Best Nidalee Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends

The bestial huntress has been a popular champion since her release, learn what is her best build here.
Best Nidalee Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends




Nidalee is a jungler that has been quite popular since her release, even more among professional players, being her DWG skin the proof of it, so if the pros are using her, then it wouldn't be a bad idea to see what she's capable of with the best Nidalee build.

Best Nidalee build

In League of Legends the best rune set for this Nidalee build that Riot Games offers so far can be found in the "Domination" and "Sorcery" rune trees. The "Dark Harvest" keystone and runes will allow Nidalee to deal quick damage to enemies so she can finish them off quickly. "Sudden Impact", "Eyeball Collection", and "Treasure Hunter" are the runes to choose in this Nidalee build.

Nidalee Build

Best Nidalee runes

In League of Legends the best rune set for this Nidalee build that Riot Games offers so far can be found in the "Domination" and "Sorcery" rune trees. The "Dark Harvest" keystone and runes will allow Nidalee to deal quick damage to enemies so she can finish them off quickly. "Sudden Impact", "Eyeball Collection", and "Treasure Hunter" are the runes to choose in this Nidalee build.

Best Rune Path

Domination

Domination_Path

Sorcery

Sorcery

Best Keystone

Dark Harvest

Darkharvest

Best Slot 1 (Rune)

Sudden Impact

Sudden Impact

Best Slot 2 (Rune)

Eyeball Collection

Eyeball Collection

Transcendence

Transcendence

Best Slot 3 (Rune)

Treasure Hunter

Treasure hunter

Waterwalking

Water_walking

For the second set of runes for Nidalee jungle in this patch 12.17, you must choose "Transcendence" and "Waterwalking".

Best Nidalee Rune Shards

Riot Games offers some nice rune shards in League of Legends for Nidalee jungle, but without a doubt, the best are Attack Speed and Adaptive Force for the first two sockets.

Best Rune Shards

Effect

Offense

Attack Speed

+10% Attack Speed

Flex

Adaptive Force

+9 Adaptive Force

Defense

Defense

+6 Armor

Now that the "Offense" and "Flex" sockets are covered, choose Armor in the "Defense" one so you can resist more during battles.

Best Nidalee Spells

Nidalee best Summoner Spells are "Flash" and "Smite". The first one allows her to steal objectives or escape from any situation that goes out of control.

Best Spells

Icon

Flash

Flash_Spell

Smite

Smite_Spell

"Smite" is the permanent choice among summoner spells for any jungler, so Nidalee is no exception to that rule.

Nidalee_Spear

Best Abilities Order

Nidalee's best skill order starts with her "Javelin Toss / Takedown". This is your main source of damage during your League of Legends games because it allows you to attack from distance. Continue with "Bushwhack / Pounce" to set up traps through the Rift.

Best Skil Order

The third ability to level up in the skill order for the 'Bestial Huntress' is "Primal Surge / Swipe". As always you want to level up your ultimate ability "Aspect of the Cougar" as soon as you can, no matter if "Javelin Toss / Takedown", "Bushwhack / Pounce", or "Primal Surge / Swipe" are available.

Best Nidalee Items

As we mentioned before, Nidalee's best items want to increase her ability power so she can, of course, deal more damage. These items go great with the chosen Nidalee runes we talked about earlier in order for her to take down the enemy as quickly as possible.

Best Nidalee Starter Items

"Emberknife", a "Refillable Potion", and a "Stealth Ward" are the way to go when you start any match in League of Legends during this patch 12.17.

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Emberknife
Emberknife
Refillable PotionRefillable_Potion

Stealth Ward
Stealth_Ward

Best Nidalee Mid Game Items

Once you have reached the mid game you should have by then the "Night Harvester", a Mythic Item that works wonders with Nidalee thanks to its passive.

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Night Harvester
Night_Harvest
Sorcerer's Shoes
Sorcerer's Shoes
Lich Bane
Lich_Bane

Additionally, you want to be wearing the "Sorcerer's Shoes" and the "Lich Bane". The second one is also quite good for her thanks to those empowered basic attacks after you cast an ability.

Nidalee_Cougar

Best Final Nidalee Late Game Items

The last items you want under your belt for this Nidalee build are "Zhonya's Hourglass", which is excellent to increase your chances of surviving. "Void Staff" grants you some useful magic penetration for any tanky champion, while "Mejai's Soulstealer", if you play well, can stack you up on a huge amount of AP.

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Fourth Item

Fifth Item

Sixth Item

Night Harvester
NIght_Harvester
Sorcerer's Shoes
Sorcerer's_Shoes
Lich Bane
Lich_Bane
Zhonya's Hourglass
Zhonya's_Hourglass
Void Staff
Voidstaff
Mejai's SoulstealerMejai's_Soulstealer

Lastly, during this patch 12.17 Riot Games released, you can replace some of these items for others if you feel more comfortable that way or if the situation requires it, being "Rabadon's Deathcap" a good replacement for any of these late game items.

Best Champions to Pair Nidalee With

Nidalee's best buddies are Sett, Lissandra, and Urgot. The first two have forms of Crowd Control that allow them to set up perfect opportunities for Nidalee to jump in with her "Aspect of the Cougar" and get a kill.

Champion

Win Rate %

Icon

Sett

55.0%

Sett

Lissandra

54.9%

Lissandra

Urgot

54.7%

Urgot

Urgot can also achieve this and can be as good as the ones mentioned before. Nidalee can pretty much capitalize on any champion released by Riot Games that can stun.

Strongest Champions Against Nidalee

Nidalee struggles a lot against tanks such as Rammus, or even those who are rather annoying such as Nocturne or Zac.

Champion

Win Rate %

Icon

Rammus

41.7%

Rammus

Nocturne

43.6%

Nocturne

Zac

44.7%

Zac

Weakest Champions Against Nidalee

Lastly. Nidalee excels against junglers such as Wukong or Jarvan IV, even Poppy can't stand a chance, hence her win rate.

Champion

Win Rate %

Icon

Wukong

56.9%

Wukong

Jarvan IV

54.6%

Jarvan_IV

Poppy

53.6%

Poppy

Riot Games releases champions that seem to captivate the heart of players, the case seems to be with Nidalee, her concept, and playstyle. Although her win rate in the meta might not be in the greatest place right now, she is still worth trying out if you feel like you want to try out a champion who can shapeshift.



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