Originally Posted by Stark Midnight
lol true enough but spears are a slow skillshot. Eitherway i don't see how anyone could think nidalee is OP. She's a solid pick but that at most. Her game presence is very low, even if she has a high KDR her team could still easily lose.
Nidalee actually has quite good presence throughout the game.
Spears hit harder than a lot of ultimates, and have this annoying glitch where they occasionally turn invisible.
Plus, they are on an extremely low cooldown.
However, while they are incredibly strong, spears are only a part of her kit.
I would argue that the most annoying thing about Nidalee is actually her traps.
Those things give 12 seconds of vision, and reduce armor and MR by 40%
Just for reference, that is pre-S3 LW + Void Staff in a single spell. For 12 seconds.
Plus, they can't be safely cleared except by walking over them with a spellshield or using some form of minion to do it for you, except the minion method will still give her vision and let her know that someone is/was there.
Add to that her high base damages, high mobility, ridiculously powerful poke, and ability to kill most squishies with relative ease, and it becomes easy to see why she has been a top pick in the recent DominateDominion tournies.