
3. Dont poke when the opponents minion wave is much bigger than yours, because you will take a lot of aggro
4. Try to poke in and out of brushes so you gain the extra movement speed while avoiding minion aggro
5. Keep your distance especially for champs like darius/jax/riven/xin/renekton

Late Game

Late game is basically the same as mid game. Your opponents underestimate your tankyness and your ability to poke. Because of this unique build, you can go quite tanky in team fights. This is why you can actually go frontline with your team and try to take out their adc. First, try to poke at their carries before confronting a team fight. Once they get poked down, team fights will be much easier to win. Nidalee excels at cleaning up champ because of her 2.5 second cooldown on her pounce and her ridiculous burst in cougar form when chasing someone down.

Final Comments

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Comments

December 12, 2013 - 05:14 PM #1

I don't want to be rude, but it's going to take a lot more than 10 hours of effort to get featured.

Second, everything is short. You seem to have written your guide for experienced players only, which is not what a featured guide should do. A featured guide should be in depth enough to explain the concepts you laid out to a new player, or good enough to convince someone your way works, despite them being dead set that it doesn't.

Close to everything you need can be found here: http://www.solomid.net/guides.php?g=35596-slater-von-j-ger-generic-build-guide

November 26, 2013 - 01:51 AM #2

This guide has also taken me to where i am right now - Diamond 2, in less than 200 games

November 26, 2013 - 01:50 AM #3

@darts502 - If you read, it CLEARLY states the strategy behind this build is to have maximum harrass to bully your opponent out of lane. This lets you be able to buy more at the first recall and continue to snowball your lane. Maxing heal doesn't help at early levels to harrass your opponent down. It simply just helps you stay in lane which you already can do if your opponent is backing in the first place

November 26, 2013 - 12:29 AM #4

I don't like maxing Q on Lane Nidalee, E max just seems so much more better.

January 10, 2013 - 07:40 PM #5

tears is the same as muramana and archangels. I dont like it for top nidalee, but for middle nidalee, its acceptable on different occasions

January 10, 2013 - 02:42 PM #6

nice guide :)

What about muramana?

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