You can send the Maiden down a lane alone, be careful though, as she represents a large portion of your combat power.
You do not need to cast Awakening to regain the ability to cast Last Rites.
The Maiden will attempt to assist you in a fight, so choose your targets well.
Nidalee's Hunt debuff is only applied with Javelin Toss and Bushwhack. Avoiding being hit by these abilities will impair her ability to deal follow-up damage.
Nidalee's Javelin Toss deals more damage the farther she is. If she is far away, it's imperative to dodge it.
Nidalee's Takedown deals extreme damage to Hunted targets, but she has to get close to use it. Save your crowd control or defensive abilities for when she goes in for the kill.
The stat comparisons shown on this page clarify several important Yorick against Nidalee matchup stats that can help you distinguish the differences between this pair of champs. As an example, Yorick’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Nidalee’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Yorick may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Nidalee..
Yorick normally has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his foe does. Typically, he receives a similar amount of damage to Nidalee. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also show that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Yorick usually wins when taking on Nidalee, with a 58.3% win rate. Thus, Yorick makes a fantastic counter to Nidalee.
While Yorick does have a much higher winrate compared to Nidalee, when on opposite teams, Yorick also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less complex champion to develop with. You should be be fine when picking Yorick into Nidalee.
Moreover, Yorick also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Nidalee. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Yorick vs Nidalee matchups, Yorick is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.
Yorick is a great counter to Nidalee. Make sure you focus your actions on maximizing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Yorick against Nidalee.
If you would like to truly master Yorick to counter Nidalee during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and stats presented above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Yorick on average gets much more CS as Nidalee. Champions who on average don't take many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers reported here to do well.
The top items to focus on in your Yorick versus Nidalee build consist of Divine Sunderer, Hullbreaker, and Serylda's Grudge. When Yorick included at least these three items in his build, he performed much better when facing Nidalee than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Yorick boasted an average win rate of 58.3% when playing against Nidalee with this build.
To have the best probability of annihilating Nidalee as Yorick, you should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Bloodline, Last Stand, Demolish, and Bone Plating runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players chose for Yorick vs Nidalee counters, this combo of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 58.3% win rate overall.
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