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.
Leaving the Smoke Screen's area of effect removes the harmful effect immediately.
Graves deals mostly physical damage so Armor is an effective counter.
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.
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.
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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