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General

  • Nidalee was the first of eight champions to have more than 4 abilities (the others being EliseSquare Elise, GnarSquare Gnar, HeimerdingerSquare Heimerdinger, JayceSquare Jayce, KarmaSquare Karma, Lee SinSquare Lee Sin, and Rek'SaiSquare Rek'Sai).
  • Nidalee, EliseSquare Elise, GnarSquare Gnar, JayceSquare Jayce, and KayleSquare Kayle are the only champions to be both Ranged role ranged and Melee role melee.
  • Nidalee is one of a few champions to have multiple textures in per skin (one for human form and another matching one for cougar).
  • Nidalee was the first champion to feature a transformation ability (the others being EliseSquare Elise, GnarSquare Gnar ShyvanaSquare Shyvana, and SwainSquare Swain).
  • Nidalee has four running animations (human run, human brush sprint, cougar run, cougar brush sprint).
  • Pounce Pounce was the first ability to feature a static cooldown (was removed in V1.0.0.124).
  • Nearby allied champions gain Experience icon 5 bonus experience every 5 seconds if Nidalee is higher-leveled.
  • A maximum-range Javelin Toss Javelin Toss has the second-highest damage of any single-targeted basic ability in-game (only surpassed by a fully-channeled Drain Drain) and higher damage than many ultimate abilities.
  • Nidalee was deemed overpowered/obnoxious in the The Thinking Manatee profileicon Ultra Rapid Fire game mode (2014 edition) and was ultimately disabled in non-custom games.
  • After her visual rework, her feline forms received morphological features from cougars' bigger relatives, like mane, higher shoulders than haunches, long skull & jaws, & occasionally long fangs of sabre-toothed cats and other cat-like relatives.
  • The game client's shop filters Nidalee as a Support despite her no longer having that tag as a secondary one.
  • Nidalee is one of the first champions to have one skin for each of the three big anual events of the year - Lunar Revel, Harrowing and Snowdown Showdown. She and KatarinaSquare Katarina received their Warring Kingdoms as their last skin in 2015.
  • 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.

Development

  • Nidalee was released a day later than announced.
  • Nidalee was rumored to have a special stackable damage over time that could be applied by all her damaging abilities as well as Prowl Prowl granting her stealth for 2 seconds when leaving brush in cougar form (both effects actually existed and were removed prior to her release)
  • Nidalee used to have a bug where Primal Surge Primal Surge applied Swipe Swipe's damage (meaning she could kill her teammates if they were low enough).

Skins

Nidalee OriginalCircle Original Nidalee
  • She might have been inspired by Navee from Wake.
Nidalee SnowBunnyCircle Snow Bunny Nidalee
Nidalee LeopardCircle Leopard Nidalee
Nidalee PharaohCircle Pharaoh Nidalee
Nidalee BewitchingCircle Bewitching Nidalee
Nidalee HeadhunterCircle Headhunter Nidalee
Nidalee WarringKingdomsCircle Warring Kingdoms Nidalee
Nidalee ChallengerCircle Challenger Nidalee
Nidalee SuperGalaxyCircle Super Galaxy Nidalee

Relations

  • Nidalee's friendship with UdyrSquare Udyr might stem from both being in tune with the (spirits of the) wild.
  • Nidalee's rivalry with RengarSquare Rengar might stem from territorial hunting disputes.
  • Nidalee has spent some time with Neeko and they formed a friendship. It's confirmed that Neeko had feelings for Nidalee, but they were unrequited.[1]

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