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.
Katarina's abilities deal magic damage, so even if she's building Attack Damage items, get magic resistance to counter her.
Try to save a disable for when Katarina uses her Death Lotus.
The stats shown here show some influential Elise versus Katarina matchup stats that can help us grasp the distinctions between this pair of champions. As an example, Elise’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Katarina’s ratio of NaN, showing that Elise may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Katarina..
Elise usually has a similar longest kill spree as her opponent does. Typically, she takes a similar amount of damage to Katarina. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Elise usually loses when facing off against Katarina, with a 48.4% win rate. Thus, Elise makes a bad counter for Katarina.
While Elise does have a lower winrate than Katarina, when on opposite teams, Elise also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more time consuming champion to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Elise into Katarinaas her relative depth means you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Elise also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Katarina. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Elise vs Katarina matchups, Katarina is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.
Elise is a somewhat poor counter to Katarina. You will do well by focussing your actions on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Elise against Katarina.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Elise in order to counter Katarina during both the lane 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 tips presented above, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Elise typically gets a lot less CS as Katarina. Champs who on average don't get many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers displayed on this page to do well.
The best items to use in your Elise versus Katarina 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 when fighting Katarina than with many other common item sets. In fact, Elise boasted an average winrate of 48.4% battling Katarina with these items in her kit.
To have the best chance of coming out on top against Katarina as Elise, you 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 sets we have analyed for Elise vs Katarina counter picks, this combo of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 48.4% winrate overall.
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