The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition
We established our Nidalee build recommendations by analyzing 37,459 recently ranked LoL games with her in them. We only propose the highest winrate Nidalee builds that were used by ranked LoL players enough times for us to suggest them. With so many games in our dataset, we are confident in our suggested builds.
If you are looking for more focused build tips and tactics, feel free to check out our guide to playing with Nidalee farther down on the page. Additionally, Nidalee builds dedicated to a unique skill rank can be viewed by choosing another rank from the dropdown menu found above. The recommended Nidalee build will be focused on that tier’s meta.
Best Nidalee Runes
If you are battling a mixed enemy team composition, you should really consider grabbing her the Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Second Wind, Overgrowth, Manaflow Band, and Transcendence runes. In recent matches, she won the largest percentage of her games when equiped with these runes. However, if you are playing a more single focused enemy team composition, such as an AD centric or a tank heavy team, you should instead look further down to view the best Nidalee runes to defeat your particular enemy team.
Versus Selected Team Comp
Best Items for Your Nidalee Build
The most critical items to use in your Nidalee build include: Night Harvester, Rabadon's Deathcap, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Cosmic Drive. Furthermore, like our rune suggestions, you can also get quality, focused, Nidalee item builds farther down for the particular enemy team composition you are playing in your current match. Those who included these pieces in their builds had a much higher winrate than those who utilized other Nidalee builds.
vs AD Heavy Teams
vs AP Heavy Teams
vs CC Heavy Teams
vs Tanky Teams
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.