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League of Legends Build Guide Author CasterMaster

Rated E for Elise ~ A Comprehensive Guide to Jungle Elise

CasterMaster Last updated on January 11, 2014
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Ability Sequence

2
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9
Ability Key Q
1
8
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13
Ability Key W
3
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Ability Key E
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Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction





Greetings summoners! CasterMaster here with an official Elise guide. Inspired and helped by some amazing players and competitive gamers, I decided to write a guide that will help carry your solo queue games and wreck faces with this arachnid. Elise is fun to play with huge competitive potential, extreme bursts, deadly ganks and a very interesting concept that will put a big check-mark in everyone's book. So whether you're familiar with Elise or not, take a seat and let me present to you:
Rated E for Elise: An In-Depth Jungle Elise Guide!





Elise is ranged and melee, making her suited for changing her play-style whenever necessary. Spider Form is a lot like Nidalee's Aspect Of The Cougar which transforms you from a ranged attacker to a melee fighter. Because of this, Elise has access to 7 skills, 2 skills for each key other than her ultimate. Even though Elise can perform in multiple lanes, this guide we will focus her in the jungle. She provides good clear speeds and takes very little damage from jungle camps thanks to her spiderlings tanking all the damage. Her ganks are extremely deadly and will almost always force a Flash or secure a kill on squishy targets if Cocoon lands, and Rappel is very good for catching up to enemies or escaping sticky situations. Later into the game Elise performs much better with items that provide defense since her base damage on her skills are relatively high, allowing you to take on the role of a tanky initiator that can pack a punch. So without further ado, let's dive into the details!


(Credits to TempleWarden for this video, song is "Fortress of Seduction" by Two Steps from Hell)


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Why and When



For a jungle Elise, I'd assume you want to play Elise when you need a jungler on your team. Extremely deadly with her base damage and Cocoon for crowd control, her ganks are unbelievably successful most of the time. Here are some of the reasons why and when you would choose Elise:


+ Competitive Jungler
+ Exceptional Counter-Jungler
+ Strong and Dangerous Ganks
+ Unique Kit and Cool Concept
+ Enjoyable and Fun to Play
+ Multiple Builds and Playstyle
These are some reasons why you may want to play Elise. Of course, everyone has their own reasons but if you're reading this guide I'm sure you already know why you'd want to play her. She is very competitive and skill-shot oriented, since missing her Cocoon can be very lethal. Nonetheless, she is no easy champion to master and playing her to her full potential requires learning and diligence.


+ Team Requires a Jungler
+ Tanky and Heavy in Damage
+ You Want to Counter-Jungle
+ A Champion that can Snowball
+ Multiple Builds and Play-style
In normal games, you can pretty much play Elise whenever you want so long as you can choose her. However, since she is strongest in the jungle in ranked and competitive play, usually you'd be able to pick her if your team requires a jungler and if she is not banned or already chosen by the opposing team. Regardless, she deals a lot of damage, puts a lot of pressure and can become very tanky with this build as the game progresses.


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Pros and Cons



Before we learn about Elise, we need to know her strengths and weaknesses. All champions have strengths and weaknesses. Some have more than others, while some don't have many weaknesses at all. Elise has her own set of strengths and weaknesses, so let's discuss some of her deadly pros and venomous cons:


+ Good Clear Speeds
+ Great Gap Closer / Escape
+ Has a Stun
+ Huge AP Burst Damage
+ Spiderlings can Block and Damage
+ No Mana Costs in Spider Form
Elise's Q and W in both forms are both reliable sources of damage or damage increments, allowing her to clear jungle camps fairly quickly and dish out a large amount of magic damage to her adversaries. Her E can provide two types of utility; Cocoon stuns its target for a good amount, enough to unleash her full combo while Rappel allows for chasing or making get-aways if minions or monsters are nearby to land to.


- Stun is Skill-Shot Reliant
- Item Dependent
- Can Easily Fall Behind
- Weak when Skills on Cool-down
Like all other champions, Elise has some of her own problems. If Cocoon is missed, then Elise essentially has no crowd-control until it comes off cool-down. Like most mages, she can't deal a lot of damage when her Q and W are on cool-down. Controlling her Human Form and Spider Form also require some knowledge on cool-downs. Avoid falling behind, as it is quite hard for Elise to regain advantage. Fortunately, one can start strong and end strong if all the right moves are made.


