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Nidalee·Jungle Build

ProwlP
Javelin Toss / TakedownQ
Bushwhack / PounceW
Primal Surge / SwipeE
Aspect Of The CougarR
Win rate50.3%
Pick rate8.7%
Ban rate11.2%
Matches148 346-
Nidalee Jungle has a 50.3% win rate with 8.7% pick rate in Emerald + and is currently ranked S tier. Based on our analysis of 148 346 matches in patch 14.12 the best build for Nidalee is Lich Bane, Sorcerer's Shoes, Liandry's Torment, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Rabadon's Deathcap. Most picked runes for Nidalee Jungle are Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Haste, and Coup de Grace for primary tree, as well as Transcendence, and Waterwalking for secondary tree.
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Nidalee Build

Jungle Jungle  Patch 14.12

Most Popular

Win Rate 54.0% based on 38 575 matches

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Recommended builds

Build
WR
ConquerorSorcery
Lich Bane

Most Popular

54.0%
Dark HarvestSorcery
Lich Bane

2nd Most Popular

53.2%
ElectrocuteSorcery
Lich Bane

Alternative

52.1%
First StrikePrecision
Lich Bane

Off-Meta

52.9%

Top Players
ALL

Player name
WR

Bono Pro

100%

Jankos Pro

100%
iconRankName

20220331#TW2 OTP

68.1%

Matchup Specific

vs Champion
WR

Lee Sin

55.2%

Viego

55.8%

runes

Precision
Precision
Press the AttackFleet FootworkConqueror
Absorb Life
Triumph
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Haste
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace
Cut Down
Last Stand
Sorcery
Sorcery
Nullifying Orb
Manaflow Band
Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence
Celerity
Absolute Focus
Scorch
Waterwalking
Gathering Storm
Adaptive Force
Attack Speed
Ability Haste
Adaptive Force
Move Speed
Health Scaling
Health
Tenacity and Slow Resist
Health Scaling

spells

SummonerFlash

D

SummonerSmite

F

items

Starter Items

Time Target
Scorchclaw Pup
Health Potion
Stealth Ward

@ 14 sec

Early Items

Sorcerer's Shoes
Control Ward

@ 5 min

Core Items

Lich Bane
Sorcerer's Shoes
Liandry's Torment

@ 20 min

Full Build

Lich Bane
Sorcerer's Shoes
Liandry's Torment
Zhonya's Hourglass
Rabadon's Deathcap
Void Staff

ability order

Max:

Q

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E

right arrow

W

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Skills

Prowl
Javelin Toss / Takedown
Bushwhack / Pounce
Primal Surge / Swipe
Aspect Of The Cougar
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Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
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E
9
Q
10
E
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R
12
E
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E
14
W
15
W
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R
17
W
18
W

situational items

Cryptbloom
Shadowflame
Banshee's Veil
Morellonomicon
Hextech Rocketbelt
Stormsurge

Nidalee Matchups Overview

Nidalee General information

Nidalee tips and tricks

Nidalee is an early game dominant Jungler. Look to gank as frequently as possible to get yourself ahead.

Use alternative ganking routes by jumping over small walls with your Bushwhack / PounceW to ignore commonly placed wards.

Delay a team fight for as long as possible while you poke them down with long-ranged Javelin Toss / TakedownQ’s.

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The Best Nidalee Builds, Runes and Items for Jungle in Emerald +

Most Popular

If you want to use the most popular Nidalee Jungle build, you should take Flash and Smite as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick Conqueror as your keystone, followed by Triumph, Legend: Haste and Coup de Grace in the primary tree, as well as Transcendence and Waterwalking in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Attack Speed in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health Scaling in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Lich Bane as your first item, followed by Sorcerer's Shoes and Liandry's Torment. For your last 3 items, you should build Zhonya's Hourglass, Rabadon's Deathcap and finish with Void Staff. For the skill order, you want to stick with Q - E - W. Right now, this build has 54.0% winrate over 38 575 matches played.

Optional

Your second option for Nidalee Jungle build would be to take Flash and Smite as your Summoner Spells. The runes that this build takes advantage of are Dark Harvest as your keystone, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection and Treasure Hunter in the primary tree, and Transcendence with Waterwalking in the secondary tree. The shards used in this build are Attack Speed in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health Scaling in defense. The items for the build are Lich Bane, which you should build first, followed by Sorcerer's Shoes as your second item and Liandry's Torment as your third item. The rest of the items in order are Zhonya's Hourglass, Rabadon's Deathcap and Void Staff. The skill order for this build is Q - E - W. In the current patch, this build has a 53.2% win rate over 12 688 matches.

Alternative

If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Flash and Smite as your Summoner Spells, with runes being Electrocute as your keystone, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection and Treasure Hunter in the primary tree, and Transcendence with Waterwalking in the secondary tree, as well as Attack Speed, Adaptive Force, and Health Scaling as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Lich Bane as your first item, then Sorcerer's Shoes as a second item and Liandry's Torment as a third item. You want to finish the build with Zhonya's Hourglass, Rabadon's Deathcap and Banshee's Veil. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it Q - E - W. This build is currently sitting at a 52.1% win rate across 3 097 matches played.

Off-Meta

If you want to try an Off-Meta Nidalee Jungle build in the current patch, try Flash and Smite as your Summoner Spells, First Strike, Cash Back, Triple Tonic and Cosmic Insight as your primary rune tree, and Legend: Haste with Cut Down as your secondary tree. Use Attack Speed, Adaptive Force and Health as your shards. For items in this build, you want to complete Lich Bane as your first item, then finish Sorcerer's Shoes as your second item, and Liandry's Torment as third item. The last 3 options are Zhonya's Hourglass, Rabadon's Deathcap and Void Staff. The ability order for this build is Q - E - W. As of the current patch, this build has a 52.9% win rate over 2 276 matches played.

Situational Nidalee Runes and Items

Depending on the context of your game, your matchup, and enemy champions, you might want to consider building some situational items or take specific runes. Carefully examine your team, enemy team, game state , and your matchup to plan your Nidalee build accordingly! For example, when it comes to rune shards, you might want to take either Armor or Magic Resist, depending on which champion you are about to lane against.

Furthermore, if you want a more detailed breakdown, you should also check out Nidalee runes page.

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Nidalee Counters - Best and Worst Matchups for Jungle in Emerald +

Best Matchups

In Patch 14.12 the best possible matchups for Nidalee Jungle are:

Consider picking Nidalee into these matches to increase your chance to win a game. These are the most popular Jungle matchups that currently are in favor of Nidalee.

Worst Matchups

We highly recommend avoiding picking Nidalee in the current patch into the following Jungle matchups:

These champions are considered as Nidalee counters in the current patch, and playing such a matchup will decrease your chances of winning a game.

Additional Notes

If you want to find out more about best and worst matchups, as well as specific matchup statistics, we highly encourage you to check our Nidalee counters page. Keep in mind that while the champion may counter or be countered, it also comes down to your individual skill, the skill of your opponent, your team, and enemy team compositions.