Elise General Guide by 7072NamJaD
Not Updated For Current Season
Season 4 Elise Jungle 4.12
End Game Primary Items
Not Updated For Current Season
Hello one and all! My name is dajman2707 and I am a Gold III Jungle main. I first picked up Elise and absolutely loved playing her. I consider her to be one of my best junglers and decided to create this guide for the champion. Due to the changes to jungle items there are now multiple ways to build her and I look to go over the newer build many high elo junglers are using.
The Runes I selected I had looked off some professionals pages and here's what I found most useful. The attack speed marks are primarily for the clear in the jungle. Those with the AP glyphs and quints provide enough damage output to give a fast and healthy clear. The Armour marks are used for staying healthy in the jungle, in early ganks, and in 2v2 situations.
Greater Glyph of Ability Power
Greater Mark of Attack Speed
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
21/9/0 is the most effective way to get through one's jungle. It gives the damage both in auto attacks from the ad as well as ap for the abilities. Elise's Skittering Frenzy (Spider form W) is incredibly useful when you have just that extra ad for both the spiderlings and your own autos. Elise has one of the fastest clears compared to almost every other "Meta" jungler.
This section is going to break down the different ways to finish an Elise build.
The first item to finish is the Spirit of the Spectral Wraith and then your Sorcerer's Shoes. If you are ahead or even just not behind, when you finish those two items start on a Haunting Guise.
After picking up a haunting guise the build for Elise becomes highly skewed.
If you believe you need the health and the opposing team is not double AP, build either a Frozen Heart or a Randuin's Omen. The Frozen Heart provides very nice armor and Cooldown Reduction but the Randuin's gives you a nice burst of health. Following either of those items, and if they have at least one AP (no supports are not counted here) champion, build a Banshee's Veil. Now you should have 5 full items and the sixth item is all situation based. Some of the suggested items are above.
How you max elise is preference. I prefer maxing COCOON/RAPPEL (E) second but maxing her VOLATILE SPIDERLING/SKITTERING FRENZY (W) is also viable.
When in the jungle, Elise is top tier. Her ganks are exceptional as is her clear. When ganking as Elise early, start in human form and try to get a red buff slow onto the enemy laner by autoing them. Doing so gives you an easier time trying to hit your cocoon. Once you hit a cocoon early, it's either a guaranteed flash or a kill barring certain variables.
The general combo for elise is as follows:
(From human form) Auto - E - Q - W - R - Q - W
Elise's rappel can be highly effective in dodging enemy cc as well as jumping onto enemies for chasing purposes.
(Spider Form) E - click on enemy - Auto - Q - R - E - Q - W - Auto - R - Q
Thank you all for reading this guide. I hope it helps you play Elise and in jungling. :D Good Luck in Solo Queue and Goodbye!