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.
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.
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.
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.
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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