Nidalee vs Vel'Koz Counter Build

How to Beat Vel'Koz as Nidalee


We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of ranked League games each and every week. Within our data, Nidalee engaged Vel'Koz 3,866 times. Having so many matchups for Nidalee vs Vel'Koz gives us a lot of faith in our ability to produce useful statistics and a recommended build to counter your enemy.

This champion pairing is relatively rare. Nidalee is forced to battle against Vel'Koz in only 2.1% of her games. Unfortunitally, Nidalee does a pathetic job of countering Vel'Koz. Normally, she wins a lowly 44.0% of the time the champions oppose one another in. In Nidalee against Vel'Koz rounds, Nidalee’s team is 0.0% more expected to obtain first blood, indicating that she most likely will be able to get first blood against Vel'Koz.

Matchups Analyzed


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Team First Blood


Best Nidalee Items to Counter Vel'Koz

The ideal items to prioritize in your Nidalee versus Vel'Koz build include Lich Bane, Void Staff, and Night Harvester. When Nidalee used at least these three pieces in her build, she performed a lot better vs. Vel'Koz than with most other commonly used item sets.

Lich Bane Item Void Staff Item Night Harvester Item

Best Nidalee Runes to Counter Vel'Koz

To have the best chance of crushing Vel'Koz as Nidalee, you should take the Dark Harvest, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Magical Footwear, and Future's Market runes. Of all the rune sets players used for Nidalee vs Vel'Koz counterpicks, this set of runes yielded the greatest win rate. We have also displayed the best Vel'Koz runes to counterpick against Nidalee to help you interpret how he will likely be setup against 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
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Future's Market Rune Future's Market

Best Vel'Koz Runes

Arcane Comet Rune Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery


The following tables feature several important Nidalee against Vel'Koz counter statistics that can help us interpret the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Nidalee’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.1 is close to Vel'Koz’s ratio of 2.4, indicating that Nidalee may be just as central to her team's team fighting capability than Vel'Koz.

Battle Stats


Nidalee Stats
6.9 5.4
Vel'Koz Stats


Nidalee Stats
6.3 5.9
Vel'Koz Stats


Nidalee Stats
6.5 8.6
Vel'Koz Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Nidalee Stats
3.1 2.6
Vel'Koz Stats

Damage Dealt

Nidalee Stats
17207 21305
Vel'Koz Stats

Damage Taken

Nidalee Stats
28942 14765
Vel'Koz Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Nidalee Stats
4.8 5.6
Vel'Koz Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Nidalee Stats
0.8 1
Vel'Koz Stats

Dragons Killed

Nidalee Stats
1.8 2.1
Vel'Koz Stats

Barons Killed

Nidalee Stats
0.3 0.4
Vel'Koz Stats

Gold Earned

Nidalee Stats
10489 9739
Vel'Koz Stats

Minions Killed

Nidalee Stats
40 83
Vel'Koz Stats

Nidalee typically has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her enemy does. Commonly, Nidalee receives more damage than Vel'Koz. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

In Nidalee vs Vel'Koz matchups, Nidalee often tallies much less CS than Vel'Koz. Champions who on average don't earn much CS usually don't need much CS to be useful. They are capable of scaling adequately off of their skills and stats alone. Yet, champs with scores of minion kills, such as carries, usually have to have a lot of gold to be effective. In either situation, work to do better than the averages presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 3866 Nidalee vs Vel'Koz 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 Vel'Koz 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.