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Runes



Runes

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
5

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
4

Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed
3

Here are my runes that I run on Elise. Everyone has their own preferences and runes are designed to help you focus on what you want more. For example, taking armor seals means you want to take less damage from physical attacks. I will discuss below my reasonings. Remember that nothing must be done, it is only advised, and you do not have to agree with my choices.


x9 ORgreater mark of hybrid penetration
Greater Mark of Magic or Hybrid Pen
This gets debated by many players. greater mark of hybrid penetrations are expensive, so if you do not have any or do not want to buy any, Greater Mark of Magic Penetration is just fine. You won't see a great difference. Marks are most useful when it comes to damage, including penetration. Ignoring their magic resistance means your magic damaging abilities will hurt more.
x9
Greater Seal of Armor
As a jungler, you want to take reduced damage from the monster camps. Even though your spiderlings will be taking the hits most of the time, armor seals are one of the best seals you can get and should be taken just for how essential they are in a large portion of cases. Plus it makes you more resistant to the heavy physical damage you may take later on.


x5 x4
Greater Glyph of Flat and Scaling M.Res
You don't need a huge chunk of magic resistance early game, just enough to reduce an opponents magic damage so that you won't suffer severe damage. Gaining magic resistance throughout the game helps Elise not fall behind. Some players may prefer to take 9 into either or mix them around. This is purely player preference, and both options are optimal.
x3
Greater Quintessence of MS
Junglers always love a good boost in speed, and Elise is no different. Moving faster means you can get to your jungle camps faster, run to gank lanes quicker and escape or catch opponents you normally wouldn't be able to. Can be swapped for AP quints for more damage if you feel like you want to do so.


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Masteries



Masteries
1/5
3/1
1/1
3/5
1/1
1/5
3/5
3/1
3/
1/
1/
1/5
2/5
2/1
3/5
1/1

Here is my standard mastery page for Elise. Spec'ing 21 into offense allows you to deal a lot more damage, letting us build defensive and supportive items for the team. Whether you take 9 points into utility or defense is up to you. It's also totally fine to go 21 into defense and build more damage items since you would lack a lot of damage without the 21 points in offense. Again, this is user preference and is based on your motives. I'll just go over my choices:


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Butcher is essential in the jungle to increase clear speeds. Double-Edged Sword is great on Elise since she'll become very defense-heavy and can utilize the 2% increased damage. 3 points Sorcery nets you earlier cool-down reduction which helps Elise's poor cool-downs while Spell Weaving boosts Elise's spell damage via basic attacks. Mental Force , Arcane Mastery and Archmage all help with AP, so more damage. Executioner is a great damage boost to lower health targets. Arcane Blade helps your basic attacks hurt more and Devastating Strikes to ignore some opposing armor and magic resistance. Finally we finish with Havoc for a very useful damage booster.
Over on the defense tree, Recovery is extremely useful for health regeneration from monsters or ganks. Enchanted Armor is very powerful later into the game once you have a lot of armor and magic resistance through items. Finally, Veteran Scars and Juggernaut greatly increase your health for the early game as well as help boost other health items effectiveness. Take 1 point in Block as it's necessary in order to get enough points in the defense tree for Juggernaut (or you could take Tough Skin instead).


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Summoner Spells



Summoner Spells are a very important aspect of the game. What you take decides on what you're aiming to do for the match. If you're one who hasn't unlocked all the summoner spells yet, I'd suggest you do not jungle until Smite is unlocked. Ghost and Heal are both effective summoners for those who do not have Smite but should take out Heal for Smite once they're ready to try out the jungle.



Flash



Smite
Flash is important on almost every champion and is a must for its wide range of uses. Chasing opponents, getting away, making sick plays, it all comes down to this skill. Smite is important on every jungler whether you need it to clear camps faster or not. It's extremely useful for securing buffs as well as Dragon and Baron, since it has low-cooldown, very high true damage and is instant.



Teleport



Exhaust



Ignite
These options are very situational and usually can never replace Smite or Flash. However, it may be because of team circumstances or other reasons why you would want to take these. Teleport helps set up ganks and later play effectively by Teleporting to wards or minions that are pushing, and can be useful in split-pushing team compositions. Exhaust can shut down carries effectively for a short duration and Ignite increases kill potential through extra damage and healing reduction. Ignite proves useful against champions with a lot of health regeneration or life steal such as Dr. Mundo. In the end, Smite and Flash prove superior for jungling champions due to their uses and effectiveness that they provide. Nobody else will take Smite other than the jungler, so you better make sure you secure the buffs!


