Nidalee vs Zilean Counter Build

How to Beat Zilean as Nidalee


We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of recently ranked League of Legends games each and every week. In our database, Nidalee faced off against Zilean in 2,549 games. With so many games with Nidalee vs Zilean provides us confidence in our capability to prepare useful statistics and a solid build to shatter your enemy.

This particular pairing is fairly rare. Nidalee has to counter Zilean in only 1.4% of her games. Unfortunitally, Nidalee has done a terrible job of countering Zilean. Normally, she wins a lowly 44.0% of matches the champs fight one another in. In Nidalee versus Zilean rounds, Nidalee’s team is 5.0% more probable to earn first blood. This implies that she probably will get first blood against Zilean.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Nidalee Items to Counter Zilean

The best items to have in your Nidalee versus Zilean build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Lich Bane, and Night Harvester. When Nidalee used at least these three pieces in her build, she did significantly better against Zilean than with most other common item sets.

Rabadon's Deathcap Item Lich Bane Item Night Harvester Item

Best Nidalee Runes to Counter Zilean

To have the best probability of vanquishing Zilean as Nidalee, Nidalee players should use the Dark Harvest, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Magical Footwear, and Future's Market runes. Out of all the runes players chose for Nidalee vs Zilean face-offs, this mixture of runes yielded the highest win rate. We have also displayed the best Zilean runes to counterpick against Nidalee in order to help you grasp how he will likely be played against you.

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 Zilean Runes

Summon Aery Rune Summon Aery
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight


The subsequent tables highlight some important Nidalee vs. Zilean matchup statistics that may help you figure out the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Nidalee’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.1 is less than Zilean’s ratio of 2.8, demonstrating that Nidalee may be less central to her team's team fighting potential than Zilean. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in kills assists.

Battle Stats


Nidalee Stats
6.6 3
Zilean Stats


Nidalee Stats
6.1 5.1
Zilean Stats


Nidalee Stats
6.3 11.4
Zilean Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Nidalee Stats
3.1 1.4
Zilean Stats

Damage Dealt

Nidalee Stats
17632 12504
Zilean Stats

Damage Taken

Nidalee Stats
28475 15994
Zilean Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Nidalee Stats
4.9 5.5
Zilean Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Nidalee Stats
0.8 1
Zilean Stats

Dragons Killed

Nidalee Stats
1.8 2
Zilean Stats

Barons Killed

Nidalee Stats
0.3 0.4
Zilean Stats

Gold Earned

Nidalee Stats
10344 8552
Zilean Stats

Minions Killed

Nidalee Stats
40 56
Zilean Stats

Nidalee often has a much larger longest kill spree than her counter does. Typically, Nidalee takes more damage than Zilean. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

In Nidalee vs Zilean matchups, Nidalee commonly totals less CS than Zilean. Champs that do not get much CS usually don't have to have much CS to be effective. Instead, they are capable of scaling well off their skills and stats alone. Yet, champs with scores of minion kills, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of gold to be useful. In either case, try to do better than the averages displayed here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 2549 Nidalee vs Zilean 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 Zilean 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.