Kayle vs Nidalee Counter Build

How to Beat Nidalee as Kayle


At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of ranked League of Legends matches every week. Within our dataset, Kayle fought Nidalee 11,572 times. Using so many games with Kayle vs Nidalee provides us faith in our capacity to provide enlightening data and a solid build to annihilate your opposition.

This champ matchup is relatively common. Kayle encounters Nidalee in 20.1% of her rounds. Kayle does a great job of countering Nidalee. On average, Kayle wins a whopping 58.0% of the time the champions oppose one another in. In Kayle versus Nidalee matches, Kayle’s side is 5.0% less expected to obtain first blood. This indicates that she most likely won't get first blood versus Nidalee.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


Win Rate


Best Kayle Items to Counter Nidalee

The best items to have in your Kayle versus Nidalee build include Nashor's Tooth, Cosmic Drive, and Riftmaker. When Kayle combined at least these three items in her build, she did a lot better when fighting Nidalee than with most other typical builds.

Nashor's Tooth Item Cosmic Drive Item Riftmaker Item

Best Kayle Runes to Counter Nidalee

To have the best chance of annihilating Nidalee as Kayle, Kayle players should use the Fleet Footwork, Overheal, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Biscuit Delivery, and Time Warp Tonic runes. Out of all the rune sets players used for Kayle vs Nidalee matchups, this combination of runes yielded the best win rate. We have also shown the top Nidalee runes to counterpick against Kayle to help you interpret how she will likely be built to try to beat you.

Best Kayle Runes

Fleet Footwork Rune Fleet Footwork
Overheal Rune Overheal
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Time Warp Tonic Rune Time Warp Tonic

Best Nidalee Runes

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Triumph Rune Triumph
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace


The following tables clarify some important Kayle vs. Nidalee matchup statistics that can help us realize the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Kayle’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.1 is similar to Nidalee’s ratio of 2.2, showing that Kayle may be just as central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Nidalee.

Battle Stats


Kayle Stats
5.4 6.3
Nidalee Stats


Kayle Stats
5.5 5.8
Nidalee Stats


Kayle Stats
5.9 6.3
Nidalee Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Kayle Stats
2.6 3
Nidalee Stats

Damage Dealt

Kayle Stats
16557 15779
Nidalee Stats

Damage Taken

Kayle Stats
20358 26617
Nidalee Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Kayle Stats
5.6 5
Nidalee Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Kayle Stats
1 0.8
Nidalee Stats

Dragons Killed

Kayle Stats
1.9 1.8
Nidalee Stats

Barons Killed

Kayle Stats
0.4 0.3
Nidalee Stats

Gold Earned

Kayle Stats
10992 9970
Nidalee Stats

Minions Killed

Kayle Stats
155 38
Nidalee Stats

Kayle typically has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than her opponent does. Commonly, Kayle receives less damage than Nidalee. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the champion with higher HP has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

In Kayle vs Nidalee matchups, Kayle often takes many more minion kills than Nidalee. Champs that don't earn much CS usually don't need much CS to be effective. They are able to scale easily off of their abilities alone. Yet, champs with scores of minion kills, such as hyper-carries, typically need a lot of gold to be useful. In either case, work to top the averages presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 11572 Kayle vs Nidalee matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Nidalee as Kayle comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.