IntroductionHello, I'm lololsqrrl. I main nidalee top and latley ive played around 25 games strait with nidalee. Nidalee is an amzingly fun and strong champion. Se has great sustain, poke, damage, and mobility. Nidalee's Bushwack is great for warding all over your lane due to the low cd of the ability. Overall, nidalee is one of my favorite champions due to the fact that she is such a good lane champion and that she can turn into a cat.
Early GameWhen you first leave the base you should level up your W skill, bushwack. Then get boots and 3 hp potions. run to you top lane and lay three traps where ever this tells you to: (only pick three places so you can base at 1:20 for an extra potion)
After you come back to lane utilize the bushes as much as possible. if you are against any champion that is not ranged, you can auto attack them whenever they try to cs. ALWAYS make sure the tri-bush and the river bush have a trap in it. I usually put traps in both bushes in the lane so i always know where the other team's top champ is. When you reach level six try to run into a bush then use your W skill to jump onto the enemy champion. Next use you E to get them lower and finally use your Q. Then just jump back towards your minions so they cannot contest. Once you get your cougar form, you should be able to win the lane simply by farming. All you have to do with nidalee is go into cougar form, W into as many minions as possible, then E all of them. If that doesn't kill them your Q is great for last hitting and the rest should all be low enough to auto attack to kill.
Mid GameMid game you should have a lot of farm. If I have 140 CS by 20 minutes I consider that good enough. Normally I try to get the top turret destroyed by 20 minutes so i can push top, forcing them to kill the minion waves you let pile up, then roam mid or steal their jungle. Make sure whenever you attempt to steal their blue buff, to always ward, know where their jungle is, or at least lay two traps. Whenever you are attacking towers make sure to heal yourself for the extra attack speed. If you really want to maximize your damage to towers, heal yourself, then go into cougar form and auto attack then hit Q in between your next auto attack, then auto attack. When ganking, wait in a bush, then go into cougar form, and when ready Pounce into the lane and hope that your mid can provide some CC for you.
Late GameLate game you should be nearing your full build. Make sure you constantly lay wards and traps at baron, dragon and any other high traffic areas. Other than that, focus on map awareness. If you see anyone on your half of the map that is in trouble, make sure to try to help them. Because of your W ability in cougar for, pounce, you can get almost anywhere in the map very fast. Dont be afraid to be agressive. you have heals, basically free wards, and a cougar form that allows you to get away fast.
SuggestionsI haven't Gone very in-depth in this guide. If you want any other category added to this guide please just leave a comment and I'll add it in as soon as I can.