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Skills Summary



Now that Elise's setup has been covered, now its time to touch on her kit. Unlike most other champions, Elise is blessed with a large portion of skills. This is both good and bad. The bad news is, it requires a lot of crucial thinking to get used to her kit and her combos while keeping track of cool-downs on both Human Form and Spider Form. The good news is, she lacks a true ultimate, meaning her kit is designed to be powerful throughout the course of the match. Let's take a look at her abilities.



Spider Swarm
(Passive)
This is an extraordinary and powerful passive. These spiderlings will aid you in combat and last until they are killed or Elise reverts back to Human Form. Even if they die, you can make more by hitting non-allied targets with Elise's Human Form abilities. Very useful for clearing monster camps fasters and allows you to deal a lot more damage.


Tips and Tricks - Spider Swarm




Neurotoxin
(Q - Human)
Elise's first ability in Human Form. This is a basic targeted ability that deals incredible damage. It also deals more damage the more health they have, which has great synergy with Venomous Bite. We will explain that in a second.


Venomous Bite
(Q - Spider)
Elise's first ability in Spider Form. Like Neurotoxin, the target is lunged upon and is dealt damage the more health they don't have. Using Neurotoxin first will deal more damage, so when applying your basic combo, always use Neurotoxin first since it will deal the most damage. Finish with Venomous Bite, considering it deals more damage the less health they have.


Tips and Tricks - Neurotoxin and Venomous Bite




Volatile Spiderling
(W - Human)
This ability summons a homing spider that blows up after reaching a target or after a short duration. It goes for the closest target, so if minions are in the way, move past them before using this ability. It deals quite a lot of damage if it hits, and with a few tricks or a landed Cocoon, it isn't too hard to hit this skill.


Skittering Frenzy
(W - Spider)
Free attack speed for Elise and her spiderlings. Helps clear jungle camps faster and helps you deal more damage to whoever you're attacking, since you attack a lot faster. In Spider Form, Elise's basic attacks deal additional magic damage, so having increased attack speed certainly helps you dish out more damage.


Tips and Tricks - Volatile Spiderling and Skittering Frenzy




Cocoon
(E - Human)
A simple single-target skill shot that stuns the first target it hits. This is a very precious skill that you don't want to miss since the stun is Elise's only form of crowd-control (not counting items like Rylai's Crystal Scepter or Randuin's Omen). Therefore you want to make sure this ability hits the target you're aiming for. The cool-down on this skill is fairly high, so essentially you get one shot with it. If possible, chain this skill with allied crowd-control to ensure it hits. It's also better to wait and focus your accuracy rather than rush it and miss.


Rappel
(E - Spider)
Elise's form of utility. Using this skill allows her to jump into the air, reveal non-allied targets within a radius around her and allowing her to drop to one of those targets or land back to where she originally sprang up from. Extremely high cool-down, this ability is most often used to catch up to fleeing enemies or escape from problems. However, remember you can only jump to non-allied targets, so if there are no non-allied targets in your path of escape, then you can't Rappel to safety.


Tips and Tricks - Cocoon and Rappel




Spider Form
(R)
Transforms Elise into a spider or vice versa. In each form Elise has 3 abilities, so it's obvious that one should use up all of her abilities in Human Form, allowing them to go on cool-down before switching over to Spider Form. The cool-downs of each individual skill only affects that skill itself, so if you use Neurotoxin and transform into Spider Form, Venomous Bite will be available for use.


Tips and Tricks - Spider Form


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Skill Sequence and Combos



Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Start off with either your Q or your W, depending on what you feel like. Volatile Spiderling / Skittering Frenzy will provide a more sustained start while Neurotoxin / Venomous Bite will help you kill the big monster faster. At level 3, you should have 1 point in all your abilities. This is when Elise becomes very powerful because she essentially has 6 skills available for use in her arsenal. Max your Q since it has the lowest cool-down of all her skills and is the most reliable damage source. W is maxed second for just about the same reasons. Take a point into your ultimate whenever possible, as the extra spiderling and magic damage in Spider Form should not be passed up.



