Skarner vs Nidalee Counter Build

How to Beat Nidalee as Skarner


We produce our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked League of Legends matches that we review each week. This Skarner against Nidalee counter guide came out of an examination of 4,676 ranked games where both champs faced one another.

This counter pairing is somewhat common. Skarner has to counter Nidalee in 12.6% of his games. Skarner does a great job of countering Nidalee. On average, he wins a whopping 59.0% of games the champions battle one another in. In Skarner against Nidalee matches, Skarner’s side is 4.0% less probable to earn first blood. This implies that he most likely won't get first blood against Nidalee.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


Win Rate


Best Skarner Items to Counter Nidalee

The top items to focus on in your Skarner versus Nidalee build include Randuin's Omen, Dead Man's Plate, and Turbo Chemtank. When Skarner included at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better when facing Nidalee than with most other typical builds.

Randuin's Omen Item Dead Man's Plate Item Turbo Chemtank Item

Best Skarner Runes to Counter Nidalee

To have the best chance of beating Nidalee as Skarner, you should take the Phase Rush, Nimbus Cloak, Celerity, Waterwalking, Magical Footwear, and Approach Velocity runes. Of all the runes we have analyed for Skarner vs Nidalee counterpicks, this order of runes yielded the best win rate. We have also displayed the top Nidalee runes to counterpick against Skarner in order to help you grasp how she will probably be setup against your champion.

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

Best Nidalee Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter


The subsequent tables emphasize several valuable Skarner against Nidalee matchup stats that can help you interpret the distinctions between this pair of champs. Skarner’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 3.1 is more than Nidalee’s ratio of 2.2, indicating that Skarner may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Nidalee.

Battle Stats


Skarner Stats
4 6
Nidalee Stats


Skarner Stats
4.5 5.8
Nidalee Stats


Skarner Stats
10.1 6.6
Nidalee Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Skarner Stats
2.1 2.9
Nidalee Stats

Damage Dealt

Skarner Stats
9768 15596
Nidalee Stats

Damage Taken

Skarner Stats
25402 27956
Nidalee Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Skarner Stats
5.5 4.7
Nidalee Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Skarner Stats
1 0.7
Nidalee Stats

Dragons Killed

Skarner Stats
2.1 1.7
Nidalee Stats

Barons Killed

Skarner Stats
0.5 0.3
Nidalee Stats

Gold Earned

Skarner Stats
9852 10135
Nidalee Stats

Minions Killed

Skarner Stats
29 35
Nidalee Stats

Skarner often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his enemy does. Typically, Skarner takes a similar amount of damage to Nidalee. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the champion with increased health has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Skarner often racks up a similar number of minion kills than Nidalee. Champions who on average do not get many minion kills usually don't have to have much CS to be effective. Instead, they are able to scale well off of their skills and stats alone. Yet, champs with large numbers of minion kills, such as carries, typically require a lot of gold to be useful. In either situation, try to beat the values displayed here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 4676 Skarner vs Nidalee 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 Nidalee as Skarner 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.