Jungle - AP Assassin
Hey, I'm Chaz19. My smurfs are GetRektGGEzLife and Blame Yo Jungler (active account). I'm from EUW and Elise is my favourite and most played jungler. She is so versatile; she can be an offtank or a burst mage, which makes her so fun! Her early game ganks are very strong and she is also decent late game due to her % damage and 2 second stun. She is also great at duelling due to her spiderlings and sustain. Elise's key feature, though, is her insane early game.
Pros / Cons
Strong early game
Half of her abilities don't require mana
Can build AP Offtank or AP Assassin
Hard to master
Need to land your stun to succeed at ganks
I take magic pen marks for more overall damage and I don't think AS marks are needed because her clears are fine without them so it's better to go damage. Armour seals for protection in the jungle and against AD champs. I take Scaling MR Glyphs because you don't often face that much AP at low levels so scaling will suit much better for mid to late game. AP and AS Quints for damage and some sustain since she is an AP Assassin.
I use 12/18/0 on Elise now since they took out Strength of the Ages. I always liked the offensive style of Elise and only switched to SoA because it was so strong. This makes Elise an AP assassin which you should utilise by getting into skirmishes and ganking early as much as you can.
I start with the Hunter's Machete because it is stronger after the buffs and I buy a refillable potion because it saves a lot of money in the long run and it is all Elise really needs because of her natural sustain. If you do struggle with health and mana problems though, you could upgrade to Hunter's Potion.
As for core items, I take Tracker's Knife because I like to have vision control, hence why I take Oracle's; I can destroy enemy wards too. Obviously rush the AP jungle item (Runic Echoes) then buy Mobility Boots for easy roaming, then go for Rylai's since you will almost always be slowing you enemies - it also gives AP and lots of health, it's an amazing all round item for Elise.
At this stage, you can either go for more AP or start to go tanky, depending on how you and your team are doing. Liandries is almost a must-have since it gives health and offensiveness and Hextech Protobelt for the same reason. Then you can finish off tanky or offensive depending on how you are doing. Void is always nice to shred tanks and Randuin's or Visage are great tank items depending on the enemy team's damage type.
Jungling / Gameplan
Jungling path has changed for S7.
You should continue to look for ganks and skirmishes since this is where Elise excels. After you have boots and Rylai's you are a force to be reckoned with and people aren't going to get away from you.
You should try to do Rift Herald every game since you have spiderlings and built in %HP damage and sustain. It is very easy for Elise, though you do need a teammate of course. Similarly, you should try to take as many dragons as you can for the same reasons.
It can be hard to close out long games as Elise, since she does fall off slightly. You just have to land a stun on one of their carries and burst them down. You can also poke before teamfights with your Volatile Spiderling.
Elise is a really strong jungler right now, she is very fun and extremely rewarding to play. Good luck and have fun playing Elise!