For combos, you should always start in Human Form. Neurotoxin should be the first damage ability you cast. If you can't get a clear shot on Volatile Spiderling, you can throw Volatile Spiderling anywhere where it won't hit anything, since it's most accurate when thrown onto the opponent with Venomous Bite. Otherwise, cast Volatile Spiderling towards your target next. Use Cocoon when you feel most comfortable it will land; whether it be close-up or far away where you are not visible. Once your Q, W and E have been used in Human Form, transform and Venomous Bite your target. Use Skittering Frenzy to continue applying more damage. Rappel is there when your opponent trys to get away or when you yourself need to make an escape, but don't use it randomly without reason. The best time to use Rappel is when your opponent attempts to escape with Flash, then you can close the gap without having to burn your own Flash. Do note that once you use Rappel, it has a very high cool-down so you won't have any escape other than Flash once you use it.


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Items


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The items are what defines Elise's role. Building damage means you're more prone to being ripped into pieces faster. Based on the current meta, we want to be building a relatively defensive and supportive spider so that our carries get to do all the damage for us while we keep them alive or take out theirs. Let's take a closer look the build.


x5
Machete + Potions


x3
Elixir + Potions + Ward


x2
Doran's Ring + Potions
Most of the time you'd want to take Hunter's Machete with potions for insanely good clear times. The Health Potions will allow you to recover health from camps but usually from gank or countering attempts. Elixir of Brilliance is more of a balls-deep move that is greatly effective for counter-jungling and dealing a lot more damage in ganks. Doran's Ring is also a decent option to start which gives a good mix of mana sustain and damage output but with less Health Potions to spare. Any option that doesn't start with Hunter's Machete will delay your Spirit Stone if you ever intend to get it. For trinkets, start Sweeping Lens for ganking and lane camping or Warding Totem for counter-jungling and map vision.



Sorcs + Spirit Stone + Ward(s)



Ancient Golem OR
Spectral Wraith




Aegis of the Legion
On your first back grab Sorcerer's Shoes and Spirit Stone. If you can't afford them both, just get a Spirit Stone and work your way to Sorcerer's Shoes. This helps increase your mobility, clear speed and damage with magic penetration. As a jungler, moving around the map quickly and efficiently is very important. Remember to buy Stealth Wards every time you recall if you have the gold. It helps provide vision in needed locations so that you can secure kills, warn allies, etc. Eventually you'll want to turn that Spirit Stone into either Spirit of the Ancient Golem which provides health and cool-down reduction for durability or Spirit of the Spectral Wraith which provides more damage that really isn't necessary unless you and your team are in a huge lead. Get Aegis of the Legion quickly to help boost your teams effectiveness in skirmishes and fights or Haunting Guise for more damage in ganks.



Locket of the Iron Solari



Haunting Guise



Giant's Belt
Finish your Locket of the Iron Solari/ when possible. This will definitely make a huge impact on your allies by giving them an additional shield for survivability in any situation. During the mid game, you can opt for a Haunting Guise for additional health, ability power and magic damage to become more threatening with your abilities. You can also choose to go for a Giant's Belt which you can later on build into Rylai's Crystal Scepter for damage, durability and slows on all your damaging spells. Works great with Liandry's Torment's passive.



Liandry's Torment



Abyssal Scepter



Frozen Heart



Oracle's Lens
Complete your Haunting Guise if necessary into a Liandry's Torment for even more damage and health. This is not always necessary if you have other options you would like to finish first. An Abyssal Scepter not only boosts your own damage, but reduces enemy magic resistance so that other magic damage dealers on your team may inflict more pain! Don't forget it also grants magic resistance to the wearer so you can take less magic damage. Finish off with Frozen Heart to reduce cool-downs, boost armor, obtain more mana and reduce the attack speed of your foes. Extremely great item to reduce the effectiveness of your opponents whose main source of damage is basic attacks. For enchantments, Enchantment: Alacrity or Enchantment: Homeguard are your best options. Alacrity helps you boost your movement speed in general so that you can stick to your targets while Homeguard is effective for defending the base or for quick recoveries.





