Originally Posted by Eberzelius
With AP form, cougar's almost useless (well not really good). If you want a support player, go for sivir or soraka. Nidalee=GREAT pusher and burst damage, datzit. And healing's allready good with the basics, and much more useful with the attack speed boost on an AD type.
AP nidalee's definitevely a no-no for me.
I'd like to disagree with "cougar being useless" in AP-mode. Cougar is never useless. Cougar is the definition of Nidalee's jump-in-and-wtfrageclawgg and it require no definite mode of play as long as you do it right.
Pounce and Swipe scale (even if it's only by a bit) with AP. Takedown is useful even without AD, since if they're at like 30% HP left they're pretty much dead if you're in range. If not, you pounce in closer and chuck a Javelin. 9 out of 10 times, they don't react fast enough to dodge it since they're walking the straightest path to safety.
Not to mention Lichbane works pretty good with Takedown.
Attack speed from Surge is good, I'll admit. Though most of the time in team fights I'm either buffing the carry or healing someone else. It's amazing how well an ally at low HP can lure opposing players into attacking, then you pop up with a heal and pounce in with your rage of clawing.
The reason why I play Nidalee is because she can do everything. Soraka can't. Sivir, more than Soraka, but not my style.
And I'm not arguing that AP is better than AD, I'm arguing that AP isn't useless for killing stuff and pushing. I've seen a fair share of AD Nidalees that do exceptionally well in their games.