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Playstyle Builds

Pro Builds

  1. Canyon

    Night Harvester

    vs

    Sylas
  2. Canyon

    Night Harvester

    vs

    Graves
  3. Oner

    Night Harvester

    vs

    Poppy
  4. Croco

    Night Harvester

    vs

    Lee Sin
  5. Lurox

    Night Harvester

    vs

    Wukong
  6. Serin

    Hextech Rocketbelt

    vs

    Rengar

Core Build Order

Scorchclaw Pup
Health Potion

Starting

Sorcerer's Shoes
Boots

1st

Night Harvester
Hextech AlternatorFiendish CodexAmplifying Tome

2nd

Shadowflame
Hextech AlternatorNeedlessly Large Rod

3rd

Zhonya's Hourglass
Seeker's ArmguardStopwatchFiendish Codex

4th

Void Staff
Blighting JewelBlasting Wand

5th

Lich Bane
SheenAether WispFiendish Codex

6th

Scorchclaw Pup
Health Potion

Starting

Sorcerer's Shoes
Boots

1st

Night Harvester
Hextech AlternatorFiendish CodexAmplifying Tome

2nd

Shadowflame
Hextech AlternatorNeedlessly Large Rod

3rd

Zhonya's Hourglass
Seeker's ArmguardStopwatchFiendish Codex

4th

Void Staff
Blighting JewelBlasting Wand

5th

Lich Bane
SheenAether WispFiendish Codex

6th

Core Build Path

Hextech Alternator
Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes
Fiendish Codex
Amplifying Tome
Night Harvester
Hextech Alternator
Needlessly Large Rod
Shadowflame

Summoner Spells

FlashSmite

Starting Items

Health PotionScorchclaw Pup

Damage Breakdown

87% AP

Runes

PrecisionDominationSorceryInspirationResolve
ElectrocutePredatorDark HarvestHail of Blades
Cheap ShotTaste of BloodSudden Impact
Zombie WardGhost PoroEyeball Collection
Treasure HunterIngenious HunterRelentless HunterUltimate Hunter
PrecisionSorceryInspirationResolve
Nullifying OrbManaflow BandNimbus Cloak
TranscendenceCelerityAbsolute Focus
ScorchWaterwalkingGathering Storm
Prowl

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Javelin Toss / Takedown

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Bushwhack / Pounce

W

W

W

W

W

Primal Surge / Swipe

E

E

E

E

E

Aspect Of The Cougar

R

R

R

Skill Order

Q

E

W

Nidalee's Matchups

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Nidalee's Trends

Playing against Nidalee

Key Insights
Triggering
P
's Hunt resets
R
's cooldown.
Q
and
W
grant True Sight of the hit enemy.
Q
deals up to 200% increased damage based on distance traveled.
E
heals up to 100% more HP based on the target's missing HP.
Cougar Form's
Q
deals % missing HP damage and 40% increased damage to Hunted targets.
Cougar Form's
Q
resets Nidalee's auto attack.
Cougar Form's
W
can target Hunted enemies from a higher range. Doing this or killing an enemy lowers its cooldown.
Strengths
Scales well and has a strong early game. Has the option to play aggressively and invade the enemy jungler.
Excels at poking from a safe distance, especially before teamfights.
Synergizes well with
Night Harvester
,
Lich Bane
,
Shadowflame
,
Zhonya's Hourglass
, and
Rabadon's Deathcap
. Can opt for
Riftmaker
,
Luden's Tempest
, or
Hextech Rocketbelt
when needed.
Weaknesses
Significantly harder to play from behind.
Struggles against champions with mobility.
Needs to constantly land
Q
or she'll have significantly lower damage output.