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.
Save an interrupt ability for when Janna uses her ultimate.
Listen for the charge up sound on Howling Gale in case Janna is trying to hit you with it from off screen or from brush.
Janna's at her strongest when buffing another ally. If you can harass her ally, it will weaken her ability to fight you.
The stat comparisons shown on this page show several critical Elise vs. Janna counter stats that may help us interpret the differences between the pair. For instance, Elise’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Janna’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Elise may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Janna. This observation is in large part caused by the difference in kills.
Elise usually has a much larger longest kill spree than her counter does. Commonly, she receives more damage than Janna. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the champion with increased health has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Elise usually fairs equally well when taking on Janna, with a 49.6% win rate. Therefore, Elise makes an ok counter for Janna.
While Elise does have a lower winrate than Janna, when on opposite teams, Elise also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more complex champion to develop with. You should be careful when picking Elise into Jannaas her relative depth means you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Elise has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Janna. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Elise vs Janna matchups, Janna is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.
Elise is a somewhat poor counter to Janna. Make sure you focus your actions on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Elise against Janna.
To learn all of the intricacies of Elise in order to counter Janna during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats presented here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Elise most often accumulates more CS compared to Janna. Champs who on average don't take much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers shown here to do well.
The most crucial items to use in your Elise versus Janna build consist of Night Harvester, Void Staff, and Shadowflame. When Elise combined at least these three items in her build, she performed much better when facing Janna than with most other typical builds. In fact, Elise boasted an average winrate of 49.6% when countering Janna with these items in her kit.
To have the greatest chance of beating Janna as Elise, you should take the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Triumph, and Coup de Grace runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players picked for Elise vs Janna matchups, this mixture of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 49.6% win rate overall.
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