Devastating Charge deals more damage based on the distance traveled. Try using Onslaught of Shadows or Summoner Spells such as Ghost or Flash to maximize this damage.
Spirit of Dread restores Health when nearby enemies take damage, including damage dealt by allies. Cast this during a large fight to maximize Hecarim's survivability.
Nidalee's Javelin Toss deals more damage the farther she is. If she is far away, it's imperative to dodge it.
Nidalee's Takedown deals extreme damage to Hunted targets, but she has to get close to use it. Save your crowd control or defensive abilities for when she goes in for the kill.
Nidalee's Hunt debuff is only applied with Javelin Toss and Bushwhack. Avoiding being hit by these abilities will impair her ability to deal follow-up damage.
The stat comparisons shown on this page underscore some important Hecarim versus Nidalee matchup statistics that may help us realize the differences between the two. As an example, Hecarim’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Nidalee’s ratio of NaN, showing that Hecarim may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Nidalee..
Hecarim typically has a similar longest kill spree as his enemy does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Nidalee. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the champ with increased health has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Hecarim usually wins when taking on Nidalee, with a 54.4% win rate. Thus, Hecarim makes a great counter to Nidalee.
While Hecarim does have a much higher winrate than Nidalee, when facing one another, Hecarim also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less difficult champion to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Hecarim into Nidalee.
Moreover, Hecarim has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Nidalee. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Hecarim vs Nidalee matchups, Hecarim is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.
Hecarim is a great counter to Nidalee. Focus your strategy on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Hecarim against Nidalee.
If you would like to truly master Hecarim to counter Nidalee during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented above, you should grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Hecarim often gets a similar amount of CS relative to Nidalee. Champions who on average don't earn many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values shown here to do well.
The most crucial items to prioritize in your Hecarim versus Nidalee build consist of Duskblade of Draktharr, Black Cleaver, and Spear Of Shojin. When Hecarim combined at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better vs. Nidalee than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Hecarim boasted an average win rate of 54.4% when playing against Nidalee with this build.
To have the highest likelihood of beating Nidalee as Hecarim, you should take the Phase Rush, Nimbus Cloak, Celerity, Waterwalking, Eyeball Collection, and Ultimate Hunter runes from the Sorcery and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players used for Hecarim vs Nidalee fights, this order of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 54.4% win rate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Nidalee as Hecarim are presented for all ranked divisions combined. If you want to narrow the statistics and builds to a specific player tier, you can use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.