Malzahar vs Nidalee Counter Build

How to Win Malzahar vs Nidalee Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Nidalee as Malzahar in LoL

How to Beat Nidalee as Malzahar

4,613 Malzahar vs Nidalee Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Malzahar Items to Counter Nidalee

The top items to use in your Malzahar versus Nidalee build include Rylai's Crystal Scepter, Demonic Embrace, and Liandry's Anguish. When Malzahar combined at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better when fighting Nidalee than with most other commonly used builds.


5 | Malzahar Nidalee | 6.6


5.4 | Malzahar Nidalee | 5.7


7.4 | Malzahar Nidalee | 6.9

Best Malzahar Runes to Counter Nidalee

Summon Aery Rune Summon Aery
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Scorch Rune Scorch
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
To have the highest probability of crushing Nidalee as Malzahar, Malzahar players should equip the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Biscuit Delivery, and Magical Footwear runes. Out of all the runes players picked for Malzahar vs Nidalee face-offs, this sequence of runes resulted in the highest win rate. We have also displayed the best Nidalee runes to counterpick against Malzahar to help you interpret how she will probably be setup to try to beat your champion.

Runes Nidalee Will Likely Use to Counter Malzahar

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight

Malzahar vs Nidalee Counter Stats Summary

The stats provided here show some critical Malzahar vs. Nidalee counter statistics that may help you realize the distinctions between this pair of champions. Malzahar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is close to Nidalee’s ratio of 2.4, highlighting that Malzahar may be just as central to his team's team fighting capacity than Nidalee.

Malzahar often has a significant smaller longest kill spree than his opponent does. Commonly, Malzahar takes less damage than Nidalee. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Malzahar typically takes much more CS than Nidalee. Champions that don't finish with much CS typically don't require much CS to be useful. They are capable of scaling well off their skills and stats alone. Yet, champions with plenty of minion kills, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of gold to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values presented here to do well.

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Killing Spree

2.4 | Malzahar Nidalee | 3.2

Damage Dealt

19,902 | Malzahar Nidalee | 16,809

Damage Taken

14,842 | Malzahar Nidalee | 26,995

Gold Earned

11,293 | Malzahar Nidalee | 10,506

Minions Killed

169 | Malzahar Nidalee | 38


6 | Malzahar Nidalee | 5

Dragons Killed

2.1 | Malzahar Nidalee | 1.8

Barons Killed

0.5 | Malzahar Nidalee | 0.4


1.1 | Malzahar Nidalee | 0.8

Malzahar vs Nidalee Matchup Summary

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of ranked LoL rounds each and every week. Within our data, Malzahar fought Nidalee in 4,613 games. Using so many matchups for Malzahar vs Nidalee gives us a lot of confidence in our capacity to produce useful stats and a solid build to smash your rival.

This particular matchup is relatively uncommon. Malzahar encounters Nidalee in only 5.7% of his matches. Malzahar has done a great job of countering Nidalee. On average, Malzahar wins a fantastic 58.0% of the time the champs oppose each other in. In Malzahar versus Nidalee games, Malzahar’s side is 4.0% less expected to earn first blood, implying that he probably won't be able to get first blood against Nidalee.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 4,613 Malzahar 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 Malzahar 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.