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Elise Build Guide by FakeOutCaptain
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Threats & Synergies
This guy is Easy to deal with put pressure on him early and ward over walls for laners to avoid them getting ulted on!
Another Easy match up for Elise just make sure to pressure this guy really early because he wont have the damage to fight back!
This guy is pretty easy to play against right now if you find him in his jungle pre 6 because he wont have his ultimate to use and run away from you like a coward!
This guy is a skill match up between the two of you but you can win as long as you dodge his Sonic wave (Q)
Just like Lee Sin this is a skill match up if you dodge her spear(Q)/Trap(W) she wont get a crazy amount of increased damage allowing you to be able to pick up a quick kill.
Stay Away at all costs unless you have a team mate to help you kill her she will squash you early!
This is another hard match up for elise because of udyr being very mobile its easy to miss the Cocoon to slow this guy down. Dont fight him without a team mate or being super ahead of him.
In the Ferocity tree you should be taking 5 points in Sorcery. This is a great mastery to take on Elise because she is a caster and her main damage sources come from her spells. Next in the Ferocity tree you should be taking Double Edged Sword because this amplifies her damage in both human and spider form. After that your next 5 points should be in Natural Talent to help you scale a little bit and give you some bonus damage as you get into the later parts of the game. After you have finished that your next step is to take Oppressor this amplifies your damage to champions by 2.5% that are impaired (Slowed,Stunned,Taunted,etc.)
In the Cunning tree you will want to start off by taking 5 points in Savagery to help your insane amount of jungle clear. Followed up by Runic Affinity to make your buffs last for as long as possible. After this you will want to take 5 points in Merciless because it increases your damage by 5% to champions under 40% health and with Elise's spider Q it allows her to execute people easily. After you will want to take your next point in Dangerous Game, this allows you to gain a little bit of life back from champion kills or assists. After Dangerous Game you will want to pick up 5 points of Precision this gives Elise some free armor / Magic Penetration which with her kit and her build path synergies really well. And finally as I said at the beginning of this chapter Thunderlord's Decree is your Keystone that you will want to go with.
With this in mind and the items I have chosen above items such as Sorc pen boots Abyssal Sceptor and Liandry's Torment give Elise the power to one combo a single carry out of the immediate fight.
The Reason Elise takes Tracker's Knife instead of Stalker's Blade is the way you should be playing Elise is you should be playing the Pick game which means basically you use your Tracker's Knife to give you vision around corners or in bushes and you use your Orcale's lens to deny enemy vision allowing you to get a quick catch from the fog of war.
Some Situational items you could take on Elise if you get super far ahead and there isn't any AP burst is Void Staff. Another couple items you could consider taking is Banner of Command to give your team some extra Magic Resist and Deadman's Plate to give you some extra Armor and health. Keep in mind if you swap out one of your damage items for these two defensive items you wont be able to Single combo a carry out of the fight but it will allow you to survive for a longer period of time.
Next you will want 9 Armor Seals as this is just basic jungle runes so that the jungle creatures don't rough you up!
Followed up by that are our 9 Ability Power Glyph's to give Elise some early damage for ganks to pick up some quick kills!
Lastly you will want to take 3 Attack Speed Quint's to help with jungle clear and sustain from your W passive!
Krug's Camp Start (Smite)
Blue Buff (Smite)
Gromp Camp Start (Smite)
Red Buff (Smite)
These are very basic early clear jungle paths you can opt to take the Wolf camp and Raptor camps while you are on the way to the opposite buff but keep in mind this will slow you down a bit and make your first gank come a little bit later.