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Threats to Elise with this build
|Jinx||Those ADC doesnt have much way to dodge, take advantages and hit cocoon !|
|Miss Fortune||Those ADC doesnt have much way to dodge, take advantages and hit cocoon !|
|Varus||Those ADC doesnt have much way to dodge, take advantages and hit cocoon !|
|Kog'Maw||Those ADC doesnt have much way to dodge, take advantages and hit cocoon !|
|Quinn||Those ADC doesnt have much way to dodge, take advantages and hit cocoon !|
|Ashe||Those ADC doesnt have much way to dodge, take advantages and hit cocoon !|
So hey guys ! its my first guide here and i hope you are gonna like it, i wanted to share with you a pick i started for fun and that actually worked really well for me.
As you noticed in the title im going to present you Elise support.
I always mained support, and always particulary enjoyed AP supp (my main is Zyra, my favorite champions) and to move back to the pick, i tried Elise support cause ... why not ? and crushed the lane so i wanted to show this pick to more people. Since that i play her more and more and i really enjoy this champion.
Phylol explaining us how to Elise Support in this quick guide videos
More informations about Elise support, Pros & Cons
You need to know that this pick is risky, or you snowball or the whole game you will be late, and when behind Elise isnt that useful.
Tho, you should try her, believe me its worth it. She have a really good laning phase for many reasons.
Her damages are pretty insane even in early game, more her Cocoon and above that the possibility to both engage or disengage with her Rappel. Thats why Elise is such a good pick to win the lane.
But as you guessed a pick always have drawbacks, the most important one being her mana cost, you will feel like spamming Neurotoxin but you will soon notice you might be oom fast. Believe dont poke with your Neurotoxin, just enjoy her auto attacks range wait to hit a Cocoon to go full combo on your target.
Synergy & Match up Botlane
First lets talk about synergy if you dont mind.
Elise is really strong with other aggressive ADC. So far the two i enjoyed the most played with to win the lane are Kalista and Lucian.
Kalista might be the best ADC with Elise and that for two main reasons. In lane its really easy to proc the Sentinel of Kalista due to the insane range of kalista while you're in human form (550 knowing Annie have 575 or Lucian 500). The second reason is of course Fate's Call if Kalista throw you in you in you can easily Cocoon while the target is bumped to chain cc and instant kill someone.
Lucian works well with Elise too for the only reason that he is really aggressive and could rule the lane by itself so add Elise another really agressive pick in lane and all good !
I never tried but i supposed that Elise could work really well too with Draven as we talk about stomping lane, tho care, Elise can peel but she isnt Janna so might be risky with a Draven.
The match up, Elise have tons of good match up, she deal a lot and really important, she deal with her Neurotoxin in %hp. Add to that your Rappel or the Cocoon to engage or disengage, you basically are really good against tanks like Braum or Trundle for exemple.
And like on every botlane, care the other aggressive picks like Brand or Zyra they deal a lot too, but once you master your Rappel you can easily dodge them and kill them.
You also need to know that in my eyes, Elise counter Thresh really hard, and seeing how much he is played its a thing you shouold remember. Elise counter him for the only reason that if Thresh Dark Passage his ADC you can Rappel and follow them to finish the job.
Now the bad match ups,
From what i saw, you dont want to face any disengage support especially Janna. you wont be able to go in and she would slow you till you die without you having the opportunity to escape. Lulu is kinda the same.
Champions like Soraka or Nami look hell, and they are to face in the early game but just rush Liandry's Torment and after it will be better. Believe me Shields support counter you way more than heal ones. But basically you dont want to face a support with disengage.
You can check the match up against ADC above, in case you didnt well as you guessed you want to face a not mobile one, Jinx or Miss Fortune for exemple are easy target for you.
When to pick Elise Support
Elise Can dominate the lane by herself, in terms of pressure. Tho She lacks some crowd control. And here its why you shouldnt pick Elise brain deadly.
Even if overall she is more versatile than she looks like, an ADC with some CC can be useful or at least an adc that can have some mobility to disengage as you only have one CC.
Thats why i really enjoyed Elise with Kalista or Lucian.
Tho of course they aren't the only ADC that could fit her. I actually enjoy Elise also with Jinx cause of her Flame Chompers! cause no matter if Elise or Jinx CC first, the rotation of CC is really easy to do.
Champions like Varus or Ashe also are good thanks to their ultimates.
