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Elise vs Leona

How to Beat Leona as Elise in LoL Leona is in the a tier of champions
Mage Fighter
Tank Support

How to Beat Leona as Elise

based on 588 Elise vs Leona matchups
Win Rate
47.1 %
K/D/A
2.58
Pick Rate
2.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked LoL matches that we analyze each week. Our guide on how to beat Leona as Elise resulted from an examination of 588 ranked rounds where both champs clashed against one another. This champ pairing is fairly rare. Elise encounters Leona in only 2.4% of her rounds.

Elise vs Leona Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Elise does a poor job of countering Leona. Typically, she wins a lowly 47.1% of the time the champions fight each other in. In Elise versus Leona games, Elise’s team is 0.0% more likely to gain first blood. This indicates that she most likely will be able to get first blood against Leona.

Best Elise vs Leona Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeSorcerer's Shoes

Core Elise Items

~22 Mins
Night HarvesterZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Lich BaneVoid Staff

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
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Leona as Elise

Tips for Playing as Elise against Leona

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 Leona

When Leona activates Eclipse, you have three seconds to get away from her before she deals damage.

Only foes in the center of Solar Flare get stunned, so you can often avoid this if you're quick.

Elise vs Leona Counter Stats

Elise Image
Win Rate
47.1 %
VS
Win Rate
52.9 %
Leona Image
7.2
< Kills >
2
5.9
< Deaths >
6.4
8
< Assists >
12.9
1.66
< Killing Sprees >
0.33
36
< Minions Killed >
35
1.24
< Dragons Killed >
0.02
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.43
1,350
< Physical Damage >
2,340
15,697
< Magic Damage >
3,989
1,314
< True Damage >
775
18,362
< Damage Dealt >
7,104
25,932
< Damage Taken >
21,225
11,113
< Gold Earned >
7,786
1.74
< Towers >
1.4
0.29
< Baron Takedowns >
0
7,902
< Total Healing >
1,824
12,381
< Experience >
10,233
23
< Vision Score >
48
6
< Wards Placed >
22
153
< Time Dealing CC >
118

How to Counter Leona with Elise in LoL

The stats provided here feature some important Elise against Leona matchup statistics that may help us interpret the differences and similarities between the two. Elise’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Leona’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Elise may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Leona. This observation is largely caused by the difference in kills.

Elise often has a much larger longest kill spree than her matchup does. Commonly, she receives more damage than Leona. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also indicate that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Elise and Leona

Damage Types Compared

Elise
Leona
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Elise
Leona

Who is Better, Elise or Leona?

Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Elise usually loses when taking on Leona, with a 47.1% win rate. Thus, Elise makes a bad counter for Leona.

While Elise does have a lower win rate compared to Leona, when on opposite teams, Elise also has a much greater learning curve that makes her a more complex character to learn and master. You should be very concerned when picking Elise into Leonaas her relative depth means you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Elise also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Leona. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Elise vs Leona matchups, Leona is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Elise is a trash counter to Leona. Focus your strategy on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Elise against Leona.

Additional Information for Elise Players

How We Calculated Our Elise vs Leona Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Leona as Elise, we analyzed 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 Leona 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 truly master Elise in order to counter Leona during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Elise on average gets a similar amount of CS relative to Leona. Champions who on average don't earn many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers reported here to do well.

The most crucial items to have in your Elise versus Leona build consist of Night Harvester, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Elise incorporated at least these three items in her build, she did significantly better vs Leona than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Elise boasted an average win rate of 47.1% when countering Leona with this build.

To have the best probability of beating Leona as Elise, Elise players should use 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 sets players picked for Elise vs Leona counterpicks, this mix of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 47.1% winrate overall.

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