: Recent Jungle Experimentation Context Post
Just make the jungle camps insanely strong vs champions without smite/machete for the first 5 minutes of the game.
: As a player of bruiser Nidalee from before her reworks, attempting to detract AD and add AP to her kit is a move in the wrong direction. She is meant to be a lane bully with her autoattacks and below average as a champion in a full on 5v5 situation. The problem right now with her is the amount of magic damage in her kit for building hardly any AP at all. Make her easier to itemize against instead of giving her such strong mixed damage, but certainly preserve the auto-attacking aspect of her playstyle-- for me and I'm sure for other veteran Nidalee players, it has been an integral part to her so called champion "fantasy". (i.e. change damage on cougar Q and E to physical perhaps while reducing ratios)
Making her a pure AD bruiser will be quite scary as she'll benefit fully off Brutalizer's stats and become quite potent with LW. It would be a great day if they ever did that. A big problem though with her current iteration is that with a Triforce + Tank build she comes quite unbearable in teamfights. {{item:3078}} {{item:3111}} {{item:3083}} {{item:3102}} {{item:3110}} {{item:3075}} I've had huge success with that build and just become a monster in teamfights but it relies on level advantage. Tower pressure and killing is incredible as you can dip in and tank tower aggro with all the armor. Its also fantastic in sieges as you can just E self and tank tower till BV gets popped. I believe that is what Riot wants to deter Nidalee from doing, becoming a tank that can dish out the damage of that caliber.
: Nidalee PBE changes for 9/11
I've played quite a bit of Nidalee since her rework and I have to say that Triforce > Tank makes her near impossible to deal with. The nerfs are justifiable but there are group of champions that simply slaughter her in lane. AP bruisers excel at their role not for the damage they bring, but the CC utility they offer. Nidalee will never fit the category of a successful AP bruiser and could potential fall into the same category of Mordekasier, useless. Nidalee can't build RoA first and expect a good time like Gragas could, she needs a sheen item asap in order to effectively snowball. Changing the hunted mechanics for the pounce reset is really nice but is Swipe going to get a hunted perk?

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