Originally Posted by imported_Citrine
To be honest, Don't get caught up on how people play other champions simply because it seems like its the right way to play him/her because of how popular a thread is or how they owned you in a mirror match in a previous game.
You have to literally change the way you play every match due to many variations of possible outcomes.
I certainly play different when I play pubs, and sure as hell play different with a premade team.
Though I do suggest if your learning a new champion, look up universal item builds that players commonly use. Then start experimenting with different items and change them accordingly by the flow of the match.
Its good to always look up guides from other people, but its even better to take the basics of what you learned from that guide, and customize it to make it fit your play style.
P.S- I should burn minuss for getting a Rod of Ages on Nidalee...
That was the first time getting it o-o I usually just go Guinsoo ->Lich->Rylai->Zhonya