Nidalee vs Skarner Counter Build

How to Beat Skarner as Nidalee


At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked LoL rounds each and every week. In our dataset, Nidalee fought Skarner 1,679 times. Using so many games with Nidalee versus Skarner gives us a lot of confidence in our capability to provide enlightening stats and a recommended build to obliterate your enemy.

This particular counter matchup is relatively rare. Nidalee fights Skarner in only 0.9% of her matches. Unfortunitally, Nidalee does a awful job of countering Skarner. Normally, Nidalee wins a lowly 41.0% of matches the champions oppose each other in. In Nidalee against Skarner games, Nidalee’s side is 3.0% more expected to obtain first blood, implying that she probably will be able to get first blood against Skarner.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Nidalee Items to Counter Skarner

The top items to have in your Nidalee versus Skarner build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Lich Bane, and Night Harvester. When Nidalee included at least these three pieces in her build, she performed much better when fighting Skarner than with most other commonly used builds.

Rabadon's Deathcap Item Lich Bane Item Night Harvester Item

Best Nidalee Runes to Counter Skarner

To have the highest chance of crushing Skarner as Nidalee, you should equip the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Transcendence, and Waterwalking runes. Out of all the runes we have analyed/that we analyzed for Nidalee vs Skarner matchups, this mix of runes yielded the greatest win rate. We have also included the top Skarner runes to fend off Nidalee in order to help you interpret how he will probably be setup against your champ.

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 Skarner Runes

Phase Rush Rune Phase Rush
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Celerity Rune Celerity
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Approach Velocity Rune Approach Velocity


The following tables emphasize several valuable Nidalee versus Skarner counter statistics that may help you interpret the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Nidalee’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.1 is not as good as Skarner’s KDA ratio of 2.9, highlighting that Nidalee may be less central to her team's team fighting potential than Skarner.

Battle Stats


Nidalee Stats
6.2 4.2
Skarner Stats


Nidalee Stats
6.1 4.8
Skarner Stats


Nidalee Stats
6.7 9.8
Skarner Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Nidalee Stats
2.9 2.2
Skarner Stats

Damage Dealt

Nidalee Stats
16027 10490
Skarner Stats

Damage Taken

Nidalee Stats
27780 25872
Skarner Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Nidalee Stats
4.7 5.5
Skarner Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Nidalee Stats
0.7 0.9
Skarner Stats

Dragons Killed

Nidalee Stats
1.7 2.1
Skarner Stats

Barons Killed

Nidalee Stats
0.3 0.4
Skarner Stats

Gold Earned

Nidalee Stats
10179 9997
Skarner Stats

Minions Killed

Nidalee Stats
38 35
Skarner Stats

Nidalee often has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her counter does. On average, Nidalee receives a similar amount of damage to Skarner. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also show that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.

Nidalee typically tallies a similar amount of CS than Skarner. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills usually do not require much CS to be effective. They are able to scale properly off their abilities alone. Yet, champs with plenty of minion kills, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be useful. In either case, try to best the values presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 1679 Nidalee vs Skarner 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 Skarner 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.