Nidalee vs Malzahar Counter Build

How to Beat Malzahar as Nidalee


We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked League of Legends matches each and every week. In our dataset, Nidalee faced Malzahar 4,157 times. Using so many matchups for Nidalee vs Malzahar provides us a lot of confidence in our capacity to provide actionable data and a pro build to destroy your foe.

This particular champ pairing is fairly rare. Nidalee is forced to battle against Malzahar in only 2.2% of her matches. Unfortunitally, Nidalee does a awful job of beating Malzahar. Typically, Nidalee wins a lowly 40.0% of matches the champs face off with one another in. In Nidalee against Malzahar matches, Nidalee’s side is 4.0% more probable to get first blood, implying that she most likely will be able to get first blood against Malzahar.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Nidalee Items to Counter Malzahar

The ideal items to have in your Nidalee versus Malzahar build consist of Rabadon's Deathcap, Lich Bane, and Night Harvester. When Nidalee incorporated at least these three pieces in her build, she did a lot better vs. Malzahar than with most other commonly used builds.

Rabadon's Deathcap Item Lich Bane Item Night Harvester Item

Best Nidalee Runes to Counter Malzahar

To have the best probability of beating Malzahar as Nidalee, you should equip the Dark Harvest, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace runes. Out of all the rune sets players picked for Nidalee vs Malzahar clashes, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also included the best Malzahar runes to fend off Nidalee in order to help you interpret how he will probably be setup to try to beat you.

Best Nidalee Runes

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace

Best Malzahar Runes

Arcane Comet Rune Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Relentless Hunter Rune Relentless Hunter


The subsequent tables clarify several influential Nidalee versus Malzahar counter stats that can help you figure out the distinctions between the two. For instance, Nidalee’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.1 is close to Malzahar’s ratio of 2.4, highlighting that Nidalee may be just as central to her team's team fighting potential than Malzahar.

Battle Stats


Nidalee Stats
6.5 5.6
Malzahar Stats


Nidalee Stats
6.2 5.4
Malzahar Stats


Nidalee Stats
6.8 7.6
Malzahar Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Nidalee Stats
3 2.6
Malzahar Stats

Damage Dealt

Nidalee Stats
16624 20383
Malzahar Stats

Damage Taken

Nidalee Stats
28625 15532
Malzahar Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Nidalee Stats
4.8 6
Malzahar Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Nidalee Stats
0.8 1.1
Malzahar Stats

Dragons Killed

Nidalee Stats
1.8 2.1
Malzahar Stats

Barons Killed

Nidalee Stats
0.3 0.4
Malzahar Stats

Gold Earned

Nidalee Stats
10435 11378
Malzahar Stats

Minions Killed

Nidalee Stats
40 164
Malzahar Stats

Nidalee usually has a slightly larger longest kill spree than her enemy does. Commonly, Nidalee receives more damage than Malzahar. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the champion with increased health has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further harm when engaged or poked.

Nidalee often tallies much less CS than Malzahar. Champs that do not earn much CS normally don't need much CS to be effective. They are able to scale well off of their abilities alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of gold to be effective. In either situation, work to top the values shown here to do well.

By default, Nidalee vs Malzahar tips, stats, and build guide are given for all ranked divisions combined. If you want to scope the statistics and builds to a specific division, you may use the selection menu menu earlier in the guide.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 4157 Nidalee vs Malzahar 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 Malzahar 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.