Crit Nidalee Build

Crit Nidalee build with runes and items. Crit Nidalee guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Crit Nidalee build in League of Legends Patch 14.11!

Updated: 2024-05-21 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Nidalee and build Crit.
Crit Nidalee build with Press the Attack for ARAM. Infinity Edge included.
Nidalee ARAM modifiers
DMG done +10%


Starting items for Kraken
Hearthbound Axe should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Nidalee ability Primal Surge / Swipe should be leveled first.
Nidalee ability Javelin Toss / Takedown should be leveled second.
Nidalee ability Bushwhack / Pounce should be leveled third.
Final items
Zephyr should be final item in your build.
Infinity Edge should be final item in your build.
Rapid Firecannon should be final item in your build.
Yun Tal Wildarrows should be final item in your build.
The Collector should be final item in your build.
Kraken Slayer should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Press the Attack from Precision tree.
Minor rune Domination.
Summoner spells
Pick Ghost as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Crit Nidalee Runes

Precision major tree Press the Attack rune.
Precision major tree Fleet Footwork rune.
Precision major tree Conqueror rune.
Precision major tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision major tree Triumph rune.
Precision major tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision major tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision major tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision major tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision major tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision major tree Cut Down rune.
Precision major tree Last Stand rune.
Domination minor tree Cheap Shot rune.
Domination minor tree Taste of Blood rune.
Domination minor tree Sudden Impact rune.
Domination minor tree Zombie Ward rune.
Domination minor tree Ghost Poro rune.
Domination minor tree Eyeball Collection rune.
Domination minor tree Treasure Hunter rune.
Domination minor tree Relentless Hunter rune.
Domination minor tree Ultimate Hunter rune.
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How it works

  1. This is a pretty meta build that you have might seen on Summoner's Rift.
  2. You are going to be building damage items, going AD and Crit.
  3. You are going to play carry for your team.

How to play

  1. Nidalee Crit build. Pretty meta. You go AD, Attack Speed and of course... Crit!
  2. Don't rush Infinity Edge. Usually go for it as #2 or #3 item.
  3. Do not try fighting in Cougar form and going in. This build relies on auto attacking, but auto attacking in Human form from distance and kiting!
  4. You have kit to kite enemies. Getting focused? Jump away. Or get into bush for movement speed bonus.
  5. Going Cougar sometimes is okay - i.e. 1v1, or for quick auto reset from Cougar Qs. Be careful!
  6. Use your E as self-steroid to boost attack speed.

Tips and Tricks

  1. You can use your traps (W) for bush control.
  2. When there's Cannon minion or Siege minion, try focusing it, so an enemy team won't destroy all your traps.
  3. For that reason, you can put your traps more behind your position (i.e., if an enemy team has great engage on your team).
  4. As Nidalee, you have your 'Ultimate' (Aspect of the Cougar) since lvl 1. You can lose track of enemy levels and get surprised by their level 6 spike and their ulti. Watch out!
  1. Use brush to your advantage! Moving in and out of brush can heavily alter your effectiveness in battle.
  2. Start team fights by harassing with your Javelin Toss, and then switch to cougar form to chase down Hunted targets.
  3. Bushwhack traps deal damage based on their victim's current Health. Set them up in your team's backline before fights break out during sieges to help your team deal damage to the enemy frontline.

Skill Order

  • Nidalee [object Object] ability.
    Javelin Toss / Takedown
  • Nidalee [object Object] ability.
    Bushwhack / Pounce
  • Nidalee [object Object] ability.
    Primal Surge / Swipe
  • Nidalee [object Object] ability.
    Aspect Of The Cougar


Starting items for Kraken
Hearthbound Axe item.
Starting items for Collector/IE
B. F. Sword item.
Optional starting items
Guardian's Hammer item.
Good AD items
Yun Tal Wildarrows item.
Kraken Slayer item.
Bloodthirster item.
The Collector item.
Get this as #2 or #3 item
Infinity Edge item.
Berserker's Greaves item.
Mercury's Treads item.
Get it post 15 lvl
Zephyr item.
For mana problems
Essence Reaver item.
Good AS items
Statikk Shiv item.
Phantom Dancer item.
Rapid Firecannon item.
Runaan's Hurricane item.
Guinsoo's Rageblade item.
Defensive items
Immortal Shieldbow item.
Mercurial Scimitar item.
Maw of Malmortius item.
Wit's End item.
Counter tanks
Blade of The Ruined King item.
Lord Dominik's Regards item.
Counter healing
Executioner's Calling item.
Mortal Reminder item.
Counter shielding
Serpent's Fang item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Wrath item.
Example final build
Zephyr item.
Infinity Edge item.
Rapid Firecannon item.
Yun Tal Wildarrows item.
The Collector item.
Kraken Slayer item.