How to Win Elise vs Graves Counter Matchup Elise is in the s tier of champions

Elise vs Graves

How to Beat Graves as Elise in LoL Graves is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Graves as Elise

based on 1,027 Elise vs Graves matchups
Win Rate
52.3 %
K/D/A
2.74
Pick Rate
4.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter statistics from the millions of recently ranked League of Legends games that we analyze every week. This guide on how to beat Graves as Elise came out of an analysis of 1027 ranked rounds where both champs faced off against one another. This champion matchup is fairly uncommon. Elise fights Graves in only 4.1% of her matches.

Elise vs Graves Matchup Summary

Elise has done a good job of beating Graves. Normally, she wins a fantastic 52.3% of matches the champions face off with one another in. In Elise versus Graves rounds, Elise’s side is 0.2% more likely to get first blood, implying that she probably will get first blood versus Graves.

Best Elise vs Graves Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Dark SealSorcerer's Shoes

Core Elise Items

~22 Mins
Night HarvesterZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Void StaffLich Bane

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Elise to level up q
>
Second ability for Elise to level up w
>
Last skill for Elise to max out e

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Cheap ShotEyeball CollectionRelentless Hunter
Precision TriumphCoup de Grace
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Elise's passive ability p
Elise q ability q
Elise w ability w
Elise e ability e
Elise's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
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Q
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W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Graves as Elise

Tips for Playing as Elise against Graves

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.

Advice to Win Against Graves

Leaving the Smoke Screen's area of effect removes the harmful effect immediately.

Graves deals mostly physical damage so Armor is an effective counter.

Elise vs Graves Counter Stats

Elise Image
Win Rate
52.3 %
VS
Win Rate
47.7 %
Graves Image
7.3
< Kills >
6.7
5.4
< Deaths >
5.7
7.5
< Assists >
6.7
1.64
< Killing Sprees >
1.54
35
< Minions Killed >
73
1.35
< Dragons Killed >
1.2
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.49
1,334
< Physical Damage >
17,208
15,488
< Magic Damage >
895
1,197
< True Damage >
1,279
18,021
< Damage Dealt >
19,384
25,489
< Damage Taken >
26,052
11,023
< Gold Earned >
12,474
1.86
< Towers >
1.93
0.33
< Baron Takedowns >
0.3
8,235
< Total Healing >
8,304
12,207
< Experience >
13,551
23
< Vision Score >
31
6
< Wards Placed >
9
149
< Time Dealing CC >
438

How to Counter Graves with Elise in LoL

The stats provided here underscore some critical Elise against Graves counter statistics that can help us grasp the differences and similarities between this pair of champions. As an example, Elise’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Graves’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Elise may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Graves..

Elise usually has a similar longest kill spree as her opponent does. Commonly, she takes a similar amount of damage to Graves. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Elise and Graves

Damage Types Compared

Elise
Graves
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Elise
Graves

Who is Better, Elise or Graves?

Both LoL champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Elise usually wins when taking on Graves, with a 52.3% win rate. As a result, Elise makes a good counter for Graves.

While Elise does have a higher win rate compared to Graves, when they face off with one another, Elise also has a much greater learning curve that makes her a more time consuming champion to develop with. You should be be fine when picking Elise into Gravesas her relative depth means you may not be able to reach her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Elise also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Graves. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Elise vs Graves matchups, Elise is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Elise is an above average counter for Graves. Make sure you focus your gameplay on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Elise against Graves.

Additional Information for Elise Players

How We Calculated Our Elise vs Graves Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Graves as Elise, we analyzed 1,027 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Graves as Elise comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to truly master Elise to counter Graves during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions displayed here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Elise often accumulates less CS as Graves. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The top items to focus on in your Elise versus Graves build consist of Night Harvester, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Elise combined at least these three pieces in her build, she did much better vs Graves than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Elise boasted an average win rate of 52.3% when playing against Graves with this build.

To have the best chance of defeating Graves as Elise, Elise players should use 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 builds that we analyzed for Elise vs Graves counterpicks, this order of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 52.3% winrate overall.

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