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

Elise vs Kayn

How to Beat Kayn as Elise in LoL Kayn is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Kayn as Elise

based on 1,588 Elise vs Kayn matchups
Win Rate
47.6 %
K/D/A
2.5
Pick Rate
6.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter statistics from the millions of recently ranked League of Legends matches that we evaluate each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Kayn as Elise came out of an evaluation of 1588 ranked games where both champions battled each other. This particular counter pairing is relatively uncommon. Elise has to counter Kayn in only 6.4% of her rounds.

Elise vs Kayn Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Elise has done a dismal job of countering Kayn. Typically, she wins a lowly 47.6% of matches the champs fight each other in. In Elise versus Kayn matches, Elise’s team is 0.1% more likely to earn first blood, implying that she most likely will be able to get first blood versus Kayn.

Best Elise vs Kayn Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Dark SealSorcerer's Shoes

Core Elise Items

~22 Mins
Night HarvesterVoid StaffShadowflame

Optional Items

Lich BaneZhonya's HourglassMorellonomiconNashor's Tooth

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 Electrocute Cheap ShotEyeball CollectionRelentless Hunter
Sorcery Nimbus CloakWaterwalking
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
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Kayn as Elise

Tips for Playing as Elise against Kayn

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 Kayn

When Kayn is in terrain near you, you will get a visual warning on the edge of the terrain he's in.

Umbral Trespass requires Kayn to damage a target first. Try to dodge Blade's Reach to deny him a long range cast of Umbral Trespass.

Damage Kayn while he's in Shadow Step to shorten its duration, or apply hard crowd control (stun, charm, knockup, etc) to end Shadow Step immediately.

Elise vs Kayn Counter Stats

Elise Image
Win Rate
47.6 %
VS
Win Rate
52.4 %
Kayn Image
7.4
< Kills >
7.3
6
< Deaths >
6.3
7.6
< Assists >
7.5
1.69
< Killing Sprees >
1.65
38
< Minions Killed >
42
1.31
< Dragons Killed >
1.34
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.41
1,436
< Physical Damage >
18,047
16,614
< Magic Damage >
625
1,489
< True Damage >
1,273
19,540
< Damage Dealt >
19,946
26,899
< Damage Taken >
35,576
11,231
< Gold Earned >
12,241
1.74
< Towers >
1.41
0.31
< Baron Takedowns >
0.29
8,140
< Total Healing >
15,086
12,570
< Experience >
13,724
24
< Vision Score >
19
6
< Wards Placed >
5
149
< Time Dealing CC >
281

How to Counter Kayn with Elise in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here emphasize several vital Elise against Kayn counter stats that can help us distinguish the differences between this set of champions. For instance, Elise’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Kayn’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Elise may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Kayn..

Elise often has a similar longest kill spree as her opponent does. On average, she receives less damage than Kayn. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the champion with higher health has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Elise and Kayn

Damage Types Compared

Elise
Kayn
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Elise
Kayn

Who is Better, Elise or Kayn?

Both League champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Elise usually loses when facing off against Kayn, with a 47.6% win rate. Therefore, Elise makes a poor counter for Kayn.

While Elise does have a lower win rate compared to Kayn, when they face off with one another, Elise also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more complex champ to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Elise into Kaynas her relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Elise also has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Kayn. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Elise vs Kayn matchups, Kayn is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Elise is a bad counter for Kayn. Make sure you focus your tactics on increasing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Elise against Kayn.

Additional Information for Elise Players

How We Calculated Our Elise vs Kayn Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kayn as Elise, we analyzed 1,588 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 Kayn 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 learn all of the intricacies of Elise to counter Kayn during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions displayed above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Elise often gets a similar amount of CS compared to Kayn. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values reported on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to use in your Elise versus Kayn build include Night Harvester, Void Staff, and Shadowflame. When Elise bought at least these three pieces in her build, she performed much better when facing Kayn than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Elise had an average win rate of 47.6% when countering Kayn with this build.

To have the greatest likelihood of coming out on top against Kayn as Elise, you should equip the Electrocute, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Nimbus Cloak, and Waterwalking runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Elise vs Kayn counters, this combination of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 47.6% win rate overall.

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