Liandry's Torment is almost always a must on Elise, with the stats it gives. Health, ability power, magic penetration and a devastating passive. Some players may just stick with Haunting Guise and sell it later in the game if they don't feel like continuing onwards.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter has great synergy with Liandry's Torment and provides substantial health, ability power and a useful passive that gives Elise more crowd-control to help her team out. Exceptionally powerful.
Abyssal Scepter grants magic resistance and ability power, meaning more damage coming from you and less magic damage taken. Emits an aura that reduces opponents magic resistance, so even more magic damage coming out from not just you, but your team as well!
Zhonya's Hourglass provides a huge amount of ability power and a decent amount of armor. For players looking for more damage because their team isn't doing enough, they may consider this one. Its active is extremely useful if used correctly, otherwise the opposing team will just run straight through you and annihilate your team.







The first two items were discussed already in the Damage section, so we can skip those.
Randuin's Omen is an extremely great item on Elise, and can replace Frozen Heart when needed. It gives a good amount of both health and armor, while slowing the attack speed and movement speed of any champion who dares land a basic attack on you. Activating this item also reduces movement speed of non-allied champions around you, meaning you can potentially slow their entire team if you're in the center of them. Also works great with Liandry's Torment.
Warmog's Armor should normally only be taken if your opposing team deals relatively equal amounts of both physical and magic damage. This item is extremely poor against team compositions with health shredding items or abilities. However, it gives the most amount of health in the game and combined with Juggernaut and your other resistances, this choice is exceptional.
Sunfire Cape is a fairly iffy item choice, and usually wouldn't be taken despite it dealing magic damage to surrounding targets because it only gives an decent amount of health and armor. It's not the best choice for Elise when it comes to health or armor, since Randuin's Omen is a better choice.
Locket of the Iron Solari gives a decent amount of health, but not the real reason why we buy it. A support item on a durable champion means its aura will be hanging around a lot longer than if it were on a squishy support.







Apart from the already discussed items, Frozen Heart is an ideal item on Elise which is why its very generic. Not only does it give unreal amounts of armor and cool-down reduction (the mana is alright I guess), the unique aura reduces the opponents attack speed by a huge amount! Since it's an aura unlike Randuin's Omen's passive that requires an opponent to land a basic attack on you, its very effect on teams that deal a lot of physical damage and require a lot of basic attacks for damage output.
Thornmail should only ever be gotten if the entire opposing team is physical damage. Not only that, each of them have to be doing a good portion of damage in order for Thornmail to be super effective. Otherwise, this item is an alright choice.





Banshee's Veil gives a good amount of magic resistance as well as health. It also provides a spell shield onto its wearer, making it a very good item to deal with nasty abilities. However, most players that are anything above decent can play around this, so be warned when getting this item.
Twin Shadows is a very overlooked item. With the stats it gives and its cost, its a really good item early and mid game. A decent amount of ability power, magic resistance and even movement speed. The items active is also very good for hunting down prey or scouting the area. Definitely an effective item, but falls off later into the game. If you get this item and you hit very late into the game, consider selling this for something else.
Spirit Visage is also a great item to get on Elise. The health it provides is exceptional, along with good amounts of cool-down reduction and magic resistance. The unique passive on the other hand does not help Elise much, other than Skittering Frenzy which makes a difference. Even so, this item deserves some mention for the other stats it gives along with the magic resistance.



Damage



Health



Armor



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Gameplay



After going through all the setups for Elise, let's look at her gameplay. This is the most important section for learning how to actually play Elise.


On Elise, if you are not invading, start either Ancient Golem or Elder Lizard depending on play-style. Ancient Golem is the standard start as you want more mana regeneration and cool-down reduction to clear the monster camps faster. Starting Elder Lizard is not usually recommended unless you're going for more damage on your ganks and your counter-jungling. Remember to constantly check your allies and their laning phase as it's very important that they perform well. For example, if you see a lane that is losing on your side, you'd probably want to go help them out. Even if they are doing well, watch out for the enemy jungler and predict where they'll gank. This is where Stealth Wards and Warding Totems can be very helpful. Otherwise, Sweeping Lens are great for babysitting a lane.

Move yourself backwards in order to have the spiderlings take the hits.


After gaining levels and building items, remember to focus on the primary objectives: Kills, Turrets and Dragon. Kills are obvious. Turrets and Dragon give a huge amount of gold for your team, so being able to take objectives will most certainly help the game. Remember to constantly buy wards. As a jungler, giving vision to your team is definitely of utmost importance. Warding areas such as dragon, baron, tri-bushes and outside the wraith camp are great areas that people go by a lot. Pay a lot of attention to bottom lane, since it's closest to Dragon and forcing your opponents to recall or killing them allows for an easy Dragon setup without much competition.


