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.
Try to think of Sand Soldiers as fire. Don't stand in the fire.
Azir relies on his soldiers to deal damage and can only move them so often. Try to capitalize on windows of time when his soldiers are stationary.
Azir has immense damage over a prolonged amount of time but lacks the upfront burst of other mages. Try to burst him out before he can turn a confrontation around.
The stat comparisons shown here show several valuable Elise vs. Azir matchup stats that may help us understand the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Elise’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Azir’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Elise may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Azir..
Elise usually has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her matchup does. Commonly, she receives more damage than Azir. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also illustrate that the champion with higher HP has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Elise usually fairs equally well when taking on Azir, with a 49.9% win rate. As a result, Elise makes an ok counter to Azir.
While Elise does have a lower winrate than Azir, when on opposite teams, Elise also has a greater level of difficulty that makes her a more difficult champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Elise into Aziras her relative depth means you may not be able to reach her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Elise also has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Azir. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Elise vs Azir matchups, Azir is the better champ with a similar win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.
Elise is a somewhat poor counter for Azir. Focus your play on keeping up your gold income and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Elise against Azir.
To learn all of the intricacies of Elise to counter Azir during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats displayed above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Elise typically gets a lot less CS as Azir. Champions who typically don't earn much CS often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need 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 have in your Elise versus Azir build consist of Night Harvester, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Elise combined at least these three pieces in her build, she did a lot better when fighting Azir than with many other typical builds. In fact, Elise boasted an average winrate of 49.9% when playing against Azir with this build.
To have the highest chance of coming out on top against Azir as Elise, Elise players should equip the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Triumph, and Coup de Grace runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Elise vs Azir matchups, this blending of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 49.9% win rate overall.
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