But you should also check your whole comp to be sure your team wont lack of any crowd control. For example if your team have a Nidalee jungle i dont think you should pick Elise even tho you could actually one shot someone on a Nidalee gank you might loose every team fight cause you will need some CC.
Runes, Masteries & Summoner spells
I tried a lot of thing there, the one above are the ones that fit me the well, of course you can do something else.
I used to go 10% cdr in blue, but i recently, bby mistake actually played my Janna rune page on Elise and it went perfectly well. You have insane dammages in lane with all this AP, mana regen to spamm bit more and armor/hp for early trade. Just, if you ever face a heavy AP support, move on to a page with classic MR not to get destroyed.
For the masteries well here, i didnt found better for Elise.
Then for the summoners spells Flash dont even try without its like on most champions it gives you better opportunities to both engage and disengage. When you feel confident enough with Elise you will notice how deadly is the Flash Cocoon.
For the other one i prefer Exhaust over Ignite for the only reason that in my eyes Elise lack of peel, and Exhaust make you forget that, and also cause you will see, you have way enough burst you wont need Ignite that much.
You will have an important choice there. You need to check depending your teamcomp and also seeing how you feel about it if you will play Elise Tanky or AP. Both works but they are differents.
If you go AP, Liandry's Torment and Rylai's Crystal Scepter are must have.
If you go Tanky, the Solari is a thing you cant pass, except they are full AD.
It's personnal but i have one tip to give you :
Always make one item between your boots, sighstone and the Eye of the Equinox. Like the Rylai's Crystal Scepter if you go AP or the Locket of the Iron Solari if you go tanky.
Something like :
starter --> Sightstone and Sweeping Lens + Ionian Boots of Lucidity --> Rylai's Crystal Scepter OR Locket of the Iron Solari --> then finish the Eye of the Equinox.
Then complete your build according to who you face.
So here we are, here it's getting interesting ( if not even more interesting ?).
Elise have a playstyle i enjoy a lot. All your gameplay will be based on one word : Catch !
But lets start and be more accurate, I will explain it in 3 parts.
In laning phase : You poke a bit (i said a bit!) with your Neurotoxin in lane, care you might get fast oom so dont overuse it, always keep mana to be able to do a full combo if you ever land a Cocoon.
So mostly keep your mana, stay in human form to have Cocoon upportunities and just take the advantage by poking with auto attacks they deal actually a lot in early and your range in insane.
Your level 2 is awesome rush it and you might kill fast and snowball of it, for that champion witha good level can be really good like Corki for his burst or Jinx/ Caitlyn for the CC rotations
Also, dont hesitate to dive ! Elise's Rappel is a huge weapon to dive. It allow her to switch the turret aggresion and so to dive easily after your burst just Rappel while your adc finish the kill
Cocoon Neurotoxin Volatile Spiderling Spider Form Skittering Frenzy and Venomous Bite. That would be your combo
you should and actually must, play with the vision, the bush. go in bush and when they dont expect you to Cocoon, as if you would be a Blitzcrank or something like that.
You can also easily bait them by walking in their direction Rappel when they try to catch you and then go in when they dont have cd the moment you are back on the ground.
Mid game : when the bot tower bot is down try to roam, your Cocoon is a huge weapon. Walk in their jungle with your jungler or your adc, try to catch, you can easily get fed.
But care dont forget Sightstone more the Sweeping Lens to take vision and deny their to catch easily, dont take dumb risks by checking bush without vision !
Late game : Keep catching them to then fight in 4v5, in teamfight peel for your ADC with your Cocoon and Exhaust (if you took it). Then when the tank arent on your adc anymore dive on their carries with Rappel and burst them.
If you have any opportunities to engage, do so ! Flash Cocoon is a deadly weapon and it could allow your team to one shot a carry and then win the fight.
Dont forget that the Cocoon can also cancel tons of things like Katarina's Death Lotus or Miss Fortune's Bullet Time
Some examples if you still dont believe me guys !
Elise Support is way less strong than she used to be for sure, but let me remind you all how strong is used to be. Tho care your eyes old graphism of lol incoming !
Some montages :
Krepo with some Awesome jukes on Elise support
Patoy on Elise support in LCS NA
And two gameplays (the second one is in french) :
Krepo full gameplay on Elise
DFG a french support on Elise support (Patch 5.14 way more recent)
So that's all for my Elise support guide, it was my first one and i hope you guys liked it!
tell me in comments if you can find any ways to improve my guides and also if of course you like the pick ! More are coming probably other exotics support that i like to play so check them if it ever interest you !
Thanks for reading and see you on the rift !