Innate - Prowl: While in brush, Nidalee gains 10% bonus movement speed for 2 seconds, increased to 30% when facing a nearbyvisible enemy champion.
Innate - Hunt: Hitting monsters or enemy champions with Javelin Toss, or Bushwhack while they are nearby, will apply a Hunted mark and reveal them for 4 seconds. During this time, Nidalee gains 10% bonus movement speed, increased to 30% when facing a nearbyHunted target. Additionally, Nidalee's first use of Takedown and Pounce against Hunted targets are empowered.
The bonus movement speed from Prowl and Hunt can stack, but cannot exceed 30%.
This ability will cast from wherever the caster is at the start of the cast time.
The damage amplification is based on the distance from Nidalee's location at the end of the cast time to the struck target's center at the time of collision.
The damage increase is very slightly higher than the spear's travel distance due to edge range behaviour of collisions and the distance being measured as the radius from the picked "origin" location at the end of the cast time, rather than just along the vector of the cast.
The damage increase does not have distinct thresholds based on the distance the spear travelled.
Picking Nidalee's location at the end of the cast time as the "origin" for the damage calculation may be unintended.(bug)
Active:Nidalee lays a trap at the target location that becomes stealthed after arming over 1.5 seconds, lasting for up to 120 seconds and granting sight within its radius. The trap will spring upon contact with an enemy, dealing magic damage per second over 4 seconds.
Magic Damage Per Tick:
10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 (+ 5% AP)
Total Magic Damage:
40 / 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 (+ 20% AP)
Traps have 6 maximum health and can only be damaged by champion basic attacks (2 hit points from ranged and 3 hit points from melee). Up to a maximum of 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 (based on level) traps may be active at once.
Active:Nidalee revitalizes herself or the target allied champion, granting bonus attack speed for 7 seconds and healing the target for an amount that is increased by 0% − 100% (based on target's missing health).
Active:Nidalee's next basic attack within 10 seconds has an uncancellable windup, gains 75 bonus range and is modified to deal magic damage that is increased by an amount for every 1% of target's missing health. The minimum damage can also be applied against turrets.
Takedown resetsNidalee's basic attack timer. Other damage converted to magic damage by Takedown are not increased by Takedown's respective effects. Nidalee loses Takedown's empowered attack immediately when she switches to Human Form.
Hunted Bonus:Nidalee can perform Pounce from an increased range on a Hunted enemy closest to the cursor. Nidalee can Pounce to a target location near a Hunted enemy if she is close to the Hunted enemy.
Active:Nidalee switches between her Human Form and Cougar Form.
Cougar Form:Nidalee transforms into a cougar, gaining melee attacks with 125 range and access to her cougar abilities.
Human Form:Nidalee transforms into a human, gaining ranged attacks with 525 range and access to her human abilities. While in Human Form, applying a Hunted mark will resetAspect of the Cougar's cooldown.
Nidalee begins with one rank in Aspect of the Cougar and can increase it at levels 6, 11, and 16. Cougar Form's abilities scale based on Aspect of the Cougar's rank.
The trap stealths and becomes untargetable after 1.5 seconds, remaining vulnerable to trap-revealing effects at all times.
Only up to 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 (based on level) traps may be active at once.
If an enemy walks over the spring trap, they are inflicted with a toxin that deals them 40 / 80 / 120 / 160 / 200(+ 20% AP)total magic damage over 4 seconds. Additionally, they become marked as Hunted for the same duration if they were a monster or champion and Nidalee was nearby.
This article section only contains champion skins. For all associated collection items, see Nidalee (Collection).
Raised in the deepest jungle, Nidalee is a master tracker who can shapeshift into a ferocious cougar at will. Neither wholly woman nor beast, she viciously defends her territory from any and all trespassers, with carefully placed traps and deft spear throws. She cripples her quarry before pouncing on them in feline form—the lucky few who survive tell tales of a wild woman with razor-sharp instincts, and even sharper claws…
A fierce warrior who makes her home in the winter forest, Nidalee isn't content with simple Snowdown parties. She plays the role of Santa for cheery woodland creatures, driving off intruders and protecting her furry friends from harm.
A wild, untamed fighter steeped in myth, it is difficult to know what is true of Nidalee and what is legend. Some say she fights with the ferocity of a white tiger, while others of the Warring Kingdoms believe she can become the creature itself.
Nidalee shows the most promise of the new class of Super Galaxy cadets, a knack for throwing projectiles through zero-gravity being her signature talent. The team will need her cunning tactics, as well as her keen hunting instincts, if it is to defeat the Spider Queen.
Nidalee rules over the restorative calm of the natural world, guarding the land's remaining peaceful places. She fights to protect the land and living things, bringing light and order to the mortal creatures under her care—even taking the form of a celestial beast.
A cosmic tracker and ferocious warrior, she is tasked to find newborn stars and defend them from the ever-hungry Dark Star corruptants. Darting from galaxy to galaxy in an eternal hunt, she is forever shifting her shape like the wandering stars in the sky.
The Ocean Song Festival is lucky to have Nidalee as its performer stylist, with her fashion guides selling almost as much as her albums, but in reality she's here as a featured part of Yone's show. She was the first person he showed his lyrics to, and it's her honor to lend them her voice.
In-brush bonus movement speed reduced to 10% from 15.
New Effect: In-brush bonus movement speed increases to 30% while moving toward a visible enemy champion within 5500 range.
New Effect - Hunt: Damaging enemy champions with Javelin Toss and Bushwhack marks them as Hunted for 4 seconds, granting Nidalee sight of them. Nidalee ignores unit collision and gains 30% bonus movement speed while moving toward marked targets, and her next cougar ability against them consumes the mark for an enhanced effect.
After Fiddlestick get reworked, A maximum-range Javelin Toss has the highest damage of any single-targeted basic ability in-game (Only surpassed by the pre-rework, fully charged DrainDrain) and higher damage than many ultimate abilities.
Nidalee was deemed overpowered/obnoxious in the Ultra Rapid Fire game mode (2014 edition) and was ultimately disabled in non-custom games.
Given that she's a wild child, it is unknown how Nidalee could've learnt to speak languages fluently; since in real life, feral humans who learn their first language late in life never master such linguistic aspects like phonology, morphology, and syntax.