What comes in the late game that is new includes Baron and Major Team Fights. Of course, team fights can occur any time during a game, but most of the major ones that will decide the outcome of game will happen when players have ridiculously high death timers (which is late into the game). Team fights will be discussed in the team fight section. The important of a team fight however is not just the outcome of it, but what you do after as well. For example, if you ace the enemy team with three players still relatively healthy, don't go back and buy items! Use this time to push down lanes, destroy turrets/inhibitors/nexus, and/or take down Baron. As a jungler, again, remember to have wards on key locations. Avoid getting caught by the enemy team and use Greater Lens or Oracle's Lens to remove opposing vision of key locations. Eventually you may find the opportunity to start a major fight and with any luck, your team will come up on top and win the game.


Ganking is both very simple and effective. The first thing to point out is Cocoon: DO NOT MISS THIS SKILL! It is a huge stun and will basically decide how the gank will work out. Take as much time as you can to aim this skill, and like what was said before, even if you have to walk up to melee range to ensure it hits, do so. Always start with Neurotoxin following up with Volatile Spiderling towards your target. Switch into Spider Form and follow up with Venomous Bite and Skittering Frenzy. Only Rappel if they Flash/use an escape ability, as it doesn't deal any extra damage anyways. With a bit of practice and skill-shot aiming, your ganks should work out very well majority of the time.

Remember not to be seen by the opponent you're ganking and time your entry well.

Landing your Cocoon is crucial in ganks, and unleashing your combo will rip your targets health.


As for team fights, making sure you start one correctly is a key fact. Obvious reasons for why you'd want to start a team fight is if you know you have two or more ultimates available in your team to use, your team currently out-numbers what they have around, or your opponents are severely clumped up or out of position. Do remember that your opponents may also start the fight, and that you may not be the one to start a fight on your team. Elise does not have any area-of-effect crowd-control abilities, so she's quite lackluster in team fights. However, with items such as Locket of the Iron Solari, Frozen Heart/ Randuin's Omen, Abyssal Scepter or Rylai's Crystal Scepter, you can make that up easily. Your goal in a team fight is to stick to the enemy carries and deal as much damage to them or help peel off enemies from your own carries, depending whether your opponents carry is more scary than yours or vice versa. Most of the time you'll want to be sticking to your opposing carries as your combo will devastate their health bar. Because Elise has such great base damage, with only a few ability power items and a lot of magic penetration, you will be dealing a lot of damage to their squishies while being very durable for your team.

Protecting your carries or removing the other teams is key to success, so even if you die, if your carry is still alive and hurting then the team is in a good position.

An example of sticking onto your opponents carry.


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Elise Videos



A lot of people (including myself) learn best through watching instead of reading. This section allows you to witness Elise's potential and impact in a game. So now let's stop reading and start watching.




To start off, this is probably one of the most fundamental videos for learning how to play Elise, with a replay of KT Rolster Bullets KaKAO in a solo queue high-leveled match. Click the spoiler below for an in-depth analysis of his decisions during the video.


Video Analysis #1 - KT Rolster Bullets KaKAO






Here is a replay of SKT T1 Bengi playing Elise in the Korean Challenger tier. The previous video was a simple snowball and in this game we find that Bengi is able to make a comeback even after starting the game behind. A good point of this video is that you can only see Elise's team on the replay, so you don't know where the enemy players are at all times, making it realistic to learn from.
Do note that this video is not up to date as it is a Season 3 video. Watch mainly for gameplay!


Video Analysis #2 - SKT T1 Bengi


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Conclusion



I just want to say thank you all for supporting me! It wasn't easy making this guide, and I for sure have to say that this has been one of the most difficult yet beautiful guide I have ever created. It has been a great learning experience for myself, and definitely had to endure a lot of pain through making it this far. Promising not to give up even at the worst of times. In the end, I have to say I am very satisfied. As always, remember to leave comments, complaints, concerns and opinions in the comments so that I can improve the guide. Being helpful and inspiring is a huge dream for me, and I do hope that I can continue on being as helpful as I can be!


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LOG





December 28, 2013 - Guide Released
January 11, 2014 - Added the Elise Videos section, included images in Gameplay and updated items