||10-11-2012 08:46 AM
Originally Posted by FDru
How the fk does nidalee counter Yorick? She's hard countered by minions, and that includes ghouls. If he rushes Executioner's there is literally a 0% chance she will win that lane. Superbad Yorick is superbad.
She countered him in SR, not dominion which is a big difference. In SR, she plays by poking away with autoattacks, using her heal to counteract the poke inflicted while boosting her attack speed. No nidalee tosses Spears in toplane SR because they are very expensive and extremely unlikely to hit anything.
In SR, Yorick is a lot more mana limited and can't spam W/E every 10 seconds without running OOM very quickly. Nidalee's only mana expenditure is her Heal, and the occasional trap which acts as poor-mans ward.
In Dominion, Yorick can start with a Tear/boots if he wants to do an extended pokefest, or Pros Blade/boots if more aggresive. He has wayyy fewer mana issues and can drop a lot more minions per minute. His minions will hit a lot harder with Pros Blade also. Meanwhile her heal has a pretty low AP ratio and won't be significantly better than its base value.
Nid's cooldown on her heal and relatively low base values will make it less efffective (plus dominions general heal nerf) vs a Yorick.
So I would not expect Nidalee to do nearly as well vs a Yorick in Dominion, compared to SR.