Elise's Spider Form and Spider Form abilities do not cost mana and can be prioritized when you are trying to conserve mana.
When in Spider Form, Spiderlings will attack the target that Elise uses Venomous Bite on.
Spider Form is most effective at finishing off enemies with low health; Human Form's Neurotoxin does more damage to healthy foes.
The stat comparisons shown here feature several valuable Elise vs. Akshan counter statistics that may help us distinguish the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Elise’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Akshan’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Elise may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Akshan..
Elise typically has a similar longest kill spree as her enemy does. On average, she takes more damage than Akshan. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the champ with more health has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Elise usually loses when trying to fight Akshan, with a 47.3% win rate. Therefore, Elise makes a poor counter to Akshan.
While Elise does have a lower win rate compared to Akshan, when facing one another, Elise also has a much greater learning curve that makes her a more difficult champion to pick up and master. You should be very concerned when picking Elise into Akshanas her relative depth means that you may not be able to reach her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Elise has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Akshan. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Elise vs Akshan matchups, Akshan is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.
Elise is a terribly counter for Akshan. Focus your gameplay on increasing your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Elise against Akshan.
To truly master Elise to counter Akshan during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats displayed above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Elise on average picks up a lot less CS relative to Akshan. Champs who typically don't earn many minion kills often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.
The ideal items to use in your Elise versus Akshan build include Night Harvester, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Elise bought at least these three items in her build, she performed significantly better when fighting Akshan than with many other typical builds. In fact, Elise had an average win rate of 47.3% battling Akshan with this build.
To have the greatest likelihood of defeating Akshan as Elise, you should equip the Electrocute, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Nimbus Cloak, and Waterwalking runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Elise vs Akshan counters, this composite of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 47.3% winrate overall.
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