Nidalee vs Garen Counter Build

How to Beat Garen as Nidalee


We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of recently ranked League games each and every week. Within our dataset, Nidalee engaged Garen in 9,367 matches. Having so many matchups for Nidalee vs Garen gives us confidence in our capacity to produce enlightening statistics and a recommended build to destroy your foe.

This counter pairing is somewhat uncommon. Nidalee has to counter Garen in only 5.0% of her matches. Unfortunitally, Nidalee does a terrible job of beating Garen. Typically, she wins a lowly 43.0% of the time the champions face off with one another in. In Nidalee against Garen games, Nidalee’s side is 1.0% more expected to earn first blood. This indicates that she probably will be able to get first blood versus Garen.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Nidalee Items to Counter Garen

The best items to prioritize in your Nidalee versus Garen build consist of Rabadon's Deathcap, Lich Bane, and Night Harvester. When Nidalee included at least these three pieces in her build, she did much better vs Garen than with most other typical builds.

Rabadon's Deathcap Item Lich Bane Item Night Harvester Item

Best Nidalee Runes to Counter Garen

To have the highest probability of defeating Garen as Nidalee, you should take the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Transcendence, and Waterwalking runes. Of all the runes players used for Nidalee vs Garen face-offs, this mixture of runes yielded the highest win rate. We have also included the top Garen runes to fend off Nidalee to help you recognize how he will likely be setup against you.

Best Nidalee Runes

Electrocute Rune Electrocute
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking

Best Garen Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Demolish Rune Demolish
Second Wind Rune Second Wind


The subsequent tables underscore some critical Nidalee against Garen counter statistics that may help us figure out the distinctions between these two champions. For instance, Nidalee’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.1 is close to Garen’s KDA ratio of 2.2, demonstrating that Nidalee may be just as central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Garen.

Battle Stats


Nidalee Stats
6.2 6.3
Garen Stats


Nidalee Stats
6.1 5
Garen Stats


Nidalee Stats
6.4 4.5
Garen Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Nidalee Stats
2.9 3.2
Garen Stats

Damage Dealt

Nidalee Stats
15921 16223
Garen Stats

Damage Taken

Nidalee Stats
26164 26109
Garen Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Nidalee Stats
4.7 5.7
Garen Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Nidalee Stats
0.8 1
Garen Stats

Dragons Killed

Nidalee Stats
1.7 2
Garen Stats

Barons Killed

Nidalee Stats
0.3 0.3
Garen Stats

Gold Earned

Nidalee Stats
9825 10800
Garen Stats

Minions Killed

Nidalee Stats
40 136
Garen Stats

Nidalee often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than her foe does. Typically, Nidalee receives a similar amount of damage to Garen. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the champion with higher health has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

In Nidalee vs Garen matchups, Nidalee commonly totals many fewer minion kills than Garen. Champs that do not finish with many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be effective. They are able to scale adequately off their abilities alone. However, champs with scores of minion kills, such as carries, typically have to have a lot of gold to be useful. In either case, try to outperform the averages displayed here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 9367 Nidalee vs Garen 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 Garen as Nidalee 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.