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By NeeksNaman [1]

This patch, we'll welcome a champion with a lot of history into the League of Legends lineup: Elise, the Spider Queen. Originally concepted over three years ago, Elise proved to be a challenging champion to fully realize. Finally coming together as a transform champion, Elise has the ability to assume the form of either a regal mage or a deadly spider assassin.

Like all transform champions, successfully playing Elise Elise involves balancing two distinct kits. More than any of her counterparts, however, the Spider Queen's two forms embody distinct, but complimentary roles. Unlike Jayce Jayce, whose kit emphasizes flowing smoothly between Transform- Mercury Cannon.png ranged and Transform- Mercury Hammer.png melee skillsets, or Nidalee Nidalee, who uses her Aspect of the Cougar.png cougar mobility to split push and create distance for her Javelin Toss.png long ranged attacks, Elise's two ability sets separate definitively into mage and assassin roles.

In her Elise human mage form, Elise specializes in keeping her distance using low-cooldown nukes and crowd control abilities. Her spells emphasize wearing down high-health targets in preparation for a brutal finish in spider form. At the heart of this gameplay is Neurotoxin.png Neurotoxin which deals damage based on the opponent's current health. While in this form, she also generates a Spider Queen.png spiderling each time she casts a spell. Upon Spider Form.png transformation into a spider, she summons these Spider Queen.png spiderlings to fight alongside her. Investing the time to build up your minion count is essential to performing a perfect assassination.

Once she's switched to her Spider Form.png spider assassin form, Elise's kit takes on an entirely different theme. She gains a number of bonuses to her melee capabilities, and her Spider Queen.png spiderlings become active to help rapidly damage an opponent. Using Rappel.png Rappel, she can ascend above the battlefield, vanishing from sight and becoming untargetable for a short duration. Once she's suspended, she can lower herself upon a nearby target, surrounding them with Spider Queen.png spiderlings. Boosting her minions' Attack Speed with Skittering Frenzy.png Skittering Frenzy can quickly burst down a surrounded enemy, leaving them vulnerable to execution with Venomous Bite.png Venomous Bite.

Using both spider and human form effectively is the key to making the most out of the Spider Queen. Having the good judgment to stay safe in your mage form while you fight to create the opportunity for a clean spider kill will make or break your success on the Fields of Justice.

Champion Spotlight
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Elise Champion Spotlight

Recommended Items
Summoner's Rift
Starting Health Potion item2 Doran&#039;s Ring item Warding Totem item
Essential Sorcerer&#039;s Shoes item Haunting Guise item Rylai&#039;s Crystal Scepter item
Offensive Liandry&#039;s Torment item Void Staff item Abyssal Scepter item
Defensive Locket of the Iron Solari item Frozen Heart item Randuin&#039;s Omen item
Consumables Health Potion item Vision Ward item Elixir of Sorcery item
Summoner's Rift (Jungler)
Starting Hunter&#039;s Talisman item Health Potion item2 Warding Totem item
Essential Stalker&#039;s Blade (Runeglaive) item Sorcerer&#039;s Shoes item Rylai&#039;s Crystal Scepter item
Offensive Liandry&#039;s Torment item Void Staff item Abyssal Scepter item
Defensive Locket of the Iron Solari item Frozen Heart item Randuin&#039;s Omen item
Consumables Health Potion item Vision Ward item Elixir of Sorcery item
Howling Abyss
Starting Amplifying Tome item Doran&#039;s Ring item Ruby Crystal item Health Potion item3
Essential Liandry&#039;s Torment item Sorcerer&#039;s Shoes item Rylai&#039;s Crystal Scepter item
Offensive Rabadon&#039;s Deathcap item Void Staff item Luden&#039;s Echo item
Defensive Zhonya&#039;s Hourglass item Banshee&#039;s Veil item Dead Man&#039;s Plate item
Consumables Oracle&#039;s Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item
Crystal Scar
Starting Boots of Speed item Prospector&#039;s Ring item Health Potion item3
Early Sorcerer&#039;s Shoes item Haunting Guise item Needlessly Large Rod item
Essential Liandry&#039;s Torment item Luden&#039;s Echo item Rylai&#039;s Crystal Scepter item
Standard Wooglet&#039;s Witchcap item Void Staff item
Situational Abyssal Scepter item Frozen Heart item Spirit Visage item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran&#039;s Ring item Refillable Potion item
Essential Sorcerer&#039;s Shoes item Rylai&#039;s Crystal Scepter item Wooglet&#039;s Witchcap item
Offensive Haunting Guise item Void Staff item
Defensive Frozen Heart item Abyssal Scepter item Randuin&#039;s Omen item
Consumables Health Potion item

Tips

Playing As Elise Elise
Playing Against Elise Elise
  • Elise's Spider Form.png Spider Form is more dangerous when you are at low health, and her Elise Human Form more potent when you are at high health.
  • Rappel.png Rappel will only move Elise straight up and down unless she can descend upon an enemy unit.
  • Rappel.png Rappel has a long cooldown. Elise is vulnerable after she has used it.

Tricks

Ability Usage
Item Usage
  • Elise has fairly low AP scalings but good base damage. So it's often better to focus on cooldown reduction for better damage, or tankiness so you can stay in combat longer.
  • An On-hit build (Nashor&#039;s Tooth item.png Nashor's Tooth and/or Wit&#039;s End item.png Wit's End) also works very well as her spider form grants bonus magic damage, and her Skittering Frenzy.png Skittering Frenzy is a very large attack speed boost. However doing this makes her human form less effective.
  • Lich Bane item.png Lich Bane is an effective item for Elise Elise, as it grants some damage after every spell.
  • Zhonya&#039;s Hourglass item.png Zhonya's Hourglass is another defensive item which gives you more damage. Also its active ability can save you in difficult situations, synergizing well with the short time of disappearance from your Rappel.png Rappel. The spiderlings aren't affected by the active, so they can inflict some extra damage during the stasis.
  • Due to how spammable her abilities can be late game, building Rylai&#039;s Crystal Scepter item.png Rylai's Crystal Scepter on her would allow you to constantly slow your enemies especially in human form and increase your chances of survivability.
  • If you find yourself constantly running low on health, try to equip a Spirit Visage item.png Spirit Visage and an item that provides spell vamp (i.e. Hextech Gunblade item.png Hextech Gunblade, Will of the Ancients item.png Will of the Ancients) as this will increase the health you regain from Skittering Frenzy.png Skittering Frenzy.
Countering
  • Elise Elise's Spider Form.png Spider Form is more dangerous when you are at low health and her Spider Form.png Human Form more potent when you are at high health.
  • Rappel.png Rappel will only move Elise Elise straight up and down unless she can descend upon an enemy unit (including minions and neutral monsters).
  • Rappel.png Rappel has a long cooldown and she is vulnerable after she has used it.
  • Rappel.png Rappel can be cancelled if you use hard crowd control on her (such as the knock-up from Jarvan IV's Dragon Strike.png Dragon Strike) while she's on her rising animation, and it will cause her to immediately descend upon rising.
  • When you are targeted by Elise Elise's Rappel.png Rappel, she can be lured into turret range or other dangerous areas by moving there when she starts to go up, as she cannot cancel the ability once cast. A quick Flash.png Flash or dash ability is the most effective way to do this.

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