Nidalee vs Graves Counter Build

How to Beat Graves as Nidalee


We get our counter statistics from the millions of recently ranked League games that we analyze each and every week. This Nidalee vs Graves matchup guide came out of an examination of 12,654 ranked rounds where both champions opposed one another.

This champ pairing is relatively uncommon. Nidalee fights Graves in only 6.7% of her matches. Unfortunitally, Nidalee has done a terrible job of countering Graves. On average, she wins a lowly 45.0% of matches the champions battle one another in. In Nidalee versus Graves matches, Nidalee’s team is 2.0% more expected to earn first blood, implying that she most likely will get first blood against Graves.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Nidalee Items to Counter Graves

The ideal items to focus on in your Nidalee versus Graves build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Lich Bane, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Nidalee bought at least these three items in her build, she performed a lot better when facing Graves than with most other commonly used item sets.

Rabadon's Deathcap Item Lich Bane Item Zhonya's Hourglass Item

Best Nidalee Runes to Counter Graves

To have the best probability of vanquishing Graves as Nidalee, you should use the Dark Harvest, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Transcendence, and Nimbus Cloak runes. Of all the rune sets we have analyed/that we analyzed for Nidalee vs Graves fights, this set of runes resulted in the highest win rate. We have also shown the top Graves runes to fend off Nidalee to help you interpret how he will likely be built to try to beat your champ.

Best Nidalee Runes

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak

Best Graves Runes

Fleet Footwork Rune Fleet Footwork
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter


The subsequent tables underscore some valuable Nidalee vs. Graves counter stats that may help us explain the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Nidalee’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is close to Graves’s KDA ratio of 2.4, indicating that Nidalee may be just as central to her team's team fighting potential than Graves.

Battle Stats


Nidalee Stats
6.8 6.9
Graves Stats


Nidalee Stats
5.9 5.6
Graves Stats


Nidalee Stats
6.7 6.7
Graves Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Nidalee Stats
3.2 3.3
Graves Stats

Damage Dealt

Nidalee Stats
16909 17458
Graves Stats

Damage Taken

Nidalee Stats
28585 24340
Graves Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Nidalee Stats
4.8 5.5
Graves Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Nidalee Stats
0.8 0.9
Graves Stats

Dragons Killed

Nidalee Stats
1.7 2
Graves Stats

Barons Killed

Nidalee Stats
0.4 0.4
Graves Stats

Gold Earned

Nidalee Stats
10457 11722
Graves Stats

Minions Killed

Nidalee Stats
37 60
Graves Stats

Nidalee often has a similar longest kill spree as her opponent does. Typically, Nidalee takes more damage than Graves. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the champ with increased health has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

In Nidalee vs Graves matchups, Nidalee often totals less CS than Graves. Champs that don't earn very much CS normally do not need much CS to be useful. They are capable of scaling easily off of their skills and stats alone. Yet, champs with scores of minion kills, such as carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to outperform the averages displayed here to do well.

By default, Nidalee vs Graves tips, statistics, and build guide are presented for all skill levels combined. To narrow the stats and builds to a distinct skill level, you can use the selection menu menu located above.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 12654 Nidalee vs Graves 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 Graves 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.