Nidalee Guide

Key Insights
Triggering
Nidalee
P
's Hunt resets
Nidalee
R
's cooldown.
Nidalee
Q
and
Nidalee
W
grant True Sight of the hit enemy.
Nidalee
Q
deals up to 200% increased damage based on distance traveled.
Nidalee
E
heals up to 100% more HP based on the target's missing HP.
Cougar Form's
Nidalee
Q
deals % missing HP damage and 40% increased damage to Hunted targets.
Cougar Form's
Nidalee
Q
resets Nidalee's auto attack.
Cougar Form's
Nidalee
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 Companion
, or
Hextech Rocketbelt
when needed.
Weaknesses
Significantly harder to play from behind.
Struggles against champions with mobility.
Needs to constantly land
Nidalee
Q
or she'll have significantly lower damage output.