Nidalee Build

The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition

LoL Champion


137,330 LoL Matches Analyzed

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We calculated our Nidalee build recommendations by examining 137,330 recently ranked League of Legends games with her selected. We only propose the highest winrate Nidalee builds that have been built by ranked LoL players enough times for us to reccomend them. With so many matches in our data, we are confident in our suggested builds.

To find more focused build advice and strategies, you should check out our guide farther down on the page. Additionally, to view the best Nidalee build designed for a different skill level, please pick a different one from the dropdown menu above. The calculated Nidalee builds will change to capture that division’s meta.

Best Nidalee Runes

If you are battling a well-mixed enemy team comp, you should strongly consider getting yourself the Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Second Wind, Overgrowth, Manaflow Band, and Transcendence runes. In recent matches, she won the greatest fraction of her games when using these runes. However, if you are playing a different enemy team composition, such as an AD centric or a CC focused team, you should instead browse down and to the right to get the best Nidalee runes to defeat your particular enemy team.


Grasp of the Undying Rune Grasp of the Undying
Demolish Rune Demolish
Second Wind Rune Second Wind
Overgrowth Rune Overgrowth
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Versus Selected Team Comp
Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Scorch Rune Scorch

Best Items for Your Nidalee Build

The most essential items to include in your Nidalee build are: Night Harvester, Lich Bane, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Cosmic Drive. Moreover, like our rune advice, you can also get quality, focused, Nidalee item builds below for the particular enemy team comp you are facing in your ongoing match. Players who included these pieces in their builds had a higher winrate than players who tried for other builds for Nidalee.

LoL Item Night HarvesterLoL Item Lich BaneLoL Item Zhonya's HourglassLoL Item Cosmic Drive

vs AD Heavy Teams

LoL Item Night HarvesterLoL Item Void StaffLoL Item Zhonya's HourglassLoL Item Morellonomicon

vs AP Heavy Teams

LoL Item Night HarvesterLoL Item Rabadon's DeathcapLoL Item Lich BaneLoL Item Void Staff

vs CC Heavy Teams

LoL Item Night HarvesterLoL Item Rabadon's DeathcapLoL Item Void StaffLoL Item Zhonya's Hourglass

vs Tanky Teams

LoL Item Night HarvesterLoL Item Lich BaneLoL Item Void StaffLoL Item Horizon Focus

Guide to Playing with Nidalee

  • Try hard to land Javelin Toss to initiate as it deals good damage and gives you a movement speed boost.
  • Switch to Cougar Form to chase down Hunted targets.
  • Place Bushwhack in choke points to make it hard to avoid.