Elise General Guide by Fousek
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Welcome, it is honor to give you Elise, The Queen of Spiders!
Elise is an AP assasin/carry that can be used as a laner or jungler. I am generaly more interested into jungler so I will show you my jungler built. Elise can burst down her enemies one by one. I have also included a successful combo on how to quickly assassinate your enemies! Make sure to check that out as well to highly improve your gameplay with Elise.
PS: Don´t expect easy win with Elis she is very good only if you know well what to do.
Pros / Cons
+ She has high burst damage if used correctly
+ She can easily jump to her enemies
+ Her spider form abilities do not cost any mana
+ Visually very interesting and nice champion
- Takes some time to get used to
- Very vulnerable when her abilities are on cooldown
- Her late game is much better than her early game
- You need to have a good start to dominate late game
There is always conflict to pick flat or per level runes. Elise is weak on start and my built has a lot of armor late game so I recommend flat armor seals and ability power quintessences. But generally it is up to you.
If you feel comfortable against mages or there are no heavy AP in enemy team you can take Ability Power glyphs... MORE damage! There is never enough damage!
Items are always situational, and you should pick different items as the game goes on. The items you use, depend on the enemy team and the score of the game.
Here are some alternative and situational items for Elise:
Boots of Mobility
Included in aggressive build.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
Personaly I just love RoA. But if your victims are runing away and you need to slow them this is great choice. Also included in aggressive build.
Alternative item instead of Frozen Heart. Again included in aggressive build.
and of course : Guardian Angel
Passive: Spider Swarm
Human Form: Elise's Human Form spells will ready a spiderling when cast on an enemy.
Spider Form: Elise summons her spiderlings to fight by her side. Spiderlings deal physical damage and take reduced damage from multi-target abilities.
Neurotoxin: Elise damages a target based on its current Health.
Venomous Bite: Elise lunges forward and bites her target, slowing them and dealing bonus damage based on how low its Health is.
Volatile Spiderling: Elise releases a venom-gorged spiderling that explodes when it nears a target.
Skittering Frenzy: Elise and her spiderlings gain Attack Speed and heal her on each attack.
Cocoon: Elise fires a skillshot that stuns the first enemy struck.
Rappel: On enemy cast: Elise and her spiderlings ascend high into the air and descend upon an enemy target. On ground cast: Elise and her spiderlings ascend high into the air, becoming untargetable for two seconds. Casting Rappel on a nearby enemy during this time will descend upon your target.
Spider Form: Elise transforms into a menacing spider with new abilities. While in Spider Form, Elise deals magic bonus damage on attack and has increased Movement Speed, Armor, and Magic Resistance. Each level of her ultimate allows Elise to summon an additional spiderling.
Human Form: Elise transforms into a human form with new abilities. Each level of her ultimate allows Elise to summon an additional spiderling.
Skill Sequence - Kill Combo
This is a combo for Elise. I've used it every time I played her. It is an amazing combo to finish your enemies. This is my explanation of it.
For doing perfect combo's you need to be FAST! Don't wait for your enemies to escape, be quick and perfect your combo as a true Assassin!
- Start out in HUMAN form.
- Land your stun E. - If successful you can quickly proceed to using your:
- Deathfire Grasp > W > Q - almost at the same time !
- Now Switch to your SPIDER form.
If your enemy flashed away use your E to jump on him and use your Q > W for the attack speed. Make sure to keep using basic attacks while your W is on.
At the end use again your Q. Remember, the less health your enemy has, the MORE damage you will do!
If your enemy is still alive, some of your cooldowns will go down soon so you can either:
- Use your Q again or
- Switch back to Human form and do the same combo
My prefered jungling route on Elise is:
Wraiths and then Red Lizard with team help > Wolfs > Blue Golem > Gank
I was using classic route from blue but since she doesn´t need mana in spider form and reversed route is not often to see, I changed it on red. That means higher element of surprise for top laner.
Classic way is of course possible. And it is actually better for aggressive built because you don´t have extended buff duration.
Anyway don't forget to use spider form while moving in jungle (bonus MS) and use human form skills W and Q then switch to spider.
You can use Volatile Spiderling to check brushes or grant your team vision. In addition, if there's someone in the brush, you can attack them.
Stay near the walls if you feel like you'll get ganked and/or attacked by enemy champion. When you Rappel in spider form near creeps or neutral monsters, you can jump to them without causing any damage to you.
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Thank you for your time of reading my Guide. Good luck and have fun ...
27/10/2012: Guide published!
28/10/2012: Added Tips and Situational Items.
28/10/2012: Few changes in description of items, jungling and combo
8/11/2012: Added Nashor's Tooth