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

Elise vs Malzahar

How to Beat Malzahar as Elise in LoL Malzahar is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Malzahar as Elise

based on 577 Elise vs Malzahar matchups
Win Rate
48.7 %
K/D/A
2.53
Pick Rate
2.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of ranked League of Legends games each and every week. Within our data, Elise engaged Malzahar 577 times. Including so many matchups for Elise vs Malzahar provides us a lot of confidence in our capability to prepare useful stats and a solid build to destroy Malzahar. This champ matchup is somewhat rare. Elise is forced to battle against Malzahar in only 2.3% of her matches.

Elise vs Malzahar Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Elise has done a dismal job of beating Malzahar. Normally, she wins a acceptable 48.7% of games the champions clash against each other in. In Elise versus Malzahar games, Elise’s side is 0.2% more probable to earn first blood, indicating that she most likely will get first blood versus Malzahar.

Best Elise vs Malzahar 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

MorellonomiconVoid StaffLich Bane

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
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W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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W
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Q
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W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Malzahar as Elise

Tips for Playing as Elise against Malzahar

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 Malzahar

Malzahar is especially dangerous when he has built up his Void Swarm.

Avoid minion waves that have been affected by Malefic Visions. You never know when they may die and pass the Visions onto you.

When Malzahar hits a spell on enemies affected by Malefic Visions, the Visions are refreshed.

Elise vs Malzahar Counter Stats

Elise Image
Win Rate
48.7 %
VS
Win Rate
51.3 %
Malzahar Image
7.4
< Kills >
5
5.9
< Deaths >
5.5
7.5
< Assists >
7.3
1.71
< Killing Sprees >
1.13
40
< Minions Killed >
178
1.32
< Dragons Killed >
0.11
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.58
1,431
< Physical Damage >
600
15,458
< Magic Damage >
20,149
1,342
< True Damage >
549
18,232
< Damage Dealt >
21,299
26,805
< Damage Taken >
17,206
11,267
< Gold Earned >
11,574
1.74
< Towers >
2.29
0.28
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
8,106
< Total Healing >
1,195
12,703
< Experience >
14,454
23
< Vision Score >
19
6
< Wards Placed >
9
150
< Time Dealing CC >
452

How to Counter Malzahar with Elise in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here clarify some influential Elise versus Malzahar matchup stats that may help you understand the differences and similarities between this set of champs. As an example, Elise’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Malzahar’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Elise may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Malzahar..

Elise usually has a slightly larger longest kill spree than her counter does. On average, she receives more damage than Malzahar. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the champ with more HP has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Elise and Malzahar

Damage Types Compared

Elise
Malzahar
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Elise
Malzahar

Who is Better, Elise or Malzahar?

Both League champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Elise usually loses when playing against Malzahar, with a 48.7% win rate. Thus, Elise makes a bad counter to Malzahar.

While Elise does have a lower win rate compared to Malzahar, when facing one another, Elise also has a much greater difficulty level that makes her a more time consuming champ to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Elise into Malzaharas her relative depth means you may not be able to reach her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Elise also has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Malzahar. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, 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 Malzahar matchups, Malzahar is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Elise is a somewhat poor counter for Malzahar. You will do well by focussing your tactics on keeping up your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Elise against Malzahar.

Additional Information for Elise Players

How We Calculated Our Elise vs Malzahar Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Malzahar as Elise, we analyzed 577 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 Malzahar 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 Malzahar during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Elise most often gets a lot less CS relative to Malzahar. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Elise versus Malzahar build include Night Harvester, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Elise incorporated at least these three items in her build, she performed much better when facing Malzahar than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Elise boasted an average winrate of 48.7% when countering Malzahar with this counter build.

To have the best chance of vanquishing Malzahar as Elise, Elise players should take the Electrocute, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Nimbus Cloak, and Waterwalking runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune sets players picked for Elise vs Malzahar counterpicks, this composite of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 48.7% win rate overall.

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