Once you have chosen an angle for The Culling, you cannot change it. Pick your moment well!
For optimal burst, try to combine Relentless Pursuit into Piercing Light.
Because of Lightslinger, Lucian benefits more from Attack Damage than he does from Attack Speed.
Ardent Blaze actually explodes in a star pattern. Try to line it up so the spokes hit enemy champions.
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 Javelin Toss deals more damage the farther she is. If she is far away, it's imperative to dodge it.
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 stats shown here highlight several important Lucian vs. Nidalee matchup stats that may help us interpret the distinctions between the pair. Lucian’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Nidalee’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Lucian may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Nidalee..
Lucian normally has a similar longest killing spree as his enemy does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Nidalee. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the champ with increased HP has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further harm when engaged or poked.
Both League champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Lucian usually wins when playing against Nidalee, with a 53.0% win rate. As a result, Lucian makes a good counter to Nidalee.
While Lucian does have a higher winrate compared to Nidalee, when on opposite teams, Lucian also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less difficult champ to learn and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Lucian into Nidalee.
Additionally, Lucian also 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 ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Lucian vs Nidalee matchups, Lucian is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.
Lucian is an above average counter to Nidalee. Focus your tactics on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Lucian against Nidalee.
To truly master Lucian in order to counter Nidalee during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Lucian on average accumulates much more CS as Nidalee. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS often don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers reported on this page to do well.
The ideal items to use in your Lucian versus Nidalee build include Kraken Slayer, Essence Reaver, and Navori Quickblades. When Lucian included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better when fighting Nidalee than with most other common item sets. In fact, Lucian boasted an average winrate of 53.0% when countering Nidalee with these items in his kit.
To have the best probability of vanquishing Nidalee as Lucian, you should equip the Press the Attack, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, Coup de Grace, Biscuit Delivery, and Magical Footwear runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the runes players chose for Lucian vs Nidalee matchups, this composite of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 53.0% win rate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Nidalee as Lucian are displayed for all skill levels, merged. To scope the stats and builds to a specific skill level, you can use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.